Notice of Action: H.R. 4795 – Promoting New Manufacturing Act; H.R. 1422 - EPA Science Advisory Board Reform Act of 2013; H.R. 4012 - Secret Science Reform Act of 2014

Monday, November 17, 2014

6:14 PM

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H.R. 4795

Energy and Commerce

Promoting New Manufacturing Act

H.R. 1422

Science, Space, and Technology

EPA Science Advisory Board Reform Act of 2013

H.R. 4012

Science, Space, and Technology

Secret Science Reform Act of 2014

            The Committee granted, by record vote of 7-2, a rule structured rule for H.R. 1422.  The rule provides one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.  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 Science, Space, and Technology 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 makes in order only the further amendment printed in part A of the Rules Committee report, if offered by Representative Stewart of Utah or his designee. That amendment shall be considered as read, shall be separately debatable for 10 minutes equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent,shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand fordivision of the question.  The rule waives all points of order against the amendment printed in part A of the report.  The rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

            Additionally, the rule granted a structured rule for H.R. 4012.  The rule provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.  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 consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 113-57 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 B 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 andcontrolled 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 B of the report.  The rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

            Additionally, the rule granted a structured rule for H.R. 4795.  The rule provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Energy and Commerce.  The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.  The rule waives all points of order against provisions in the bill.  The rule makes in order only those further amendments printed in part C 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 C of the report.  The rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

            In section 4, the rule provides that on any legislative day during the period from November 21, 2014, through November 28, 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 5, 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.