The Committee on Rules may meet the week of March 28th to grant a rule, which could limit the amendment process for floor consideration of H.R. 658, the FAA Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2011.
Any Member wishing to offer an amendment must submit an electronic copy of the amendment and description via the Committee’s website. Members must also submit 30 hard copies of the amendment, one copy of a brief explanation of the amendment, and an amendment log in form to the Rules Committee in room H-312 of the Capitol by 3 p.m. on Tuesday, March 29, 2011. Both electronic and hard copies must be received by the date and time specified. Members should draft their amendments to the Rules Committee Print dated March 22, 2011, which is posted on the Rules Committee website. The Rules Committee Print consists of the text of H.R. 658, as reported by the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, H.R. 970 as ordered reported by the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, and H.R. 1034 as ordered reported by the Committee on Ways and Means, with certain other minor changes.
Members should use the Office of Legislative Counsel to ensure that their amendments are drafted in the most appropriate format. Members should also check with the Office of the Parliamentarian, the Committee on the Budget, and the Congressional Budget Office to be certain their amendments comply with the rules of the House and the Congressional Budget Act. If you have any questions, please contact myself or Stephen Cote of the Committee staff at extension 5-9191.