Notice of Action: H.Res. 1197 - Providing for Consideration of the Senate Amendment to H.R. 2642 –Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2008

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

6:45 P.M.

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H.Res. 1197  

Appropriations     

Providing for Consideration of the Senate Amendment to H.R. 2642 –Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2008 

The Committee granted, by a record vote of 7 to 2, a rule providing for consideration of the Senate amendment to H.R. 2642, the “Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2008.”  The rule would make in order a motion offered by the chairman of the Committee on Appropriations that the House concur in the Senate amendment with each of the three amendments printed in the Rules Committee report.

The rule waives all points of order against the motion except those arising under clause 10 of rule XXI.  The motion shall be debatable for two hours equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Appropriations.  The Senate amendment and the motion shall be considered as read.  The Chair shall divide the question among each of the three House amendments.

Notwithstanding the operation of the previous question, the Chair may postpone consideration of the motion to a time designated by the Speaker.  Finally, the rule permits the chairman of the Committee on Appropriations to insert in the Congressional Record dated May 15, 2008, such material as he may deem explanatory of the motion.