Notice of Action: Senate Amendment to H.R. 1370 — [Further Continuing Resolution]; H.R. 4667 - Making further supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2018, for disaster assistance for Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria...

Thursday, December 21, 2017

11:54 AM

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Senate amendment to H.R. 1370

Homeland Security, Judiciary

Department of Homeland Security Blue Campaign Authorization Act of 2017

H.R. 4667

Appropriations, Budget

Further Additional Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Requirements, 2017

           

            The Committee granted, by record vote of 8-4, a rule providing for the consideration of the Senate amendment to H.R. 1370.  The rule makes in order a motion offered by the chair of the Committee on Appropriations or his designee that the House concur in the Senate amendment with an amendment consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 115-52.  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 Appropriations.

                In section 2, the rule provides for consideration of H.R. 4667 under a closed rule. The rule provides one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Appropriations.  The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill and provides that it shall be considered as read.  The rule provides that the amendments printed in the Rules Committee 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 that clause 2(e) of rule XXI shall not apply during consideration of the bill.  The rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

                In section 3, the rule provides that on any legislative day of the first session of the 115th Congress after December 21, 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 4, the rule provides that on any legislative day of the second session of the 115th Congress before January 8, 2018: 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 5, 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 3 and 4.

                In section 6, the rule provides that each day during the period addressed by sections 3

and 4 of the resolution shall not constitute calendar days for the purposes of section 7 of the War Powers Resolution (50 U.S.C. 1546).

                In section 7, the rule provides that each day during the period addressed by sections 3 and 4 of the resolution shall not constitute a legislative day for the purposes of clause 7 of rule XIII (resolutions of inquiry).