Notice of Action: Senate Amendments to H.R. 3590; H.R. 4872

Saturday, March 20, 2010

11:30 PM

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 Senate Amendments to H.R. 3590

Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means; Education and Labor

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

 

H.R. 4872 

Budget           

Reconciliation Act of 2010

The Committee granted, by a record vote of 8 to 5, a rule providing for consideration of the Senate amendments to H.R. 3590, the “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act,” and H.R. 4872, the “Reconciliation Act of 2010.”      

The resolution provides two hours of debate on the topic of the Senate amendments and the topic of H.R. 4872 equally divided and controlled by the Majority Leader and Minority Leader or their designees.   

With respect to the Senate amendments to H.R. 3590, the rule makes in order a motion offered by the Majority Leader or a designee that the House concur in the Senate amendments.  The motion shall be in order without intervention of any point of order except those arising under clause 10 of rule XXI.  The Senate amendments and the motion shall be considered as read.      

If the motion to concur in the Senate amendments is adopted, the rule provides for consideration of H.R. 4872 under a closed rule.  The rule waives all points of order against consideration of H.R. 4872 except those arising under clause 10 of rule XXI.  It provides that the amendment in the nature of a substitute printed in part A of the Rules Committee report, modified by the amendment printed in part B of the report, shall be considered as adopted and the bill, as amended, shall be considered as read.  The rule waives all points of order against H.R. 4872, as amended.  The rule provides one motion to recommit H.R. 4872 with or without instructions.      

Until completion of proceedings enabled by the first three sections of the rule, (a) the Chair may decline to entertain any intervening motion (except as expressly provided herein), rule, question, or notice; (b) the Chair may decline to entertain the question of consideration; (c) the Chair may postpone such proceedings to such time as may be designated by the Speaker; (d) the second sentence of clause 1(a) of rule XIX shall not apply (regarding 40 minutes of debate on non-debatable questions); and (e) any proposition admissible under the first three sections of the rule shall be considered as read.    

Finally, the rule directs the Clerk, in the engrossment of H.R. 4872, to amend the title to read: “An act to provide for reconciliation pursuant to title II of the concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2010 (S. Con. Res. 13).”