[House Report 106-85]
[From the U.S. Government Publishing Office]

106th Congress                                                   Report
  1st Session           HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES                 106-85


                          RELIANCE ACT OF 1999


   April 12, 1999.--Referred to the House Calendar and ordered to be 


 Mr. Diaz-Balart, from the Committee on Rules, submitted the following

                              R E P O R T

                       [To accompany H. Res. 136]

    The Committee on Rules, having had under consideration 
House Resolution 136, by a nonrecord vote, report the same to 
the House with the recommendation that the resolution be 

               brief summary of provisions of resolution

    The resolution provides for the consideration of H.R. 1143, 
the ``Microenterprise for Self-Reliance Act of 1999,'' 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 International Relations.
    The rule waives clause 4(a) of rule XIII (requiring a 
three-day layover of the committee report) against 
consideration of the bill. This waiver is necessary because the 
committee report was not filed until Monday, April 12, and the 
bill is scheduled to be considered on the floor on Tuesday, 
April 13. The rule provides that the bill shall be read by 
    The rule authorizes the Chair to accord priority in 
recognition to Members who have preprinted their amendments in 
the Congressional Record. The rule allows for 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.