Notice of Action: H.R. 5749 - The "Emergency Extended Unemployment Compensation Act of 2008"

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

7:10 P.M.

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H.R. 5749 

Ways and Means  

Emergency Extended Unemployment Compensation Act of 2008

The Committee granted, by a vote of 9 to 3, a rule providing for consideration of H.R. 5749, the “Emergency Extended Unemployment Compensation Act of 2008.”  The rule provides for one hour of debate 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 except those arising under clause 9 of rule XXI.  In lieu of the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Ways and Means, the amendment in the nature of a substitute printed in 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 the bill, as amended.  The rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.  Finally, the rule permits the Chair, during consideration of the bill, to postpone further consideration of it to a time designated by the Speaker.