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Jul 14, 1999

AMENDMENT PROCESS FOR H.R. 1995, THE TEACHER EMPOWERMENT ACT

The Rules Committee is planning to meet the week of July 19 to grant a rule which may limit the amendment process on H.R. 1995, the “Teacher Empowerment Act.”

Any Member who wishes to offer an amendment should submit 55 copies and a brief explanation of the amendment to the Rules Committee in room H-312 of the Capitol by Noon on Monday, July 19. Amendments should be drafted to the text of the bill as reported by the Education and the Workforce Committee. The bill is available at the Education and the Workforce Committee and is expected to be available on their committee web site tomorrow morning.

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. If you have any questions, please contact myself or Gena Woolner at x 5-9191.