102 STAT. 2270-56
PUBLIC LAW 100-463—OCT. 1, 1988
(d) FLOOR ACTION.—(1) When the Committee on Foreign Relations has reported, or has been discharged under subsection (c) from further consideration of such joint resolution, notwithstanding any rule or precedent of the Senate, including Rule 22, it is at any time thereafter in order (even though a previous motion to the same effect has been disagreed to) for the Majority Leader, after consultation with the Minority Leader, to move to proceed to the consideration of the joint resolution and, except as provided in paragraph (2) of this subsection (insofar as it relates to germaneness and relevancy of amendments), all points of order against the joint resolution and consideration of the joint resolution are waived. The motion is privileged in the Senate and is not debatable. The motion is not subject to a motion to postpone. A motion to reconsider the vote by which the motion is agreed to or disagreed to shall be in order, except that such motion may not be entered for future disposition. If a motion to proceed to the consideration of the joint resolution is agreed to, the joint resolution shall remain the unfinished business of the Senate, to the exclusion of all other business, until disposed of. (2)(A) Consideration in the Senate of the joint resolution, and all amendments and debatable motions in connection therewith, shall be limited to not more than 10 hours, which, except as otherwise provided in this section, shall be equally divided between, and controlled by, the Majority Leader and the Minority Leader, or by their designees. The Majority Leader or the Minority Leader or their designees may, from the time under their control on the joint resolution, allot additional time to any Senator during the consideration of any amendment, debatable motion, or appeal. (B)(i) Subject to subparagraph (ii), only amendments which are germane and relevant to the joint resolution are in order. Debate on any amendment to the joint resolution shall be limited to 2 hours, except that debate on any amendment to an amendment shall be limited to 1 hour. The time of debate for each amendment shall be equally divided between, and controlled by, the mover of the amendment and the manager of the joint resolution, except that in the event the manager is in favor of any such amendment, the time in opposition thereto shall be controlled by the Minority Leader or his designee. (ii) It shall be in order for the Majority Leader or the Minority Leader to offer one amendment to strike out the text of the House originated measure and insert in lieu thereof the following text: "That the Congress hereby authorizes the President to transport to the Nicaraguan Resistance all previously appropriated assistance held in title by the Nicaraguan Resistance and provides, if requested, (A) the authority for the interchangeability of the assistance with certain equipment, and (B) the transportation of humanitarian and military assistance in the same transportation system.". (C) A motion to postpone the joint resolution is not in order. A motion to reconsider the vote by which the joint resolution is agreed to or disagreed to is in order, except that such motion may not be entered for future disposition, and debate on such motion shall be limited to 1 hour. (3) Whenever all the time for debate on a joint resolution has been used or yielded back, no further amendments may be proposed, and the vote on the adoption of the joint resolution shall occur, except that a single quorum call at the conclusion of the debate if requested in accordance with the rules of the Senate may occur immediately before such vote.