H.Res. 708: H.Res.__ - Attorney General Holder Contempt Resolution; H.Res. 706

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY A RECORD VOTE of 8-4 on Wednesday, June 27, 2012.
FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 254-173 on June 28, 2012.

MANAGERS: McGovern/Nugent

112th Congress 
2nd Session

H.RES 708

[Report No. 112-553]

 

H. Res. ___ - Resolution recommending that the House of Representatives find Eric H. Holder, Jr., Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice, in contempt of Congress for refusal to comply with a subpoena duly issued by the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

1. Provides that if H. Rept. 112-546 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. 112-546.

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.

6. Provides one motion to refer at the conclusion of debate if offered by Rep. Dingell of Michigan, 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. Provides that the Chair may reduce the minimum time for electronic voting on the motion to recommit the resolution accompanying the report as though pursuant to clause 9 of rule XX.

9. Closed rule for H. Res. 706.

10. Provides 20 minutes of debate on H. Res. 706 equally divided and controlled by the Majority Leader and the Minority Leader or their respective designees.

11. Waives all points of order against consideration of the resolution.

12. Provides that the resolution shall be considered as read.

13. Provides one motion to recommit H. Res. 706.

RESOLUTION

Resolved, That if House Report 112-546 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 Dingell of Michigan 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. The Chair may reduce the minimum time for electronic voting on the question of adoption of the motion to recommit as though pursuant to clause 9 of rule XX.

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. 706) authorizing the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform to initiate or intervene in judicial proceedings to enforce certain subpoenas. 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: (1) 20 minutes of debate equally divided and controlled by the Majority Leader and the Minority Leader or their respective designees; and (2) one motion to recommit.