Notice of Action: H.R. 4992 - United States Financial System Protection Act of 2016; H.R. 5119 - No 2 H2O from Iran Act; H.R. 5631 - Iran Accountability Act of 2016; H.R. 5538 - Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations

Monday, July 11, 2016

9:04 PM

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H.R. 4992

Financial Services

United States Financial System Protection Act of 2016

H.R. 5119

Foreign Affairs

No 2 H2O from Iran Act

H.R. 5631

Foreign Affairs

Iran Accountability Act of 2016

          The Committee granted, by voice vote, a closed rule for H.R. 4992.  The rule provides one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Financial Services.  The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.  The rule provides that the bill shall be considered as read.  The rule waives all points of order against provisions in the bill.  The rule provides one motion to recommit. 

The rule also grants a closed rule for H.R. 5119.  The rule provides one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs.  The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.  The rule provides that the bill shall be considered as read.  The rule waives all points of order against provisions in the bill.  The rule provides one motion to recommit.

Finally, the rule grants a closed rule for H.R. 5631.  The rule provides one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs.  The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.  The rule provides that the bill shall be considered as read.  The rule waives all points of order against provisions in the bill.  The rule provides one motion to recommit.

H.R. 5538

Appropriations

Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017

The Committee granted, by record vote of 7-2, a structured rule.  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 provides that the bill shall be considered as read through page 184, line 21.  The rule waives points of order against provisions in the bill for failure to comply with clause 2 of rule XXI, except on page 71, line 19, through page 71, line 25.  The rule makes in order only those amendments printed in the Rules Committee report, amendments en bloc described in section 3 of the rule, and pro forma amendments described in section 4 of the rule. Each amendment 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 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 or against amendments en bloc described in section 3 of the rule.

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

In section 4, the rule provides 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 provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

In section 6, the rule provides that section 454 of H.R. 5538 shall be considered to be a spending reduction account for purposes of section 3(d) of House Resolution 5.

In section 7, the rule provides that during consideration of H.R. 5538, section 3304 of Senate Concurrent Resolution 11 shall not apply.

In section 8, the rule provides that on any legislative day during the period from July 15, 2016, through September 5, 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 9, 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 8.

In section 10, the rule provides that each day during the period addressed by sections 8 of the resolution shall not constitute calendar days for the purposes of section 7 of the War Powers Resolution (50 U.S.C. 1546).

In section 11, the rule provides that each day during the period addressed by section 8 of the resolution shall not constitute a legislative day for purposes of clause 7 of rule XIII (resolutions of inquiry).

In section 12, the rule provides that for each day during the period addressed by section 8 shall not constitute a calendar or legislative day for purposes of clause 7(c)(1) of rule XXII (motions to instruct conferees).

In section 13, the rule provides that it shall be in order at any time on the legislative day of July 14, 2016 or July 15, 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 pursuant to this section.

In section 14, the rule provides that the Committee on Appropriations may, at any time before 5 p.m. on Friday, July 29, 2016, file privileged reports to accompany measures making appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2017.