Notice of Action: H.R. 2576; H.R. 674

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

4:20 P.M.

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H.R. 674

Ways & Means

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the imposition of 3% withholding on certain payments made to vendors by government entities.

H.R. 2576

Ways & Means

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify the calculation of modified adjusted gross income for purposes of determining eligibility for certain healthcare related programs.

            The Committee granted, by record vote of 8 to 2, a closed rule for H.R. 2576.  The rule provides one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Ways and Means.  The rule waives all points of order against consideration of H.R. 2576 and provides that the bill shall be considered as read.  The rule waives all points of order against provisions in H.R. 2576.  The rule provides one motion to recommit H.R. 2576.

            The resolution also provides for consideration of H.R. 674 under a closed rule and provides one hour of debate on H.R. 674 equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Ways and Means.  The rule waives all points of order against consideration of H.R. 674.  The rule provides that the amendment to H.R. 674 printed in the Rules Committee report accompanying the resolution shall be considered as adopted.  The rule waives all points of order against provisions in H.R. 674, as amended.  The rule provides that H.R. 674, as amended, shall be considered as read.  The rule provides one motion to recommit H.R. 674 with or without instructions.  

            The resolution directs the Clerk to, in the engrossment of H.R. 674, add the text of H.R. 2576, as passed by the House, as new matter at the end of H.R. 674, and to make technical and conforming changes.  Finally, the rule provides that upon the addition of the text of H.R. 2576, as passed by the House, to the engrossment of H.R. 674, H.R. 2576 shall be laid on the table.