H.Res. 501: H.R. 2824 - Preventing Government Waste and Protecting Coal Mining Jobs in America; H.R. 2641 - Responsibly And Professionally Invigorating Development Act of 2013

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 7-4 on Wednesday, March 5, 2014.
FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 225-190 AFTER ORDERING THE PREVIOUS QUESTION BY A RECORD VOTE OF 219-191 on Thursday, March 6, 2014.

MANAGERS: Hastings/Webster

113th Congress
2nd Session

Rule

H.RES. 501

Report No. 113-374

 

H.R. 2824 - Preventing Government Waste and Protecting Coal Mining Jobs in America

H.R. 2641- Responsibly And Professionally Invigorating Development Act of 2013

  1. Structured rule for H.R. 2824.
  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 an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 113-41, modified by the amendment printed in part A of the Rules Committee report, 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 to H.R. 2824 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.
  7. Waives all points of order against the amendments printed in part B of the report.
  8. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.
  9. Structured rule for H.R. 2641.
  10. Provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on the Judiciary.
  11. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.
  12. 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 113-39 and provides that it shall be considered as read.
  13. Waives all points of order against that amendment in the nature of a substitute.
  14. Makes in order only those further amendments to H.R. 2641 printed in part C 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.
  15. Waives all points of order against the amendments printed in part C of the report.
  16. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.
  17. Section 3 of the rule provides that it shall be in order at any time on the legislative day of March 6, 2014, for the Speaker to entertain motions that the House suspend the rules relating to a measure addressing loan guarantees to Ukraine.

 

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. 2824) to amend the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 to stop the ongoing waste by the Department of the Interior of taxpayer resources and implement the final rule on excess spoil, mining waste, and buffers for perennial and intermittent streams, 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. After 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 an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 113-41 modified by the amendment printed in part A of the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying this resolution. 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 B of the report of the Committee on Rules. 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. 2641) to provide for improved coordination of agency actions in the preparation and adoption of environmental documents for permitting determinations, 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 the Judiciary. After 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 an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 113-39. 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 C 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. 3. It shall be in order at any time on the legislative day of March 6, 2014, for the Speaker to entertain motions that the House suspend the rules, as though under clause 1 of rule XV, relating to a measure addressing loan guarantees to Ukraine.

 

SUMMARY OF AMENDMENT TO H.R. 2824 IN PART A PROPOSED TO BE CONSIDERED AS ADOPTED

Sponsor

#

Description

 

Hastings, Doc (WA)

#2

MANAGER'S Updates the legislation to reflect and address recent litigation.

 

 

SUMMARY OF AMENDMENTS TO H.R. 2824 IN PART B PROPOSED TO BE MADE IN ORDER

(summaries derived from information provided by sponsors)

Sponsor

#

Description

Debate Time

1. Lowenthal (CA)

#5

Requires States to implement the June 30, 1983 Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement stream buffer zone rule, unless a State has a program with greater stream protection.

(10 minutes)

2. Cartwright (PA), Van Hollen (MD), Lowenthal (CA)

#1

(REVISED) Ensures that states maintain the ability to issue their own stream buffer rules.

(10 minutes)

 

SUMMARY OF AMENDMENTS TO H.R. 2641 IN PART C PROPOSED TO BE MADE IN ORDER

(summaries derived from information provided by sponsors)

Sponsor

#

Description

Debate Time

1. Jackson Lee (TX)

#4

Strikes deemed approved language for any project for which an agency does not meet the deadlines contained in the bill.

(10 minutes)

2. McKinley (WV)

#5

(LATE) (REVISED) Does not allow agencies under this legislation to take into account the "social cost of carbon" from the "Technical Support Document: Social Cost of Carbon for Regulatory Impact Analysis Under Executive Order 12866 from May 2013 or November 2013.

(10 minutes)

3. Webster (FL), Rigell (VA)

#1

Provides for projects that are under environmental review at the time of enactment to be completed within the deadlines that the underlying bill outlines.

(10 minutes)

4. Nadler (NY)

#3

Exempts from the bill any construction project for a nuclear facility planned in an area designated as an earthquake fault zone.

(10 minutes)

5. Johnson, Hank(GA)

#2

Clarifies that nothing in the bill will change or limit any law or regulation allowing for public comment or participation in an agency decision making process.

(10 minutes)