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114th Congress }                                              { Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 2d Session    }                                              { 114-905

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  SURVEY OF ACTIVITIES OF THE HOUSE COMMITTEE ON RULES FOR THE 114TH 
                                CONGRESS

                                _______
                                

January 2, 2017.--Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the 
              State of the Union and ordered to be printed

                                _______
                                

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

                              R E P O R T

                             together with

                             MINORITY VIEWS

    Pursuant to clause 1(d) of rule XI of the Rules of the 
House of Representatives, the Committee on Rules transmits 
herewith its Survey of Activities for the 114th Congress.

    I. HISTORY, FUNCTION, AND ORGANIZATION OF THE COMMITTEE ON RULES


                            A. Introduction

    In the 114th Congress, the Committee on Rules has retained 
its traditional structure and purpose in the House of 
Representatives. Its size and super majority party ratio remain 
the same as it has in previous Congresses under both Republican 
and Democratic control. Its central function continues to be 
setting the conditions under which major legislation is 
considered on the House floor, including the terms of debate 
and the consideration of amendments.
    The Committee has been described by various scholars and 
Members as a ``legislative traffic cop,'' ``gatekeeper,'' 
``field commander,'' as well as ``the Speaker's Committee.'' 
All of these terms underscore the critical role the Committee 
plays in the conduct of legislative business in the House. 
While the primary responsibility of the Committee is to be the 
scheduling arm of the majority leadership, it also exercises 
``original jurisdiction'' over the rules of the House, joint 
rules of the House and Senate, the order of business in the 
House, and the budget process. Although the principal purpose 
of this report is to summarize the activities of the Rules 
Committee during the 114th Congress, its secondary purpose is 
to view these activities in the context of the evolution of the 
Committee and the House of Representatives since the First 
Congress in 1789.

                        B. History and Function

     The history of the Committee on Rules roughly parallels 
the evolution of the House over the past 225 years. The first 
Rules Committee was established as a select committee of the 
House on the second day of the First Congress, April 2, 1789, 
pursuant to the Constitutional mandate in Article I, section 5, 
clause 2 that, ``Each House may determine the rules of its 
proceedings...''. The House order creating the Committee stated 
that ``a committee be appointed to prepare and report such 
standing rules and order of proceeding as may be proper to be 
observed in this House...''.
    The Members serving on the Rules Committee have included 
some of the most prominent Members of the House. Of the first 
11 Members on the Committee, several were Founding Fathers of 
the nation. These included: (1) Representative James Madison of 
Virginia, the ``Father of the Constitution'' and future 
President of the United States; (2) Representative Roger 
Sherman of Connecticut, the only one of the Founding Fathers to 
help prepare and sign all four of the most important documents 
of the early nation: the Articles of Association, the Articles 
of Confederation, the Declaration of Independence, and the 
Constitution; (3) Representative Elias Boudinot of New Jersey, 
President of the Continental Congress from November 1782 to 
November 1783; and (4) Representative Elbridge Gerry of 
Massachusetts, a future Vice President of the United States and 
a signer of both the Declaration of Independence and the 
Articles of Confederation.
    Five days after its appointment, the first Select Committee 
on Rules reported back a set of four rules promulgating (1) the 
duties of the Speaker, (2) decorum and debate, (3) the 
disposition of bills, and (4) the operations of the Committee 
of the Whole. Six days later, on April 13th, the Select 
Committee reported an additional eight rules dealing with such 
matters as the service of Members on committees, Members' 
attendance during floor proceedings, the creation of a standing 
Committee on Elections, the duties of the Clerk, and the duties 
of the Sergeant at Arms. Following the adoption of these rules 
by the House, the Select Committee was dissolved.
    During the first 90 years of the House, this pattern 
continued. At the beginning of a Congress the House would 
establish a Select Committee on Rules, which would report any 
recommended revisions in the standing rules of the House from 
those of the previous, and then dissolve. In some Congresses, 
the House did not appoint a Select Committee on Rules, and 
operated under the rules recommended by the Committee and 
adopted in the preceding Congress.
    Although in its early years the House relied primarily on 
select committees to draft legislation, by the mid-nineteenth 
century this system evolved to include 34 standing committees, 
which assumed such responsibilities. The House briefly 
converted the Rules Committee into a standing committee between 
1849 and 1853. In 1880, the House permanently converted the 
Rules Committee into a standing committee chaired by the 
Speaker of the House. It was this Speaker-Chair position, 
combined with the newly-emerging role of the Committee to 
report rules managing consideration of legislation on the 
floor, that cement the Committee's place in legislative 
history.
    In 1883, the modern Rules Committee began to emerge when 
the House upheld the right of the Committee to issue ``special 
orders of business'' or ``special rules'' providing for the 
consideration of legislation from other committees. By 1890, 
this new role was accepted as the exclusive prerogative of the 
Rules Committee.
    Special rules, which were and are House resolutions, also 
known as simple resolutions reported from the Rules Committee, 
were important because they only required a majority vote of 
the House to provide for the consideration of bills out of the 
order in which they appeared on the floor Calendar. This is 
notable because, until the use of special rules, a two-thirds 
vote was required to suspend the rules and consider a bill out 
of order. A simple majority could now accomplish what 
previously required a super-majority. Special rules gained 
importance because they gave the House flexibility in its 
legislative agenda, which in turn, allowed for House leadership 
to respond to changing judgments about the nation's needs at 
any given time.
    The individual most responsible for recognizing and 
utilizing the full potential of the combined powers of the 
Speaker and Rules Committee chair was Representative Thomas 
Brackett Reed of Maine, who served in those two roles between 
1889-91 and l895-99. Not only did he use his authority as 
Speaker to make rulings from the Chair that outlawed certain 
dilatory and obstructionist tactics on the House floor, but 
also proceeded to codify these rulings, known as ``Reed's 
Rules,'' in the standing rules of the House through his 
capacity as Rules Committee chair. Speaker Reed also made 
regular use of the Rules Committee to report special rules, 
enabling him to schedule bills to be considered on the floor 
when he wished and under his terms of debate and amendment.
    It was not until 1910 that this powerful Speaker-Chair 
combination was broken up by a revolt against Speaker Joseph 
Cannon of Illinois, who had served as Speaker and Rules 
Committee chair since 1903. A group of progressive Republican 
insurgents joined with the Democratic minority to bypass the 
Rules Committee and directly amend the House Rules from the 
floor. When Speaker Cannon upheld a point of order that only 
the Rules Committee could recommend changes in House Rules, the 
group voted to overturn the ruling. They were then able to 
amend the rules of the House, stripping the Speaker of his 
chairmanship and membership on the Rules Committee, as well as 
his power to appoint Members to the Committee. They also voted 
to enlarge the Committee from five to 10 Members, elected by 
the House. The following year, the new Democratic majority in 
the House completed the revolution by taking away the Speaker's 
power to appoint Members to all the other committees of the 
House. Since then, the House has elected all Members of 
standing committees.
    This revolt had far-reaching and long-lasting consequences. 
The standing committees became independent power centers, no 
longer directly accountable to the Speaker. While the Rules 
Committee continued to serve as the scheduling arm of the 
Leadership, it illustrated its independence when reaction set 
in against the New Deal in 1937. From that time until 1961, the 
Committee was dominated by a conservative coalition of Southern 
Democrats and Republicans who would sometimes refuse to report 
rules on bills the majority leadership wanted on the floor, or 
would only report such rules under their terms and timing. A 
successful effort by Speaker Sam Rayburn of Texas and President 
John F. Kennedy in 1961 to enlarge the Committee from 12 to 15 
Members, including two more liberal Democrats, did not resolve 
this problem. It was not until the mid-1970s, with a large 
influx of new Democrats, that the Rules Committee was fully 
restored as an arm of the majority leadership.
    This reform movement, with the emergence of more 
independent Members and the proliferation of semi-autonomous 
subcommittees furthered the decentralization of power in the 
House. This decentralization soon led to pressures to give the 
majority leadership, particularly the Speaker acting through 
the Rules Committee, more authority to direct the business of 
the House.
    In 1975, the Democratic Speaker was given authority under 
Caucus rules to appoint all Rules Committee Democrats, subject 
to Caucus ratification. In 1989, the Republican Conference gave 
the minority leader the same authority to appoint all Rules 
Committee Republicans. The slates of appointees recommended by 
both Leaders are still subject to approval by the whole House 
in the form of a simple resolution. This practice continues 
today. In the 114th Congress, all of the Republican Members 
were appointed to the Rules Committee through the adoption of 
H. Res. 6 and H. Res. 199. The Democratic Members of the 
Committee were appointed through the adoption of H. Res. 7. 
Overall, the Rules Committee continues its role of facilitating 
the deliberation and amendment of major legislation in the 
House.
    While the most high-profile role of the Rules Committee is 
to direct legislative traffic to the House floor, the Committee 
is also responsible for other important business. For instance, 
as part of its gate-keeping work, the Committee must help 
resolve jurisdictional disputes between other standing 
committees. As is often the case, committees will report 
legislation with amendments that impact the jurisdiction of 
other committees. When legislation with such cross-
jurisdictional language comes to the Rules Committee, the 
Committee must resolve these disputes to ensure that 
legislation reaches the floor without controversy between House 
committees.
    Finally, with the aid of the Office of the Parliamentarian, 
the Committee plays a role in ensuring compliance with the 
House Rules. Authorizing and appropriating committees often 
seek guidance in how to conduct their oversight and legislative 
responsibilities in accordance with the Rules, and when 
questions arise regarding the propriety of certain courses of 
action, they turn to the Rules Committee or the Parliamentarian 
for the answer.
    Overall, and notwithstanding changes in majority control, 
the Rules Committee continues its role of facilitating the 
deliberation and amending of legislation in the House.

          C. Committee Organization During the 114th Congress

    At the beginning of the 94th Congress, the Committee 
membership was increased from 15 Members (10 Democrats and five 
Republicans) to 16 Members (11 Democrats and five Republicans). 
This ratio remained until the 98th Congress, when the 
membership was reduced to 13 Members (nine Democrats and four 
Republicans). The membership has remained at 13 for the 114th 
Congress. The ratio of majority party Members to minority party 
Members also has remained the same. As in the 112th and 113th 
Congresses, Republicans are currently serving in the majority, 
with Democrats in the minority. During the 110th and 111th 
Congresses, Democrats were in the majority.
    Nine of the 13 Members of the Rules Committee served on the 
Committee during the 113th Congress. The returning Republican 
Representatives are Pete Sessions of Texas, Virginia Foxx of 
North Carolina, Tom Cole of Oklahoma, Rob Woodall of Georgia, 
and Michael C. Burgess of Texas. The new Republican 
Representatives appointed to serve on the Rules Committee for 
the 114th Congress are Steve Stivers of Ohio, Doug Collins of 
Georgia, Bradley Byrne of Alabama, and Dan Newhouse of 
Washington. The returning Democratic Representatives are Louise 
McIntosh Slaughter of New York, James P. McGovern of 
Massachusetts, Alcee L. Hastings of Florida, and Jared Polis of 
Colorado.
    The Committee held its organizational meeting on January 7, 
2015. Chair Pete Sessions of Texas opened the meeting, welcomed 
members, and introduced new members.
    Ms. Foxx offered a motion that the Rules Committee adopt 
the proposed Committee rules for the 114th Congress. Chair 
Sessions announced that the proposed Committee rules would be 
considered as read and open for amendment at any point. The 
Chair explained that the proposal called for the adoption of 
the Committee's rules from the 113th Congress with the 
following changes: (1) updating the ``truth-in-testimony'' 
requirements for nongovernmental witnesses to include payments 
or contracts from foreign governments in the required 
disclosure and (2) additional technical changes to conform 
rules to a longstanding committee practice. Five amendments 
were considered by record votes. Amendment #1, offered by Mr. 
McGovern, would require that our committee reports accompanying 
each special rule contain a running tally of emergency 
meetings, and a running tally of how many closed rules have 
been reported during the current Congress, and failed by record 
vote of 4-7. Amendment #2, also offered by Mr. McGovern, would 
require that committee reports accompanying each special rule 
contain a running tally of how many times the Committee has 
waived the germaneness, CUTGO, and 3-day rules for proposals by 
the Majority and Minority, and failed by record vote of 4-7. 
Amendment #3, offered by Mr. Hastings, would require notice to 
each member of the House when the Committee anticipates 
reporting a closed rule, just as the Committee does for 
preprinting rules and structured rules, and failed by record 
vote of 4-7. Amendment #4, offered by Mr. Polis, would prohibit 
the Rules Committee from reporting a rule for a bill that 
addresses more than one issue, or make in order a manager's 
amendment that addresses more than one issue, and failed by 
record vote of 4-7. Amendment #5, offered by Mr. Polis, would 
require that any bill or substitute amendment considered by the 
Committee be accompanied by a cost estimate from CBO, and that 
the estimate not reflect macroeconomic effects, and failed by 
record vote of 4-7. The motion by Ms. Foxx to adopt the 
Committee rules for the 114th Congress was adopted by record 
vote of 7-4.
    Pursuant to clause 2(d) of rule XI of the Rules of the 
House, Chair Sessions designated Virginia Foxx as the Vice 
Chair of the Rules Committee to act on the Chair's behalf 
during a temporary absence of the Chair.
    Ms. Foxx offered a motion that pursuant to rule 5(c) of the 
Committee on Rules, the Subcommittee on Rules and Organization 
of the House and the Subcommittee on Legislative and Budget 
Process would each be composed of five majority and two 
minority Members, identical to the ratio used in recent 
Congresses. Ms. Foxx's motion was adopted by voice vote. Chair 
Sessions asked unanimous consent that any appointments to the 
subcommittees be postponed until the chair and ranking member 
had time to consult with members and each other.
    Finally, the majority and minority staff of the Committee 
on Rules was approved and the committee staff was authorized to 
make technical and conforming changes to rules reported by the 
Committee for the duration of the 114th Congress.
    On July 7, 2015, Chair Sessions appointed Mr. Stivers as 
Chair of the Subcommittee on Rules and Organization of the 
House and Mr. Woodall as Chair of the Subcommittee on 
Legislative and Budget Process. Chair Sessions also appointed 
the majority and minority Members to the two subcommittees as 
follows:
    Subcommittee on Rules and Organization of the House: Mr. 
Stivers (Chair), Mr. Collins, Mr. Byrne, Mr. Newhouse, Mr. 
Sessions, Ms. Slaughter (Ranking Member), and Mr. McGovern.
    Subcommittee on Legislative and Budget Process: Mr. Woodall 
(Chair), Ms. Foxx, Mr. Burgess, Mr. Byrne, Mr. Newhouse, Mr. 
Hastings (Ranking Member), and Mr. Polis.

          D. Information Transparency for the Rules Committee

    Due to its unique role in the legislative process, the 
Committee on Rules has traditionally assumed the role as the 
portal through which Members and the public access major 
legislation in the House. Whether it is early access to 
legislation or conference reports, or the text of amendments 
submitted to the Committee or made in order for the floor, the 
Rules Committee has always served as the central repository for 
those documents.
    H. Res. 5 of the 112th Congress dictated the establishment 
of an official central location for the posting of electronic 
legislative documents. This electronic repository was launched 
at docs.house.gov on January 13, 2012 (beginning of the 112th 
Congress, Second Session). Along with the Majority Leader's 
office, the Committee on Rules still maintains its data.
    The Committee's focus of emphasizing transparency can 
further be seen on the Rules Committee website 
(www.rules.house.gov). The ability to follow legislation and 
amendments through the Committee's internal process to the 
House floor can be done so with more ease and detail. Among the 
new features for the site--
     Enhanced search functionality, including the 
ability to filter results by bill type, rule type, manager, 
congress, and committee of jurisdiction;
      A more accessible homepage, featuring active 
bills pending with the Committee or on the House floor, access 
to the new search features, and a log of the most recent 
meeting announcements, amendment processes for specific bills, 
and press releases;
    An ability to sort amendments submitted to 
individual bills by attributes including sponsor name, 
amendment number, status, or version; and
     A comprehensive legislation landing page, which 
lists all bills considered in the Committee, with ``at-a-
glance'' information including hearing date and time, amendment 
process, managers when assigned, and status of the bill through 
the committee and House floor process.
    Additionally, the website also maintains links to much of 
the historical and educational material that Members, staff, 
citizens, and academics find useful in understanding the 
legislative process in the House. Accordingly, throughout this 
Congress, the Committee's website has averaged over 91,000 hits 
per month with visitors from over 175 countries.
    The Committee continues to update and modernize those 
materials and plans on adding more in the months to come.
    In addition to the Committee's public website, the 
Committee also operates the Committee on Rules Electronic 
Database (CORED), an internal tracking and workflow system. 
Originally developed in the 109th Congress as a statistical 
repository, majorities of both parties have made significant 
investments to turn it into the backbone of the Committee's 
operation it is today.
    This system serves as the interface through which Member 
offices submit amendments to the Committee. Once submitted, 
CORED allows the Committee to quickly process amendments, as 
well as track them throughout the Rules Committee process. 
Ultimately, CORED is responsible for producing the templates of 
each resolution and report needed for filing with the House. 
CORED also streamlines the posting of amendments and other 
information on the Committee's public website. CORED allows the 
Committee to simultaneously increase its efficiency and improve 
its transparency by closely linking the production of committee 
work product to its public disclosure responsibilities.

       E. Rules of the Committee on Rules for the 114th Congress


                      Rule 1.--General Provisions

  (a) The Rules of the House are the rules of the Committee and its 
subcommittees so far as applicable, except that a motion to recess from 
day to day, and a motion to dispense with the first reading (in full) 
of a bill or resolution, if printed copies are available, are non-
debatable privileged motions in the Committee. A proposed investigative 
or oversight report shall be considered as read if it has been 
available to the members of the Committee for at least 24 hours 
(excluding Saturdays, Sundays, or legal holidays except when the House 
is in session on such day).
  (b) Each subcommittee is a part of the Committee, and is subject to 
the authority and direction of the Committee and to its rules so far as 
applicable.
  (c) The provisions of clause 2 of rule XI of the Rules of the House 
are incorporated by reference as the rules of the Committee to the 
extent applicable.
  (d) The Committee's rules shall be published in the Congressional 
Record not later than 30 days after the Committee is elected in each 
odd-numbered year.

           Rule 2.--Regular, Additional, and Special Meetings

                            regular meetings

  (a)(1) The Committee shall regularly meet at 5:00 p.m. on the first 
day on which votes are scheduled of each week when the House is in 
session.
  (2) A regular meeting of the Committee may be dispensed with if, in 
the judgment of the Chairman of the Committee (hereafter in these rules 
referred to as the ``Chair''), there is no need for the meeting.
  (3) Additional regular meetings and hearings of the Committee may be 
called by the Chair.

                      notice for regular meetings

  (b) The Chair shall notify in electronic or written form each member 
of the Committee of the agenda of each regular meeting of the Committee 
at least 48 hours before the time of the meeting and shall provide to 
each member of the Committee, at least 24 hours before the time of each 
regular meeting:
          (1) for each bill or resolution scheduled on the agenda for 
        consideration of a rule, a copy of--
                  (A) the bill or resolution;
                  (B) any committee reports thereon; and
                  (C) any available letter requesting a rule for the 
                bill or resolution; and
          (2) for each other bill, resolution, report, or other matter 
        on the agenda a copy of--
                  (A) the bill, resolution, report, or materials 
                relating to the other matter in question; and
                  (B) any report on the bill, resolution, report, or 
                any other matter made by any subcommittee of the 
                Committee.

                           emergency meetings

  (c)(1) The Chair may call an emergency meeting of the Committee at 
any time on any measure or matter which the Chair determines to be of 
an emergency nature; provided, however, that the Chair has made an 
effort to consult the ranking minority member, or, in such member's 
absence, the next ranking minority party member of the Committee.
  (2) As soon as possible after calling an emergency meeting of the 
Committee, the Chair shall notify each member of the Committee of the 
time and location of the meeting.
  (3) To the extent feasible, the notice provided under paragraph (2) 
shall include the agenda for the emergency meeting and copies of 
available materials which would otherwise have been provided under 
subsection (b) if the emergency meeting was a regular meeting.

                            special meetings

  (d) Special meetings shall be called and convened as provided in 
clause 2(c)(2) of rule XI of the Rules of the House.

                Rule 3.--Meeting and Hearing Procedures

                               in general

  (a)(1) Meetings and hearings of the Committee shall be called to 
order and presided over by the Chair or, in the Chair's absence, by the 
member designated by the Chair as the Vice Chair of the Committee, or 
by the ranking majority member of the Committee present as Acting 
Chair.
  (2) Meetings and hearings of the Committee shall be open to the 
public unless closed in accordance with clause 2(g) of rule XI of the 
Rules of the House of Representatives.
  (3) Any meeting or hearing of the Committee that is open to the 
public shall be open to coverage by television, radio, and still 
photography in accordance with the provisions of clause 4 of rule XI of 
the Rules of the House (which are incorporated by reference as part of 
these rules).
  (4) Before a motion to report a rule is offered, a copy of the 
language recommended shall be furnished to each member of the 
Committee.

                                 quorum

  (b)(1) For the purpose of hearing testimony on requests for rules, 
five members of the Committee shall constitute a quorum.
  (2) For the purpose of taking testimony and receiving evidence on 
measures or matters of original jurisdiction before the Committee, 
three members of the Committee shall constitute a quorum.
  (3) A majority of the members of the Committee shall constitute a 
quorum for the purposes of: reporting any measure or matter; 
authorizing a subpoena; closing a meeting or hearing pursuant to clause 
2(g) of rule XI of the Rules of the House (except as provided in clause 
2(g)(2)(A) and (B)); or taking any other action.

                                 voting

  (c)(1) No vote may be conducted on any measure or motion pending 
before the Committee unless a majority of the members of the Committee 
is actually present for such purpose.
  (2) A record vote of the Committee shall be provided on any question 
before the Committee upon the request of any member.
  (3) No vote by any member of the Committee on any measure or matter 
may be cast by proxy.
  (4) A record of the vote of each member of the Committee on each 
record vote on any measure or matter before the Committee shall be made 
publicly available in electronic form within 48 hours, and with respect 
to any record vote on any motion to amend or report, shall be included 
in the report of the Committee showing the total number of votes cast 
for and against and the names of those members voting for and against.

                           hearing procedures

  (d)(1) With regard to hearings on matters of original jurisdiction, 
to the greatest extent practicable:
          (A) each witness who is to appear before the Committee shall 
        file with the Committee at least 24 hours in advance of the 
        appearance a statement of proposed testimony in written and 
        electronic form and shall limit the oral presentation to the 
        Committee to a brief summary thereof; and
          (B) In the case of a witness appearing in a nongovernmental 
        capacity, a written statement of proposed testimony shall 
        include a curriculum vitae and a disclosure of any Federal 
        grants or contracts, or contracts or payments originating with 
        a foreign government, received during the current calendar year 
        or either of the two previous calendar years by the witness or 
        by an entity represented by the witness and related to the 
        subject matter of the hearing.
          (C) The disclosure referred to in subdivision (B) shall 
        include--
                  (i) the amount and country of origin of any payment 
                or contract related to the subject matter of the 
                hearing originating with a foreign government.
                  (ii) the amount and country of origin of any payment 
                or contract related to the subject matter of the 
                hearing originating with a foreign government.
          (D) Such statements, with appropriate redactions to protect 
        the privacy or security of the witness, shall be made publicly 
        available in electronic form not later than one day after the 
        witness appears.
  (2) The five-minute rule shall be observed in the interrogation of 
each witness before the Committee until each member of the Committee 
has had an opportunity to question the witness.
  (3) The provisions of clause 2(k) of rule XI of the Rules of the 
House shall apply to any hearing conducted by the Committee.

                          subpoenas and oaths

  (e)(1) Pursuant to clause 2(m) of rule XI of the Rules of the House 
of Representatives, a subpoena may be authorized and issued by the 
Committee or a subcommittee in the conduct of any investigation or 
series of investigations or activities, only when authorized by a 
majority of the members voting, a majority being present.
  (2) The Chair may authorize and issue subpoenas under such clause 
during any period in which the House has adjourned for a period of 
longer than three days.
  (3) Authorized subpoenas shall be signed by the Chair or by any 
member designated by the Committee, and may be served by any person 
designated by the Chair or such member.
  (4) The Chair, or any member of the Committee designated by the 
Chair, may administer oaths to witnesses before the Committee.

              Rule 4.--General Oversight Responsibilities

  (a) The Committee shall review and study, on a continuing basis, the 
application, administration, execution, and effectiveness of those 
laws, or parts of laws, the subject matter of which is within its 
jurisdiction.
  (b) Not later than February 15 of the first session of a Congress, 
the Committee shall meet in open session, with a quorum present, to 
adopt its oversight plans for that Congress for submission to the 
Committee on House Administration and the Committee on Government 
Reform, in accordance with the provisions of clause 2(d) of House rule 
X.

                         Rule 5.--Subcommittees

          establishment and responsibilities of subcommittees

  (a)(1) There shall be two subcommittees of the Committee as follows:
          (A) Subcommittee on Legislative and Budget Process, which 
        shall have general responsibility for measures or matters 
        related to relations between the Congress and the Executive 
        Branch.
          (B) Subcommittee on Rules and Organization of the House, 
        which shall have general responsibility for measures or matters 
        related to process and procedures of the House, relations 
        between the two Houses of Congress, relations between the 
        Congress and the Judiciary, and internal operations of the 
        House.
  (2) In addition, each such subcommittee shall have specific 
responsibility for such other measures or matters as the Chair refers 
to it.
  (3) Each subcommittee of the Committee shall review and study, on a 
continuing basis, the application, administration, execution, and 
effectiveness of those laws, or parts of laws, the subject matter of 
which is within its general responsibility.

           referral of measures and matters to subcommittees

  (b)(1) No special order providing for the consideration of any bill 
or resolution shall be referred to a subcommittee of the Committee.
  (2) The Chair shall refer to a subcommittee such measures or matters 
of original jurisdiction as the Chair deems appropriate given its 
jurisdiction and responsibilities.
  (3) All other measures or matters of original jurisdiction shall be 
subject to consideration by the full Committee.
  (4) In referring any measure or matter of original jurisdiction to a 
subcommittee, the Chair may specify a date by which the subcommittee 
shall report thereon to the Committee.
  (5) The Committee by motion may discharge a subcommittee from 
consideration of any measure or matter referred to a subcommittee of 
the Committee.

                      composition of subcommittees

  (c) The size and ratio of each subcommittee shall be determined by 
the Committee and members shall be elected to each subcommittee, and to 
the positions of chair and ranking minority member thereof, in 
accordance with the rules of the respective party caucuses. The Chair 
of the full committee may designate a member of the majority party on 
each subcommittee as its vice chair.

                   subcommittee meetings and hearings

  (d)(1) Each subcommittee of the Committee is authorized to meet, hold 
hearings, receive testimony, mark up legislation, and report to the 
full Committee on any measure or matter referred to it.
  (2) No subcommittee of the Committee may meet or hold a hearing at 
the same time as a meeting or hearing of the full Committee is being 
held.
  (3) The chair of each subcommittee shall schedule meetings and 
hearings of the subcommittee only after consultation with the Chair.

                                 quorum

  (e)(1) For the purpose of taking testimony, two members of the 
subcommittee shall constitute a quorum.
  (2) For all other purposes, a quorum shall consist of a majority of 
the members of a subcommittee.

                          effect of a vacancy

  (f) Any vacancy in the membership of a subcommittee shall not affect 
the power of the remaining members to execute the functions of the 
subcommittee.

                                records

  (g) Each subcommittee of the Committee shall provide the full 
Committee with copies of such records of votes taken in the 
subcommittee and such other records with respect to the subcommittee 
necessary for the Committee to comply with all rules and regulations of 
the House.

                             Rule 6.--Staff

                               in general

  (a)(1) Except as provided in paragraphs (2) and (3), the professional 
and other staff of the Committee shall be appointed, by the Chair, and 
shall work under the general supervision and direction of the Chair.
  (2) All professional, and other staff provided to the minority party 
members of the Committee shall be appointed, by the ranking minority 
member of the Committee, and shall work under the general supervision 
and direction of such member.
  (3) The appointment of all professional staff shall be subject to the 
approval of the Committee as provided by, and subject to the provisions 
of, clause 9 of rule X of the Rules of the House.

                            associate staff

  (b) Associate staff for members of the Committee may be appointed 
only at the discretion of the Chair (in consultation with the ranking 
minority member regarding any minority party associate staff), after 
taking into account any staff ceilings and budgetary constraints in 
effect at the time, and any terms, limits, or conditions established by 
the Committee on House Administration under clause 9 of rule X of the 
Rules of the House.

                           subcommittee staff

  (c) From funds made available for the appointment of staff, the Chair 
of the Committee shall, pursuant to clause 6(d) of rule X of the Rules 
of the House, ensure that sufficient staff is made available to each 
subcommittee to carry out its responsibilities under the rules of the 
Committee, and, after consultation with the ranking minority member of 
the Committee, that the minority party of the Committee is treated 
fairly in the appointment of such staff.

                         compensation of staff

  (d) The Chair shall fix the compensation of all professional and 
other staff of the Committee, after consultation with the ranking 
minority member regarding any minority party staff.

                         certification of staff

  (e)(1) To the extent any staff member of the Committee or any of its 
subcommittees does not work under the direct supervision and direction 
of the Chair, the member of the Committee who supervises and directs 
the staff member's work shall file with the Chief of Staff of the 
Committee (not later than the tenth day of each month) a certification 
regarding the staff member's work for that member for the preceding 
calendar month.
  (2) The certification required by paragraph (1) shall be in such form 
as the Chair may prescribe, shall identify each staff member by name, 
and shall state that the work engaged in by the staff member and the 
duties assigned to the staff member for the member of the Committee 
with respect to the month in question met the requirements of clause 9 
of rule X of the rules of the House.
  (3) Any certification of staff of the Committee, or any of its 
subcommittees, made by the Chair in compliance with any provision of 
law or regulation shall be made--
          (A) on the basis of the certifications filed under paragraph 
        (1) to the extent the staff is not under the Chair's 
        supervision and direction, and
          (B) on his own responsibility to the extent the staff is 
        under the Chair's direct supervision and direction.

               Rule 7.--Budget, Travel, Pay of Witnesses

                                 budget

  (a) The Chair, in consultation with other members of the Committee, 
shall prepare for each Congress a budget providing amounts for staff, 
necessary travel, investigation, and other expenses of the Committee 
and its subcommittees.

                                 travel

  (b)(1) The Chair may authorize travel for any member and any staff 
member of the Committee in connection with activities or subject 
matters under the general jurisdiction of the Committee. Before such 
authorization is granted, there shall be submitted to the Chair in 
writing the following:
          (A) The purpose of the travel.
          (B) The dates during which the travel is to occur.
          (C) The names of the States or countries to be visited and 
        the length of time to be spent in each.
          (D) The names of members and staff of the Committee for whom 
        the authorization is sought.
  (2) Members and staff of the Committee shall make a written report to 
the Chair on any travel they have conducted under this subsection, 
including a description of their itinerary, expenses, and activities, 
and of pertinent information gained as a result of such travel.
  (3) Members and staff of the Committee performing authorized travel 
on official business shall be governed by applicable laws, resolutions, 
and regulations of the House and of the Committee on House 
Administration.

                            pay of witnesses

  (c) Witnesses may be paid from funds made available to the Committee 
in its expense resolution subject to the provisions of clause 5 of rule 
XI of the Rules of the House.

                   Rule 8.--Committee Administration

                               Reporting

  (a) Whenever the Committee authorizes the favorable reporting of a 
bill or resolution from the Committee--
          (1) The Chair or acting Chair shall report it to the House or 
        designate a member of the Committee to do so.
          (2) In the case of a bill or resolution in which the 
        Committee has original jurisdiction, the Chair shall allow, to 
        the extent that the anticipated floor schedule permits, any 
        member of the Committee a reasonable amount of time to submit 
        views for inclusion in the Committee report on the bill or 
        resolution. Any such report shall contain all matters required 
        by the Rules of the House of Representatives (or by any 
        provision of law enacted as an exercise of the rulemaking power 
        of the House) and such other information as the Chair deems 
        appropriate.
          (3) In the case of a resolution providing for consideration 
        of a measure, the Committee report accompanying such resolution 
        shall include an accurate explanation of any waivers of points 
        of order, including a detailed explanation of all points of 
        order.

                                records

  (b)(1) There shall be a transcript made of each regular meeting and 
hearing of the Committee, and the transcript may be printed if the 
Chair decides it is appropriate or if a majority of the members of the 
Committee requests such printing. Any such transcripts shall be a 
substantially verbatim account of remarks actually made during the 
proceedings, subject only to technical, grammatical, and typographical 
corrections authorized by the person making the remarks. Nothing in 
this paragraph shall be construed to require that all such transcripts 
be subject to correction and publication.
  (2) The Committee shall keep a record of all actions of the Committee 
and of its subcommittees. The record shall contain all information 
required by clause 2(e)(1) of rule XI of the Rules of the House of 
Representatives and shall be available for public inspection at 
reasonable times in the offices of the Committee.
  (3) All Committee hearings, records, data, charts, and files shall be 
kept separate and distinct from the congressional office records of the 
Chair, shall be the property of the House, and all Members of the House 
shall have access thereto as provided in clause 2(e)(2) of rule XI of 
the Rules of the House.
  (4) The records of the Committee at the National Archives and Records 
Administration shall be made available for public use in accordance 
with rule VII of the Rules of the House. The Chair shall notify the 
ranking minority member of any decision, pursuant to clause 3(b)(3) or 
clause 4(b) of the rule, to withhold a record otherwise available, and 
the matter shall be presented to the Committee for a determination on 
written request of any member of the Committee.

                        audio and video coverage

  (c) The Chair shall provide, to the maximum extent practicable--
          (1) complete and unedited audio and video broadcasts of all 
        committee hearings and meetings; and
          (2) for distribution of such broadcasts and unedited 
        recordings thereof to the public and for the storage of audio 
        and video recordings of the proceedings. Proceedings shall be 
        broadcast live on the Majority Committee website and recordings 
        shall be made available on such website within one calendar day 
        of the proceeding.

                 committee publications on the internet

  (d) To the maximum extent feasible, the Committee shall make its 
publications available in electronic form.

                                journal

  (e)(1) The Committee shall maintain a Committee Journal, which shall 
include all bills, resolutions, and other matters referred to or 
reported by the Committee and all bills, resolutions, and other matters 
reported by any other committee on which a rule has been granted or 
formally requested, and such other matters as the Chair shall direct. 
The Journal shall be published periodically, but in no case less often 
than once in each session of Congress.
  (2) A rule is considered as formally requested when the Chairman of a 
committee of primary jurisdiction which has reported a bill or 
resolution (or a member of such committee authorized to act on the 
Chairman's behalf):
          (A) has requested, in writing to the Chair, that a hearing be 
        scheduled on a rule for the consideration of the bill or 
        resolution; and
          (B) has supplied the Committee with the bill or resolution, 
        as reported, together with the final committee report thereon.

                            other procedures

  (f) The Chair may establish such other Committee procedures and take 
such actions as may be necessary to carry out these rules or to 
facilitate the effective operation of the Committee and its 
subcommittees in a manner consistent with these rules.

                 rule 9.--amendments to committee rules

  The rules of the Committee may be modified, amended or repealed, in 
the same manner and method as prescribed for the adoption of committee 
rules in clause 2 of rule XI of the Rules of the House, but only if 
written notice of the proposed change has been provided to each Member 
at least 48 hours before the time of the meeting at which the vote on 
the change occurs. Any such change in the rules of the Committee shall 
be published in the Congressional Record within 30 calendar days after 
their approval.

