Notice of Action: H.R. 5349 - To extend the Protect America Act of 2007 for 21 days

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

7:40 P.M.

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H.R. 5349     Judiciary; Select Committee on Intelligence      To extend the Protect America Act of 2007 for 21 days

The Committee granted, by a vote of 7-4, a closed rule providing for consideration of H.R. 5349, which extends the Protect America Act of 2007 for 21 days.  The rule provides for 60 minutes of debate, with 40 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on the Judiciary and 20 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.

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 that the bill shall be considered as read.  The rule waives all points of order against provisions of the bill.  The rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.  Finally, the rule permits the Chair, during consideration of the bill, to postpone further consideration of it to a time designated by the Speaker.