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Nov 04, 1999

AMENDMENT PROCESS FOR H.R. 3073, THE FATHERS COUNT ACT OF 1999

The Rules Committee is planning to meet the week of November 8 to grant a rule which may limit the amendment process on H.R. 3073, The Fathers Count Act of 1999.

Any Member who wishes to offer an amendment should submit 55 copies and a brief explanation of the amendment by 3 p.m. on Monday, November 8, to the Rules Committee in room H-312 in the Capitol. Amendments should be drafted to an amendment in the nature of a substitute offered by Representative Nancy Johnson which will be printed in today’s Congressional Record and numbered 1. The text of the amendment will also be available on the Education and the Workforce Committee’s web site as well as the Ways and Means Committee’s web site. This amendment in the nature of a substitute combines the Welfare to Work provisions reported by the Education and the Workforce Committee with H.R. 3073. It is the intention of the Rules Committee to make in order the amendment by Representative Johnson as base text for the purpose of further amendment.

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 Bernhardt at x 5-9191.