Notice of Action: H.R. 2810 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018; H.R. 23 - Gaining Responsibility on Water Act of 2017

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

7:47 PM

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H.R. 2810

Armed Services

National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 [General Debate]

H.R. 23

Natural Resources

Gaining Responsibility on Water Act of 2017

           

                The Committee granted, by record vote of 8-4, a structured rule for H.R. 2810.  The rule provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Armed Services.  The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.  The rule provides that an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 115-23, modified by the amendment printed in part A of the Rules Committee Report, shall be considered as adopted and the bill, as amended, shall be considered as read.  The rule waives all points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended.  The rule makes in order only those further amendments printed in part B of the Rules Committee report and amendments en bloc described in section 3 of the rule. Provides that the amendments printed in part B of the report 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 or against amendments en bloc as described in section 3 of this rule.  The rule provides that the chairman of the Committee on Armed Services or his designee may offer amendments en bloc consisting of amendments printed in part B of the report not earlier disposed of.  Amendments en bloc shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for 20 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Armed Services or their designees, 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.  The rule provides that no further consideration of the bill shall be in order except pursuant to a subsequent order of the House.

                Additionally, the rule grants a structured rule for H.R. 23.  The rule provides one hour of general 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 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 115-24 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 C 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 C of the report.  The rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.