H.Res. 362: H.R. 2898 – Western Water and American Food Security Act of 2015; H.R. 3038 – Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, Part II

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY VOICE VOTE on Tuesday, July 14, 2015.
FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 245-183 AFTER ORDERING THE PREVIOUS QUESTION BY A RECORD VOTE OF 245-182 on Wednesday, July 15, 2015.

MANAGERS:Hastings/Newhouse

114th Congress

1st Session

Rule

H.RES. 362

Report No. 114-204

 

 

H.R. 2898 - Western Water and American Food Security Act of 2015

H.R. 3038 - Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, Part II

  1. Structured rule for H.R. 2898.
  2. Provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Natural Resources.
  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 114-23 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. Closed rule for H.R. 3038.
  10. Provides one hour of debate equally divided among and controlled by the chairs and ranking minority members of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure and the Committee on Ways and Means.
  11. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.
  12. Provides that the bill shall be considered as read.
  13. Waives all points of order against provisions in the bill.
  14. Provides one motion to recommit.

 

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. 2898) to provide drought relief in the State of California, 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 Natural Resources. 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 Natural Resources 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 114-23. 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. Upon adoption of this resolution it shall be in order to consider in the House the bill (H.R. 3038) to provide an extension of Federal-aid highway, highway safety, motor carrier safety, transit, and other programs funded out of the Highway Trust Fund, and for other purposes. All points of order against consideration of the bill are waived. The bill shall be considered as read. All points of order against provisions in the bill are waived. The previous question shall be considered as ordered on the bill and on any amendment thereto to final passage without intervening motion except: (1) one hour of debate equally divided among and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure and the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Ways and Means; and (2) one motion to recommit.

 

SUMMARY OF AMENDMENTS TO H.R. 2898 PROPOSED TO BE MADE IN ORDER

(summaries derived from information provided by sponsors)

Sponsor

#

Description

Debate Time

1. McClintock (CA)

10

MANAGER'S Makes one technical change and one clarifying change to the bill.

(10 minutes)

2. McNerney (CA), DeSaulnier (CA), Garamendi (CA), Costa (CA)

4

Adds water hyacinth to the list of invasive species to be considered for the pilot project established under the legislation.

(10 minutes)

3. Garamendi (CA)

23

Directs the Secretaries to collaborate with the California Department of Water Resources to install a fish screen at the Delta Cross Channel Gates.

(10 minutes)

4. LaMalfa (CA)

27

(LATE) Updates feasibility study completion requirements to align with a recently-signed MOU between the project joint powers authority and the Bureau of Reclamation.

(10 minutes)

5. Calvert (CA), LaMalfa (CA), Denham (CA), Valadao (CA)

30

(LATE) (REVISED) Creates a more balanced approach between user group interests on the Restoration Fund Advisory Board by adding a seat for a member representing a wildlife entity that primarily focuses on waterfowl. (10 minutes)

6. Costa (CA)

21

Requires the Secretary of the Interior to publish an annual report detailing the instream flows released for the Central Valley Project and measured outcomes as a result of those flows.

(10 minutes)

7. LaMalfa (CA), Walden (OR)

8

Improves due process by providing contractors of a federal water project in California and Oregon ESA applicant status, ensuring that contractors are properly informed of and may provide input to ESA consultations that may impact operations of the project.

(10 minutes)

8. Grijalva (AZ)

12

Funds water reclamation programs and water reuse projects so that the Bureau of Reclamation may investigate more opportunities to reclaim and reuse wastewater and naturally impaired ground and surface water in the 17 Western states and Hawaii.

(10 minutes)