 II. HOUSE RULES CHANGES ADOPTED AT THE BEGINNING OF THE 114TH CONGRESS


                            A. Introduction

    The resolution proposing the rules of a new Congress is 
usually called up by the chair of the Rules Committee from the 
prior Congress or the Majority Leader, debated for one hour, 
and given an up-or-down vote. Traditionally, the minority 
attempts to bring up an alternative by defeating the previous 
question on the resolution.
    On January 6, 2015, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy called 
up the opening day rules package (H. Res. 5). The Delegate from 
the District of Columbia, Ms. Eleanor Holmes Norton, moved to 
refer the resolution to a select committee of five members, to 
be appointed by the Speaker, not more than three of whom shall 
be from the same political party, with instructions not to 
report back the same until it has conducted a full and complete 
study of, and made a determination on, whether there is any 
reason to deny Delegates voting right in the Committee of the 
Whole House on the state of the Union. That motion was tabled 
by record vote of 230 to 160. The previous question on H. Res. 
5 was ordered by a record vote of 239 to 168. A motion to 
commit the resolution with instructions failed by record vote 
of 168 to 243 and the resolution was agreed to by a record vote 
of 234 to 172, 1 present.

  B. Summary of Substantive Changes Contained in H. Res. 5, Adopting 
                   House Rules for the 114th Congress


Disclosure of Foreign Payments to Witnesses.

     Subsection (a)(1) requires, to the greatest extent 
practicable, nongovernmental witnesses to disclose payments or 
contracts to the witness or an organization they represent 
originating from foreign governments received in the current 
and preceding two calendar years, to the extent that such 
information is relevant to the subject matter of, and the 
witness' representational capacity at, that hearing. While 
failure to comply fully with this requirement would not give 
rise to a point of order against the witness testifying, it 
could result in an objection to including the witness's written 
testimony in the hearing record in the absence of such 
disclosure.

Jurisdictional Changes.

    Subsection (a)(2) adds language to the Committee on the 
Judiciary's jurisdictional statement with respect to the 
criminalization of conduct. The Committee on the Judiciary's 
jurisdiction over criminal penalties and criminal law 
enforcement would remain unchanged. That is, the committee 
would maintain its existing jurisdiction over measures that 
create or repeal a crime, and over measures that alter criminal 
penalties with regard to crimes already existing in law. The 
rules change is intended to cover measures that alter the 
elements of a crime so as to criminalize new conduct and, in so 
doing, trigger an existing criminal penalty. This rules change 
is not intended to cover measures that merely supply the 
regulatory framework or address the regulatory underpinnings of 
the overall enforcement scheme. Past measures proposing merely 
to adjust the elements of such a crime--as opposed to adjusting 
the penalty for commission of the crime--have been out of the 
jurisdictional reach of the Committee on the Judiciary. Even 
though such measures have left the criminal penalty unchanged, 
they have nonetheless subjected new conduct to that criminal 
penalty. In other words, new conduct was criminalized. If the 
relatively rare practice of criminalizing new conduct within 
the framework of existing penalties is left unchecked, it calls 
into question the efficacy of the Committee on the Judiciary's 
jurisdictional statement in providing a comprehensive look at 
criminal penalties and criminal law enforcement. Hence, a rule 
X statement of ``criminalization'' is the most appropriate way 
to address this circumstance. The jurisdiction of other 
committees over the elements of a crime--particularly in the 
context of a regulatory scheme and outside of title 18, United 
States Code--would remain the same, except that it potentially 
would be shared with the Committee on the Judiciary in some 
instances. In that respect, it is similar to the 
criminalization of new conduct accompanied by a new criminal 
penalty; this change is to ensure that it is the act of 
criminalizing conduct, and not just the penalties themselves, 
that gives rise to a jurisdictional interest by the Committee 
on the Judiciary. This rules change is not intended to alter 
existing jurisdiction over any enforcement scheme that falls 
outside of the ambit of criminal law enforcement. Rather, it is 
to confirm that the creation of a new crime subject to criminal 
law enforcement is what gives rise to the Committee on the 
Judiciary's interest, and not merely the establishment or 
modification of the penalty. For instance, the change is 
intended to address a situation analogous to H.R. 2492 of the 
112th Congress, which addressed attendance at animal fighting 
events through amendments to the Animal Welfare Act--compiled 
in title 7 of the United States Code--and to title 18. That 
measure was referred to both the Committee on Agriculture and 
the Committee on the Judiciary. Portions of that measure were 
later included in H.R. 2642 of the 113th Congress and addressed 
a type of animal fighting to be covered by the Animal Welfare 
Act, but did not amend the existing criminal penalty in the 
Animal Welfare Act and did not touch title 18. As a result, the 
Committee on the Judiciary did not receive a referral of that 
measure. Committees with jurisdiction over a regulatory statute 
will continue to exercise that jurisdiction, and the interest 
of the Committee on the Judiciary will extend to the creation 
of a new crime without a change to an existing penalty only to 
the same extent it would to creation of a new crime with an 
accompanying penalty prior to the 114th Congress. The 
subsection adds language to the Committee on Appropriations' 
jurisdictional statement with respect to certain loan 
obligations and new loan guarantees with a textual reference to 
section 504(b) of the Congressional Budget Act.

Clarifying the Jurisdiction of the Committee on House Administration.

    Subsection (a)(3) clarifies the Committee on House 
Administration's jurisdiction over the Chief Administrative 
Officer.

Committee Activity Reports.

    Subsection (a)(4) reduces the frequency of committee 
activity reports from two times per Congress to one time per 
Congress.

Dissenting Views.

    Subsection (a)(5) codifies current practice by updating the 
rule regarding supplemental, minority, or additional views to 
include ``dissenting'' views.

Consolidating Requirements for Written Rules.

    Subsection (a)(6) requires committees to include in their 
written rules pursuant to clause 2(a)(1) of rule XI certain 
audio and visual coverage rules described in clause 4(f) of 
rule XI and formerly required by such clause.

Conforming Committee and House Broadcasting Standards.

    Subsection (a)(7) conforms the language in clause 4(b) of 
rule XI with clause 2(c) of rule V to ensure consistent 
application of broadcasting standards.

Eliminating the Point of Order Against Considering Appropriations 
        Measures without Printed Hearings.

    Subsection (a)(8) eliminates the point of order against the 
consideration of appropriations measures without printed 
hearings. This information is largely available through 
archived broadcasts, testimony, and other documents available 
on the Appropriations Committee's website and the public 
hearings themselves.

Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.

    Subsection (a)(9) increases the size of the committee to 22 
members, with not more than 13 from the same party.

Committee on Ethics.

    Subsection (a)(10) prohibits the Committee on Ethics from 
taking action that would deny a person any rights or 
protections provided under the Constitution of the United 
States of America.

Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group.

    Subsection (b) updates the authorization for the Bipartisan 
Legal Advisory Group to conform to current practice and 
codifies a separate order of the 113th Congress.

Cost Estimates for Major Legislation to Incorporate Macroeconomic 
        Scoring.

    Subsection (c) requires the Congressional Budget Office and 
Joint Committee on Taxation, to the extent practicable, to 
incorporate the macroeconomic effects of ``major legislation'' 
into the official cost estimates used for enforcing the budget 
resolution and other rules of the House. The subsection 
requires, to the extent practicable, a qualitative assessment 
of the long-term budgetary and macroeconomic effects of ``major 
legislation'', which is defined to cover legislation that 
causes a gross budgetary effect in any fiscal year covered by 
the budget resolution that is equal to or greater than 0.25 
percent of the projected GDP for that year. This subsection 
also allows the chair of the Committee on the Budget, or in the 
case of revenue legislation the House member serving as the 
Chair or Vice Chair of the Joint Committee on Taxation, to 
designate ``major legislation'' for purposes of this rule. This 
subsection also repeals the existing provision in clause 
3(h)(2) of rule XIII that requires a macroeconomic impact 
analysis of revenue legislation, which is superseded by the new 
rule.

Providing for Reconvening Authority for the House of Representatives.

    Subsection (d) allows the Speaker, after consultation with 
the Minority Leader, to reconvene the House during an 
adjournment of three days or less, at a time other than 
previously appointed. This codifies separate orders from the 
112th and 113th Congresses.

Providing Conference Committees with Time to Reach Agreement.

    Subsection (e) modifies clause 7(c)(1) of rule XXII by 
providing conference committees 45 calendar days and 25 
legislative days after the formation of a conference to reach 
agreements before additional motions to instruct managers may 
be offered.

Contents of Committee Reports Showing Changes to Existing Law.

    Subsection (f) requires that a Ramseyer print to show the 
entire text of amended or repealed sections of a statute along 
with the proposed changes.

Mandatory Ethics Training for New Members.

    Subsection (g) requires that new Members of the House, in 
addition to employees, complete ethics training.

Technical and Conforming Changes.

    Subsection (h)(1) conforms the standing rules to reflect 
the name in statute of the Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT). 
Subsection (h)(2) updates an outdated statutory citation and 
removes a reference inadvertently left in place at the start of 
the 113th Congress, which is no longer necessary due to the 
enactment of the STOCK Act.

Independent Payment Advisory Board.

    Subsection (a) eliminates provisions contained in the 
Affordable Care Act that limit the ability of the House to 
determine the method of consideration for a recommendation from 
the Independent Payment Advisory Board or to repeal the 
provision in its entirety.

Staff Deposition Authority for Certain Committees.

    Subsection (b) provides the Committees on Energy and 
Commerce, Financial Services, Science, Space, and Technology, 
and Ways and Means deposition authority to be conducted by a 
member or committee counsel during the first session of the 
114th Congress. Depositions taken under this authority shall be 
subject to regulations issued by the chair of the Committee on 
Rules and printed in the Congressional Record.

Providing for Transparency with Respect to Memorials Submitted Pursuant 
        to Article V of the Constitution of the United States.

    Subsection (c) clarifies the procedures of the House upon 
receipt of Article V memorials from the States by directing the 
Clerk to make each memorial, designated by the chair of the 
Committee on the Judiciary, electronically available and 
organized by State of origin and year of receipt. In carrying 
out section 3(c) of House Resolution 5, it is expected that the 
chair of the Committee on the Judiciary will be solely charged 
with determining whether a memorial purports to be an 
application of the legislature of a state calling for a 
constitutional convention. The Clerk's role will be entirely 
administrative. The chair of the Committee on the Judiciary 
will only designate memorials from state legislatures (and not 
petitions from individuals or other parties) as it is only 
state legislatures that are contemplated under Article V of the 
Constitution. In submitting the memorials to the Clerk, the 
chair of the Committee on the Judiciary will include a 
transmission letter with each memorial indicating it has been 
designated under section 3(c) of House Resolution 5. The Clerk 
will make publicly available the memorial and the transmission 
letter from the chair. Ancillary documentation from the state 
or other parties is not expected to be publicized. The chair of 
the Committee on the Judiciary is also permitted to designate 
memorials from earlier Congresses to be made publicly available 
under the same procedure.

Spending Reduction Amendments in Appropriations Bills.

    Subsection (d) carries forward the prohibition from the 
112th and 113th Congresses against consideration of a general 
appropriation bill that does not include a ``spending 
reduction'' account, the contents of which is a recitation of 
the amount by which, through the amendment process, the House 
has reduced spending in other portions of the bill and 
indicated that such savings should be counted towards spending 
reduction. It provides that other amendments that propose to 
increase spending in accounts in a general appropriations bill 
must include an offset of equal or greater value.

Budget Matters.

    Subsection (e)(1) provides that titles III, IV, and VI, of 
House Concurrent Resolution 25 (113th Congress), as well as the 
allocations, aggregates, and appropriate levels contained in 
the chair of the Committee on the Budget's statement submitted 
in the Congressional Record on April 29, 2014, as adjusted, 
will continue to have force and effect until a budget 
resolution for fiscal year 2015 is adopted. This subsection 
also provides that the chair of the Committee on the Budget may 
revise allocations, aggregates, and appropriate levels for 
measures maintaining the Highway Trust Fund, provided such a 
measure does not increase the deficit over the 11-year window 
and revise allocations, aggregates, and appropriate levels to 
take into account updated CBO baselines. Subsection (e)(2) 
carries forward from the 113th Congress the requirement that 
prevents the Committee of the Whole from rising to report a 
bill to the House that exceeds an applicable allocation of new 
budget authority under section 302 (b) (Appropriations 
subcommittee allocations) as estimated by the Budget Committee 
and creates a point of order.

Continuing Litigation Authorities.

    Subsection (f) addresses continuing litigation in which the 
House is a party. Paragraph (1) authorizes the Committee on 
Oversight and Government Reform, through the House Office of 
General Counsel, to continue litigation to enforce a subpoena 
against the Attorney General related to the "Fast and Furious" 
investigation. This lawsuit was authorized by H. Res. 706 
(112th Congress). It also authorizes the chair of the Committee 
on Oversight and Government Reform (when elected) to take 
certain actions necessary to continue the litigation. Paragraph 
(2) authorizes the House to act as the successor in interest 
with respect to ongoing civil actions regarding the 
implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care 
Act. The lawsuit was authorized by H. Res. 676 (113th 
Congress). The subsection also carries forward the authorities 
provided by H. Res. 676 (113th Congress) to remain in effect in 
the 114th Congress. Paragraph (3) authorizes Michael W. Sheehy 
to provide testimony in an ongoing criminal action in 
accordance with authorizations from the Permanent Select 
Committee on Intelligence in the 112th and 113th Congresses.

Duplication of Federal Programs.

    Subsection (g) carries forward from the 113th Congress the 
authorization of a committee chair to request that the 
Government Accountability Office perform a duplication analysis 
of any bill or joint resolution referred to that committee. The 
subsection also requires committee reports to include a 
statement on whether any provision of the measure establishes 
or reauthorizes a program of the Federal Government known to be 
duplicative of another Federal program. This order has been 
modified to allow for a statement that no program is being 
established or reauthorized for purposes of complying with the 
order.

Estimates of Direct Spending.

    Subsection (h) carries forward from the 113th Congress the 
prohibition of consideration of a concurrent resolution on the 
budget, or any proposed amendment to or conference report 
thereon, unless it includes specified information and estimates 
related to direct spending, including means-tested direct 
spending and nonmeans-tested direct spending. The subsection 
also requires the chair of the Committee on the Budget to 
publish a description in the Congressional Record of covered 
programs.

Disclosure of Directed Rulemakings.

    Subsection (i) carries forward from the 113th Congress the 
requirement that committee reports on bills or joint 
resolutions are to include an estimate of the number of 
directed rule makings required by the measure. The subsection 
defines ``directed rule making'' to include those rule makings 
specifically directed to be completed by a provision in the 
legislation, but does not include a grant of discretionary rule 
making authority.

Subcommittees.

    Subsection (j) waives clause 5(d) of rule X to allow the 
Committees on Armed Services and Foreign Affairs up to seven 
subcommittees and the Committees on Transportation and 
Infrastructure and Agriculture up to six subcommittees. Other 
than the inclusion of the Committee on Agriculture, this is 
similar to provisions carried in the rules package during the 
last several Congresses.

Exercise Facilities for Former Members.

    Subsection (k) continues the prohibition on access to any 
exercise facility that is made available exclusively to 
Members, former Members, officers, and former officers of the 
House and their spouses to any former member, former officer, 
or spouse who is a lobbyist registered under the Lobbying 
Disclosure Act of 1995.

Numbering of Bills.

    Subsection (l) reserves the first 10 numbers for bills 
(H.R. 1 through H.R. 10) for assignment by the Speaker and the 
second 10 numbers (H.R. 11 through H.R. 20) for assignment by 
the Minority Leader.

Inclusion of U.S. Code Citations.

    Subsection (m) adds, to the maximum extent practicable, a 
requirement for parallel citations for amendatory instructions 
to Public Laws and Statutes at Large that are not classified in 
the U.S. Code.

Broadening Availability of Legislative Documents in Machine Readable 
        Formats.

    Subsection (n) instructs the appropriate officers and 
committees to continue to advance government transparency by 
taking further steps to publish documents of the House in 
machine-readable formats.

Temporary Designation.

    Subsection (o) designates a temporary location for 
documents to be made publicly available pending the official 
designation by the Committee on House Administration under 
clause 3 of rule XXIX.

Congressional Member Organization Transparency Reform.

    Subsection (p) allows participating Members to enter into 
agreements with eligible Congressional Member Organizations for 
the purpose of payment of salaries and expenses. The subsection 
requires the Committee on House Administration to promulgate 
regulations, consistent with current law, to carry out this 
subsection.

Social Security Solvency.

    Subsection (q) creates a point of order against legislation 
that would reduce the actuarial balance of the Federal Old-Age 
and Survivors Insurance Trust Fund, but provides an exemption 
to the point of order if a measure improves the overall 
financial health of the combined Social Security Trust Funds. 
This subsection would protect the Old-Age and Survivors 
Insurance (OASI) Trust Fund from diversion of its funds to 
finance a broken Disability Insurance system.

Select Committee on the Events Surrounding the 2012 Terrorist Attack in 
        Benghazi.

    Subsection (a) carries forward the select committee as 
authorized by H. Res. 567 (113th Congress) as it existed at the 
end of the 113th Congress. Additionally, the subsection 
provides the select committee authority to adopt a rule or 
motion allowing for a ten-minute rule for the questioning of 
witnesses.

House Democracy Partnership.

    Subsection (b) reauthorizes the House Democracy Assistance 
Commission, now known as the House Democracy Partnership.

Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission.

    Subsection (c) reauthorizes the Tom Lantos Human Rights 
Commission.

Office of Congressional Ethics.

    Subsection (d) reauthorizes the Office of Congressional 
Ethics (OCE) for the 114th Congress and clarifies that term 
limits do not apply to members of the OCE. The subsection 
reaffirms that a person subject to a review by the Office of 
Congressional Ethics has a right to be represented by counsel, 
and establishes that invoking such right is not to be held as a 
presumption of guilt. The subsection also prohibits the Office 
of Congressional Ethics from taking action that would deny a 
person any rights or protections provided under the 
Constitution of the United States of America.

Reading of the Constitution.

    This section allows the Speaker to recognize Members for 
the reading of the Constitution on any legislative day through 
January 16, 2015.

                     III. COMMITTEE OVERSIGHT PLAN

    Pursuant to clause 2(d)(1) of rule X, the Committee met in 
public session on February 10, 2015 and adopted by voice vote 
the Committee's Oversight Plan for the 114th Congress. Pursuant 
to clause 1(d) of rule XI, the Committee is required to include 
within this activity report a separate section summarizing that 
plan and the actions taken throughout the Congress to implement 
that plan, as well as any additional oversight activities that 
were conducted.
    The Nation, and by extension the taxpayers, are facing 
record deficits and record levels of public debt. Congress must 
ensure that its processes are best structured to allow for 
comprehensive oversight and informed decision-making. In its 
oversight plan for the 114th Congress, the Committee 
highlighted a need to conduct more effective oversight of the 
Congressional budget process, dynamic scoring, and committee 
jurisdiction in order to ensure that Congress has effective 
processes in place, has the best available information when 
making decisions, and is organized in the most effective and 
efficient manner.
    In recent years, the House has adapted and upgraded its 
technological capabilities to improve efficiency, 
accessibility, and transparency. Members are communicating more 
effectively with their constituents through the use of 
websites, blogs, and tele-townhalls. Technology is also 
affecting the way Congress considers legislation. The 112th 
Congress took the landmark step of recognizing electronic 
availability as an alternative to physical printing by the 
Government Printing Office. Members and the public may now view 
legislation that is expected to be considered on the House 
floor at the central online repository (docs.house.gov). In the 
114th Congress, the Rules of the House of Representatives were 
presented in XML format for the first time; a result of a 
collaboration between the Rules Committee and the Office of the 
Clerk.
    The Committee also conducted extensive oversight of the 
Rules of the House of Representatives, hosting hearings for 
Members to testify and share their ideas on biennial budgeting, 
how to reform rule XXI and the modern authorization and 
appropriations process, and proposals for rules changes for the 
115th Congress.


               IV. COMMITTEE JURISDICTION AND ACTIVITIES


                            A. Introduction

    The jurisdictional mandate of the Committee on Rules is set 
forth in clause 1(o) of rule X as follows:
    (o) Committee on Rules.
    (1) Rules and joint rules (other than those relating to the 
Code of Official Conduct) and order of business of the House.
    (2) Recesses and final adjournments of Congress.
    The special oversight function of the Committee is outlined 
in clause 3(j) of rule X as follows:
    (j) The Committee on Rules shall review and study on a 
continuing basis the congressional budget process, and the 
committee shall report its findings and recommendations to the 
House from time to time.
    The jurisdictional mandate of the Committee for the 
purposes of this survey of activities is broken down into two 
subcategories: original jurisdiction matters and special rules 
(order of business resolutions). In practice, these subgroups 
are intertwined in a manner that greatly affects the way in 
which the House conducts its business. Original jurisdiction 
matters include all measures pertaining to the rules of the 
House, the budget process, and joint rules. These measures are 
either referred directly to the Committee by the Speaker or 
originate in the Committee itself. They not only pertain to 
changes in House procedure, but also cover the Committee's 
power to establish select committees, authorize certain 
investigations, provide enforcement procedures for the budget 
process, and to establish congressional procedures for 
considering certain executive branch proposals.
    The other subgroup of the Committee's jurisdictional 
mandate, referred to as order of business resolutions or 
``special rules,'' is used by the Committee to direct the 
manner in which a bill or resolution will be considered by the 
House. ``Special rules,'' in the form of House resolutions, 
tailor the time allotted for debate and the process by which a 
bill can be amended. This is done to allow the House to 
consider the subject matter in a way that best suits the bill's 
individual issues and/or controversies. These rules may also 
contain waivers of specific House rules or provisions of the 
Congressional Budget Act. It is sometimes necessary to waive 
the rules of the House in order to allow the chamber to 
consider all the facets of the particular issue or to 
facilitate resolving differences with the Senate. Special rules 
also allow the House to consider measures according to the 
majority leadership's legislative scheduling priorities rather 
than in the numerical order in which they were reported.
    During the 114th Congress, the Committee held 110 days of 
hearings pursuant to the 116 written requests received from 
committee chairs seeking rules. These formal requests do not 
reflect additional requests of an emergency nature made in 
person by the chairs of the various legislative committees. The 
Committee reported 129 special orders providing for the 
consideration of 183 bills and resolutions and 19 Senate 
amendments.
    The Committee granted no open rules, eight modified open 
rules, 88 structured rules, and 76 closed rules for the 
consideration of bills and resolutions. In summary, of the 129 
special orders reported by the Committee on Rules, the House 
adopted 128, amended three, tabled one, and rejected none.
    At the close of the 114th Congress, no Rules Committee 
matters remained on the House Calendar. The Committee on Rules 
reported two original jurisdiction measures. The Subcommittee 
on Legislative and Budget Process held one hearing during the 
Congress, and the Subcommittee on Rules and Organization of the 
House held two.

                       B. Special Orders or Rules


                            1. rule requests

    The process of considering requests for special orders or 
``rules'' usually begins when the Committee on Rules receives a 
letter from a committee requesting that it hold a hearing and 
consider a rule for a particular measure. The letter is signed 
by the full committee chair and most often makes a specific 
request for the type of rule desired by the committee. In some 
cases, the emergency nature of legislation does not allow 
adequate time for a formal request to be registered. In these 
cases, the requests are traditionally made in person by the 
chair of the committee with jurisdiction. Once a hearing has 
been scheduled, the Committee on Rules allows any House Member 
who has an interest in testifying to do so. Under normal 
circumstances, and pursuant to Committee rules, printed copies 
of the legislation and accompanying committee report or 
conference report are provided to the Committee members at 
least 24 hours in advance of the meeting.
    The Committee gives written notice to its members and 
notifies the pertinent committee of the scheduled hearing date 
at least 48 hours prior to the commencement of the hearing, 
unless an emergency situation exists. If Budget Act violations 
are present, the Budget Committee Chair often advises the 
Committee on Rules whether the Budget Committee objects to or 
supports the granting of specific waivers. The position of the 
Budget Committee on these matters is merely advisory in nature; 
the Committee on Rules has sole jurisdiction over waivers of 
the Budget Act, subject to House approval of the special rule 
containing such waivers.

                              2. hearings

    The Rules Committee Chair controls the order in which 
witnesses appear and also initiates the questioning. Typically, 
the chair of the committee of jurisdiction or a designee 
requesting the rule makes a short statement. The chair is 
followed by the ranking minority member. Sometimes the 
subcommittee chair and subcommittee ranking minority member 
appear on behalf of their full committee counterparts on the 
rule request. It is often the case that Members wishing to 
testify in favor of or in opposition to a bill, an amendment, 
or type of procedure may do so as part of a panel of witnesses.
    In many cases, the components of the proposed special order 
form the basis for the dialogue between substantive committee 
leaders asking for the rule and the Rules Committee members. 
More often than not, the questioning escalates into discussions 
about the merits of the bill itself. If the legislation is 
particularly wide-ranging or controversial, Representatives who 
do not sit on the relevant legislative committee seek to 
testify. (Except in the most unusual circumstances, only House 
Members are allowed to testify during a rule request hearing). 
Questioning of each witness takes place under the five-minute 
rule until each Committee member has had an opportunity to 
question the witness. Questioning is rather informal. The chair 
rarely enforces the five-minute rule, and Committee members 
yield to one another to allow their colleagues to make a 
specific point or follow up on a line of questioning.
    A quorum, which exists when at least seven Rules Committee 
members of the 13 are in attendance, must be present before a 
recommendation on a rule can be ordered reported, postponed, or 
tabled.
    After the Committee votes to approve a rule, the chair and 
ranking minority member each assign one of their members to 
manage the rule on the floor. The majority manager's name 
appears on the rule and report, and that Member usually files 
the rule from the House floor, at which time the resolution and 
report are assigned a number.
    Any member may ask for a record or a division vote. In the 
past, most decisions of the Committee were made by voice vote, 
but in the last several Congresses the number of record votes 
demanded has increased. For the entire 100th Congress there 
were 18 roll call votes demanded; in the 101st Congress there 
were 26; in the 102nd there were 193; in the 103rd there were 
533; in the 104th there were 327; in the 105th there were 104; 
in the 106th there were 119; in the 107th there were 176; in 
the 108th there were 326; and in the 109th there were 254; in 
the 110th there were 620; in the 111th there were 517; in the 
112th there were 366; and in the 113th there were 213. This 
Congress, 221 recorded votes were requested.
    Once a special rule has been reported, the Majority 
Leader--working closely with the Speaker, the Rules Committee 
chair, and the substantive committee chair--decides upon an 
appropriate date and time for the consideration of the rule on 
the floor. Rules can be considered on the same day they are 
reported, if the House agrees to consideration of the rule by a 
two-thirds vote. After a one-day layover, rules may be 
considered at any time without being subject to a question of 
consideration. The Committee may occasionally report a rule 
waiving this requirement with respect to another rule.

                       3. special orders or rules


 a. Background

    Table 1 in the Appendix categorizes all special rules 
granted by the Committee. These special rules are broken down 
into 19 different categories dealing with all stages of the 
legislative process in the House.
    The Rules Committee has granted special rules that provided 
for specified amendment and debate structures, which assist 
floor managers in managing the schedule. The Committee has also 
granted special rules for the consideration of legislation that 
resolved differences among, and responded to, the legislative 
actions of committees. Some of these rules also addressed 
House-Senate relations. The explanations of these types of 
special rules and their methods of categorization are outlined 
below.

b. Categories of Rules Granted with Amendment Structures

    In categorizing special rules that specified an amendment 
structure, this report focuses only on those rules that both 
provided for the initial consideration of bills, joint 
resolutions, or budget resolutions, and which provided for an 
amending process. Therefore, rules providing for general debate 
only, stopping short of consideration of the measure for 
amendment, or providing for consideration of a conference 
report (which are otherwise privileged and, under regular order 
are non amendable) are not included in these categories. The 
amendment structure categories are as follows: (1) open rules, 
(2) modified open rules, (3) structured rules, and (4) closed 
rules.
        (1) Open Rules. Under an open rule, any Member may 
offer an amendment that complies with the standing rules of the 
House and the Budget Act. The rule itself places no 
restrictions or prohibitions on amendments and provides an 
equal opportunity for all Members to offer amendments.
        (2) Modified Open Rules (Time cap on consideration of 
amendments/Required amendment preprinting in the Congressional 
Record). This type of rule permits the offering of only those 
amendments preprinted in the Congressional Record and/or places 
an overall time cap for the consideration of amendments. A 
modified open rule with a preprinting requirement could require 
that amendments be printed in the Congressional Record by a 
specific date (in some cases the amendment must be printed 
before its consideration); in other cases, printing must occur 
before the consideration of the bill. In most cases these rules 
do not prohibit second degree amendments. Requiring that 
amendments be printed in advance of their consideration affords 
Members a better idea of the range of issues to be debated and 
voted on during consideration of the bill. This can 
particularly be true of bills or joint resolutions involving 
complex matters.
        (3) Structured Rules. Under a structured rule, the 
Rules Committee limits the amendments that may be offered to 
only those amendments designated in the special rule or in the 
Rules Committee report to accompany the rule, or which 
precludes amendments to a particular portion of a bill, even 
though the rest of the bill may be completely open to 
amendment. In the case of a structured rule, the Chair will 
announce through an one-minute speech on the floor of the House 
and/or through a ``Dear Colleague'' letter the intention of the 
Committee to hold a hearing on a measure and to review all 
amendments. The Chair requests that Members provide the Rules 
Committee with copies of their proposed amendments in advance 
of the Committee meeting. In some instances, the amendments 
made in order represent all of the amendments submitted to the 
Committee.
        (4) Closed Rules. This type of rule is one under which 
no amendments may be offered from the House floor. Accordant 
with the rules of the House, however, the Rules Committee is 
prohibited from reporting a special rule providing for 
consideration of a bill or joint resolution that denies the 
minority the right to offer amendatory instructions in a motion 
to recommit if offered by the minority leader or a designee.

c. Categories of Rules Granted with Certain Floor Management Tools

    Special rules are often utilized to assist the Majority 
Leader in setting the Floor schedule of the House, as well as 
to equip committee chairmen and ranking minority members with 
the special procedural tools necessary to efficiently manage 
the floor consideration of a bill. These categories include (1) 
expedited procedure rules, (2) suspension day rules, and (3) 
chair's en bloc authority rules.
        (1) Expedited Procedure Rules. This type of rule waives 
clause 6(a) of rule XIII (requiring a two-thirds vote to 
consider a special rule on the same day it is reported from the 
Rules Committee) against certain resolutions reported from the 
Rules Committee. These rules generally specify the measures or 
object to which the waiver applies, as well as a defined time 
period for its application. These rules are commonly referred 
to as ``same-day'' rules. In some cases the rule will not 
specify the object of the waiver. These rules are referred to 
as ``blanket same-day'' rules.
        (2) Suspension Day Rules. Under House rule XV, it is in 
order on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of each week, and 
during the last six days of a session, for the Speaker to 
entertain motions to suspend the rules and pass legislation. 
This category of rule authorizes the Speaker to entertain 
motions to suspend the rules on days other than Mondays, 
Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Generally, these rules specify the 
object that is to be considered under suspension of the rules. 
In some cases the object may not be identified, but the rule 
may provide that the Speaker or their designee shall consult 
with the Minority Leader or their designee on the object of any 
suspension considered under the rule.
        (3) Chair's En Bloc Authority Rules. This category of 
rule authorizes the chair of a committee (usually the majority 
floor manager of the bill under consideration) or his designee 
to offer amendments en bloc consisting of amendments made in 
order by the special rule that have not earlier been disposed 
of. In most cases, the rule also allows germane modifications 
to any such amendments included in the en bloc amendment only 
by unanimous consent. With the exception of rules on 
appropriations bills (which permit en bloc amendments that do 
not increase budget authority or outlays in the bill), a Member 
seeking to offer amendments en bloc must obtain unanimous 
consent if they amend portions of the bill not yet open to 
amendment, unless a special rule authorizes several amendments 
to be offered and considered as a group. There is usually a 
specified time for divided debate on the en bloc amendment and 
a prohibition on amendments to and demands for a division of 
the question on the en bloc amendment. Generally, the original 
sponsor of the amendment must agree to having the amendment 
considered en bloc, and these rules generally provide that the 
original proponent of an amendment included in such an en bloc 
amendment may insert a statement in the Congressional Record 
immediately before the disposition of the en bloc amendment. 
Such a rule enables the floor manager to maximize efficiency 
and consensus while minimizing duplicative floor time and 
consideration.

d. Categories of Rules Granted to Resolve Differences Among and 
        Responding to the Legislative Actions of Committees

    As the nexus of the legislative process in the House, the 
Rules Committee is often the institutional mechanism used to 
reconcile differences in legislative recommendations among 
multiple committees. Two often used, and often misunderstood, 
special rule features utilized to achieve these goals are (1) 
self-executing rules and (2) original text rules. (1) Self-
Executing Rules. This type of rule provides that, upon the 
adoption of the special rule, the text of a measure is modified 
or amended in some specified manner. Therefore, the House's 
adoption of the rule itself has the effect of amending the 
underlying measure. Occasionally, a self-executing rule may 
also provide for the adoption of other unrelated measures or 
actions, such as adopting another simple resolution, bill, 
joint resolution or conference report. Self-executing rules may 
be utilized by the Rules Committee for a variety of reasons, 
including but not limited to: the correction of rule or Budget 
Act violations; providing for the adoption of the committee-
recommended amendment; the reconciling of multiple committee 
legislative recommendations; the elimination of procedural 
votes; the separation of policy issues; or, the complete 
redrafting of the legislation.
        (2) Original Text Rules. When a committee reports a 
measure, it will often favorably report the measure with a 
recommendation that an amendment or amendments be adopted by 
the full House. These amendments reflect the collegial action 
of the committee on that measure. This type of rule generally 
provides that the committee-recommended amendment be considered 
by the House and become the base text for the purpose of 
further amendment to the bill. This is often done to 
acknowledge the actions of the committee at the beginning of 
the consideration of a bill, and also to simplify the amendment 
process.

e. Categories of Rules Granted Dealing with House-Senate Relations

    While resolving differences with the Senate often involves 
privileged motions in the House, the Rules Committee is often 
called upon to expedite such procedural situations or to 
address unique procedural circumstances. The categories of such 
special rules are (1) Senate hook-up rules, (2) motion to go to 
conference rules, (3) disposition of Senate amendments rules, 
(4) conference report rules, and (5) engrossment of multiple 
measures rules.
        (1) Senate Hook-up Rules. The Rules of the House 
provide for three methods of getting to conference with the 
Senate: (1) agreeing to a motion to go to conference by 
unanimous consent; (2) obtaining a special rule from the Rules 
Committee; or (3) receiving specific authorization from each 
committee that received an initial referral of and reported the 
bill (clause 1 of rule XX). Most often chairmen obtain 
conference authority from their committee at the time a bill is 
ordered reported. Most special rules allowing for a Senate 
hook-up provide that after passage of a House bill, it shall be 
in order to take a specific Senate bill from the Speaker's 
table, consider it in the House, and to move to strike all 
after the enacting clause and insert the text of the House bill 
as passed by the House. These special rules further provide 
that if the motion is adopted and the Senate bill, as amended, 
is passed, then it shall be in order to move that the House 
insist on its amendment and request a conference with the 
Senate. These hook-up provisions can either be included in the 
original rule providing for consideration of the House bill or 
in a separate special rule.
        (2) Disposition of Senate Amendment Rules. This type of 
rule generally provides for the consideration of a Senate 
amendment or amendments in the House and for a motion to concur 
in the Senate amendment with or without an amendment. These 
rules also usually specify a period of time for debate on the 
motion equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking 
minority member of the committee of jurisdiction, as well as 
any necessary waivers against consideration of either the 
Senate amendment or against the motion to concur.
        (3) Motion to go to Conference Rules. These special 
rules are those separate rules that provide for the motion to 
go to conference with the Senate, by either disagreeing with 
the Senate position and requesting a conference or insisting on 
the House position and agreeing to a conference.
        (4) Conference Report Rules. Under the standing rules 
of the House, conference reports are privileged matters. Unless 
the requirement is waived, House rules require that a 
conference report be available for at least three calendar days 
(excluding Saturdays, Sundays, and legal holidays) before it 
can be called up for consideration. After that time, because it 
is privileged, it can be called up at any time without a rule 
from the Rules Committee. If, however, a conference report is 
in violation of a rule of the House or some extraordinary 
procedure for consideration of the report is desired, a special 
rule may be necessary for the conference report to be 
considered. Consequently, conference report rules generally 
provide waivers of all points of order against consideration of 
the conference report and provide that the conference report be 
considered as read, which effectively waives the three-day 
availability requirement.
    It should be noted that points of order against a 
conference report lie against its consideration, not against 
individual provisions contained within the report. A conference 
report represents the collective agreement of the House and the 
Senate. Changing individual components of the agreement 
violates the sanctity of the agreement itself. Consequently, 
agreeing to a conference report is an all-or-nothing question. 
This is also the reason why, even as privileged matters, 
conference reports are not amendable on the Floor of the House.
        (5) Engrossment of Multiple Measures Rules. These types 
of special rules generally provide for separate consideration 
and final passage votes on multiple bills, generally relating 
to a similar issue. The rule then instructs the House Clerk to 
engross the individually passed bills into one bill before 
transmitting them to the Senate for consideration.
        (6) Instructing the Clerk Regarding the Transmittal of 
Papers. These types of special rules instruct the Clerk to 
withhold the transmittal of papers until the Clerk is notified 
of certain actions taken by the other body. This is done to 
address timing issues related to the passage or consideration 
of measures by the Senate.

f. Categories of Rules Granted With Certain Housekeeping Tools

    Special rules are often utilized to assist House Leadership 
and committees with housekeeping elements to ensure the smooth 
running of House floor operations generally during constituent 
work breaks.
        (1) Providing procedures for Pro Forma sessions. During 
periods when the House is unable to adjourn pursuant to a 
concurrent resolution, the Rules Committee will sometimes 
provide the chair with additional authority to manage required 
pro forma sessions. This authority may include allowing the 
chair to adjourn on his or her own, to toll periods for 
consideration of certain privileged matters, and other similar 
tools to provide for the orderly conduct of pro forma sessions 
during district work periods.
        (2) Report Filing Authority. When a committee favorably 
reports a measure, it must file an accompanying report 
describing the purpose and scope of the legislation and the 
reasons for recommended approval. This tool allows for the 
filing of these reports from specific committees on days when 
the House is not otherwise in session.

