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114th Congress    }                                      {      Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 1st Session      }                                      {     114-259

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  PROVIDING FOR CONSIDERATION OF THE RESOLUTION (H. RES. 411) FINDING 
THAT THE PRESIDENT HAS NOT COMPLIED WITH SECTION 2 OF THE IRAN NUCLEAR 
 AGREEMENT REVIEW ACT OF 2015; PROVIDING FOR CONSIDERATION OF THE BILL 
 (H.R. 3461) TO APPROVE THE JOINT COMPREHENSIVE PLAN OF ACTION, SIGNED 
 AT VIENNA ON JULY 14, 2015, RELATING TO THE NUCLEAR PROGRAM OF IRAN; 
  AND PROVIDING FOR CONSIDERATION OF THE BILL (H.R. 3460) TO SUSPEND 
   UNTIL JANUARY 21, 2017, THE AUTHORITY OF THE PRESIDENT TO WAIVE, 
     SUSPEND, REDUCE, PROVIDE RELIEF FROM, OR OTHERWISE LIMIT THE 
   APPLICATION OF SANCTIONS PURSUANT TO AN AGREEMENT RELATED TO THE 
                        NUCLEAR PROGRAM OF IRAN

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 September 9, 2015.--Referred to the House Calendar and ordered to be 
                                printed

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

                              R E P O R T

                       [To accompany H. Res. 412]

    The Committee on Rules, having had under consideration 
House Resolution 412, by a record vote of 9 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. Res. 411, 
finding that the President has not complied with section 2 of 
the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015, under a closed 
rule. The resolution provides two hours of debate equally 
divided and controlled by the chair of the Committee on Foreign 
Affairs and the Minority Leader or their respective designees. 
The resolution waives all points of order against consideration 
of the resolution. The resolution provides that the resolution 
shall be considered as read and shall not be subject to a 
demand for division of the question.
    Section 2 of the resolution provides for consideration of 
H.R. 3461, to approve the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, 
signed at Vienna on July 14, 2015, relating to the nuclear 
program of Iran, under a closed rule. The resolution provides 
three hours of debate equally divided and controlled by the 
chair of the Committee on Foreign Affairs and the Minority 
Leader or their respective designees. 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 3 of the resolution provides for consideration of 
H.R. 3460, to suspend until January 21, 2017, the authority of 
the President to waive, suspend, reduce, provide relief from, 
or otherwise limit the application of sanctions pursuant to an 
agreement related to the nuclear program of Iran, under a 
closed rule. The resolution provides two hours of debate, with 
30 minutes controlled by the chair of the Committee on Foreign 
Affairs or his designee, 30 minutes controlled by the chair of 
the Committee on Ways and Means or his designee, and one hour 
controlled by the Minority Leader or her designee. 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.

                         EXPLANATION OF WAIVERS

    Although the resolution waives all points of order against 
consideration of H. Res. 411, 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. 3461 includes a waiver of the following:
     Clause 9 of rule XXI, which requires a list of all 
earmarks, limited tax benefits, or limited tariff benefits 
contained in the measure, or a certification that the measure 
does not contain any of those items. It is important to note 
that the Committees on Foreign Affairs, Ways and Means, 
Financial Services, the Judiciary, and Oversight and Government 
Reform intend to file the required earmark statements tomorrow, 
prior to floor consideration of the bill.
     Clause 11 of rule XXI, prohibiting the 
consideration of a bill or joint resolution which has not been 
reported by a committee until the third calendar day on which 
such measure has been available to Members, Delegates, and the 
Resident Commissioner.
    Although the resolution waives all points of order against 
provisions in H.R. 3461, 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. 3460 includes a waiver of clause 9 of rule XXI, which 
requires a list of all earmarks, limited tax benefits, or 
limited tariff benefits contained in the measure, or a 
certification that the measure does not contain any of those 
items. It is important to note that the Committees on Foreign 
Affairs, Ways and Means, Financial Services, the Judiciary, and 
Oversight and Government Reform intend to file the required 
earmark statements tomorrow, prior to floor consideration of 
the bill.
    Although the resolution waives all points of order against 
provisions in H.R. 3460, 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. 97

    Motion by Rep. Byrne to strike section 4 of the rule. 
Adopted:
9-4

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                Majority Members                      Vote               Minority Members               Vote
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Ms. Foxx........................................          Yea   Ms. Slaughter.....................          Nay
Mr. Cole........................................          Yea   Mr. McGovern......................          Nay
Mr. Woodall.....................................          Yea   Mr. Hastings of Florida...........          Nay
Mr. Burgess.....................................          Yea   Mr. Polis.........................          Nay
Mr. Stivers.....................................          Yea
Mr. Collins.....................................          Yea
Mr. Byrne.......................................          Yea
Mr. Newhouse....................................          Yea
Mr. Sessions, Chairman..........................          Yea
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Rules Committee record vote No. 98

    Motion by Ms. Foxx to report the rule. Adopted: 9-4

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