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114th Congress    }                                     {       Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 2d Session       }                                     {      114-846

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PROVIDING FOR CONSIDERATION OF THE BILL (H.R. 5143) TO PROVIDE GREATER 
  TRANSPARENCY AND CONGRESSIONAL OVERSIGHT OF INTERNATIONAL INSURANCE 
  STANDARDS SETTING PROCESSES, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES; PROVIDING FOR 
PROCEEDINGS DURING THE PERIOD FROM DECEMBER 9, 2016, THROUGH JANUARY 3, 
 2017; AND PROVIDING FOR CONSIDERATION OF MOTIONS TO SUSPEND THE RULES

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  December 6, 2016.--Referred to the House Calendar and ordered to be 
                                printed

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

                              R E P O R T

                       [To accompany H. Res. 944]

    The Committee on Rules, having had under consideration 
House Resolution 944, by a record vote of 6 to 2, 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. 5143, the 
Transparent Insurance Standards Act of 2016, under a structured 
rule. The resolution provides one hour of debate equally 
divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member 
of the Committee on Financial Services. 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-
68 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 makes in order only the further amendment printed in 
this report, if offered by the Member designated in this 
report, which shall be considered as read, shall be debatable 
for the time specified in this report equally divided and 
controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be 
subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for 
division of the question. The resolution waives all points of 
order against the amendment printed in this report. The 
resolution provides one motion to recommit with or without 
instructions.
    Section 2 of the resolution provides that on any 
legislative day after December 8, 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 3 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 2.
    Section 4 of the resolution provides that each day during 
the period addressed by section 2 of the resolution shall not 
constitute calendar days for the purposes of section 7 of the 
War Powers Resolution (50 U.S.C. 1546).
    Section 5 of the resolution provides that each day during 
the period addressed by section 2 of the resolution shall not 
constitute a legislative day for purposes of clause 7 of rule 
XIII (resolutions of inquiry).
    Section 6 of the resolution provides that it shall be in 
order at any time on the legislative day of December 8, 2016, 
for the Speaker to entertain motions that the House suspend the 
rules and that the Speaker or his designee shall consult with 
the Minority Leader or her designee on the designation of any 
matter for consideration pursuant to this section.

                         EXPLANATION OF WAIVERS

    The waiver of all points of order against consideration of 
the bill includes a waiver of the following:
           Section 303 of the Congressional Budget Act, 
        which prohibits consideration of legislation, providing 
        a change in revenues for a fiscal year until the budget 
        resolution for that year has been agreed to;
           Section 311 of the Congressional Budget Act, 
        which prohibits consideration of legislation 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. While the waivers are 
        necessary, the amendment in the nature of a substitute 
        is deficient neutral; 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. The 
        waiver is provided because the submission provided by 
        the Committee on Financial Services 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 the bill, as amended, 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 
the amendment printed in this report, 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. 219

    Motion by Ms. Foxx to report the rule. Adopted: 6-2

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                Majority Members                      Vote               Minority Members               Vote
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Ms. Foxx........................................          Yea   Ms. Slaughter.....................  ............
Mr. Cole........................................          Yea   Mr. McGovern......................          Nay
Mr. Woodall.....................................          Yea   Mr. Hastings of Florida...........          Nay
Mr. Burgess.....................................          Yea   Mr. Polis.........................  ............
Mr. Stivers.....................................  ............
Mr. Collins.....................................  ............
Mr. Byrne.......................................          Yea
Mr. Newhouse....................................  ............
Mr. Sessions, Chairman..........................          Yea
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                 SUMMARY OF THE AMENDMENT MADE IN ORDER

    1. DeSantis (FL): Adds an additional requirement that the 
international agreement must be written in plain writing, as 
defined by the Plain Writing Act of 2010. (10 minutes)

                    TEXT OF AMENDMENT MADE IN ORDER

1. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative DeSantis of Florida or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 4, line 11, before the period insert the following: 
``and that any such final standard is composed in plain writing 
(as such term is defined in section 3 of the Plain Writing Act 
of 2010 (5 U.S.C. 301 note))''.

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