H. Res. 985: H.R. 50 — Unfunded Mandates Information and Transparency Act of 2017; H.R. 3281 — Reclamation Title Transfer and Non-Federal Infrastructure Incentivization Act

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 6-3 on Tuesday, July 10, 2018.

FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 229-183 AFTER ORDERING THE PREVIOUS QUESTION BY A RECORD VOTE OF 228-184 on Wednesday, July 11, 2018.

MANAGERS: Torres/Collins

115th Congress

2nd Session

Rule

H. RES. 985

Report No. 115-812

 

H.R. 50 - Unfunded Mandates Information and Transparency Act of 2017

H.R. 3281 - Reclamation Title Transfer and Non-Federal Infrastructure Incentivization Act

  1. Structured rule for H.R. 50.
  2. Provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
  3. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.
  4. Provides that the amendment recommended by the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform now printed in the bill 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. Makes in order only those further amendments 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.
  7. Waives all points of order against the amendments printed in the report.
  8. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.
  9. Closed rule for H.R. 3281.
  10. Provides one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Natural Resources.
  11. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.
  12. Provides that the bill shall be considered as read.
  13. Waives all points of order against provisions in the bill.
  14. Provides one motion to recommit

 

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. 50) to provide for additional safeguards with respect to imposing Federal mandates, 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 Oversight and Government Reform. After general debate the bill shall be considered for amendment under the five-minute rule. The amendment recommended by the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform now printed in the bill shall be considered as adopted in the House and in the Committee of the Whole. The bill, as amended, shall be considered as read. All points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended, are waived. No further amendment to the bill, as amended, shall be in order except those printed in the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying this resolution. Each such further 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 further amendments are waived. At the conclusion of consideration of the bill for amendment the Committee shall rise and report the bill, as amended, to the House with such further amendments as may have been adopted. The previous question shall be considered as ordered on the bill, as amended, and any further amendment 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 (R.R. 3281) to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to facilitate the transfer to non-Federal ownership of appropriate reclamation projects or facilities, and for other purposes. 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 Natural Resources; and (2) one motion to recommit.

 

SUMMARY OF AMENDMENTS TO H.R. 50 PROPOSED TO BE MADE IN ORDER

(summaries derived from information provided by sponsors)

Sponsor

#

Description

Debate Time

  1. Watson Coleman (NJ)

#1

Strikes Section 5, which repeals the exclusion of independent agencies from reporting requirements.

(10 minutes)

  1. Raskin (MD), Foxx (NC)

#7

(LATE) (REVISED) Requires a record of any consultation with any non-Federal party and any comments submitted by any non-Federal party to be posted on the agency website within five days after the consultation or date of submission.

(10 minutes)

  1. Vargas (CA)

#3

Strikes section 11 from the bill.

(10 minutes)

  1. Connolly (VA)

#2

(REVISED) Provides for a sunset of amendments made to the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act and the Congressional Budget Act if GDP growth fails to increase at average annual rate of five percent or more.

(10 minutes)