Notice of Action: H.R. 1735 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016; H.R. 2048 - USA FREEDOM Act of 2015; H.R. 36 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act [Meeting II]

H.R. 1735

Armed Services

National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 [General Debate]

H.R. 2048

the Judiciary

USA FREEDOM Act of 2015

H.R. 36

the Judiciary

Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act [Meeting II]

           The Committee granted, by record vote of 8-3, a general debate rule for H.R. 1735.

The rule provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Armed Services.  The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.  The rule provides that no further consideration of the bill shall be in order except pursuant to a subsequent order of the House.

            Additionally, the rule grants a closed rule for H.R. 36.  The rule provides one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on the Judiciary or their respective designees.  The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.  The rule provides that the amendment in the nature of a substitute printed in part A of the Rules Committee report 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.

            The rule also grants a closed rule for H.R. 2048.  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 bill.  The rule provides that the amendment printed in part B of the Rules Committee report 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.

Lastly, the rule provides that it shall be in order at any time on the legislative day of May 14, 2015, or May 15, 2015, for the Speaker to entertain motions that the House suspend the rules, as though under clause 1 of rule XV 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.