Notice of Action: H.R. 1367 - To improve the authority of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to hire and retain physicians and other employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs; H.R. 1259 - VA Accountability First Act of 2017; H.R. 1181 - Veterans 2nd

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

6:13 PM

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H.R. 1259

Veteran’s Affairs

VA Accountability First Act of 2017

H.R. 1181

Veteran’s Affairs

Veterans 2nd Amendment Protection Act

H.R. 1367

Veteran’s Affairs

To improve the authority of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to hire and retain physicians and other employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.          

The Committee granted, by record vote of 8-3, a structured rule for H.R. 1259.  The rule provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.  The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.  The rule makes in order as original text for the purpose of amendment an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 115-7 and provides that it shall be considered as read.  The rule waives all points of order against that amendment in the nature of a substitute.  The rule makes in order only those further amendments printed in part A 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.  The rule waives all points of order against the amendments printed in part A of the report.  The rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

Additionally, the rule grants a structured rule for H.R. 1367.  The rule provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.  The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.  The rule makes in order as original text for the purpose of amendment an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 115-6 and provides that it shall be considered as read.  The rule waives all points of order against that amendment in the nature of a substitute.  The rule 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.  The rule waives all points of order against the amendments printed in part B of the report.  The rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

Lastly, the rule grants a closed rule for H.R. 1181.  The rule provides one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.  The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.  The rule provides that the bill shall be considered as read.  The rule waives all points of order against provisions in the bill.  The rule provides one motion to recommit.