Notice of Action: H.R. 5303 - Water Resources Development Act of 2016‎; H.R. 6094 - Regulatory Relief for Small Businesses, Schools, and Nonprofits Act

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

11:22 PM

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H.R. 5303

Transportation and Infrastructure

Water Resources Development Act of 2016 [Meeting II; Rule Reporting Only]

H.R. 6094

Education and the Workforce

Regulatory Relief for Small Businesses, Schools, and Nonprofits Act

          The Committee granted, by voice vote, a structured rule for further consideration of H.R. 5303.  The rule provides no further general debate.  The rule makes in order only those further amendments printed in the Rules Committee report. 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.  The rule waives all points of order against the amendments printed in the report.  The rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

Additionally, the rule grants a closed rule for H.R. 6094.  The rule provides one hour of 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 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.

In section 3, the rule provides that on any legislative day during the period from September 29, 2016, through November 11, 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 4, 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 3.

In section 5, the rule provides that each day during the period addressed by section 3 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 6, the rule provides that each day during the period addressed by section 3 of the resolution shall not constitute a legislative day for purposes of clause 7 of rule XIII (resolutions of inquiry).

In section 7, the rule provides that for each day during the period addressed by section 3 shall not constitute a calendar or legislative day for purposes of clause 7(c)(1) of rule XXII (motions to instruct conferees).