Notice of Action: H.R. 2898 - Western Water and American Food Security Act of 2015; H.R. 3038 - Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, Part II

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

4:27 PM

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H.R. 2898

Natural Resources

Western Water and American Food Security Act of 2015

H.R. 3038

Transportation & Infrastructure Ways & Means

Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, Part II

                     The Committee granted, by voice vote, a structured rule for H.R. 2898.  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 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.  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 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 the report.  The rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

            Additionally, the rule granted a closed rule for H.R. 3038. The rule 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.  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.