Notice of Action: H.R. 6156

Tuesday, November 13, 2012
5: 32 P.M.
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H.R. 6156

Ways & Means

Russia and Moldova Jackson-Vanik Repeal Act of 2012

       The Committee granted, by a voice vote, a closed rule for H.R. 6156.  The rule provides 90 minutes of debate, with 60 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Ways and Means and 30 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs.  The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.  The rule provides that an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 112-33 shall be considered as adopted, and the bill, as amended, shall be considered as read.  The rule waives all points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended.  The rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

       Section 2 provides that on any legislative day during the period from November 19, 2012, through November 23, 2012, the Journal of the proceedings of the previous day shall be considered as approved, the Chair may adjourn the House to meet at a date and time within the limits of clause 4, section 5, article I of the Constitution, and bills and resolutions introduced shall be numbered, listed in the Congressional Record, and when printed shall bear the date of introduction, but may be referred at a later time.

       Section 3 authorizes the Speaker to appoint Members to perform the duties of the Chair for the duration of the period addressed by section 2.