May 20, 2011
The Committee on Rules may meet the week of May 23rd to grant a rule that could limit the amendment process for floor consideration of H.R. 1745, the Jobs, Opportunity, Benefits, and Services Act of 2011. The bill was ordered reported on May 11th by the Committee on Ways and Means.
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 login form to the Rules Committee in room H-312 of the Capitol by 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 25, 2011. Both electronic and hard copies must be received by the date and time specified. Members should draft their amendments to the text of the manager’s amendment in the nature of a substitute offered by the Chairman of the Committee on Ways and Means. Both the text of the manager’s amendment in the nature of a substitute and the text of the bill as reported are available on the Rules Committee website.
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 Adam Jarvis of the Committee staff at extension 5-9191.