H.Res. 255: H.R. 1735 – National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016; H.R. 2048 – USA FREEDOM Act of 2015; H.R. 36 – Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act [Meeting II]

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY A RECORD VOTE of 8-3 on Tuesday, May 12, 2015.
FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 240-186 on Wednesday, May 13, 2015.

MANAGERS:Slaughter/Foxx

114th Congress

1st Session

Rule

H.RES. 255

Report No. 114-111

 

 

H.R. 1735 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016

H.R. 2048 - USA FREEDOM Act of 2015 

H.R. 36 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act 

  1. General debate rule for H.R. 1735.
  2. Provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Armed Services.
  3. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.
  4. Provides that no further consideration of the bill shall be in order except pursuant to a subsequent order of the House.
  5. Closed rule for H.R. 36.
  6. Provides one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on the Judiciary or their respective designees.
  7. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.
  8. Provides that the amendment in the nature of a substitute printed in part A of the Rules Committee report shall be considered as adopted and the bill, as amended, shall be considered as read.
  9. Waives all points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended.
  10. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.
  11. Closed rule for H.R. 2048.
  12. Provides one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on the Judiciary.
  13. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.
  14. Provides that 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.
  15. Waives all points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended.
  16. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.
  17. Provides that it shall be in order at any time on the legislative day of May 14, 2015, or May 15, 2015, for the Speaker to entertain motions that the House suspend the rules, as though under clause 1 of rule XV and that the Speaker or his designee shall consult with the Minority Leader or her designee on the designation of any matter for consideration pursuant to this section.

 

RESOLUTION

Resolved, That 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. 1735) to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2016 for military activities of the Department of Defense and for military construction, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, 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 Armed Services. After general debate, 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.

Sec. 2. Upon adoption of this resolution it shall be in order to consider in the House the bill (H.R. 36) to amend title 18, United States Code, to protect pain-capable unborn children, and for other purposes. All points of order against consideration of the bill are waived. The amendment in the nature of a substitute printed in part A 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 the Judiciary or their respective designees; and (2) 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. 2048) to reform the authorities of the Federal Government to require the production of certain business records, conduct electronic surveillance, use pen registers and trap and trace devices, and use other forms of information gathering for foreign intelligence, counterterrorism, and criminal purposes, and for other purposes. All points of order against consideration of the bill are waived. 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 an ranking minority member of the Committee on the Judiciary; and (2) one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

Sec. 4. It shall be in order at any time on the legislative day of May 14, 2015, or May 15, 2015, for the Speaker to entertain motions that the House suspend the rules as though under clause 1 of rule XV. The Speaker or his designee shall consult with the Minority Leader or her designee on the designation of any matter for consideration pursuant to this section.

 

SUMMARY OF AMENDMENT TO H.R. 36 IN PART A PROPOSED TO BE CONSIDERED AS ADOPTED

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Description

1. Franks (AZ)

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Removes mandatory reporting to law enforcement for adult rape victims and instead requires the abortion provider to ensure the victim receives medical treatment or counseling for the rape at least 48 hours prior to the abortion. Additional provisions include: strengthening the provision of care for an unborn child if the child is born alive; empowering the woman with a civil right of action if the physician fails to comply; requiring an informed consent form; an annual report on abortions carried out after 20 weeks; and compliance with relevant state laws.

 

SUMMARY OF AMENDMENT TO H.R. 2048 IN PART B PROPOSED TO BE CONSIDERED AS ADOPTED

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Description

1. Goodlatte (VA)

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Makes technical corrections.