Notice of Action: S. 304 - Motor Vehicle Safety Whistleblower Act [Conscience Protection Act of 2016]; Senate amendment to the House amendment to S. 764 - An Act to reauthorize and amend the National Sea Grant College Program Act [GMO Labeling Requirement

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

6:07 PM

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Senate amendment to the House amendment to S. 764

Agriculture

An Act to reauthorize and amend the National Sea Grant College Program Act, and for other purposes. [GMO Labeling Requirements]

S. 304

Energy and Commerce

Motor Vehicle Safety Whistleblower Act [Conscience Protection Act of 2016]

The Committee granted, by voice vote, a rule that provides for the consideration of the Senate amendment to the House amendment to S. 764.  The rule makes in order a motion offered by the chair of the Committee on Agriculture or his designee that the House concur in the Senate amendment to the House Amendment to S. 764.  The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the motion.  The rule provides that the Senate amendment and the motion shall be considered as read.  The rule provides one hour of debate on the motion equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Agriculture.

Additionally, the rule grants a closed rule for S. 304.  The rule provides one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Energy and Commerce.  The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.  The rule provides that an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 114-61 shall be considered as adopted and the bill, as amended, shall be considered as read.  The rule waives all points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended.  The rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

Lastly, 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 on the legislative day of July 14, 2016 or July 15, 2016.