Notice of Action: H.R. 5931 - Prohibiting Future Ransom Payments to Iran Act

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

4:01 PM

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H.R. 5931

Foreign Affairs

Prohibiting Future Ransom Payments to Iran Act

The Committee granted, by record vote of 8-3, a structured rule for H.R. 5931.  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 makes in order as original text for purpose of amendment an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 114-64 and provides that it shall be considered as read.  The rule waives all points of order against that amendment in the nature of a substitute.  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 waives 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) against any resolution reported through the legislative day of September 27, 2016, relating to a measure making or continuing appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2017.