Notice of Action: Senate Amendment to H.R. 644 - Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015; Senate Amendment to H.R. 1314 - Trade Act of 2015

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

11:54 PM

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Senate Amendments to H.R. 644

Ways and Means

Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015

Senate Amendment to H.R. 1314

Ways and Means

Trade Act of 2015

                       The Committee granted, by record vote of 9-4, a rule that provides for the consideration of the Senate amendment to H.R. 1314.  The rule makes in order a motion offered by the chair of the Committee on Ways and Means or his designee that the Houseconcur in the Senate amendment to H.R. 1314.  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 Ways and Means.  The rule provides that the question on adoption of the motion shall be divided as follows: (1) concurring in section 212 of the Senate amendment (relating to Medicare); (2) concurring in the matter comprising the remainder of title II of the Senate amendment (TAA); and (3) concurring in the matter preceding title II of the Senate amendment(TPA). The first portion of the divided question shall be considered as adopted.  The rule provides that if any remaining portion of the divided question fails, then the House shall be considered to have made no disposition of the Senate amendment.

            In section 2, the rule provides for the consideration of the Senate amendments to H.R. 644.  The rule makes in order a single motion offered by the chair of the Committee on Ways and Means or his designee that the House: (1) concur in the Senate amendment to the title; and (2) concur in the Senate amendment to the text with the amendment printed in part A of the Rules Committee report modified by the amendment printed in part B of the report.  The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the motion and provides that the motion is not subject to a demand for division of the question.  The rule provides that the Senate amendments 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 Ways and Means.  The rule provides that if the motion is adopted, the chair of the Committee on Ways and Means or his designee is then authorized to move that the House insist on its amendment to the Senate amendment to the text of H.R. 644 and request a conference with the Senate thereon.