Notice of Action: H.R. 78 - SEC Regulatory Accountability Act; H.R. 238 - Commodity End-User Relief Act

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

4:02 PM

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H.R. 78

SEC Regulatory Accountability Act

H.R. 238

Commodity End-User Relief Act

          The Committee granted, by voice vote, a structured rule for H.R. 78.  The rule provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Financial Services or their respective designees.  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 makes in order only those 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. 238.  The rule provides one hour of general 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 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 the Rules Committee Print 115-2, 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 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.

In section 3, the rule provides that on any legislative day during the period from January 16, 2017, through January 20, 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.

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.

In section 5, the rule provides that it shall be in order at any time on the legislative day of January 13, 2017, for the Speaker to entertain motions that the House suspend the rules as though under clause 1 of rule XV, and that the Speaker or his designee shall consult with the Minority Leader or her designee on the designation of any matter for consideration pursuant to this section.