Notice of Action: H.R. 5233 - Clarifying Congressional Intent in Providing for DC Home Rule Act of 2016; S. 2012 - Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2016

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

4:32 PM

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S. 2012

 

Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2016

H.R. 5233

Oversight and Government Reform

Clarifying Congressional Intent in Providing for DC Home Rule Act of 2016

          The Committee granted, by voice vote, a closed rule for S. 2012.  The rule provides one hour of debate equally divided among and controlled by the chairs and ranking minority members of the Committee on Energy and Commerce and the Committee on Natural Resources.  The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill. The rule provides that an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 114-55 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 provides one motion to commit with or without instructions.  The rule provides that if S. 2012, as amended, is passed, then it shall be in order for the chair of the Committee on Energy and Commerce or his designee to move that the House insist on its amendment to S. 2012 and request a conference with the Senate thereon.

Additionally, the rule grants a closed rule for H.R. 5233.  The rule provides one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.  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 one motion to recommit.

In section 4, the rule provides that on any legislative day during the period from May 27, 2016, through June 6, 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 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.

Lastly, the Committee adopted, by voice vote, a resolution expressing the gratitude of the Committee on Rules to Mr. Miles M. Lackey, the Committee’s Democratic staff director, for his service to the Committee, the House, and the Nation on the occasion of his retirement from the House of Representatives.