Notice of Action: H.R. 5544; H.R. 5949

Monday, September 10, 2012
5:58 P.M.
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H.R. 5544

Natural Resources

Minnesota Education Investment & Employment Act

H.R. 5949

the Judiciary
Intelligence (Permanent                          Select)

FISA Amendments Act Reauthorization Act of 2012

     The Committee granted, by a record vote of 8 to 3, a structured rule for H.R. 5544.  The rule provides one hour of general debate equally divided among and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Natural Resources.  The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.  The rule provides that the amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 112-30, as modified by the amendment printed in Part A of the Rules Committee report, shall be considered as adopted.  The bill, as amended, shall be considered as read.  The rule waives all points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended.  The rule makes in order only those further amendments to H.R. 5544 printed in Part B of the Rules Committee report.  Each such amendment 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.  The rule waives all points of order against the amendments printed in Part B of the report.  The rule provides one motion to recommit H.R. 5544 with or without instructions.

     The resolution further provides for a closed rule for H.R. 5949.  The rule provides one hour of debate, with 40 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on the Judiciary and 20 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.  The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.  The rule provides that the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on the Judiciary now printed in the bill shall be considered as read.  The rule waives all points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended.  The rule provides one motion to recommit H.R. 5949 with or without instructions.