H.Res. 539: H.R. 8 – North American Energy Security and Infrastructure Act of 2015; S.J. Res. 23 & S.J. Res. 24 – Congressional Disapproval Under the United States Code, of a Rule Submitted by the Environmental Protection Agency...

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY A RECORD VOTE of 8-3 on Monday, Novemebr 30, 2015.
FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 243-181 AFTER ORDERING THE PREVIOUS QUESTION BY A RECORD VOTE OF 242-179 on Tuesday, December 1, 2015.

MANAGERS: McGovern/Burgess

114th Congress

1st Session

Rule

H.RES. 539

Report No. 114-353

 

 

H.R. 8 - North American Energy Security and Infrastructure Act of 2015

S.J. Res. 23 - Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of a rule submitted by the Environmental Protection Agency relating to “Standards of Performance for Greenhouse Gas Emissions from New, Modified, and Reconstructed Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units".

S.J. Res. 24 - Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of a rule submitted by the Environmental Protection Agency relating to “Carbon Pollution Emission Guidelines for Existing Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units".

  1. General debate rule for H.R. 8.
  2. Provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Energy and Commerce.
  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 rules for S.J. Res. 23 and S.J. R,es. 24.
  6. Provides one hour of debate on each joint resolution equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Energy and Commerce.
  7. Waives all points of order against consideration of each joint resolution.
  8. Provides that each joint resolution shall be considered as read.
  9. Waives all points of order against provisions in each joint resolution.
  10. Provides each joint resolution one motion to commit.

 

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. 8) to modernize energy infrastructure, build a 21st century energy and manufacturing workforce, bolster America's energy security and diplomacy, and promote energy efficiency and government accountability, 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 Energy and Commerce. 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 any joint resolution specified in section 3 of this resolution. All points of order against consideration of each such joint resolution are waived. Each such joint resolution shall be considered as read. All points of order against provisions in each such joint resolution are waived. The previous question shall be considered as ordered on each such joint resolution 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 Energy and Commerce; and (2) one motion to commit.

Sec. 3. The joint resolutions referred to in section 2 of this resolution are as follows:

(a) The joint resolution (S.J. Res. 23) providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of a rule submitted by the Environmental Protection Agency relating to "Standards of Performance for Greenhouse Gas Emissions from New, Modified, and Reconstructed Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units".

(b) The joint resolution (S.J. Res. 24) providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of a rule submitted by the Environmental Protection Agency relating to "Carbon Pollution Emission Guidelines for Existing Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units