H.Res. 747: H.R. 6169 - Pathway to Job Creation through a Simpler, Fairer Tax Code Act of 2012; H.R. 8 - Job Protection and Recession Prevention Act of 2012

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 8-3 on Tuesday, July 31, 2012.
FLOOR ACTION:

MANAGERS: Slaughter/Scott
112th Congress 
2nd Session

H.RES 747

[Report No. 112-641]

 

H.R. 6169 - Pathway to Job Creation through a Simpler, Fairer Tax Code Act of 2012

H.R. 8 - Job Protection and Recession Prevention Act of 2012

1. Structured rule for H.R. 6169. 

2. Provides one hour of debate on the bill equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Rules and two hours of debate on the subject of reforming the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Ways and Means.

3. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill and provides that it shall be considered·as read.

4. Waives all points of order against provisions in the bill.

5. Makes in order the amendment in the nature of a substitute to H.R. 6169 printed in Part A of the Rules Committee report if offered by Representative Slaughter of New York or her designee. The amendment shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for 20 minutes 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.

6. Waives all points of order against the amendment printed in part A of the report.

7. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

8. Structured rule for H.R. 8.

9. Provides one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Ways and Means.

10. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill and provides that it shall be considered as read.

11. Waives all points of order against provisions in the bill.

12. Makes in order the amendment in the nature of a substitute to H.R. 8 printed in Part B of the Rules Committee report if offered by Representative Levin of Michigan or his designee. The amendment shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for 20 minutes 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.

13. Waives all points of order against the amendment printed in Part B of the report.

14. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

15. Section 3 provides that on any legislative day during the period from August 3, 2012, through September 7, 2012: (a) the Journal of the proceedings of the previous day shall be considered as approved; (b) the Chair may adjourn the House to meet at a date and time within the limits of clause 4, section 5, article I of the Constitution; and (c) bills and resolutions introduced shall be numbered, listed in the Congressional Record, and when printed shall bear the date of introduction, but may be referred at a later time.

16. Section 4 authorizes the Speaker to appoint Members to perform the duties of the Chair for the duration of the period addressed by section 3.

17. Section 5 provides that each day during the period addressed by section 3 shall not constitute a calendar day for purposes of section 7 of the War Powers Resolution (50 U.S.C. 1546).

18. Section 6 provides that each day during the period addressed by section 3 shall not constitute a legislative day for purposes of clause 7 of rule XIII (resolutions of inquiry).

19. Section 7 provides that for each day during the period addressed by section 3 shall not constitute a calendar or legislative day for purposes of clause 7(c)(1) of rule XXII (motions to instruct conferees).

20. Section 8 authorizes the Speaker to entertain motions to suspend the rules on the legislative day of August 2, 2012.

21. Section 9 waives the requirement of clause 6(a) of rule XIII (requiring a two-thirds vote to consider a report from the Committee on Rules on the same day it is presented to the House) with respect to any resolution reported through the legislative day of August 2, 2012.

RESOLUTION 

Resolved, That upon the adoption of this resolution it shall be in order to consider in the House the bill (H.R. 6169) to provide for expedited consideration of a bill providing for comprehensive tax reform. 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 on the bill equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Rules; (2) two hours of debate on the subject of reforming the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Ways and Means; (3) the amendment in the nature of a substitute printed in part A of the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying this resolution, if offered by Representative Slaughter of New York or her designee, which shall be in order without intervention of any point of order, shall be considered as read, and shall be separately debatable for 20 minutes equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent; and (4) 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 bill (H.R. 8) to extend certain tax relief provisions enacted in 2001 and 2003, 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 considere~ 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 Ways and Means; (2) the amendment in the nature of a substitute printed in part B of the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying this resolution, if offered by Representative Levin of Michigan or his designee, which shall be in order without intervention of any point of order, shall be 1 considered as read, and shall be separately debatable for 20 minutes equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent; and (3) one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

Sec. 3. On any legislative day during the period from August 3, 2012, through September 7, 2012, --

(a) the Journal of the proceedings of the previous day shall be considered as approved;

(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; and

(c) bills and resolutions introduced during the period addressed by this section shall be numbered, listed in the Congressional Record, and when printed shall bear the date of introduction, but may be referred by the Speaker at a later time.

Sec. 4. The Speaker may appoint Members to perform the duties of the Chair for the duration of the period addressed by section 3 of this resolution as though under clause 8(a) of rule I.

 

Sec. 5. Each day during the period addressed by section 3 of this resolution shall not constitute a calendar day for purposes of section 7 of the War Powers Resolution (50 U.S.C. 1546).

Sec. 6. Each day during the period addressed by section 3 of this resolution shall not constitute a legislative day for purposes of clause 7 of rule XIII.

Sec. 7. Each day during the period addressed by section 3 ofthis resolution shall not constitute a calendar or legislative day for purposes of clause 7(c)(1) of rule XXII.

 

 Sec. 8. It shall be in order at any time on the legislative day of August 2, 2012, for the Speaker to entertain motions that the House suspend the rules as though under clause 1 of rule XV.

Sec. 9. The requirement of clause 6(a) of rule XIII for a two-thirds vote to consider a report from the Committee on Rules on the same day it is presented to the House is waived with respect to any resolution reported through the legislative day of August 2, 2012.

SUMMARY OF AMENDMENT TO H.R. 6169 IN PART A PROPOSED TO BE MADE IN ORDER

(summaries derived from information provided by sponsors)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sponsor

# Description

Debate Time

Slaughter, Louise (NY)

#2 SUBSTITUTE AMENDMENT. Would lay out Democratic principles for tax reform that call for increased revenues to bring down our national debt and invest in economic growth; a progressive tax rate structure; protecting the vulnerable; repeal of the AMT; discouraging tax haven abuse; elimination of tax breaks that ship jobs and profits overseas; promotion of domestic manufacturing; and preserving incentives for education, retirement, healthcare, home ownership, and small business.

(20 minutes)

SUMMARY OF AMENDMENT TO H.R. 8 IN PART B PROPOSED TO BE MADE IN ORDER

 (summaries derived from information provided by sponsors)

 

 

 

Sponsor

# Description

Debate Time

Levin, Sander (MI)

#1 SUBSTITUTE AMENDMENT. Would extend for one year certain expired or expiring tax provisions that apply to middle-income taxpayers with income below $250,000 for married couples filing jointly, and below $200,000 for single filers, including, but not limited to, marginal rate reductions, capital gains and dividend rate preferences, alternative minimum tax relief, marriage penalty relief, and expanded tax relief for working families with children
and college students.

(20 minutes)