Notice of Action:H.R. 889 - Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act of 2005<br> <br> H. Res. 437 - To Establish the Select Bipartisan Committee to Investigate the Preparation for and Response to Hurricane Katrina

Wednesday, September 14, 2005


8:25 P.M.

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H.R. 889- Transportation & Infrastructure Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act of 2005

The Committee granted, by voice vote, a modified open rule providing one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. 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 Transportation and Infrastructure now printed in the bill shall be considered as an original bill for the purpose of amendment. The rule waives all points of order against the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute. The rule provides that the bill shall be considered for amendment under the five-minute rule and that it shall be read by title. The rule makes in order only those amendments to the bill that are pre-printed in the Congressional Record or are pro forma amendments for the purpose of debate. The rule provides that each amendment printed in the Congressional Record may be offered only by the Member who caused it to be printed or a designee, and that each amendment shall be considered as read. The rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions. Finally, the rule allows the Speaker to entertain a motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, H.R. 3768 on the legislative day of Thursday, September 15, 2005.

Emergency Item

H. Res. 437- Rules A resolution to establish the Select Bipartisan Committee to Investigate the Preparation for and Response to Hurricane Katrina

The Committee granted, by a vote of 9 to 4, a closed rule providing one hour of debate in the House equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Rules. The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the resolution. Finally, the rule provides one motion to recommit which may not contain instructions.