Notice of Action: H.R. 5658 – Duncan Hunter National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2009 (Second Rule)

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

8:40 P.M.

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H.R. 5658  

Armed Services    

Duncan Hunter National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2009

The Committee granted, by a record vote of 8 to 4, a rule providing for further consideration of H.R. 5658, the Duncan Hunter National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2009, under a structured rule without further general debate. 
The rule considers as an original bill for the purpose of amendment the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Armed Services.  The committee amendment shall be considered as read.  The rule waives all points of order against the committee amendment except those arising under clause 10 of rule XXI. 

The rule makes in order only those amendments printed in the report of the Committee on Rules and waives all points of order against such amendments except those arising under clause 9 or 10 of rule XXI.  The amendments made in order shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the Rules Committee report equally divided by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for a division of the question.

The rule permits the chairman of the Committee on Armed Services or his designee to offer amendments en bloc if those amendments have been printed in the Rules Committee report and not earlier disposed of.  The Chairman of the Committee of the Whole may recognize for consideration any amendment printed in the Committee report out of the order it was printed but not sooner than 30 minutes after the chairman of the Committee on Armed Services announces from the floor a request to that effect.  The rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.  The rule provides that, notwithstanding the operation of the previous question, the chair may postpone further consideration until a time designated by the Speaker. The rule provides that in the engrossment of H.R. 5658, the text of H.R. 6048, as passed the House, shall be added at the end of H.R. 5658.  The rule authorizes the Speaker to entertain motions that the House suspend the rules at any time through the legislative day of Thursday, May 22, 2008, relating to any measure pertaining to agricultural programs.