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Rodney Frelinghuysen, R-NJ 11th
Mr. FRELINGHUYSEN. Madam Chair, I make a point of order against the amendment because it proposes to change existing law and constitutes legislation in an appropriation bill and, therefore, it violates clause 2 of rule XXI.
The rule states in pertinent part:
``An amendment to a general appropriation bill shall not be in order if changing existing law.''
The amendment requires a new determination.
I ask for a ruling from the Chair.
The Acting CHAIR. Does any other Member wish to be heard on the point of order?
The Chair finds that this amendment includes language requiring a new determination by a relevant agency of the effects of its activities.
The amendment, therefore, constitutes legislation in violation of clause 2 of rule XXI.
The point of order is sustained, and the amendment is not in order.
AMENDMENT OFFERED BY MR.