Notice of Action: H.R. 4909 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017; H.R. 5243 - Zika Response Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2016; H.R. 4974 - Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

10:51 PM

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H.R. 4974

Appropriations

Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017

H.R. 5243

Appropriations

Zika Response Appropriations Act, 2016

           The Committee granted, by voice vote, a modified-open rule for H.R. 4974.  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 clause 2(e) of rule XXI shall not apply during consideration of the bill.  The rule provides that after general debate the bill shall be considered for amendment under the five-minute rule except that: 1) amendments shall be debatable for 10 minutes equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent; and 2) no pro forma amendments shall be in order except that the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Appropriations or their respective designees may offer up to 10 pro forma amendments each at any point for the purpose of debate.  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.

Additionally, the rule granted a closed rule for H.R. 5243.  The rule provides one hour of 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 and provides that it shall be considered as read.  The rule waives all points of order against provisions in the bill.  The rule provides that clause 2(e) of rule XXI shall not apply during consideration of the bill.  The rule provides one motion to recommit.

In section 3, the rule provides that section 514 of H.R. 4974 shall be considered to be a spending reduction account for purposes of section 3(d) of House Resolution 5.

In section 4, the rule provides that during consideration of H.R. 4974 pursuant to the rule, it shall not be in order in the Committee of the Whole to use a decrease in Overseas Contingency Operations funds to offset an amendment that increases an appropriation not designated as Overseas Contingency Operations funds or vice versa. 

Lastly, in section 5, the rule provides that during consideration of H.R. 4974, 1) section 310 of House Concurrent Resolution 125, as reported in the House, shall have force and effect in the Committee of the Whole; and 2) section 3304 of Senate Concurrent Resolution 11 shall not apply.

 

H.R. 4909

Armed Services

National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017
[Amendment Consideration]

 

The Committee granted, by record vote of 9-3, a structured rule for further consideration of H.R. 4909.  The rule provides no further general debate.  The rule makes in order only those further amendments printed in the Rules Committee report and amendments en bloc described in section 3 of the resolution. 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.

Waives all points of order against the amendments printed in the report or against amendments en bloc described in section 3 of the rule.

Section 3 provides that it shall be in order at any time for the chair of the Committee on Armed Services 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 Committee on Armed Services or their designees, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question.

Provides one motion to recommit with or without instruction