H.Res. 507: Senate amendment to H.R. 22 – Hire More Heroes Act of 2015 [Senate DRIVE Act]

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY VOICE VOTE on Monday, Novemebr 2, 2015.
FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 248-171 AS AMENDMEND BY VOICE VOTE AND AFTER ORDERING THE PREVIOUS QUESTION BY A RECORD VOTE OF 241-178 on Tuesday, November 3, 2015.

MANAGERS:McGovern/Woodall

114th Congress

1st Session                                     

Rule

H.RES. 507

Report No. 114-325

Text of Amendment to H.Res. 507

Text of additional amendments to be made in order by H.Res. 507

 

Senate amendment to H.R. 22 - Hire More Heroes Act of 2015 [Senate DRIVE Act]

  1. Provides for the consideration of the Senate amendments to H.R. 22.
  2. Provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.
  3. Waives all points of order against consideration of the Senate amendment.
  4. Provides that the amendment printed in part A of the Rules Committee report shall be considered as adopted.
  5. Section 2 provides that an amendment consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 114-32 shall be in order, shall be considered as pending, shall be considered as read, shall not be debatable, shall not be subject to amendment except for the amendments printed in part B of the Rules Committee report, and shall not be subject for a demand for the division of the question.
  6. Makes in order only the further amendments printed in part B of 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 consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 114-32 and the amendments printed in part B of the Rules Committee report.
  8. Section 3 provides that at the conclusion of consideration of the amendments printed in the Rules Committee report, no further consideration of the bill shall occur except pursuant to a subsequent order of the House.
  9. Section 4 provides that on any legislative day during the period from November 6, 2015, through November 13, 2015: the Journal of the proceedings of the previous day shall be considered as approved; and the Chair may at any time declare the House adjourned to meet at a date and time to be announced by the Chair in declaring the adjournment.
  10. Section 5 provides that the Speaker may appoint Members to perform the duties of the Chair for the duration of the period addressed by section 4.
  11. Section 6 provides that it shall be in order at any time on the legislative day of November 5, 2015 for the Speaker to entertain motions that the House suspend the rules relating to a measure authorizing appropriations for fiscal year 2016 for the Department of Defense.

 

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 Senate amendment to the text of the bill (H.R. 22) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exempt employees with health coverage under TRICARE or the Veterans Administration from being taken into account for purposes of determining the employers to which the employer mandate applies under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. All points of order against consideration of the Senate amendment are waived. General debate shall be confined to the Senate amendment and shall not exceed one hour equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. After general debate, the Senate amendment shall be considered for amendment under the five-minute rule. The amendment printed in part A of the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying this resolution shall be considered as adopted in the House and in the Committee of the Whole.

Sec. 2. (a) No further amendment to the Senate amendment, as amended, shall be in order except for an amendment consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 114-32, which shall be considered as pending, shall be considered as read, shall not be debatable, shall not be subject to amendment except as specified in subsection (b), and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question in the House or in the Committee of the Whole.

(b) No amendment to the further amendment referred to in subsection (a) shall be in order except those printed in part B of 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.

(c) All points of order against amendments referred to in subsections (a) and (b) are waived.

Sec. 3. At the conclusion of consideration of the amendments referred to in section 2(b) of this resolution, the Committee of the Whole shall rise without motion. No further consideration of the Senate amendment, as amended, shall be in order except pursuant to a subsequent order of the House.

Sec. 4. On any legislative day during the period from November 6, 2015, through November 13, 2015-

(a) the Journal of the proceedings of the previous day shall be considered as approved; and

(b) the Chair may at any time declare the House adjourned to meet at a date and time, within the limits of clause 4, section 5, article I of the Constitution, to be announced by the Chair in declaring the adjournment.

Sec. 5. The Speaker may appoint Members to perform the duties of the Chair for the duration of the period addressed by section 4 of this resolution as though under clause 8(a) of rule I.

