Notice of Action: H.R. 529 - To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to improve 529 plans.; H.R. 5 - Student Success Act

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

6:51 PM

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H.R. 529

Ways and Means

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to improve 529 plans.

H.R. 5

Education and the Workforce

Student Success Act [General Debate]

                       The Committee granted, by voice vote, a closed rule for H.R. 529.  The rule provides one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Ways and Means.  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 Ways and Means 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 provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

            Section 2 of the rule provides a general debate rule for H.R. 5.  The rule provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Education and the Workforce.  The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.  The rule provides that no further consideration of the bill shall be in order except pursuant to a subsequent order of the House.

            Section 3 of the rule waives the requirement of clause 6(a) of rule XIII (requiring a two-thirds vote to consider a rule on the same day it is reported from the Rules Committee) with respect to any resolution reported through the legislative day of March 2, 2015, relating to a measure making or continuing appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2015.

            Section 4 of the rule provides that it shall be in order at any time through the calendar day of March 1, 2015, for the Speaker to entertain motions that the House suspend  the rules relating to a measure making or continuing appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2015.