Notice of Action: Conference Report to Accompany H.R. 6157 - Department of Defense and Labor, HHS, and Education Appropriations Act and Continuing Appropriations Act, 2019; H. Res. 1071 - Recognizing that allowing illegal immigrants the right to vote...

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

6:53 PM


Conference report to H.R. 6157

Committee on Appropriations 

Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2019 [Department of Defense and Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Act, 2019 and Continuing Appropriations Act, 2019]

H. Res. 1071

Committee on the  Judiciary 

Recognizing that allowing illegal immigrants the right to vote devalues the franchise and diminishes the voting power of United States citizens.

The Committee granted, by a record vote of 5-3, a rule providing for consideration of the Conference Report to accompany H.R. 6157. The rule waives all points of order against the conference report and against its consideration.  The rule provides that the conference report shall be considered as read. The rule provides that the previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervention of any motion except one hour of debate and one motion to recommit if applicable. Debate on the conference report is divided pursuant to clause 8(d) of rule XXII.

In section 2, the rule provides for the consideration of H. Res. 1071 under a closed rule. The rule provides one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on the Judiciary. The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the resolution. The rule provides that the resolution shall be considered as read and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question.

Finally, in section 3, the rule provides that it shall be in order at any time on the legislative day of September 27, 2018, or September 28, 2018, for the Speaker to entertain motions that the House suspend the rules and that the Speaker or his designee shall consult with the Minority Leader or her designee on the designation of any matter for consideration pursuant to this section.