The Committee on Rules may meet the week of April 23rd to grant a rule that could limit the amendment process for floor consideration of H.R. 3523, the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act of 2011.
Any Member wishing to offer an amendment must submit an electronic copy of the amendment and description via the Rules Committee’s website. Members must also submit 30 hard copies of the amendment, one copy of a brief explanation of the amendment, and an amendment login form to the Rules Committee in room H-312 of the Capitol by 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 24, 2012. Both electronic and hard copies must be received by the date and time specified.
Members should draft their amendments to Rules Committee Print 112-20, which is posted on the Rules Committee website. Rules Committee Print 112-20 consists of the text of H.R. 3523 as reported on April 17, 2012, with additional changes recommended by the chair and ranking minority member of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.
Members should use the Office of Legislative Counsel to ensure that their amendments are drafted in the most appropriate format. Members should also check with the Office of the Parliamentarian, the Committee on the Budget, and the Congressional Budget Office to be certain their amendments comply with the rules of the House and the Congressional Budget Act. If you have any questions, please contact myself or Stephen Cote of the Committee staff at extension 5-9191.