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

Monday, November 2, 2015

7:24 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 the consideration of the Senate amendments to H.R. 22. The rule provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.  The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the Senate amendment.  The rule provides that the amendment printed in part A of the Rules Committee report shall be considered as adopted.

            In section 2, the rule provides that an amendment consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 114-32 shall be in order, shall be considered as pending, shall be considered as read, shall not be debatable, shall not be subject to amendment except for the amendments printed in part B of the Rules Committee report, and shall not be subject for a demand for the division of the question.  The rule makes in order only the further amendments printed in part B of the Rules Committee report. Each such amendment may be offered 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, 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 amendments consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 114-32 and the amendments printed in part B of the Rules Committee report.

            In section 3, the rule provides that at the conclusion of consideration of the amendments printed in the Rules Committee report, no further consideration of the bill shall occur except pursuant to a subsequent order of the House.

            In section 4, the rule provides that on any legislative day during the period from November 6, 2015, through November 13, 2015: 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 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 section 4.

            Finally, in section 6, the rule provides that it shall be in order at any time on the legislative day of November 5, 2015 for the Speaker to entertain motions that the House suspend the rules relating to a measure authorizing appropriations for fiscal year 2016 for the Department of Defense.