Notice of Action: H.R. 3080 -Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2013

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

7:40 PM

emergency hearing

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H.R. 3080

Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2013

            The Committee granted, by voice vote, a structure rule for H.R. 3080.  The rule provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.  The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.

            In section 2, 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 113-24 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 and amendments en bloc described in section 3 of the rule.  Each amendment printed in the report 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 and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand fordivision of the question.  The rule waives all points of order against the amendments printed in the report or againstamendments en bloc.

            In section 3, the rule provides that it shall be in order at any time for the chair of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure or his designee to offer amendments en bloc consisting of amendments printed in the report not earlier disposed of.  Amendments en bloc shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for 10 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure or their designees, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question.  The original proponent of an amendment included in such amendments en bloc may insert a statement in the Congressional Record immediately before the disposition of the amendments en bloc.

            In section 4, the rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.