H.Res. 271: H.R. 1806 – America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2015; H.R. 2250 – Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2016; H.R. 2353 – Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY A RECORD VOTE of 9-4 on Monday, May 18, 2015.
FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 242-179 on Monday, May 19, 2015.

MANAGERS:Polis/Newhouse

114th Congress

1st Session

Rule

H.RES. 271

Report No. 114-120

 

 

H.R. 1806 - America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2015

H.R. 2250 - Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2016

H.R. 2353 - Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015

  1. Structured rule for H.R. 1806.
  2. Provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.
  3. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.
  4. Makes in order as original text for the purpose of amendment an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 114-15 and provides that it shall be considered as read.
  5. Waives all points of order against that amendment in the nature of a substitute.
  6. Makes in order only those further amendments printed in part A 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 part A of the report.
  8. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.
  9. Structured rule for H.R. 2250.
  10. Provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Appropriations.
  11. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill and provides that the bill shall be considered as read.
  12. Waives all points of order against provisions in the bill for failure to comply with clause 2 of rule XXI.
  13. Makes in order only those amendments printed in part B of 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 part B of the report.
  15. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.
  16. Closed rule for H.R. 2353.
  17. Provides one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.
  18. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.
  19. Provides that the bill shall be considered as read.
  20. Waives all points of order against provisions in the bill.
  21. Provides one motion to recommit.

 

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. 1806) to provide for technological innovation through the prioritization of Federal investment in basic research, fundamental scientific discovery, and development to improve the competitiveness of the United States, 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 Science, Space, and Technology. 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 Science, Space, and Technology now printed in the bill, it shall be in order to consider as an original bill for the purpose of amendment under the five-minute rule an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 114-15. That amendment in the nature of a substitute shall be considered as read. All points of order against that amendment in the nature of a substitute are waived. No amendment to that amendment in the nature of a substitute shall be in order except those printed in part A of 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 amendment in the nature of a substitute made in order as original text. 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. 2250) making appropriations for the Legislative Branch for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2016, 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. The bill shall be considered as read. All points of order against provisions in the bill for failure to comply with clause 2 of rule XXI are waived. No amendment to the bill shall be in order except those printed in part B of 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. 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. 3. Upon adoption of this resolution it shall be in order to consider in the House the bill (H.R. 2353) to provide an extension of Federal-aid highway, highway safety, motor carrier safety, transit, and other programs funded out of the Highway Trust Fund, 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 Transportation and Infrastructure; and (2) one motion to recommit.

 

SUMMARY OF AMENDMENTS TO H.R. 1806 IN PART A PROPOSED TO BE MADE IN ORDER

(summaries derived from information provided by sponsors)

Sponsor

#

Description

Debate Time

1. Smith, Lamar (TX)

#36

(REVISED) MANAGER'S Makes technical corrections.

(10 minutes)

2. Foster (IL)

#6

Strikes section 106 of the underlying bill.

(10 minutes)

3. Jackson Lee (TX)

#20

Creates state and regional workshops to train K -12 teachers in science and technology project-based learning to provide instruction in initiating robotics and other STEM competition team development programs. Leverages the collaboration among higher education, businesses, and local private as well as public education agencies to support STEM efforts at schools located in areas with 1 percent or more above the national unemployment rate.

(10 minutes)

4. Esty (CT)

#15

Instructs NSF's I-Corps to support and invest in female entrepreneurs.

(10 minutes)

5. Crowley (NY), Serrano (NY), Lujan (NM), Hurd (TX), Curbelo (FL)

#7

Requires the National Science Foundation to establish a STEM grant program for Hispanic-serving institutions as authorized in the America COMPETES Act of 2007 (42 U.S.C. 1862o-12).

(10 minutes)

6. Griffith (VA)

#16

(REVISED) Provides for the Speaker of the House and Senate Majority Leader to appoint members to congressionally created advisory boards.

(10 minutes)

7. Kelly (PA)

#28

Increases the authorized funding for the Manufacturing Extension Partnership by $5 million, while decreasing the authorized funding level for the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy by $5 million.

(10 minutes)

8. Lowenthal (CA)

#13

Eliminates additional DOE reporting requirements and restrictions on sound scientific processes to

Independently verify scientific results.

(10 minutes)

9. Grayson (FL)

#30

Authorizes the Energy Innovation Hubs Program within the Department of Energy.

(10 minutes)

10. Bonamici (OR), Smith, Adam (WA), Peters, Scott (CA)

#25

Allows the Department of Energy to continue partnering with the Department of Defense to produce biofuels for the military.

(10 minutes)

11. DeSaulnier (CA), Beyer (VA)

#40

 (LATE) Remove "reductions of energy-related emissions, including greenhouse gases" from goals of ARPA-E.

(10 minutes)

12. Johnson, Eddie Bernice (TX)

#11

(REVISED) SUBSTITUTE Provides for sustained growth and sensible policies across the scientific agencies, in keeping with the goals of the original Competes legislation.

(20 minutes)

 

SUMMARY OF AMENDMENTS TO H.R. 2250 IN PART B PROPOSED TO BE MADE IN ORDER

(summaries derived from information provided by sponsors)

Sponsor

#

Description

Debate Time

1. Ratcliffe (TX)

#13

Zeros out $5,700,000 in funding for the Open World Leadership Center and applies the savings to the spending reduction account.

(10 minutes)

2. Flores (TX)

#11

Prohibits any funds for delivering printed copies of the Congressional Pictorial Directory.

(10 minutes)

3. Blackburn (TN)

 

#7

Provides for a one percent across the board cut. Exempts Capitol Police, Architect of the Capitol, and the Sergeant at Arms.

(10 minutes)