Notice of Action: H.R. 5351 - Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation Tax Act of 2008

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

5:20 P.M.

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H.R. 5351           Ways and Means           Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation Tax of 2008

The Committee granted, by a voice vote, a structured rule providing for consideration of H.R. 5351, the “Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation Tax Act of 2008.”  The rule provides 90 minutes of debate equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Ways and Means.

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.  This waiver does not affect the point of order available under clause 9 of rule XXI (regarding earmark disclosure).

The rule makes in order an amendment in the nature of a substitute printed in the Congressional Record if offered by Rep. McCrery or his designee.  The rule waives all points of order against the amendment in the nature of a substitute except those arising under clause 7 of rule XVI or clause 9 or 10 of rule XXI.  The rule provides that the amendment in the nature of a substitute shall be considered as read and separately debatable for one hour equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent.

The rule provides one motion to recommit the bill with or without instructions.  Notwithstanding the operation of the previous question, the Chair may postpone further consideration until a time designated by the Speaker.  Finally, the rule provides that H. Res. 983 shall be laid on the table.