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§ 907b.
Modification of Presidential order
Introduction of joint resolution
Procedures for consideration of joint resolutions
Referral to committee
Consideration in Senate
Debate in Senate
In the Senate, debate on a joint resolution introduced under subsection (a), amendments thereto, and all debatable motions and appeals in connection therewith shall be limited to not more than 10 hours, which shall be divided equally between the majority leader and the minority leader (or their designees).
A motion to postpone, or a motion to proceed to the consideration of other business is not in order. A motion to reconsider the vote by which the joint resolution is agreed to or disagreed to is not in order, and a motion to recommit the joint resolution is not in order.
No amendment that is not germane to the provisions of the joint resolution or to the order issued under section 904 of this title shall be in order in the Senate. In the Senate, an amendment, any amendment to an amendment, or any debatable motion or appeal is debatable for not to exceed 30 minutes to be equally divided between, and controlled by, the mover and the majority leader (or their designees), except that in the event that the majority leader favors the amendment, motion, or appeal, the minority leader (or the minority leader’s designee) shall control the time in opposition to the amendment, motion, or appeal.
In the Senate, an amendment that is otherwise in order shall be in order notwithstanding the fact that it amends the joint resolution in more than one place or amends language previously amended. It shall not be in order in the Senate to vote on the question of agreeing to such a joint resolution or any amendment thereto unless the figures then contained in such joint resolution or amendment are mathematically consistent.
Vote on final passage
Conference reports
Resolution from other House
If, before the passage by the Senate of a joint resolution of the Senate introduced under subsection (a), the Senate receives from the House of Representatives a joint resolution introduced under subsection (a), then the following procedures shall apply:
The joint resolution of the House of Representatives shall not be referred to a committee and shall be placed on the calendar.
With respect to a joint resolution introduced under subsection (a) in the Senate—
the procedure in the Senate shall be the same as if no joint resolution had been received from the House; but
the vote on final passage shall be on the joint resolution of the House if it is identical to the joint resolution then pending for passage in the Senate; or
if the joint resolution from the House is not identical to the joint resolution then pending for passage in the Senate and the Senate then passes the Senate joint resolution, the Senate shall be considered to have passed the House joint resolution as amended by the text of the Senate joint resolution.
Upon disposition of the joint resolution received from the House, it shall no longer be in order to consider the resolution originated in the Senate.
Senate action on House resolution
(Pub. L. 99–177, title II, § 258A, as added Pub. L. 101–508, title XIII, § 13101(f), Nov. 5, 1990, 104 Stat. 1388–595.)
cite as: 2 USC 907b