Notice of Action: H.R. 4438 - American Research and Competitiveness Act of 2014; Lois Lerner Contempt Resolution; Resoltuion Calling on AG Holder to Appoint a Special Counsel to Investigate the IRS

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

9:14 PM

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H.R. 4438

Ways and Means

American Research and Competitiveness Act of 2014

           The Committee granted, by voice vote, a closed rule for H.R 4438.  The rule provides 90 minutes of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Ways and Means.  The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.  The rule provides that the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Ways and Means now printed in the bill 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.  

H. Res. 565

the Judiciary

Calling on Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr., to appoint a special counsel to investigate the targeting of conservative non-profit groups by the Internal Revenue Service.

H. Res. ___ (H. Rept. 113-415)

Oversight and Government Reform

Resolution recommending that the House of Representatives find Lois G. Lerner, Former Director, Exempt Organizations, Internal Revenue Service, in contempt of Congress for refusal to comply with a subpoena duly issued by the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

            The Committee granted, by record vote of 8-3, a rule that provides that if H. Rept. 113-415 is called up by direction of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, all points of order against the report shall be waived and it shall be considered as read.  The rule grants a closed rule for the resolution accompanying H. Rept. 113-415.  The rule provides 50 minutes of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform or their respective designees.  The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the resolution accompanying the report.  The rule provides that the resolution accompanying the report shall be considered as read and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question. The rule provides one motion to refer at the conclusion of debate ifoffered by Rep. Cummings of Maryland or his designee, which shall be debatable for 10 minutes equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent.  The rule provides one motion to recommit the resolution accompanying the report with or without instructions.

            The rule additionally grants a closed rule for H. Res. 565.  The rule provides 40 minutes 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 resolution.  The rule provides that the resolution shall be considered as read and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question.