Notice of Action: H.R. 5811 - Electronic Message Preservation Act; H.R. 1286 - Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historic Trail Designation Act

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

5:35 P.M.

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H.R. 5811

Oversight and Government Reform

Electronic Message Preservation Act

The Committee granted, by voice vote, a closed rule providing for consideration of H.R. 5811, the “Electronic Message Preservation Act.” The resolution provides for one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill except those arising under clause 9 or 10 of rule XXI.  The rule provides the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform shall be considered as adopted and the bill, as amended, shall be considered as read.  The rule waives all points of order against provisions of the bill.

The rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.  Finally, notwithstanding the operation of the previous question, the Chair may postpone further consideration until a time designated by the Speaker.

H.R. 1286

Natural Resources

Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historic Trail Designation Act

The Committee granted, by a record vote of 8 to 3, a rule providing for consideration of H.R. 1286, the “Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historic Trail Designation Act.”  The rule provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Natural Resources.

The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill except clauses 9 and 10 of rule XXI.  The rule provides that the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Natural Resources now printed in the bill, modified by the amendment printed in part A of the report of the Committee on Rules, shall be considered as an original bill 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 except clause 10 of rule XXI. 

The rule makes in order only those amendments printed in part B of the report of the Committee on Rules.  The amendments made in order 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 a division of the question in the House or in the Committee of the Whole.  All points of order against the amendments except for clauses 9 and 10 of rule XXI are waived.  The rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.  The rule provides that the Chair may postpone further consideration of the bill to a time designated by the Speaker.