Notice of Action: H.R.4 - Personal Responsibility, Work and Family Promotion Act of 2003

Wednesday, February 12, 2003

3:00 P.M.

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H.R. 4 Education & Workforce
Energy & Commerce
Ways & Means
Personal Responsibility, Work and Family Promotion Act of 2003

The Committee granted, by voice vote, a modified closed rule, providing two hours of general debate, with 50 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Ways and Means, 40 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Education and the Workforce, and 30 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Energy and Commerce. The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill. The rule provides that the bill shall be considered as read for amendment.

The rule makes in order only those amendments printed in the Rules Committee report accompanying the resolution, which 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, and shall not be subject to amendment. The rule waives all points of order against the amendments printed in the report, except that the adoption of an amendment in the nature of a substitute shall constitute the conclusion of consideration of the bill for amendment. Finally, the rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

 

Rules Committee Oversight Plan Rules

The Committee adopted its oversight plan for the 108th Congress by voice vote.