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105th Congress                                                   Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 1st Session                                                     105-88
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                  PROVIDING FOR THE CONSIDERATION OF
 
   H.R. 478, THE FLOOD PREVENTION AND FAMILY PROTECTION ACT OF 1997

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 May 6, 1997.--Referred to the House Calendar and ordered to be printed

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    Mr. Linder, from the Committee on Rules, submitted the following

                              R E P O R T

                       [To accompany H. Res. 142]

    The Committee on Rules, having had under consideration 
House Resolution 142, by a nonrecord vote, report the same to 
the House with the recommendation that the resolution be 
adopted.

               brief summary of provisions of resolution

    The resolution provides for the consideration of H.R. 478, 
the ``Flood Prevention and Family Protection Act of 1997'' 
under an open rule. The rule provides one hour of general 
debate divided equally between the chairman and ranking 
minority member of the Committee on Resources.
    The rule makes in order the Committee on Resources 
amendment in the nature of a substitute as an original bill for 
purpose of amendment. The rule also considers the Committee on 
Resources amendment in the nature of a substitute as read.
    Members who have preprinted their amendments in the Record 
prior to their consideration will be given priority in 
recognition to offer their amendments if otherwise consistent 
with House rules. Finally, the rule provides for one motion to 
recommit, with or without instructions.