H. Rept. 112-424 - 112th Congress (2011-2012)
March 28, 2012, As Reported by the Rules Committee

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House Report 112-424 - PROVIDING FOR CONSIDERATION OF THE BILL (H.R. 4281) TO PROVIDE AN EXTENSION OF FEDERAL-AID HIGHWAY, HIGHWAY SAFETY, MOTOR CARRIER SAFETY, TRANSIT, AND OTHER PROGRAMS FUNDED OUT OF THE HIGHWAY TRUST FUND PENDING ENACTMENT OF A MULTIYEAR LAW REAUTHORIZING SUCH PROGRAMS, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES




[House Report 112-424]
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112th Congress                                                   Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 2d Session                                                     112-424

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   PROVIDING FOR CONSIDERATION OF THE BILL (H.R. 4281) TO PROVIDE AN 
EXTENSION OF FEDERAL-AID HIGHWAY, HIGHWAY SAFETY, MOTOR CARRIER SAFETY, 
   TRANSIT, AND OTHER PROGRAMS FUNDED OUT OF THE HIGHWAY TRUST FUND 
 PENDING ENACTMENT OF A MULTIYEAR LAW REAUTHORIZING SUCH PROGRAMS, AND 
                           FOR OTHER PURPOSES

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   March 28, 2012.--Referred to the House Calendar and ordered to be 
                                printed

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               Mr. Webster, from the Committee on Rules, 
                        submitted the following

                              R E P O R T

                       [To accompany H. Res. 600]

    The Committee on Rules, having had under consideration 
House Resolution 600, by a record vote of 7 to 4, report the 
same to the House with the recommendation that the resolution 
be adopted.

                SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS OF THE RESOLUTION

    The resolution provides for consideration of H.R. 4281, the 
Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2012, under a closed 
rule. The resolution provides one hour of debate equally 
divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member 
of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. The 
resolution waives all points of order against consideration of 
the bill. The resolution provides that the bill shall be 
considered as read. The resolution waives all points of order 
against provisions in the bill. The resolution provides one 
motion to recommit.
    Section 2 of the resolution waives clause 6(a) of rule 
XIII, requiring a two-thirds vote to consider a report from the 
Committee on Rules on the same day it is presented to the 
House, with respect to any resolution reported on the 
legislative day of March 29, 2012, providing for consideration 
or disposition of a measure extending expiring surface 
transportation authority.

                         EXPLANATION OF WAIVERS

    The waiver of all points of order against consideration of 
the bill includes a waiver of clause 11 of rule XXI, 
prohibiting the consideration of an unreported bill or joint 
resolution until the third calendar day on which it has been 
available.
    Although the resolution waives all points of order against 
provisions in the bill, the Committee is not aware of any 
points of order. The waiver is prophylactic in nature.

                            COMMITTEE VOTES

    The results of each record vote on an amendment or motion 
to report, together with the names of those voting for and 
against, are printed below:

Rules Committee record vote No. 206

    Motion by Mr. McGovern to make in order and provide the 
appropriate waivers for amendment #1, offered by Rep. Rahall II 
(WV), Rep. Bishop (NY), Rep. Brown (FL), and Rep. DeFazio (OR), 
which would provide a total of $109 billion in funding for FY 
2012 and FY 2013 for reformed and restructured Federal highway, 
highway safety, and public transportation programs. Would 
offset the highway, transit, and highway safety programs 
authorized by the bill in FY 2012 and 2013, and allows the 
USDOT to maintain a positive balance in both the highway and 
transit accounts of the Trust Fund at the end of the bill. 
Defeated: 4-7.

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                Majority Members                      Vote               Minority Members               Vote
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Mr. Sessions....................................          Nay   Ms. Slaughter.....................          Yea
Ms. Foxx........................................          Nay   Mr. McGovern......................          Yea
Mr. Woodall.....................................          Nay   Mr. Hastings of Florida...........          Yea
Mr. Nugent......................................          Nay   Mr. Polis.........................          Yea
Mr. Scott of South Carolina.....................          Nay
Mr. Webster.....................................          Nay
Mr. Dreier, Chairman............................          Nay
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Rules Committee record vote No. 207

    Motion by Mr. Sessions to report the rule. Adopted: 7-4.

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                Majority Members                      Vote               Minority Members               Vote
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Mr. Sessions....................................          Yea   Ms. Slaughter.....................          Nay
Ms. Foxx........................................          Yea   Mr. McGovern......................          Nay
Mr. Woodall.....................................          Yea   Mr. Hastings of Florida...........          Nay
Mr. Nugent......................................          Yea   Mr. Polis.........................          Nay
Mr. Scott of South Carolina.....................          Yea
Mr. Webster.....................................          Yea
Mr. Dreier, Chairman............................          Yea
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