Notice of Action: H.R.4 - The Securing America's Future Energy ("SAFE") Act of 2001;<br> H.Res. 217 - Providing for Consideration of Motions to Suspend the Rules

Wednesday, August 1, 2001
Legislative Day of July 31, 2001

12:15 A.M.

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H.R. 4 Energy & Commerce
Science
Ways & Means
Resources
The Securing America's Future Energy ("SAFE") Act of 2001

The Committee granted, by a vote of 9 to 1, a structured rule providing ninety minutes of general debate with 30 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Energy and Commerce and 20 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chairmen and ranking minority members of each of the following Committees: Science, Ways and Means, and Resources. The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill. The rule provides that the amendment printed in part A of the Rules Committee report accompanying the rule shall be considered as adopted. The rule makes in order only those amendments printed in part B of the Rules Committee report accompanying the resolution.

The rule provides that the amendments made in order 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. The rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions. Finally, the rule provides authorization for a motion in the House to go to conference with the Senate on the bill H.R. 4.

 

H.Res. 217 Rules Providing for Consideration of Motions to Suspend the Rules

The Committee granted, by voice vote, a resolution providing that it will be in order at any time on the legislative day of Wednesday, September 5, 2001, for the Speaker to entertain motions that the House suspend the rules. The resolution provides that the Speaker or his designee shall consult with the Minority Leader or his designee on the designation of any matter for consideration pursuant to the resolution.