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Introduced in House (10/08/2009)

Amends Rule XVI (Motions and Amendments) of the Rules of the House of Representatives with respect to the division of a question under debate. Provides that any division of a question into distinct propositions shall depend on the propositions involved and not upon grammatical structure.

Amends Rule XIII (Calendar and Committee Reports) to prohibit the Committee on Rules from reporting a rule or order that would waive clause 5 (on the divisibility of questions under debate) of Rule XVI.