3:18 PM EDT

Alcee L. Hastings, D-FL 20th

Mr. HASTINGS of Florida. Mr. Chairman, I need to make a correction.

I had two amendments in the Rules Committee last night. The one that I just read into the Record and that my friend and colleague just responded to was the one that was not made in order, but I will be very brief because the one that was made in order, amendment No. 4, which we are addressing, requires financial assurance in the form of a surety bond, a letter of credit, or other instrument that would routinely be accepted in commerce.

In the interest of time, I would only offer, Mr. Chairman, that my full statement on amendment No. 4 be placed in the Record. I am sure my colleague has time to respond to amendment No. 4. If he does not, I would be prepared to yield to him whatever time I have in order for him to respond.

I reserve the balance of my time.