Notice of Action: H.R. 4660 - Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2015; H.R. 4435 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015

Monday, May 19, 2014

6:48 PM

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H.R. 4660

Appropriations

Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2015

H.R. 4435

Armed Services

National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015

            The Committee granted, by a voice vote, an open rule H.R. 4660. The rule provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Appropriations. The Rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill. The rule waives points of order against provisions in the bill for failure to comply with clause 2 of rule XXI. The rule provides that the bill shall be considered for amendment under the five-minute rule. The rule authorizes the Chair to accord priority in recognition to Members who have pre-printed their amendments in the Congressional Record. The rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

            In section 2, the rule provides a structured rule for H.R. 4435.  The rule provides for one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Armed Services. The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill. The rule provides that the amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 113-44 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 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 that no further consideration of the bill shall be in order except pursuant to a subsequent order of the House.