Notice of Action: H.R. 4745 - Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2015; H.R. 4681 - Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Years 2014 and 2015

Thursday, May 29, 2014

5:56 PM

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H.R. 4745

Appropriations

Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2015

H.R. 4681

Intelligence

Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Years 2014 and 2015

            The Committee granted, by voice vote, an open rule for H.R. 4745.  The rule provides for 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.

            The rule also provides a structured rule for H.R. 4681.  The rule provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Permanent SelectCommittee on Intelligence.  The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.  The rule makes in order as original text for purpose of amendment an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 113-45 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 the Rules Committee report and amendments en bloc described in the rule.  Provides that the amendments printed in the report 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 reportequally 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 or against amendments enbloc.  The rule provides that it shall be in order at any time for the chair of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence or his designee to offer amendments en bloc consisting of amendments printed in the report not earlier disposed of. Amendments en bloc shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for 20 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence or their designees, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question.  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 June 2, 2014, through June 6, 2014: 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.

            In section 4, 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 3.

            In section 5, the rule provides that the Committee on Appropriations may, at any time before 5 p.m. on Wednesday, June 4, 2014, file privileged reports to accompany measures making appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2015.

            In section 6, the rule provides that House Resolution 567 is amended to provide that the Chair of the Benghazi Select Committee may authorize travel consistent with other committees.