Notice of Action: H.R. 5293 - Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2017

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

8:45 PM

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H.R. 5293

Appropriations

Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2017 [Amendment Consideration]

         The Committee granted, by record vote of 9-3, a structured rule for further consideration of H.R. 5293.  The rule provides that no further general debate shall be in order.  The rule provides that the bill shall be considered as read through page 170, line 7.  The rule waives all points of order against provisions in the bill for failure to comply with clause 2 of rule XXI.  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 resolution.  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.  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.

Finally, in section 6, the rule provides that it shall be in order at any time on the legislative day of June 16, 2016 for the Speaker to entertain motions that the House suspend the rules as though under clause 1 of rule XV 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.