Notice of Action: H.R. 6169; H.R. 8

Tuesday, July 31, 2012
8:08 P.M.
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H.R. 6169

Rules 

Pathway to Job Creation through a Simpler, Fairer Tax Code Act of 2012

H.R. 8 

Ways & Means

Job Protection and Recession Prevention Act of the Budget 2012

           Committee granted, by a record vote of 8 to 3, a structured rule for H.R. 6169.  The rule provides one hour of debate on the bill equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Rules and two hour of debate on the subject of reforming the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 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 and provides that it shall be considered as read.  The rule waives all points of order against provisions in the bill.  The rule makes in order the amendment in the nature of a substitute to H.R. 6169 printed in Part A of the Rules Committee report if offered by Representative Slaughter of New York or her designee.  The amendment shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for 20 minutes 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 amendment printed in Part A of the report.  The rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

            The resolution further provides a structured rule for H.R. 8.  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 and provides that it shall be considered as read.  The rule waives all points of order against provisions in the bill.  The rule makes in order the amendment in the nature of a substitute to H.R. 8 printed in Part B of the Rules Committee report if offered by Representative Levin of Michigan or his designee.  The amendment shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for 20 minutes 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 amendment printed in Part B of the report.  The rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

            Section 3 of the resolution provides that on any legislative day during the period from August 3, 2012, through September 7, 2012: (a) the Journal of the proceedings of the previous day shall be considered as approved; (b) the Chair may adjourn the House to meet at a date and time within the limits of clause 4, section 5, article I of the Constitution; and (c) bills and resolutions introduced shall be numbered, listed in the Congressional Record, and when printed shall bear the date of introduction, but may be referred at a later time.

            Section 4 authorizes the Speaker to appoint Members to perform the duties of the Chair for the duration of the period addressed by section 3.

            Section 5 provides that each day during the period addressed by section 3 shall not constitute a calendar day for purposes of section 7 of the War Powers Resolution (50 U.S.C. 1546).

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

            Section 7 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).

            Section 8 authorizes the Speaker to entertain motions to suspend the rules on the legislative day of August 2, 2012.

            Section 9 waives the requirement of clause 6(a) of rule XIII (requiring a two-thirds vote to consider a report from the Committee on Rules on the same day it is presented to the House) with respect to any resolution reported through the legislative day of August 2, 2012.