Sec. 6. It shall be in order at any time on the legislative day of November 5, 2015, for the Speaker to entertain motions that the House suspend the rules as though under clause 1 of rule XV, relating to a measure authorizing appropriations for fiscal year 2016 for the Department of Defense.

 

SUMMARY OF AMENDMENT IN PART A PROPOSED TO BE CONSIDERED AS ADOPTED

Sponsor

#

Description

Reichert (WA)

89

(LATE) (REVISED) Modifies general fund transfer and revenue provisions to reflect legislation enacted into law subsequent to Senate passage.

 

SUMMARY OF AMENDMENTS IN PART B PROPOSED TO BE MADE IN ORDER

(summaries derived from information provided by sponsors)

Sponsor

#

Description

Debate Time

1. Shuster (PA)

#178

MANAGER'S (LATE) Makes technical and conforming changes to Rules Committee Print 114 32.

(10 minutes)

2. Swalwell (CA), Schweikert (AZ)

#87

Expands the eligibility of the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) program to include innovative shared use mobility projects that can reduce congestion and improve air quality. Expands associated transit improvements to include those shared-use projects that directly enhance transit.

(10 minutes)

3. Walden (OR), Blumenauer (OR), HerreraBeutler (WA), Graves, Garret (LA)

#45

(REVISED) Clarifies that projects within National Scenic Areas, and projects to increase capacity of highway segments to improve mobility, are eligible for federal funding under Nationally Significant Freight and Highway Projects.

(10 minutes)

4. Garamendi (CA), Ribble process. (WI), LoBiondo (NJ)

#137

Includes habitat connectivity in the project planning process.

(10 minutes)

5. Gosar (AZ)

#144

Requires the federal government to track the total number, cost, and time required for each environmental review of transportation projects when reporting the status of these projects to the public.

(10 minutes)

 

6. Babin (TX)

#108

(REVISED) Designates the Central Texas Corridor as the future Interstate Route I-14.

(10 minutes)

7. Massie (KY), Lofgren (CA), Eshoo (CA)

#117

(REVISED) Allows the GSA to construct, install, and operate electric car charging stations on federal properties for use by employees. The construction, installation, and operation will be funded solely through user fees, so taxpayers will incur no cost.

(10 minutes)

8. Fleischmann (TN)

#164

(LATE) Report language encouraging the use of geosynthetic materials and other innovative technologies.

(10 minutes)

9. Gibbs (OH), Napolitano (CA)

#28

Requires the Secretary of Transportation to study the  methods State's use to procure culvert and storm sewer materials, and report their findings to the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.

(10 minutes)

10. Gibson (NY), Maloney, Sean (NY), Nadler (NY)

#151

Directs the Secretary of Transportation to develop a comprehensive strategy, within 1 year, to address "structurally deficient" and "functionally obsolete" bridges, as defined by the National Bridge Inventory, and to identify the unique challenges and policy solutions with regards to these respective categories.

(10 minutes)

11. Guinta (NH)

#4

Requires the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to conduct a study to understand the purchasing power of a federal highway dollar and quantifying the things that weaken it, such as labor and environmental regulations and other inefficiencies that cause delays and drive up the cost of projects.

(10 minutes)

12. Hanna (NY), Maloney, Sean (NY)

#78

Adds a Sense of Congress that the engineering industry provides critical technical expertise, innovation, and local expertise to federal and state agencies to efficiently deliver surface transportation projects and urges the Secretary to reinforce these partnerships.

(10 minutes)

13. Mullin, Markwayne (OK)

#95

Allows bridge work to be done despite the presence of  swallows if the bridge has a condition rating of 3 or less until a rulemaking has occurred, requires notification to the Secretary of Interior, and directs the Sec. of Interior to promulgate a rulemaking to allow for bridge work under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA).

(10 minutes)

14. Ribble (WI), Schrader (OR), Rouzer (NC), Peterson (MN)

#29

Give states the option of increasing the truck weight limits on their Interstate Highways from 80,000 pounds to 91,000 pounds if the trucks are equipped with an additional sixth axle. Would not impact existing exemptions already enacted under the law.

