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110th Congress Report
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
2d Session 110-800
PROVIDING FOR CONSIDERATION OF THE BILL (H.R. 6599) MAKING
APPROPRIATIONS FOR MILITARY CONSTRUCTION, THE DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS
AFFAIRS, AND RELATED AGENCIES FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING SEPTEMBER 30,
2009, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES
July 29, 2008.--Referred to the House Calendar and ordered to be
Ms. Castor, from the Committee on Rules, submitted the following
R E P O R T
[To accompany H. Res. 1384]
The Committee on Rules, having had under consideration
House Resolution 1384, by a nonrecord vote, report the same to
the House with the recommendation that the resolution be
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS OF THE RESOLUTION
The resolution provides for consideration of the bill (H.R.
6599), the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs
Appropriations Act, 2009, under an open rule with a preprinting
requirement. The resolution provides for one hour of general
debate equally divided and controlled by the chairman and
ranking minority member of the Committee on Appropriations.
The resolution waives all points of order against
consideration of the bill except clause 9 or 10 of rule XXI.
The resolution waives points of order against provisions of the
bill for failure to comply with clause 2 of rule XXI. The rule
provides that no amendment to the bill shall be in order except
those printed in the portion of the Congressional Record
designated for that purpose in clause 8 of rule XVIII by July
30 and except pro forma amendments for the purpose of debate.
Each amendment so printed may be offered only by the Member who
caused it to be printed or a designee and shall be considered
as read. The resolution provides one motion to recommit with or
without instructions. Finally, the resolution permits the
Chair, during consideration of the bill in the House, to
postpone further consideration of the bill to a time designated
by the Speaker.
EXPLANATION OF WAIVERS
The waiver of all points of order against consideration of
the bill (except clauses 9 and 10 of rule XXI) is prophylactic
as the Committee is not aware of any such points of order. The
waiver of clause 2 of rule XXI (prohibiting unauthorized
appropriations or legislative provisions in an appropriations
bill) against provisions in the bill is included because the
bill contains unauthorized appropriations and legislative
The results of each record vote on an amendment or motion
to report, together with the names of those voting for and
against, are printed below:
Rules Committee record vote No. 580
Date: July 29, 2008.
Measure: H.R. 6599.
Motion by: Mr. Dreier.
Summary of motion: To provide an open rule.
Results: Defeated 2-6.
Vote by Members: McGovern--Nay; Matsui--Nay; Welch--Nay;
Castor--Nay; Arcuri--Nay; Dreier--Yea; Hastings (WA)--Yea;