H. Res. 22: H.R. 26 – Regulations From the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act of 2017; H. Res. 11 – Objecting to United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334 as an obstacle to Israeli-Palestinian peace, and for other purposes.

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY VOICE VOTE on Wednesday, January 4, 2016.

FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 231-187 AFTER ORDERING THE PREVIOUS QUESTION BY A RECORD VOTE OF 235-188 on Thursday, December 5, 2016.   

MANAGERS: McGovern/Collins

115th Congress

1st Session

Rule

H. RES. 22

Report No. 115-1

 

H.R. 26 - Regulations From the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act of 2017

H. Res. 11 - Objecting to United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334 as an obstacle to Israeli-Palestinian peace, and for other purposes.

  1. Structured rule for H.R. 26.
  2. Provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the Majority Leader and the Minority Leader or their respective designees.
  3. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.
  4. Provides that the bill shall be considered as read.
  5. Waives all points of order against provisions in the bill.
  6. Makes in order only those 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. Closed rule for H. Res. 11.
  10. Provides one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs.
  11. Waives all points of order against consideration of the resolution.
  12. Provides that the resolution shall be considered as read and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question.

 

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. 26) to amend chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, to provide that major rules of the executive branch shall have no force or effect unless a joint resolution of approval is enacted into law. 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 Majority Leader and the Minority Leader or their respective designees. After general debate the bill shall be considered for amendment under the five-minute rule. The bill shall be considered as read. All points of order against provisions in the bill are waived. No amendment to the bill 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. 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 without intervention of any point of order to consider in the House the resolution (H. Res. 11) objecting to United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334 as an obstacle to Israeli-Palestinian peace, and for other purposes. The resolution shall be considered as read. The previous question shall be considered as ordered on the resolution and preamble to adoption without intervening motion or demand for division of the question except one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs.

 

SUMMARY OF AMENDMENTS TO H.R. 26 PROPOSED TO BE MADE IN ORDER

(summaries derived from information provided by sponsors)

Sponsor

#

Description

Debate Time

1. Goodlatte (VA)

7

Revises monetary threshold for identification of major rules to imposition on the economy of costs of $100 million or more per year, adjusted for inflation, to conform to monetary threshold in related legislation.

(10 minutes)

2. Messer, Luke (IN)

3

Requires each agency promulgating a new rule to identify and repeal or amend an existing rule or rules to completely offset any annual costs of the new rule to the United States economy.

(10 minutes)

3. Grijalva (AZ)

23

(LATE) Requires an accounting of the greenhouse gas emission impacts associated with a rule as well as an analysis of the impacts on low-income and rural communities. If the rule increases carbon dioxide by a certain amount or increases the risk of certain health impacts to low-income or rural communities, then the rule is defined as a major rule.

(10 minutes)

4. Castor (FL), Pallone (NJ)

24

(LATE) Ensures any rule that will result in reduced incidence of cancer, premature mortality, asthma attacks, or respiratory disease in children is not considered a 'major rule' under the bill.

(10 minutes)

5. Cicilline (RI)

21

(LATE) Exempts rules pertaining to the protection of the public health or safety from the requirements of the Act.

(10 minutes)

6. Conyers (MI)

9

Exempts rules that provide for reduction in the amount of lead in public drinking water.

(10 minutes)

7.Jackson Lee (TX)

1

Expands the term 'special rule' to include any safety product rule governing products used or consumed by children under 2 years of age.

(10 minutes)

8.Jobnson, Hank (GA)

8

Exempts rules that improve the employment, retention, and wages of workforce participants, especially those with significant barriers to employment.

(10 minutes)

9. Nadler (NY)

20

Exempts from the bill's congressional approval requirement any rule pertaining to nuclear reactor safety standards in order to prevent nuclear meltdowns.

(10 minutes)

10. Pallone (NJ)

15

Ensures that any rule intended to ensure the safety of natural gas or hazardous materials pipelines or prevent, mitigate, or reduce the impact of spills from such pipelines is not considered a "major rule" under the bill.

(10 minutes)

11. Scott, Bobby (VA)

10

Exempts from the definition of a "rule" in the REINS Act of 2017 any rule that pertains to workplace health and safety made by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration or the Mine Safety and Health Administration that is necessary to prevent or reduce the incidence of traumatic injury, cancer or irreversible lung disease.

(10 minutes)

12. King, Steve (lA)

17

Creates a process for Congress to review all rules currently in effect over a 10 year period.

(10 minutes)