[House Report 106-637] [From the U.S. Government Publishing Office] 106th Congress Report HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES 2d Session 106-637 ====================================================================== PROVIDING FOR THE CONSIDERATION OF H.R. 3916, A BILL TO AMEND THE INTERNAL REVENUE CODE OF 1986 TO REPEAL THE EXCISE TAX ON TELEPHONE AND OTHER COMMUNICATION SERVICES _______ May 23, 2000.--Referred to the House Calendar and ordered to be printed _______ Mr. Linder, from the Committee on Rules, submitted the following R E P O R T [To accompany H. Res. 511] The Committee on Rules, having had under consideration House Resolution 511, 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 consideration in the House of H.R. 3916, a bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the excise tax on telephone and other communication services, under a closed rule. The rule provides one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Ways and Means. The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill. The rule provides that the amendment recommended by the Committee on Ways and Means now printed in the bill shall be considered as adopted upon adoption of the resolution. Finally, the rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions. The waiver of all points of order includes a waiver of clause 4(a) of rule XIII (requiring a three-day layover of the committee report) because the report was not filed until Monday, May 22, and the bill may be considered by the House as early as Wednesday, May 24.