H. Res. 831: H.R. 5444 - Taxpayer First Act; H.R. 5445 - 21st Century IRS Act

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY VOICE VOTE on Monday, April 16, 2018.

FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 239-177 AFTER ORDERING THE PREVIOUS QUESTION BY A RECORD VOTE OF 226-189 on Wednesday, April 18, 2018.

MANAGERS: Polis/Newhouse

115th Congress

2nd Session

Rule

H. RES. 831

Report No. 115-641

 

H.R. 5444 - Taxpayer First Act

H.R. 5445- 21st Century IRS Act

  1. Closed rules for H.R. 5444 & H.R. 5445.
  2. Provides one hour of debate on each bill 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 each bill.
  4. Provides that the respective amendments in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Ways and Means now printed in each bill shall be considered as adopted and each bill, as amended, shall be considered as read.
  5. Waives all points of order against provisions in each bill, as amended.
  6. Provides each bill one motion to recommit with or without instructions.
  7. Section 3 directs the Clerk to, in the engrossment of H.R. 5444, add the text of H.R. 2901, H.R. 5437, H.R. 5438, H.R. 5439, H.R. 5440, H.R. 5443, H.R. 5445, and H.R. 5446, as passed by the House, as a new matter at the end of H.R. 5444 and make technical and conforming modifications in the engrossment.
  8. Provides that upon the addition of H.R. 2901, H.R. 5437, H.R. 5438, H.R. 5439, H.R. 5440, H.R. 5443, H.R. 5445, and H.R. 5446, as passed by the House, to the engrossment of H.R. 5444, H.R. 2901, H.R. 5437, H.R. 5438, H.R. 5439, H.R. 5440, H.R. 5443, H.R. 5445, and H.R. 5446 shall be laid on the table.

 

RESOLUTION

Resolved, That upon adoption of this resolution it shall be in order to consider in the House any bill specified in section 2 of this resolution. All points of order against consideration of each such bill are waived. The respective amendments in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Ways and Means now printed in each such bill shall be considered as adopted. Each such bill, as amended, shall be considered as read. All points of order against provisions in each such bill, as amended, are waived. The previous question shall be considered as ordered on each such 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 Ways and Means; and (2) one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

Sec. 2. The bills referred to in the first section of this resolution are as follows:

(a) The bill (H.R. 5444) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modernize and improve the Internal Revenue Service, and for other purposes.

(b) The bill (H.R. 5445) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to improve cybersecurity and taxpayer identity protection, and modernize the information technology of the Internal Revenue Service, and for other purposes.

Sec. 3. (a) In the engrossment of H.R. 5444, the Clerk shall-

(1) await the disposition of H:R. 2901, H.R. 5437, H.R. 5438, H.R. 5439, H.R. 5440, H.R. 5443, H.R. 5445, and H.R. 5446;

(2) add the respective texts of all the bills specified in paragraph (1), as passed by the House, as new matter at the end of H.R. 5444;

(3) conform the title of H.R. 5444 to reflect the addition to the engrossment of the text of all the bills specified in paragraph (1) that have passed the House;

(4) assign appropriate designations to provisions within the engrossment; And

(5) conform c1·oss-references and provisions for short titles within the engrossment.

(b) Upon the addition to the engrossment of H.R. 5444 of the text of the bills specified in subsection (a)(1) that have passed the House, such bills shall be laid on the table.