Notice of Action: H.R. 2042 - Ratepayer Protection Act of 2015; H.R. 2822 - Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

6:45 PM

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H.R. 2042

Energy and Commerce

Ratepayer Protection Act of 2015

H.R. 2822

Appropriations

Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016

            The Committee granted, by record vote of 9-4, a modified-open rule for H.R. 2822.  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 waives points of order against provisions in the bill for failure to comply with clause 2 of rule XXI.  The rule provides that after general debate the 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 with or without instructions.

            The rule also grants a structured rule for H.R. 2042.  The rule provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Energy and Commerce.  The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.  The rule makes in order as original text for purpose of amendment an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 114-20 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 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 the report.  The rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

            In section 3, the rule provides for consideration of concurrent resolutions providing for adjournment during the month of July, 2015.

            In section 4, the rule provides that on any legislative day during the period from June 26, 2015, through July 6, 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.

            Lastly, 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.