Notice of Action: H.R. 5743; H.R. 5854; H.R. 5855; H.R. 5325

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

5:29 P.M.
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H.R. 5743

Intelligence

Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013

H.R. 5854

Appropriations

Military Construction & Veterans Affairs & Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2013

H.R. 5855

Appropriations

Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2013

H.R. 5325  

Appropriations

Energy & Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2013

                The Committee granted, by a record vote of 7 to 3, a structured rule for H.R. 5743.  The rule provides one hour of general debate 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 Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence shall be considered as original text for the purpose of amendment and shall be considered as read.  The rule waives all points of order against the amendment in the nature of a substitute.  The rule makes in order only those amendments printed in 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 the report.  The rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

                The resolution further provides open rules for H.R. 5854, H.R. 5855, and H.R. 5325.  The rule provides one hour of general debate on each bill equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Appropriations.  The rule waives all points of order against consideration of each bill.  The rule waives points of order against provisions in each bill for failure to comply with clause 2 of rule XXI.  The rule provides that each bill shall be considered for amendment under the five-minute rule.  The rule provides that the Chair may accord priority in recognition to Members who have preprinted their amendments in the Congressional Record.  Finally, the rule provides one motion to recommit each bill with or without instructions.