H. Res. 1674: H.R. 847 – James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010; H.R. 2378, the Currency Reform for Fair Trade Act; Senate Amendment to H.R. 2701 – Intelligence Authorization Act for 2010

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY VOICE VOTE on Wednesday, September 29, 2010.
FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 234-183 AFTER AFREEING TO THE PREVIOUS QUESTION BY A RECORD VOTE OF 235-183 on Wednesday, September 29, 2010.

MANAGERS: Arcuri/Diaz-Balart

111th Congress 
2nd Session

H.RES 1674

[Report No. 111-648]

 

 H.R. 847 – James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010

H.R. 2378, the Currency Reform for Fair Trade Act

Senate Amendment to H.R. 2701 – Intelligence Authorization Act for 2010

1.      Provides a closed rule for consideration of H.R. 847.

2.      Provides one hour of debate in the House, with 30 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, 20 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on the Judiciary, and 10 minute equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Ways and Means.

3.      Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill except those arising under clause 9 or 10 of rule XXI.

4.      Provides that in lieu of the amendments recommended by the Committee on Energy and Commerce and the Committee on the Judiciary, the amendment in the nature of a substitute printed in the report of the Committee on Rules shall be considered as adopted.

5.      Provides that the bill, as amended, shall be considered as read.

6.      Waives all points of order against the bill, as amended.  This does not affect the point of order available under clause 9 of rule XXI (regarding earmark disclosure).

7.      Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

8.      Provides a closed rule for consideration of H.R. 2378.

9.      Provides one hour of debate in the House equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Ways and Means.

10.  Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill except those arising under clause 9 or 10 of rule XXI.

11.  Provides that the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Ways and Means shall be considered as adopted.

12.  Provides that the bill, as amended, shall be considered as read.

13.  Waives all points of order against provisions of the bill, as amended.  This waiver does not affect the point of order available under clause 9 of rule XXI (regarding earmark disclosure).

14.  Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

15.  Provides for consideration of the Senate amendment to H.R. 2701.

16.  Makes in order a motion offered by the chair of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence that the House concur in the Senate amendment.

17.  Provides one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.

18.  Waives all points of order against consideration of the motion except those arising under clause 10 of rule XXI.

19.  Provides that the Senate amendment and the motion shall be considered as read.

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RESOLUTION

            Resolved, That upon the adoption of this resolution it shall be in order to consider in the House the bill (H.R. 847) to amend the Public Health Service Act to extend and improve protections and services to individuals directly impacted by the terrorist attack in New York City on September 11, 2001, and for other purposes. All points of order against consideration of the bill are waived except those arising under clause 9 or 10 of rule XXI. In lieu of the amendments recommended by the Committees on Energy and Commerce and the Judiciary now printed in the bill, the amendment in the nature of a substitute printed in the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying this resolution shall be considered as adopted. The bill, as amended, shall be considered as read. All points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended, are waived. The previous question shall be considered as ordered on the bill, as amended, to final passage without intervening motion except: (1) one hour of debate, with 30 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, 20 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on the Judiciary, and 10 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Ways and Means; and (2) one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

                Sec. 2. Upon the adoption of this resolution it shall be in order to consider in the House the bill (H.R. 2378) to amend title VII of the Tariff Act of 1930 to clarify that fundamental exchange-rate misalignment by any foreign nation is actionable under countervailing and antidumping duty laws, and for other purposes. All points of order against consideration of the bill are waived except those arising under clause 9 or 10 of rule XXI. The amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Ways and Means now printed in the bill shall be considered as adopted. The bill, as amended, shall be considered as read. All points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended, are waived. The previous question shall be considered as ordered on the bill, as amended, to final passage without intervening motion except: (1) one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Ways and Means; and (2) one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

                Sec. 3. upon adoption of this resolution, it shall be in order to take from the Speaker's table the bill (H.R. 2701) to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2010 for intelligence and intelligence-related activities of the United States Government, the Community Management Account, and the Central Intelligence Agency Retirement and Disability System, and for other purposes, with the Senate amendment thereto, and to consider in the House, without intervention of any point of order except those arising under clause 10 of rule XXI, a motion offered by the chair of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence or his designee that the House concur in the Senate amendment. The Senate amendment and the motion shall be considered as read. The motion shall be debatable for one hour equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. The previous question shall be considered as ordered on the motion to final adoption without intervening motion.

SUMMARY OF THE AMENDMENT IN THE NATURE OF A SUBSTITUTE TO H.R. 847 PROPOSED TO BE CONSIDERED AS ADOPTED

            TEXT OF THE AMENDMENT IN THE NATURE OF A SUBSTITUTE

            The amendment in the nature of a substitute provides $7.4 billion in funding for health claims resulting from the September 11 terrorist attacks.  It amends the Public Health Service Act to establish the World Trade Center Health Program (WTC Program) within the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health to provide (1) medical monitoring and treatment benefits to eligible emergency responders and recovery and cleanup workers (including those who are federal employees) who responded to the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks; and (2) initial health evaluation, monitoring, and treatment benefits to residents and other building occupants and area workers in New York City who were directly impacted and adversely affected by such attacks.  It amends the Air Transportation Safety and System Stabilization Act to: (1) make individuals eligible for compensation under the September 11 Victim Compensation Fund of 2001 for harm as a result of debris removal; (2) extend the deadline for making a claim for compensation for physical harm not discovered before the deadline; (3) cap liability for claims related to debris removal based on the level of insurance available; (4) limit the total payment for compensation for claims filed on or after the regulations are updated pursuant to this Act; and (5) cap the amount that an individual may charge in connection with a claim under such Act, with exceptions.  Finally, it amends tax provisions that in some cases allow a subsidiary of a foreign corporation to avoid withholding tax on payments to a related subsidiary in a country that has a tax treaty with the and changes the timing of estimated corporate tax payments.