PROVIDING FOR CONSIDERATION OF H.R. 4598, HOMELAND SECURITY INFORMATION SHARING ACT
|JUNE 25, 2002- Referred to the House Calendar and ordered to be printed|
|Mr. GOSS, from the Committee on Rules, submitted the following|
|R E P O R T|
|[To accompany H. Res. 458]|
The Committee on Rules, having had under consideration House Resolution 458, by a nonrecord vote, report the same to the House with the recommendation that the resolution be adopted.
The resolution provides for consideration of H.R. 4598, the Homeland Security Information Sharing Act, under an open rule. The rule provides one hour of general debate, with 40 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and 20 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on the Judiciary.
The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill. The rule provides that it shall be in order to consider as an original bill for the purpose of amendment the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on the Judiciary now printed in the bill. 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 open for amendment by section.
The rule allows the Chairman of the Committee of the Whole to accord priority in recognition to those Members who have pre-printed their amendments in the Congressional Record. Finally, the rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.
The waiver of all points of order includes a waiver of clause 4(a) of rule XIII (requiring a three-day layover of the committee report), which is needed because H. Rept. 107-534 Part 1, was not filed by the Judiciary Committee until Tuesday, June 25, and the bill may be considered by the House as early as Wednesday, June 26.