(1) as an exercise of the rulemaking power of each House of Congress, respectively, and
as such it is deemed a part of the rules of each House, respectively, but applicable
only with respect to the procedure to be followed in the House in the case of resolutions
described by subsection (b) of this section and it supersedes other rules only to
the extent that it is inconsistent therewith; and
(2) with full recognition of the constitutional right of either House to change the rules
(so far as those relate to the procedure of that House) at any time, in the same manner
and to the same extent as in the case of any other rule of such House.
For purposes of this section, the term “resolution” means a joint resolution, the resolving clause of which is as follows: “That the
House of Representatives and Senate approve the recommendation of the President for
___ in ___ submitted to the Congress on ___ 19__.”, the first blank space therein to be filled in with appropriate activity, the second
blank space therein to be filled in with the name or description of the area of land
affected by the activity, and the third blank space therein to be filled with the
date on which the President submits his recommendation to the House of Representatives
and the Senate. Such resolution may also include material relating to the application and effect
of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 to the recommendation.
A resolution once introduced with respect to such Presidential recommendation shall
be referred to one or more committees (and all resolutions with respect to the same
Presidential recommendation shall be referred to the same committee or committees)
by the President of the Senate or the Speaker of the House of Representatives, as
the case may be.
Except as otherwise provided in this section the provisions of section 719f(d) of Title 15 shall apply to the consideration of the resolution.
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