                4. floor consideration of a special rule

    When the time comes to call up a special rule, the majority 
member who filed the rule (a privileged House resolution), or 
another majority member of the Rules Committee designated by 
the chair, is recognized by the Speaker. That member stands at 
the majority committee table on the House Floor. Once 
recognized, the member States:
    ``Mr. Speaker, by direction of the Committee on Rules, I 
call up House Resolution ______, and ask for its immediate 
consideration.''
    (Any member of the Committee on Rules may be recognized to 
call up a rule that has been on the House Calendar for at least 
seven legislative days, and the Speaker is required to 
recognize the Rules Committee member as rules are privileged 
items, so long as the member has given one day's notice of an 
intent to seek recognition for that purpose.)
    Once the Clerk has read the resolution, the Speaker 
recognizes the majority Rules Committee member handling the 
rule for one hour. The majority floor manager then customarily 
yields 30 minutes to a minority counterpart for the purposes of 
debate only. The length of debate on the rule varies according 
to the complexity of the rule and the degree of controversy 
over the bill.
    Since a rule is considered in the House under the hour 
rule, no amendments are in order unless the majority floor 
manager offers an amendment or yields to another Member for 
that purpose. At the conclusion of debate on the rule, the 
floor manager moves the previous question. If no objection is 
heard, the House proceeds to vote on the rule. If objection is 
heard, a vote occurs on the previous question. If the previous 
question is rejected, however, a Member who opposed the 
previous question (usually the Rules Committee minority floor 
manager) is recognized. That Member then controls one hour of 
debate time. The Member controlling the time may offer an 
amendment to the rule and then move the previous question on 
the amendment and on the rule when debate has concluded. Once 
the rule is adopted (with or without amendments), the 
legislation it concerns is eligible for consideration under the 
terms of the rule.

                 5. rules rejected, tabled, or pending

    During the 114th Congress, the Committee on Rules reported 
129 rules. The House adopted 128 of these rules, and tabled 
one. At the close of the Congress, no rules remain pending on 
the House Calendar, nor were any rules rejected.

 a. Rules Rejected by the House During the 114th Congress

    No rules were rejected by the House during the 114th 
Congress.

b. Rules Tabled by the House During the 114th Congress

    One rule reported from the Committee on Rules was tabled: 
H. Res. 408, providing for consideration of the joint 
resolution (H.J. Res. 64) disapproving of the agreement 
transmitted by Congress by the President on July 19, 2015, 
relating to the nuclear program of Iran; and for other 
purposes. It was tabled pursuant to H. Res. 421.

c. Rules Pending at the Close of the 114th Congress

    No rules were pending at the close of the 114th Congress.

            6. explanation of waivers of all points of order

    The Committee on Rules customarily provides waivers of all 
points of order when constructing special rules for the 
consideration of measures. This is commonly referred to as a 
``blanket waiver'' or ``prophylactic waiver'' because in most 
cases there are no applicable points of order against the 
measure. Just because a special rule includes a blanket waiver 
does not mean that points of order lie against any of the 
measures made in order or provisions contained in those 
measures; rather, blanket waivers ensure the immediate 
consideration of the underlying measure by providing the Chair 
with the ability to easily dispense with dilatory or specious 
points of order by asserting that, ``pursuant to the previous 
order of the House, all points of order are waived.''
    Also, as part of the Committee's role as scheduler for the 
House, it is the Committee's responsibility to ensure that when 
a majority of the House votes in favor of considering a measure 
notwithstanding any technical or substantive violations of the 
rules, a point of order would not prevent that measure's 
consideration.
    It is important to note that any specific waivers contained 
in a waiver of all points of order are required under clause 
7(g) of rule XIII to be specified in the Rules Committee report 
accompanying the resolution and are also compiled in this 
report.


                       7. waivers of house rules

    The following compilation identifies the Rules of the House 
that were waived in specific resolutions and the legislation 
that required the waiver. There is also an indication whether 
the rule was waived against the bill (B), original text (OT), 
amendments (A), the number of which is indicated in [ ], a 
motion (M), a conference report (CR), or provisions (P); items 
accompanied by an asterisk (*) denote measures that the waiver 
with which they were granted in the committee report 
accompanying the resolution was not applied; items accompanied 
by two asterisks (**) denote measures that the waiver with 
which they were granted in the committee report accompanying 
the resolution was not necessary due to the House subsequently 
adopting an amendment(s) that cured the need for such waiver.

                    Rule XIII, clause 3(c)(4)--Requiring inclusion of general performance goals and objectives in a committee report
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                Resolution                             Bill                                             Title                                   Object
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H. Res. 138..............................  H.R. 1029...................  EPA Science Advisory Board Reform Act of 2015                                B
H. Res. 138..............................  H.R. 1030...................  Secret Science Reform Act of 2015                                            B
H. Res. 388..............................  H.R. 1994...................  VA Accountability Act of 2015                                                B
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                             Rule XIII, clause 3(d)(1)--Requiring inclusion of committee cost estimate in a committee report
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                Resolution                             Bill                                             Title                                   Object
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H. Res. 78...............................  H.R. 527....................  Small Business Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act of 2015               B
H. Res. 78...............................  H.R. 50.....................  Unfunded Mandates Information and Transparency Act of 2015                   B
H. Res. 138..............................  H.R. 1030...................  Secret Science Reform Act of 2015                                            B
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      Rule XIII, clause 3(e)--Requiring the inclusion of a comparative print for a bill or joint resolution proposing to repeal or amend a statute
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                Resolution                             Bill                                              Title                                   Object
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H. Res. 78...............................  H.R. 527....................  Small Business Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act of 2015                B
H. Res. 78...............................  H.R. 50.....................  Unfunded Mandates Information and Transparency Act of 2015                    B
H. Res. 101..............................  H.R. 644....................  Fighting Hunger Incentive Act of 2015                                         B
H. Res. 101..............................  H.R. 636....................  America's Small Business Tax Relief Act of 2015                               B
H. Res. 121..............................  H.R. 529....................  To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to improve 529 plans.              B
H. Res. 121..............................  H.R. 5......................  Student Success Act [General Debate]                                          B
H. Res. 134..............................  H.R. 749....................  Passenger Rail Reform and Investment Act of 2015                              B
H. Res. 138..............................  H.R. 1029...................  EPA Science Advisory Board Reform Act of 2015                                 B
H. Res. 138..............................  H.R. 1030...................  Secret Science Reform Act of 2015                                             B
H. Res. 189..............................  H.R. 650....................  Preserving Access to Manufactured Housing Act of 2015                         B
H. Res. 189..............................  H.R. 685....................  Mortgage Choice Act of 2015                                                   B
H. Res. 200..............................  H.R. 1195...................  Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection Advisory Boards Act                   B
H. Res. 212..............................  H.R. 1560...................  Protecting Cyber Networks Act                                                 B
H. Res. 212..............................  H.R. 1731...................  National Cybersecurity Protection Advancement Act of 2015                     B
H. Res. 255..............................  H.R. 1735...................  National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 [General              B
                                                                          Debate]
H. Res. 255..............................  H.R. 2048...................  USA FREEDOM Act of 2015                                                       B
H. Res. 271..............................   H.R. 1806..................  America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2015                                  B
H. Res. 271..............................  H.R. 2250...................  Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2016                                   B
H. Res. 273..............................  H.R. 2262...................  SPACE Act of 2015                                                             B
H. Res. 274..............................  H.R. 1335...................  Strengthening Fishing Communities and Increasing Flexibility in               B
                                                                          Fisheries Management Act
H. Res. 287..............................  H.R. 2577...................  Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies           B
                                                                          Appropriations Act, 2016
H. Res. 288..............................  H.R. 2289...................  Commodity End-User Relief Act                                                 B
H. Res. 303..............................  H.R. 2393...................  Country of Origin Labeling Amendments Act of 2015                             B
H. Res. 315..............................  H.R. 2596...................  Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016                           B
H. Res. 333..............................  H.R. 2822...................  Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies                 B
                                                                          Appropriations Act, 2016
H. Res. 347..............................  H.R. 2647...................  Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2015                                         B
H. Res. 350..............................  H.R. 6......................  21st Century Cures Act                                                        B
H. Res. 362..............................  H.R. 2898...................  Western Water and American Food Security Act of 2015                          B
H. Res. 369..............................  H.R. 1599...................  Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015                                   B
H. Res. 369..............................  H.R. 1734...................  Improving Coal Combustion Residuals Regulation Act of 2015                    B
H. Res. 380..............................  H.R. 427....................  Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act of 2015                B
H. Res. 388..............................  H.R. 1994...................  VA Accountability Act of 2015                                                 B
H. Res. 466..............................  H.R. 538....................  Native American Energy Act                                                    B
H. Res. 480..............................  H.R. 10.....................  Scholarships for Opportunity and Results Reauthorization Act                  B
H. Res. 483..............................  H.R. 3792...................  Restoring Americans' Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act of 2015            B
H. Res. 491..............................  H.R.1090....................  Retail Investor Protection Act                                                B
H. Res. 526..............................  H.R. 1737...................  Reforming CFPB Indirect Auto Financing Guidance Act                           B
H. Res. 526..............................  H.R. 511....................  Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act of 2015                                          B
H. Res. 529..............................  H.R. 1210...................  Portfolio Lending and Mortgage Access Act                                     B
H. Res. 529..............................  H.R. 3189...................  FORM Act of 2015                                                              B
H. Res. 539..............................  H.R. 8......................  North American Energy Security and Infrastructure Act of 2015                 B
                                                                          [General Debate]
H. Res. 583..............................  H.R. 1644...................  STREAM Act                                                                    B
H. Res. 583..............................  H.R. 3662...................  Iran Terror Finance Transparency Act                                          B
H. Res. 594..............................  H.R. 3700...................  Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act of 2015                         B
H. Res. 595..............................  H.R. 766....................  Financial Institution Customer Protection Act of 2015                         B
H. Res. 611..............................  H.R. 2017...................  Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act of 2015                                 B
H. Res. 618..............................  H.R. 3624...................  Fraudulent Joinder Prevention Act of 2015                                     B
H. Res. 619..............................  H.R. 2406...................  SHARE Act                                                                     B
H. Res. 632..............................  H.R. 3716...................  Ensuring Terminated Providers are Removed from Medicaid and CHIP Act          B
H. Res. 653..............................  H.R. 2745...................  Standard Merger and Acquisition Reviews Through Equal Rules Act of            B
                                                                          2015
H. Res. 671..............................  H.R. 3340...................  Financial Stability Oversight Council Reform Act                              B
H. Res. 671..............................  H.R. 3791...................  To raise the consolidated assets threshold under the small bank               B
                                                                          holding company policy statement, and for other purposes.
H. Res. 706..............................  H.R. 4901...................  SOAR Reauthorization Act                                                      B
H. Res. 720..............................  H.R. 5046...................  Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Reduction Act of 2016                              B
H. Res. 732..............................  H.R. 4909...................  National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 [General              B
                                                                          Debate]
H. Res. 743..............................  H.R. 5055...................  Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations              B
                                                                          Act, 2017
H. Res. 744..............................  H.R. 5233...................  Clarifying Congressional Intent in Providing for DC Home Rule Act of          B
                                                                          2016
H. Res. 767..............................  H.R. 4775...................  Ozone Standards Implementation Act of 2016                                    B
H. Res. 770..............................  H.R. 5278...................  PROMESA                                                                       B
H. Res. 771..............................  H.R. 5325...................  Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2017                                   B
H. Res. 794..............................  H.R. 5485...................  Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, 2017            B
H. Res. 796..............................  H.R. 4768...................  Separation of Powers Restoration Act of 2016                                  B
H. Res. 803..............................  H.R. 4361...................  Federal Information Systems Safeguards Act of 2016                            B
H. Res. 844..............................  H.R. 5424...................  Investment Advisers Modernization Act of 2016                                 B
H. Res. 875..............................  H.R. 3438...................  REVIEW Act of 2016                                                            B
H. Res. 892..............................  H.R. 5303...................  Water Resources Development Act of 2016                                       B
H. Res. 921..............................  H.R. 5711...................  To prohibit the Secretary of the Treasury from authorizing certain            B
                                                                          transactions by a U.S. financial institution in connection with the
                                                                          export or re-export of a commercial passenger aircraft to the
                                                                          Islamic Republic of Iran.
H. Res. 944..............................  H.R. 5143...................  Transparent Insurance Standards Act of 2016                                   B
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                 Rule XIII, clause 4(a)--Requiring the three-day layover of the committee report
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             Resolution                       Bill                            Title                     Object
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
H. Res. 231........................  H.J. Res. 43..........  Disapproving the action of the District          B
                                                              of Columbia Council in approving the
                                                              Reproductive Health Non-Discrimination
                                                              Amendment Act of 2014..
H. Res. 255........................  H.R. 1735.............  National Defense Authorization Act for           B
                                                              Fiscal Year 2016 [General Debate].
H. Res. 362........................  H.R. 2898*............  Western Water and American Food                  B
                                                              Security Act of 2015.
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 Rule XIII, clause 6(a)--Requiring a two-thirds vote to consider a rule on the same day it is reported from the
                                               Committee on Rules
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                  .....................  ..........................................................
                                            see VII., A., Table 1b.
                  .....................  ..........................................................
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Rule XVI, clause 7--Requiring that no motion or proposition on a subject different from that under consideration
                                   shall be admitted under color of amendment
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
             Resolution                       Bill                            Title                     Object
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
H. Res. 212........................  H.R. 1731.............  National Cybersecurity Protection               OT
                                                              Advancement Act of 2015.
H. Res. 260........................  H.R. 1735.............  National Defense Authorization Act for          OT
                                                              Fiscal Year 2016 [Amendment
                                                              Consideration].
H. Res. 288........................  H.R. 2289.............  Commodity End-User Relief Act..........         OT
H. Res. 315........................  H.R. 2596.............  Intelligence Authorization Act for              OT
                                                              Fiscal Year 2016.
H. Res. 321........................  H.R. 2146.............  Defending Public Safety Employees'               M
                                                              Retirement Act [Senate Amendment].
H. Res. 347........................  H.R. 2647.............  Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2015..         OT
H. Res. 466........................  H.R. 702..............  To adapt to changing crude oil market           OT
                                                              conditions..
H. Res. 495........................  H.R. 1314.............  Ensuring Tax Exempt Organizations the            M
                                                              Right to Appeal Act [Bipartisan Budget
                                                              Agreement of 2015] [Senate Amendment].
H. Res. 507........................  H.R. 22...............  Hire More Heroes Act of 2015 [DRIVE              A
                                                              Act] [Senate Amendments] [General
                                                              Debate].
H. Res. 542........................  H.R. 8................  North American Energy Security and              OT
                                                              Infrastructure Act of 2015 [Amendment
                                                              Consideration].
H. Res. 566........................  H.R. 2029.............  Military Construction and Veterans               M
                                                              Affairs and Related Agencies
                                                              Appropriations Act, 2016 [Senate
                                                              Amendment].
H. Res. 580........................  H.R. 712..............  Sunshine for Regulatory Decrees and             OT
                                                              Settlements Act of 2015.
H. Res. 581........................  H.R. 1927.............  Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act         OT
                                                              of 2015.
H. Res. 595........................  H.R. 1675.............  Encouraging Employee Ownership Act of           OT
                                                              2015.
H. Res. 742........................  H.R. 2576.............  TSCA Modernization Act of 2015 [Senate           M
                                                              Amendment].
H. Res. 770........................  H.R. 5278.............  PROMESA................................         OT
H. Res. 803........................  H.R. 4361.............  Federal Information Systems Safeguards          OT
                                                              Act of 2016.
H. Res. 844........................  H.R. 2357.............  Accelerating Access to Capital Act of           OT
                                                              2015.
H. Res. 901........................  H.R. 5325.............  Legislative Branch Appropriations Act,           M
                                                              2017 [Continuing Appropriations and
                                                              Military Construction, Veterans
                                                              Affairs, and Related Agencies
                                                              Appropriations Act, 2017, and Zika
                                                              Response and Preparedness Act] [Senate
                                                              Amendment].
H. Res. 934........................  H.R. 34...............  Tsunami Warning, Education, and                  M
                                                              Research Act of 2015 [21st Century
                                                              Cures Act].
H. Res. 949........................  H.R. 2028.............  Energy and Water Development and                 M
                                                              Related Agencies Appropriations Act,
                                                              2016 [Further Continuing and Security
                                                              Assistance Appropriations Act, 2017].
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 Rule XVIII, clause 10(c)--Requiring amendments to the concurrent resolution on the budget to be mathematically
consistent and prohibiting amendments from proposing to change the appropriate level of public debt set forth in
                                     the concurrent resolution, as reported
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
             Resolution                       Bill                            Title                     Object
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
H. Res. 163........................  H. Con. Res. 27.......  Establishing the budget for the United           A
                                                              States Government for fiscal year 2016
                                                              and setting forth appropriate
                                                              budgetary levels for fiscal years 2017
                                                              through 2025.
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  Rule XXI, clause 2--Prohibiting unauthorized appropriations, reappropriations, or legislative provisions in a
                                           general appropriations bill
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
             Resolution                       Bill                            Title                     Object
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
H. Res. 27                           H.R. 240..............  Department of Homeland Security                  A
                                                              Appropriations Act, 2015.
H. Res. 223                          H.R. 2028.............  Energy and Water Development and                 P
                                                              Related Agencies Appropriations Act,
                                                              2016.
H. Res. 223                          H.R. 2029.............  Military Construction and Veterans               P
                                                              Affairs and Related Agencies
                                                              Appropriations Act, 2016.
H. Res. 271                          H.R. 2250.............  Legislative Branch Appropriations Act,           P
                                                              2016.
H. Res. 287                          H.R. 2577.............  Transportation, Housing and Urban                P
                                                              Development, and Related Agencies
                                                              Appropriations Act, 2016.
H. Res. 287                          H.R. 2578.............  Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related          P
                                                              Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016.
H. Res. 303                          H.R. 2685.............  Department of Defense Appropriations             P
                                                              Act, 2016.
H. Res. 333                          H.R. 2822.............  Department of the Interior,                      P
                                                              Environment, and Related Agencies
                                                              Appropriations Act, 2016.
H. Res. 736........................  H.R. 4974.............  Military Construction and Veterans               P
                                                              Affairs and Related Agencies
                                                              Appropriations Act, 2017.
H. Res. 743........................  H.R. 5055.............  Energy and Water Development and                 P
                                                              Related Agencies Appropriations Act,
                                                              2017.
H. Res. 771........................  H.R. 5325.............  Legislative Branch Appropriations Act,           P
                                                              2017.
H. Res. 783........................  H.R. 5293.............  Department of Defense Appropriations             P
                                                              Act, 2017 [Amendment Consideration].
H. Res. 794........................  H.R. 5485.............  Financial Services and General                   P
                                                              Government Appropriations Act, 2017.
H. Res. 820........................  H.R. 5538.............  Department of the Interior,                      P
                                                              Environment, and Related Agencies
                                                              Appropriations Act, 2017.
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 Rule XXI, clause 4--A bill or joint resolution carrying an appropriation may not be reported by a committee not
 having jurisdiction to report appropriations, and an amendment proposing an appropriation shall not be in order
   during the consideration of a bill or joint resolution reported by a committee not having that jurisdiction
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
             Resolution                       Bill                            Title                     Object
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
H. Res. 271........................  H.R. 1806.............  America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of         OT
                                                              2015.
H. Res. 350........................  H.R. 6................  21st Century Cures Act.................          P
H. Res. 483........................  H.R. 3762.............  Restoring Americans' Healthcare Freedom          P
                                                              Reconciliation Act of 2015.
H. Res. 495........................  H.R. 1314.............  Ensuring Tax Exempt Organizations the            M
                                                              Right to Appeal Act [Bipartisan Budget
                                                              Agreement of 2015] [Senate Amendment].
H. Res. 542........................  H.R. 8................  North American Energy Security and              OT
                                                              Infrastructure Act of 2015 [Amendment
                                                              Consideration].
H. Res. 579........................  H.R. 3762.............  Restoring Americans' Healthcare Freedom          M
                                                              Reconciliation Act of 2015 [Senate
                                                              Amendment].
H. Res. 619........................  H.R. 2406**...........  SHARE Act..............................         OT
H. Res. 688........................  H.R. 4890.............  To impose a ban on the payment of               OT
                                                              bonuses to employees of the Internal
                                                              Revenue Service until the Secretary of
                                                              the Treasury develops and implements a
                                                              comprehensive customer service
                                                              strategy..
H. Res. 732........................  H.R. 4909.............  National Defense Authorization Act for           P
                                                              Fiscal Year 2017 [General Debate].
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   Rule XXI, clause 5(a)--A bill or joint resolution carrying a tax or tariff measure may not be reported by a
committee not having jurisdiction to report tax or tariff measures, and an amendment in the House or proposed by
  the Senate carrying a tax or tariff measure shall not be in order during the consideration of a bill or joint
                         resolution reported by a committee not having that jurisdiction
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             Resolution                       Bill                            Title                     Object
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
H. Res. 483........................  H.R. 3762.............  Restoring Americans' Healthcare Freedom          P
                                                              Reconciliation Act of 2015.
H. Res. 566........................  H.R. 2029.............  Military Construction and Veterans               M
                                                              Affairs and Related Agencies
                                                              Appropriations Act, 2016 [Senate
                                                              Amendment].
H. Res. 579........................  H.R. 3762.............  Restoring Americans' Healthcare Freedom          M
                                                              Reconciliation Act of 2015.
H. Res. 619........................  H.R. 2406.............  SHARE Act..............................         OT
H. Res. 706........................  H.J. Res. 88..........  Disapproving the rule submitted by the           P
                                                              Department of Labor relating to the
                                                              definition of the term "Fiduciary"..
H. Res. 794........................  H.R. 5485.............  Financial Services and General                   P
                                                              Government Appropriations Act, 2017.
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 Rule XXI, clause 9(a)(2)--Prohibiting consideration of a bill or joint resolution not reported by a committee,
 unless the chair of each committee of initial referral has caused a list of congressional earmarks, limited tax
 benefits, and limited tariff benefits in the bill or a statement that the proposition contains no congressional
  earmarks, limited tax benefits, or limited tariff benefits to be printed in the Congressional Record prior to
                                                its consideration
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
             Resolution                       Bill                            Title                     Object
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
H. Res. 42.........................  H.R. 7................  No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and             B
                                                              Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act
                                                              of 2015.
H. Res. 412........................  H.R. 3461.............  To approve the Joint Comprehensive Plan          B
                                                              of Action, signed at Vienna on July
                                                              14, 2015, relating to the nuclear
                                                              program of Iran..
H. Res. 412........................  H.R. 3460.............  To suspend until January 21, 2017, the           B
                                                              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..
H. Res. 542........................  S. 1177...............  Student Success Act [Conference Report]           CR
H. Res. 560........................  H.R. 644..............  Trade Facilitation and Trade                      CR
                                                              Enforcement Act of 2015 [Conference
                                                              Report].
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  Rule XXI, clause 10--Prohibiting the consideration of a bill if it has the net effect of increasing mandatory
                                    spending over the five or ten year period
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
             Resolution                       Bill                            Title                     Object
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
H. Res. 19.........................  H.R. 30...............  Save American Workers Act of 2015......          B
H. Res. 38.........................  H.R. 36...............  Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection             B
                                                              Act.
H. Res. 173........................  H.R. 2................  Medicare Access and CHIP                         B
                                                              Reauthorization Act of 2015.
H. Res. 255........................  H.R. 36...............  Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection             B
                                                              Act [Meeting II].
H. Res. 350........................  H.R. 6................  21st Century Cures Act.................          B
H. Res. 539........................  H.R. 8**..............  North American Energy Security and               B
                                                              Infrastructure Act of 2015 [General
                                                              Debate].
H. Res. 566........................  H.R. 2029.............  Military Construction and Veterans               M
                                                              Affairs and Related Agencies
                                                              Appropriations Act, 2016 [Senate
                                                              Amendment].
H. Res. 619........................  H.R. 2406.............  SHARE Act..............................          B
H. Res. 632........................  H.R. 3716.............  Ensuring Terminated Providers are                A
                                                              Removed from Medicaid and CHIP Act.
H. Res. 770........................  H.R. 5278.............  PROMESA................................       B, A
H. Res. 809........................  S. 524................  Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery              CR
                                                              Act of 2016 [Conference Report].
H. Res. 934........................  H.R. 6392.............  Systemic Risk Designation Improvement            B
                                                              Act of 2016.
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 Rule XXI, clause 11--Prohibiting the consideration of a bill or joint resolution which has not been reported by
 a committee until the third calendar day (excluding Saturdays, Sundays, or legal holidays except when the House
  is in session on such a day) on which such measure has been available to members, Delegates, and the Resident
                                                  Commissioner
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
             Resolution                       Bill                            Title                     Object
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
H. Res. 42.........................  H.R. 7................  No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and             B
                                                              Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act
                                                              of 2015.
H. Res. 129........................  H.J. Res. 35..........  Making further continuing                        B
                                                              appropriations for fiscal year 2015,
                                                              and for other purposes.
H. Res. 388........................  H.R. 3236.............  Surface Transportation and Veterans              B
                                                              Health Care Choice Improvement Act of
                                                              2015.
H. Res. 412........................  H.R. 3461.............  To approve the Joint Comprehensive Plan          B
                                                              of Action, signed at Vienna on July
                                                              14, 2015, relating to the nuclear
                                                              program of Iran.
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Rule XXII, clause 8-- Prohibiting the consideration of a conference report until the third calendar day on which
  the conference report has been available in Congressional Record and requiring printed copies of a conference
                                                     report
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
       Resolution                     Bill                                 Title                        Object
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
H. Res. 797               H.R. 2577..................  Military Construction and Veterans Affairs              CR
                                                        and Related Agencies Appropriations Act,
                                                        2017 [MilCon/VA and Zika Appropriations].
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 Rule XXII, clause 9--Prohibiting the inclusion of matter in a conference report not committed to the conference
                                             committee by the House
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
             Resolution                       Bill                            Title                     Object
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
H. Res. 231                          S. Con. Res. 11.......  Concurrent resolution setting forth the           CR
                                                              congressional budget for the United
                                                              States Government for fiscal year 2016
                                                              and setting forth the appropriate
                                                              budgetary levels for fiscal years 2017
                                                              through 2025.
H. Res. 449                          H.R. 1735.............  National Defense Authorization Act for            CR
                                                              Fiscal Year 2016.
H. Res. 542                          S. 1177...............  Student Success Act....................           CR
H. Res. 546                          H.R. 22...............  Surface Transportation Reauthorization            CR
                                                              and Reform Act of 2015.
H. Res. 560                          H.R. 644..............  Trade Facilitation and Trade                      CR
                                                              Enforcement Act of 2015.
H. Res. 797                          H.R. 2577.............  Military Construction and Veterans                CR
                                                              Affairs and Related Agencies
                                                              Appropriations Act, 2017 [MilCon/VA
                                                              and Zika Appropriations].
H. Res. 809                          S. 524................  Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery              CR
                                                              Act of 2016.
H. Res. 937                          S. 2943...............  National Defense Authorization Act for            CR
                                                              Fiscal Year 2017.
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   Rule XXII, clause 11--Prohibiting consideration of a conference report that proposes to amend the Internal
                                              Revenue Code of 1986
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
             Resolution                       Bill                            Title                     Object
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
H. Res. 542                          S. 1177...............  Student Success Act....................           CR
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  Section 3(d)(5) of H. Res. 5 of the 114th Congress--Prohibiting the consideration of a general appropriation
                              bill, unless it includes a spending reduction account
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
             Resolution                       Bill                            Title                     Object
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
H. Res. 27                           H.R. 240..............  Department of Homeland Security                  B
                                                              Appropriations Act, 2015.
H. Res. 271                          H.R. 2250.............  Legislative Branch Appropriations Act,           B
                                                              2016.
H. Res. 736                          H.R. 5243.............  Zika Response Appropriations Act, 2016.          B
H. Res. 771                          H.R. 5325.............  Legislative Branch Appropriations Act,           B
                                                              2017.
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Section 3101 of S. Con. Res. 11 of the 114th Congress--Prohibiting consideration of legislation that would cause
   a net increase in direct spending in excess of $5,000,000,000 in any of the four consecutive 10-fiscal year
                                            periods beginning in 2026
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
             Resolution                       Bill                            Title                     Object
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
H. Res. 449........................  H.R. 1735.............  National Defense Authorization Act for            CR
                                                              Fiscal Year 2016 [Conference Report].
H. Res. 892........................  H.R. 5303.............  Water Resources Development Act of 2016          B
                                                              [General Debate].
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 Section 3304 of S. Con. Res. 11 of the 114th Congress--Prohibiting consideration of a continuing appropriation
                                    that provides for advance appropriations
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
             Resolution                       Bill                            Title                     Object
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
H. Res. 901........................  H.R. 5325.............  Legislative Branch Appropriations Act,           M
                                                              2017 [Continuing Appropriations and
                                                              Military Construction, Veterans
                                                              Affairs, and Related Agencies
                                                              Appropriations Act, 2017, and Zika
                                                              Response and Preparedness Act] [Senate
                                                              Amendment].
H. Res. 949........................  H.R. 2028.............  Energy and Water Development and                 M
                                                              Related Agencies Appropriations Act,
                                                              2016 [Further Continuing and Security
                                                              Assistance Appropriations Act, 2017]
                                                              [Senate Amendment].
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                    8. waivers of budget enforcement

    The following compilation identifies the sections of the 
Budget Act that were waived in specific resolutions and the 
legislation that required the waiver. There is also an 
indication whether the rule was waived against the bill (B), 
the original text (OT), amendments (A), a motion (M), a 
conference report (CR), or provisions (P); items accompanied by 
two asterisks (**) denote measures that the waiver with which 
they were granted in the committee report accompanying the 
resolution was not necessary due to the House subsequently 
adopting an amendment(s) that cured the need for such waiver.

