Ok well, this still doesn't really explain it.
Wow, all these rules are crazy and a bit silly. I can't imagine wanting to be in congress just because learning these rules is so daunting. LOL
INSERTING STATEMENTS IN THE RECORD
By Unanimous Consent or General Leave
WHY? (1)To insert a written statement in the Record after remarks actually made; or (2) to include remarks you would have made had debate time been available.
HOW? (1)Ensure the bill Manager has obtained General Leave for all Members; or (2) ask the Manager to yield for a unanimous consent request. If proceeding by unanimous consent, once recognized, say:
I ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks in support of (or opposition to) the bill/amendment.
at 5:25 PM on Mar. 21, 2010