Notice of Action: H.R. 1270 - Restoring Access to Medication Act of 2015; H.R. 5485 - Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, 2017

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

8:58 PM

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H.R. 1270

Ways and Means

Restoring Access to Medication Act of 2015

          The Committee granted, by record vote of 8-1, a closed rule for H.R. 1270.  The rule provides one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Ways and Means.  The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.  The rule provides that an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 114-60 shall be considered as adopted and the bill, as amended, shall be considered as read.  The rule waives all points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended.  The rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

H.R. 5485

Appropriations

Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, 2017

The Committee granted, by record vote of 8-1, a structured rule for H.R. 5485.  The rule provides one hour of general 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 bill.  The rule provides that the bill shall be considered as read through page 265, line 9.  The rule waives points of order against provisions in the bill for failure to comply with clause 2 or clause 5(a) of rule XXI, except beginning with ": Provided further" on page 122, line 19, through "2012" on page 122, line 22.  The rule provides that where points of order are waived against part of a paragraph, a point of order may only be raised against the exposed provision and not the entire paragraph.  The rule makes in order only those amendments printed in the Rules Committee report, amendments en bloc described in section 3 of the rule, and pro forma amendments described in section 4 of the rule. Each amendment printed in the report 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 or against amendments en bloc described in section 3 of the rule.  The rule provides that it shall be in order at any time for the chair of the Committee on Appropriations or his designee to offer amendments en bloc consisting of amendments printed in the report not earlier disposed of. Amendments en bloc shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for 20 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Appropriations or their designees, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question.  The rule provides 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.  The rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

In section 6, the rule provides that section 1201 of H.R. 5485 shall be considered to be a spending reduction account for purposes of section 3(d) of House Resolution 5.

Finally, in section 7 the rule provides that during consideration of H.R. 5485, section 3304 of Senate Concurrent Resolution 11 shall not apply.