Notice of Action: H.R. 3662 - Iran Terror Finance Transparency Act; S.J. Res. 22 - Congressional Disapproval of Waters of the United States Rule; H.R. 1644 - STREAM Act

Monday, January 11, 2016

6:08 PM

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H.R. 3662

Foreign Affairs

Iran Terror Finance Transparency Act

S.J. Res. 22

Transportation and
    Infrastructure

Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Corps of Engineers and the Environmental Protection Agency relating to the definition of “waters of the United States” under the Federal Water Pollution Control Act.

H.R. 1644

Natural Resources

STREAM Act

           The Committee on Rules, by record vote of 8-4, granted a structured rule for H.R. 1644.  The rule provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Natural Resources.  The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.  The rule makes in order as original text for the purpose of amendment the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Natural Resources now printed in the bill and provides that it shall be considered as read.  The rule waives all points of order against the 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 S.J. Res. 22.  The rule provides one hour of 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 joint resolution.  The rule provides that the joint resolution shall be considered as read.  The rule waives all points of order against provisions in the joint resolution.  The rule provides one motion to commit.

            Furthermore, the rule grants a closed rule for H.R. 3662.  The rule provides one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs.  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.

            In section 4, the rule provides that on any legislative day during the period from January 14, 2016, through January 22, 2016: 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.