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Committee offices their written notice that a special meeting

will be held at a specified date and hour to consider a

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filed, the Committee shall meet on that date and hour.

Immediately upon the filing of such a notice, the Staff Director shall notify all members of the Committee that such special meeting will be held at the specified date and hour

to consider the specified measure (s) or matter(s).

Only the

measure(s) or matter (s) so specified in the meeting notice

as filed by the majority of Committee members and transmitted

to all Committee members may be considered at a special

meeting.

C.

Vice Chairman.--The [full] Committee shall, by a majority vote, designate one of its members as Vice Chairman who shall perform such duties as the Chairman may direct in

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present at any Committee meeting, the Vice Chairman or, in

his absence, the ranking member of the majority party on the Committee who is present shall preside at that meeting. If the Chairman is not present at any Subcommittee meeting, the ranking member of the majority party who is present shall preside at that meeting.

Committee and Subcommittee Meetings Prohibited.-

ca) e.

The Committee or any of its

Subcommittees may not sit,

without special leave, while the House is reading a measure

for amendment under the five-minute rule.

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the markup of legislation, shall be open to the public

except when the Committee or Subcommittee, in open session

and with a majority present, determines by rollcall vote that all or part of the remainder of the meeting on that day shall be closed to the publicę Provided, however, that no]. No

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person other than members of the Committee or Subcommittee

and such congressional staff and departmental representatives

as the Committee or Subcommittee may authorize shall be

present at any business or markup session which has been

closed to the public.

This paragraph does not apply to

Committee or Subcommittee hearings or to any meeting that,

as announced by the Chairman of the Committee or Subcommittee, relates solely to internal budget or personnel matters.

(E) g:

Records and Rollcalls.--A complete record of

all Committee or Subcommittee action shall be kept in the

form of written minutes, including a record of the votes on

any question as to which a rollcall is demanded.

A rollcall

vote shall be ordered upon demand by one-fifth of the members

present.

The record of such action and the results of the

rollcall votes during each session of the Congress shall be

made available by the Committee, upon request, for public

inspection during regular office hours in the Committee

offices and upon telephone request. The information so

available on rollcall votes shall include a brief description

of the amendment, motion, order or other proposition; the

name of each member voting for and each member voting against

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such amendment, motion, order or other proposition; whether

such vote was by proxy or in person; and names of those

members present but not voting.

A stenographic record of a

business meeting of the Committee or Subcommittee may be kept and may thereafter be published if the Chairman of the

Committee determines there is need for such a record.

The

proceedings of the Committee or Subcommittee in a closed

meeting other than rollcall votes) shall not be divulged

unless otherwise determined by a majority of the Committee

or Subcommittee. See Rule IV-f for publication of the minutes of meetings.

[g) h. Quorums.--A majority of the members of the (full) Committee or (and each of the) Subcommittee shall constitute a quorum of the Committee or Subcommittee for the purpose of convening meetings, conducting business, and

voting on any matter: Provided, That the Chairman of the

(full) Committee may determine that one-third of the members of the (full) Committee shall constitute a quorum of the (full) Committee at any meeting for such purpose (other than for the reporting of any measure or recommendation, and voting on the authorization of subpoenas and on the closing of hearings and business meetings to the public) if he gives written notice to that effect to the members prior to the

meeting. Dany Committee member present at a Committee meeting may make a point of order that a quorum is not

present under the conditions set forth above, but a quorum shall be deemed present unless a member objects to the

transaction of business because of the lack of a quorum.)

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Proxy Voting.--A member may vote by proxy on any

matter before the Committee or Subcommittee by proxy) other

than the issuance of a subpoena pursuant to Rule III-b.

The

proxy authorization shall be in writing, shall assert that

the member is absent on official business or is otherwise

unable to be present at the Committee or Subcommittee meeting,

shall designate the member who is to execute the proxy

authorization and shall be limited to a specific measure or

matter and any amendments or motions pertaining thereto. A

member may authorize a general proxy only for motions to

recess, adjourn, or other procedural matters.

Each proxy to

be effective shall be signed by the member assigning the

vote and shall contain the date and time of day the proxy is

signed as well as the date or dates during which it is to be

effective.

The proxy form required by the Committee or

Subcommittee is appended to these rules as Appendix A.

In

order to be cast in a vote it shall be filed with the Committee

or Subcommittee during such vote and must be placed on file

with the Staff Director.

Proxies shall not be counted

toward a quorum.

[i] .

Location of Persons at Meetings.--No person

other than a Member of Congress or Committee or Subcommittee

staff may walk in or be seated at the rostrum area of the

Committee or Subcommittee unless the Chairman or a majority

of the Committee or Subcommittee determines otherwise.

G) k.

Consideration of Amendments and motions.--A

member, upon request, may be recognized by the Chairman to

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address the Committee or Subcommittee at a meeting for not

more than five minutes on behalf of an amendment or motion

offered by himself or another member, or upon any other

matter under consideration, unless he receives unanimous

consent to extend the time limit. Every amendment, substitute

amendment, amendment to an amendment, or amendment in the

nature of a substitute made in Committee or Subcommittee

that is substantial as determined by the Chairman shall, upon the demand of any member present, be reduced to writing, and a copy thereof shall be made available to all members

present:

Provided, That such amendment shall remain pending

before the Committee or Subcommittee and may not be voted

upon until the requirements of this section have been met.

[k] 1. Points of Order .--No point of order, other than a point of order that a quorum (was) is not present,

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against the hearing or meeting procedures of the Committee

or Subcommittee shall be sustained unless it is made in a

timely fashion either at the commencement of the hearing or

meeting or at the time such occasion for a point of order

first occurs.

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