Notice of Action:H.R. 4437- Border Protection, Antiterrorism, and Illegal Immigration Control Act of 2005

Thursday, December 15, 2005
(legislative day of Wednesday, December 14, 2005
)

Emergency Meeting

7:30 A.M.

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H.R. 4437 - The Judiciary
Homeland Security
Border Protection, Antiterrorism, and Illegal Immigration Control Act of 2005

The Committee granted by voice vote a structured rule providing two hours of general debate equally divided among and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on the Judiciary and the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Homeland Security. The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill. The rule provides that the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on the Judiciary now printed in the bill, modified by the amendment printed in part A of the Rules Committee report accompanying the resolution, shall be considered as adopted in the House and in the Committee of the Whole and shall be considered as read. The rule waives all points of order against the bill, as amended. The rule makes in order only those amendments printed in part B of the Rules Committee report. The rule provides that the amendments printed in part B of the report 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 division of the question in the House or in the Committee of the Whole. The rule waives all points of order against amendments printed in part B of the report. Finally, the rule provides that, after disposition of the amendments printed in part B of the report, the Committee of the Whole shall rise without motion and no further consideration of the bill shall be in order except by a subsequent order of the House.