H.Res. 303: H.R. 2685 – Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2016; H.R. 2393 – Country of Origin Labeling Amendments Act of 2015

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY A RECORD VOTE of 8-4 on Tuesday, June 9, 2015.
FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 244-187 on Wednesday, June 10, 2015.

MANAGERS:McGovern/Newhouse

114th Congress

1st Session

Rule

H.RES. 303

Report No. 114-145

 
 
H.R. 2685 -Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2016
 
H.R. 2393 - Country of Origin Labeling Amendments Act of 2015
 
  1. Modified-open rule for H.R. 2685.
  2. Provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Appropriations.
  3. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.
  4. Waives points of order against provisions in the bill for failure to comply with clause 2 of rule XXI.
  5. Provides that after general debate the bill shall be considered for amendment under the five-minute rule except that: 1) amendments shall be debatable for 10 minutes equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent and shall not be subject to amendment; and 2) no pro forma amendments shall be in order except that the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Appropriations or their respective designees may offer up to 10 pro forma amendments each at any point for the purpose of debate.
  6. Authorizes the Chair to accord priority in recognition to Members who have pre-printed their amendments in the Congressional Record.
  7. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.
  8. Closed rule for H.R. 2393.
  9. Provides one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Agriculture.
  10. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.
  11. Provides that the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Agriculture now printed in the bill shall be considered as adopted and the bill, as amended, shall be considered as read.
  12. Waives all points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended.
  13. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

 

RESOLUTION

Resolved, That (a) 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. 2685) making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2016, 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 Appropriations. After general debate the bill shall be considered for amendment under the five minute rule. Points of order against provisions in the bill for failure to comply with clause 2 of rule XXI are waived.

(b) During consideration of the bill for amendment-

(1) each amendment, other than amendments provided for in paragraph (2), shall be debatable for 10 minutes equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent and shall not be subject to amendment except as provided in paragraph (2);

(2) no pro forma amendment shall be in order except that the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Appropriations or their respective designees may offer up to 10 pro forma amendments each at any point for the purpose of debate; and

(3) the chair of the Committee of the Whole may accord priority in recognition on the basis of whether the Member offering an amendment has caused it to be printed in the portion of the Congressional Record designated for that purpose in clause 8 of rule XVIII. Amendments so printed shall be considered as read.

(c) When the committee rises and reports the bill back to the House with a recommendation that the bill do pass, 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. Upon adoption of this resolution it shall be in order to consider in the House the bill (H.R. 2393) to amend the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 to repeal country of origin labeling requirements with respect to beef, pork, and chicken, and for other purposes. All points of order against consideration of the bill are waived. The amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Agriculture now printed in the bill 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 Agriculture; and (2) one motion to recommit with or without instructions.