H.Res. 487: H.R. 3865 - Stop Targeting of Political Beliefs by the IRS Act of 2014; H.R. 2804 - All Economic Regulations are Transparent Act of 2013

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 8-2 on Tuesday, February 25, 2014.
FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 231-185 AFTER ORDERING THE PREVIOUS QUESTION BY A RECORD VOTE OF 224-192 on Wednesday, February 26, 2014.

MANAGERS: Polis/Woodall

113th Congress
2nd Session

Rule

H.RES. 487

Report No. 113-361

 

H.R. 3865 - Stop Targeting of Political Beliefs by the IRS Act of 2014

H.R. 2804 - All Economic Regulations are Transparent Act of 2013

  1. Closed rule for H.R. 3865.
  2. Provides one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Ways and Means.
  3. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.
  4. Provides that the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Ways and Means now printed in the bill shall be considered as adopted and the bill, as amended, shall be considered as read.
  5. Waives all points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended.
  6. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.
  7. Structured rule for H.R. 2804.
  8. Provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on the Judiciary.
  9. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.
  10. 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 113-38 and provides that it shall be considered as read.
  11. Waives all points of order against that amendment in the nature of a substitute.
  12. 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.
  13. Waives all points of order against the amendments printed in the report.
  14. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.
  15. Section 3 provides that it shall be in order at any time on the legislative day of February 27, 2014, for the Speaker to entertain motions that the House suspend the rules, as though under clause 1 of rule XV, relating to H.R. 3370, the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act.

 

RESOLUTION

Resolved, That upon adoption of this resolution it shall be in order to consider in the House the bill (H.R. 3865) to prohibit the Internal Revenue Service from modifying the standard for determining whether an organization is operated exclusively for the promotion of social welfare for purposes of section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986. All points of order against consideration of the bill are waived. The amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Ways and Means now printed in the bill shall be considered as adopted. The bill, as amended, shall be considered as read. All points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended, are waived. The previous question shall be considered as ordered on the bill, as amended, 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 Ways and Means; and (2) 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 ofthe Union for consideration ofthe bill (H.R. 2804) to amend title 5, United States Code, to require the Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Mfairs to publish information about rules on the Internet, 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 amendments specified in this section 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. In lieu of the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform 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 113-38. 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. 3. It shall be in order at any time on the legislative day of February 27, 2014, for the Speaker to entertain motions that the House suspend the rules, as though under clause 1 of rule XV, relating to the bill (H.R. 3370) to delay the implementation of certain provisions of the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012, and for other purposes.

 

SUMMARY OF AMENDMENTS TO H.R. 2804 PROPOSED TO BE MADE IN ORDER

(summaries derived from information provided by sponsors)
 

Sponsor

#

Description

Debate Time

1. Cartwright (PA)

#4

Strikes the 6 month moratorium on finalizing rules.

(10 minutes)

2. Murphy, Patrick (FL)

#8

Cuts titles II and IV from the bill.

(10 minutes)

3. Rothfus (PA), Barr (KY)

# 10

Adds terms to define a negative-impact on jobs and wages rule, helps agencies identify a negative-impact on jobs and wages rule, and requires agency heads approving a negative-impact on jobs and wages rule to submit a statement that they approved the rule knowing of its negative-impact on jobs and wages.

(10 minutes)

4. Brady, Kevin (TX)

#2

(REVISED) Requires federal agencies to identify in any Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPR) the achievable objective of the proposed rule and the metrics to be used. Also requires federal agencies in issuing final rules to certify that the rule meets the objectives the agency identified in the NPR.

(10 minutes)

5. Rigell (VA)

#9

Expands the requirements of initial regulatory flexibility analyses to include an analysis of any impairment of the ability of small entities to have access to credit.

(10 minutes)

6. Tipton (CO)

#3

Makes a technical correction that ensures the current requirement, under the Regulatory Flexibility Act, that each agency annually publish a list of regulations to be reviewed pursuant to its periodic review plan, remains so.

(10 minutes)

7. Connolly (VA)

# 17

(LATE) Exempts any rule pertaining to air quality or water quality.

(10 minutes)

8. Jackson Lee (TX)

#6

Exempts rules made by the Secretary of Homeland Security, or any consent decree or settlement made as a result of the rule.

(10 minutes)

9. Johnson, Hank (GA)

#14

Excludes from the bill any rule, consent decree, or settlement agreement that the Director of the Office of Management and Budget determines would result in net job creation or whose benefits exceeds its costs.

(10 minutes)

10. Miller, George (CA), Courtney (CT)

# 11

Exempts regulations proposed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to prevent combustible dust explosions and fires.

(10 minutes)

11. Miller, George (CA), Courtney (CT)

#13

Exempts any regulations, or modifications thereto, which have been recommended in writing by the Inspector General of a federal agency, including but not limited to those which would improve protections for taxpayers, students, public and workplace safety and health, or otherwise increase the effectiveness or efficiency of agency activities.

(10 minutes)