Notice of Action: S. 585 - Dr. Chris Kirkpatrick Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

5:50 PM

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S. 585

Oversight and Government Reform, Veterans’ Affairs

Dr. Chris Kirkpatrick Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017

           

            The Committee granted, by record vote of 8-3, a closed rule for S. 585.  The rule provides one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.  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 2, the rule provides that on any legislative day during the period from October 16, 2017, through October 20, 2017: 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 3, 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 2.

                In section 4, the rule provides that it shall be in order at any time on the legislative day of October 12, 2017, or October 13, 2017, for the Speaker to entertain motions that the House suspend the rules and that the Speaker or his designee shall consult with the Minority Leader or her designee on the designation of any matter for consideration pursuant to this section.