Notice of Action: H.R. 547 - The Advanced Fuels Infrastructure Research and Development Act; Oversight Plan for the Rules Committee for the 110th Congress

Wednesday, February 7, 2007

3:15 P.M.

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H.R. 547

Science & Technology

The Advanced Fuels Infrastructure Research and Development Act

The Committee granted, by a voice vote, an open rule.  The rule provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Science and Technology.  The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill except those arising under clauses 9 or 10 of rule XXI.  The rule makes in order the Committee on Science and Technology amendment in the nature of a substitute now printed in the bill as an original bill for the purpose of amendment.  The amendment in the nature of a substitute shall be considered for amendment by section with each section considered as read. The rule authorizes the Chair to accord priority in recognition to Members who have pre-printed their amendments in the Congressional Record.  Finally, the rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions. 

The Committee also adopted, by a voice vote, its oversight plan for the 110th Congress, and authorized its transmission to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and the Committee on House Administration.