Notice of Action: H.R. 2685 - Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2016; H.R. 2393 - Country of Origin Labeling Amendments Act of 2015

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

6:54 PM

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H.R. 2685

Appropriations

Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2016

H.R. 2393

Agriculture

Country of Origin Labeling Amendments Act of 2015

                       The Committee granted, by record vote of 8-4, a modified-open rule for H.R. 2685.  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 rankingminority member of the Committee on Appropriations or their respective designees may offer up to 10 pro forma amendments each at any point for thepurpose of debate.  The rule authorizes the Chair to accord priority in recognition to Members who have pre-printedtheir amendments in the Congressional Record.  The rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

            The rule also grants a closed rule for H.R. 2393.  The rule provides one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Agriculture.  The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.  The rule provides that the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Agriculture now printed in the bill 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.