H.Res. 27: H.R. 37 – Promoting Job Creation and Reducing Small Business Burdens Act; H.R. 185 – Regulatory Accountability Act of 2015; H.R. 240 – Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2015

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 7-3 on Monday, January 12, 2015.
FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 242-180 AFTER ORDERING THE PREVIOUS QUESTION BY A RECORD VOTE OF 242-181 on Tuesday, January 13, 2015.

MANAGERS: Polis/Sessions

114th Congress

1st Session

Rule

H.RES. 27

Report No. 114-2

 

H.R. 37 - Promoting Job Creation and Reducing Small Business Burdens Act

H.R. 185 - Regulatory Accountability Act of 2015

H.R. 240 - Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2015

  1. Closed rule for H.R. 37.
  2. Provides one hour of 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. Provides that the bill shall be considered as read.
  5. Waives all points of order against provisions in the bill.
  6. Provides one motion to recommit.
  7. Structured rule for H.R. 185.
  8. Provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on the Judiciary.
  9. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill and provides that it shall be considered as read.
  10. Waives all points of order against provisions in the bill.
  11. Makes in order only those amendments printed in part A 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.
  12. Waives all points of order against the amendments printed in part A of the report.
  13. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.
  14. Structured rule for H.R. 240.
  15. Provides two hours of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Appropriations.
  16. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill and provides that it shall be considered as read.
  17. Waives all points of order against provisions in the bill.
  18. Makes in order only those 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.
  19. Waives all points of order against the amendments printed in part B of the report.
  20. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.
  21. Section 4 provides that the chair of the Committee on Appropriations may insert in the Congressional Record not later than January 14, 2015, such material as he may deem explanatory of H.R. 240.

 

RESOLUTION

Resolved, That upon adoption of this resolution it shall be in order to consider in the House the bill (H.R. 37) to make technical corrections to the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, to enhance the ability of small and emerging growth companies to access capital through public and private markets, to reduce regulatory burdens, and for other purposes. All points of order against consideration of the bill are waived. The bill shall be considered as read. All points of order against provisions in the bill are waived. The previous question shall be considered as ordered on the bill 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 Financial Services; and (2) one motion to recommit.

Sec. 2. 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. 185) to reform the process by which Federal agencies analyze and formulate new regulations and guidance documents. 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 the Judiciary. After general debate the bill shall be considered for amendment under the five-minute rule. The bill shall be considered as read. All points of order against provisions in the bill are waived. No amendment to the bill shall be in order except those printed in part A 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 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. 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. 3. 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. 240) making appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2015, 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 two hours 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.

The bill shall be considered as read. All points of order against provisions in the bill are waived. No amendment to the bill 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 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. 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. 4. The chair of the Committee on Appropriations may insert in the Congressional Record not later than January 14, 2015, such material as he may deem explanatory of H.R. 240.

SUMMARY OF AMENDMENTS TO H.R. 185 IN PART A PROPOSED TO BE MADE IN ORDER

(summaries derived from information provided by sponsors)

Sponsor

#

Description

Debate Time

1. McKinley (WV)

#10

(LATE) Ensures that the Agencies, when developing regulations, take into consideration and account for low income populations. Furthermore, the Amendment provides that no particular class or race is excluded when it comes to looking at costs and benefits of the regulation.

(10 minutes)

 

 

2. Johnson, Hank (GA)

#3

Exempts from H.R. 185 all rules or guidance that the Director of the Office of Management and Budget determines would result in net job creation.

(10 minutes)

3. Jackson Lee (TX)

#6

Exempts all rules promulgated by the Department of Homeland Security.

(10 minutes)

4.Connolly (VA)

#9

(LATE) Exempts any rule or guidance pertaining to public health or safety.

(10 minutes)

SUMMARY OF AMENDMENTS TO H.R. 240 IN PART B PROPOSED TO BE MADE IN ORDER

(summaries derived from information provided by sponsors)

Sponsor

#

Description

Debate Time

1. Aderholt (AL), Mulvaney (SC), Barletta (PA)

#1

(REVISED) 1) Prevents any funds from whatever source to be used to carry-out (1) the Executive actions announced on November 20, 2014 to grant deferred action to certain unlawful aliens and for other purposes, and (2) four of the "Motion Memos" on prosecutorial discretion and immigration enforcement priorities issued in 2011 and 2012 that effectively prevent certain classes of unlawful aliens from being removed from the country.

(20 minutes)

2. Blackburn (TN)

#2

(REVISED) Provides that no funds may be used to consider new, renewal or previously denied DACA applications.

(10 minutes)

3. DeSantis (FL), Roby (AL)

#3

Requires that DHS treat any alien convicted of any offense involving domestic violence, sexual abuse, child molestation, or child abuse or exploitation as within the categories of aliens subject to DHS's highest civil immigration enforcement

(10 minutes)

4. Salmon, (AZ), Thompson, Glenn (PA)

#4

(REVISED) Expresses a sense of Congress that the Executive Branch should not pursue policies that disadvantage the hiring of U.S. citizens and those lawfully present in the United States by making it economically advantageous to hire workers who came to the country illegally.

(10 minutes)

 

 

5. Schock (IL)

#5

Sense of Congress that the Administration should stop putting the interest of immigrants who worked within the legal framework to come to the US behind those who came here illegally.

(10 minutes)