Notice of Action: H.R. 5959 - Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2009; H.R. 3999 - National Highway Bridge Reconstruction and Inspection Act of 2007

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

4:20 P.M.

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H.R. 5959

Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence

Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2009

The Committee granted, by a non-record vote, a structured rule providing for consideration of H.R. 5959, the “Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2009.”  The rule provides for one hour of general debate 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 except those arising under clause 9 of rule XXI.  The rule provides that the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence 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 committee amendment.

The rule makes in order only those amendments printed in the report of the Committee on Rules and waives all points of order against such amendments except those arising under clause 9 or 10 of rule XXI.  The amendments made in order may be offered only in the order printed in the Rules Committee 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 this 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.

The rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.  Finally, the rule permits the Chair, during consideration of the bill in the House, to postpone further consideration until a time designated by the Speaker.

 

H.R. 3999

Transportation and Infrastructure

National Highway Bridge Reconstruction and Inspection Act of 2007

The Committee granted, by a non-record vote, a structured rule providing for consideration of H.R. 3999, the “National Highway Bridge Reconstruction and Inspection Act of 2007.” The rule provides for one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

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 that the amendment in the nature of a substitute printed in part A of the Rules Committee report shall be an original bill for the purpose of amendment.  The rule provides that the amendment in the nature of a substitute printed in part A of the report shall be considered as read.  The rule waives all points of order against the amendment in the nature of a substitute except those arising under clause 10 of rule XXI.

The rule makes in order only those further amendments printed in part B of the report.  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.  The rule waives all points of order against the amendments except those arising under clause 9 or 10 of rule XXI.

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 to a time designated by the Speaker.