H.Res. 628: H.R. 4870 - Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2015; Senate Amendments to H.R. 3230 -Veterans' Access to Care through Choice, Accountability, and Transparency Act of 2014

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 9-3 on Tuesday, June 17, 2014.
FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 244-163 AFTER ORDERING THE PREVIOUS QUESTION WITHOUT OBJECTION on Wednesday, June 18, 2014.

MANAGERS: McGovern/Nugent

113th Congress
2nd Session

Rule

H.RES. 628

Report No. 113-475

 

H.R. 4870 - Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2015

Senate amendments to H.R. 3230 -Veterans' Access to Care through Choice, Accountability, and Transparency Act of 2014

  1. Modified-open rule for H.R. 4870.
  2. Provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Appropriations.
  3. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.
  4. Waives points of order against provisions in the bill for failure to comply with clause 2 of rule XXI.
  5. Provides that after general debate the bill shall be considered for amendment under the five-minute rule. During consideration of the bill for amendment: (1) amendments shall be debatable for 10 minutes equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent and shall not be subject to amendment; and (2) no pro forma amendment shall be in order except that the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Appropriations or their respective designees may offer up to 10 pro forma amendments each at any point for the purpose of debate.
  6. Under the Rules of the House the bill shall be read for amendment by paragraph.
  7. Authorizes the Chair to accord priority in recognition to Members who have pre-printed their amendments in the Congressional Record.
  8. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.
  9. Section 2 provides for the consideration of the Senate amendments to H.R. 3230.
  10. Makes in order a single motion offered by the chair of the Committee on Veterans' Affairs or his designee that the House concur in the Senate title amendment and concur in the Senate amendment to the text with the amendment printed in the Rules Committee report.
  11. Waives all points of order against consideration of the motion; provides that the motion is not subject to a demand for division of the question; and provides that the motion is not subject to a question of consideration.
  12. Provides that the Senate amendments and the motion shall be considered as read.
  13. Provides one hour of debate on the motion equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
  14. Provides that if the motion is adopted, the chair of the Committee on Veterans' Affairs or his designee is then authorized to move that the House insist on its amendment to the Senate amendment to the text and request a conference with the Senate thereon.

 

RESOLUTION

Resolved, That (a) 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. 4870) making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2015, 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. Points of order against provisions in the bill for failure to comply with clause 2 of rule XXI are waived.

(b) During consideration of the bill for amendment-

(1) each amendment, other than amendments provided for in paragraph (2), shall be debatable for 10 minutes equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent and shall not be subject to amendment except as provided in paragraph (2);

(2) no pro forma amendment shall be in order except that the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Appropriations or their respective designees may offer up to 10 pro forma amendments each at any point for the purpose of debate; and

(3) the chair of the Committee of the Whole may accord priority in recognition on the basis of whether the Member offering an amendment has caused it to be printed in the portion of the Congressional Record designated for that purpose in clause 8 of rule XVIII. Amendments so printed shall be considered as read.

(c) When the committee rises and reports the bill back to the House with a recommendation that the bill do pass, 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 take from the Speaker's table the bill (H.R. 3230) making continuing appropriations during a Government shutdown to provide pay and allowances to members of the reserve components of the Armed Forces who perform inactive-duty training during such period, with the Senate amendments thereto, and to consider in the House, without intervention of any point of order or question of consideration, a single motion offered by the chair of the Committee on Veterans' Affairs or his designee that the House: (1) concur in the Senate amendment to the title; and (2) concur in the Senate amendment to the text with the amendment printed in the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying his resolution. The Senate amendments and the motion shall be considered as read. The motion shall be debatable for one hour equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. The previous question shall be considered as ordered on the motion to adoption without intervening motion or demand for division of the question. If the motion is adopted, then it shall be in order for the chair of the Committee on Veterans' Affairs or his designee to move that the House insist on its amendment to the Senate amendment to H.R. 3230 and request a conference with the Senate thereon.

SUMMARY OF THE HOUSE AMENDMENT TO THE SENATE AMENDMENT TO THE TEXT OF H.R. 3230

 

Includes the text of H.R. 481 0 and H.R. 4031, as passed by the House, with a modification.