Notice of Action: H.R. 6304 - FISA Amendments Act of 2008; H.Res. 1284 - Providing for Consideration of the Senate Amendments to the House Amendments to the Senate Amendment to H.R. 2642 –Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2008

Thursday, June 19, 2008

4:45 P.M.

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H.R. 6304      Judiciary; Intelligence         FISA Amendments Act of 2008

The Committee granted, by a non-record vote, a closed rule providing for consideration of H.R. 6304, the “FISA Amendments Act of 2008.”  The rule provides for one hour of debate equally divided among and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on the Judiciary and 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 or 10 of rule XXI.  The rule provides that the bill 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, the rule permits the Chair, during consideration of the bill, to postpone further consideration of it to a time designated by the Speaker.

H.Res. 1284

Appropriations

Providing for Consideration of the Senate Amendments to the House Amendments to the Senate Amendment to H.R. 2642 –Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2008

The Committee granted, by a non-record vote, a rule providing for consideration of the Senate amendments to the House amendments to the Senate amendment to the bill (H.R. 2642), the “Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2008.”  The rule would make in order a motion offered by the chairman of the Committee on Appropriations that the House (1) concur in the Senate amendment to the House amendment numbered 1 and (2) concur in the Senate amendment to the House amendment numbered 2 with the amendment printed in the Rules Committee report.

The rule waives all points of order against the motion except those arising under clause 10 of rule XXI.  The motion shall be debatable for 1 hour equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Appropriations.  The Senate amendment and the motion shall be considered as read.  The Chair shall divide the question between the dispositions of the two Senate amendments.

Notwithstanding the operation of the previous question, the Chair may postpone consideration of the motion to a time designated by the Speaker.  The rule permits the chairman of the Committee on Appropriations to insert in the Congressional Record dated June 19, 2008, such material as he may deem explanatory of the motion.

The rule provides that it shall be in order to consider a concurrent resolution providing for the adjournment of the House and Senate during the month of July.