Notice of Action: H.R. 2 - American Energy Solutions for Lower Costs and More American Jobs Act

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

4:41 PM

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H.R. 2

Natural Resources

American Energy Solutions for Lower Costs and More American Jobs Act

H.R. 4

Energy and Commerce

Jobs for America Act

             The Committee granted, by record vote of 8-3, a closed rule for H.R. 2.  The provides two hours of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Natural Resources or their respective designees.  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.  The rule provides one motion to recommit.

            Additionally, the rule granted a closed rule for H.R. 4.  The rule provides two hours of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Ways and Means or their respective designees.  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.  The rule provides one motion to recommit.

            In section 3, the rule provides that on any legislative day during the period from September 22, 2014 through November 11, 2014: the Journal of the proceedings of the previous day shall be considered as approved; and the Chair may at any time declare the House adjourned to meet at a date and time to be announced by the Chair in declaring the adjournment.

            In section 4, the rule provides that the Speaker may appoint Members to perform the duties of the Chair for the duration of the period addressed by section 3 of the resolution.

            In section 5, the rule provides that each day during the period addressed by section 3 shall not constitute a calendar day for purposes of section 7 of the War Powers Resolution.

            In section 6, the rule provides that each day during the period addressed by section 3 of the resolution shall not constitute a legislative day for purposes of clause 7 of rule XIII (resolutions of inquiry).