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Jul 01, 1999

AMENDMENT PROCESS FOR H.R. 434, "THE AFRICA GROWTH AND OPPORTUNITY ACT"

The Rules Committee is expected to meet the week of July 12th to grant a rule which may limit the amendment process for floor consideration of H.R. 434, the "Africa Growth and Opportunity Act."

Any Member contemplating an amendment to H.R. 434 should submit 55 copies of the amendment and a brief explanation of the amendment to the Rules Committee, no later than Noon on Tuesday, July 13th. The Rules Committee office is in H-312 of the Capitol.

Amendments should be drafted to the text of the bill as reported by the Ways and Means Committee on June 17th.

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 Eric Pelletier of the Rules Committee staff at 5-9191 if you have any further questions.