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May 20, 1999

AMENDMENT PROCESS ON THE NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT FOR FISCAL YEAR 2000

The Rules Committee will be meeting the week of May 24th to grant a rule on H.R. 1401, the "National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2000." The bill was ordered reported by the Armed Services Committee on May 19. Copies of the bill and report will be available for review in the office of the Armed Services Committee on Monday, May 24. The bill is expected to be available for review on the Armed Services Committee website by the evening of Thursday, May 20.

Any Member contemplating an amendment should submit 55 copies of the amendment and a brief explanation to the Rules Committee in H-312 of the Capitol no later than Tuesday, May 25 at 5 p.m.

Amendments should be drafted to the text of the bill as ordered reported by the Armed Services Committee. Members should use the Office of Legislative Counsel to ensure that their amendments are properly drafted and should check with the Office of the Parliamentarian to be certain their amendments comply with the Rules of the House.

Please contact me or Erin Evans of the Rules Committee staff at 5-9191 if you have further questions.