 Section 302(f) of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974--Prohibiting consideration of legislation providing new
                  budget authority in excess of a 302(a) or 302(b) allocation of such authority
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
             Resolution                       Bill                            Title                     Object
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
H. Res. 19                           H.R. 30...............  Save American Workers Act of 2015......          B
H. Res. 38                           H.R. 36...............  Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection             B
                                                              Act.
H. Res. 173                          H.R. 2................  Medicare Access and CHIP                         B
                                                              Reauthorization Act of 2015.
H. Res. 255                          H.R. 36...............  Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection             B
                                                              Act [Meeting II].
H. Res. 350                          H.R. 6................  21st Century Cures Act.................          B
H. Res. 448                          H.R. 719..............  TSA Office of Inspection Accountability          M
                                                              Act of 2015 [Continuing Appropriations
                                                              Act, 2016] [Senate Amendment].
H. Res. 495                          H.R. 1314.............  Ensuring Tax Exempt Organizations the            M
                                                              Right to Appeal Act [Bipartisan Budget
                                                              Agreement of 2015] [Senate Amendment].
H. Res. 539                          H.R. 8**..............  North American Energy Security and               B
                                                              Infrastructure Act of 2015 [General
                                                              Debate].
H. Res. 560........................  H.R. 2250.............  Legislative Branch Appropriations Act,           M
                                                              2016 [Further Continuing
                                                              Appropriations Act, 2016][Senate
                                                              Amendment].
H. Res. 566........................  H.R. 2029.............  Military Construction and Veterans               M
                                                              Affairs and Related Agencies
                                                              Appropriations Act, 2016 [Consolidated
                                                              Appropriations and Tax
                                                              Measures][Senate Amendment].
H. Res. 619........................  H.R. 2406**...........  SHARE Act..............................          B
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 Section 303(a) of the Budget Enforcement Act--Prohibiting consideration of legislation, as reported, providing
    new budget authority, change in revenues, change in public debt, new entitlement authority or new credit
            authority for a fiscal year until the budget resolution for that year has been agreed to
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
   Resolution             Bill                                      Title                               Object
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
H. Res. 38        H.R. 36.............  Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act                              B
H. Res. 78        H.R. 50.............  Unfunded Mandates Information and Transparency Act of 2015            B
H. Res. 173       H.R. 2..............  Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015                  B
H. Res. 200       H.R. 1105...........  Death Tax Repeal Act of 2015                                          B
H. Res. 200       H.R. 1195...........  Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection Advisory Boards Act           B
H. Res. 449       H.R. 3457...........  Justice for Victims of Iranian Terrorism Act                          B
H. Res. 632       H.R. 3716...........  Ensuring Terminated Providers are Removed from Medicaid and          OT
                                         CHIP Act
H. Res. 770       H.R. 5278...........  PROMESA                                                            B, A
H. Res. 778       H.R. 5053...........  Preventing IRS Abuse and Protecting Free Speech Act                   B
H. Res. 793       H.R. 1270...........  Restoring Access to Medication Act of 2015                            B
H. Res. 858       H.R. 3590...........  Halt Tax Increases on the Middle Class and Seniors Act                B
H. Res. 875       H.R. 5719...........  Empowering Employees through Stock Ownership Act                      B
H. Res. 893       H.R. 954............  CO-OP Consumer Protection Act of 2016                                 B
H. Res. 934       H.R. 34.............  Tsunami Warning, Education, and Research Act of 2015 [21st            M
                                         Century Cures Act]
H. Res. 934       H.R. 6392...........  Systemic Risk Designation Improvement Act of 2016                     B
H. Res. 944       H.R. 5143...........  Transparent Insurance Standards Act of 2016                           B
H. Res. 949       S. 612..............  To designate the Federal building and United States                   B
                                         courthouse located at 1300 Victoria Street in Laredo,
                                         Texas, as the ``George P. Kazen Federal Building and United
                                         States Courthouse''. [Water Infrastructure Improvements for
                                         the Nation (WIIN) Act]
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    Section 306 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974--Prohibiting consideration of legislation within the
       jurisdiction of the Committee on the Budget unless referred to or reported by the Budget Committee
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
             Resolution                       Bill                            Title                     Object
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
H. Res. 101........................  H.R. 644..............  Fighting Hunger Incentive Act of 2015..          B
H. Res. 200........................  H.R. 622..............  State and Local Sales Tax Deduction              B
                                                              Fairness Act of 2015.
H. Res. 200........................  H.R. 1105.............  Death Tax Repeal Act of 2015...........          B
H. Res. 223........................  H.R. 2029.............  Military Construction and Veterans               B
                                                              Affairs and Related Agencies
                                                              Appropriations Act, 2016.
H. Res. 260........................   H.R. 1735............  National Defense Authorization Act for          OT
                                                              Fiscal Year 2016 [Amendment
                                                              Consideration].
H. Res. 273........................  H.R. 880..............  American Research and Competitiveness            B
                                                              Act of 2015.
H. Res. 303........................  H.R. 2685.............  Department of Defense Appropriations             B
                                                              Act, 2016.
H. Res. 305........................  H.R. 1314.............  Trade Act of 2015 [Senate Amendment]...          M
H. Res. 319........................  H.R. 160..............  Protect Medical Innovation Act of 2015.          B
H. Res. 350........................  H.R. 6................  21st Century Cures Act.................          B
H. Res. 448........................  H.R. 719..............  TSA Office of Inspection Accountability          M
                                                              Act of 2015 [Senate Amendment].
H. Res. 449........................  H.R. 1735.............  National Defense Authorization Act for            CR
                                                              Fiscal Year 2016 [Conference Report].
H. Res. 495........................  H.R. 1314.............  Ensuring Tax Exempt Organizations the            M
                                                              Right to Appeal Act [Bipartisan Budget
                                                              Agreement of 2015] [Senate Amendment].
H. Res. 507........................  H.R. 22...............  Hire More Heroes Act of 2015 [DRIVE              A
                                                              Act] [Senate Amendments] [General
                                                              Debate].
H. Res. 546........................  H.R. 22...............  Surface Transportation Reauthorization            CR
                                                              and Reform Act of 2015 [Conference
                                                              Report].
H. Res. 560........................  H.R. 2250.............  Legislative Branch Appropriations Act,           M
                                                              2016 [Senate Amendment].
H. Res. 566........................  H.R. 2029.............  Military Construction and Veterans               M
                                                              Affairs and Related Agencies
                                                              Appropriations Act, 2016 [Consolidated
                                                              Appropriations and Tax Measures]
                                                              [Senate Amendment].
H. Res. 736........................  H.R. 4974.............  Military Construction and Veterans               B
                                                              Affairs and Related Agencies
                                                              Appropriations Act, 2017.
H. Res. 771........................  H.R. 5325.............  Legislative Branch Appropriations Act,           B
                                                              2017.
H. Res. 778........................  H.R. 5293.............  Department of Defense Appropriations             B
                                                              Act, 2017 [General Debate].
H. Res. 794........................  H.R. 5485.............  Financial Services and General                   B
                                                              Government Appropriations Act, 2017.
H. Res. 901........................  H.R. 5325.............  Legislative Branch Appropriations Act,           M
                                                              2017 [Continuing Appropriations and
                                                              Military Construction, Veterans
                                                              Affairs, and Related Agencies
                                                              Appropriations Act, 2017, and Zika
                                                              Response and Preparedness Act] [Senate
                                                              Amendment].
H. Res. 934........................  H.R. 34...............  Tsunami Warning, Education, and                  M
                                                              Research Act of 2015 [21st Century
                                                              Cures Act] [Senate Amendment].
H. Res. 937........................  S. 2943...............  National Defense Authorization Act for            CR
                                                              Fiscal Year 2017 [Conference Report].
H. Res. 949........................  H.R. 2028.............  Energy and Water Development and                 M
                                                              Related Agencies Appropriations Act,
                                                              2016 [Further Continuing and Security
                                                              Assistance Appropriations Act, 2017]
                                                              [Senate Amendment].
H. Res. 949........................  S. 612................  To designate the Federal building and            B
                                                              United States courthouse located at
                                                              1300 Victoria Street in Laredo, Texas,
                                                              as the ``George P. Kazen Federal
                                                              Building and United States
                                                              Courthouse''. [Water Infrastructure
                                                              Improvements for the Nation (WIIN)
                                                              Act].
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  Section 309 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974--Prohibiting the House of Representatives from adjourning for more than three days in July unless
                                               the House has completed all action on appropriations bills.
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H. Res. 333..............................  *...........................  Special rule reported on the legislative day of June 23, 2015        ..........
                                                                          providing for consideration of adjournment resolutions during the
                                                                          month of July to be in order without intervention of any point of
                                                                          order.
H. Res. 796..............................  ............................  Special rule reported on the legislative day of July 5, 2016         ..........
                                                                          providing for consideration of adjournment resolutions during the
                                                                          month of July to be in order without intervention of any point of
                                                                          order.
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Section 310(f) of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974--Prohibiting the House of Representatives from adjourning for more than three days in July unless
         the House has completed all action on reconciliation legislation for the first fiscal year of the concurrent resolution on the Budget.
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H. Res. 333..............................  *...........................  Special rule reported on the legislative day of June 23, 2015        ..........
                                                                          providing for consideration of adjournment resolutions during the
                                                                          month of July to be in order without intervention of any point of
                                                                          order.
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   Section 311(a) 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, except when a declaration of war by the
                                              Congress is in effect
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       Resolution                     Bill                                 Title                        Object
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H. Res. 19                H.R. 30....................  Save American Workers Act of 2015............          B
H. Res. 27                H.R. 240...................  Department of Homeland Security                        A
                                                        Appropriations Act, 2015.
H. Res. 101               H.R. 644...................  Fighting Hunger Incentive Act of 2015........          B
H. Res. 101               H.R. 636...................  America's Small Business Tax Relief Act of             B
                                                        2015.
H. Res. 121               H.R. 529...................  To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to          B
                                                        improve 529 plans.
H. Res. 173               H.R. 2.....................  Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act           B
                                                        of 2015.
H. Res. 200               H.R. 622...................  State and Local Sales Tax Deduction Fairness           B
                                                        Act of 2015.
H. Res. 200               H.R. 1105..................  Death Tax Repeal Act of 2015.................          B
H. Res. 260                H.R. 1735.................  National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal         OT
                                                        Year 2016 [Amendment Consideration].
H. Res. 273               H.R. 880...................  American Research and Competitiveness Act of           B
                                                        2015.
H. Res. 319               H.R. 160...................  Protect Medical Innovation Act of 2015.......          B
H. Res. 448               H.R. 719...................  TSA Office of Inspection Accountability Act            M
                                                        of 2015 [Continuing Appropriations Act,
                                                        2016] [Senate Amendment].
H. Res. 449               H.R. 1735..................  National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal           CR
                                                        Year 2016 [Conference Report].
H. Res. 495               H.R. 1314..................  Ensuring Tax Exempt Organizations the Right            M
                                                        to Appeal Act [Bipartisan Budget Agreement
                                                        of 2015] [Senate Amendment].
H. Res. 539               H.R. 8**...................  North American Energy Security and                     B
                                                        Infrastructure Act of 2015 [General Debate].
H. Res. 560               H.R. 2250..................  Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2016            M
                                                        [Further Continuing Appropriations Act,
                                                        2016] [Senate Amendment].
H. Res. 566               H.R. 2029..................  Military Construction and Veterans Affairs             M
                                                        and Related Agencies Appropriations Act,
                                                        2016 [Consolidated Appropriations and Tax
                                                        Measures] [Senate Amendment].
H. Res. 619               H.R. 2406**................  SHARE Act....................................          B
H. Res. 778               H.R. 5053..................  Preventing IRS Abuse and Protecting Free               B
                                                        Speech Act.
H. Res. 793               H.R. 1270..................  Restoring Access to Medication Act of 2015...          B
H. Res. 809               S. 524.....................  Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of             CR
                                                        2016 [Conference Report].
H. Res. 858               H.R. 3590..................  Halt Tax Increases on the Middle Class and             B
                                                        Seniors Act.
H. Res. 875               H.R. 5719..................  Empowering Employees through Stock Ownership           B
                                                        Act.
H. Res. 893               H.R. 954...................  CO-OP Consumer Protection Act of 2016........          B
H. Res. 901               H.R. 5325..................  Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2017            M
                                                        [Continuing Appropriations and Military
                                                        Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related
                                                        Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017, and Zika
                                                        Response and Preparedness Act] [Senate
                                                        Amendment].
H. Res. 944               H.R. 5143..................  Transparent Insurance Standards Act of 2016..          B
H. Res. 949               S. 612.....................  To designate the Federal building and United           B
                                                        States courthouse located at 1300 Victoria
                                                        Street in Laredo, Texas, as the ``George P.
                                                        Kazen Federal Building and United States
                                                        Courthouse''. [Water Infrastructure
                                                        Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act].
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                                              exceeds either of the discretionary statutory spending limits
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H. Res. 448..............................  H.R. 719....................  TSA Office of Inspection Accountability Act of 2015 [Continuing              M
                                                                          Appropriations Act, 2016] [Senate Amendment]
H. Res. 901..............................  H.R. 5325...................  Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2017 [Continuing                      M
                                                                          Appropriations and Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and
                                                                          Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017, and Zika Response and
                                                                          Preparedness Act] [Senate Amendment]
H. Res. 949..............................  H.R. 2028...................  Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations             M
                                                                          Act, 2016 [Further Continuing and Security Assistance
                                                                          Appropriations Act, 2017] [Senate Amendment]
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  Section 425 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974--Prohibiting the consideration of any legislation that would increase the direct costs of Federal
                              intergovernmental mandates by an amount that causes thresholds specified in section 424(a)(1)
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H.Res. 770...............................  H.R. 5278...................  PROMESA                                                                      B
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                    C. Original Jurisdiction Matter


      1. committee consideration of original jurisdiction measures

    The following is a list of original jurisdiction measures 
that were considered by the Committee during the 114th 
Congress. The list identifies the measures by number and title 
or subject and includes the action and date the action was 
taken by the Committee and the House.

                            Committee Consideration of Original Jurisdiction Measures
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                                                                           Date
          Bill                               Title                       Reported              Status
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H. Res. 461              Establishing a Select Investigative Panel of    10/6/2015  Passed House
                          the Committee on Energy and Commerce.                      10/7/2015
H. Res. 639              Authorizing the Speaker to appear as amicus    03/16/2016  Passed House
                          curiae on behalf of the House of                           3/17/2016
                          Representatives in the matter of United
                          States, et al. v. Texas, et al., No.
                          15?09674.
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            2. original jurisdiction full committee hearings

    a. Hearing on H. Res. ___, Establishing a Select 
Investigative Panel of the Committee on Energy and Commerce.--
On October 6, 2015, the Committee on Rules held a hearing on H. 
Res. ___, Establishing a Select Investigative Panel of the 
Committee on Energy and Commerce. The following witnesses 
testified: Hon. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and Hon. Frank Pallone 
Jr. (D-NJ). The resolution was later introduced on October 6, 
2015 as H. Res. 461.
    b. H. Res. 639, Authorizing the Speaker to appear as amicus 
curiae on behalf of the House of Representatives in the matter 
of United States, et al. v. Texas, et al., No. 15?09674.--On 
March 16, 2016, the Committee on Rules held a hearing on H. 
Res. 639, authorizing the Speaker to appear as amicus curiae on 
behalf of the House of Representatives in the matter of United 
States, et al. v. Texas, et al., No. 15?09674. The following 
witnesses testified: Hon. Trey Gowdy (R-SC), Hon. Zoe Lofgren 
(D-CA), and Hon. Luis V. Gutierrez (D-IL).

               3. original jurisdiction measures reported


a. Legislative hearing on H. Res. ___, Establishing a Select 
        Investigative Panel of the Committee on Energy and Commerce.

    On October 6, 2015, Vice Chair Foxx introduced H. Res. 461, 
establishing a Select Investigative Panel of the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce.
    Three House Committees initiated investigations soon after 
undercover videos featuring senior level Planned Parenthood 
officials admitting unethical and potentially illegal 
procedures surfaced. These investigations focused on the 
practice of fetal tissue procurement and the enforcement of 
laws related to such procurement, medical care given to 
children born as a result of an attempted abortion, and federal 
support for abortion providers. The investigations have also 
focused on abortion providers, tissue procurement 
organizations, and the Departments of Justice and Health and 
Human Services.
    The Committee on the Judiciary is examining the relevant 
federal criminal law and the Committee on Oversight and 
Government Reform is examining the sources of federal funding.
    The Committee on Energy and Commerce has begun to 
investigate the medical and business practices of abortion 
providers and fetal tissue procurement organizations. The 
Committee on Energy and Commerce has requested documents and 
interviewed officials from abortion providers and tissue 
procurement organizations.
    Evidence gathered through the Energy and Commerce 
Committee's investigation to date justifies further examination 
of fetal tissue procurement practices, late abortions and 
children born alive, and federal support for abortion 
providers. The scope of this examination necessitates the 
creation of a select investigative panel to focus on these 
matters. PPFA alone has 59 affiliates and approximately 700 
health centers in addition to independent abortion providers 
and tissue procurement organizations. A careful examination of 
the large number of expected documents to be reviewed and 
interviews to be conducted by the Oversight and Investigations 
Subcommittee of the Energy and Commerce Committee would prevent 
the Subcommittee from conducting meaningful and necessary 
oversight of the many other matters within the jurisdiction of 
the committee. The Select Investigative Panel will permit this 
necessary investigation to continue without impairing the other 
important work of the Oversight and Investigations 
Subcommittee.
    On October 6, 2015, the Rules Committee met in open session 
to markup H. Res. 461. The Committee ordered the bill favorably 
reported to the House by nonrecord vote and filed its report 
(H. Rept. 114-288) with the House the same day.
    The following amendments were offered during the 
Committee's markup:
                  1. Amendment offered by Ms. Slaughter: 
                Strikes all the language regarding the Planned 
                Parenthood panel and replaces it with a 
                resolution to dissolve the Benghazi Panel. 
                Failed 2-7.
                  2. Amendment offered by Mr. Polis: Would 
                require that the Energy and Commerce Committee 
                provide periodic reports to the House on all of 
                the expenditures of the Select Panel, along 
                with a report on which legislative functions 
                are being curtailed in order to divert such 
                funds to the select panel. Failed 2-8.
    A section-by-section analysis of H. Res. 461 as reported by 
the Committee is as follows:
    First Section. Establishes the Select Investigative Panel 
of the Committee on Energy and Commerce.
    Sec. 2. Addresses the structure and authorities of the 
select panel. Subsection (a) provides that the select panel 
will be comprised of 13 members appointed by the Speaker, five 
of whom will be appointed on the recommendation of the Minority 
Leader. Any vacancies are to be filled in the same manner as 
the original appointment. While members of the select committee 
may be appointed from the entire membership of the House, 
subsection (b) provides that members of the select panel are to 
be treated as though members of the Committee on Energy and 
Commerce for purposes of the select panel's investigation and 
subsection (c) provides that no member may serve in an ex 
officio capacity. Finally, subsection (d) provides that the 
select panel's chair must also be a member of the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce.
    Sec. 3. Provides the scope of the select panel's 
investigation. It directs the select panel to perform a 
complete investigation and study and issue a final report 
(along with any necessary interim reports) regarding medical 
procedures and business practices used by entities involved in 
fetal tissue procurement, any other relevant matters with 
respect to fetal tissue procurement; Federal funding and 
support for abortion providers; the practices of providers of 
second and third trimester abortions, including partial birth 
abortion and procedures that may lead to a child born alive as 
a result of an attempted abortion; medical procedures for the 
care of a child born alive as a result of an attempted 
abortion; and any changes in law or regulation necessary as a 
result of any findings resulting from the investigation and 
study. The Committee notes that while this provision directs 
the select panel to report recommendations for necessary 
changes in law or regulation related to the matters under 
investigation, this provision is not intended to confer 
legislative jurisdiction on the select panel. Any recommended 
changes should considered by the appropriate standing 
committees in the regular order.
    This section also provides that the chair of the Committee 
on Energy and Commerce will cause the select panel's reports to 
be printed and made publicly available in electronic form.
    Sec. 4. Provides that rule XI of the Rules of the House of 
Representatives and the rules of the Committee on Energy and 
Commerce shall apply to the select panel in the same manner as 
any other subcommittee, except that the chair of the select 
panel (1) is authorized to authorize and issue subpoenas, 
including for the purpose of taking depositions; (2) may order 
the taking of depositions by members or counsel of the select 
panel and that any deposition taken pursuant to this authority 
will be governed by the regulations issued by the chair of the 
Committee on Rules; and (3) may recognize members or staff to 
question witnesses for periods longer than five minutes as 
though pursuant to clause 2(j)(2) of rule XI.
    Sec. 5. Provides that service on the select panel does not 
count against the subcommittee service limitation in clause 
5(b)(2)(A) of rule X, while section 6 provides that the select 
panel will be dissolved 30 days after filing its final report.

b. H. Res. 639, Authorizing the Speaker to appear as amicus curiae on 
        behalf of the House of Representatives in the matter of United 
        States, et al. v. Texas, et al., No. 15?09674.

    On March 14, 2016, Speaker Ryan introduced H. Res. 639, 
authorizing the Speaker to appear as amicus curiae on behalf of 
the House of Representatives in the matter of United States, et 
al. v. Texas, et al., No. 15-674.
    The President has failed on numerous occasions to fulfill 
his duty under Article II, section 3 of the Constitution of the 
United States to ``take Care that the Laws be faithfully 
executed.'' He has ignored certain statutes completely, 
selectively enforced others, and bypassed the legislative 
process to essentially create law by executive fiat. These 
unilateral actions have shifted the balance of power in favor 
of the presidency, thereby diminishing Congress' constitutional 
powers. Such a shift in power should alarm Members of both 
political parties because it threatens the very institution of 
Congress.
    Contrary to its duty to faithfully execute the laws, the 
Administration has acted unilaterally to rewrite the Nation's 
immigration laws. These actions undermine the framework of the 
Constitution, which separates power between the branches to 
best protect liberty. The Constitution provides that, ``All 
legislative Powers...shall be vested in a Congress of the 
United States,'' including authority ``to establish a uniform 
rule of naturalization.'' The following are examples of 
executive overreach regarding the enforcement of the Nation's 
immigration laws that are the focus of litigation (United 
States, et al. v. Texas, et al., No. 15-674) currently before 
the United States Supreme Court.
    Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). On June 15, 
2012, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano issued a 
memo entitled ``Exercising Prosecutorial Discretion with 
Respect to Individuals Who Came to the United States as 
Children'' providing that the Department of Homeland Security 
(DHS) would grant deferred action to unlawful aliens who ``came 
to the United States under the age of sixteen; have 
continuously resided in the United States for a least five 
years preceding June 15, 2012, and were present in the United 
States on that date; are currently in school, have graduated 
from high school, have obtained a general education development 
certificate, or are honorably discharged veterans of the Coast 
Guard or Armed Forces of the United States; have not been 
convicted of a felony offense, a significant misdemeanor 
offense, multiple misdemeanor offenses, or otherwise do not 
pose a threat to national security or public safety; and are 
not above the age of thirty.'' The DACA process is not directly 
at issue in the case U.S. v. Texas. However, the manner in 
which DACA was implemented was material to the lower courts. 
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) first granted 
DACA benefits in September 2012. Since the DACA term is two 
years, the first grants began expiring in September 2014. In 
May 2014, USCIS announced renewal procedures for initial DACA 
recipients.
    Deferred Action for Unlawful Alien Parents of U.S. Citizen 
and Legal Permanent Resident Children (DAPA) and DACA 
Expansion. On November 20, 2014, Secretary of Homeland Security 
Jeh Johnson issued a memo entitled ``Exercising Prosecutorial 
Discretion with Respect to Individuals Who Came to the United 
States as Children and with Respect to Certain Individuals Who 
Are the Parents of U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents.'' In 
this memo, Secretary Johnson ordered USCIS to: 1) expand the 
DACA process by removing the age restriction that excluded 
those who were older than 31, extended DACA renewal and work 
authorization periods from two to three years, and adjusted the 
eligibility cut-off date by which a DACA applicant must have 
been in the United States from June 15, 2007 to January 1, 
2010; and, 2) establish Deferred Action for Unlawful Alien 
Parents (DAPA),``a process, similar to DACA, for exercising 
prosecutorial discretion through the use of deferred action, on 
a case-by-case basis, to those individuals who have...a son or 
daughter who is a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident; 
have continuously resided in the U.S. since before January 1, 
2010; are physically present in the United States on November 
20, 2014...and at the time of making a request for 
consideration of deferred action with USCIS; have no lawful 
status on the date of this memorandum; are not an enforcement 
priority (as defined)...; and present no other factors that, in 
the exercise of discretion, makes the grant of deferred action 
inappropriate.'' This memo is directly at issue in U.S. v. 
Texas. The Migration Policy Institute estimated that 3.71 
million unlawful aliens will be potentially eligible to apply 
for DAPA. The Obama Administration estimated the number to be 
4.1 million.
    Texas v. United States and the Challenge to DAPA. Over 25 
states or state officials have filed suit challenging the 
Administration's expansion of DACA and the creation of a DACA-
like program for aliens who are parents of U.S. citizens or 
lawful permanent residents (DAPA). The states allege that these 
administrative actions run afoul of the Take Care Clause of the 
Constitution. Article II, section 3 declares that the President 
``shall take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed,'' thus 
requiring the President to enforce all constitutionally valid 
Acts of Congress, regardless of the Administration's view of 
their wisdom or policy. The states also allege that these 
legalizations run afoul of the separation of powers set forth 
in the Constitution. Article I, section 8 gives Congress, not 
the President, the authority ``to establish a uniform rule of 
naturalization.'' While the Supreme Court has indicated on 
several occasions that the President has some measure of 
``inherent'' power over immigration, see, e.g., United States 
ex rel. Knauff v. Shaughnessy, 338 U.S. 537, 542 (1950), the 
Court has settled on the view that the formation of immigration 
policy ``is entrusted exclusively to Congress,'' Galvan v. 
Press, 347 U.S. 522, 531 (1954), and that ``[t]he plenary 
authority of Congress over aliens...is not open to question,'' 
INS v. Chadha, 462 U.S. 919, 940?09 41 (1983). Congress passed 
the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), which specifies the 
limited cases in which the Executive Branch can suspend the 
removal of unlawful aliens. Finally, the states allege that the 
legalizations violate substantive and procedural requirements 
of the Administrative Procedure Act (APA).
    Administration Claims that DAPA is Merely An Exercise of 
Prosecutorial Discretion. In ``Protecting the Homeland: Tool 
Kit for Prosecutors,'' ICE describes `deferred action' as ``not 
a specific form of relief but rather a term used to describe 
the decision-making authority of ICE to allocate resources in 
the best possible manner to focus on high priority cases, 
potentially deferring action on [removal] cases with a lower 
priority...'' This includes, as they note in ``Continued 
Presence: Temporary Immigration Status for Victims of Human 
Trafficking,'' such action as ``not placing an individual in 
removal proceedings.''
    DHS claims that grants of deferred action are merely an 
exercise of prosecutorial discretion. See Texas v. U.S., No. 
15-40238, slip op. at 34-35 (5th Cir. Nov. 9, 2015). 
Prosecutorial discretion is the inherent authority of an agency 
charged with enforcing a law to decide whether to devote 
resources to enforce the law in particular instances. It 
applies to both criminal and civil enforcement. The Supreme 
Court found in Heckler v. Chaney, 470 U.S. 821 (1985), that 
``an agency's decision not to prosecute or enforce, whether 
through civil or criminal process, is a decision generally 
committed to an agency's absolute discretion.'' Id. at 831. 
However, the Court in Heckler stated that the Executive Branch 
cannot ``?1A`consciously and expressly adopt[] a general 
policy' that is so extreme as to amount to an abdication of its 
statutory responsibilities.'' Id. at 833 n.4 (quoting Adams v. 
Richardson, 480 F.2d 1159, 1162 (D.C. Cir. 1973)(en banc).
    To determine whether DAPA could fairly be characterized as 
an exercise of prosecutorial discretion, the District Court 
examined the operation of the DACA process. Despite its claim 
that DACA was applied on a case-by-case basis, the 
Administration could not provide a federal district court in 
Texas with any examples of DACA applicants who met the 
program's criteria but were denied DACA status. See Texas v. 
U.S., Civ. No. B-14-254, slip op. at 109 n.101 (S.D. Tex. Feb. 
16, 2015)(memorandum order and opinion). The Fifth Circuit 
ratified the district court's finding, stating that DHS 
``purported to identify several instances of discretionary 
denials. . . The states properly maintain that those denials 
were not discretionary but instead were required because of 
failures to meet DACA's objective criteria.'' Texas v. U.S., 
No. 15-40238, slip op. at 49, 49 n.140 (5th Cir. Nov. 9, 
2015)(affirming grant of preliminary injunction). In other 
words, had this program truly been applied on a case-by-case 
basis and had it not been binding on those who review 
applications, one would suspect that there would be at least a 
few instances in which a DACA applicant would have been denied 
status. Proof of such cases simply did not exist.
    In addition, the Fifth Circuit concluded that: ``...there 
was evidence that the DACA application process itself did not 
allow for discretion...The district court's conclusion that 
DACA and DAPA would be applied similarly...was not clearly 
erroneous and indeed was not error under any standard of 
review...[W]e conclude that the states have established 
substantial likelihood that DAPA would not genuinely leave the 
agency and its employees free to exercise discretion.'' Id. at 
48, 48 n.139, 50.
    USCIS considers unlawful aliens who have received DAPA 
relief to be ``lawfully present,'' see Texas v. U.S., No. 15-
40238, slip op. at 38, and usually grants them work 
authorization, see 8 C.F.R. Sec.  274a.12(c)(14)--making DAPA 
in essence a grant of administrative, extra-statutory 
legalization. The Fifth Circuit concluded that ``the INA 
[Immigration and Nationality Act] flatly does not permit the 
reclassification of millions of illegal aliens as lawfully 
present and thereby make them newly eligible for a host of 
federal and state benefits...'' Texas v. U.S., No. 15-40238, 
slip op. at 63. And, while DHS claims that 8 U.S.C. Sec.  
1324a(h)(3)--which provides that an alien is eligible to work 
if they are ``either (A) an alien lawfully admitted for 
permanent residence, or (B) authorized to be so employed by 
this chapter or by the [Secretary of Homeland Security]''--
grants it the statutory authority to grant work authorization 
to unlawful aliens at its choosing, the Fifth Circuit rejected 
this interpretation, stating that ``[t]he interpretation of 
th[e] provision[] that the Secretary advances would allow him 
to grant...work authorization to any illegal alien in the 
United States--an untenable position in light of the INA's 
intricate system of immigration classifications and employment 
eligibility.'' Id. at 62.
    On February 16, 2015, the district court (i) held that the 
states have standing to sue, (ii) held that DAPA and DACA 
expansions are judicially reviewable, and (iii) entered a 
preliminary injunction prohibiting further implementation of 
these programs on the ground that the states are likely to 
prevail in their argument that the programs run afoul of the 
procedural requirements of the APA. See Texas v. U.S. Civ. No. 
B-14-254, slip op. at 67, 112, 123 (granting preliminary 
injunction). Subsequently, on November 9, 2015, the U.S. Court 
of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's 
order granting a preliminary injunction. See Texas v. U.S., No. 
15-40238, slip op. at 70. The Fifth Circuit concluded that (i) 
the states had standing to sue, id. at 28, (ii) DAPA was a 
reviewable agency action, id. at 40, (iii) DAPA's grant of 
lawful presence and eligibility for benefits was a substantive 
rule under the APA that must go through notice and comment, id. 
at 42, (iv) ``the states have established a substantial 
likelihood of success on the merits of their procedural 
claim,'' id. at 54, that DAPA was ``manifestly contrary to the 
statute'' and ``therefore was properly enjoined,'' id. at 66, 
and (v) the states ``have satisfied the other requirements for 
a preliminary injunction,'' id. The Administration then sought 
review from the Supreme Court, which granted its petition for 
certiorari on January 19, 2016. In so doing, the Court 
indicated that it would also consider the plaintiffs' claims 
under the Take Care Clause.
    The questions presented in this case are extraordinarily 
significant to the House of Representatives. In particular, 
this case raises issues relating to the limits on Executive 
discretion not to enforce laws enacted by Congress, as well as 
the point at which the exercise of such discretion turns into 
lawmaking, thereby infringing on Congress's Article I 
legislative powers. It is precisely because of these 
constitutional questions pending before the Supreme Court that 
the House will take the rare step to consider this resolution 
authorizing the Speaker to appear as amicus curiae on behalf of 
the House of Representatives in this important litigation.
    On March 16, 2016, the Rules Committee met in open session 
to markup H. Res. 639. The Committee ordered the bill favorably 
reported to the House by record vote of 7 to 3 and filed its 
report (H. Rept. 114-457) with the House the same day.
    The following amendment was offered during the Committee's 
markup:
                  1. Offered by Ms. Slaughter. Would express 
                the position of the House in support of the 
                Obama Administration in U.S. v. Texas. Failed 
                3-7.
    A section-by-section analysis of H. Res. 639 as reported by 
the Committee is as follows:
    First Section. This section provides independent authority 
for the Speaker, on behalf of the House of Representatives, to 
appear as amicus curiae in the matter of United States, et al. 
v. Texas, et al., No. 15-674, and to file a brief in support of 
the position that the petitioners have acted in a manner that 
is not consistent with their duties under the Constitution and 
laws of the United States.
    Sec. 2. This section requires the Speaker to notify the 
House upon his decision to file one or more briefs as amicus 
curiae pursuant to this resolution.
    Sec. 3. This section provides that the Office of the 
General Counsel, at the direction of the Speaker, will 
represent the House in connection with the filing of any brief 
as amicus curiae pursuant to this resolution, including 
supervision of any outside counsel providing services to the 
Speaker on a pro bono basis for such purposes.

                   V. ACTIVITIES OF THE SUBCOMMITTEES


  A. Activities of the Subcommittee on Legislative and Budget Process


                      1. jurisdiction and purpose

    The Committee on Rules first established the Subcommittee 
on Legislative Process in 1979 at the beginning of the 96th 
Congress; it has been reestablished at the start of each 
Congress since. In early 1995, the Committee changed the name 
of this body to the Subcommittee on Legislative and Budget 
Process to better reflect its jurisdiction.
    In the 114th Congress, the Subcommittee retained its 
traditional makeup of seven Members, with the majority holding 
five of the spots, and the minority holding the remaining two. 
Chaired by Mr. Woodall, the Subcommittee also claims Ms. Foxx, 
Mr. Byrne, Mr. Newhouse, Mr. Hastings of Florida (Ranking 
Member), and Mr. Polis.
    Committee rule 5(a)(1)(A) assigns to the Subcommittee the 
general responsibility for measures or matters related to 
relations between the Congress and the Executive Branch. The 
legislation falling within the panel's jurisdiction includes 
resolutions and bills, with the primary statute within the 
Subcommittee's jurisdiction being the Congressional Budget and 
Impoundment Control Act of 1974 (Public Law 93?09344 as 
amended). The Subcommittee also continues to exercise 
jurisdiction over budget process-related provisions found in 
Part C of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act 
of 1985 (Public Law 99-177 as amended by Public Laws 100-119, 
101-508 and 103-44) and the Budget Enforcement Act of 1990 
(Title XIII of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993 
(Public Law 103?09 44). Legislation is referred to the 
Subcommittee at the discretion of the Chair of the Committee on 
Rules.

             2. summary of activities in the 114th congress


a. Legislative hearing on H.R. 1610, the Biennial Budgeting and 
        Enhanced Oversight Act of 2015

    On January 6, 2016, the Subcommittee on Legislative and 
Budget Process held an original jurisdiction hearing on H.R. 
1610, the Biennial Budgeting and Enhanced Oversight Act of 
2015. The bill was introduced by Rep. Reid Ribble of Wisconsin 
on March 25, 2015. The hearing, which focused on the need for 
reform of the Congressional budgeting process, specifically the 
budgeting timetable, included testimony from five members: 
Reps. Tom Cole (R-OK), Tom McClintock (R-CA), David E. Price 
(D-NC), Reid J. Ribble (R-WI), and Kurt Schrader (D-OR).

 3. legislation referred to the subcommittee on legislative and budget 
                                process

    Legislation was not referred to the Subcommittee on 
Legislative and Budget Process during the 114th Congress.

  B. Activities of the Subcommittee on Rules and Organization of the 
                                 House


                      1. jurisdiction and purpose

    The Subcommittee was first established at the beginning of 
the 96th Congress as the Subcommittee on Rules of the House. At 
the beginning of the 104th Congress, its name was changed to 
the Subcommittee on Rules and Organization of the House to more 
accurately reflect the Subcommittee's mission and jurisdiction. 
In the 107th Congress, the Subcommittee's name was modified to 
the Subcommittee on Technology and the House, and at the 
beginning of the 109th Congress, the name reverted back to the 
Subcommittee on Rules and Organization of the House. The 
Subcommittee's jurisdiction remains unchanged and it maintains 
its previous membership of seven Representatives, with five 
serving from the majority and two from the minority. Chaired by 
Mr. Stivers, the Subcommittee roster also includes Mr. Collins, 
Mr. Byrne, Mr. Newhouse, Mr. Sessions, Ms. Slaughter (Ranking 
Member), and Mr. McGovern.
    Committee rule 5(a)(1)(B) assigns to the Subcommittee the 
general responsibility for measures or matters related to 
process and procedures of the House, relations between the two 
Houses of Congress, relations between Congress and the 
Judiciary, and internal operations of the House. The 
Subcommittee is primarily responsible for the continuing 
examination of the committee structure and jurisdictional 
issues of all House committees. It remains committed to a 
continuing study of the organization and operations of the 
House. Legislation is referred to the Subcommittee at the 
discretion of the Chair of the Committee on Rules.

