Notice of Action: Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015; Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2016 [Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2016]

Thursday, December 10, 2015

3:53 PM

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Conference report to accompany H.R. 644

Ways and Means

Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015 (H. Rept. 114-376)

Senate amendments to H.R. 2250

Appropriations

Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2016 [Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2016]

                The Committee granted, by voice vote, a rule that provides for consideration of the conference report to accompany H.R. 644.  The rule provides that the conference report shall be considered as read.  The rule waives all points of order against the conference report and against its consideration.  The rule provides that the previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervention of any motion except one hour of debate and one motion to recommit if applicable.  The rule dictates that debate on the conference report is divided pursuant to clause 8(d) of rule XXII.

Additionally, the rule provides for the consideration of the Senate amendments to H.R. 2250.  The rule makes in order a single motion offered by the chair of the Committee on Appropriations or his designee that the House concur in the Senate amendments to H.R. 2250.  The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the motion and provides that it 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 Appropriations.