H.Res. 585: H.R. 4660 - Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2015; H.R. 4435 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY A VOICE VOTE on Monday, May 19, 2014.
FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY A VOICE VOTE AFTER ORDERING THE PREVIOUS WITHOUT OBJECTION on Tuesday, May 20, 2014.

MANAGERS: McGovern/Woodall

113th Congress
2nd Session

Rule

H.RES. 585

Report No. 113-455

 

H.R. 4660 - Making appropriations for the Departments of Commerce and Justice, Science, and Related Agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2015, and for other purposes

H.R. 4435 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015

  1. Open rule for H.R. 4660.
  2. Provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Appropriations.
  3. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.
  4. Waives points of order against provisions in the bill for failure to comply with clause 2 of rule XXI.
  5. Provides that the bill shall be considered for amendment under the five minute rule.
  6. Authorizes the Chair to accord priority in recognition to Members who have pre-printed their amendments in the Congressional Record.
  7. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.
  8. Structured rule for H.R. 4435.
  9. Provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Armed Services.
  10. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.
  11. Provides that the amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 113-44 shall be considered as adopted and the bill, as amended, shall be considered as read.
  12. Waives all points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended.
  13. 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.
  14. Waives all points of order against the amendments printed in the report.
  15. Provides that no further consideration of the bill shall be in order except pursuant to a subsequent order of the House.

 

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. 4660) making appropriations for the Departments of Commerce and Justice, Science, and Related Agencies 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 one hour 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. Points of order against provisions in the bill for failure to comply with clause 2 of rule XXI are waived. During consideration of the bill for amendment, the chair of the Committee of the Whole may accord priority in recognition on the basis of whether the Member offering an amendment has caused it to be printed in the portion of the Congressional Record designated for that purpose in clause 8 of rule XVIII. Amendments so printed shall be considered as read. When the committee rises and reports the bill back to the House with a recommendation that the bill do pass, 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. 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. 4435) to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2015 for military activities of the Department of Defense and for military construction, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, 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 Armed Services. After general debate the bill shall be considered for amendment under the five-minute rule. In lieu of the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Armed Services now printed in the bill, an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 113-44 shall be considered as adopted in the House and in the Committee of the Whole. The bill, as amended, shall be considered as the original bill for the purpose of further amendment under the five-minute rule and shall be considered as read. All points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended, are waived. No further amendment to the bill, as amended, shall be in order except those printed in the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying this resolution. Each such further 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 further amendments are waived. After disposition of the further amendments printed in the report of the Committee on Rules, 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.

 

SUMMARY OF AMENDMENTS PROPOSED TO BE MADE IN ORDER

(summaries derived from information provided by sponsors)

Sponsor

#

Description

Debate Time

1. Blumenauer (OR)

#308

(LATE) Authorizes the Secretary of the Air Force to procure not more than 10 AESA radar upgrades for the Air National Guard F-15C/D aircraft, which is offset by cuts to levels authorized beyond the President's Budget Request, spread across 9 accounts.

(10 minutes)

2. Gohmert (TX)

#230

Requires the Secretary of Defense to establish either a security monitoring duty roster program that would authorize certain DoD personnel to openly carry a firearm on a military installation, or a procedure to permit qualified military personnel to openly carry a firearm on a military installation for personal protection. Ensures that commanders at all levels would have control and oversight over the authorizations.

(10 minutes)

3. Sanchez, Loretta (CA)

#157

Gives DOD authority to transfer funds to nuclear nonproliferation, not only to weapons activities and naval reactors. Currently, the bill language limits fund transfers to only weapons activities and naval reactors.

(10 minutes)

4. Lamborn (CO)

#275

Requires the Department of Defense to establish a plan with the Afghan government for reimbursing contractors for illegal taxes.

(10 minutes)

5. Garamendi (CA)

#40

Directs the President, DOD, and AFRICOM to expand various programs to include combatting wildlife trafficking and poaching.

(10 minutes)

6. Daines (MT), Cramer, Kevin (ND), Lamborn (CO), Lummis (WY)

#76

Strikes subsection (c) of Section 1634 of the reported NDAA, which terminates in 2021 the requirement that ICBM silos remain in at least warm status.

(10 minutes)

7. Lamborn (CO)

#63

Adds a Sense of Congress establishing that national security is the top priority for the federal government and should be the top priority for the use of public lands.

(10 minutes)