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114th Congress   }                                       {     Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 1st Session     }                                       {     114-378
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 PROVIDING FOR CONSIDERATION OF THE CONFERENCE REPORT TO ACCOMPANY THE 
BILL (H.R. 644) TO REAUTHORIZE TRADE FACILITATION AND TRADE ENFORCEMENT 
  FUNCTIONS AND ACTIVITIES, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES, AND PROVIDING FOR 
 CONSIDERATION OF THE SENATE AMENDMENTS TO THE BILL (H.R. 2250) MAKING 
 APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE LEGISLATIVE BRANCH FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING 
               SEPTEMBER 30, 2016, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

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 December 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. 560]

    The Committee on Rules, having had under consideration 
House Resolution 560, 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 the conference 
report to accompany H.R. 644, the Trade Facilitation and Trade 
Enforcement Act of 2015. The resolution provides that the 
conference report shall be considered as read. The resolution 
waives all points of order against the conference report and 
against its consideration. The resolution provides that the 
previous question shall be considered as ordered without 
intervention of any motion except one hour of debate and one 
motion to recommit if applicable. Debate on the conference 
report is divided pursuant to clause 8(d) of rule XXII.
    Section 2 of the resolution provides for the consideration 
of the Senate amendments to H.R. 2250, the Legislative Branch 
Appropriations Act, 2016. The resolution makes in order a 
single motion offered by the chair of the Committee on 
Appropriations or his designee that the House concur in the 
Senate amendments to H.R. 2250. The resolution waives all 
points of order against consideration of the motion and 
provides that it is not subject to a demand for division of the 
question. The resolution provides that the Senate amendments 
and the motion shall be considered as read. The resolution 
provides one hour of debate on the motion equally divided and 
controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the 
Committee on Appropriations.

                         EXPLANATION OF WAIVERS

    The waiver of all points of order against the conference 
report to accompany H.R. 644 and its consideration 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 while the 
        waiver is necessary the Chair of the Committee on Ways 
        and Means has submitted a statement for the record 
        stating that the conference report does not contain 
        earmarks, limited tax benefits or limited tariff 
        benefits; and
           Clause 9 of rule XXII, which prohibits the 
        inclusion of matter in a conference report not 
        committed to the conference by either House.
    The waiver of all points of order against the motion to 
concur in the Senate amendments to H.R. 2250 includes a waiver 
of the following:
           Section 302(f) of the Congressional Budget 
        Act, which prohibits consideration of legislation 
        providing new budget authority in excess of a 302(a) 
        allocation of such authority;
           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
           Section 311 of the Congressional Budget Act 
        of 1974, prohibiting consideration of legislation that 
        would cause the level of total new budget authority for 
        the first fiscal year to be exceeded, or 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.

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