Notice of Action: H.R. 6599 - Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act, 2009

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

7:40 P.M. 

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H.R. 6599        Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act, 2009

The Committee granted, by a non-record vote, an open rule with a preprinting requirement for consideration of the bill (H.R. 6599), the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act, 2009.  The rule provides for one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Appropriations.

The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill except clause 9 or 10 of rule XXI.  The rule waives points of order against provisions of the bill for failure to comply with clause 2 of rule XXI.  The rule provides that no amendment to the bill shall be in order except those printed in the portion of the Congressional Record designated for that purpose in clause 8 of rule XVIII by July 30 and except pro forma amendments for the purpose of debate.  Each amendment so printed may be offered only by the Member who caused it to be printed or a designee and shall be considered as read.  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 of the bill to a time designated by the Speaker.