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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     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

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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.

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