H. Res. 501: H.R. 626 - Federal Employees Paid Parental Leave Act of 2009

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY A VOICE VOTE on Wednesday,  June 3, 2009.
FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY A VOICE VOTE on Thursday, June 4, 2009.

MANAGERS: Cardoza/Sessions

111th Congress 
1st Session

H.RES 501

[Report No. 111-133]

 

H.R. 626, the Federal Employees Paid Parental Leave Act of 2009

  1. Structured rule.  
  1. Provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
  1. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill except for clauses 9 and 10 of rule XXI.
  1. Provides that the bill shall be considered as read.
  1. Waives all points of order against provisions in the bill.  This waiver does not affect the point of order available under clause 9 of rule XXI (regarding earmark disclosure).
  1. No amendments shall be in order except those amendments printed in the Rules Committee report accompanying the resolution.
  1. Provides that the amendments made in order may be offered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a Member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question in the House or in the Committee of the Whole.
  1. Waives all points of order against the amendments printed in the report except for clauses 9 and 10 of rule XXI.
  1. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

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RESOLUTION

Resolved, That at any time after the adoption of this resolution the Speaker may, pursuant to clause 2(b) of rule XVIII, declare the House resolved into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for consideration of the bill (H.R. 626) to provide that 4 of the 12 weeks of parental leave made available to a Federal employee shall be paid leave, and for other purposes.  The first reading of the bill shall be dispensed with.  All points of order against consideration of the bill are waived except those arising under clause 9 or 10 of rule XXI.  General debate shall be confined to the bill and shall not exceed one hour equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.  After general debate the bill shall be considered for amendment under the five-minute rule.  The bill shall be considered as read.  All points of order against provisions in the bill are waived.  Notwithstanding clause 11 of rule XVIII, no amendment to the bill shall be in order except those printed in the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying this resolution.  Each such amendment may be offered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a Member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question in the House or in the Committee of the Whole.  All points of order against such amendments are waived except those arising under clause 9 or 10 of rule XXI.  At the conclusion of consideration of the bill for amendment the Committee shall rise and report the bill to the House with such amendments as may have been adopted.  The previous question shall be considered as ordered on the bill and amendments thereto to final passage without intervening motion except one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

SUMMARY OF AMENDMENTS PROPOSED TO BE MADE IN ORDER

(summaries derived from information provided by sponsors)

Sponsor

#

Description

Debate Time

1. Issa (CA)

#1

Would require employees to use all accrued leave before receiving additional paid parental leave and would require additional paid parental leave to be treated as a repayable advance.

(10 minutes)

2. Green, Al (TX)

#2

Would direct the Office of Personnel Management to take into consideration the impact of increased paid parental leave on lower-income and economically disadvantaged employees and their children when evaluating whether to promulgate regulations increasing the amount of paid parental leave offered to federal employees.

(10 minutes)

3. Bright (AL)

#6

Would clarify that federal employees (including those in the executive branch, legislative branch, Library of Congress, and GAO) who are called into active duty as members of the National Guard or Reserves will be allowed to count the time of that service towards their total time of employment, for purposes of receiving benefits created in the underlying bill.

(10 minutes)