Notice of Action: H.R. 3219 - Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2018 [Make America Secure Appropriations Act, 2018] [Meeting II]

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

5:10 PM

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H.R. 3219

Appropriations

Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2018 [Make America Secure Appropriations Act, 2018] [Meeting II]

                      The Committee granted, by record vote of 7-4, a structured rule for H.R. 3219.  The rule provides that no further general debate shall be in order.  The rule provides that the further amendment printed in part A of the Rules Committee report shall be considered as adopted.  The rule makes in order only those further amendments printed in part B of the Rules Committee report, amendments en bloc described in section 3 of the resolution, and available pro forma amendments described in section 4 of House Resolution 473. Each further amendment 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debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, may be withdrawn by the proponent at any time before action thereon, shall not be subject to amendment except amendments described in section 4 of House Resolution 473, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question.  The rule waives all points of order against further amendments printed in part B of the report or against amendments en bloc described in section 3 of the resolution.  The rule provides that it shall be in order at any time for the chair of the Committee on Appropriations or his designee to offer further amendments en bloc consisting of amendments printed in part B of the report not earlier disposed of. Amendments en bloc shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for 20 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Appropriations or their designees, shall not be subject to amendment except amendments described in section 4 of House Resolution 473, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question.  The rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

                In section 5, the rule provides that it shall be in order at any time on the legislative day of July 27, 2017, or July 28, 2017, for the Speaker to entertain motions that the House suspend the rules and that the Speaker or his designee shall consult with the Minority Leader or her designee on the designation of any matter for consideration pursuant to this section.