Notice of Action:H.R. 4975 - Lobbying Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Emergency Meeting

11:20 P.M.

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H.R. 4975 -

the Judiciary
Rules 
House Administration
Standards of Official Conduct
Government Reform

Lobbying Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006

The Committee granted, by voice vote, a structured rule providing one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. 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 Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence now printed in the bill shall be considered as an original bill for the purpose of amendment and shall be considered as read. The rule waives all points of order against the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. The rule makes in order only those amendments printed in the Rules Committee report accompanying the resolution. The rule provides that the amendments printed in the report accompanying the resolution 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 the amendments printed in the Rules Committee report. Finally, the rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

The rule provides that in the engrossment of H.R. 4975, the Clerk shall add the text of H.R. 513, as passed by the House, as new matter at the end of H.R. 4975 and shall make appropriate conforming changes.  The rule provides that after the passage of H.R. 4975, it shall be in order to take from the Speaker’s table S. 2349 and to consider the Senate bill in the House.  The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the Senate bill.  The rule provides that it shall be in order to move to strike all after the enacting clause of the Senate bill and to insert in lieu thereof the provisions of H.R. 4975 as passed by the House.  The rule waives all points of order against that motion.  Finally, the rule provides that if that motion is adopted and the Senate bill, as amended, is passed, it then shall be in order to move that the House insist on its amendment to the Senate bill and request a conference thereon.