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Amendment Process for Consideration of H.R. 839, Hamp Termination Act of 2011; and H.R. 861, NSP Termination Act

Floor Speech

Location: Washington, DC

Mr. DREIER. Mr. Speaker, the Committee on Rules is scheduled to meet on Tuesday, March 15, at 3 p.m., to grant a rule, which may limit the amendment process for floor consideration of H.R. 839, the HAMP Termination Act of 2011, and H.R. 861, the NSP Termination Act.

Any Member wishing to offer an amendment to either bill must submit an electronic copy of the amendment and description via the committee's Web site. 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, upstairs, of the Capitol by 10 a.m., Tuesday, March 15. Both electronic and hard copies must be received by the date and time specified. Members should draft their amendments to the text of the bills as ordered reported by the Committee on Financial Services, which are available on the Rules Committee Web site.

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 that their amendments comply with the rules of the House and the Congressional Budget Act.

If Members have any questions, please contact me or the Rules Committee staff.

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