H. Res. 891: H.R. 5698 - Protect and Serve Act of 2018; S. 2372 — Veterans Cemetery Benefit Correction Act [VA MISSION Act of 2018]; H.R. 2 - Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 6-3 on Tuesday, May 15, 2018.

FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 229-185 AFTER ORDERING THE PREVIOUS QUESTION BY A RECORD VOTE OF 230-184 on Wednesday, May 16, 2018.

MANAGERS: McGovern/Woodall

115th Congress

2nd Session

Rule

H. RES. 891

Report No. 115-677

 

H.R. 5698- Protect and Serve Act of 2018

S. 2372- Veterans Cemetery Benefit Correction Act [VA MISSION Act of 2018]

H.R. 2 -Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018

  1. Structured rule for H.R. 5698.
  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 bill shall be considered as read.
  5. Waives all points of order against provisions in the bill.
  6. Makes in order only the further amendment printed in part A 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.
  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. Closed rule for S. 2372.
  10. Provides one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
  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 H.R. 5674, as reported by the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, modified by the amendment printed in part B of the Rules Committee report, shall be considered as adopted and the bill, as amended, shall be considered as read.
  13. Waives all points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended.
  14. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.
  15. Structured rule for H.R. 2.
  16. Provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Agriculture.
  17. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.
  18. Makes in order as original text for the purpose of amendment the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Agriculture now printed in the bill and provides that it shall be considered as read.
  19. Waives all points of order against that amendment in the nature of a substitute.
  20. Makes in order only those further amendments printed in part C of the report. Each such amendment may be offe1·ed only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a Member designated in this 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.
  21. Waives all points of order against the amendments printed in part C of the report.
  22. Provides that no further consideration of the bill shall be in order except pursuant to a subsequent order of the House.

 

RESOLUTION

Resolved, That upon adoption of this resolution it shall be in order to consider in the House the bill (H.R. 5698) to amend title 18, United States Code, to punish criminal offenses targeting law enforcement officers, and for other pm-poses. All points of order against consideration of the bill are waived. The bill shall be considered as read. All points of order against provisions in the bill are waived. The previous question shall be considered as ordered on the bill and on 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 of the Committee on the Judiciary; (2) the further amendment printed in part A 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 division of the question; and (3) 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 (S. 2372) to amend title 38, United States Code, to provide outer burial receptacles for remains buried in National Parks, and for other purposes. All points of order against consideration of the bill are waived. An amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of H.R. 5674 as reported by the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, as modified by the amendment printed in part B of 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 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 Veterans' Affairs; and (2) one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

Sec. 3. 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. 2) to provide for the reform and continuation of agricultural and other programs of the Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 2023, 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 Agriculture. After general debate the bill shall be considered for amendment under the five minute rule. It shall be in order to consider as an original bill for the purpose of amendment under the five-minute rule the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Agriculture now printed in the bill. The committee amendment in the nature of a substitute shall be considered as read. All points of order against the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute are waived. No amendment to the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute shall be in order except those printed in part C 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 pursuant to this resolution, 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 AMENDMENT TO H.R. 5698 IN PART A PROPOSED TO BE MADE IN ORDER

(summaries derived from information provided by sponsors)

Sponsor

#

Description

Debate Time

  1. Goodlatte (VA)

#1

MANAGER’S AMENDMENT Adds clarifying language so only those who cause injury to a law enforcement officer with intent, not by accident, can be charged under the statute. It also amends the definition of law enforcement officer to assure correctional officers are covered by the definition.

(10 minutes)

 

SUMMARY OF AMENDMENT TO S. 2372 IN PART B PROPOSED TO BE CONSIDERED AS ADOPTED

Sponsor

#

Description

  1. Roe (TN)

#3

MANAGER’S AMENDMENT Provides technical and procedural corrections to HR 5674; changes the short title to the "John S. McCain III, Daniel K. Akaka, and Samuel R. Johnson VA Maintaining Internal Systems and Strengthening Integrated Outside Networks Act of 2018".

 

SUMMARY OF AMENDMENTS TO H.R. 2 IN PART C PROPOSED TO BE MADE IN ORDER

(summaries derived from information provided by sponsors)

Sponsor

#

Description

Debate Time

  1. King, Steve (IA)

#55

Allows Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) to go into contracts with drainage districts to provide irrigation or water efficiency.

