Proceedings, Debates of the U.S. Congress
PERMISSION TO ENTERTAIN MOTIONS TO SUSPEND THE RULES ON WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 1996
(House of Representatives - August 01, 1996)
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[Page H9811] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] PERMISSION TO ENTERTAIN MOTIONS TO SUSPEND THE RULES ON WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 1996 Mr. ARMEY. Mr. Speaker, I ask unanimous consent that notwithstanding clause 1 of rule XXVII, the Speaker may entertain motions to suspend the rules on Wednesday, September 4, 1996. The SPEAKER pro tempore. Is there objection to the request of the gentleman from Texas? Mr. FROST. Mr. Speaker, reserving the right to object, I do not intend to object. I would, however, like to clarify with the distinguished majority leader our understanding of what the procedure will be on Wednesday, September 4, with regard to suspensions. It is our understanding that his office will supply us with the final list of suspensions he intends to consider on September 4 by noon on August 21st. We have requested this information from him in order to notify our Members in advance just what bill will be under consideration so that our Members who are interested in debating the bills could arrange to be here. It is our understanding that no additional bills will be added to this list without the unanimous consent of the minority. Mr. ARMEY. Mr. Speaker, will the gentleman yield? Mr. FROST. I yield to the gentleman from Texas. Mr. ARMEY. Mr. Speaker, the gentleman is absolutely correct in the way he has stated it. We will supply that list by the 21st of August noon, and that indeed no other suspension would be brought up except by additional unanimous consent. And I would, again, like to express my appreciation for the leadership on the minority side of the aisle for their cooperation in working with us on this. Mr. FROST. Mr. Speaker, I thank the majority leader, and I withdraw my reservation of objection. The SPEAKER pro tempore. Is there objection to the request of the gentleman from Texas? There was no objection. ____________________