H. Res. 221 - Waiving a requirement of clause 6(a) of rule XIII with respect to consideration of certain resolutions reported from the Committee on Rules, and providing for consideration of motions to suspend the rules.

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY A RECORD VOTE of 9-3 on Wednesday, March 22, 2017.

FLOOR ACTION:  ADOPTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 227-189 AFTER ORDERING THE PREVIOUS QUESTION BY A RECORD VOTE OF 233-185 on Thursday, March 23, 2017.

MANAGERS: McGovern/Sessions

115th Congress

1st Session

Rule

H. RES. 221

Report No. 115-56

 

H.R. 221 - Waiving a requirement of clause 6(a) of rule XIII with respect to consideration of certain resolutions reported from the Committee on Rules, and providing for consideration of motions to suspend the rules.

  1. Waives clause 6(a) of rule XIII (requiring a two-thirds vote to consider a rule on the same day it is reported from the Rules Committee) against any resolution reported through the legislative day of March 27, 2017. 2.
  2. Section 2 provides that it shall be in order at any time through the calendar day of March 26, 2017, for the Speaker to entertain motions that the House suspend the rules and that 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.

 

RESOLUTION

Resolved, That the requirement of clause 6(a) of rule XIII for a two-thirds vote to consider a report from the Committee on Rules on the same day it is presented to the House is waived with respect to any resolution reported through the legislative day of March 27, 2017.

Sec. 2. It shall be in order at any time through the calendar day of March 26, 2017, 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.