Notice of Action: H.J. Res. 43 Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the final rule submitted by Secretary of Health and Human Services...; H.J. Res. 69- Providing for congressional disapproval under..

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

4:09 PM

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H.J. Res. 43

Energy and Commerce

Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the final rule submitted by Secretary of Health and Human Services relating to compliance with title X requirements by project recipients in selecting subrecipients.

H.J. Res. 69

Natural Resources

Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the final rule of the Department of the Interior relating to "Non-Subsistence Take of Wildlife, and Public Participation and Closure Procedures, on National Wildlife Refuges in Alaska".

         The Committee granted, by record vote of 7-4, a closed rule for H.J. Res. 43.  The rule provides one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the Majority Leader and the Minority Leader or their respective designees.  The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the joint resolution.  The rule provides that the joint resolution shall be considered as read.  The rule waives all points of order against provisions in the joint resolution.  The rule provides one motion to recommit.

Additionally, the rule grants a closed rule for H.J. Res. 69.  The rule provides one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Natural Resources.  The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the joint resolution.  The rule provides that the joint resolution shall be considered as read.  The rule waives all points of order against provisions in the joint resolution.  The rule provides one motion to recommit.

In section 3, the rule provides that on any legislative day during the period from February 17, 2017, through February 24, 2017: the Journal of the proceedings of the previous day shall be considered as approved; and the Chair may at any time declare the House adjourned to meet at a date and time to be announced by the Chair in declaring the adjournment.

Finally, in section 4, the rule provides that the Speaker may appoint Members to perform the duties of the Chair for the duration of the period addressed by section 3.