             2. summary of activities in the 114th congress


a. Proposed Reforms to Rule XXI and the Modern Authorization and 
        Appropriations Process.

    On April 14, 2016, the Committee on Rules held an open 
hearing to receive Member testimony on proposed changes to 
House Rule XXI, which would alter the authorization and 
appropriation processes. The subcommittee heard testimony or 
received statements from the following Members of Congress: 
Hon. Tom Cole (R-OK), Hon. H. Morgan Griffith (R-VA), Hon. Tom 
McClintock (R-CA), and David E. Price (D-NC).

b. Members' Day Hearing on Proposed Rules Changes for the 115th 
        Congress.

    On September 14, 2016, the Committee on Rules held an open 
hearing to receive Member testimony on proposed changes to the 
Rules of the House of Representatives for the 115th Congress. 
The subcommittee heard testimony or received statements from 
the following Members of Congress: Hon. Tony Cardenas (D-CA), 
Hon. John Abney Culberson (R-TX), Hon. Devin Nunes (R-CA), Hon. 
Bill Posey (R-FL), Hon. Thomas J. Rooney (R-FL); Hon. Janice D. 
Schakowsky (R-IL), and Hon. Pete Sessions (R-TX); Del. 
Madeleine Z. Bordallo (GU) also testified.

 3. Legislation Referred to the Subcommittee on Rules and Organization 
                              of the House

    Legislation was not referred to the Subcommittee on Rules 
and Organization of the House during the 114th Congress.

VI. STATISTICAL PROFILE OF THE COMMITTEE ON RULES IN THE 114TH CONGRESS


                A. Statistics on Special Orders or Rules
------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
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1. Number of formal requests for Rules Committee hearings..          116
  (a). Number of rules requested for original consideration          113
   of measures, rules for further consideration, rules for
   disposition of Senate amendments........................
  (b). Number of rules requested on conference reports.....            3
  (c). Number of rules requested on procedural matters.....            0
  (d). Number of formal rules requested otherwise disposed             0
   of by procedures other than the Rules Committee.........
2. Number of formal requests pending.......................            0
3. Number of hearing days --
  (a) 1st Session:.........................................           62
    (1) Regular meetings...................................           36
    (2) Emergency meetings.................................           18
    (3) Regular meetings with added emergency measures.....            9
  (b) 2nd Session:.........................................           48
    (1) Regular meetings...................................           38
    (2) Emergency meetings.................................            6
    (3) Regular meetings with added emergency measures.....            4
4. Number of special orders or ``rules'' reported from the           129
 Rules Committee...........................................
  (a) Number of bills and resolutions provided                       183
   consideration pursuant to a rule........................
    (1) Bills..............................................          167
    (2) Joint Resolutions..................................            8
    (3) Concurrent Resolutions.............................            5
    (4) Simple Resolutions.................................            3
   (b) Types of amendment structures for consideration of
   bills and resolutions--
    (1) Open...............................................            0
    (2) Modified Open......................................            8
    (3) Structured.........................................           88
    (4) Closed.............................................           76
  (c) Categories of Rules Granted with Certain Floor
   Management Tools--
    (1) General Debate only................................            4
    (2) Providing for the Consideration of Multiple                   62
     Measures..............................................
    (3) Expedited Procedures Rules (waiving 2/3                        9
     requirement)..........................................
    (4) Suspension Day Rules...............................           16
    (5) Chair's en bloc authority..........................            7
  (d) Categories of Rules Granted to Resolve Differences
   Among and Responding to the Legislative Actions of
   Committees--
    (1) Self-Executing Rules...............................           48
    (2) Original Text Rules................................           49
  (e) Categories of Rules Granted Dealing with House-Senate
   Relations--
    (1) Senate Hook-up Rules...............................            2
    (2) Disposition of Senate Amendments...................           17
    (3) Conference Report Rules............................            8
    (4) Engrossment of Multiple Measures Rules.............            1
    (5) Motions to go to conference........................            7
    (6) Instructing the Clerk regarding the transmittal of             0
     papers................................................
  (f) Disposition of the 129 special orders or ``rules''
   reported from the Rules Committee--
    (1) Adopted by the House...............................          128
    (2) Rejected by the House..............................            0
    (3) Resolutions Amended................................            3
    (4) Laid on the Table..................................            1
    (5) Pending on the House Calendar at the close of the              0
     114th Congress........................................
5. Waivers of House rules, standing orders, and the
 Congressional Budget Act granted (waivers may apply to
 underlying measures, matter made in order as original
 text, motions, or amendments)--
  (a) Waivers of rules of the House:
    (1) Rule XIII, clause 3(c)(4)..........................            3
    (2) Rule XIII, clause 3(d)(1)..........................            3
    (3) Rule XIII, clause 3(e).............................           68
    (4) Rule XIII, clause 4(a).............................        (2) 3
    (5) Rule XVI, clause 7.................................           21
    (6) Rule XVIII, clause 10(c)...........................        [5] 1
    (7) Rule XXI, clause 2.................................      [19] 14
    (8) Rule XXI, clause 4.................................        (8) 9
    (9) Rule XXI, clause 5(a)..............................            6
    (10) Rule XXI, clause 9(a)(2)..........................            5
    (11) Rule XXI, clause 10...............................      (12) 13
    (12) Rule XXI, clause 11...............................            4
    (13) Rule XXII, clause 8...............................            1
    (14) Rule XXII, clause 9...............................            8
    (15) Rule XXII, clause 11..............................            1
    (16) Section 3(d)(5) of H. Res. 5 of the 114th Congress            4
    (17) Section 3101 of S. Con. Res. 11 of the 114th                  2
     Congress..............................................
    (18) Section 3304 of S. Con. Res. 11 of the 114th                  2
     Congress..............................................
  (b) Waivers of Budget Enforcement:                                   0
    (1) Section 302(f) of the Congressional Budget Act of         (9) 11
     1974..................................................
    (2) Section 303(a) of the Budget Enforcement Act.......           18
    (3) Section 306 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974           26
    (4) Section 309 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974        (1) 2
    (5) Section 310(f) of the Congressional Budget Act of          (0) 1
     1974..................................................
    (6) Section 311(a) of the Congressional Budget Act of      (26) [28]
     1974..................................................           27
    (7) Section 314 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974            3
    (8) Section 425 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974            1
 *Quantities appearing within parenthesis indicate the number of times a
 granted waiver was actually applied; quantities appearing within
 brackets indicate the number of times a waiver was granted, including
 individual amendments.
------------------------------------------------------------------------


             B. Statistics on Original Jurisdiction Measures
------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
------------------------------------------------------------------------
1. Full Committee--
  (a) Number of bills and resolutions referred.............          0
  (b) Number of measures referred to the subcommittees:....          0
    (1) Exclusive Referrals to the Subcommittee on the               0
     Legislative and Budget Process........................
    (2) Exclusive Referrals to the Subcommittee on Rules             0
     and Organization of the House.........................
    (3) Joint Referrals....................................          0
  (c) Number of hearings and markups held by the full                2
   committee...............................................
  (d) Number of measures reported by the full committee:...          2
    (1) Disposition of measures reported--
      (a) Measures adopted by the House....................          2
      (b) Measures reported and pending floor action at the          0
       close of the 114th Congress.........................
      (c) Measures rejected by the House...................          0
      (d) Measures tabled by the House.....................          0
2. Subcommittee on the Legislative and Budget Process:.....
  (a) Measures referred....................................          0
  (b) Days of hearings and markups.........................          1
  (c) Measures reported....................................          0
3. Subcommittee on Rules and Organization of the House:....
  (a) Measures referred....................................          0
  (b) Days of hearings and markups.........................          2
  (c) Measures reported....................................          0
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                           VII. PUBLICATIONS



 
 
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1.              Rules of the Committee on Rules for the 114th Congress. Rules Committee Print 114-1.
2.              H.R. 399-Secure Our Borders Now Act of 2015. Rules Committee Print 114-2.
3.              H.R. 527-Small Business Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act of 2015. Rules Committee Print
                 114-3.
4.              H.R. 50--Unfunded Mandates Information and Transparency Act of 2015. Rules Committee Print 114-
                 4.
5.              H.R. 644--Fighting Hunger Incentive Act of 2015. Rules Committee Print 114-5.
6.              H.R. 1120--America's Small Business Tax Relief Act of 2015. Rules Committee Print 114-6.
7.              Oversight Plan of the Committee on Rules for the 114th Congress. Rules Committee Print 114-7.
8.              H.R. 5--Student Success Act. Rules Committee Print 114-8.
9.              H.R. 749--Passenger Rail Reform and Investment Act of 2015. Rules Committee Print 114-9.
10.             H.R. 1029--EPA Science Advisory Board Reform Act of 2015. Rules Committee Print 114-10.
11.             H.R. 1030--Secret Science Reform Act of 2015. Rules Committee Print 114-11.
12.             H.R. 1731--National Cybersecurity Protection Advancement Act of 2015. Rules Committee Print 114-
                 12.
13.             H.R. 1732--Regulatory Integrity Protection Act of 2015. Rules Committee Print 114-13.
14.             H.R. 1735--National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016. Rules Committee Print 114-
                 14.
15.             H.R. 1806--America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2015. Rules Committee Print 114-15.
16.             H.R. 1335--Strengthening Fishing Communities and Increasing Flexibility in Fisheries Management
                 Act. Rules Committee Print 114-16.
17.             H.R. 2262--SPACE Act. Rules Committee Print 114-17.
18.             H.R. 2289--Commodity End-User Relief Act. Rules Committee Print 114-18.
19.             H.R. 2596--Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal year 2016. Rules Committee Print 114-19.
20.             H.R. 2042--Ratepayer Protection Act of 2015. Rules Committee Print 114-20.
21.             H.R. 2647--Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2015. Rules Committee Print 114-21.
22.             H.R. 6--21st Century Cures Act. Rules Committee Print 114-22.
23.             H.R. 2898--Western Water and American Food Security Act of 2015. Rules Committee Print 114-23.
24.             H.R. 1599--Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015. Rules Committee Print 114-24.
25.             Rules Adopted by the Committees of the House of Representatives, 114th Congress (2015-2016).
                 Rules Committee Print 114-25.
26.             H.R. 348--RAPID Act. Rules Committee Print 114-26.
27.             H.R. 702--To adapt to changing crude oil market conditions. Rules Committee Print 114-27.
28.             H.R. 3192--Homebuyers Assistance Act. Rules Committee Print 114-28.
29.             H.R. 702--To adapt to changing crude oil market conditions. Rules Committee Print 114-29.
30.             H.R. 538--Native American Energy Act. Rules Committee Print 114-30.
31.             H.R. 1090--Retail Investor Protection Act. Rules Committee Print 114-31.
32.             Rules Committee Print 114-32. [Showing the text of H.R. 3763, the Surface Transportation
                 Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2015, as ordered reported by the Committee on Transportation
                 and Infrastructure with modifications.]
33.             Rules Committee Print 114-33. [Text of additional amendments to be made in order by H. Res. 507]
34.             H.R. 1210--Portfolio Lending and Mortgage Access Act. Rules Committee Print 114-34.
 35.            H.R. 3819--FORM Act of 2015. Rules Committee Print 114-35.
36.             H.R. 8--North American Energy Security and Infrastructure Act of 2015. Rules Committee Print 114-
                 36.
37.             H.R. 712--Sunshine for Regulatory Decrees and Settlements Act of 2015. Rules Committee Print 114-
                 37.
38.             H.R. 1927--Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act of 2015. Rules Committee Print 114-38.
39.             House amendment #1 to the Senate amendment to H.R. 2029--Military Construction and Veterans
                 Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016. Rules Committee Print 114-39.
40.             House amendment #2 to the Senate amendment to H.R. 2029--Military Construction and Veterans
                 Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016. Rules Committee Print 114-40.
41.             H.R. 766--Financial Institution Customer Protection Act of 2015. Rules Committee Print 114-41.
42.             H.R. 3700--Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act of 2015. Rules Committee Print 114-42.
43.             H.R. 1675--Encouraging Employee Ownership Act of 2015. Rules Committee Print 114-43.
44.             Journal and History of Legislation. Rules Committee Print 114-44.
45.             H.R. 3716--Ensuring Terminated Providers are Removed from Medicaid and CHIP Act. Rules Committee
                 Print 114-45.
46.             H.R. 4557--Blocking Regulatory Interference from Closing Kilns Act of 2016. Rules Committee
                 Print 114-46.
47.             H.R. 1206--No Hires for the Delinquent IRS Act. Rules Committee Print 114-47.
48.             H.R. 3724--Ensuring Integrity in the IRS Workforce Act of 2015. Rules Committee Print 114-48.
49.             H.R. 4890--To impose a ban on the payment of bonuses to employees of the Internal Revenue
                 Service until the Secretary of the Treasury develops and implements a comprehensive customer
                 service strategy. Rules Committee Print 114-49.
50.             H.R. 4885--IRS Oversight While Eliminating Spending (OWES) Act of 2016. Rules Committee Print
                 114-50.
51.             H.R. 4909--National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017. Rules Committee Print 114-
                 51.
52.             H.R. 5046--Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Reduction Act of 2016. Rules Committee Print 114-52.
53.             H.R. 897--Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2015 [Zika Vector Control Act]. Rules Committee
                 Print 114-53.
54.             House Amendment to the Senate Amendment to H.R. 2576--TSCA Modernization Act of 2015. Rules
                 Committee Print 114-54.
55.             House Amendment to S. 2012--Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2016 [North American Energy
                 Security and Infrastructure of 2016]. Rules Committee Print 114-55.
56.             House Amendment to the Senate Amendment to H.R. 2577--Transportation, Housing and Urban
                 Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016. Rules Committee Print 114-56.
57.             H.R. 5278--PROMESA. Rules Committee Print 114-57.
58.             H.R. 5053--Preventing IRS Abuse and Protecting Free Speech Act. Rules Committee Print 114-58.
59.             H.R. 4361--Federal Information Systems Safeguards Act of 2016. Rules Committee Print 114-59.
60.             H.R. 1270--Restoring Access to Medication Act of 2015. Rules Committee Print 114-60.
61.             S. 304--Motor Vehicle Safety Whistleblower Act [Conscience Protection Act of 2016]. Rules
                 Committee Print 114-61.
62.             H.R. 2357--Accelerating Access to Capital Act of 2015. Rules Committee Print 114-62.
63.             H.R. 5226--Regulatory Integrity Act of 2016. Rules Committee Print 114-63.
64.             H.R. 5931--Prohibiting Future Ransom Payments to Iran Act. Rules Committee Print 114-64.
65.             H.R. 5053--Water Resources Development Act of 2016. Rules Committee Print 114-65.
66.             Proposed Reforms to Rule XXI and the Modern Authorization and Appropriations Process. Rules
                 Committee Hearing 114-1.
67.             Members' Day Hearing on Proposed Rules Changes for the 115th Congress. Rules Committee Hearing
                 114-2.
68.             H.R. 5117--To prohibit the Secretary of the Treasury from authorizing certain transactions by a
                 U.S. financial institution in connection with the export or re-export of a commercial passenger
                 aircraft to the Islamic Republic of Iran. Rules Committee Print 114-66.
69.             Senate amendment to H.R. 34--Tsunami Warning, Education, and Research Act of 2015 [21st Century
                 Cures Act]. Rules Committee Print 114-67.
70.             H.R. 5143--Transparent Insurance Standards Act of 2016. Rules Committee Print 114-68.
71.             S. 612--To designate the Federal building and United States courthouse located at 1300 Victoria
                 Street in Laredo, Texas, as the ``George P. Kazen Federal Building and United States
                 Courthouse''. [Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act]. Rules Committee
                 Print 114-69.
72.             Senate amendment to H.R. 2028--Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations
                 Act, 2016 [Further Continuing and Security Assistance Appropriations Act, 2017]. Rules
                 Committee Print 114-70.
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                            VIII. APPENDICES


