Notice of Action: H.Res. 1399 - Providing for proceedings during the period from August 1, 2008, through September 4, 2008

Thursday, July 31, 2008

8:00 P.M.

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H.Res. 1399      Providing for proceedings during the period from August 1, 2008, through September 4, 2008

The Committee granted, by a vote of 8 to 4, a rule providing that when the House adjourns on any legislative day from August 1, 2008, through September 4, 2008, it shall stand adjourned until 11 a.m. on the third day thereafter.  The rule provides that the Speaker may appoint Members to perform the duties of the Chair for that time period as though under clause 8(a) of rule I.   It provides that the Speaker may dispense with legislative business on each legislative day during that time period (other than proceedings under clause 6 of rule XV).   It provides that on each legislative day during that time period the Journal of the proceedings of each previous legislative day shall be considered as approved.  It provides that on each legislative day of that period, unless the Speaker determines otherwise under section 3 of this rule, after the third daily order of business under clause 1 of rule XIV, the House shall stand adjourned pursuant to the first section of this rule.