Notice of Action:H.Res. 1488 - Providing for consideration of the Senate amendment to the bill (H.R. 2638) making appropriations for the DHS...;H.Res. 1489 - - Waiving a requirement of clause 6(a) of rule XIII with respect to consideration of certain CR's

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

11:45 P.M.

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H.Res. 1488        Appropriations      Providing for consideration of the Senate amendment to the bill (H.R. 2638) making appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2008, and for other purposes.

The Committee granted, by a record vote of 9-4, a rule providing for consideration of the Senate amendment to the bill (H.R. 2638), the Consolidated Security, Disaster Assistance, and Continuing Appropriations Act, 2009.  The resolution would make in order a motion offered by the chairman of the Committee on Appropriations that the House concur in the Senate amendment with the amendment printed in this report.

The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the motion except those arising under clause 10 of rule XXI.  The motion shall be debatable for 1 hour equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Appropriations.  The Senate amendment and the motion shall be considered as read. 

Notwithstanding the operation of the previous question, the Chair may postpone consideration of the motion to a time designated by the Speaker.  The rule requires the chairman of the Committee on Appropriations to insert in the Congressional Record dated September 24, 2008, such material as he may deem explanatory of the motion.

H. Res. 1489      Waiving a requirement of clause 6(a) of rule XIII with respect to consideration of certain resolutions reported from the Committee on Rules

The Committee granted, by a non-record vote, a rule waiving clause 6(a) of rule XIII (requiring a two-thirds vote to consider a rule on the same day it is reported from the Rules Committee ) against certain resolutions reported from the Rules Committee . The rule applies the waiver to any resolution reported on the legislative day of September 24, 2008, providing for consideration or disposition of a measure to provide incentives for energy production and conservation, to extend certain expiring provisions, to provide individual income tax relief, and for other purposes.