Notice of Action: H.R. 4768 - Separation of Powers Restoration Act of 2016

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

4:11 PM

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H.R. 4768

the Judiciary

Separation of Powers Restoration Act of 2016

The Committee granted, by record vote of 9-3, a structured rule for H.R. 4768.  The rule provides one hour 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 bill.

The rule makes in order as original text for the purpose of amendment the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on the Judiciary 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 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 one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

In section 2, rule provides for consideration of concurrent resolutions providing for adjournment during the month of July, 2016.

In section 3, the rule provides that on any legislative day during the period from June 23, 2016, through July 4, 2016: 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 4.

Finally, in section 5, the rule provides that it shall be in order at any time on the legislative day of June 23, 2016, or June 24, 2016, for the Speaker to entertain motions that the House suspend the rules and that the Speaker or his designee shall consult with the Minority Leader or her designee on the designation of any matter for consideration pursu