Notice of Action: H.R. 1560 - Protecting Cyber Networks Act; H.R. 1731 - National Cybersecurity Protection Advancement Act of 2015

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

6:44 PM

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H.R. 1560

Intelligence (Permanent Select)

Protecting Cyber Networks Act

H.R. 1731

Homeland Security

National Cybersecurity Protection Advancement Act of 2015

                       The Committee granted, by voice vote, a structured rule for H.R. 1560.  The rule provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.  The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.  The rule makes in order as original text for the purposes of amendment the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence now printed in the bill and provides that it shall be considered as read.  The rule waives all points of order against the amendment in a nature of a substitute.  The rule makes in order only those further amendments printed in part A of 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 part A of the report.  The rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

            Additionally, the rule granted a structured rule for H.R. 1731.  The rule provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Homeland Security.  The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.  The rule 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 114-12 and provides that it shall be considered as read.  The rule waives all points of order against that amendment in the nature of a substitute.  The rule makes in order only those further amendments printed in part B of 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 andcontrolled 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 part B of the report.  The rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

            In section 3, the rule directs the Clerk to, in the engrossment of H.R. 1560, add the text of H.R. 1731, as passed by the House, as a new matter at the end of H.R. 1560 and make conforming modifications in the engrossment.  The rule provides that upon the addition of the text of H.R. 1731, as passed by the House, to the engrossment of H.R. 1560, H.R. 1731 shall be laid on the table.