[House Report 106-652] [From the U.S. Government Publishing Office] 106th Congress Report HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES 2d Session 106-652 ====================================================================== PROVIDING FOR THE CONSIDERATION OF H.R. 4576, THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2001 _______ June 6, 2000.--Referred to the House Calendar and ordered to be printed _______ Mrs. Myrick, from the Committee on Rules, submitted the following R E P O R T [To accompany H. Res. 514] The Committee on Rules, having had under consideration House Resolution 514, 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. 4576, the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2001, 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 Appropriations. The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill. The rule also waives points of order against provisions in the bill for failure to comply with clause 2 of rule XXI (prohibiting unauthorized or legislative provisions in a general appropriations bill and prohibiting reappropriations in a general appropriations bill). The rule allows the Chairman of the Committee of the Whole to accord priority in recognition to Members who have preprinted their amendments in the Congressional Record. The rule also 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.