Notice of Action: H.R. 4015 - SGR Repeal and Medicare Provider Payment Modernization Act of 2014; H.R. 3189 - Water Rights Protection Act

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

6:42 PM

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H.R. 4015

Energy and Commerce

SGR Repeal and Medicare Provider Payment Modernization Act of 2014

H.R. 3189

Natural Resources

Water Rights Protection Act

           The Committee granted, by record vote of 8-3, a structured rule for H.R. 3189.   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 an 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 that amendment in the nature of a substitute.  The rule makes in order only those further amendments printed in part A of 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 part A of the report.  The rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.  

            In section 2, the rule provides a closed rule for H.R. 4015.  The rule provides one hour of debate equally divided among and controlled by the chairs and ranking minority members of the Committee on Energy and Commerce and the Committee on Ways and Means.  The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.  The rule provides that the amendment printed in part b of the Rules Committee report shall beconsidered 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.  

            In section 3, the rule provides that on any legislative day during the period from March 17, 2014, through March 21, 2014: the Journal of the proceedings of the previous day shall be considered as approved; and the Chair may at any timedeclare the House adjourned to meet at a date and time to be announced by the Chair in declaring the adjournment.  

            In section 4, the rule provides that the Speaker may appoint Members to preform the duties of the Chair for the duration of the period addressed by section3.