Notice of Action: H.R. 348 - RAPID Act; H.R. 758 - Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act of 2015; H.R. 3134 - Defund Planned Parenthood Act of 2015; H.R. 3504 - Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act

Wednesday,September 16, 2015

9:36 PM

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H.R. 348

the Judiciary

RAPID Act

H.R. 758

the Judiciary

Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act of 2015

                     The Committee granted, by record vote of 9-4, a structured rule for H.R. 348.  The rule provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on the Judiciary.  The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.  The rule makes in order as an original bill for purpose of amendment an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 114-26 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 and controlled 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.

            Additionally, the rule grants a closed rule for H.R. 758.  The rule provides one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on the Judiciary.  The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.  The rule provides that the bill shall be considered as read.  The rule waives all points of order against provisions in the bill. The rule provides one motion to recommit.

            Lastly, in section 3, the rule provides that it shall be in order at any time on the legislative day of September 24, 2015, for the Speaker to entertain motions that the House suspend the rules and that the Speaker or his designee shall consult with the Minority Leader or her designee on the designation of any matter for consideration pursuant to this section.

H.R. 3134

Energy and Commerce

Defund Planned Parenthood Act of 2015

H.R. 3504

the Judiciary

Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act

                     The Committee granted, by record vote of 9-4, a closed rule for H.R. 3134.  The rule provides one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Energy and Commerce or their respective designees.  The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.  The rule provides that the amendment printed in the Rules Committee report 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.

            Additionally, the rule grants a closed rule for H.R. 3504.  The rule provides one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on the Judiciary or their respective designees.  The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.  The rule provides that the bill shall be considered as read.

The rule waives all points of order against provisions in the bill.  The rule provides one motion to recommit. 

            The rule provides that upon passage of H.R. 3134 the House shall be considered to have stricken all after the enacting clause of S. 764 and inserted the provisions of H.R. 3134, as passed by the House, and passed the Senate bill as so amended.

            The rule provides that upon passage of H.R. 3504 the House shall be considered to have stricken all after the enacting clause of S. 1603 and inserted the provisions of H.R. 3504, as passed by the House, and passed the Senate bill as so amended.

            Lastly, the rule provides that H. Res. 408 shall be laid on the table.