Notice of Action: H.J. Res. 117; H.R. 6365

Wednesday, September 12, 2012
5:00 P.M.
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H.J. Res. 117

Appropriations

Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2013

H.R. 6365

the Budget

National Security and Job Protection Act

H.R. 6213

Energy & Commerce

No More Solyndras Act

            The Committee granted, by a record vote of 8-3, a closed rule for H.J. Res. 117.  The rule provides for one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Appropriations.  The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the joint resolution.  The rule provides that the joint resolution shall be considered as read.  The rule waives all points of order against provisions in the joint resolution.  Finally, the rule provides one motion to recommit.

            The resolution further provides for a closed rule for H.R. 6365.  The rule provides for one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on the Budget.  The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.  The rule provides that the bill shall be considered as read.  The rule waives all points of order against provisions in the bill.  Finally, the rule provides one motion to recommit.

            The Committee reported an additional rule granting, by a record vote of 8-3, a structured rule for H.R. 6213.  The rule provides for 90 minutes of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Energy and Commerce.  The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.  The rule makes in order as original text for purpose of amendment an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 112-31 and provides that it shall be considered as read.  The rule waives all points of order against the amendment in the nature of a substitute.  The rule makes in order only those 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.  The rule waives all points of order against the amendments printed in the report.  The rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions. 

The rule also authorizes the Speaker to entertain motions to suspend the rules at any time on the legislative day of September 20, 2012 or September 21, 2012.