H. Res. 396: H.R. 2842 – Accelerating Individuals into the Workforce Act

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY A VOICE VOTE on Wednesday, June 21, 2017.

FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 228-179 AFTER ORDERING THE PREVIOUS QUESTION BY A RECORD VOTE OF 226-184 on Thursday, June 22, 2017.

MANAGERS: Hastings/Cole

115th Congress

1st Session

Rule

H. RES.  396

Report No. 115- 187

 

H.R. 2842 - Accelerating Individuals into the Workforce Act 

  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 Ways and Means.
  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 115-22 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 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 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 on the legislative day of June 22, 2017, for the Speaker to entertain motions that the House suspend the rules relating to the bill H.R. 2353, the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act.

 

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. 2842) to provide for the conduct of demonstration projects to test the effectiveness of subsidized employment for TANF recipients. 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 Ways and Means. 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 Ways and Means 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 115-22. 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 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. It shall be in order at any time on the legislative day of June 22, 2017, for the Speaker to entertain motions that the House suspend the rules, as though under clause 1 of rule XV, relating to the bill (H.R. 2353) to reauthorize the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006.

SUMMARY OF AMENDMENTS PROPOSED TO BE MADE IN ORDER

(summaries derived from information provided by sponsors)

Sponsor

#

Description

Debate Time

1. Foxx (NC)

#2

Encourages better coordination with state workforce development efforts and adds to the reporting requirements in Section 5 to describe efforts by the State to ensure nondisplacement and establish grievance procedures.

(10 minutes)

2. Bost (IL)

#6

Ensures that states include in their applications how they will use the funds to help individuals who have been displaced or relocated from a public housing authority to an alternative public housing facility or placed on rental assistance.

(10 minutes)

3. Bonamici (OR), Davis, Susan (CA)

#13

(LATE) Requires states to coordinate the subsidized employment program authorized in the bill with other federal workforce development programs, including the Federal Work Study Program.

(10 minutes)

4. Krishnamoorthi (IL), Smucker (PA)

#11

Requires states to report on the number of individuals who are in a career that matches their training.

(10 minutes)

5. Davidson (OH)

#12

(LATE) Directs states to include in their end of the fiscal year report the number of recipients who received additional federal or state means tested benefits during their subsidized employment.

(10 minutes)

6. Khanna (CA)

#3

Directs HHS to measure the effect of training and credentialing in its evaluation to the public and recommendations to Congress.

(10 minutes)

7. Kilmer (WA), Valadao (CA)

#9

Requires the Secretary to address employment-related challenges in rural areas and among members of federally recognized Indian tribes in the recommendations provided to Congress.

(10 minutes)