April 13, 2000 - Issue: Vol. 146, No. 47 — Daily Edition106th Congress (1999 - 2000) - 2nd Session
MAKING IN ORDER AT ANY TIME CONSIDERATION OF H.R. 3439, RADIO BROADCASTING PRESERVATION ACT OF 2000; Congressional Record Vol. 146, No. 47
(House of Representatives - April 13, 2000)
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[Pages H2258-H2259] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] MAKING IN ORDER AT ANY TIME CONSIDERATION OF H.R. 3439, RADIO BROADCASTING PRESERVATION ACT OF 2000 Mr. DREIER. Mr. Speaker, I ask unanimous consent that it be in order at any time for the Speaker, as though pursuant to clause 2(b) of rule XVIII, to declare the House resolved into the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3439) to prohibit the Federal Communications Commission from establishing rules authorizing the operation of new, low power FM radio stations and that consideration of the bill proceed according to the following order: (1) the first reading of the bill shall be dispensed with; (2) general debate shall be confined to the bill and shall not exceed 1 hour equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Commerce; (3) the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Commerce now printed in the bill shall be [[Page H2259]] considered as an original bill for the purpose of amendment under the 5-minute rule and shall be considered as read; (4) points of order against the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute for failure to comply with clause 7 of rule XVI are waived; (5) during consideration of the bill for amendment, the Chairman of the Committee of the Whole may accord priority in recognition on the basis of whether the Member offering an amendment has caused it to be printed in the portion of the Congressional Record designated for that purpose in clause 8 of rule XVIII. Amendments so printed shall be considered as read; (6) the Chairman of the Committee of the Whole may: (1) postpone until a time during further consideration in the Committee of the Whole a request for a recorded vote on any amendment, and (2) reduce to 5 minutes the minimum time for electronic voting on any postponed question that follows another electronic vote without intervening business, provided that the minimum time for electronic voting on the first in any series of questions shall be 15 minutes; (7) 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; (8) 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; and that House Resolution 472 be laid on the table. The SPEAKER pro tempore. Is there objection to the request of the gentleman from California? There was no objection. ____________________