Notice of Action: H.R. 5116

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

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H.R. 5116 

Science and Technology; Education and Labor

America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010

The Committee granted, by a non-record vote, a structured rule providing for consideration of H.R. 5116, the “America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010.”  The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill except those arising under clause 9 or 10 of rule XXI.  The rule provides 1 hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Science and Technology.  The rule provides that the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Science and Technology modified by the amendment printed in part A of the Rules Committee report shall be considered as an original bill for the purpose of amendment and shall be considered as read.  The rule waives all points of order against the amendment in the nature of a substitute except those arising under clause 10 of rule XXI. The rule makes in order only those amendments printed in part B of this report, and the amendments en bloc described in section 3. The amendments made in order may be offered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a Member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question.  All points of order against the amendments printed in part B of the report or amendments en bloc are waived except those arising under clause 9 or 10 of rule XXI.  The rule provides that the chair of the Committee on Committee on Science and Technology or his designee may offer amendments en bloc consisting of amendments printed in part B of the report not earlier disposed of. Amendments en bloc shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for 40 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Committee on Science and Technology or their designees, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question. The original proponent of an amendment included in such amendments en bloc may insert a statement in the Congressional Record immediately before the disposition of the amendments en bloc.  The rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.  The rule provides that the Chair may entertain a motion that the Committee rise only if offered by the chair of the Committee on Science and Technology or his designee.  Finally, the rule provides that the Chair may not entertain a motion to strike out the enacting words of the bill.