[House Report 106-637]
[From the U.S. Government Publishing Office]



106th Congress                                                   Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 2d Session                                                     106-637

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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

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May 23, 2000.--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. 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.