H. Res. 679: H.R. 436 - Protect Medical Innovation Act of 2011; H.R. 5882 - Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2013

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 8-3 on Wednesday, June 6, 2012.
FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 241-173 AFTER AGREEING TO THE PREVIOUS QUESTION BY A RECORD VOTE OF 240-179 on June 7, 2012.

MANAGERS: Polis/Scott

112th Congress 
2nd Session

H.RES 679

[Report No. 112-518]

 

 

H.R. 436- Protect Medical Innovation Act of 2011

H.R. 5882 - Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2013

1. Closed rule for H.R. 436.

2. Provides 90 minutes of debate 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.

4. Provides that an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 112-23 shall be considered as adopted and 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. Structured rule for H.R. 5882.

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

9. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill and provides that the bill shall be considered as read.

10. Waives all points of order against provisions in the bill for failure to comply with clause 2 of rule XXI.

11. Provides that the chair and ranking minority member or their designees may offer pro forma amendments for the purpose of debate at any time.

12. Makes in order only those amendments to H.R. 5882 printed in 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.

13. Waives all points of order against the amendments printed in the report.

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

RESOLUTION

Resolved, That upon the adoption of this resolution it shall be in order to consider in the House the bill (H.R. 436) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the excise tax on medical devices. All points of order against consideration of the bill are waived. In lieu of the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Ways and Means now printed in the bill, an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 112-23, 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) 90 minutes 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. 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. 5882) making appropriations for the Legislative Branch for the fiscal year ending September 30, 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 Appropriations. 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 for failure to comply with clause 2 of rule XXI are waived. No amendment to the bill shall be in order except those printed the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying this resolution and except pro forma amendments offered at any time by the chair or ranking minority member of the Committee on Appropriations or their respective designees for the purpose of debate. 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. 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 to H.R. 5882 Proposed to be Made in Order

(summaries derived from information provided by sponsors)

Sponsor

# Description

Debate Time

1.) Gosar (AZ)

#1 (REVISED) Would reduce the budget for the Botanic Garden by $1,235,000 for Fiscal Year 2013, so that it is appropriated resources at 2009 levels.

(10 minutes)

2.) Broun (GA)

#24 (LATE) Would reduce funding for the Congressional Research Service by $878,000 (FY 2012 Level) and transfer $878,000 to the Spending Reduction Account.

(10 minutes)

3.) Holt (NJ)

#8 (REVISED) Would adjust funding for Congressional Printing and Binding under the GPO to address the availability of pocket versions of the United States Constitutions for members of the House. Currently the House has no additional pocket constitutions for members to disburse to their constituents.

(10 minutes)

4.) Scalise (LA)

#11 Would reduce by $1,000,000 the amount provided for the Open World Leadership Center and directs that $1,000,000 to the Spending Reduction Account.

(10 minutes)

5.) Moran, James (VA), Welch (VT), Pingree (ME)

#15 (LATE) Would prohibit the use of polystyrene products in food service facilities in the House of Representatives.

(10 minutes)

6.) Harper (MS)

#13 Would limit the print copies of the U.S. Code for the House of Representatives to 50 copies.

(10 minutes)

7.) Flake, Jeff (AZ)

#9 Would prohibit funding for the purchase of paid online advertisements by Members, committees, and leadership offices.

(10 minutes)