H. Res. 656: H.R. 4970- Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2012; H.R. 4310- National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 7-2 on Tuesday, May 15, 2012.
FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 235-186, 1 Present AFTER AGREEING TO THE PREVIOUS QUESTION BY A RECORD VOTE OF 235-187 on May 16, 2012.

MANAGERS: Polis/Foxx

112th Congress 
2nd Session

H.RES 656

[Report No. 112-481]

 

 

H.R. 4970- Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2012

H.R. 4310- National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013

1. Closed rule for H.R. 4970.

2. Provides one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on the Judiciary.

3. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.

4. Provides that the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on the Judiciary now printed in the bill, as modified by the amendment printed in the Rules Committee report, shall be considered as adopted. The bill, as amended, shall be considered as read.

5. Waives all points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended.

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

7. General debate rule for H.R. 4310.

8. Provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Armed Services.

9. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.

10. Provides that no further consideration of the bill shall occur except pursuant to a subsequent order of the House.

RESOLUTION

Resolved, That upon the adoption of this resolution it shall be in order to consider in the House the bill (H.R. 4970) to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act of 1994. All points of order against consideration of the bill are waived. The amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on the Judiciary now printed in the bill, modified by the amendment 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, and any amendment thereto to final passage without intervening motion except: (1) one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member pfthe Committee on the Judiciary; and (2) one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

Sec. 2. 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. 4310) to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2013 for military activities of the Department of Defense, to prescribe military personnel strengths for fiscal year 2013, 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. 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 Armed Services. After general debate, the Committee of the Whole shall rise without motion. No further consideration of the bill shall be in order except pursuant to a subsequent order of the House.

SUMMARY OF THE AMENDMENT PROPOSED TO BE CONSIDERED AS ADOPTED

Sponsor

# Description

1. Adams (FL)

#1 Manager's amendment: would (i) continue the role of Vermont service center in adjudicating self-petitions by battered aliens; (ii) prohibit USCIS from interviewing alleged barterers; (iii) reduce evidentiary standards petitioners must meet; (iv) authorize domestic violence victims or Indian tribes on behalf of victims to seek protection orders from U.S. district courts against Indian or non-Indian abusers; (v) require Attorney General and HHS Secretary to provide appropriate training and technical assistance to grant recipients on how to comply with financial record-keeping and accounting practices; (vi) maintain language from 2005 re-authorization that was inadvertently omitted to authorize VA W A funds to be used for culturally specific programs; (vii) modify nondiscrimination clause to ensure that faith-based groups are not required to forfeit their ability to make employment decisions on a religious basis when they receive funds from programs; and (viii) make technical and conforming changes.