Further Amendment Process Announcement for H.R. 4909

Dear Colleague:

I would like to remind all Members that H.R. 4909, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017, will be before the Committee on Rules the week of May 16th. 

Due to the large number of amendments received, and in order to accommodate the House floor schedule, the Committee intends to make in order a group of amendments as part of the general debate rule, which was previously announced for Monday, May 16, 2016 at 5:00 PM.       

This group of amendments will be posted on the Rules Committee website after filing of the rule on Monday evening.  While sponsors of these amendments made in order will not have the opportunity to testify before the Committee, any statement for the official committee record is welcome to be submitted before 3:00 PM on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 in H-312 The Capitol. 

Additional amendments will be made in order at the Committee’s amendment consideration meeting on Tuesday.  Members whose amendments were not made in order under the general debate rule and who wish to testify before the Committee are invited to do so at this meeting. 

If you have any questions, please contact myself or Stephen Cote of the Committee staff at 225-9191.



May 13, 2016