Notice of Action: Senate amendment to H.R. 22 - Hire More Heroes Act of 2015 [Senate DRIVE Act]

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

10:18 PM

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Senate amendments to H.R. 22

Transportation
    and Infrastructure

Hire More Heroes Act of 2015 [DRIVE Act]

                     The Committee granted, by voice vote, a rule that provides for further consideration of the Senate amendments to H.R. 22 under a structured rule.

            In section 2, the rule makes in order only the further amendments to the amendment consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 114-32 printed in part A of the Rules Committee report and amendments en bloc.  Each further amendment printed in part A of the report shall be considered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a Member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, may be withdrawn by the proponent at any time before action thereon, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question.  The rule provides that it shall be in order at any time for the chair of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure or his designee to offer amendments en bloc consisting of amendments printed in part A of the report not earlier disposed of.  Amendments en bloc shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for 20 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure or their designees, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question.  The rule waives all points of order against the further amendments printed in part A of the report and amendments offered en bloc.

            In section 3, the rule makes in order only those further amendments to the Senate amendment, as amended, printed in part B of the Rules Committee report. Each such further amendment shall be considered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a Member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, may be withdrawn by the proponent at any time before action thereon, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question.  The rule waives all points of order against the further amendments printed in part B of the report.

            In section 4, the rule provides that if the Committee of the Whole reports the Senate amendment, as amended, back to the House with multiple amendments, the question of their adoption shall be put to the House en gros and without division of the question.  The rule provides that if the Committee of the Whole reports the Senate amendment, as amended, back to the House without further amendment or the question of adoption of amendments en gros fails, no further consideration of the Senate amendments shall be in order except pursuant to a subsequent order of the House. 

            In section 5, the rule provides that the Chair may postpone further consideration of the Senate amendments in the House to such time as may be designated by the Speaker.

In section 6, the rule provides that upon adoption of the further amendment or amendments in the House: (1) a motion that the House concur in the Senate amendment to the text, as amended, with such further amendment or amendments shall be considered as adopted; (2) the Clerk shall engross the action of the House as a single amendment in the nature of a substitute; (3) a motion that the House concur in the Senate amendment to the title shall be considered as adopted; and (4) it shall be in order for the chair of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure or his designee to move that the House insist on its amendment to the Senate amendment to H.R. 22 and request a conference with the Senate thereon.

Finally, in section 7, the rule provides that the chair of the Committee on Armed Services may insert in the Congressional Record not later than November 16, 2015, such material as he may deem explanatory of defense authorization measures for the fiscal year 2016.