(10 minutes)

15. Brown, Corrine (FL), Titus (NV), Rice (SC)

#51

Creates a National Advisory Committee on Travel and Tourism Infrastructure which will advise the Secretary of Transportation on infrastructure needs related to the use of the nation's intermodal transportation network to facilitate travel and tourism.

(10 minutes)

16. DeSaulnier (CA)

#20

Directs the U.S. Department of Transportation to study methods of inventorying roadside highway safety hardware devices (i.e. guardrails) for the purpose of improving in-service evaluation of these devices.

(10 minutes)

17. Scott, Bobby (VA), Forbes (VA)

#109

Includes a sense of Congress that the Department of Transportation should utilize modeling and simulation technology to analyze federally funded highway and public transit projects to ensure that these projects will increase transportation capacity and safety, alleviate congestion, reduce travel time and environmental impact, and are as cost effective as practicable.

(10 minutes)

18. Johnson, Eddie Bernice (TX)

#15

Strikes the Department of Transportation's authority to redistribute unallocated TIFIA funds.

(10 minutes)

19. Welch (VT), Blumenauer (OR), Quigley (IL)

#161

(LATE) Strikes Section 3010 of division A, which would lower the current federal share of bicycle facility projects from 95 and 90 percent to 80 percent.

(10 minutes)

20.Jackson Lee (TX)

#139

Seeks a public safety report to be provided to the House and Senate Transportation Committees on the security of locations intended to encourage public use of alternative transportation as well as personal transportation such as car pool parking lots, mass transit parking; local, state, and regional rail station parking; college or university parking, bike paths or walking trails and other locations the Secretary deems would be appropriate.

(10 minutes)

21. Jackson Lee (TX)

#140

(REVISED) Provides a report on the Internet of Things (loT) and its potential to improve transportation services to the elderly and persons with disabilities as well as assist local, state and federal transportation planners in achieving better inefficiencies and cost effectiveness, while protecting privacy and security of persons who use loT technology.

(10 minutes)

22. Blumenauer (OR), Buchanan (FL)

#66

Increases the number of states eligible for funding through the nonmotorized National Priority Safety Program, and double the funding for that program.

(10 minutes)

23.Kirkpatrick (AZ)

#2

(REVISED) Increases safety by allowing additional states that have passed distracted driving legislation to qualify for incentive grant funding

(10 minutes)

24.Rice, Kathleen (NY)

#112

Requires states to strengthen graduated driver's licensing requirements to be eligible for State Graduated Driver Licensing Incentive Grants.

(10 minutes)

25.Jackson Lee (TX)

#165

 (LATE) Requires the Secretary of Transportation or designee to conduct a national study and to submit to Congress within 1 year of enactment a study examining the accuracy and impact of traffic enforcement cameras on public safety.

(10 minutes)

26. Duncan (TN)

#30

(REVISED) Requires the Department of Transportation to conduct a study on the safety of operations of a double-decker motorcoach equipped with a luggage carrier at the rear of the vehicle.

(10 minutes)

27. Comstock (VA), Smith, Lamar (TX), Lipinski (IL)

#116

Clarifies the restrictions placed on institutions applying for UTC grants, and broadens the paragraph on "Focused Research" for regional UTCs. Directs the Secretary of Transportation to develop a 5-Year Transportation R&D Strategic Plan for FY 18 through FY 22. Authorizes the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology to conduct a traffic congestion study. Authorizes the Assistant Secretary to submit a rail safety study to Congress.

(10 minutes)

28. Barletta (PA), Lipinski (IL)

#107

Requires all legacy tank cars retrofit for continued Class 3 Flammable Liquid service to include enhanced top fittings protections for pressure relief valves.

(10 minutes)

29. Lynch (MA)

#159

(LATE) (REVISED) Provides for an additional, independent safety review of an approved pipeline route or segment of route, should a state or tribal government deem it necessary.

(10 minutes)