Notice of Action: S. 610 - NASA Workforce Flexibility Act of 2003; S. 1920 - To extend for 6 months the period for which chapter 12 of title 11 of the United States Code is reenacted

Tuesday, January 27, 2004

5:30 P.M.

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S. 610 Science NASA Workforce Flexibility Act of 2003

The Committee granted, by voice vote, an open rule providing one hour of general debate, with 40 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Science and 20 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Government Reform. The rule provides that the bill shall be considered for amendment under the five-minute rule and that it shall be considered as read. The rule authorizes the Chair to accord priority in recognition to Members who have pre-printed their amendments in the Congressional Record. Finally, the rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

 

S. 1920 the Judiciary To extend for 6 months the period for which chapter 12 of title 11 of the United States Code is reenacted

The Committee granted, by voice vote, a modified closed rule providing one hour of general debate on the bill and amendments made in order equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on the Judiciary. The rule provides that it shall be in order to consider as an original bill for the purpose of amendment under the five-minute rule an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of H.R. 975 as passed by the House, and that it shall be considered as read. The rule waives all points of order against the amendment in the nature of a substitute. The rule makes in order only those amendments to that amendment in the nature of a substitute which are printed in 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 a 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. Section 2 of the resolution provides that if the Senate bill, as amended, is passed then it shall be in order to move that the House insist on its amendment to S. 1920 and request a conference thereon.