Description: TO AGREE TO H. RES. 657, THE RULE FOR CONSIDERATION OF H.R. 10710, THE TRADE REFORM ACT OF 1973.
Bill summary: Provides that upon the adoption of this resolution it shall be in order to move that the House resolve itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union for the consideration of the bill (
) to promote the development of an open, nondiscriminatory, and fair world economic system, to stimulate the economic growth of the United States, and for other purposes, and all points of order against said bill are hereby waived. States that after general debate, which shall
be confined to the bill and shall continue not to exceed seven hours, six hours to be equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Ways and Means, and one hour to be controlled by Representative John H. Dent, of Pennsylvania, the bill shall be considered as having been read for amendment. Requires that no amendment shall be in order to said bill except amendments offered by direction of the Committee on Ways and Means, an amendment offered to section 402 of said bill containing the text printed on pages H9106-9107 of the Congressional Record of October 16, 1973, an amendment proposing to strike out title IV of said bill and an amendment proposing to strike out title V of said bill, and said amendments shall be in order, any rule of the House to the contrary notwithstanding, but shall not be subject to amendment. Stipulates that, at the conclusion of the consideration of the bill for amendment, the Committee shall rise and report the bill to the House with such amendments as may have been adopted, and the previous question shall be considered as ordered on the bill and amendments thereto to final passage without intervening motion except one motion to recommit.
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Bill titles: A resolution providing for the consideration of the bill (H.R. 10710) to promote the development of an open, nondiscriminatory, and fair world economic system, to stimulate the economic growth of the United States, and for other purposes.
Original source documents: Digest of the Congressional Record vol. 119-193, p. H10925;
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