Notice of Action: H.Res. 676 - Providing for authority to initiate litigation for actions by the President or other executive branch officials inconsistent with their duties under the Constitution of the United States; H.R. 935-Reducing Regulatory Burden

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

4:36 PM

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H. Res. 676

Rules

Providing for authority to initiate litigation for actions by the President or other executive branch officials inconsistent with their duties under the Constitution of the United States.

H.R. 935

Transportation and Infrastructure

Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2013

            The Committee granted, by record vote of 7-4, a closed rule for H. Res. 676.  The rule provides one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Rules.  The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the resolution.  The rule provides that the amendment recommended by the Committee on Rules now printed in the resolution shall be considered as adopted.  The rule provides that the resolution, as amended, shall be considered as read and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question.

            Additionally, the rule grants a closed rule for H.R. 935.  The rule provides one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.  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 provides one motion to recommit.

            In section 3, the rule provides that on any legislative day during the period from August 1, 2014, through September 5, 2014: 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 of the resolution.

            In section 5, the rule provides that each day during the period addressed by section 3 of the resolution shall not constitute a calendar day for 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).