[House Report 106-136] [From the U.S. Government Publishing Office] 106th Congress Report HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES 1st Session 106-136 ====================================================================== PROVIDING FOR THE CONSIDERATION OF H.R. 1555, INTELLIGENCE AUTHORIZATION ACT FOR FISCAL YEAR 2000 _______ May 12, 1999.--Referred to the House Calendar and ordered to be printed _______ Mr. Goss, from the Committee on Rules, submitted the following R E P O R T [To accompany H. Res. 167] The Committee on Rules, having had under consideration House Resolution 167, by a nonrecord vote, report the same to the House with the recommendation that the resolution be adopted. summary of provisions of resolution The resolution provides for the consideration of H.R. 1555, the ``Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2000,'' under a modified open rule. The rule provides one hour of general debate divided equally between the chairman and ranking minority member of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. The rule makes in order the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence as an original bill for the purpose of amendment. The rule provides that the amendment in the nature of a substitute shall be considered by title and that each title shall be considered as read. The rule waives points of order against the amendment in the nature of a substitute for failure to comply with clause 7 of rule XVI (prohibiting nongermane amendments). The rule makes in order only those amendments printed in the Congressional Record. The rule provides that each amendment printed in the Congressional Record may be offered only by the Member who caused it to be printed or his designee, and each amendment shall be considered as read. The rule allows the Chairman of the Committee of the Whole to postpone votes during consideration of the bill, and to reduce voting time to five minutes on a postponed question if the vote follows a fifteen minute vote. Finally, the rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions. The waiver of clause 7 of rule XVI against the amendment in the nature of a substitute is necessary because of the addition of title V in the amendment in the nature of a substitute, which was not in the original bill and broadens the scope of the bill.