Notice of Action: H.R. 3813; H.R. 3408; H.R. 7

Tuesday, February 14, 2012
10:15 P.M.
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H.R. 3813

Oversight & Government Reform

Securing Annuities for Federal Employees Act of 2012

H.R. 3408

Natural Resources

Protecting Investment in Oil Shale the Next Generation of `Environmental, Energy, & Resource Security Act

H.R. 7 

Transportation & Infrastructure

American Energy & Infrastructure Jobs Act of 2012

The Committee granted, by a record vote of 8 to 4, a structured rule for H.R. 3408.  The rule provides one hour of general debate with 40 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Natural Resources and 20 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Energy and Commerce.  The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.  The rule provides that an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of titles XIV and XVII of Rules Committee print 112-14 shall be considered as adopted, and provides that 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 makes in order only those further amendments to H.R. 3408 printed in part A of the Rules Committee report accompanying the resolution.  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 be not subject to a demand for division of the question.  The rule waives all points of order against the amendments printed in part A of the Rules Committee report.  The rule provides one motion to recommit H.R. 3408 with or without instructions.

The resolution further provides for a structured rule for H.R. 3813 and provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.  The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.  The rule provides that an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of title XVI of Rules Committee Print 112-14 shall be considered as adopted, and provides that 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 makes in order only those further amendments to H.R. 3813 printed in part B of the Rules Committee report accompanying the resolution.  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 part B of the Rules Committee report.  The rule provides one motion to recommit H.R. 3813 with or without instructions. 

The resolution provides general debate for H.R. 7.  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 H.R. 7. The rule provides that an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of titles I through XIII and XV of Rules Committee Print 112-14 shall be considered as adopted.  The rule provides that no further consideration of the bill shall occur except pursuant to a subsequent order of the House. The rule directs the Clerk to retain title and section designations as they appear in Rules Committee Print 112-14 when preparing an amendment in the nature of a substitute to H.R. 7, H.R. 3408, H.R. 3813. The rule authorizes the Clerk to make technical and conforming changes to amendatory instructions in the engrossment of H.R. 3408 and H.R. 3813.   The rule directs the Clerk to, in the engrossment of H.R. 7, add the texts of H.R. 3408 and H.R. 3813, as passed by the House, retaining the title and section designations as they appear in Rules Committee Print 112-14 to the extent possible, and to make technical and conforming changes.  The rule provides that upon the addition of the text of H.R. 3408 or H.R. 3813, as passed by the House, to the engrossment of H.R. 7, H.R. 3408 or H.R. 3813 (as the case may be) shall be laid on the table.  Finally, the rule authorizes the chair of each of the following committees to file a supplemental report to accompany any of the following measures: Natural Resources, with respect to H.R. 3407, 3408, and 3410; Ways and Means, with respect to H.R. 3864; and Oversight and Government Reform, with respect to H.R. 3813.