The Senate has reached an agreement for consideration of H.R.803, the Workforce Investment Act. The details of the agreement are below.
At a time to be determined by the Majority Leader, after consultation with the Republican Leader, the HELP Committee will be discharged from further consideration of H.R.803 and the Senate will proceed to its consideration; a Murray-Isakson-Harkin-Alexander substitute amendment, which is at the desk, will be considered and the only other amendments in order be the following amendments to the substitute:
– Flake (making the appointment and certification of a new local board permissible instead of required),
– Lee (evaluation report requirement), and
– Managers’ technical amendment.
There will be ten minutes of debate equally divided between the two Leaders, or their designees, on each amendment. Upon the use or yielding back of time, the Senate will proceed to vote in relation to the amendments in the order listed. No second degree amendments will be in order prior to the votes.
Upon disposition of the Managers’ technical amendment, the substitute amendment, as amended, if amended, will be agreed to.
The bill, as amended, will be read a third time and there will be ten minutes of debate equally divided between the two Leaders, or their designees prior to a vote on passage of the bill, as amended. If the bill is passed, the Murray-Isakson-Harkin-Alexander amendment to the title, which is at the desk, will be agreed to.