H. Rept. 112-697 - 112th Congress (2011-2012)
November 28, 2012, As Reported by the Rules Committee

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House Report 112-697 - PROVIDING FOR CONSIDERATION OF THE BILL (H.R. 6429) TO AMEND THE IMMIGRATION AND NATIONALITY ACT TO PROMOTE INNOVATION, INVESTMENT, AND RESEARCH IN THE UNITED STATES, TO ELIMINATE THE DIVERSITY IMMIGRANT PROGRAM, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES; AND PROVIDING FOR CONSIDERATION OF MOTIONS TO SUSPEND THE RULES




[House Report 112-697]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]


112th Congress                                                   Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 2d Session                                                     112-697

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   PROVIDING FOR CONSIDERATION OF THE BILL (H.R. 6429) TO AMEND THE 
IMMIGRATION AND NATIONALITY ACT TO PROMOTE INNOVATION, INVESTMENT, AND 
  RESEARCH IN THE UNITED STATES, TO ELIMINATE THE DIVERSITY IMMIGRANT 
  PROGRAM, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES; AND PROVIDING FOR CONSIDERATION OF 
                      MOTIONS TO SUSPEND THE RULES

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

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

                              R E P O R T

                       [To accompany H. Res. 821]

    The Committee on Rules, having had under consideration 
House Resolution 821, by a record vote of 7 to 3, 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. 6429, the 
STEM Jobs Act of 2012, under a closed rule. The resolution 
provides 90 minutes of debate equally divided and controlled by 
the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on the 
Judiciary. The resolution waives all points of order against 
consideration of the bill. The resolution provides that an 
amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text 
of Rules Committee Print 112-34, as modified by the amendment 
printed in this report, shall be considered as adopted. The 
bill, as amended, shall be considered as read. The resolution 
waives all points of order against provisions in the bill, as 
amended. The resolution provides one motion to recommit with or 
without instructions.
    Finally, the resolution provides that it shall be in order 
at any time on the legislative day of December 6, 2012, for the 
Speaker to entertain motions that the House suspend the rules 
as though under clause 1 of rule XV.

                         EXPLANATION OF WAIVERS

    The waiver of all points of order against consideration of 
the bill includes a waiver of clause 10 of rule XXI, 
prohibiting the consideration of a bill if it has the net 
effect of increasing mandatory spending over the five or ten 
year period. The bill, as amended, would extend by one year the 
mortgage fees and premiums included in Title IV of P.L. 112-78, 
which are currently set to expire on Oct. 1, 2021. This 
modification to current law would save an estimated $3.8 
billion over ten years. While this modification would cause the 
underlying measure to have the net effect of decreasing 
mandatory spending over a ten year period, the measure would 
still have the net effect of increasing mandatory spending over 
the five year period specified in clause 10 of rule XXI, 
therefore the waiver is necessary.
    The waiver of all points of order against consideration of 
the bill includes a waiver of section 303 of the Congressional 
Budget Act, prohibiting consideration of legislation providing 
new budget authority for the current fiscal year until a 
concurrent resolution on the budget for that fiscal year has 
been agreed to. The waiver is necessary because the House has 
not adopted a budget resolution for FY 2014.
    Although the resolution waives all points of order against 
provisions in the bill, as amended, 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. 362

    Motion by Ms. Slaughter to report an open rule. Defeated: 
3-7.

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                Majority Members                      Vote               Minority Members               Vote
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Mr. Sessions....................................          Nay   Ms. Slaughter.....................          Yea
Ms. Foxx........................................          Nay   Mr. Hastings of Florida...........          Yea
Mr. Bishop of Utah..............................          Nay   Mr. Polis.........................          Yea
Mr. Nugent......................................          Nay
Mr. Scott of South Carolina.....................          Nay
Mr. Webster.....................................          Nay
Mr. Dreier, Chairman............................          Nay
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Rules Committee record vote No. 363

    Motion by Mr. Hastings of Florida to make in order and 
provide the appropriate waivers for amendment #1, offered by 
Rep. Jackson Lee (TX), which would strike section 3 to protect 
the Diversity Immigration Visa Program; and the amendment #2 
offered by Rep. Jackson Lee (TX), which would authorize 
Congress or the Secretary of the Department of Homeland 
Security to reallocate unused STEM visas to other classes of 
immigrant visas, while protecting the Diversity Immigration 
Visa program and adding an additional 55,000 visas to the STEM 
program. Defeated: 3-7.

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                Majority Members                      Vote               Minority Members               Vote
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Mr. Sessions....................................          Nay   Ms. Slaughter.....................          Yea
Ms. Foxx........................................          Nay   Mr. Hastings of Florida...........          Yea
Mr. Bishop of Utah..............................          Nay   Mr. Polis.........................          Yea
Mr. Nugent......................................          Nay
Mr. Scott of South Carolina.....................          Nay
Mr. Webster.....................................          Nay
Mr. Dreier, Chairman............................          Nay
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Rules Committee record vote No. 364

    Motion by Mr. Hastings of Florida to make in order and 
provide the appropriate waivers for the following amendments 
offered by Rep. Lofgren (CA) en bloc: amendment #4 which would 
strike everything after the enacting clause and insert the text 
of H.R. 2161, the Immigration Driving Entrepreneurship in 
America Act of 2012 or the IDEA Act of 2012; and amendment #5 
which would strike everything after the enacting clause and 
insert the text of H.R. 6412, the Attracting the Best and 
Brightest Act of 2012. Defeated: 3-7.

