Notice of Action: H.R. 658

Wednesday, March 30, 2011
5:30 P.M.
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H.R. 658

Transportation & Infrastructure Science, Space & Technology the Judiciary Ways & Means

FAA Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2011

            The Committee granted, by a record vote of 5 to 4, a structured rule providing one hour of general debate with 40 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, 10 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, and 10 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Ways and Means.  The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.  The rule provides that in lieu of the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure now printed in the bill, it shall be in order to consider as an original bill for the purpose of amendment under the five-minute rule an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of the Rules Committee Print dated March 22, 2011.  The amendment in the nature of a substitute shall be considered as read.  The rule waives all points of order against the amendment in the nature of a substitute.

            The rule makes in order only those amendments printed in the Rules Committee report accompanying the resolution.  The rule provides that each such amendment 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 division of the question in the House or in the Committee of the Whole.  The rule waives all points of order against the amendments printed in the report.  Finally, the rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.