H.Res. 273: H.R. 2262 – SPACE Act of 2015; H.R. 880 – American Research and Competitiveness Act of 2015

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY A VOICE VOTE on Tuesday, May 19, 2015.
FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 240-185 AFTER ORDERING THE PREVIOUS QUESTION BY A RECORD VOTE OF 241-183 on Wednesday, May 20, 2015.

MANAGERS:Hastings/Stivers

114th Congress

1st Session

Rule

H.RES. 273

Report No. 114-127

 

 

H.R. 2262 - SPACE Act of 2015

H.R. 880 - American Research and Competitiveness Act of 2015

  1. Structured rule for H.R. 2262.
  2. Provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology or their respective designees.
  3. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.
  4. Makes in order as original text for purpose of amendment an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 114-17 and provides that it shall be considered as read.
  5. Waives all points of order against that amendment in the nature of a substitute.
  6. Makes in order only those further amendments printed in part A 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.
  7. Waives all points of order against the amendments printed in part A of the report.
  8. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.
  9. Closed rule for H.R. 880.
  10. Provides one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Ways and Means.
  11. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.
  12. Provides that the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Ways and Means, modified by the amendment printed in part B of the Rules Committee report, shall be considered as adopted and the bill, as amended, shall be considered as read.
  13. Waives all points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended.
  14. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.
  15. Section 3 provides that it shall be in order at any time on the legislative day of May 21, 2015, for the Speaker to entertain motions that the House suspend the rules.
  16. Section 4 provides that the Committee on Appropriations may, at any time before 5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, file privileged reports to accompany measures making appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2016.
  17. Section 5 provides that on any legislative day during the period from May 22, 2015, through May 29, 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.
  18. Section 6 provides that the Speaker may appoint Members to perform the duties of the Chair for the duration of the period addressed by section 5.

 

RESOLUTION

Resolved, That at any time after adoption of this resolution the Speaker may, pursuant to clause 2(b) of rule XVIII, declare the House resolved into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2262) to facilitate a pro-growth environment for the developing commercial space industry by encouraging private sector investment and creating more stable and predictable regulatory conditions, and for other purposes. The first reading of the bill shall be dispensed with. All points of order against consideration of the bill are waived. General debate shall be confined to the bill and shall not exceed one hour equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology or their respective designees. After general debate the bill shall be considered for amendment under the five-minute rule. In lieu of the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology now printed in the bill, it shall be in order to consider as an original bill for the purpose of amendment under the five-minute rule an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 114-17. That amendment in the nature of a substitute shall be considered as read. All points of order against that amendment in the nature of a substitute are waived. No amendment to that amendment in the nature of a substitute shall be in order except those printed in part A of the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying this resolution. 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 in the House or in the Committee of the Whole. All points of order against such amendments are waived. At the conclusion of consideration of the bill for amendment the Committee shall rise and report the bill to the House with such amendments as may have been adopted. Any Member may demand a separate vote in the House on any amendment adopted in the Committee of the Whole to the bill or to the amendment in the nature of a substitute made in order as original text. The previous question shall be considered as ordered on the bill and amendments thereto to final passage without intervening motion except one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

Sec. 2. Upon adoption of this resolution it shall be in order to consider in the House the bill (H.R. 880) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to simplify and make permanent the research credit. All points of order against consideration of the bill are waived. The amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Ways and Means now printed in the bill, modified by the amendment printed in part B of the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying this resolution, shall be considered as adopted. The bill, as amended, shall be considered as read. All points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended, are waived. The previous question shall be considered as ordered on the bill, as amended, and on any further amendment thereto, to final passage without intervening motion except: (1) one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Ways and Means; and (2) one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

Sec. 3. It shall be in order at any time on the legislative day of May 21, 2015, for the Speaker to entertain motions that the House suspend the rules as though under clause 1 of rule XV. The Speaker or his designee shall consult with the Minority Leader or her designee on the designation of any matter for consideration pursuant to this section.

Sec. 4. The Committee on Appropriations may, at any time before 5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, file privileged reports to accompany measures making appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2016.

Sec. 5. On any legislative day during the period from May 22, 2015, through May 29, 2015- (a) the Journal of the proceedings of the previous day shall be considered as approved; and (b) the Chair may at any time declare the House adjourned to meet at a date and time, within the limits of clause 4, section 5, article I of the Constitution, to be announced by the Chair in declaring the adjournment.

Sec. 6. The Speaker may appoint Members to perform the duties of the Chair for the duration of the period addressed by section 5 of this resolution as though under clause 8(a) of rule I.

 

SUMMARY OF AMENDMENTS TO H.R. 2262 IN PART A PROPOSED TO BE MADE IN ORDER

(summaries derived from information provided by sponsors)

Sponsor

#

Description

Debate Time

1. Smith, Lamar (TX)

#11

(LATE) MANAGER'S Makes technical corrections and requires a GAO report on state and municipal spaceports in the existing indemnification regime.

(10 minutes)

2. Grijalva (AZ)

#12

(LATE) Broadens the coverage of experimental permits to include suborbital launch vehicles to allow for nonrevenue testing.

(10 minutes)

3.Rohrabacher (CA)

#5

Creates an independent study regarding indemnification for spaceflight participants including options, unintended consequences, and potential costs.

(10 minutes)

4. Castro (TX)

#2

(REVISED) Ensures the Orbital Traffic Management study includes input from nonprofit organizations that conduct research in space traffic and orbital activities.

(10 minutes)

5. Jackson Lee (TX)

#14

(LATE) Facilitates outreach to minority- and women owned businesses on business opportunities in the commercial space industry.

(10 minutes)

6. Jackson Lee (TX)

#8

Facilitates the participation of HBCU, Hispanic Serving Institutions; National Indian institutions, in fellowships, work-study and employment opportunities in the emerging commercial space industry.

(10 minutes)

7. Edwards (MD)

#7

(REVISED) SUBSTITUTE Substitutes the text of S. 1297, a bipartisan Senate companion of this legislation.

(20 minutes)

 

SUMMARY OF AMENDMENT TO H.R. 880 IN PART B PROPOSED TO BE CONSIDERED AS ADOPTED

Sponsor

#

Description

Ryan, Paul (WI)

#1

Excludes the budgetary effects of the bill from being entered onto the Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Scorecard