[House Report 106-627] [From the U.S. Government Publishing Office] 106th Congress Report HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES 2d Session 106-627 ====================================================================== PROVIDING FOR THE CONSIDERATION OF H.R. 4392, THE INTELLIGENCE AUTHORIZATION ACT FOR FISCAL YEAR 2001 _______ May 18, 2000.--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. 506] The Committee on Rules, having had under consideration House Resolution 506, by a nonrecord vote, report the same to the House with the recommendation that the resolution be adopted. summary of provisions of the resolution The resolution provides for the consideration of H.R. 4392, the Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2001, 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 waives points of order against consideration of the bill for failure to comply with clause 4(a) of rule XIII (requiring a three-day availability of the report). The waiver of clause 4(a) of rule XIII is necessary because the report to accompany H.R. 4392 was not available until May 17th and the bill may be considered on the House floor as early as May 19th. The rule provides that it shall be in order to consider as an original bill for the purpose of amendment the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence now printed in the bill. 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 committee amendment in the nature of a substitute for failure to comply with clause 7 of rule XVI (prohibiting nongermane amendments). The waiver of clause 7 of rule XVI is necessary because the amendment in the nature of a substitute contains new provisions not included in the bill as introduced. The rule provides for the consideration of only pro forma amendments for the purpose of debate and those amendments preprinted in the Congressional Record prior to their consideration, which may be offered only by the Member who caused it to be printed or his designee, and 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.