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114th Congress     }                                 {         Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 2d Session        }                                 {         114-593
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 PROVIDING FOR CONSIDERATION OF THE BILL (S. 2012) TO PROVIDE FOR THE 
MODERNIZATION OF THE ENERGY POLICY OF THE UNITED STATES, AND FOR OTHER 
PURPOSES; PROVIDING FOR CONSIDERATION OF THE BILL (H.R. 5233) TO REPEAL 
THE LOCAL BUDGET AUTONOMY AMENDMENT ACT OF 2012, TO AMEND THE DISTRICT 
   OF COLUMBIA HOME RULE ACT TO CLARIFY THE RESPECTIVE ROLES OF THE 
  DISTRICT GOVERNMENT AND CONGRESS IN THE LOCAL BUDGET PROCESS OF THE 
    DISTRICT GOVERNMENT, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES; AND PROVIDING FOR 
 PROCEEDINGS DURING THE PERIOD FROM MAY 27, 2016, THROUGH JUNE 6, 2016

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May 24, 2016.--Referred to the House Calendar and ordered to be printed

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

                              R E P O R T

                       [To accompany H. Res. 744]

    The Committee on Rules, having had under consideration 
House Resolution 744, 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 S. 2012, the 
Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2016, under a closed rule. 
The resolution provides one hour of debate equally divided 
among and controlled by the chairs and ranking minority members 
of the Committee on Energy and Commerce and the Committee on 
Natural Resources. 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 114-55 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 
commit with or without instructions.
    Section 2 of the resolution provides that if S. 2012, as 
amended, is passed, then it shall be in order for the chair of 
the Committee on Energy and Commerce or his designee to move 
that the House insist on its amendment to S. 2012 and request a 
conference with the Senate thereon.
    Section 3 of the resolution provides for consideration of 
H.R. 5233, the Clarifying Congressional Intent in Providing for 
DC Home Rule Act of 2016, 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 
Oversight and Government Reform. The resolution waives all 
points of order against consideration of the bill and provides 
that it shall be considered as read. The resolution waives all 
points of order against provisions in the bill. The resolution 
provides for one motion to recommit.
    Section 4 of the resolution provides that on any 
legislative day during the period from May 27, 2016, through 
June 6, 2016: the Journal of the proceedings of the previous 
day shall be considered as approved; and the Chair may at any 
time declare the House adjourned to meet at a date and time to 
be announced by the Chair in declaring the adjournment.
    Section 5 of the resolution provides that the Speaker may 
appoint Members to perform the duties of the Chair for the 
duration of the period addressed by section 4 of the resolution 
as though under clause 8(a) of rule I.

                         EXPLANATION OF WAIVERS

    Although the resolution waives all points of order against 
consideration of S. 2012, the Committee is not aware of any 
points of order. The waiver is prophylactic in nature.
    Although the resolution waives all points of order against 
provisions in S. 2012, 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. 5233 includes a waiver 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. The waiver is provided 
because the submission provided by the Committee on Oversight 
and Government Reform 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.
    Although the resolution waives all points of order against 
provisions in H.R. 5233, 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. 177

    Motion by Ms. Slaughter to make in order and provide the 
appropriate waivers for amendment #1, offered by Rep. Norton 
(DC), which grants the District of Columbia budget autonomy by 
act of Congress. Defeated: 4-6

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                Majority Members                      Vote               Minority Members               Vote
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Ms. Foxx........................................          Nay   Ms. Slaughter.....................          Yea
Mr. Cole........................................  ............  Mr. McGovern......................          Yea
Mr. Woodall.....................................          Nay   Mr. Hastings of Florida...........          Yea
Mr. Burgess.....................................          Nay   Mr. Polis.........................          Yea
Mr. Stivers.....................................          Nay
Mr. Collins.....................................  ............
Mr. Byrne.......................................          Nay
Mr. Newhouse....................................  ............
Mr. Sessions, Chairman..........................          Nay
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Rules Committee record vote No. 178

    Motion by Mr. McGovern to report an open rule for H.R. 5233 
and provide an open process for consideration of S. 2012. 
Defeated: 4-6

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