                              A. Table 1a.--Types of Rules Granted (Consideration)
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                    Resolution            Bill                                   Title
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
General Debate:                                        .........................................................
                 H. Res. 121       H.R. 5............  Student Success Act
                 H. Res. 255       H.R. 1735.........  National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016
                 H. Res. 539       H.R. 8............  North American Energy Security and Infrastructure Act of
                                                        2015
                 H. Res. 778       H.R. 5293.........  Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2017
Modified Open:                                         .........................................................
                 H. Res. 223       H.R. 2028.........  Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies
                                                        Appropriations Act, 2016
                 H. Res. 223       H.R. 2029.........  Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related
                                                        Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016
                 H. Res. 287       H.R. 2577.........  Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and
                                                        Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016
                 H. Res. 287       H.R. 2578.........  Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies
                                                        Appropriations Act, 2016
                 H. Res. 303       H.R. 2685.........  Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2016
                 H. Res. 333       H.R. 2822.........  Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related
                                                        Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016
                 H. Res. 736       H.R. 4974.........  Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related
                                                        Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017
                 H. Res. 743       H.R. 5055.........  Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies
                                                        Appropriations Act, 2017
Structured:                                            .........................................................
                 H. Res. 27        H.R. 185..........  Regulatory Accountability Act of 2015
                 H. Res. 27        H.R. 240..........  Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2015
                 H. Res. 78        H.R. 527..........  Small Business Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act of
                                                        2015
                 H. Res. 78        H.R. 50...........  Unfunded Mandates Information and Transparency Act of
                                                        2015
                 H. Res. 125       H.R. 5............  Student Success Act [Amendment Consideration]
                 H. Res. 134       H.R. 749..........  Passenger Rail Reform and Investment Act of 2015
                 H. Res. 138       H.R. 1029.........  EPA Science Advisory Board Reform Act of 2015
                 H. Res. 138       H.R. 1030.........  Secret Science Reform Act of 2015
                 H. Res. 163       H. Con. Res. 27...  Establishing the budget for the United States Government
                                                        for fiscal year 2016 and setting forth appropriate
                                                        budgetary levels for fiscal years 2017 through 2025.
                 H. Res. 200       H.R. 1195.........  Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection Advisory Boards
                                                        Act
                 H. Res. 212       H.R. 1560.........  Protecting Cyber Networks Act
                 H. Res. 212       H.R. 1731.........  National Cybersecurity Protection Advancement Act of 2015
                 H. Res. 231       H.R. 1732.........  Regulatory Integrity Protection Act of 2015
                 H. Res. 260       H.R. 1735.........  National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016
                                                        [Amendment Consideration]
                 H. Res. 271       H.R. 1806.........  America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2015
                 H. Res. 271       H.R. 2250.........  Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2016
                 H. Res. 273       H.R. 2262.........  SPACE Act of 2015
                 H. Res. 274       H.R. 1335.........  Strengthening Fishing Communities and Increasing
                                                        Flexibility in Fisheries Management Act
                 H. Res. 288       H.R. 2289.........  Commodity End-User Relief Act
                 H. Res. 315       H.R. 2596.........  Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016
                 H. Res. 333       H.R. 2042.........  Ratepayer Protection Act of 2015
                 H. Res. 347       H.R. 5............  Student Success Act
                 H. Res. 347       H.R. 2647.........  Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2015
                 H. Res. 350       H.R. 6............  21st Century Cures Act
                 H. Res. 362       H.R. 2898.........  Western Water and American Food Security Act of 2015
                 H. Res. 369       H.R. 1599.........  Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015
                 H. Res. 369       H.R. 1734.........  Improving Coal Combustion Residuals Regulation Act of
                                                        2015
                 H. Res. 380       H.R. 427..........  Regulations From the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act of
                                                        2015
                 H. Res. 388       H.R. 1994.........  VA Accountability Act of 2015
                 H. Res. 420       H.R. 348..........  RAPID Act
                 H. Res. 466       H.R. 538..........  Native American Energy Act
                 H. Res. 466       H.R. 702..........  To adapt to changing crude oil market conditions.
                 H. Res. 480       H.R. 10...........  SOAR Reauthorization Act
                 H. Res. 481       H.R. 1937.........  National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act
                                                        of 2015
                 H. Res. 491       H.R. 1090.........  Retail Investor Protection Act
                 H. Res. 512       H.R. 22...........  Hire More Heroes Act of 2015 [DRIVE Act][Senate
                                                        Amendments]
                 H. Res. 526       H.R. 1737.........  Reforming CFPB Indirect Auto Financing Guidance Act
                 H. Res. 529       H.R. 1210.........  Portfolio Lending and Mortgage Access Act
                 H. Res. 529       H.R. 3189.........  FORM Act of 2015
                 H. Res. 542       H.R. 8............  North American Energy Security and Infrastructure Act of
                                                        2015 [Amendment Consideration]
                 H. Res. 556       H.R. 2130.........  Red River Private Property Protection Act
                 H. Res. 580       H.R. 712..........  Sunshine for Regulatory Decrees and Settlements Act of
                                                        2015
                 H. Res. 580       H.R. 1155.........  SCRUB Act of 2015
                 H. Res. 581       H.R. 1927.........  Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act of 2015
                 H. Res. 583       H.R. 1644.........  STREAM Act
                 H. Res. 594       H.R. 3700.........  Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act of 2015
                 H. Res. 595       H.R. 1675.........  Encouraging Employee Ownership Act of 2015
                 H. Res. 595       H.R. 766..........  Financial Institution Customer Protection Act of 2015
                 H. Res. 609       H.R. 3442.........  Debt Management and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2015
                 H. Res. 609       H.R. 3293.........  Scientific Research in the National Interest Act
                 H. Res. 611       H.R. 2017.........  Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act of 2015
                 H. Res. 618       H.R. 3624.........  Fraudulent Joinder Prevention Act of 2015
                 H. Res. 619       H.R. 2406.........  SHARE Act
                 H. Res. 632       H.R. 3716.........  Ensuring Terminated Providers are Removed from Medicaid
                                                        and CHIP Act
                 H. Res. 640       H.R. 4596.........  Small Business Broadband Deployment Act
                 H. Res. 640       H.R. 3797.........  SENSE Act
                 H. Res. 671       H.R. 3340.........  Financial Stability Oversight Council Reform Act
                 H. Res. 671       H.R. 3791.........  To raise the consolidated assets threshold under the
                                                        small bank holding company policy statement, and for
                                                        other purposes.
                 H. Res. 672       H.R. 2666.........  No Rate Regulation of Broadband Internet Access Act
                 H. Res. 687       H.R. 1206.........  No Hires for the Delinquent IRS Act
                 H. Res. 688       H.R. 4890.........  To impose a ban on the payment of bonuses to employees of
                                                        the Internal Revenue Service until the Secretary of the
                                                        Treasury develops and implements a comprehensive
                                                        customer service strategy.
                 H. Res. 701       H.R. 4498.........  HALOS Act
                 H. Res. 720       H.R. 4641.........  To provide for the establishment of an inter-agency task
                                                        force to review, modify, and update best practices for
                                                        pain management and prescribing pain medication, and for
                                                        other purposes.
                 H. Res. 720       H.R. 5046.........  Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Reduction Act of 2016
                 H. Res. 732       H.R. 4909.........  National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017
                                                        [General Debate]
                 H. Res. 735       H.R. 4909.........  National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017
                                                        [Amendment Consideration]
                 H. Res. 767       H.R. 4775.........  Ozone Standards Implementation Act of 2016
                 H. Res. 770       H.R. 5278.........  PROMESA
                 H. Res. 771       H.R. 5325.........  Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2017
                 H. Res. 783       H.R. 5293.........  Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2017 [Amendment
                                                        Consideration]
                 H. Res. 794       H.R. 5485.........  Financial Services and General Government Appropriations
                                                        Act, 2017
                 H. Res. 796       H.R. 4768.........  Separation of Powers Restoration Act of 2016
                 H. Res. 803       H.R. 4361.........  Federal Information Systems Safeguards Act of 2016
                 H. Res. 820       H.R. 5538.........  Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related
                                                        Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017
                 H. Res. 843       H.R. 5063.........  Stop Settlement Slush Funds Act of 2016
                 H. Res. 844       H.R. 2357.........  Accelerating Access to Capital Act of 2015
                 H. Res. 844       H.R. 5424.........  Investment Advisers Modernization Act of 2016
                 H. Res. 859       H.R. 5620.........  VA Accountability First and Appeals Modernization Act of
                                                        2016
                 H. Res. 863       H.R. 5226.........  Regulatory Integrity Act of 2016
                 H. Res. 875       H.R. 3438.........  REVIEW Act of 2016
                 H. Res. 876       H.R. 5461.........  Iranian Leadership Asset Transparency Act
                 H. Res. 879       H.R. 5931.........  Prohibiting Future Ransom Payments to Iran Act
                 H. Res. 892       H.R. 5303.........  Water Resources Development Act of 2016 [General Debate]
                 H. Res. 897       H.R. 5303.........  Water Resources Development Act of 2016 [Amendment
                                                        Consideration]
                 H. Res. 921       H.R. 5711.........  To prohibit the Secretary of the Treasury from
                                                        authorizing certain transactions by a U.S. financial
                                                        institution in connection with the export or re-export
                                                        of a commercial passenger aircraft to the Islamic
                                                        Republic of Iran
                 H. Res. 921       H.R. 5982.........  Midnight Rules Relief Act of 2016
                 H. Res. 934       H.R. 6392.........  Systemic Risk Designation Improvement Act of 2016
                 H. Res. 944       H.R. 5143.........  Transparent Insurance Standards Act of 2016
Closed:          ................                      .........................................................
                 H. Res. 19        H.R. 3............  Keystone XL Pipeline Act
                 H. Res. 19        H.R. 30...........  Save American Workers Act
                 H. Res. 27        H.R. 37...........  Promoting Job Creation and Reducing Small Business
                                                        Burdens Act
                 H. Res. 38        H.R. 161..........  Natural Gas Pipeline Permitting Reform Act
                 H. Res. 38        H.R. 36...........  Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act
                 H. Res. 42        H.R. 7............  No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance
                                                        Full Disclosure Act of 2015
                 H. Res. 48        H.R. 351..........  LNG Permitting Certainty and Transparency Act
                 H. Res. 70        H.R. 596..........  To repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
                                                        and health care-related provisions in the Health Care
                                                        and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, and for other
                                                        purposes.
                 H. Res. 100       S. 1..............  Keystone XL Pipeline Approval Act
                 H. Res. 101       H.R. 644..........  Fighting Hunger Incentive Act of 2015
                 H. Res. 101       H.R. 636..........  America's Small Business Tax Relief Act of 2015
                 H. Res. 121       H.R. 529..........  To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to improve 529
                                                        plans.
                 H. Res. 129       H.J. Res. 35......  Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year
                                                        2015, and for other purposes.
                 H. Res. 152       H. Res. 132.......  Providing for the expenses of certain committees of the
                                                        House of Representatives in the One Hundred Fourteenth
                                                        Congress.
                 H. Res. 152       S.J. Res. 8.......  Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8
                                                        of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by
                                                        the National Labor Relations Board relating to
                                                        representation case procedures.
                 H. Res. 173       H.R. 2............  Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015
                 H. Res. 189       H.R. 650..........  Preserving Access to Manufactured Housing Act of 2015
                 H. Res. 189       H.R. 685..........  Mortgage Choice Act of 2015
                 H. Res. 200       H.R. 622..........  State and Local Sales Tax Deduction Fairness Act of 2015
                 H. Res. 200       H.R. 1105.........  Death Tax Repeal Act of 2015
                 H. Res. 231       H.J. Res. 43......  Disapproving the action of the District of Columbia
                                                        Council in approving the Reproductive Health Non-
                                                        Discrimination Amendment Act of 2014.
                 H. Res. 255       H.R. 36...........  Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act [Meeting II]
                 H. Res. 255       H.R. 2048.........  USA FREEDOM Act of 2015
                 H. Res. 271       H.R. 2353.........  Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015
                 H. Res. 273       H.R. 880..........  American Research and Competitiveness Act of 2015
                 H. Res. 303       H.R. 2393.........  Country of Origin Labeling Amendments Act of 2015
                 H. Res. 319       H.R. 160..........  Protect Medical Innovation Act of 2015
                 H. Res. 319       H.R. 1190.........  Protecting Seniors' Access to Medicare Act of 2015
                 H. Res. 362       H.R. 3038.........  Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, Part II
                 H. Res. 370       H.R. 3009.........  Enforce the Law for Sanctuary Cities Act
                 H. Res. 388       H.R. 3236.........  Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice
                                                        Improvement Act of 2015
                 H. Res. 408       H.J. Res. 64......  Disapproving of the agreement transmitted to Congress by
                                                        the President on July 19, 2015, relating to the nuclear
                                                        program of Iran.
                 H. Res. 412       H. Res. 411.......  Finding that the President has not complied with section
                                                        2 of the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015.
                 H. Res. 412       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.
                 H. Res. 412       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.
                 H. Res. 420       H.R. 758..........  Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act of 2015
                 H. Res. 421       H.R. 3504.........  Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act
                 H. Res. 421       H.R. 3134.........  Defund Planned Parenthood Act of 2015
                 H. Res. 444       H.R. 3495.........  Women's Public Health and Safety Act
                 H. Res. 448       H. Con. Res. 79...  Directing the Clerk of the House of Representatives to
                                                        make corrections in the enrollment of H.R. 719. (Defund
                                                        Planned Parenthood Act of 2015)
                 H. Res. 449       H.R. 3457.........  Justice for Victims of Iranian Terrorism Act
                 H. Res. 462       H.R. 3192.........  Homebuyers Assistance Act
                 H. Res. 480       H.R. 692..........  Default Prevention Act
                 H. Res. 483       H.R. 3762.........  Restoring Americans' Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation
                                                        Act of 2015 [Senate Amendment]
                 H. Res. 526       H.R. 511..........  Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act of 2015
                 H. Res. 531       H.R. 4038.........  American SAFE Act of 2015
                 H. Res. 539       S.J. Res. 23......  Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8
                                                        of title 5, United States Code, of a rule submitted by
                                                        the Environmental Protection Agency relating to
                                                        ``Standards of Performance for Greenhouse Gas Emissions
                                                        from New, Modified, and Reconstructed Stationary
                                                        Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units''.
                 H. Res. 539       S.J. Res. 24......  Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8
                                                        of title 5, United States Code, of a rule submitted by
                                                        the Environmental Protection Agency relating to ``Carbon
                                                        Pollution Emission Guidelines for Existing Stationary
                                                        Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units''
                 H. Res. 583       S.J. Res. 22......  Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8
                                                        of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by
                                                        the Corps of Engineers and the Environmental Protection
                                                        Agency relating to the definition of ``waters of the
                                                        United States'' under the Federal Water Pollution
                                                        Control Act.
                 H. Res. 583       H.R. 3662.........  Iran Terror Finance Transparency Act
                 H. Res. 635       H.R. 4557.........  Blocking Regulatory Interference from Closing Kilns Act
                                                        of 2016
                 H. Res. 649       H. Res. 639.......  Authorizing the Speaker to appear as amicus curiae on
                                                        behalf of the House of Representatives in the matter of
                                                        United States, et al. v. Texas, et al., No. 15-674
                 H. Res. 653       H.R. 2745.........  Standard Merger and Acquisition Reviews Through Equal
                                                        Rules Act of 2015
                 H. Res. 687       H.R. 4885.........  IRS Oversight While Eliminating Spending (OWES) Act of
                                                        2016
                 H. Res. 688       H.R. 3724.........  Ensuring Integrity in the IRS Workforce Act of 2015
                 H. Res. 706       H.R. 4901.........  SOAR Reauthorization Act
                 H. Res. 706       H.J. Res. 88......  Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of
                                                        Labor relating to the definition of the term
                                                        ``Fiduciary''
                 H. Res. 725       S. 524............  Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016
                 H. Res. 736       H.R. 5243.........  Zika Response Appropriations Act, 2016
                 H. Res. 742       H.R. 897..........  Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2015 (Zika Vector
                                                        Control Act)
                 H. Res. 744       S. 2012...........  Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2016
                 H. Res. 744       H.R. 5233.........  Clarifying Congressional Intent in Providing DC Home Rule
                                                        Act of 2016
                 H. Res. 767       H. Con. Res. 89...  Expressing the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would
                                                        be detrimental to the United States economy.
                 H. Res. 767       H. Con. Res. 112..  Expressing the sense of Congress opposing the President's
                                                        proposed $10 tax on every barrel of oil.
                 H. Res. 778       H.R. 5053.........  Preventing IRS Abuse and Protecting Free Speech Act
                 H. Res. 793       H.R. 1270.........  Restoring Access to Medication Act of 2015
                 H. Res. 819       H.R. 4992.........  United States Financial System Protection Act of 2016
                 H. Res. 819       H.R. 5119.........  No 2H2O from Iran Act
                 H. Res. 819       H.R. 5631.........  Iran Accountability Act of 2016
                 H. Res. 822       S. 304............  Motor Vehicle Safety Whistleblower Act [Conscience
                                                        Protection Act of 2016]
                 H. Res. 858       H.R. 3590.........  Halt Tax Increases on the Middle Class and Seniors Act
                 H. Res. 863       H.R. 5351.........  To prohibit the transfer of any individual detained at
                                                        United States Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
                 H. Res. 875       H.R. 5719.........  Empowering Employees through Stock Ownership Act
                 H. Res. 893       H.R. 954..........  CO-OP Consumer Protection Act of 2016
                 H. Res. 897       H.R. 6094.........  Regulatory Relief for Small Businesses, Schools, and
                                                        Nonprofits Act
                 H. Res. 949       S. 612............  To designate the Federal building and United States
                                                        courthouse located at 1300 Victoria Street in Laredo,
                                                        Texas, as the ``George P. Kazen Federal Building and
                                                        United States Courthouse''. [Water Infrastructure
                                                        Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act]
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                            A. Table 1b.--Types of Rules Granted (Special Procedures)
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                    Resolution            Bill                                   Title
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Waiving Rule XIII, clause 6(a), requiring a two-thirds vote to consider a rule on the same day it is reported
 from the Committee on Rules:
                 H. Res. 121       ..................  Special rule reported on the legislative day of February
                                                        24, 2015 through the legislative day of March 2, 2015
                                                        providing for the consideration or disposition of any
                                                        resolution reported from the Rules Committee relating to
                                                        a measure making or continuing appropriations for the
                                                        Department of Homeland Security for the fiscal year
                                                        ending September 30, 2015.
                 H. Res. 380       ..................  Special rule reported on the legislative day of July 28,
                                                        2015 against any resolution reported from the Rules
                                                        Committee through the legislative day of July 30, 2015.
                 H. Res. 420       ..................  Amendment to a special rule reported on the legislative
                                                        day of September 16, 2015 adopted on the House floor on
                                                        the legislative day of September 17, 2015 against any
                                                        resolution reported from the Rules Committee on the
                                                        legislative day of September 24, 2015 or September 25,
                                                        2015.
                 H. Res. 444       ..................  Special rule reported on the legislative day of September
                                                        28, 2015 against any resolution reported from the Rules
                                                        Committee through the legislative day of October 1,
                                                        2015.
                 H. Res. 483       ..................  Special rule reported on the legislative day of October
                                                        21, 2015 against any resolution reported from the Rules
                                                        Committee through the legislative day of October 23,
                                                        2015.
                 H. Res. 566       ..................  Special rule reported on the legislative day of December
                                                        16, 2015 against any resolution reported from the Rules
                                                        Committee through the legislative day of December 18,
                                                        2015.
                 H. Res. 822       ..................  Special rule reported on the legislative day of July 12,
                                                        2016, against any resolution reported from the Rules
                                                        Committee on the legislative day of July 14, 2016 or
                                                        July 15, 2016.
                 H. Res. 879       ..................  Special rule reported on the legislative day of September
                                                        21, 2016, against any resolution reported through the
                                                        legislative day of September 27, 2016, relating to a
                                                        measure making or continuing appropriations for the
                                                        fiscal year ending September 30, 2017.
                 H. Res. 892       ..................  Special rule reported on the legislative day of September
                                                        30, 2016, against any resolution reported through the
                                                        legislative day of September 30, 2016, relating to a
                                                        measure making or continuing appropriations for the
                                                        fiscal year ending September 30, 2017.
Makes in order suspensions on special days:
                 H. Res. 121       ..................  Suspensions are in order at any time through the calender
                                                        day of March 1, 2015 for the Speaker to entertain
                                                        motions that the House suspend the rules as though under
                                                        clause 1 of rule XV, relating to a measure making or
                                                        continuing appropriations for the Department of Homeland
                                                        Security for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2015.
                 H. Res. 255       ..................  Suspensions are in order at any time on the legislative
                                                        day of May 14, 2015, or May 15, 2015, for the Speaker to
                                                        entertain motions that the House suspend the rules as
                                                        though under clause 1 of rule XV. The Speaker or his
                                                        designee shall consult with the Minority Leader or her
                                                        designee on the designation of any such matter.
                 H. Res. 273       ..................  Suspensions are in order at any time on the legislative
                                                        day of May 21, 2015, for the Speaker to entertain
                                                        motions that the House suspend the rules as though under
                                                        clause 1 of rule XV. The Speaker or his designee shall
                                                        consult with the Minority Leader or her designee on the
                                                        designation of any such matter.
                 H. Res. 380       ..................  Suspensions are in order at any time on the legislative
                                                        day of July 30, 2015, 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 such
                                                        matter.
                 H. Res. 420       ..................  Suspensions are in order at any time on the legislative
                                                        day of September 24, 2015, 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 such
                                                        matter.
                 H. Res. 449       ..................  Suspensions are in order at any time on the legislative
                                                        day of October 1, 2015, 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 such
                                                        matter.
                 H. Res. 483       ..................  Suspensions are in order at any time on the legislative
                                                        day of October 22, 2015, or October 23, 2015 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 such matter.
                 H. Res. 507       ..................  Suspensions are in order at any time on the legislative
                                                        day of November 5, 2015 for the Speaker to entertain
                                                        motions that the House suspend the rules relating to a
                                                        measure authorizing appropriations for fiscal year 2016
                                                        for the Department of Defense.
                 H. Res. 556       ..................  Suspensions are in order at any time through the calendar
                                                        day of December 13, 2015, 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 such
                                                        matter.
                 H. Res. 566       ..................  Suspensions are in order at any time through the
                                                        legislative day of December 18, 2015, 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 such matter.
                 H. Res. 783       ..................  Suspensions are in order at any time through the
                                                        legislative day of June 16, 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 such matter.
                 H. Res. 796       ..................  Suspensions are in order at any time on the legislative
                                                        day of June 23, 2016, or June 24, 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 such matter.
                 H. Res. 797       ..................  Suspensions are in order at any time on the legislative
                                                        day of June 23, 2016, or June 24, 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 such matter.
                 H. Res. 803       ..................  Suspensions are in order at any time on the legislative
                                                        day of July 7, 2016, or July 8, 2016 for the Speaker to
                                                        entertain motions that the House suspend the rules
                                                        relating to a measure addressing the Federal Aviation
                                                        Administration.
                 H. Res. 820       ..................  Suspensions are in order at any time on the legislative
                                                        day of July 14, 2016, or July 15, 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 such matter.
                 H. Res. 892       ..................  Suspensions are in order at any time on the legislative
                                                        day of September 29, 2016, or September 30, 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 such matter.
                 H. Res. 944       ..................  Suspensions are 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 such
                                                        matter.
Chair's en bloc authority:
                 H. Res. 260       H.R. 1735.........  National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016
                 H. Res. 512       H.R. 22...........  Hire More Heroes Act of 2015 [DRIVE Act]
                 H. Res. 732       H.R. 4909.........  National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017
                                                        [General Debate]
                 H. Res. 735       H.R. 4909.........  National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017
                                                        [Amendment Consideration]
                 H. Res. 783       H.R. 5293.........  Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2017 [Amendment
                                                        Consideration]
                 H. Res. 794       H.R. 5485.........  Financial Services and General Government Appropriations
                                                        Act, 2017
                 H. Res. 820       H.R. 5538.........  Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related
                                                        Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017
Self-Executing Rules:                                  .........................................................
                 H. Res. 70        H.R. 596..........  To repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
                                                        and health care-related provisions in the Health Care
                                                        and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, and for other
                                                        purposes.
                 H. Res. 78        H.R. 50...........  Unfunded Mandates Information and Transparency Act of
                                                        2015
                 H. Res. 101       H.R. 644..........  Fighting Hunger Incentive Act of 2015
                 H. Res. 101       H.R. 636..........  America's Small Business Tax Relief Act of 2015
                 H. Res. 121       H.R. 529..........  To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to improve 529
                                                        plans.
                 H. Res. 125       H.R. 5............  Student Success Act
                 H. Res. 152       H. Res. 132.......  Providing for the expenses of certain committees of the
                                                        House of Representatives in the One Hundred Fourteenth
                                                        Congress.
                 H. Res. 173       H.R. 2............  Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015
                 H. Res. 200       H.R. 622..........  State and Local Sales Tax Deduction Fairness Act of 2015
                 H. Res. 200       H.R. 1105.........  Death Tax Repeal Act of 2015
                 H. Res. 200       H.R. 1195.........  Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection Advisory Boards
                                                        Act
                 H. Res. 255       H.R. 36...........  Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act [Meeting II]
                 H. Res. 255       H.R. 2048.........  USA FREEDOM Act of 2015
                 H. Res. 273       H.R. 880..........  American Research and Competitiveness Act of 2015
                 H. Res. 303       H.R. 2393.........  Country of Origin Labeling Amendments Act of 2015
                 H. Res. 319       H.R. 160..........  Protect Medical Innovation Act of 2015
                 H. Res. 319       H.R. 1190.........  Protecting Seniors' Access to Medicare Act of 2015
                 H. Res. 350       H.R. 6............  21st Century Cures Act
                 H. Res. 421       H.R. 3134.........  Defund Planned Parenthood Act of 2015
                 H. Res. 444       H.R. 3495.........  Women's Public Health and Safety Act
                 H. Res. 449       H.R. 3457.........  Justice for Victims of Iranian Terrorism Act
                 H. Res. 480       H.R. 10...........  SOAR Reauthorization Act
                 H. Res. 483       H.R. 3762.........  Restoring Americans' Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation
                                                        Act of 2015
                 H. Res. 491       H.R. 1090.........  Retail Investor Protection Act
                 H. Res. 507       H.R. 22...........  Hire More Heroes Act of 2015 [DRIVE Act][Senate
                                                        Amendments]
                 H. Res. 526       H.R. 511..........  Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act of 2015
                 H. Res. 529       H.R. 1210.........  Portfolio Lending and Mortgage Access Act
                 H. Res. 529       H.R. 3189.........  FORM Act of 2015
                 H. Res. 640       H.R. 4596.........  Small Business Broadband Deployment Act
                 H. Res. 671       H.R. 3340.........  Financial Stability Oversight Council Reform Act
                 H. Res. 687       H.R. 1206.........  No Hires for the Delinquent IRS Act
                 H. Res. 687       H.R. 4885.........  IRS Oversight While Eliminating Spending (OWES) Act of
                                                        2016
                 H. Res. 688       H.R. 3724.........  Ensuring Integrity in the IRS Workforce Act of 2015
                 H. Res. 725       S. 524............  Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016
                 H. Res. 732       H.R. 4909.........  National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017
                 H. Res. 742       H.R. 897..........  Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2015
                 H. Res. 744       S. 2012...........  Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2016
                 H. Res. 778       H.R. 5053.........  Preventing IRS Abuse and Protecting Free Speech Act
                 H. Res. 793       H.R. 1270.........  Restoring Access to Medication Act of 2015
                 H. Res. 822       S. 304............  Motor Vehicle Safety Whistleblower Act [Conscience
                                                        Protection Act of 2016]
                 H. Res. 844       H.R. 5424.........  Investment Advisers Modernization Act of 2016
                 H. Res. 858       H.R. 3590.........  Halt Tax Increases on the Middle Class and Seniors Act
                 H. Res. 863       H.R. 5351.........  To prohibit the transfer of any individual detained at
                                                        United States Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
                 H. Res. 875       H.R. 5719.........  Empowering Employees through Stock Ownership Act
                 H. Res. 893       H.R. 954..........  CO-OP Consumer Protection Act of 2016
                 H. Res. 921       H.R. 5711.........  To prohibit the Secretary of the Treasury from
                                                        authorizing certain transactions by a U.S. financial
                                                        institution in connection with the export or re-export
                                                        of a commercial passenger aircraft to the Islamic
                                                        Republic of Iran
                 H. Res. 944       H.R. 5143.........  Transparent Insurance Standards Act of 2016
                 H. Res. 949       S. 612............  To designate the Federal building and United States
                                                        courthouse located at 1300 Victoria Street in Laredo,
                                                        Texas, as the ``George P. Kazen Federal Building and
                                                        United States Courthouse''. [Water Infrastructure
                                                        Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act]
 Makes in order original text:                         .........................................................
                 H. Res. 78        H.R. 527..........  Small Business Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act of
                                                        2015
                 H. Res. 134       H.R. 749..........  Passenger Rail Reform and Investment Act of 2015
                 H. Res. 138       H.R. 1029.........  EPA Science Advisory Board Reform Act of 2015
                 H. Res. 138       H.R. 1030.........  Secret Science Reform Act of 2015
                 H. Res. 212       H.R. 1560.........  Protecting Cyber Networks Act
                 H. Res. 212       H.R. 1731.........  National Cybersecurity Protection Advancement Act of 2015
                 H. Res. 231       H.R. 1732.........  Regulatory Integrity Protection Act of 2015
                 H. Res. 260       H.R. 1735.........  National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016
                 H. Res. 271       H.R. 1806.........  America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2015
                 H. Res. 273       H.R. 2262.........  SPACE Act of 2015
                 H. Res. 274       H.R. 1335.........  Strengthening Fishing Communities and Increasing
                                                        Flexibility in Fisheries Management Act
                 H. Res. 288       H.R. 2289.........  Commodity End-User Relief Act
                 H. Res. 315       H.R. 2596.........  Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016
                 H. Res. 333       H.R. 2042.........  Ratepayer Protection Act of 2015
                 H. Res. 347       H.R. 2647.........  Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2015
                 H. Res. 362       H.R. 2898.........  Western Water and American Food Security Act of 2015
                 H. Res. 369       H.R. 1599.........  Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015
                 H. Res. 380       H.R. 427..........  Regulations From the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act of
                                                        2015
                 H. Res. 388       H.R. 1994.........  VA Accountability Act of 2015
                 H. Res. 420       H.R. 348..........  RAPID Act
                 H. Res. 466       H.R. 538..........  Native American Energy Act
                 H. Res. 466       H.R. 702..........  To adapt to changing crude oil market conditions
                 H. Res. 542       H.R. 8............  North American Energy Security and Infrastructure Act of
                                                        2015 [Amendment Consideration]
                 H. Res. 556       H.R. 2130.........  Red River Private Property Protection Act
                 H. Res. 580       H.R. 712..........  Sunshine for Regulatory Decrees and Settlements Act of
                                                        2015
                 H. Res. 581       H.R. 1927.........  Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act of 2015
                 H. Res. 583       H.R. 1644.........  STREAM Act
                 H. Res. 594       H.R. 3700.........  Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act of 2015
                 H. Res. 595       H.R. 1675.........  Encouraging Employee Ownership Act of 2015
                 H. Res. 595       H.R. 766..........  Financial Institution Customer Protection Act of 2015
                 H. Res. 611       H.R. 2017.........  Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act of 2015
                 H. Res. 618       H.R. 3624.........  Fraudulent Joinder Prevention Act of 2015
                 H. Res. 619       H.R. 2406.........  SHARE Act
                 H. Res. 632       H.R. 3716.........  Ensuring Terminated Providers are Removed from Medicaid
                                                        and CHIP Act
                 H. Res. 640       H.R. 4596.........  Small Business Broadband Deployment Act
                 H. Res. 672       H.R. 2666.........  No Rate Regulation of Broadband Internet Access Act
                 H. Res. 688       H.R. 4890.........  To impose a ban on the payment of bonuses to employees of
                                                        the Internal Revenue Service until the Secretary of the
                                                        Treasury develops and implements a comprehensive
                                                        customer service strategy.
                 H. Res. 720       H.R. 4641.........  To provide for the establishment of an inter-agency task
                                                        force to review, modify, and update best practices for
                                                        pain management and prescribing pain medication, and for
                                                        other purposes.
                 H. Res. 720       H.R. 5046.........  Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Reduction Act of 2016
                 H. Res. 767       H.R. 4775.........  Ozone Standards Implementation Act of 2016
                 H. Res. 770       H.R. 5278.........  PROMESA
                 H. Res. 796       H.R. 4768.........  Separation of Powers Restoration Act of 2016
                 H. Res. 803       H.R. 4361.........  Federal Information Systems Safeguards Act of 2016
                 H. Res. 843       H.R. 5063.........  Stop Settlement Slush Funds Act of 2016
                 H. Res. 844       H.R. 2357.........  Accelerating Access to Capital Act of 2015
                 H. Res. 863       H.R. 5226.........  Regulatory Integrity Act of 2016
                 H. Res. 875       H.R. 3438.........  REVIEW Act of 2016
                 H. Res. 879       H.R. 5931.........  Prohibiting Future Ransom Payments to Iran Act
                 H. Res. 892       H.R. 5303.........  Water Resources Development Act of 2016 [General Debate]
 Senate Hook-up:                                       .........................................................
                 H. Res. 189       ..................  Provides that, the House hereby takes from the Speaker's
                                                        table the concurrent resolution (S. Con. Res. 11)
                                                        setting forth the congressional budget for the United
                                                        States Government for fiscal year 2016 and setting forth
                                                        the appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2017
                                                        through 2025; adopts an amendment in the nature of a
                                                        substitute consisting of the text of House Concurrent
                                                        Resolution 27, as adopted by the House; and adopts such
                                                        concurrent resolution, as amended.
                 H. Res. 809       ..................  Provides that the House has taken S. 2943, the National
                                                        Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017, from the
                                                        Speaker's table, adopts an amendment in the nature of a
                                                        substitute consisting of the text of H.R. 4909 as passed
                                                        by the House, and adopts S. 2943, as amended.
 Disposition of Senate Amendments:
                 H. Res. 305       H.R. 1314.........  Trade Act of 2015 [Senate Amendment]
                 H. Res. 305       H.R. 644..........  Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015
                                                        [Senate Amendment]
                 H. Res. 321       H.R. 2146.........  Defending Public Safety Employees' Retirement Act [Senate
                                                        Amendment]
                 H. Res. 338       H.R. 1295.........  Trade Preferences Extension Act of 2015  [Senate
                                                        Amendment]
                 H. Res. 408       H.J. Res. 61......  Disapproving of the agreement transmitted to Congress by
                                                        the President on July 19, 2015, relating to the nuclear
                                                        program of Iran.
                 H. Res. 448       H. R. 719.........  TSA Office of Inspection Accountability Act of 2015
                                                        [Senate Amendment]
                 H. Res. 495       H.R. 1314.........  Ensuring Tax Exempt Organizations the Right to Appeal Act
                                                        [Bipartisan Budget Agreement of 2015] [Senate Amendment]
                 H. Res. 507       H.R. 22...........  Hire More Heroes Act of 2015 [DRIVE Act] [Senate
                                                        Amendment][General Debate]
                 H. Res. 512       H.R. 22...........  Hire More Heroes Act of 2015 [DRIVE Act] [Senate
                                                        Amendment][Amendment Consideration]
                 H. Res. 560       H.R. 2250.........  Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2016 [Further
                                                        Continuing Appropriations Act, 2016] [Senate Amendment]
                 H. Res. 566       H.R. 2029.........  Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related
                                                        Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016 [Consolidated
                                                        Appropriations and Tax Measures] [Senate Amendment]
                 H. Res. 579       H.R. 3762.........  Restoring Americans' Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation
                                                        Act of 2015 [Senate Amendment]
                 H. Res. 742       H.R. 2576.........  TSCA Modernization Act of 2015 [Senate Amendment]
                 H. Res. 751       H.R. 2577.........  Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and
                                                        Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016 [Senate
                                                        Amendment]
                 H. Res. 822       S. 764............  An Act to reauthorize and amend the National Sea Grant
                                                        College Program Act, and for other purposes. [GMO
                                                        Labeling Requirements][Senate Amendment]
                 H. Res. 901       H.R. 5325.........  Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2017 [Continuing
                                                        Appropriations and Military Construction, Veterans
                                                        Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017,
                                                        and Zika Response and Preparedness Act][Senate
                                                        Amendment]
                 H. Res. 934       H.R. 34...........  Tsunami Warning, Education, and Research Act of 2015
                                                        [21st Century Cures][Senate Amendment]
                 H. Res. 949       H.R. 2028.........  Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies
                                                        Appropriations Act, 2016 [Further Continuing and
                                                        Security Assistance Appropriations Act, 2017][Senate
                                                        Amendment]
 Motions to go to Conference:
                 H. Res. 305       H.R. 644..........  Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015
                                                        [Senate Amendment]
                 H. Res. 512       H.R. 22...........  Hire More Heroes Act of 2015 [DRIVE Act]
                 H. Res. 526       S. 1177...........  Every Child Achieves Act of 2015
                 H. Res. 725       S. 524............  Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016
                 H. Res. 744       S. 2012...........  Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2016
                 H. Res. 751       H.R. 2577.........  Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and
                                                        Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016
                 H. Res. 809       S. 2943...........  National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017
Conference Report:
                 H. Res. 231       S. Con. Res. 11...  Concurrent resolution setting forth the congressional
                                                        budget for the United States Government for fiscal year
                                                        2016 and setting forth the appropriate budgetary levels
                                                        for fiscal years 2017 through 2025.
                 H. Res. 449       H.R. 1735.........  National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016
                 H. Res. 542       S. 1177...........  Student Success Act
                 H. Res. 546       H.R. 22...........  Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act of
                                                        2015
                 H. Res. 560       H.R. 644..........  Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015
                 H. Res. 797       H.R. 2577.........  Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related
                                                        Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017 [MilCon/VA and Zika
                                                        Appropriations]
                 H. Res. 809       S. 524............  Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016
                 H. Res. 937       S. 2943...........  National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017
 Providing for the Engrossment of Multiple Measures:
                 H. Res. 212       H.R. 1560.........  Protecting Cyber Networks Act
                 ................  H.R. 1731.........  National Cybersecurity Protection Advancement Act of 2015
Instructing the Clerk Regarding the Transmittal of Papers:
                                              No transmittal instructions reported.
 Providing for the Consideration of Multiple Measures:
                 H. Res. 19        H.R. 3............  Keystone XL Pipeline Act
                 ................  H.R. 30...........  Save American Workers Act
                 H. Res. 27        H.R. 185..........  Regulatory Accountability Act of 2015
                 ................  H.R. 240..........  Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2015
                 ................  H.R. 37...........  Promoting Job Creation and Reducing Small Business
                                                        Burdens Act
                 H. Res. 38        H.R. 161..........  Natural Gas Pipeline Permitting Reform Act
                 ................  H.R. 36...........  Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act
                 H. Res. 78        H.R. 527..........  Small Business Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act of
                                                        2015
                 ................  H.R. 50...........  Unfunded Mandates Information and Transparency Act of
                                                        2015
                 H. Res. 101       H.R. 644..........  Fighting Hunger Incentive Act of 2015
                 ................  H.R. 636..........  America's Small Business Tax Relief Act of 2015
                 H. Res. 121       H.R. 529..........  To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to improve 529
                                                        plans.
                 ................  H.R. 5............  Student Success Act
                 H. Res. 138       H.R. 1029.........  EPA Science Advisory Board Reform Act of 2015
                 ................  H.R. 1030.........  Secret Science Reform Act of 2015
                 H. Res. 152       H. Res. 132.......  Providing for the expenses of certain committees of the
                                                        House of Representatives in the One Hundred Fourteenth
                                                        Congress.
                 ................  S.J. Res. 8.......  Establishing the budget for the United States Government
                                                        for fiscal year 2016 and setting forth appropriate
                                                        budgetary levels for fiscal years 2017 through 2025.
                 H. Res. 189       H.R. 650..........  Preserving Access to Manufactured Housing Act of 2015
                 ................  H.R. 685..........  Mortgage Choice Act of 2015
                 H. Res. 200       H.R. 622..........  State and Local Sales Tax Deduction Fairness Act of 2015
                 ................  H.R. 1105.........  Death Tax Repeal Act of 2015
                 ................  H.R. 1195.........  Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection Advisory Boards
                                                        Act
                 H. Res. 212       H.R. 1560.........  Protecting Cyber Networks Act
                 ................  H.R. 1731.........  National Cybersecurity Protection Advancement Act of 2015
                 H. Res. 223       H.R. 2028.........  Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies
                                                        Appropriations Act, 2016
                 ................  H.R. 2029.........  Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related
                                                        Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016
                 H. Res. 231       H.R. 1732.........  Regulatory Integrity Protection Act of 2015
                 ................  S. Con. Res. 11...  Concurrent resolution setting forth the congressional
                                                        budget for the United States Government for fiscal year
                                                        2016 and setting forth the appropriate budgetary levels
                                                        for fiscal years 2017 through 2025. [Conference Report]
                 ................  H.J. Res. 43......  Disapproving the action of the District of Columbia
                                                        Council in approving the Reproductive Health Non-
                                                        Discrimination Amendment Act of 2014.
                 H. Res. 255       H.R. 1735.........  National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016
                 ................  H.R. 36...........  Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act [Meeting II]
                 ................  H.R. 2048.........  USA FREEDOM Act of 2015
                 H. Res. 271       H.R. 1806.........  America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2015
                 ................  H.R. 2250.........  Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2016
                 ................  H.R. 2353.........  Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015
                 H. Res. 273       H.R. 2262.........  SPACE Act of 2015
                 ................  H.R. 880..........  American Research and Competitiveness Act of 2015
                 H. Res. 287       H.R. 2577.........  Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and
                                                        Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016
                 ................  H.R. 2578.........  Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies
                                                        Appropriations Act, 2016
                 H. Res. 303       H.R. 2685.........  Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2016
                 ................  H.R. 2393.........  Country of Origin Labeling Amendments Act of 2015
                 H. Res. 305       H.R. 1314.........  Trade Act of 2015 [Senate Amendment]
                 ................  H.R. 644..........  Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015
                                                        [Senate Amendment]
                 H. Res. 319       H.R. 160..........  Protect Medical Innovation Act of 2015
                 ................  H.R. 1190.........  Protecting Seniors' Access to Medicare Act of 2015
                 H. Res. 333       H.R. 2822.........  Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related
                                                        Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016
                 ................  H.R. 2042.........  Ratepayer Protection Act of 2015
                 H. Res. 347       H.R. 5............  Student Success Act
                 ................  H.R. 2647.........  Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2015
                 H. Res. 362       H.R. 2898.........  Western Water and American Food Security Act of 2015
                 ................  H.R. 3038.........  Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, Part II
                 H. Res. 369       H.R. 1599.........  Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015
                 ................  H.R. 1734.........  Improving Coal Combustion Residuals Regulation Act of
                                                        2015
                 H. Res. 388       H.R. 1994.........  VA Accountability Act of 2015
                 ................  H.R. 3236.........  Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice
                                                        Improvement Act of 2015
                 H. Res. 412       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.
                 ................  H. Res. 411.......  Finding that the President has not complied with section
                                                        2 of the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015.
                 ................  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.
                 H. Res. 420       H.R. 348..........  RAPID Act
                 ................  H.R. 758..........  Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act of 2015
                 H. Res. 421       H.R. 3504.........  Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act
                 ................  H.R. 3134.........  Defund Planned Parenthood Act of 2015
                 H. Res. 448       H.R. 719..........  TSA Office of Inspection Accountability Act of 2015
                                                        [Senate Amendment]
                 ................  H. Con. Res. 79...  Directing the Clerk of the House of Representatives to
                                                        make corrections in the enrollment of H.R. 719. (Defund
                                                        Planned Parenthood Act of 2015)
                 H. Res. 449       H.R. 1735.........  Conference Report to Accompany H.R. 1735  - National
                                                        Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016
                 ................  H.R. 3457.........  Justice for Victims of Iranian Terrorism Act
                 H. Res. 466       H.R. 538..........  Native American Energy Act
                 ................  H.R. 702..........  To adapt to changing crude oil market conditions.
                 H. Res. 480       H.R. 10...........  SOAR Reauthorization Act
                 ................  H.R. 692..........  Default Prevention Act
                 H. Res. 526       H.R. 1737.........  Reforming CFPB Indirect Auto Financing Guidance Act
                 ................  H.R. 511..........  Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act of 2015
                 H. Res. 529       H.R. 1210.........  Portfolio Lending and Mortgage Access Act
                 ................  H.R. 3189.........  FORM Act of 2015
                 H. Res. 539       H.R. 8............  North American Energy Security and Infrastructure Act of
                                                        2015 [General Debate]
                 ................  S.J. Res. 23......  Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8
                                                        of title 5, United States Code, of a rule submitted by
                                                        the Environmental Protection Agency relating to
                                                        ``Standards of Performance for Greenhouse Gas Emissions
                                                        from New, Modified, and Reconstructed Stationary
                                                        Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units''.
                 ................  S.J. Res. 24......  Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8
                                                        of title 5, United States Code, of a rule submitted by
                                                        the Environmental Protection Agency relating to ``Carbon
                                                        Pollution Emission Guidelines for Existing Stationary
                                                        Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units''.
                 H. Res. 542       H.R. 8............  North American Energy Security and Infrastructure Act of
                                                        2015
                 ................  S. 1177...........  Student Success Act [Conference Report]
                 H. Res. 560       H.R. 644..........  Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015
                                                        [Conference Report]
                 ................  H.R. 2250.........  Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2016 [Further
                                                        Continuing Appropriations Act, 2016][Senate Amendment]
                 H. Res. 580       H.R. 712..........  Sunshine for Regulatory Decrees and Settlements Act of
                                                        2015
                 ................  H.R. 1155.........  SCRUB Act of 2015
                 H. Res. 583       H.R. 1644.........  STREAM Act
                 ................  S.J. Res. 22......  Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8
                                                        of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by
                                                        the Corps of Engineers and the Environmental Protection
                                                        Agency relating to the definition of ``waters of the
                                                        United States'' under the Federal Water Pollution
                                                        Control Act.
                 ................  H.R. 3662.........  Iran Terror Finance Transparency Act
                 H. Res. 595       H.R. 1675.........  Encouraging Employee Ownership Act of 2015
                 ................  H.R. 766..........  Financial Institution Customer Protection Act of 2015
                 H. Res. 609       H.R. 3442.........  Debt Management and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2015
                 ................  H.R. 3293.........  Scientific Research in the National Interest Act
                 H. Res. 640       H.R. 4596.........  Small Business Broadband Deployment Act
                 ................  H.R. 3797.........  SENSE Act
                 H. Res. 671       H.R. 3340.........  Financial Stability Oversight Council Reform Act
                 ................  H.R. 3791.........  To raise the consolidated assets threshold under the
                                                        small bank holding company policy statement, and for
                                                        other purposes.
                 H. Res. 687       H.R. 1206.........  No Hires for the Delinquent IRS Act
                 ................  H.R. 4885.........  IRS Oversight While Eliminating Spending (OWES) Act of
                                                        2016
                 H. Res. 688       H.R. 4890.........  To impose a ban on the payment of bonuses to employees of
                                                        the Internal Revenue Service until the Secretary of the
                                                        Treasury develops and implements a comprehensive
                                                        customer service strategy.
                 ................  H.R. 3724.........  Ensuring Integrity in the IRS Workforce Act of 2015
                 H. Res. 706       H.R. 4901.........   SOAR Reauthorization Act
                 ................  H.J. Res. 88......  Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of
                                                        Labor relating to the definition of the term
                                                        ``Fiduciary''.
                 H. Res. 720       H.R. 4641.........  To provide for the establishment of an inter-agency task
                                                        force to review, modify, and update best practices for
                                                        pain management and prescribing pain medication, and for
                                                        other purposes.
                 ................  H.R. 5046.........  Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Reduction Act of 2016
                 H. Res. 736       H.R. 4974.........  Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related
                                                        Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017
                 ................  H.R. 5243.........  Zika Response Appropriations Act, 2016
                 H. Res. 742       H.R. 2576.........  TSCA Modernization Act of 2016 [Senate Amendment]
                 ................  H.R. 897..........  Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2015
                 H. Res. 744       S. 2012...........  Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2016
                 ................  H.R. 5233.........  Clarifying Congressional Intent in Providing for DC Home
                                                        Rule Act of 2016
                 H. Res. 767       H.R. 4775.........  Ozone Standard Implementation Act of 2016
                 ................  H. Con. Res. 89...  Expressing the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would
                                                        be detrimental to the United States economy.
                 ................  H. Con. Res. 112..  Expressing the sense of Congress opposing the President's
                                                        proposed $10 tax on every barrel of oil.
                 H. Res. 778       H.R. 5053.........  Preventing IRS Abuse and Protecting Free Speech Act
                 ................  H.R. 5293.........  Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2017 [General
                                                        Debate]
                 H. Res. 809       S. 524............  Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Reduction Act of 2016
                                                        [Conference Report]
                 ................  S. 2943...........  National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017
                 H. Res. 819       H.R. 4992.........  United States Financial System Protection Act of 2016
                 ................  H.R. 5119.........  No 2H2O from Iran Act
                 ................  H.R. 5631.........  Iran Accountability Act of 2016
                 H. Res. 822       S. 764............  An Act to reauthorize and amend the National Sea Grant
                                                        College Program Act, and for other purposes. [GMO
                                                        Labeling Requirements]
                 ................  S. 304............  Motor Vehicle Safety Whistleblower Act [Conscience
                                                        Protection Act of 2016]
                 H. Res. 844       H.R. 2357.........  Accelerating Access to Capital Act of 2015
                 ................  H.R. 5424.........  Investment Advisers Modernization Act of 2016
                 H. Res. 863       H.R. 5351.........  To prohibit the transfer of any individual detained at
                                                        United States Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
                 ................  H.R. 5226.........  Regulatory Integrity Act of 2016
                 H. Res. 875       H.R. 3438.........  REVIEW Act of 2016
                 ................  H.R. 5719.........  Empowering Employees through Stock Ownership Act
                 H. Res. 897       H.R. 5303.........  Water Resources Development Act of 2016 [Amendment
                                                        Consideration]
                 ................  H.R. 6094.........  Regulatory Relief for Small Businesses, Schools, and
                                                        Nonprofits Act
                 H. Res. 921       H.R. 5711           To prohibit the Secretary of the Treasury from
                                                        authorizing certain transactions by a U.S. financial
                                                        institution in connection with the export or re-export
                                                        of a commercial passenger aircraft to the Islamic
                                                        Republic of Iran
                 ................  H.R. 5982           Midnight Rules Relief Act of 2016
                 H. Res. 934       H.R. 34             Tsunami Warning, Education, and Research Act of 2015
                                                        [21st Century Cures]
                 ................  H.R. 6392           Systemic Risk Designation Improvement Act of 2016
                 H. Res. 949       S. 612              To designate the Federal building and United States
                                                        courthouse located at 1300 Victoria Street in Laredo,
                                                        Texas, as the ``George P. Kazen Federal Building and
                                                        United States Courthouse''. [Water Infrastructure
                                                        Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act]
                 ................  H.R. 2028           Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies
                                                        Appropriations Act, 2016 [Further Continuing and
                                                        Security Assistance Appropriations Act, 2017]
Providing Procedures for Pro Forma Sessions:
                 H. Res. 100       ..................  Allows for, on any legislative day during the period from
                                                        February 16, 2015, through February 23, 2015 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,
                                                        within the limits of clause 4, section 5, article I of
                                                        the Constitution, to be announced by the Chair in
                                                        declaring the adjournment. The Speaker may appoint
                                                        Members to perform the duties of the Chair for the
                                                        duration of the period addressed by section 2 of this
                                                        resolution as though under clause 8(a) of rule I.
                 H. Res. 134       ..................  Allows for, on any legislative day during the period from
                                                        March 6, 2015, through March 13, 2015 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, within the
                                                        limits of clause 4, section 5, article I of the
                                                        Constitution, to be announced by the Chair in declaring
                                                        the adjournment. The Speaker may appoint Members to
                                                        perform the duties of the Chair for the duration of the
                                                        period addressed by section 2 of this resolution as
                                                        though under clause 8(a) of rule I.
                 H. Res. 173       ..................  Allows for, on any legislative day during the period from
                                                        March 27, 2015, through April 10, 2015 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, within the
                                                        limits of clause 4, section 5, article I of the
                                                        Constitution, to be announced by the Chair in declaring
                                                        the adjournment. The Speaker may appoint Members to
                                                        perform the duties of the Chair for the duration of the
                                                        period addressed by section 2 of this resolution as
                                                        though under clause 8(a) of rule I. Each day during the
                                                        period addressed by section 2 of this resolution shall
                                                        not constitute a calendar day for purposes of section 7
                                                        of the War Powers Resolution (50 U.S.C. 1546)
                 H. Res. 223       ..................  Allows for, on any legislative day during the period from
                                                        May 4, 2015, through May 11, 2015 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, within the
                                                        limits of clause 4, section 5, article I of the
                                                        Constitution, to be announced by the Chair in declaring
                                                        the adjournment. Sec. 5. The Speaker may appoint Members
                                                        to perform the duties of the Chair for the duration of
                                                        the period addressed by section 4 of this resolution as
                                                        though under clause 8(a) of rule I
                 H. Res. 273       ..................  Allows for, on any legislative day during the period from
                                                        May 22, 2015, through May 29, 2015 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, within the
                                                        limits of clause 4, section 5, article I of the
                                                        Constitution, to be announced by the Chair in declaring
                                                        the adjournment. The Speaker may appoint Members to
                                                        perform the duties of the Chair for the duration of the
                                                        period addressed by section 5 of this resolution as
                                                        though under clause 8(a) of rule I.
                 H. Res. 333       ..................  Allows for, on any legislative day during the period from
                                                        June 26, 2015, through July 6, 2015: 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.
                 H. Res. 380       ..................  Allows for, on any legislative day during the period from
                                                        July 30, 2015 through September 7, 2015: 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.
                 H. Res. 462       ..................  Allows for, on any legislative day during the period from
                                                        October 12, 2015, through October 19, 2015: 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.
                 H. Res. 507       ..................  Allows for, on any legislative day during the period from
                                                        November 6, 2015, through November 13, 2015: 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.
                 H. Res. 529       ..................  Allows for, on any legislative day during the period from
                                                        November 20, 2015, through November 27, 2015: 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.
                 H. Res. 566       ..................  Allows for, on any legislative day of the first session
                                                        of the 114th Congress after December 18, 2015: 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.
                 H. Res. 583       ..................  Allows for, on any legislative day during the period from
                                                        January 14, 2016, through January 22, 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,
                                                        within the limits of clause 4, section 5, article I of
                                                        the Constitution, to be announced by the Chair in
                                                        declaring the adjournment. The Speaker may appoint
                                                        Members to perform the duties of the Chair for the
                                                        duration of the period addressed by section 2 of this
                                                        resolution as though under clause 8(a) of rule I.
                 H. Res. 611       ..................  Allows for, on any legislative day during the period from
                                                        February 15, 2016, through February 22, 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,
                                                        within the limits of clause 4, section 5, article I of
                                                        the Constitution, to be announced by the Chair in
                                                        declaring the adjournment. The Speaker may appoint
                                                        Members to perform the duties of the Chair for the
                                                        duration of the period addressed by section 2 of this
                                                        resolution as though under clause 8(a) of rule I.
                 H. Res. 635       ..................  Allows for, on any legislative day during the period from
                                                        March 4, 2016, through March 11, 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, within the
                                                        limits of clause 4, section 5, article I of the
                                                        Constitution, to be announced by the Chair in declaring
                                                        the adjournment. The Speaker may appoint Members to
                                                        perform the duties of the Chair for the duration of the
                                                        period addressed by section 2 of this resolution as
                                                        though under clause 8(a) of rule I.
                 H. Res. 653       ..................  Allows for, on any legislative day during the period from
                                                        March 24, 2016, through April 11, 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, within the
                                                        limits of clause 4, section 5, article I of the
                                                        Constitution, to be announced by the Chair in declaring
                                                        the adjournment. The Speaker may appoint Members to
                                                        perform the duties of the Chair for the duration of the
                                                        period addressed by section 2 of this resolution as
                                                        though under clause 8(a) of rule I. Each day during the
                                                        period addressed by section 2 of this resolution shall
                                                        not constitute a calendar day for purposes of section 7
                                                        of the War Powers Resolution (50 U.S.C. 1546).
                 H. Res. 706       ..................  Allows for, on any legislative day during the period from
                                                        May 2, 2016, through May 9, 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, within the
                                                        limits of clause 4, section 5, article I of the
                                                        Constitution, to be announced by the Chair in declaring
                                                        the adjournment. The Speaker may appoint Members to
                                                        perform the duties of the Chair for the duration of the
                                                        period addressed by section 2 of this resolution as
                                                        though under clause 8(a) of rule I.
                 H. Res. 744       ..................  Allows for, 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, within the
                                                        limits of clause 4, section 5, article I of the
                                                        Constitution, to be announced by the Chair in declaring
                                                        the adjournment. The Speaker may appoint Members to
                                                        perform the duties of the Chair for the duration of the
                                                        period addressed by section 2 of this resolution as
                                                        though under clause 8(a) of rule I.
                 H. Res. 796       ..................  Allows for, on any legislative day during the period from
                                                        June 23, 2016, through July 4, 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, within the
                                                        limits of clause 4, section 5, article I of the
                                                        Constitution, to be announced by the Chair in declaring
                                                        the adjournment. The Speaker may appoint Members to
                                                        perform the duties of the Chair for the duration of the
                                                        period addressed by section 2 of this resolution as
                                                        though under clause 8(a) of rule I.
                 H. Res. 797       ..................  Allows for, on any legislative day during the period from
                                                        June 23, 2016, through July 4, 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, within the
                                                        limits of clause 4, section 5, article I of the
                                                        Constitution, to be announced by the Chair in declaring
                                                        the adjournment. The Speaker may appoint Members to
                                                        perform the duties of the Chair for the duration of the
                                                        period addressed by section 2 of this resolution as
                                                        though under clause 8(a) of rule I.
                 H. Res. 820       ..................  Allows for, on any legislative day during the period from
                                                        July 15, 2016, through September 5, 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, within the
                                                        limits of clause 4, section 5, article I of the
                                                        Constitution, to be announced by the Chair in declaring
                                                        the adjournment. The Speaker may appoint Members to
                                                        perform the duties of the Chair for the duration of the
                                                        period addressed by section 2 of this resolution as
                                                        though under clause 8(a) of rule I.
                 H. Res. 897       ..................  Allows for, on any legislative day during the period from
                                                        September 29, 2016, through November 11, 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.
                 H. Res. 921       ..................  Allows for, on any legislative day during the period from
                                                        November 18, 2016, through November 28, 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,
                                                        within the limits of clause 4, section 5, article I of
                                                        the Constitution, to be announced by the Chair in
                                                        declaring the adjournment. The Speaker may appoint
                                                        Members to perform the duties of the Chair for the
                                                        duration of the period addressed by section 2 of this
                                                        resolution as though under clause 8(a) of rule I.
                 H. Res. 944       ..................  Allows for, 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,
                                                        within the limits of clause 4, section 5, article I of
                                                        the Constitution, to be announced by the Chair in
                                                        declaring the adjournment. The Speaker may appoint
                                                        Members to perform the duties of the Chair for the
                                                        duration of the period addressed by section 2 of this
                                                        resolution as though under clause 8(a) of rule I. Each
                                                        day during the period addressed by section 2 of this
                                                        resolution shall not constitute a calendar day for
                                                        purposes of section 7 of the War Powers Resolution (50
                                                        U.S.C. 1546). Each day during the period addressed by
                                                        section 2 of this resolution shall not constitute a
                                                        legislative day for purposes of clause 7 of rule XIII.
Report Filing Authority:
                 H. Res. 173       ..................  Allows the Committee on Financial Services and the
                                                        Committee on Ways and Means each may, at any time before
                                                        5 p.m. on April 6, 2015, file reports to accompany
                                                        measures.
                 H. Res. 273       ..................  Allows the Committee on Appropriations may, at any time
                                                        before 5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, file
                                                        privileged reports to accompany measures making
                                                        appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30,
                                                        2016.
                 H. Res. 288       ..................  Allows the Committee on Appropriations may, at any time
                                                        before 5 p.m. on Friday, June 5, 2015, file privileged
                                                        reports to accompany measures making appropriations for
                                                        the fiscal year ending September 30, 2016.
                 H. Res. 611       ..................  Allows the Committee on the Judiciary may, at any time
                                                        before 5 p.m. on Tuesday, February 16, 2016, file a
                                                        report to accompany H.R. 3624.
                 H. Res. 653       ..................  Allows the Committee on Energy and Commerce may, at any
                                                        time before 4 p.m. on Thursday, March 31, 2016, file a
                                                        report to accompany H.R. 2666.
                 H. Res. 706       ..................  Allows the Committee on Armed Services may, at any time
                                                        before 5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 4, 2016, file a report
                                                        to accompany H.R. 4909
                 H. Res. 820       ..................  Allows the Committee on Appropriations may, at any time
                                                        before 5 p.m. on Friday, July 29, 2016, file privileged
                                                        reports to accompany measures making appropriations for
                                                        the fiscal year ending September 30, 2017.
 Floor Procedure Tools:
                 H. Res. 134       ..................  Allows for, at any time through the legislative day of
                                                        March 13, 2015, the Chair may postpone further
                                                        consideration of a measure in the House to such time as
                                                        may be designated by the Speaker.
                 H. Res. 163       H. Con. Res. 27...  Establishing the budget for the United States Government
                                                        for fiscal year 2016 and setting forth appropriate
                                                        budgetary levels for fiscal years 2017 through 2025;
                                                        provides that if more than one amendment is adopted,
                                                        then only the one receiving the greater number of
