Notice of Action: H.R. 5684 – United State-Oman Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Emergency Meeting

3:30 P.M.

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H.R. 5684 -

Ways & Means

United States-Oman Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act

The Committee granted, by a vote of 7 to 3, a closed rule providing two hours of debate in the House 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. The rule provides that pursuant to section 151 of the Trade Act of 1974, the previous question shall be considered as ordered on the bill to final passage without intervening motion. Finally, the rule provides that during consideration of the bill, notwithstanding the operation of the previous question, the Chair may postpone further consideration of the bill to a time designated by the Speaker in consonance with section 151 of the Trade Act of 1974.