H. Res. 658: H.R. 1638 - Iranian Leadership Asset Transparency Act; H.R. 4324 - Strengthening Oversight of Iran's Access to Finance Act

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 8-4 on Tuesday, December 12, 2017.

FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 238-182 AFTER ORDERING THE PREVIOUS QUESTION BY A RECORD VOTE OF 229-189 on Wednesday, December 13, 2017.

MANAGERS: Hastings/Buck

115th Congress

1st Session

Rule

H. RES. 658

Report No. 115-463

 

H.R. 1638 - Iranian Leadership Asset Transparency Act

H.R. 4324 - Strengthening Oversight of Iran's Access to Finance Act

  1. Structured rule for H.R. 1638.
  2. Provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Financial Services.
  3. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.
  4. Makes in order as original text for the purpose of amendment an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 115-47 and provides that it shall be considered as read.
  5. Waives all points of order against that amendment in the nature of a substitute.
  6. Makes in order only those further amendments printed in part A of the Rules Committee report. 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.
  7. Waives all points of order against the amendment printed in part A of the report.
  8. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.
  9. Structured rule for H.R. 4324.
  10. Provides one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Financial Services.
  11. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.
  12. Provides that an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 115-48 shall be considered as adopted and the bill, as amended, shall be considered as read.
  13. Waives all points of orde1· against that amendment in the nature of a substitute.
  14. Makes in order only the further amendment printed in part B of the Rules Committee report, if offered by the Member designated in the report, which 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.
  15. Waives all points of order against the amendment printed in part B of the report.
  16. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

 

RESOLUTION

Resolved, That at any time after 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. 1638) to require the Secretary of the Treasury to submit a report to the appropriate congressional committees on the estimated total assets under direct or indirect control by certain senior Iranian leaders and other figures, 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 Financial Services. After general debate the bill shall be considered for amendment under the five-minute rule. In lieu of the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Financial Services now printed in the bill, it shall be in order to consider as an original bill for the purpose of amendment under the five-minute rule an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 115-4 7. That amendment in the nature of a substitute shall be considered as read. All points of order against that amendment in the nature of a substitute are waived. No amendment to that amendment in the nature of a substitute shall be in order except those printed in part A of 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. 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. Any Member may demand a separate vote in the House on any amendment adopted in the Committee of the Whole to the bill or to the amendment in the nature of a substitute made in order as o1·iginal text. 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.

Sec. 2. Upon adoption of this resolution it shall be in order to consider in the House the bill (H.R. 4324) to require the Secretary of the Treasury to make certifications with respect to United States and foreign financial institutions' aircraft-related transactions involving Iran, and for other purposes. All points of order against consideration of the bill are waived. In lieu of the amendment recommended by the Committee on Financial Services now printed in the bill, an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 115-48 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 on any further 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 of the Committee on Financial Services; (2) the further amendment printed in part B of the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying this resolution, if offered by the Member designated in the report, which shall be in order without intervention of any point of order, shall be considered as read, shall be separately debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, and shall not be subject to a demand for a division of the question; and (3) one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

 

SUMMARY OF AMENDMENTS TO H.R. 1638 IN PART A PROPOSED TO BE MADE IN ORDER

(summaries derived from information provided by sponsors)

Sponsor

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Description

Debate Time

1.Schneider (IL), Poe (TX)

#2

(LATE) Amends the reporting requirement on recommendations for how U.S. economic sanctions against Iran may be revised to prevent funds or assets from being used to contribute to the continued development of Iran’s ballistic missile program to also include human rights abuses.

(10 minutes)

2.Meng (NY)

#1

Requires the report created by this bill to include “an assessment of the impact and effectiveness of U.S. economic sanctions programs against Iran”.

(10 minutes)

 

 

SUMMARY OF AMENDMENT TO H.R. 4324 IN PART B PROPOSED TO BE MADE IN ORDER

(summaries derived from information provided by sponsors)

Sponsor

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Description

Debate Time

1.Gaetz (FL)

#1

Includes, in the report already required in the underlying text, certification that the transaction will not benefit an Iranian person that has knowingly transported items used to establish in Syria a permanent military presence of either Iranian military forces or Iranian backed militia.

(10 minutes)