H. Res. 280: H.R. 1694 – Fannie and Freddie Open Records Act of 2017

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 8-3 on Wednesday, April 26, 2017.

FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 226-192 AFTER ORDERING THE PREVIOUS QUESTION BY A RECORD VOTE OF 230-193 on Thursday, April 27, 2017.

MANAGERS: McGovern/Woodall

115th Congress

1st Session

Rule

H. RES. 280

Report No. 115- 96

 

H.R. 1694 - Fannie and Freddie Open Records Act of 2017

  1. Structured rule.
  2. Provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
  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 115-14, modified by the amendment printed in part A of the Rules Committee report, 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 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.
  7. Waives all points of order against the amendments printed in part B of the report.
  8. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.
  9. Section 2 provides that it shall be in order at any time through the legislative day of April29, 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.
  10. Section 3 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 April 29, 2017.

 

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. 1694) to require additional entities to be subject to the requirements of section 552 of title 5, United States Code (commonly referred to as the Freedom of Information Act), 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 amendments specified in this section and shall not exceed one hour equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. 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 Oversight and Government Reform 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 115-14 modified by the amendment printed in part A of the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying this resolution. 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 B of the report of the Committee on Rules. 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. It shall be in order at any time through the legislative day of April 29, 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.

Sec. 3. 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 April 29, 2017.

 

SUMMARY OF AMENDMENT IN PART A PROPOSED TO BE CONSIDERED AS ADOPTED

Sponsor

#

Description

1. Chaffetz (UT)

4

(LATE) Creates a fee structure intended to enable Fannie and Freddie to recover the entirety of their costs through fees to commercial requesters.

 

SUMMARY OF AMENDMENTS IN PART B PROPOSED TO BE MADE IN ORDER

 (summaries derived from information provided by sponsors)

Sponsor

#

Description

Debate Time

1. Chaffetz (UT)

2

(LATE) (MANAGER'S) Makes technical and conforming changes to the bill.

10 minutes

2. Johnson, Hank (GA)

1

(LATE) Ensures that the traditional Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) exemptions apply to this subsection

10 minutes

3. Plaskett, (VI), Capuano (MA)

3

(LATE) Clarifies that nothing in the bill may be construed to preclude or restrict disclosure of information regarding new products or significant new product terms prior to loan purchasing.

10 minutes