H.Res. 594: H.R. 3700 – Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act of 2015

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY VOICE VOTE on Monday, February 1, 2016.
FLOOR ACTION:  ADOPTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 242-177 AFTER ORDERING THE PREVIOUS QUESTION BY A RECORD VOTE OF 236-178 on Tuesday, February 2, 2016.

MANAGERS: Hastings/Stivers

114th Congress

2nd Session

Rule

H.RES. 594

Report No. 114-411

 

 H.R. 3700 - Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act of 2015

  1. Structured rule.
  2. Provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Financial Services.
  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 114-42 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 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.

 

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. 3700) to provide housing opportunities in the United States through modernization of various housing programs, 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 amendment in the nature of a substitute 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 114-42. 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 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.

 

SUMMARY OF AMENDMENTS PROPOSED TO BE MADE IN ORDER

(summaries derived from information provided by sponsors)

Sponsor

#

Description

Debate Time

1. Buchanan (FL)

#24

(LATE) Promotes efficient and accurate administration of income reviews and the collection of asset information when determining eligibility for rental assistance, consistent with other means-tested programs.

(10 minutes)

2. Waters (CA)

#6

Removes harmful language that would limit the amount that families receiving certain federal housing assistance can deduct from their income for childcare expenses.

(10 minutes)

3. Sewell (AL)

#1

Requires the Secretary of HUD to conduct a study to determine the impacts of the decreased deductions on rents paid by elderly and disabled individuals and families assisted under the Section 8 rental assistance and housing programs.

(10 minutes)

4. Bordallo (GU)

#22

(LATE) Prioritizes U.S. citizens and nationals over migrants from the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Republic of Palau, and the Federated States of Micronesia when receiving federal housing assistance in Guam.

(10 minutes)

5. Hinojosa (TX)

#14

(REVISED) Allows the USDA to assess a nominal fee (maximum of $50) per loan under the Section 502 single family guaranteed home loan program in order to fund needed technological improvements and investments into the guaranteed underwriting system.

(10 minutes)

6. Meng (NY)

#21

(LATE) Requires HUD to publish model guidelines for minimum heating requirements for units operated by public housing agencies receiving federal assistance.

(10 minutes)

7. Palazzo (MS)

#19

(LATE) Makes permanent the exception to public housing agency resident board member requirement.

(10 minutes)

8. Welch (VT)

#16

Allows the property taxes paid on mobile homes, insurance payments, utilities and financing to be included as components of the housing costs eligible for Section 8 payments.

(10 minutes)

9. Lujan Grisham (NM)

#17

Inserts a provision for collaborating with the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Housing and Urban Development on how to better coordinate and improve veterans housing services.

(10 minutes)

10. Peters, Scott (CA)

#25

(LATE) Directs the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to reopen the period for public comment for the ''Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing: Continuum of Care Program" to allow stakeholders the opportunity to provide input on how HUD's resources can be most equitably used to end homelessness in our country.

(10 minutes)

11. Ellison (MN)

#15

Provides affirmative permission for housing providers who administer U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development funds to report on-time rental payment data for their tenants to credit reporting agencies without requiring and managing individual written consent agreements. Directs HUD to retain tenant privacy so the furnished information would not specifically note that tenants receive HUD assistance.

(10 minutes)

12. Green, AI (TX)

#9

Reauthorizes the FHA pilot program to establish an automated process for providing additional credit rating information to help determine creditworthiness for families with insufficient credit histories. Directs the Secretary of Housing and Urban

(10 minutes)

13. Jackson Lee (TX)

#4

Development to work with the Secretary of Labor to produce an annual report on interagency strategies to strengthen family economic empowerment by linking housing with essential supportive services such as employment counseling and training, financial growth, childcare, transportation, meals, youth recreational activities and other supportive services.

(10 minutes)

14. Price, David (NC), Aderholt (AL)

#10

Updates and modernizes HUD's funding formula for the Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA) program so that funding is distributed to jurisdictions based on living cases of HIV/AIDS

(10 minutes)