H.Res. 767: H.R. 4775 – Ozone Standards Implementation Act; H. Con.Res. 89 – Expressing the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the US economy; H.Con.Res. 112 – Expressing the sense of Congress opposing the President's $10 tax...

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY A RECORD VOTE of 7-4 on Tuesday, June 7, 2016.

FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 235-163 AFTER ORDERING THE PREVIOUS QUESTION BY A RECORD VOTE OF 230-163 on Wednesday, June 8, 2016.

MANAGERS: Polis/Woodall

114th Congress

2nd Session

Rule

H.RES. 767

Report No. 114-607

 

H.R. 4775-Ozone Standards Implementation Act

H. Con.Res. 89-Expressing the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the US economy

H.Con.Res. 112-Expressing the sense of Congress opposing the President's $10 tax on every Barrell of Oil

  1. Structured rule for H.R. 4775.
  2. Provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Energy and Commerce.
  3. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.
  4. Makes in order as original text for the purpose of amendment the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Energy and Commerce now printed in the bill 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 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 the report.
  8. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.
  9. Closed rules for H. Con. Res. 89 and H. Con. Res. 112.
  10. Provides one hour of debate on each concurrent resolution equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Ways and Means.
  11. Waives all points of order against consideration of each concurrent resolution.
  12. Provides that each concurrent resolution shall be considered as read and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question.
  13. Waives all points of order against provisions in each concurrent resolution.

 

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. 4775) to facilitate efficient State implementation of ground-level ozone standards, 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 Energy and Commerce. 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 the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Energy and Commerce now printed in the bill. The committee amendment in the nature of a substitute shall be considered as read. All points of order against the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute are waived. No amendment to the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute shall be in order except those printed in 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 committee amendment in the nature of a substitute. 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. Upon adoption of this resolution it shall be in order to consider in the House any concurrent resolution specified in section 3 of this resolution. All points of order against consideration of each such concurrent resolution are waived. Each such concurrent resolution shall be considered as read. All points of order against provisions in each such concurrent resolution are waived. The previous question shall be considered as ordered on each such concurrent resolution and preamble to adoption without intervening motion or demand for division of the question except one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Ways and Means.

Sec. 3. The concurrent resolutions referred to in section 2 of this resolution are as follows:

(1) The concurrent resolution (H. Con. Res. 89) expressing the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy.

(2) The concurrent resolution (H. Con. Res. 112) expressing the sense of Congress opposing the President's proposed $10 tax on every barrel of oil.

 

SUMMARY OF AMENDMENTS TO H.R. 4775 PROPOSED TO BE MADE IN ORDER

(summaries derived from information provided by sponsors)

Sponsor

#

Description

Debate Time

1. Whitfield (KY)

1

MANAGER'S Provides that no additional funds are authorized to be appropriated to carry out the requirements of this Act and the amendments made by this Act. Such requirements shall be carried out using amounts otherwise authorized.

(10 minutes)

2. Rush (IL)

7

Provides federal, state, local, or tribal permitting agencies the ability to opt -out of section 3 (d) if they determine that issuing a preconstruction permit under an outdated and less protective air quality standard will increase air pollution, slow permitting, increase regulatory uncertainty, foster litigation, shift the burden of pollution control from new sources to existing sources, or increase the overall cost of achieving the new or revised national ambient air quality standard in the applicable area.

(10 minutes)

3.Pallone (NJ)

5

Strikes the consideration of technological feasibility when determining national ambient air quality standards to preserve health based standards.

(10 minutes)

4. Gosar (AZ)

6

Ensures that they study on Ozone formation contained in the bill analyzes the relative contribution from wildfires.

(10 minutes)

5. Polis (CO)

2

Amends the Clean Air Act to repeal the prohibitions against aggregating emissions from any oil or gas exploration or production well and emissions. Additionally, it requires the EPA to issue a rule adding hydrogen sulfide to the list of hazardous air pollutants.

(10 minutes)

6. Norton (DC)

3

Provides that the provisions of the bill would not apply if the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Administration, in consultation with the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee, finds that the application of any section could harm human health or the environment.

(10 minutes)