H.Res. 641: H.R. 4899 – Lowering Gasoline Prices to Fuel an America That Works Act of 2014; H.R. 4923 - Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2015

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 9-3 on Tuesday, June 24, 2014.
FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 228-189 AFTER ORDERING THE PREVIOUS QUESTION BY A RECORD VOTE OF 238-180 on Wednesday, June 25, 2014.

MANAGERS: Hastings/Bishop

113th Congress
2nd Session

Rule

H.RES. 641

Report No. 113-493

 

H.R. 4899 - Lowering Gasoline Prices to Fuel an America That Works Act of 2014

H.R. 4923- Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2015

  1. Structured rule for H.R. 4899.
  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 113-50 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. Modified-open rule for H.R. 4923.
  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.
  12. Waives points of order against provisions in the bill for failure to comply with clause 2 of rule XXI.
  13. 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 amendments 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.
  14. Under the rules of the House the bill shall be read for amendment by paragraph.
  15. Authorizes the Chair to accord priority in recognition to Members who have pre-printed their amendments in the Congressional Record.
  16. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.
  17. Section 3 of the rule provides that on any legislative day during the period from June 27, 2014, through July 7, 2014: the Journal of the proceedings of the previous day shall be considered as approved; and the Chair may at any time declare the House adjourned to meet at a date and time to be announced by the Chair in declaring the adjournment.
  18. Section 4 of the rule provides that the Speaker may appoint Members to perform the duties of the Chair for the duration of the period addressed by section 3.
  19. Section 5 of the rule provides for consideration of concurrent resolutions providing for adjournment during the month of July.
  20. Section 6 provides that the Committee on Appropriations may, at any time before 5 p .m. on Thursday, July 3, 2014, file privileged reports to accompany measures making appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2015.

 

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. 4899) to lower gasoline prices for the American family by increasing domestic onshore and offshore energy exploration and production, to streamline and improve onshore and offshore energy permitting and administration, 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. Mter 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 113-50. 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 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. (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. 4923) making appropriations for energy and water development and related agencies 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. 3. On any legislative day during the period from June 27, 2014, through July 7, 2014-

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

(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.

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 S(a) of rule I.

Sec. 5. It shall be in order without intervention of any point of order to consider concurrent resolutions providing for adjournment during the month of July.

Sec. 6. The Committee on Appropriations may, at any time before 5 p.m. on Thursday, July 3, 2014, file privileged reports to accompany measures making appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2015.

 

SUMMARY OF AMENDMENTS PROPOSED TO BE MADE IN ORDER

(summaries derived from information provided by sponsors)

Sponsor

#

Description

Debate Time

1. Wittman (VA), Duncan (SC)

#6

Grants the Secretary of the Interior the ability to add a lease sale area to a finalized 5 year plan, as long as all of the National Environmental Policy Act requirements have been met on that specific area within the last 5 years.

(10 minutes)

2. Lowenthal (CA), Capps (CA), Farr (CA), Holt (NJ), Honda (CA), Huffman (CA), Langevin (RI), Peters, Scott (CA), Pingree (ME), Shea-Porter (NH), Lee, Barbara (CA)

#7

Strikes section 10410 which prohibits BOEM and BSEE from coordinating coastal and marine spatial planning under the National Ocean Policy.

(10 minutes)

3. Duncan (SC), Rigell (VA), Wittman (VA), Hudson (NC), Graves, Tom (GA), Ellmers (NC)

#1

Directs the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management to include Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia into an administrative planning area for offshore leasing purposes.

(10 minutes)

4. Wittman (VA)

#5

Fosters STEM education in the South Atlantic states by allowing colleges, universities and historically black colleges and universities (with a preference to military veteran serving institutions of higher education) to partner with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management to train the next generation of geological and geophysical scientists to better understand the oil, gas and other hydrocarbon potential of the offshore South Atlantic.

(10 minutes)

5. Capps (CA), Brownley (CA), Huffman (CA), Lowenthal (CA)

# 13

Requires the Secretary of Interior to notify all relevant state and local regulatory agencies and publish a notice in the Federal Register, within 30 days after receiving any application for a permit that would allow the conduct of any offshore oil and gas well stimulation activities.

(10 minutes)

6. Deutch (FL)

# 16

Strikes the provision that an action involving a covered energy decision shall take precedence over all other pending matters before the district court.

(10 minutes)

7. Blumenauer (OR)

#18

(LATE) (REVISED) Requires companies holding leases, which allow them to drill on public lands offshore without paying a royalty, to renegotiate those leases prior to bidding on new leases issued pursuant to Title I of this Act.

(10 minutes)

8. Bishop, Rob (UT)

#3

Prohibits the Secretary from canceling, deferring or withdrawing any lease previously announced to be auctioned based on public comments received by the Department after the public comment period has expired.

(10 minutes)

9. Jackson Lee (TX)

#10

Establishes an Office of Energy Employment and Training to ensure that veterans, women, and underrepresented minorities are fully included in the hiring and training efforts of the Department of the Interior's energy planning, permitting, and regulatory agenc1es.

(10 minutes)

10. DeFazio (OR)

#9

Authorizes $10 million of the revenue generated by the underlying bill for the Commodity Futures Trading Commission to use existing authority to limit speculation in energy markets.

(10 minutes)