Notice of Action: H.R.2082 - Intelligence Authorization Act for FY 2008; H.R. 2237-Redeployment of US Armed Forces and defense contractors from Iraq;H.R. 2206-U.S. Troop Readiness, Veterans’ Care, Katrina Recovery; H.R. 2207 - Agri. Disaster Assistance...

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

 

10:50 P.M.

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H.R. 2082      Intelligence    Intelligence Authorization Act for fiscal year 2008           

The Rules Committee granted, by vote of 8 to 3, a structured rule. The rule provides for one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by 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 of Rule XXI.  The rule considers as an original bill for the purpose of further amendment the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.  The committee amendment shall be considered as read.  The rule waives all points of order against the committee amendment except those arising under clause 9 of Rule XXI.

The rule makes in order those amendments printed in the report and waives all points of order against such amendments except those arising under clause 9 or 10 of Rule XXI.  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 until a time designated by the Speaker.

H.R. 2237     To provide for the redeployment of United States Armed Forces and defense contractors from Iraq                                

H.R. 2206     Appropriations         U.S. Troop Readiness, Veterans’ Care, Katrina Recovery, and Iraq Accountability Appropriations Act, 2007

H.R. 2207      Appropriations         Agricultural Disaster Assistance and Western States Emergency Unfinished Business Appropriations Act, 2007                             

The Committee granted, by a vote of 8 to 3, a closed rule.  The resolution provides for consideration of H.R. 2237, to provide for the Redeployment of United States Armed Forces and Defense Contractors from Iraq.  The rule provides one hour of general debate in the House equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Appropriations.  The rule waives all points of order against the bill and against its consideration and provides that the bill shall be considered as read.  The rule contains one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

The rule also provides for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2206), the U.S. Troop Readiness, Veterans’ Care, Katrina Recovery, and Iraq Accountability Appropriations Act, 2007.  The rule provides one hour of general debate in the House 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 for clauses 9 and 10 of Rule XXI.  It provides that the amendment printed in Part A of this report shall be considered as adopted and that the bill, as amended, shall be considered as read.  The Rule waives all points of order against the bill, as amended, and contains one motion to recommit on H.R. 2206 with or without instructions.

The rule further provides for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2207), the Agricultural Disaster Assistance and Western States Emergency Unfinished Business Appropriations Act, 2007.  The rule provides one hour of general debate in the House 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 for clauses 9 and 10 of Rule XXI.  It provides that the amendment printed in Part B of this report shall be considered as adopted and that the bill, as amended, shall be considered as read.  The Rule waives all points of order against the bill, as amended, and contains one motion to recommit on H.R. 2207 with or without instructions.R. 2207 as wel.

The rule also provides that in the engrossment of H.R. 2206, the Clerk shall await the disposition of H.R. 2237 and H.R. 2207 and shall add the respective texts of H.R. 2237 and H.R. 2207, as passed by the House, as new matter at the end of H.R. 2206 and shall make appropriate conforming changes.  Finally the rule provides that during consideration of H.R. 2237, H.R. 2206 and H.R. 2207, notwithstanding the operation of the previous question, the Chair may postpone further consideration of any such bill to a time designated by the Speaker.