Notice of Action: Senate Amendment to H.J.Res. 59 - Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014 (Budget Deal and SGR Bridge); H.R. 3695 - FARRM Bill Extension

Emergency Hearing

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

6:47 PM

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Senate Amendment to H.J. Res. 59

Appropriations

Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014

H.R. 3695

Agriculture

To provide a temporary extension of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 and amendments made by that Act, as previously extended and amended and with certain additional modifications and exceptions, to suspend permanent price support authorities, and for other purposes. 

                       The Committee granted, by record vote of 9-3, a rule that provides for the consideration of the Senate amendment to H.J. Res. 59.  The rule makes in order a motion offered by the chair of the Committee on the Budget or his designee that the House recede from its amendment and concur in the Senate amendment with the amendment printed in part A of the Rules Committee report as modified by the amendment printed in part B of that report.  The rule provides 70 minutes of debate on the motion with 60 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on the Budget and 10 minutes 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 motion and provides that the motion shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question.  The rule provides that the Senate amendment and the motion shall be considered as read.  

            In section 2, the rule provides that the chair of the Committee on the Budget may insert in the Congressional Record at any time during the remainder of the first session of the 113th Congress such material as he may deemexplanatory of the motion specified in section 1.

            In section 3, the rule provides that in the engrossment of the House amendment to the Senate amendment to House Joint Resolution 59, the Clerk may conform division, title, and section numbers and conform cross-references and provisions for short titles.

            In section 4, the rule provides that the chair of the Committee on Armed Services may insert in the Congressional Record at any time during the remainder of the first session of the 113th Congress such material as he may deemexplanatory of defense authorization measures for the fiscal year 2014.  

            In section 5, the rule provides that it shall be in order at any time on the legislative day of December 12, 2013, or December 13, 2013, 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.  

            In section 6, the rule provides that on any legislative day of the first session of the 113th Congress after December 13, 2013: 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 7, the rule provides that on any legislative day of the second session of the 113th Congress before January 7, 2014: the Speaker may dispense with organizational and legislative business; the Journal of the proceedings of the previous day shall be considered as approved if applicable; 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 8, the rule provides that the Speaker may appoint Members to perform the duties of the Chair for the duration of the period addressed by sections 6 and 7 of the rule.  

            In section 9, the rule provides that each day during the period addressed by section 6 and 7 of the resolution shall not constitute calendar days for the purposes of the War Powers Resolution.

            In section 10, the rule provides a closed rule for H.R. 3695.  The rule provides 40 minutes of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Agriculture.  The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.  The rule provides that the amendment printed in part C of the report 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.  

            In section 11, 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 from the Rules Committee through the legislative day of December 13, 2013.