Notice of Action: Senate Amendment to H.R. 4853

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

6:00 P.M.


Senate amendment to H.R. 4853

Ways and Means 

Middle Class Tax Relief Act of 2010

The Committee granted, by a vote of 7-2, a rule providing for consideration of the Senate amendment to H.R. 4853.  The rule makes in order a motion offered by the chair of the Committee on Ways and Means that the House concur in the Senate amendment to H.R. 4853 with the amendment printed in the Rules Committee report.  The rule provides one hour of debate on the motion equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Ways and Means.  The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the motion except those arising under clause 10 of rule XXI.  The rule provides that the Senate amendment and the motion shall be considered as read.  Finally, the rule authorizes the Speaker to entertain motions that the House suspend the rules at any time through the legislative day of December 3, 2010. The Speaker or her designee shall consult with the Minority Leader or his designee on the designation of any matter for consideration pursuant to this rule.