Notice of Action: H.Res. 595 – Waiving clause 6(a) of rule XIII against certain resolutions reported from the Rules Committee; H.R. 3162 - Children’s Health and Medicare Protection Act of 2007

Wednesday, August 1, 2007 (Legislative Day of Tuesday, July 31, 2007)

3:10 A.M.

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H.Res. 595  

Rules   

Waiving clause 6(a) of rule XIII against certain resolutions reported from the Rules Committee

H.R. 3162       

Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce       

Children’s Health and Medicare Protection Act of 2007

The Committee granted, by a vote of 8 to 4, a resolution waiving clause 6(a) of rule XIII (requiring a two-thirds vote to consider a rule on the same day it is reported from the Rules Committee) against certain resolutions reported from the Rules Committee. The rule applies the waiver to any resolutions reported on the legislative day of August 1, 2007, providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3161) making appropriations for Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies programs for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2008, and for other purposes.

The Committee granted, by a vote of 8 to 4, a closed rule providing two hours of debate in the House, with one hour to be equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Ways & Means and one hour to be 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 except for clauses 9 and 10 of Rule XXI.   The amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Ways & Means now printed in the bill, modified by the amendment printed in the Rules Committee report, shall be considered as adopted.  The rule waives all points of order against provisions in the bill as amended and provides that the bill, as amended, shall be considered as read.  The rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.  Finally, the rule provides that the Chair may postpone further consideration of the bill to a time designated by the Speaker.