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                Majority Members                      Vote               Minority Members               Vote
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Mr. Sessions....................................          Nay   Ms. Slaughter.....................          Yea
Ms. Foxx........................................          Nay   Mr. Hastings of Florida...........          Yea
Mr. Bishop of Utah..............................          Nay   Mr. Polis.........................          Yea
Mr. Nugent......................................          Nay
Mr. Scott of South Carolina.....................          Nay
Mr. Webster.....................................          Nay
Mr. Dreier, Chairman............................          Nay
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Rules Committee record vote No. 365

    Motion by Mr. Polis to make in order and provide the 
appropriate waivers for amendment #3, offered by Rep. Polis 
(CO), which would create a ``Start-up Visa'' for entrepreneurs 
and update the EB-5 visa system to help create American jobs by 
encouraging investment in U.S. companies. Defeated: 3-7.

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                Majority Members                      Vote               Minority Members               Vote
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Mr. Sessions....................................          Nay   Ms. Slaughter.....................          Yea
Ms. Foxx........................................          Nay   Mr. Hastings of Florida...........          Yea
Mr. Bishop of Utah..............................          Nay   Mr. Polis.........................          Yea
Mr. Nugent......................................          Nay
Mr. Scott of South Carolina.....................          Nay
Mr. Webster.....................................          Nay
Mr. Dreier, Chairman............................          Nay
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Rules Committee record vote No. 366

    Motion by Mr. Bishop of Utah to report the rule. Adopted: 
7-3.

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                Majority Members                      Vote               Minority Members               Vote
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Mr. Sessions....................................          Yea   Ms. Slaughter.....................          Nay
Ms. Foxx........................................          Yea   Mr. Hastings of Florida...........          Nay
Mr. Bishop of Utah..............................          Yea   Mr. Polis.........................          Nay
Mr. Nugent......................................          Yea
Mr. Scott of South Carolina.....................          Yea
Mr. Webster.....................................          Yea
Mr. Dreier, Chairman............................          Yea
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             SUMMARY OF THE AMENDMENT CONSIDERED AS ADOPTED

    Smith, Lamar (TX): MANAGER'S AMENDMENT. Would change 
effective date of bill to FY14; would extend by one year 
certain fees and premiums included in title IV of P.L. 112-78, 
the Temporary Payroll Tax Cut Continuation Act of 2011.

                TEXT OF AMENDMENT CONSIDERED AS ADOPTED

  Page 1, line 12, strike ``2013'' and insert ``2014''.
  Page 2, line 16, strike ``2013,'' and insert ``2014,''.
  Page 2, line 23, strike ``2013'' and insert ``2014''.
  Page 3, line 2, strike ``2013'' and insert ``2014''.
  Page 3, line 5, strike ``2013.'' and insert ``2014.''.
  Page 3, line 7, strike ``2014,'' and insert ``2015,''.
  Page 3, line 14, strike ``2014'' and insert ``2015''.
  Page 3, line 18, strike ``2014'' and insert ``2015''.
  Page 3, line 21, strike ``2014.'' and insert ``2015.''.
  Page 3, line 23, strike ``2015,'' and insert ``2016,''.
  Page 4, line 6, strike ``2015'' and insert ``2016''.
  Page 4, line 11, strike ``2014'' and insert ``2015''.
  Page 4, line 17, strike ``2015.'' and insert ``2016.''.
  Page 4, line 19, strike ``2015'' and insert ``2016''.
  Page 4, line 22, strike ``2015.'' and insert ``2016.''.
  Page 4, line 24, strike ``2016,'' and insert ``2017,''.
  Page 5, line 7, strike ``2016'' and insert ``2017''.
  Page 5, line 12, strike ``2015'' and insert ``2016''.
  Page 5, line 18, strike ``2016.'' and insert ``2017.''.
  Page 5, line 23, strike ``2016.'' and insert ``2017.''.
  Page 16, line 3, strike ``2017,'' and insert ``2018,''.
  Page 17, line 7, strike ``2012,'' and insert ``2013,''.
  Page 17, line 9, add at the end the following: ``Nothing in 
the preceding sentence shall be construed to prohibit the 
Secretary of Homeland Security from accepting before such date 
petitions under section 204(a)(1)(F) of the Immigration and 
Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1154(a)(1)(F)) relating to alien 
beneficiaries qualifying under paragraph (6) or (7) of section 
203(b) of such Act (8 U.S.C. 1153(b)) (as added by this 
section).''.
  Page 18, line 16, strike ``2012,'' and insert ``2013,''.
  Page 19, beginning on line 17, strike ``the date of the 
enactment of this Act'' and insert ``October 1, 2013,''.
  Page 22, beginning on line 24, strike ``the date of the 
enactment of this Act'' and insert ``October 1, 2013,''.
  Page 24, beginning on line 10, strike ``the date of the 
enactment of this Act'' and insert ``October 1, 2013,''.
  Page 24, beginning on line 14, strike ``the date of the 
enactment of this Act;'' and insert ``such date;''.
  Page 24, beginning on line 18, strike ``the date of the 
enactment of this Act.'' and insert ``such date.''.
  Page 24, after line 19, insert the following:

SEC. 7. EXTENSION OF GUARANTEE FEES FOR GOVERNMENT-SPONSORED HOUSING 
                    ENTERPRISES AND FHA.

  (a) GSEs.--Subsection (f) of section 1327 of the Housing and 
Community Development Act of 1992 (12 U.S.C. 4547) is amended 
by striking ``October 1, 2021'' and inserting ``October 1, 
2022''.
  (b) FHA.--Subsection (b) of section 402 of the Temporary 
Payroll Tax Cut Continuation Act of 2011 (Public Law 112-78; 
125 Stat. 1289) is amended by striking ``October 1, 2021'' and 
inserting ``October 1, 2022''.