H.Res. 568: H. Res. __ (H. Rept. 113-415)- Resolution Recommending the House find Lois Lerner in Contempt of Congress; H.Res. 565 - Resolution Calling on AG Holder to Appoint a Special Counsel to Investigate the IRS

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 8-3 on Tuesday, May 6, 2014.
FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY A RECORDS VOTE OF 224-187 AFTER ORDERING THE PREVIOUS QUESTION BY A RECORD VOTE OF 223-192 on Wednesday, May 7, 2014.

MANAGERS: McGovern/Nugent

113th Congress
2nd Session

Rule

H.RES. 568

Report No. 113-439

 

H. Res. __ (H. Rept. 113-415)- Resolution recommending that the House of Representatives find Lois G. Lerner, Former Director, Exempt Organizations, Internal Revenue Service, in contempt of Congress for refusal to comply with a subpoena duly issued by the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

H. Res. 565- Calling on Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr., to appoint a special counsel to investigate the targeting of conservative nonprofit groups by the Internal Revenue Service.

  1. Provides that if H. Rept. 113-415 is called up by direction of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, all points of order against the report shall be waived and it shall be considered as read.
  2. Closed rule for the resolution accompanying H. Rept. 113-415.
  3. Provides 50 minutes of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform or their respective designees.
  4. Waives all points of order against consideration of the resolution accompanying the report.
  5. Provides that the resolution accompanying the report shall be considered as read and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question.
  6. Provides one motion to refer at the conclusion of debate if offered by Rep. Cummings of Maryland or his designee, which shall be debatable for 10 minutes equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent.
  7. Provides one motion to recommit the resolution accompanying the report with or without instructions.
  8. Closed rule for H. Res. 565.
  9. Provides 40 minutes of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on the Judiciary.
  10. Waives all points of order against consideration of the resolution.
  11. Provides that the resolution shall be considered as read and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question.

 

RESOLUTION

Resolved, That if House Report 113-415 is called up by direction of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform: (a) all points of order against the report are waived and the report shall be considered as read; and

(b)(1) an accompanying resolution offered by direction of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform shall be considered as read and shall not be subject to a point of order; and

(2) the previous question shall be considered as ordered on such resolution to adoption without intervening motion or demand for division of the question except: (i) 50 minutes of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform or their respective designees; (ii) after conclusion of debate one motion to refer if offered by Representative Cummings of Maryland or his designee which shall be separately debatable for 10 minutes equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent; and (iii) one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

Sec. 2. Upon adoption of this resolution it shall be in order without intervention of any point of order to consider in the House the resolution (H. Res. 565) calling on Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr., to appoint a special counsel to investigate the targeting of conservative nonprofit groups by the Internal Revenue Service. The resolution shall be considered as read. The previous question shall be considered as ordered on the resolution to adoption without intervening motion or demand for division of the question except 40 minutes of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on the Judiciary.