tv [untitled] CSPAN June 4, 2009 4:30pm-5:00pm EDT
for what purpose does the gentleman from california rise? >> i call up house resolution 501 and ask for its immediate consideration. the speaker pro tempore: clerk will report the resolution. the clerk: house resolution 501, resolved that at any time after the adoption of thisres. thrirkse speaker may, pursuant to clause 2b of clause 18, resolve the house into the committee of the whole house on the state of the union in consideration of h.r. 626 to provide that four of the 12 weeks of parental leave made available to federal employee shall be paid leave. eall points of order against consideration of the bill are waived, except those arising under clause 9 or 10 of rule 10. general debate shall be confined to the bill and shall not exceed one hour, equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the committee on oversight and government reform.
after general debate, the bill shall be considered for amendment under the five-minute rule. all points of order against the bill are waived, notwithstanding clause 11 of rule 18, no amendment shall be in order except those printed in the report of the committee on rules in this resolution. each shall be offered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered onled by a member dez ignaretted in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time listed in the report, shall not be subject to amendment and shall not be subject to demand for the division of the question in the house or the committee of the whole. all points of order against such amendments are waived except those arising under clause 9 or 10 of rule 21. at the conclusion of the bill for amendment, the committee shall rise and report the bill back@house with such amendments as have been adopted. without intervening motion
except one motion to recommit, with or without instructions. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california is recognized for one hour. >> thank you, madam speaker. for the purpose of debate only, i yield the customary 30 minutes to the gentleman from texas, mr. sessions. all time yielded in consideration of the rule is for debate only. i ask unanimous consent that all members have five legislative days within which to revise and extend their remarks on house resolution 501. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. mr. cardoza: i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. cardoza: house resolution 501 provides for consideration of h.r. 626 the federal employees paid parental leave act of 2009, under a structured rule. the rule provides for one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking member of the committee on oversight and government reform.
the rule makes in order three amendments listed in the rules committee report, each debatable for 10 minutes. the rule also provides a motion to recommit with or without instructions. madam speaker, i rise today not as a democrat or a republican but as a father. nothing can replace the first few days and weeks between a parent and a newborn or a newly adopted child. when the bond that is forged is critical and sets the foundation for the entire -- for the child's entire later life. it is in these first few moments that a child's emotional and physical health and development is established. time which cannot be made up for later in life once it's lost. yet many parents are unable to forge this bond simply because forge this bond simply because they cannot afford to take
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