H.Res. 305: Senate Amendment to H.R. 644 – Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015; Senate Amendment to H.R. 1314 – Trade Act of 2015

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY A RECORD VOTE of 9-4 on Wednesday, June 10, 2015.
FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 217-212 on Thursday, June 11, 2015.

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114th Congress

1st Session

Rule

H.RES. 305

Report No. 114-146

 

 

Senate Amendment to H.R. 644 - Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015

Senate Amendment to H.R. 1314 - Trade Act of 2015

  1. Provides for the consideration of the Senate amendment to H.R. 1314.
  2. Makes in order a motion offered by the chair of the Committee on Ways and Means or his designee that the House concur in the Senate amendment to H.R. 1314.
  3. Waives all points of order against consideration of the motion.
  4. Provides that the Senate amendment and the motion shall be considered as read.
  5. Provides one hour of debate on the motion equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Ways and Means.
  6. Provides that the question on adoption of the motion shall be divided as follows: (1) concurring in section 212 of the Senate amendment (relating to Medicare); (2) concurring in the matter comprising the remainder of title II of the Senate amendment (TAA); and (3) concurring in the matter preceding title II of the Senate amendment (TPA). The first portion of the divided question shall be considered as adopted.
  7. Provides that if any remaining portion of the divided question fails, then the House shall be considered to have made no disposition of the Senate amendment.
  8. Section 2 provides for the consideration of the Senate amendments to H.R. 644
  9. Makes in order a single motion offered by the chair of the Committee on Ways and Means 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 part A of the Rules Committee report modified by the amendment printed in part B of the report.
  10. Waives all points of order against consideration of the motion and provides that the motion is not subject to a demand for division of the question.
  11. Provides that the Senate amendments and the motion shall be considered as read.
  12. Provides one hour of debate on the motion equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Ways and Means.
  13. Provides that if the motion is adopted, the chair of the Committee on Ways and Means or his designee is then authorized to move that the House insist on its amendment to the Senate amendment to the text of H.R. 644 and request a conference with the Senate thereon.

 

RESOLUTION

Resolved, That upon adoption of this resolution it shall be in order to take from the Speaker's table the bill (H.R. 1314) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for a right to an administrative appeal relating to adverse determinations of tax-exempt status of certain organizations, with the Senate amendment thereto, and to consider in the House, without intervention of any point of order, a motion offered by the chair of the Committee on Ways and Means or his designee that the House concur in the Senate amendment. The Senate amendment 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 Ways and Means. The previous question shall be considered as ordered on the motion to its adoption without intervening motion. The question of adoption of the motion shall be divided as follows: first, concurring in section 212 of the Senate amendment; second, concurring in the matter comprising the remainder of title II of the Senate amendment; and third, concurring in the matter preceding title II of the Senate amendment. The portion of the divided question on concurring in section 212 of the Senate amendment shall be considered as adopted. The Chair shall first put the question on the portion of the divided question on concurring in the matter comprising the remainder of title II of the Senate amendment. If any portion of the divided question fails of adoption, then the House shall be considered to have made no disposition of the Senate amendment.

Sec. 2. Upon adoption of this resolution it shall be in order to take from the Speaker's table the bill (H.R. 644) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to permanently extend and expand the charitable deduction for contributions of food inventory, with the Senate amendments thereto, and to consider in the House, without intervention of any point of order, a single motion offered by the chair of the Committee on Ways and Means 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 part A of the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying this resolution modified by the amendment printed in part B of that ·report. 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 Ways and Means. The previous question shall be considered as ordered on the motion to its 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 Ways and Means or his designee to move that the House insist on its amendment to the Senate amendment to H.R. 644 and request a conference with the Senate thereon.

 

SUMMARY OF THE HOUSE AMENDMENT IN PART A TO THE SENATE AMENDMENT TO THE TEXT OF H.R. 644

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Description

1. Ryan, Paul (WI)

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Establishes U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), provides tools to streamline and facilitate legitimate trade, improve trade enforcement, and measure progress within CBP. Strengthens Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation and bolsters U.S.-Israel trade and commercial ties.

 

SUMMARY OF THE MODIFICATION IN PART B TO THE HOUSE AMENDMENT

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Description

1. Ryan, Paul (WI)

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Improves the currency title by reducing the Administration's discretion and clearly directing action by the Administration to address unfair currency practices. Requires the Administration to issue clear guidance on how it intends to assess the objective criteria within 90 days of the Amendment's enactment.