Notice of Action: H.R. 5825 - Electronic Surveillance Modernization Act

Emergency Meeting

Thursday, September 28, 2006

4:15 P.M.
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H.R. 5825     Judiciary            Electronic Surveillance Modernization Act 
                                                  Intelligence

The Committee granted, by voice vote, a closed rule providing 90 minutes of debate in the House, with 60 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on the Judiciary, and 30 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chairman 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 in lieu of the amendments in the nature of a substitute as reported by the Committee on the Judiciary and the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, the amendment in the nature of a substitute printed in the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying the resolution shall be considered as adopted. The rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions. Finally, the rule provides that, notwithstanding the operation of the previous question, the Chair may postpone further consideration of the bill to a time designated by the Speaker.