(10 minutes)

  1. Gibbs (OH)

#2

Expresses a sense of congress encouraging partnerships at the watershed level between nonpoint sources and regu(LATE)d point sources to advance the goals of the Water Pollution Control Act.

(10 minutes)

  1. Marino (PA), Burgess (TX)

#72

Requires the Government Accountability Office(GAO) to establish a pilot program in 9 states to determine whether specific items being purchased with supplemental nutrition assistance program(SNAP) benefits can be collected using existing reporting requirements and whether such reporting requirements can be improved.

(10 minutes)

  1. Rogers (AL)

#100

(LATE) Amends the Nutrition title to allow SNAP users to purchase a multivitamin with their SNAP benefits.

(10 minutes)

  1. Bergman (MI)

#49

Directs GAO to study the agricultural credit needs of farms, ranches, and re(LATE)d agricultural businesses that are owned or operated by Indian tribes on tribal lands or enrolled members of Indian tribes on Indian allotments. If needs are not being met, report shall include legislative and other recommendations that would result in a system under which the needs are met in an equitable and effective manner.

(10 minutes)

  1. Arrington (TX)

#99

(LATE) (REVISED) Modifies the Community Facilities Direct Loan and Guarantee Loan Program and the Business and Industry Guaranteed Loan Program to permit rural hospitals to refinance existing debt.

(10 minutes)

  1. Jones (NC)

#3

(REVISED) Removes the first 1,500 individuals residing on military bases from calculation into population thresholds set for 'rural areas.'

(10 minutes)

  1. Latta (OH), Loebsack (IA)

#47

Requires the Federal Communications Commission, in consultation with the United States Department of Agriculture, to establish a task force for reviewing the connectivity and technology needs of precision agriculture in the United States.

 

  1. Thompson, Glenn (PA)

#82

Adds Chronic Wasting Disease to Sec.7208, High-Priority Research and Extension Initiatives.

 

  1. Herrera-Beutler (WA), Westerman (AR)

#43

Directs the payment of a portion of stewardship project revenues to the county in which the stewardship project occurs.

 

  1. Gosar (AZ), Gianforte (MT), Stewart (UT)

#4

Authorizes counties to be included in Good Neighbor Authority cooperative agreements and contracts in order to improve forest health and bolster watershed restoration.

 

  1. Gianforte (MT)

#56

Authorizes expedited salvage operations for areas burned by wildfire to salvage dead trees and reforest to prevent re-burn, provide for the utilization of burned trees, or to provide a funding source for reforestation. Requires a two month environmental assessment for reforestation activities and at least 75% of the burned area be reforested.

 

  1. Westerman (AR), Bishop, Rob (UT), Gosar (AZ)

#76

Requires the Forest Service to consider long-term health of our nation's forests when developing collaborative management plans, and shields agency decision making from certain injunctions on sustainable forest management.

 

  1. Young, Don (AK)

#69

(REVISED) Exempts all National Forests in Alaska from the U.S. Forest Service Roadless Rule

 

  1. Pearce (NM)

#6

(REVISED) Allows the Village of Santa Clara to purchase land from the United States Forest Service that was formerly part of Fort Bayard Military Reservation.

 

  1. LaMalfa (CA), Gosar (AZ), Smith, Jason (MO), Pearce (NM)

#31

Streamlines the Forest Service application process required to construct broadband infrastructure on federal land.

 

  1. Westerman (AR)

#77

Instructs the Department of Agriculture and the Department of Interior to provide Congress a yearly report tabulating the metrics surrounding wildfire prevention, including the number of acres treated and agency response time.

 

  1. Pearce (NM)

#8

Reauthorizes the Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program for another 10 years.

 

  1. Tipton (CO), Gosar (AZ)

#1

Authorizes the U.S. Forest Service to convey 3.61 acres of Forest Service Land to Dolores County, Colorado for the strict purpose of building a fire station.

 

  1. Thornberry (TX)

#28

(REVISED) Establishes Cattle and Carcass Grading Correlation and Training Centers to limit subjectivity and increase the accuracy of grading cattle across the country.