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114th Congress    }                                       {      Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 1st Session      }                                       {      114-23

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    PROVIDING FOR CONSIDERATION OF THE BILL (H.R. 644) TO AMEND THE 
  INTERNAL REVENUE CODE OF 1986 TO PERMANENTLY EXTEND AND EXPAND THE 
CHARITABLE DEDUCTION FOR CONTRIBUTIONS OF FOOD INVENTORY, AND PROVIDING 
FOR CONSIDERATION OF THE BILL (H.R. 636) TO AMEND THE INTERNAL REVENUE 
CODE OF 1986 TO PERMANENTLY EXTEND INCREASED EXPENSING LIMITATIONS, AND 
                           FOR OTHER PURPOSES

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 February 10, 2015.--Referred to the House Calendar and ordered to be 
                                printed

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

                              R E P O R T

                       [To accompany H. Res. 101]

    The Committee on Rules, having had under consideration 
House Resolution 101, by a nonrecord vote, 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. 644, the 
Fighting Hunger Incentive Act of 2015, 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 Ways and Means. 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 114-5 shall be 
considered as adopted and 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.
    Section 2 of the resolution provides for consideration of 
H.R. 636, America's Small Business Tax Relief Act of 2015, 
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 Ways and Means. 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 114-6 shall be considered as adopted and 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.

                         EXPLANATION OF WAIVERS

    The waiver of all points of order against consideration of 
H.R. 644 includes a waiver of the following:
    Section 311 of the Congressional Budget Act, which 
prohibits consideration of legislation that would cause 
revenues to be less than the level of total revenues for the 
first fiscal year or for the total of that first fiscal year 
and the ensuing fiscal years for which allocations are 
provided;
    Section 306 of the Congressional Budget Act, which 
prohibits consideration of legislation within the jurisdiction 
of the Committee on the Budget unless referred to or reported 
by the Budget Committee; and
    Clause 3(e)(1) of rule XIII (Ramseyer), requiring a 
committee report accompanying a bill amending or repealing 
statutes to show, by typographical device, parts of statute 
affected.
    Although the rule waives all points of order against 
provisions in H.R. 644, as amended, the Committee is not aware 
of any points of order. The waiver is prophylactic in nature.
    The waiver of all points of order against consideration of 
H.R. 636 includes a waiver of the following:
    Section 311 of the Congressional Budget Act, which 
prohibits consideration of legislation that would cause 
revenues to be less than the level of total revenues for the 
first fiscal year or for the total of that first fiscal year 
and the ensuing fiscal years for which allocations are 
provided; and
    Clause 3(e)(1) of rule XIII (Ramseyer), requiring a 
committee report accompanying a bill amending or repealing 
statutes to show, by typographical device, parts of statute 
affected.
    Although the resolution waives all points of order against 
provisions in H.R. 636, as amended, the Committee is not aware 
of any points of order. The waiver is prophylactic in nature.
    The waiver of clause 3(e)(1) of rule XIII (known as the 
``Ramseyer'' rule) is provided for both measures because the 
submission provided by the committees was insufficient to meet 
the standards established by the rule in its current form. The 
Committee on Rules continues to work with the House Office of 
Legislative Counsel and committees to determine the steps 
necessary to comply with the updated rule.

                            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. 23

    Motion by Ms. Slaughter to report open rules for H.R. 644 
and H.R. 636. Defeated: 3-5

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                Majority Members                      Vote               Minority Members               Vote
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Ms. Foxx........................................          Nay   Ms. Slaughter.....................          Yea
Mr. Cole........................................          Nay   Mr. McGovern......................          Yea
Mr. Woodall.....................................  ............  Mr. Hastings of Florida...........          Yea
Mr. Burgess.....................................          Nay   Mr. Polis.........................  ............
Mr. Stivers.....................................          Nay
Mr. Collins.....................................  ............
Mr. Sessions, Chairman..........................          Nay
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