Notice of Action: H.R. 2028 - Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016; H.R. 2029 - Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

8:21 PM

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H.R. 2028

Appropriations

Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016

H.R. 2029

Appropriations

Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016

                      The Committee granted, by record vote of 8-2, a modified-open rules for H.R. 2028 and H.R. 2029.  The rule provides one hour of general debate on each bill 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 each bill.  The rule waives points of order against provisions in each bill for failure to comply with clause 2 of rule XXI.  The rule provides that after general debate each bill shall be considered for amendment under the five-minute rule except that: 1) amendments shall be debatable for 10 minutes equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent and shall not be subject to amendment; and 2) no pro forma amendments shall be in order except 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 authorizes the Chair to accord priority in recognition to Members who have pre-printed their amendments in the Congressional Record.  The rule provides one motion to recommit each bill with or without instructions.

            In section 3, the rule provides that during consideration of H.R. 2028 and H.R. 2029, the provisions of House Concurrent Resolution 27, as adopted by the House, shall have force and effect in the House as though Congress has adopted such concurrent resolution; and the allocations printed in the Rules Committee report shall be considered for all purposes in the House to be allocations under section 302(a) of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974.

            In section 4, the rule provides that on any legislative day during the period from May 4, 2015, through May 11, 2015: 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 5, 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 4.