Text: H.Res.595 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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[H. Res. 595 Engrossed in House (EH)]

H. Res. 595

                In the House of Representatives, U. S.,

                                                        March 27, 2012.
    Resolved, That at any time after the adoption of this resolution the Speaker 
may, pursuant to clause 2(b) of rule XVIII, declare the House resolved into the 
Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for consideration of the 
bill (H.R. 3309) to amend the Communications Act of 1934 to provide for greater 
transparency and efficiency in the procedures followed by the Federal 
Communications Commission. The first reading of the bill shall be dispensed 
with. All points of order against consideration of the bill are waived. General 
debate shall be confined to the bill and shall not exceed one hour equally 
divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee 
on Energy and Commerce. After general debate the bill shall be considered for 
amendment under the five-minute rule. It shall be in order to consider as an 
original bill for the purpose of amendment under the five-minute rule the 
amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Energy 
and Commerce now printed in the bill. The committee amendment in the nature of a 
substitute shall be considered as read. All points of order against the 
committee amendment in the nature of a substitute are waived. No amendment to 
the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute shall be in order except 
those printed in the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying this 
resolution. Each such amendment 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, shall not be 
subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the 
question in the House or in the Committee of the Whole. All points of order 
against such amendments are waived. At the conclusion of consideration of the 
bill for amendment the Committee shall rise and report the bill to the House 
with such amendments as may have been adopted. Any Member may demand a separate 
vote in the House on any amendment adopted in the Committee of the Whole to the 
bill or to the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute. The previous 
question shall be considered as ordered on the bill and amendments thereto to 
final passage without intervening motion except one motion to recommit with or 
without instructions.
    Sec. 2.  The Speaker may appoint Members to perform the duties of the Chair 
for the duration of the period from March 29, 2012, through April 16, 2012, as 
though under clause 8(a) of rule I.
            Attest:

                                                                          Clerk.