Notice of Action: H.R. 985 - Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

5:15 P.M.

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H.R. 985     Oversight and Government Reform    Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act of 2007       

The Committee granted, by a vote of 9 to 4, a structured rule.  The rule provides one hour and twenty minutes of general debate, with one hour equally divided and controlled by the Chairman and Ranking Minority Member of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and twenty minutes equally divided and controlled by the Chairman and Ranking Minority Member of the Committee on Homeland Security.  The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill except those arising under clauses 9 and 10 of Rule XXI.  The rule provides that an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of the bill, modified by the amendments recommended by the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform now printed in the bill, shall be considered as an original bill for the purpose of amendment.

The rule waives all points of order against the amendments printed in the report except for those arising under clauses 9 and 10 of Rule XXI.  Finally, the rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.