H.Res. 583: H.R. 1644 – STREAM Act; S.J. Res. 22 – Congressional Disapproval of Waters of the United States Rule; H.R. 3662 – Iran Terror Finance Transparency Act

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY A RECORD VOTE of 8-4 on Monday, January 11, 2016.
FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 239-183 AFTER ORDERING THE PREVIOUS QUESTION BY A RECORD VOTE OF 233-173 on Friday, January 12, 2016.

MANAGERS: McGovern/Newhouse

114th Congress

2nd Session

Rule

H.RES. 583

Report No. 114-395

 

H.R. 1644 - STREAM Act

S.J. Res. 22- Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Corps of Engineers and the Environmental Protection Agency relating to the definition of 'waters of the United States' under the Federal Water Pollution Control Act.

H.R. 3662 -Iran Terror Finance Transparency Act

  1. Structured rule for H.R. 1644.
  2. Provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Natural Resources.
  3. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.
  4. Makes in order as original text for the purpose of amendment the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Natural Resources now printed in the bill and provides that it shall be considered as read.
  5. Waives all points of order against the 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.
  9. Closed rule for S.J. Res. 22.
  10. Provides one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.
  11. Waives all points of order against consideration of the joint resolution.
  12. Provides that the joint resolution shall be considered as read.
  13. Waives all points of order against provisions in the joint resolution.
  14. Provides one motion to commit.
  15. Closed rule for H.R. 3662.
  16. Provides one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs.
  17. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.
  18. Provides that the bill shall be considered as read.
  19. Waives all points of order against provisions in the bill.
  20. Provides one motion to recommit.
  21. Section 4 provides that on any legislative day during the period from January 14, 2016, through January 22, 2016: 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.
  22. 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.

 

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. 1644) to amend the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 to ensure transparency in the development of environmental regulations, 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 Natural Resources. Mter general debate the bill shall be considered for amendment under the five-minute rule. It shall be in order to consider as an original bill for the purpose of amendment under the five -minute rule the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Natural Resources now printed in the bill. The committee amendment in the nature of a substitute shall be considered as read. All points of order against the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute are waived. No amendment to the committee 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 committee amendment in the nature of a substitute. 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. 2. Upon adoption of this resolution it shall be in order to consider in the House the joint resolution (S .J . Res. 22) providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Corps of Engineers and the Environmental Protection Agency relating to the definition of"waters of the United States" under the Federal Water Pollution Control Act. All points of order against consideration of the joint resolution are waived. The joint resolution shall be considered as read. All points of order against provisions in the joint resolution are waived. The previous question shall be considered as ordered on the 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 Transportation and Infrastructure; and (2) one motion to commit.

Sec. 3. Upon adoption of this resolution it shall be in order to consider in the House the bill (H.R. 3662) to enhance congressional oversight over the administration of sanctions against certain Iranian terrorism financiers, 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 Foreign Affairs; and (2) one motion to recommit.

Sec. 4. On any legislative day during the period from January 14, 2016, through January 22, 2016-

(a) the Journal of the proceedings ofthe 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.

 

Sponsor

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Description

Debate Time

1. Lamborn (CO)

#1

(REVISED) Makes a technical fix to a U.S. Code citation and addresses a concern regarding copyrighted scientific products.

(10 minutes)

2. Kildee (MI)

#2

Prevents the rules in the underlying bill from being delayed if it protects drinking water quality.

(10 minutes)

3. Cartwright (PA)

#5

(REVISED) Directs funding from AML certified states for use in revitalizing economically distressed communities which have been adversely affected by discharge from abandoned mine lands.

(10 minutes)

4. Sewell (AL)

#7

(LATE) Addresses the exemption clause in Sec. 530. Lowers the threshold of postponing the delay of a rule if there is a threat that a delay would cause or significantly contribute to the development of negative chronic or long-term health conditions.

(10 minutes)