H. Res. 934: H.R. 2851 - Stop the Importation and Trafficking of Synthetic Analogues Act of 2017; H.R. 5735 - Transitional Housing for Recovery in Viable Environments Demonstration Program Act; H.R. 5788 — Securing the International Mail Against Opioids..

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 7-4 on Tuesday, June 12, 2018.

FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 233-175 AFTER ORDERING THE PREVIOUS QUESTION BY A RECORD VOTE OF 230-183 on Wednesday, June 13, 2018.

MANAGERS: Polis/Buck

115th Congress

2nd Session

Rule

H. RES. 934

Report No. 115-751

 

H.R. 2851 - Stop the Importation and Trafficking of Synthetic Analogues Act of 2017

H.R. 5735- Transitional Housing for Recovery in Viable Environments Demonstration Program Act

H.R. 5 788 - Securing the International Mail Against Opioids Act of 2018

  1. Structured rule for H.R. 2851.
  2. Provides one hour of general 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. 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 115-74 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 amendments printed in part A of the report.
  8. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.
  9. Structured rule for H.R. 5735.
  10. Provides one hour of general 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. 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 115-73 and provides that it shall be considered as read.
  13. Waives all points of order against that amendment in the nature of a substitute.
  14. Makes in order only those further amendments printed in part B 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 f01· division of the question.
  15. Waives all points of order against the amendments printed in part B of the report.
  16. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.
  17. Closed rule for H.R. 5788.
  18. Provides one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Ways and Means.
  19. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.
  20. Provides that the amendment printed in part C of the Rules Committee report, modified by the amendment printed in part D of the report, shall be considered as adopted and the bill, as amended, shall be considered as read.
  21. Waives all points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended.
  22. 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. 2851) to amend the Controlled Substances Act to clarify how controlled substance analogues are to be regulated, 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 the Judiciary. 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 the Judiciary, 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 115-7 4. 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 original 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. 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. 5735) to amend the United States Housing Act of 1937 to establish a demonstration program to set aside section 8 housing vouchers for supportive and transitional housing for individuals recovering from opioid use disorders or other substance use disorders, 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 amendments 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 115-73. 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 B 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 original 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. 3. Upon adoption of this resolution it shall be in order to consider in the House the bill (H.R. 5788) to provide for the processing by U.S. Customs and Border Protection of certain international mail shipments and to require the provision of advance electronic information on international mail shipments of mail, and for other purposes. 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, the amendment in the nature of a substitute printed in part C of the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying this resolution, modified by the amendment printed in part D of that report, 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 Ways and Means; and (2) one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

 

SUMMARY OF AMENDMENTS TO H.R. 2851 IN PART A PROPOSED TO BE MADE IN ORDER

(summaries derived from information provided by sponsors)

Sponsor

#

Description

Debate Time

  1. Griffith (VA), Raskin (MD), Jackson Lee (TX)

#1

(REVISED) Incorporates an inter-agency agreement transmitted to Congress by the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). Specifically, the amendment clarifies when the Attorney General can temporarily and permanently schedule a drug or substance to the newly created schedule A and prevents the Attorney General from permanently scheduling that drug or substance if the Secretary of HHS determines that there is not sufficient potential for abuse. The amendment also clarifies under what circumstances an applicant for a schedule A registration may continue to conduct research with such schedule A substance while their application is pending, among their research accommodations.

(10 minutes)

  1. Jackson Lee (TX)

#4

Strikes sentencing commission provision.

(10 minutes)

  1. Maloney, Sean (NY)

#6

(REVISED) Requires the Drug Enforcement Administration to make available a report on controlled substance analogues sold by means of the internet.

(10 minutes)

  1. Thornberry (TX)

#13

(LATE) Specifies the factors to determine whether a controlled substance analogue is intended for human consumption, thus making it easier for law enforcement and health officials to take action against synthetic drug manufacturers, distributors, and sellers.

(10 minutes)

 

SUMMARY OF AMENDMENTS TO H.R. 5735 IN PART B PROPOSED TO BE MADE IN ORDER

(summaries derived from information provided by sponsors)

Sponsor

#

Description

Debate Time

  1. Barr (KY)

#4

(REVISED) MANAGER’S Clarifies selection requirements for eligible entities, removes recovery treatment time limits, and makes additional technical changes.

(10 minutes)

  1. Rohrabacher (CA), Barr (KY)

#2

Alters the application section to require eligible entities to provide proof to the Secretary that the supportive housing facilities to which they provide financial assistance have authorization to operate by the local government with jurisdiction over that zone.

(10 minutes)

  1. Moore, Gwen (WI)

#5

Addresses the devastating opioid crisis in tribal communities by ensuring that tribal housing authorities are designated as eligible entities to receive vouchers and ensuring that the selection criteria for awarding vouchers reflects the impact that opioids is having in tribal communities.

(10 minutes)

  1. Biggs (AZ)

#6

Removes a requirement to include recommendations for further continuation and expansion of the voucher program in a report to Congress.

(10 minutes)

 

SUMMARY OF AMENDMENT TO H.R. 5788 IN PART C PROPOSED TO BE CONSIDERED AS ADOPTED

Sponsor

#

Description

  1. Bishop, Mike (MI), Reichert (WA), Faso (NY)

#1

SUBSTITUTE (REVISED) Changes the title of the bill to the “Synthetics Trafficking and Overdose Prevention Act of 2018” and further strengthens the requirement for the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) to transmit advance electronic data (AED) to Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in several significant ways: (1) Expedites the second deadline for the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) to transmit advance electronic data (AED) from 95% by December 31, 2022 to 100% by December 21, 2020; (2) Removes the waivers (“foreign capacity,” “extraordinary reasons,” and “national security interest”) from the obligation to transmit AED; and (3) establishes civil penalties if USPS accepts international mail shipments without AED after December 31, 2020.

 

SUMMARY OF AMENDMENT TO H.R. 5788 IN PART D PROPOSED TO BE CONSIDERED AS ADOPTED

Sponsor

#

Description

  1. Bishop, Mike (MI)

#1

Allows a limited waiver from the requirement to provide 100 percent of data electronically for any country if the Commissioner determines that country: (1) does not have the capacity to collect and transmit advance electronic data; (2) represents a low risk for shipments that violate relevant U.S. laws and regulations; and (3) accounts for low volumes of mail shipments that can be effectively screened for compliance with relevant U.S. laws and regulations through an alternate means; Gives the Commissioner additional discretion to modify penalties upon making the findings already listed in the amendment.