PERMISSION TO ENTERTAIN MOTIONS TO SUSPEND THE RULES ON WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 1996
(House of Representatives - August 01, 1996)

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  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.

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