                                                        affirmative votes shall be considered as finally
                                                        adopted. In the case of a tie for the greater number of
                                                        affirmative votes, then only the last amendment to
                                                        receive that number of affirmative votes shall be
                                                        considered as finally adopted.
                 H. Res. 315       H.R. 1314.........  Trade Act of 2015 [Senate Amendment]; provides that the
                                                        question of reconsideration of the vote on the question
                                                        of concurring in the matter comprising the remainder of
                                                        title II of the Senate amendment to H.R. 1314 may be
                                                        postponed through the legislative day of Thursday, July
                                                        30, 2015.
                 H. Res. 581       H.R. 3762.........  Restoring Americans' Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation
                                                        Act of 2015 [Senate Amendment]; provides that any
                                                        question on a motion relating to the disposition of the
                                                        veto message and the bill, H.R. 3762, may be postponed
                                                        through the legislative day of January 25, 2016.
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                                                            B. Table 2.--Resolutions Reported
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               Rule                         Bill                      Title and Floor Action                     Date                  Managers
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H. Res. 19, H. Rept. 114-1         H.R. 3...............  Keystone XL Pipeline Act......................  .................  ...........................
                                   H.R. 30..............  Save American Workers Act of 2015.............  .................  ...........................
                                   .....................  Reported from Rules...........................  01/07/15           Burgess/Polis
                                   .....................  Previous question agreed to 240-180...........  01/08/15           ...........................
                                   .....................  Rule adopted record vote 244-181..............  01/08/15           ...........................
H. Res. 27, H. Rept. 114-2         H.R. 37..............  Promoting Job Creation and Reducing Small       .................  ...........................
                                                           Business Burdens Act.
                                   H.R. 185.............  Regulatory Accountability Act of 2015.........  .................  ...........................
                                   H.R. 240.............  Department of Homeland Security Appropriations  .................  ...........................
                                                           Act, 2015.
                                   .....................  Reported from Rules...........................  01/12/15           Sessions/Polis
                                   .....................  Previous question agreed to 242-181...........  01/13/15           ...........................
                                   .....................  Rule adopted record vote 242-180..............  01/13/15           ...........................
H. Res. 38, H. Rept. 114-3         H.R. 161.............  Natural Gas Pipeline Permitting Reform Act....  .................  ...........................
                                   H.R. 36..............  Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act......  .................  ...........................
                                   .....................  Reported from Rules...........................  01/20/15           Foxx/McGovern
                                   .....................  Previous question agreed to 238-182...........  01/21/15           ...........................
                                   .....................  Rule adopted record vote 238-181..............  01/21/15           ...........................
H. Res. 42, H. Rept. 114-4         H.R. 7...............  No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion   .................  ...........................
                                                           Insurance Full Disclosure Act of 2015.
                                   .....................  Reported from Rules...........................  01/21/15           Foxx/Slaughter
                                   .....................  Previous question agreed to 239-183...........  01/22/15           ...........................
                                   .....................  Rule adopted record vote 242-179..............  01/22/15           ...........................
H. Res. 48, H. Rept. 114-5         H.R. 351.............  LNG Permitting Certainty and Transparency Act.  .................  ...........................
                                   .....................  Reported from Rules...........................  01/26/15           Sessions/Hastings
                                   .....................  Rule adopted record vote 241-169..............  01/27/15           ...........................
H. Res. 70, H. Rept. 114-13        H.R. 596.............  To repeal the Patient Protection and            .................  ...........................
                                                           Affordable Care Act and health care-related
                                                           provisions in the Health Care and Education
                                                           Reconciliation Act of 2010, and for other
                                                           purposes..
                                   .....................  Reported from Rules...........................  02/02/15           Burgess/McGovern
                                   .....................  Previous question agreed to 242-176...........  02/03/15           ...........................
                                   .....................  Rule adopted record vote 242-178..............  02/03/15           ...........................
H. Res. 78, H. Rept. 114-14        H.R. 527.............  Small Business Regulatory Flexibility           .................  ...........................
                                                           Improvements Act of 2015.
                                   H.R. 50..............  Unfunded Mandates Information and Transparency  .................  ...........................
                                                           Act of 2015.
                                   .....................  Reported from Rules...........................  02/03/15           Foxx/Polis
                                   .....................  Previous question agreed to 242-174...........  02/04/15           ...........................
                                   .....................  Rule adopted record vote 243-179..............  02/04/15           ...........................
H. Res. 100, H. Rept. 114-22       S. 1.................  Keystone XL Pipeline Approval Act.............  .................  ...........................
                                   .....................  Reported from Rules...........................  02/10/15           Woodall/Hastings
                                   .....................  Previous question agreed to 242-183...........  02/11/15           ...........................
                                   .....................  Rule adopted record vote 248-177..............  02/11/15           ...........................
H. Res. 101, H. Rept. 114-23       H.R. 644.............  Fighting Hunger Incentive Act of 2015.........  .................  ...........................
                                   H.R. 636.............  America's Small Business Tax Relief Act of      .................  ...........................
                                                           2015.
                                   .....................  Reported from Rules...........................  02/10/15           Cole/McGovern
                                   .....................  Previous question agreed to 232-164...........  02/12/15           ...........................
                                   .....................  Rule adopted record vote 233-163..............  02/12/15           ...........................
H. Res. 121, H. Rept. 114-28       H.R. 529.............  To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to   .................  ...........................
                                                           improve 529 plans..
                                   H.R. 5...............  Student Success Act [General Debate]..........  .................  ...........................
                                   .....................  Reported from Rules...........................  02/24/15           Woodall/Hastings
                                   .....................  Previous question agreed to 241-181...........  02/25/15           ...........................
                                   .....................  Rule adopted record vote 243-178..............  02/25/15           ...........................
H. Res. 125, H. Rept. 114-29       H.R. 5...............  Student Success Act [Amendment Consideration].  .................  ...........................
                                   .....................  Reported from Rules...........................  02/25/15           Foxx/Polis
                                   .....................  Previous question agreed to 234-177...........  02/26/15           ...........................
                                   .....................  Rule adopted record vote 234-184..............  02/26/15           ...........................
H. Res. 129, H. Rept. 114-31       H.J. Res. 35.........  Making further continuing appropriations for    .................  ...........................
                                                           fiscal year 2015, and for other purposes.
                                   .....................  Reported from Rules...........................  02/26/15           Sessions/Slaughter
                                   .....................  Previous question agreed to 240-183...........  02/27/15           ...........................
                                   .....................  Rule adopted record vote 240-183..............  02/27/15           ...........................
H. Res. 134, H. Rept. 114-36       H.R. 749.............  Passenger Rail Reform and Investment Act of     .................  ...........................
                                                           2015.
                                   .....................  Reported from Rules...........................  03/02/15           Woodall/McGovern
                                   .....................  Rule adopted by voice vote....................  03/03/15           ...........................
H. Res. 138, H. Rept. 114-37       H.R. 1029............  EPA Science Advisory Board Reform Act of 2015.  .................  ...........................
                                   H.R. 1030............  Secret Science Reform Act of 2015.............  .................  ...........................
                                   .....................  Reported from Rules...........................  03/03/15           Burgess/Hastings
                                   .....................  Previous question agreed to 232-181...........  03/17/15           ...........................
                                   .....................  Rule adopted record vote 236-180..............  03/17/15           ...........................
H. Res. 152, H. Rept. 114-45       H. Res. 132..........  Providing for the expenses of certain           .................  ...........................
                                                           committees of the House of Representatives in
                                                           the One Hundred Fourteenth Congress.
                                   S.J. Res. 8..........  Providing for congressional disapproval under   .................  ...........................
                                                           chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of
                                                           the rule submitted by the National Labor
                                                           Relations Board relating to representation
                                                           case procedures.
                                   .....................  Reported from Rules...........................  03/17/15           Foxx/Polis
                                   .....................  Previous question agreed to 233-181...........  03/19/15           ...........................
                                   .....................  Rule adopted record vote 233-181..............  03/19/15           ...........................
H. Res. 163, H. Rept. 114-49       H. Con. Res. 27......  Establishing the budget for the United States   .................  ...........................
                                                           Government for fiscal year 2016 and setting
                                                           forth appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal
                                                           years 2017 through 2025.
                                   .....................  Reported from Rules...........................  03/23/15           Woodall/Slaughter
                                   .....................  Previous question agreed to 238-180...........  03/24/15           ...........................
                                   .....................  Rule adopted record vote 237-180, 1 present...  03/24/15           ...........................
H. Res. 173, H. Rept. 114-50       H.R. 2...............  Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act    .................  ...........................
                                                           of 2015.
                                   .....................  Reported from Rules...........................  03/25/15           Burgess/McGovern
                                   .....................  Rule adopted record vote 402-12, 5 present....  03/26/15           ...........................
H. Res. 189, H. Rept. 114-65       H.R. 650.............  Preserving Access to Manufactured Housing Act   .................  ...........................
                                                           of 2015.
                                   H.R. 685.............  Mortgage Choice Act of 2015...................  .................  ...........................
                                   .....................  Reported from Rules...........................  04/13/15           Sessions/McGovern
                                   .....................  Previous question agreed to 239-183...........  04/14/15           ...........................
                                   .....................  Rule adopted record vote 237-185..............  04/14/15           ...........................
H. Res. 200, H. Rept. 114-74       H.R. 622.............  State and Local Sales Tax Deduction Fairness    .................  ...........................
                                                           Act of 2015.
                                   H.R. 1105............  Death Tax Repeal Act of 2015..................  .................  ...........................
                                   H.R. 1195............  Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection         .................  ...........................
                                                           Advisory Boards Act.
                                   .....................  Reported from Rules...........................  04/14/15           Stivers/Polis
                                   .....................  Previous question agreed to 240-183...........  04/15/15           ...........................
                                   .....................  Rule adopted record vote 242-182..............  04/15/15           ...........................
H. Res. 212, H. Rept. 114-88       H.R. 1560............  Protecting Cyber Networks Act.................  .................  ...........................
                                   H.R. 1731............  National Cybersecurity Protection Advancement   .................  ...........................
                                                           Act of 2015.
                                   .....................  Reported from Rules...........................  04/21/15           Collins/Polis
                                   .....................  Previous question agreed to 237-179...........  04/22/15           ...........................
                                   .....................  Rule adopted record vote 238-182..............  04/22/15           ...........................
H. Res. 223, H. Rept. 114-94       H.R. 2028............  Energy and Water Development and Related        .................  ...........................
                                                           Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016.
                                   H.R. 2029............  Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and  .................  ...........................
                                                           Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016.
                                   .....................  Reported from Rules...........................  04/28/15           Woodall/Hastings
                                   .....................  Rule adopted record vote 240-186..............  04/29/15           ...........................
H. Res. 231, H. Rept. 114-98       H.R. 1732............  Regulatory Integrity Protection Act of 2015...  .................  ...........................
                                   S. Con. Res. 11......  Concurrent resolution setting forth the         .................  ...........................
                                                           congressional budget for the United States
                                                           Government for fiscal year 2016 and setting
                                                           forth the appropriate budgetary levels for
                                                           fiscal years 2017 through 2025 [Conference
                                                           Report].
                                   H.J. Res. 43.........  Disapproving the action of the District of      .................  ...........................
                                                           Columbia Council in approving the
                                                           Reproductive Health Non-Discrimination
                                                           Amendment Act of 2014.
                                   .....................  Reported from Rules...........................  04/29/15           Woodall/McGovern
                                   .....................  Previous question agreed to 241-181...........  04/30/15           ...........................
                                   .....................  Rule adopted record vote 242-181..............  04/30/15           ...........................
H. Res. 255, H. Rept. 114-111      H.R. 1735............  National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal   .................  ...........................
                                                           Year 2016 [General Debate].
                                   H.R. 36..............  Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act        .................  ...........................
                                                           [Meeting II].
                                   H.R. 2048............  USA FREEDOM Act of 2015.......................  .................  ...........................
                                   .....................  Reported from Rules...........................  05/12/15           Foxx/ Slaughter
                                   .....................  Rule adopted record vote 240-186..............  05/13/15           ...........................
H. Res. 260, H. Rept. 114-112      H.R. 1735............  National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal   .................  ...........................
                                                           Year 2016 [Amendment Consideration].
                                   .....................  Reported from Rules...........................  05/13/15           Byrne/McGovern
                                   .....................  Rule adopted record vote 243-181..............  05/14/15           ...........................
H. Res. 271, H. Rept. 114-120      H.R. 1806............  America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2015..  .................  ...........................
                                   H.R. 2250............  Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2016...  .................  ...........................
                                   H.R. 2353............  Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015  .................  ...........................
                                   .....................  Reported from Rules...........................  05/18/15           Newhouse/Polis
                                   .....................  Rule adopted record vote 242-179..............  05/19/15           ...........................
H. Res. 273, H. Rept. 114-127      H.R. 2262............  SPACE Act of 2015.............................  .................  ...........................
                                   H.R. 880.............  American Research and Competitiveness Act of    .................  ...........................
                                                           2015.
                                   .....................  Reported from Rules...........................  05/19/15           Stivers/Hastings
                                   .....................  Previous question agreed to 241-183...........  05/20/15           ...........................
                                   .....................  Rule adopted record vote 240-185..............  05/20/15           ...........................
H. Res. 274, H. Rept. 114-128      H.R. 1335............  Strengthening Fishing Communities and           .................  ...........................
                                                           Increasing Flexibility in Fisheries
                                                           Management Act.
                                   .....................  Reported from Rules...........................  05/19/15           Byrne/Polis
                                   .....................  Rule adopted record vote 237-174..............  05/21/15           ...........................
H. Res. 287, H. Rept. 114-135      H.R. 2577............  Transportation, Housing and Urban Development,  .................  ...........................
                                                           and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016.
                                   H.R. 2578............  Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related         .................  ...........................
                                                           Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016.
                                   .....................  Reported from Rules...........................  06/01/15           Sessions/Hastings
                                   .....................  Rule adopted record vote 242-180..............  06/02/15           ...........................
H. Res. 288, H. Rept. 114-136      H.R. 2289............  Commodity End-User Relief Act.................  .................  ...........................
                                   .....................  Reported from Rules...........................  06/02/15           Newhouse/McGovern
                                   .....................  Rule adopted record vote 243-182..............  06/03/15           ...........................
H. Res. 303, H. Rept. 114-145      H.R. 2685............  Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2016  .................  ...........................
                                   H.R. 2393............  Country of Origin Labeling Amendments Act of    .................  ...........................
                                                           2015.
                                   .....................  Reported from Rules...........................  06/09/15           Newhouse/McGovern
                                   .....................  Rule adopted record vote 244-187..............  06/10/15           ...........................
H. Res. 305, H. Rept. 114-146      H.R. 1314............  Trade Act of 2015 [Senate amendment]..........  .................  ...........................
                                   H.R. 644.............  Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act    .................  ...........................
                                                           of 2015 [Senate amendment].
                                   .....................  Reported from Rules...........................  06/10/15           Sessions/Slaughter
                                   .....................  Rule adopted record vote 217-212..............  06/11/15           ...........................
H. Res. 315, H. Rept. 114-155      H.R. 2596............  Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year  .................  ...........................
                                                           2016.
                                   .....................  Reported from Rules...........................  06/15/15           Collins/Hastings
                                   .....................  Rule adopted record vote 236-189..............  06/16/15           ...........................
H. Res. 319, H. Rept. 114-157      H.R. 160.............  Protect Medical Innovation Act of 2015........  .................  ...........................
                                   H.R. 1190............  Protecting Seniors' Access to Medicare Act of   .................  ...........................
                                                           2015.
                                   .....................  Reported from Rules...........................  06/16/15           Burgess/Polis
                                   .....................  Previous question agreed to 241-186...........  06/17/15           ...........................
                                   .....................  Rule adopted record vote 241-186..............  06/17/15           ...........................
H. Res. 321, H. Rept. 114-167      H.R. 2146............  Defending Public Safety Employees' Retirement   .................  ...........................
                                                           Act [Senate amendment].
                                   .....................  Reported from Rules...........................  06/17/15           Sessions/Slaughter
                                   .....................  Rule adopted record vote 244-181..............  06/18/15           ...........................
H. Res. 333, H. Rept. 114-177      H.R. 2822............  Department of the Interior, Environment, and    .................  ...........................
                                                           Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016.
                                   H.R. 2042............  Ratepayer Protection Act of 2015..............  .................  ...........................
                                   .....................  Reported from Rules...........................  06/23/15           Burgess/Polis
                                   .....................  Previous question agreed to 243-181...........  06/24/15           ...........................
                                   .....................  Rule adopted record vote 244-178..............  06/24/15           ...........................
H. Res. 338, H. Rept. 114-179      H.R. 1295............  Trade Preferences Extension Act of 2015         .................  ...........................
                                                           [Meeting II] [Senate amendment].
                                   .....................  Reported from Rules...........................  06/24/15           Sessions/Slaughter
                                   .....................  Rule adopted record vote 251-176..............  06/25/15           ...........................
H. Res. 347, H. Rept. 114-192      H.R. 5...............  Student Success Act [Meeting II]..............  .................  ...........................
                                   H.R. 2647............  Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2015.........  .................  ...........................
                                   .....................  Reported from Rules...........................  07/07/15           Newhouse/Polis
                                   .....................  Rule adopted record vote 242-185..............  07/08/15           ...........................
H. Res. 350. H. Rept. 114-193      H.R. 6...............  21st Century Cures Act........................  .................  ...........................
                                   .....................  Reported from Rules...........................  07/08/15           Burgess/McGovern
                                   .....................  Previous question agreed to 242-185...........  07/09/15           ...........................
                                   .....................  Rule adopted record vote 244-183..............  07/09/15           ...........................
H. Res. 362. H. Rept. 114-204      H.R. 2898............  Western Water and American Food Security Act    .................  ...........................
                                                           of 2015.
                                   H.R. 3038............  Highway and Transportation Funding Act of       .................  ...........................
                                                           2015, Part II.
                                   .....................  Reported from Rules...........................  07/14/15           Newhouse/Hastings
                                   .....................  Previous question agreed to 245-182...........  07/15/15           ...........................
                                   .....................  Rule adopted record vote 245-183..............  07/15/15           ...........................
H. Res. 369, H. Rept. 114-216      H.R. 1599............  Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015...  .................  ...........................
                                   H.R. 1734............  Improving Coal Combustion Residuals Regulation  .................  ...........................
                                                           Act of 2015.
                                   .....................  Reported from Rules...........................  07/21/15           Byrne/McGovern
                                   .....................  Previous question agreed to 239-167...........  07/22/15           ...........................
                                   .....................  Rule adopted record vote 242-175..............  07/22/15           ...........................
H. Res. 370, H. Rept. 114-223      H.R. 3009............  Enforce the Law for Sanctuary Cities Act......  .................  ...........................
                                   .....................  Reported from Rules...........................  07/22/15           Collins/Polis
                                   .....................  Rule adopted record vote 243-174..............  07/23/15           ...........................
H. Res. 380, H. Rept. 114-230      H.R. 427.............  Regulations from the Executive in Need of       .................  ...........................
                                                           Scrutiny Act of 2015.
                                   .....................  Reported from Rules...........................  07/27/15           Collins/Hastings
                                   .....................  Previous question agreed to 240-167...........  07/28/15           ...........................
                                   .....................  Rule adopted record vote 240-167..............  07/28/15           ...........................
H. Res. 388, H. Rept. 114-234      H.R. 1994............  VA Accountability Act of 2015.................  .................  ...........................
                                   H.R. 3236............  Surface Transportation and Veterans Health      .................  ...........................
                                                           Care Choice Improvement Act of 2015.
                                   .....................  Reported from Rules...........................  07/28/15           Sessions/Polis
                                   .....................  Previous question agreed to 242-180...........  07/29/15           ...........................
                                   .....................  Rule adopted record vote 243-183..............  07/29/15           ...........................
H. Res. 408, H. Rept. 114-256      H.J. Res. 64.........  Disapproving of the agreement transmitted to    .................  ...........................
                                                           Congress by the President on July 19, 2015,
                                                           relating to the nuclear program of Iran.
                                   .....................  Reported from Rules...........................  09/08/15           Sessions/Slaughter
H. Res. 412, H. Rept. 114-259      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.
                                   H. Res. 411..........  Finding that the President has not complied     .................  ...........................
                                                           with section 2 of the Iran Nuclear Agreement
                                                           Review Act of 2015.
                                   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.
                                   .....................  Reported from Rules...........................  09/09/15           Sessions/Slaughter
                                   .....................  Rule adopted record vote 243-186..............  09/10/15           ...........................
H. Res. 420, H. Rept. 114-261      H.R. 348.............  RAPID Act.....................................  .................  ...........................
                                   H.R. 758.............  Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act of 2015...........  .................  ...........................
                                   .....................  Reported from Rules...........................  09/16/15           Collins/Polis
                                   .....................  Rule amended record vote 237-187..............  09/17/2015         ...........................
                                   .....................  Previous question agreed to 238-179...........  09/17/15           ...........................
                                   .....................  Rule adopted record vote 238-183..............  09/17/15           ...........................
                                   .....................  Rule laid on table............................  09/17/2015         ...........................
H. Res. 421, H. Rept. 114-262      H.R. 3504............  Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act..  .................  ...........................
                                   H.R. 3134............  Defund Planned Parenthood Act of 2015.........  .................  ...........................
                                   .....................  Reported from Rules...........................  09/16/15           Foxx/McGovern
                                   .....................  Previous question agreed to 243-183...........  09/17/15           ...........................
                                   .....................  Rule adopted record vote 246-179..............  09/17/15           ...........................
H. Res. 444, H. Rept. 114-269      H.R. 3495............  Women's Public Health and Safety Act..........  .................  ...........................
                                   .....................  Reported from Rules...........................  09/28/15           Foxx/Hastings
                                   .....................  Previous question agreed to 243-182...........  09/29/15           ...........................
                                   .....................  Rule adopted record vote 242-183..............  09/29/15           ...........................
H. Res. 448, H. Rept. 114-272      H.R. 719.............  TSA Office of Inspection Accountability Act of  .................  ...........................
                                                           2015 (Continuing Appropriations Act, 2016)
                                                           [Senate Amendment].
                                   H. Con. Res. 79......  Directing the Clerk of the House of             .................  ...........................
                                                           Representatives to make corrections in the
                                                           enrollment of H.R. 719. (Defund Planned
                                                           Parenthood Act of 2015).
                                   .....................  Reported from Rules...........................  09/30/15           Cole/Slaughter
                                   .....................  Rule adopted record vote 239-187..............  09/30/15           ...........................
H. Res. 449, H. Rept. 114-273      H.R. 1735............  National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal   .................  ...........................
                                                           Year 2016 [Conference Report].
                                   H.R. 3457............  Justice for Victims of Iranian Terrorism Act..  .................  ...........................
                                   .....................  Reported from Rules...........................  09/30/15           Byrne/Polis
                                   .....................  Previous question agreed to 237-180...........  10/01/15           ...........................
                                   .....................  Rule adopted record vote 241-181..............  10/01/15           ...........................
H. Res. 462, H Rept. 114-289       H.R. 3192............  Homebuyers Assistance Act.....................  .................  ...........................
                                   .....................  Reported from Rules...........................  10/06/15           Stivers/McGovern
                                   .....................  Rule adopted record vote 238-181..............  10/07/15           ...........................
H. Res. 466, H. Rept. 114-290      H.R. 538.............  Native American Energy Act....................  .................  ...........................
                                   H.R. 702.............  To adapt to changing crude oil market           .................  ...........................
                                                           conditions..
                                   .....................  Reported from Rules...........................  10/07/15           Byrne/Hastings
                                   .....................  Previous question agreed to 244-183...........  10/08/15           ...........................
                                   .....................  Rule adopted record vote 244-185..............  10/08/15           ...........................
H. Res. 480, H. Rept. 114-300      H.R. 10..............  SOAR Reauthorization Act......................  .................  ...........................
                                   H.R. 692.............  Default Prevention Act........................  .................  ...........................
                                   .....................  Reported from Rules...........................  10/20/15           Foxx/Hastings
                                   .....................  Previous question agreed to 241-181...........  10/21/15           ...........................
                                   .....................  Rule adopted record vote 245-182..............  10/21/15           ...........................
H. Res. 481, H. Rept. 114-301      H.R. 1937............  National Strategic and Critical Minerals        .................  ...........................
                                                           Production Act of 2015.
                                   .....................  Reported from Rules...........................  10/20/15           Newhouse/Polis
                                   .....................  Previous question agreed to 243-184...........  10/21/15           ...........................
                                   .....................  Rule adopted record vote 244-185..............  10/21/15           ...........................
H. Res. 483, H. Rept. 114-303      H.R. 3762............  Restoring Americans' Healthcare Freedom         .................  ...........................
                                                           Reconciliation Act of 2015.
                                   .....................  Reported from Rules...........................  10/21/15           Woodall/Slaughter
                                   .....................  Previous question agreed to 244-185...........  10/22/15           ...........................
                                   .....................  Rule adopted record vote 240-187..............  10/22/15           ...........................
H. Res. 491, H. Rept. 114-313      H.R. 1090............  Retail Investor Protection Act................  .................  ...........................
                                   .....................  Reported from Rules...........................  10/26/15           Collins/Polis
                                   .....................  Previous question agreed to 242-185...........  10/27/15           ...........................
                                   .....................  Rule adopted record vote 244-186..............  10/27/15           ...........................
H. Res. 495, H. Rept. 114-315      H.R. 1314............  Ensuring Tax Exempt Organizations the Right to  .................  ...........................
                                                           Appeal Act [Bipartisan Budget Agreement of
                                                           2015] [Senate Amendment].
                                   .....................  Reported from Rules...........................  10/28/15           Cole/Slaughter
                                   .....................  Previous question agreed to 325-103...........  10/28/15           ...........................
                                   .....................  Rule adopted record vote 392-37...............  10/28/15           ...........................
H. Res. 507, H. Rept. 114-325      H.R. 22..............  Hire More Heroes Act of 2015 [DRIVE Act]        .................  ...........................
                                                           [Senate Amendments] [General Debate].
                                   .....................  Reported from Rules...........................  11/02/15           Woodall/McGovern
                                   .....................  Rule amended voice vote.......................  11/03/2015         ...........................
                                   .....................  Previous question agreed to 241-178...........  11/03/15           ...........................
                                   .....................  Rule adopted record vote 248-171..............  11/03/15           ...........................
H. Res. 512, H. Rept. 114-326      H.R. 22..............  Hire More Heroes Act of 2015 [DRIVE Act]        .................  ...........................
                                                           [Senate Amendments] [Amendment Consideration].
                                   .....................  Reported from Rules...........................  11/03/15           Woodall/Polis
                                   .....................  Previous question agreed to 241-183...........  11/04/15           ...........................
                                   .....................  Rule adopted record vote 243-183..............  11/04/15           ...........................
H. Res. 526, H. Rept. 114-340      H.R. 1737............  Reforming CFPB Indirect Auto Financing          .................  ...........................
                                                           Guidance Act.
                                   H.R. 511.............  Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act of 2015  ........  .................  ...........................
                                   .....................  Reported from Rules...........................  11/16/15           Cole/Slaughter
                                   .....................  Previous question agreed to 245-178...........  11/17/15           ...........................
                                   .....................  Rule adopted record vote 243-181..............  11/17/15           ...........................
H. Res. 529, H. Rept. 114-341      H.R. 1210............  Portfolio Lending and Mortgage Access Act.....  .................  ...........................
                                   H.R. 3189............  FORM Act of 2015..............................  .................  ...........................
                                   .....................  Reported from Rules...........................  11/17/15           Stivers/Hastings
                                   .....................  Rule adopted record vote 243-184..............  11/18/15           ...........................
H. Res. 531, H. Rept. 114-342      H.R. 4038............  American SAFE Act of 2015.....................  .................  ...........................
                                   .....................  Reported from Rules...........................  11/18/15           Collins/McGovern
                                   .....................  Previous question agreed to 243-182...........  11/19/15           ...........................
                                   .....................  Rule adopted record vote 242-183..............  11/19/15           ...........................
H. Res. 539, H. Rept. 114-353      H.R. 8...............  North American Energy Security and              .................  ...........................
                                                           Infrastructure Act of 2015 [General Debate].
                                   S.J. Res. 23.........  Providing for congressional disapproval under   .................  ...........................
                                                           chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of
                                                           a rule submitted by the Environmental
                                                           Protection Agency relating to ``Standards of
                                                           Performance for Greenhouse Gas Emissions from
                                                           New, Modified, and Reconstructed Stationary
                                                           Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units''.
                                   S.J. Res. 24.........  Providing for congressional disapproval under   .................  ...........................
                                                           chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of
                                                           a rule submitted by the Environmental
                                                           Protection Agency relating to ``Carbon
                                                           Pollution Emission Guidelines for Existing
                                                           Stationary Sources: Electric Utility
                                                           Generating Units''  .
                                   .....................  Reported from Rules...........................  11/30/15           Burgess/McGovern
                                   .....................  Previous question agreed to 242-179...........  12/01/15           ...........................
                                   .....................  Rule adopted record vote 243-181..............  12/01/15           ...........................
H. Res. 542, H. Rept. 114-359      H.R. 8...............  North American Energy Security and              .................  ...........................
                                                           Infrastructure Act of 2015 [Amendment
                                                           Consideration].
                                   S. 1177..............  Student Success Act [Conference Report].......  .................  ...........................
                                   .....................  Reported from Rules...........................  12/01/15           Burgess/Polis
                                   .....................  Previous question agreed to 243-177...........  12/02/15           ...........................
                                   .....................  Rule adopted record vote 240-181..............  12/02/15           ...........................
H. Res. 546, H. Rept. 114-360      H.R. 22..............  Surface Transportation Reauthorization and      .................  ...........................
                                                           Reform Act of 2015 [Conference Report].
                                   .....................  Reported from Rules...........................  12/02/15           Woodall/Polis
                                   .....................  Previous question agreed to 243-179...........  12/03/15           ...........................
                                   .....................  Rule adopted record vote 384-40...............  12/03/15           ...........................
H. Res. 556, H. Rept. 114-375      H.R. 2130............  Red River Private Property Protection Act.....  .................  ...........................
                                   .....................  Reported from Rules...........................  12/08/15           Newhouse/McGovern
                                   .....................  Previous question agreed to 242-178...........  12/09/15           ...........................
                                   .....................  Rule adopted record vote 241-183..............  12/09/15           ...........................
H. Res. 560, H. Rept. 114-378      H.R. 644.............  Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act    .................  ...........................
                                                           of 2015 [Conference Report].
                                   H.R. 2250............  Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2016     .................  ...........................
                                                           [Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2016]
                                                           [Senate Amendment].
                                   .....................  Reported from Rules...........................  12/10/15           Cole/Polis
                                   .....................  Previous question agreed to 236-177...........  12/11/15           ...........................
                                   .....................  Rule adopted record vote 236-174..............  12/11/15           ...........................
H. Res. 566, H. Rept. 114-382      H.R. 2029............  Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and  .................  ...........................
                                                           Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016
                                                           [Senate Amendment].
                                   .....................  Reported from Rules...........................  12/16/15           Cole/McGovern
                                   .....................  Previous question agreed to 244-177...........  12/17/15           ...........................
                                   .....................  Rule adopted record vote 240-185..............  12/17/15           ...........................
H. Res. 579, H. Rept. 114-387      H.R. 3762............  Restoring Americans' Healthcare Freedom         .................  ...........................
                                                           Reconciliation Act of 2015 [Senate Amendment].
                                   .....................  Reported from Rules...........................  01/05/16           Woodall/McGovern
                                   .....................  Previous question agreed to 239-175...........  01/06/16           ...........................
                                   .....................  Rule adopted record vote 237-177..............  01/06/16           ...........................
H. Res. 580, H. Rept. 114-388      H.R. 712.............  Sunshine for Regulatory Decrees and             .................  ...........................
                                                           Settlements Act of 2015.
                                   H.R. 1155............  SCRUB Act of 2015.............................  .................  ...........................
                                   .....................  Reported from Rules...........................  01/05/16           Collins/Polis
                                   .....................  Previous question agreed to 241-176...........  01/06/16           ...........................
                                   .....................  Rule adopted record vote 239-176..............  01/06/16           ...........................
H. Res. 581, H. Rept. 114-389      H.R. 1927............  Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act of      .................  ...........................
                                                           2015.
                                   .....................  Reported from Rules...........................  01/06/16           Collins/Hastings
                                   .....................  Previous question agreed to 236-176...........  01/07/16           ...........................
                                   .....................  Rule adopted record vote 234-176..............  01/07/16           ...........................
H. Res. 583, H. Rept. 114-395      H.R. 1644............  STREAM Act....................................  .................  ...........................
                                   S.J. Res. 22.........  Providing for congressional disapproval under   .................  ...........................
                                                           chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of
                                                           the rule submitted by the Corps of Engineers
                                                           and the Environmental Protection Agency
                                                           relating to the definition of ``waters of the
                                                           United States'' under the Federal Water
                                                           Pollution Control Act.
                                   H.R. 3662............  Iran Terror Finance Transparency Act..........  .................  ...........................
                                   .....................  Reported from Rules...........................  01/11/16           Newhouse/McGovern
                                   .....................  Previous question agreed to 233-173...........  01/12/16           ...........................
                                   .....................  Rule adopted record vote 239-183..............  01/12/16           ...........................
H. Res. 594, H. Rept. 114-411      H.R. 3700............  Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act   .................  ...........................
                                                           of 2015.
                                   .....................  Reported from Rules...........................  02/01/16           Stivers/Hastings
                                   .....................  Previous question agreed to 236-178...........  02/02/16           ...........................
                                   .....................  Rule adopted record vote 242-177..............  02/02/16           ...........................
H. Res. 595, H. Rept. 114-414      H.R. 1675............  Encouraging Employee Ownership Act of 2015....  .................  ...........................
                                   H.R. 766.............  Financial Institution Customer Protection Act   .................  ...........................
                                                           of 2015.
                                   .....................  Reported from Rules...........................  02/02/16           Stivers/Polis
                                   .....................  Previous question agreed to 240-176...........  02/03/16           ...........................
                                   .....................  Rule adopted record vote 242-175..............  02/03/16           ...........................
H. Res. 609, H. Rept. 114-420      H.R. 3442............  Debt Management and Fiscal Responsibility Act   .................  ...........................
                                                           of 2015.
                                   H.R. 3293............  Scientific Research in the National Interest    .................  ...........................
                                                           Act.
                                   .....................  Reported from Rules...........................  02/09/16           Sessions/McGovern
                                   .....................  Previous question agreed to 237-180...........  02/10/16           ...........................
                                   .....................  Rule adopted record vote 236-178..............  02/10/16           ...........................
H. Res. 611, H. Rept. 114-421      H.R. 2017............  Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act of 2015.  .................  ...........................
                                   .....................  Reported from Rules...........................  02/10/16           Burgess/Polis
                                   .....................  Previous question agreed to 237-178...........  02/11/16           ...........................
                                   .....................  Rule adopted record vote 237-174..............  02/11/16           ...........................
H. Res. 618, H. Rept. 114-428      H.R. 3624............  Fraudulent Joinder Prevention Act of 2015.....  .................  ...........................
                                   .....................  Reported from Rules...........................  02/23/16           Collins/McGovern
                                   .....................  Previous question agreed to 237-180...........  02/24/16           ...........................
                                   .....................  Rule adopted record vote 238-180..............  02/24/16           ...........................
H. Res. 619, H. Rept. 114-429      H.R. 2406............  SHARE Act.....................................  .................  ...........................
                                   .....................  Reported from Rules...........................  02/23/16           Newhouse/Slaughter
                                   .....................  Previous question agreed to 240-178...........  02/25/16           ...........................
                                   .....................  Rule adopted record vote 241-175..............  02/25/16           ...........................
H. Res. 632, H. Rept. 114-440      H.R. 3716............  Ensuring Terminated Providers are Removed from  .................  ...........................
                                                           Medicaid and CHIP Act.
                                   .....................  Reported from Rules...........................  03/01/16           Burgess/Hastings
                                   .....................  Previous question agreed to voice vote........  03/02/016          ...........................
                                   .....................  Rule adopted by voice vote....................  03/02/16           ...........................
H. Res. 635, H. Rept. 114-443      H.R. 4557............  Blocking Regulatory Interference from Closing   .................  ...........................
                                                           Kilns Act of 2016.
                                   .....................  Reported from Rules...........................  03/02/16           Byrne/Polis
                                   .....................  Previous question agreed to 233-174...........  03/03/16           ...........................
                                   .....................  Rule adopted record vote 235-173..............  03/03/16           ...........................
H. Res. 640, H. Rept. 114-453      H.R. 4596............  Small Business Broadband Deployment Act.......  .................  ...........................
                                   H.R. 3797............  SENSE Act.....................................  .................  ...........................
                                   .....................  Reported from Rules...........................  03/14/16           Stivers/Polis
                                   .....................  Previous question agreed to 235-177...........  03/15/16           ...........................
                                   .....................  Rule adopted record vote 235-176..............  03/15/16           ...........................
H. Res. 649, H. Rept. 114-458      H. Res. 639..........  Authorizing the Speaker to appear as amicus     .................  ...........................
                                                           curiae on behalf of the House of
                                                           Representatives in the matter of United
                                                           States, et al. v. Texas, et al., No. 15-674.
                                   .....................  Reported from Rules...........................  03/16/16           Sessions/Slaughter
                                   .....................  Previous question agreed to 234-181...........  03/17/16           ...........................
                                   .....................  Rule adopted record vote 234-180..............  03/17/16           ...........................
H. Res. 653, H. Rept. 114-461      H.R. 2745............  Standard Merger and Acquisition Reviews         .................  ...........................
                                                           Through Equal Rules Act of 2015.
                                   .....................  Reported from Rules...........................  03/21/16           Collins/Polis
                                   .....................  Previous question agreed to 231-154...........  03/22/16           ...........................
                                   .....................  Rule adopted record vote 233-154..............  03/22/16           ...........................
H. Res. 671, H. Rept. 114-489      H.R. 3340............  Financial Stability Oversight Council Reform    .................  ...........................
                                                           Act.
                                   H.R. 3791............  To raise the consolidated assets threshold      .................  ...........................
                                                           under the small bank holding company policy
                                                           statement, and for other purposes.
                                   .....................  Reported from Rules...........................  04/12/16           Stivers/Hastings
                                   .....................  Previous question agreed to 243-182...........  04/13/16           ...........................
                                   .....................  Rule adopted record vote 242-182..............  04/13/16           ...........................
H. Res. 672, H. Rept. 114-490      H.R. 2666............  No Rate Regulation of Broadband Internet        .................  ...........................
                                                           Access Act.
                                   .....................  Reported from Rules...........................  04/12/16           Burgess/Polis
                                   .....................  Previous question agreed to 243-182...........  04/13/16           ...........................
                                   .....................  Rule adopted record vote 242-182..............  04/13/16           ...........................
H. Res. 687, H. Rept. 114-502      H.R. 1206............  No Hires for the Delinquent IRS Act...........  .................  ...........................
                                   H.R. 4885............  IRS Oversight While Eliminating Spending        .................  ...........................
                                                           (OWES) Act of 2016.
                                   .....................  Reported from Rules...........................  04/18/16           Stivers/Hastings
                                   .....................  Previous question agreed to 239-173...........  04/19/16           ...........................
                                   .....................  Rule adopted record vote 239-173..............  04/19/16           ...........................
H. Res. 688, H. Rept. 114-503      H.R. 4890............  To impose a ban on the payment of bonuses to    .................  ...........................
                                                           employees of the Internal Revenue Service
                                                           until the Secretary of the Treasury develops
                                                           and implements a comprehensive customer
                                                           service strategy..
                                   H.R. 3724............  Ensuring Integrity in the IRS Workforce Act of  .................  ...........................
                                                           2015.
                                   .....................  Reported from Rules...........................  04/18/16           Collins/McGovern
                                   .....................  Previous question agreed to 240-172...........  04/19/16           ...........................
                                   .....................  Rule adopted record vote 242-172..............  04/19/16           ...........................
H. Res. 701, H. Rept. 114-530      H.R. 4498............  HALOS Act.....................................  .................  ...........................
                                   .....................  Reported from Rules...........................  04/26/16           Sessions/McGovern
                                   .....................  Previous question agreed to 238-181...........  04/27/16           ...........................
                                   .....................  Rule adopted record vote 240-177..............  04/27/16           ...........................
H. Res. 706, H. Rept. 114-533      H.R. 4901............  SOAR Reauthorization Act......................  .................  ...........................
                                   H.J. Res. 88.........  Disapproving the rule submitted by the          .................  ...........................
                                                           Department of Labor relating to the
                                                           definition of the term ``Fiduciary''.
                                   .....................  Reported from Rules...........................  04/27/16           Foxx/Slaughter
                                   .....................  Previous question agreed to 231-182...........  04/28/16           ...........................
                                   .....................  Rule adopted record vote 234-183..............  04/28/16           ...........................
H. Res. 720, H. Rept. 114-551      H.R. 4641............  To provide for the establishment of an inter-   .................  ...........................
                                                           agency task force to review, modify, and
                                                           update best practices for pain management and
                                                           prescribing pain medication, and for other
                                                           purposes.
                                   H.R. 5046............  Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Reduction Act of     .................  ...........................
                                                           2016.
                                   .....................  Reported from Rules...........................  05/10/16           Collins/McGovern
                                   .....................  Previous question agreed to 215-173...........  05/11/16           ...........................
                                   .....................  Rule adopted record vote 255-163..............  05/11/16           ...........................
H. Res. 725, H. Rept. 114-564      S. 524...............  Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of     .................  ...........................
                                                           2016.
                                   .....................  Reported from Rules...........................  05/12/16           Collins/Polis
                                   .....................  Previous question agreed to 232-172...........  05/13/16           ...........................
                                   .....................  Rule adopted record vote 240-165..............  05/13/16           ...........................
H. Res. 732, H. Rept. 114-569      H.R. 4909............  National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal   .................  ...........................
                                                           Year 2017 [General Debate].
                                   .....................  Reported from Rules...........................  05/16/16           Byrne/Polis
                                   .....................  Previous question agreed to 239-177...........  05/17/16           ...........................
                                   .....................  Rule adopted record vote 234-181..............  05/17/16           ...........................
H. Res. 735, H. Rept. 114-571      H.R. 4909............  National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal   .................  ...........................
                                                           Year 2017 [Amendment Consideration].
                                   .....................  Reported from Rules...........................  05/17/16           Byrne/McGovern
                                   .....................  Rule adopted record vote 230-175..............  05/18/16           ...........................
H. Res. 736, H. Rept. 114-572      H.R. 4974............  Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and  .................  ...........................
                                                           Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017.
                                   H.R. 5243............  Zika Response Appropriations Act, 2016........  .................  ...........................
                                   .....................  Reported from Rules...........................  05/17/16           Cole/Hastings
                                   .....................  Previous question agreed to 240-182...........  05/18/16           ...........................
                                   .....................  Rule adopted record vote 241-183..............  05/18/16           ...........................
H. Res. 742, H. Rept. 114-590      H.R. 2576............  TSCA Modernization Act of 2015 [Senate          .................  ...........................
                                                           Amendment].
                                   H.R. 897.............  Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2015 (Zika   .................  ...........................
                                                           Vector Control Act).
                                   .....................  Reported from Rules...........................  05/23/16           Woodall/Polis
                                   .....................  Previous question agreed to 234-175...........  05/24/16           ...........................
                                   .....................  Rule adopted record vote 238-171..............  05/24/16           ...........................
H. Res. 743, H. Rept. 114-591      H.R. 5055............  Energy and Water Development and Related        .................  ...........................
                                                           Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017.
                                   .....................  Reported from Rules...........................  05/23/16           Newhouse/Slaughter
                                   .....................  Previous question agreed to 233-174...........  05/24/16           ...........................
                                   .....................  Rule adopted record vote 237-171..............  05/24/16           ...........................
H. Res. 744, H. Rept. 114-593      S. 2012..............  Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2016.......  .................  ...........................
                                   H.R. 5233............  Clarifying Congressional Intent in Providing    .................  ...........................
                                                           for DC Home Rule Act of 2016.
                                   .....................  Reported from Rules...........................  05/24/16           Burgess/Slaughter
                                   .....................  Previous question agreed to 239-176...........  05/25/16           ...........................
                                   .....................  Rule adopted record vote 242-171..............  05/25/16           ...........................
H. Res. 751, H. Rept. 114-595      H.R. 2577............  Transportation, Housing and Urban Development,  .................  ...........................
                                                           and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016
                                                           [Senate Amendment].
                                   .....................  Reported from Rules...........................  05/25/16           Cole/McGovern
                                   .....................  Previous question agreed to 236-180...........  05/26/16           ...........................
                                   .....................  Rule adopted record vote 233-180..............  05/26/16           ...........................
H. Res. 767, H. Rept. 114-607      H.R. 4775............  Ozone Standards Implementation Act of 2016....  .................  ...........................
                                   H. Con. Res. 89......  Expressing the sense of Congress that a carbon  .................  ...........................
                                                           tax would be detrimental to the United States
                                                           economy.
                                   H. Con. Res. 112.....  Expressing the sense of Congress opposing the   .................  ...........................
                                                           President's proposed $10 on every barrel of
                                                           oil.
                                   .....................  Reported from Rules...........................  06/07/16           Woodall/Polis
                                   .....................  Previous question agreed to 230-163...........  06/08/16           ...........................
                                   .....................  Rule adopted record vote 235-163..............  06/08/16           ...........................
H. Res. 770, H. Rept. 114-610      H.R. 5278............  PROMESA.......................................  .................  ...........................
                                   .....................  Reported from Rules...........................  06/08/16           Byrne/Hastings
                                   .....................  Rule adopted record vote 241-178..............  06/09/16           ...........................
H. Res. 771, H. Rept. 114-611      H.R. 5325............  Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2017...  .................  ...........................
                                   .....................  Reported from Rules...........................  06/08/16           Woodall/Hastings
                                   .....................  Previous question agreed to 241-181...........  06/09/16           ...........................
                                   .....................  Rule adopted record vote 237-182..............  06/09/16           ...........................
H. Res. 778, H. Rept. 114-621      H.R. 5053............  Preventing IRS Abuse and Protecting Free        .................  ...........................
                                                           Speech Act.
                                   H.R. 5293............  Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2017  .................  ...........................
                                   .....................  Reported from Rules...........................  06/13/16           Stivers/McGovern
                                   .....................  Previous question agreed to 236-171...........  06/14/16           ...........................
                                   .....................  Rule adopted record vote 239-179..............  06/14/16           ...........................
H. Res. 783, H. Rept. 114-623      H.R. 5293............  Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2017  .................  ...........................
                                                           [Amendment Consideration].
                                   .....................  Reported from Rules...........................  06/14/16           Byrne/Slaughter
                                   .....................  Previous question agreed to 239-183...........  06/15/16           ...........................
                                   .....................  Rule adopted record vote 240-185..............  06/15/16           ...........................
H. Res. 793, H. Rept. 114-638      H.R. 1270............  Restoring Access to Medication Act of 2015....  .................  ...........................
                                   .....................  Reported from Rules...........................  06/21/16           Burgess/Hastings
                                   .....................  Previous question agreed to 231-168...........  07/05/16           ...........................
                                   .....................  Rule adopted record vote 226-168..............  07/05/16           ...........................
H. Res. 794, H. Rept. 114-639      H.R. 5485............  Financial Services and General Government       .................  ...........................
                                                           Appropriations Act, 2017.
                                   .....................  Reported from Rules...........................  06/21/16           Stivers/McGovern
                                   .....................  Previous question agreed to 229-169...........  07/05/16           ...........................
                                   .....................  Rule adopted record vote 227-172..............  07/05/16           ...........................
H. Res. 796, H. Rept. 114-641      H.R. 4768............  Separation of Powers Restoration Act of 2016..  .................  ...........................
                                   .....................  Reported from Rules...........................  06/22/16           Sessions/McGovern
                                   .....................  Previous question agreed to 232-168...........  07/05/16           ...........................
                                   .....................  Rule adopted record vote 230-168..............  07/05/16           ...........................
H. Res. 797, H. Rept. 114-642      H.R. 2577............  Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and  .................  ...........................
                                                           Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017
                                                           [MilCon/VA and Zika
                                                           Appropriations][Conference Report].
                                   .....................  Reported from Rules...........................  06/23/16           Sessions/McGovern
                                   .....................  Rule adopted record vote 232-176..............  06/23/16           ...........................
H. Res. 803, H. Rept. 114-666      H.R. 4361............  Federal Information Systems Safeguards Act of   .................  ...........................
                                                           2016.
                                   .....................  Reported from Rules...........................  07/05/16           Woodall/Polis
                                   .....................  Previous question agreed to 243-180...........  07/06/16           ...........................
                                   .....................  Rule adopted record vote 240-182..............  07/06/16           ...........................
H. Res. 809, H. Rept. 114-670      S. 524...............  Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of     .................  ...........................
                                                           2016 [Conference Report].
                                   S. 2943..............  National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal   .................  ...........................
                                                           Year 2017.
                                   .....................  Reported from Rules...........................  07/06/16           Byrne/Polis
                                   .....................  Previous question agreed to 244-179...........  07/07/16           ...........................
                                   .....................  Rule adopted record vote 243-177..............  07/07/16           ...........................
H. Res. 819, H. Rept. 114-682      H.R. 4992............  United States Financial System Protection Act   .................  ...........................
                                                           of 2016.
                                   H.R. 5119............  No 2H2O from Iran Act.........................  .................  ...........................
                                   H.R. 5631............  Iran Accountability Act of 2016...............  .................  ...........................
                                   .....................  Reported from Rules...........................  07/11/16           Byrne/Polis
                                   .....................  Previous question agreed to 241-174...........  07/12/16           ...........................
                                   .....................  Rule adopted record vote 237-172..............  07/12/16           ...........................
H. Res. 820, H. Rept. 114-683      H.R. 5538............  Department of the Interior, Environment, and    .................  ...........................
                                                           Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017.
                                   .....................  Reported from Rules...........................  07/11/15           Newhouse/Slaughter
                                   .....................  Previous question agreed to 236-174...........  07/12/16           ...........................
                                   .....................  Rule adopted record vote 237-179..............  07/12/16           ...........................
H. Res. 822, H. Rept. 114-686      S. 764...............  An Act to reauthorize and amend the National    .................  ...........................
                                                           Sea Grant College Program Act, and for other
                                                           purposes. [GMO Labeling Requirements].
                                   S. 304...............  Motor Vehicle Safety Whistleblower Act          .................  ...........................
                                                           [Conscience Protection Act of 2016].
                                   .....................  Reported from Rules...........................  07/12/16           Foxx/McGovern
                                   .....................  Previous question agreed to 245-183...........  07/13/16           ...........................
                                   .....................  Rule adopted record vote 242-185..............  07/13/16           ...........................
H. Res. 843, H. Rept. 114-724      H.R. 5063............  Stop Settlement Slush Funds Act of 2016.......  .................  ...........................
                                   .....................  Reported from Rules...........................  09/06/16           Collins/McGovern
                                   .....................  Previous question agreed to 231-177...........  09/07/16           ...........................
                                   .....................  Rule adopted record vote 231-178..............  09/07/16           ...........................
H. Res. 844, H. Rept. 114-725      H.R. 2357............  Accelerating Access to Capital Act of 2015....  .................  ...........................
                                   H.R. 5424............  Investment Advisers Modernization Act of 2016.  .................  ...........................
                                   .....................  Reported from Rules...........................  09/06/16           Sessions/Polis
                                   .....................  Previous question agreed to 238-180...........  09/08/16           ...........................
                                   .....................  Rule adopted record vote 237-181..............  09/08/16           ...........................
H. Res. 858, H. Rept. 114-741      H.R. 3590............  Halt Tax Increases on the Middle Class and      .................  ...........................
                                                           Seniors Act.
                                   .....................  Reported from Rules...........................  09/12/16           Burgess/Polis
                                   .....................  Previous question agreed to 237-171...........  09/13/16           ...........................
                                   .....................  Rule adopted record vote 239-169..............  09/13/16           ...........................
H. Res. 859, H. Rept. 114-742      H.R. 5620............  VA Accountability First and Appeals             .................  ...........................
                                                           Modernization Act of 2016.
                                   .....................  Reported from Rules...........................  09/12/16           Collins/Slaughter
                                   .....................  Previous question agreed to 237-170...........  09/13/16           ...........................
                                   .....................  Rule adopted record vote 241-169..............  09/13/16           ...........................
H. Res. 863, H. Rept. 114-744      H.R. 5351............  To prohibit the transfer of any individual      .................  ...........................
                                                           detained at United States Naval Station,
                                                           Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
                                   H.R. 5226............  Regulatory Integrity Act of 2016..............  .................  ...........................
                                   .....................  Reported from Rules...........................  09/13/16           Byrne/McGovern
                                   .....................  Previous question agreed to 232-172...........  09/14/16           ...........................
                                   .....................  Rule adopted record vote 238-171..............  09/14/16           ...........................
H. Res. 875, H. Rept. 114-777      H.R. 5719............  Empowering Employees through Stock Ownership    .................  ...........................
                                                           Act.
                                   H.R. 3438............  REVIEW Act of 2016............................  .................  ...........................
                                   .....................  Reported from Rules...........................  09/20/16           Collins/McGovern
                                   .....................  Previous question agreed to 237-171...........  09/21/16           ...........................
                                   .....................  Rule adopted record vote 239-181..............  09/21/16           ...........................
H. Res. 876, H. Rept. 114-778      H.R. 5461............  Iranian Leadership Asset Transparency Act.....  .................  ...........................
                                   .....................  Reported from Rules...........................  09/20/16           Woodall/Polis
                                   .....................  Previous question agreed to 242-181...........  09/21/16           ...........................
                                   .....................  Rule adopted record vote 247-174..............  09/21/16           ...........................
H. Res. 879, H. Rept. 114-781      H.R. 5931............  Prohibiting Future Ransom Payments to Iran Act  .................  ...........................
                                   .....................  Reported from Rules...........................  09/21/16           Byrne/Hastings
                                   .....................  Previous question agreed to 236-175...........  09/22/16           ...........................
                                   .....................  Rule adopted record vote 236-178..............  09/22/16           ...........................
H. Res. 892, H. Rept. 114-790      H.R. 5303............  Water Resources Development Act of 2016         .................  ...........................
                                                           [Meeting II].
                                   .....................  Reported from Rules...........................  09/26/16           Woodall/Hastings
                                   .....................  Previous question agreed to 243-178...........  09/27/16           ...........................
                                   .....................  Rule adopted record vote 241-180..............  09/27/16           ...........................
H. Res. 893, H. Rept. 114-791      H.R. 954.............  CO-OP Consumer Protection Act of 2016.........  .................  ...........................
                                   .....................  Reported from Rules...........................  09/26/16           Burgess/Polis
                                   .....................  Previous question agreed to 244-176...........  09/27/16           ...........................
                                   .....................  Rule adopted record vote 243-177..............  09/27/16           ...........................
H. Res. 897, H. Rept. 114-794      H.R. 5303............  Water Resources Development Act of 2016         .................  ...........................
                                                           [Meeting II].
                                   H.R. 6094............  Regulatory Relief for Small Businesses,         .................  ...........................
                                                           Schools, and Nonprofits Act.
                                   .....................  Reported from Rules...........................  09/27/16           Woodall/Hastings
                                   .....................  Previous question agreed to 242-183...........  09/28/16           ...........................
                                   .....................  Rule adopted record vote 234-191..............  09/28/16           ...........................
H. Res. 901. H. Rept. 114-800      H.R. 5325............  Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2017     .................  ...........................
                                                           [Continuing Appropriations and Military
                                                           Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related
                                                           Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017, and Zika
                                                           Response and Preparedness Act] [Senate
                                                           Amendment].
                                   .....................  Reported from Rules...........................  09/28/16           Cole/Slaughter
                                   .....................  Rule adopted by voice vote....................  09/28/16           ...........................
H. Res. 921. H. Rept. 114-818      H.R. 5711............  To prohibit the Secretary of the Treasury from  .................  ...........................
                                                           authorizing certain transactions by a U.S.
                                                           financial institution in connection with the
                                                           export or re-export of a commercial passenger
                                                           aircraft to the Islamic Republic of Iran..
                                   H.R. 5982............  Midnight Rules Relief Act of 2016.............  .................  ...........................
                                   .....................  Reported from Rules...........................  11/14/16           Collins/Slaughter
                                   .....................  Previous question agreed to 231-181...........  11/16/16           ...........................
                                   .....................  Rule adopted record vote 231-181..............  11/16/16           ...........................
H. Res. 934. H. Rept. 114-839      H.R. 34..............  Tsunami Warning, Education, and Research Act    .................  ...........................
                                                           of 2015 [21st Century Cures Act] [Senate
                                                           Amendment].
                                   H.R. 6392............  Systemic Risk Designation Improvement Act of    .................  ...........................
                                                           2016.
                                   .....................  Reported from Rules...........................  11/29/16           Burgess/Polis
                                   .....................  Rule adopted record vote 230-180..............  11/30/16           ...........................
H. Res. 937. H. Rept. 114-844      S. 2943..............  National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal   .................  ...........................
                                                           Year 2017 [Conference Report].
                                   .....................  Reported from Rules...........................  11/30/16           Byrne/McGovern
                                   .....................  Previous question agreed to 235-180...........  12/01/16           ...........................
                                   .....................  Rule adopted record vote 277-139..............  12/01/16           ...........................
H. Res. 944. H. Rept. 114-846      H.R. 5143............  Transparent Insurance Standards Act of 2016...  .................  ...........................
                                   .....................  Reported from Rules...........................  12/06/16           Byrne/Hastings
                                   .....................  Previous question agreed to 231-178...........  12/07/16           ...........................
                                   .....................  Rule adopted record vote 232-180..............  12/07/16           ...........................
H. Res. 949. H. Rept. 114-849      H.R. 2028............  Energy and Water Development and Related        .................  ...........................
                                                           Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016 [Further
                                                           Continuing and Security Assistance
                                                           Appropriations Act, 2017] [Senate Amendment].
                                   S. 612...............  To designate the Federal building and United    .................  ...........................
                                                           States courthouse located at 1300 Victoria
                                                           Street in Laredo, Texas, as the ``George P.
                                                           Kazen Federal Building and United States
                                                           Courthouse''. [Water Infrastructure
                                                           Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act].
                                   .....................  Reported from Rules...........................  12/07/16           Woodall/Slaughter
                                   .....................  Previous question agreed to 234-181...........  12/08/16           ...........................
                                   .....................  Rule adopted record vote 235-180..............  12/08/16           ...........................
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                                       C. Table 3.--Resolutions Discharged
The Committee was not discharged from the consideration of any resolution.
 


                                   D. Table 4.--Resolutions Laid on the Table
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          Resolution                 Bill                                     Title
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H. Res. 408..................  H.J. Res. 64...  Providing for consideration of the joint resolution (H.J. Res.
                                                 64) disapproving of the agreement transmitted to Congress by
                                                 the President on July 19, 2015, relating to the nuclear program
                                                 of Iran; and for other purposes.
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                                        E. Table 5.--Resolutions Amended
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          Resolution                 Bill                                     Title
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H. Res. 420..................  H.R. 348.......  Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 348) to provide
                                                 for improved coordination of agency actions in the preparation
                                                 and adoption of environmental documents for permitting
                                                 determinations, and for other purposes; providing for
                                                 consideration of the bill (H.R.758) to amend Rule 11 of the
                                                 Federal Rules of Civil Procedure to improve attorney
                                                 accountability, and for other purposes; and providing for
                                                 consideration of motions to suspend the rules.
H. Res. 461..................  H. Res. 461....  Establishing a Select Investigative Panel of the Committee on
                                                 Energy and Commerce.
H. Res. 507..................  H.R. 22........  Providing for consideration of the Senate amendments to the bill
                                                 (H.R. 22) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exempt
                                                 employees with health coverage under TRICARE or the Veterans
                                                 Administration from being taken into account for purposes of
                                                 determining the employers to which the employer mandate applies
                                                 under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; providing
                                                 for proceedings during the period from November 6, 2015,
                                                 through November 13, 2015; and providing for consideration of
                                                 motions to suspend the rules.
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                                          Table 6a.--List of Original Jurisdiction Referrals--House Resolutions
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H. Res. 11......................................  Representative Brooks of Alabama, January 6, 2015. A resolution providing for authority to initiate
                                                   litigation for actions by the President or other executive branch officials inconsistent with their
                                                   duties under the Constitution of the United States with respect to the implementation of the
                                                   immigration laws.
H. Res. 16......................................  Representative Schweikert of Arizona, January 6, 2015. A resolution amending the Rules of the House of
                                                   Representatives to prohibit the consideration of any bill or joint resolution carrying more than one
                                                   subject.
H. Res. 17......................................  Representative Wittman of Virginia, January 6, 2015. A resolution amending the Rules of the House of
                                                   Representatives to prohibit the consideration of a concurrent resolution to provide for a recess of
                                                   the House after July 31 of any year unless the House has approved each regular appropriation bill for
                                                   the next fiscal year.
H. Res. 21......................................  Representative Rice of South Carolina, January 7, 2015. A resolution directing the House of
                                                   Representatives to bring a civil action for declaratory or injunctive relief to challenge certain
                                                   policies and actions taken by the executive branch relating to immigration.
H. Res. 24......................................  Representative Cartwright of Pennsylvania, January 9, 2015. A resolution amending the Rules of the
                                                   House of Representatives to require a reading of the names of members of the Armed Forces who died in
                                                   the previous month as a result of combat.
H. Res. 44......................................  Representative Hoyer of Maryland, January 22, 2015. A resolution amending the Rules of the House of
                                                   Representatives to permit Delegates and the Resident Commissioner to the Congress to cast votes in
                                                   the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
H. Res. 45......................................  Representative Guinta of New Hampshire, January 22, 2015. A resolution amending the Rules of the House
                                                   of Representatives to require each report of a committee on a public bill or public joint resolution
                                                   to include an analysis of whether the bill or joint resolution creates a program, office, or
                                                   initiative that would duplicate or overlap with an existing program, office, or initiative, and for
                                                   other purposes.
H. Res. 83......................................  Representative Pearce of New Mexico, February 3, 2015. A resolution recognizing the security
                                                   challenges of convening government officials in one specific place and directing the House of
                                                   Representatives to take appropriate steps so that the House of Representatives can meet in a virtual
                                                   setting.
H. Res. 93......................................  Representative Kuster of New Hampshire, February 5, 2015. A resolution amending the Rules of the House
                                                   of Representatives to prohibit the regulations promulgated by the Speaker to carry out the rule
                                                   prohibiting admission to the Hall of the House by former House officials with business before
                                                   Congress from providing an exemption for admission to the Hall for ceremonial or educational
                                                   functions.
H. Res. 133.....................................  Representative King of Iowa, March 2, 2015. A resolution relating to consideration of the bill (H.R.
                                                   240) appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security for the fiscal year ending September 30,
                                                   2015.
H. Res. 166.....................................  Representative Ashford of Nebraska, March 24, 2015. A resolution amending the Rules of the House of
                                                   Representatives to preclude the Committee on Rules from reporting a rule or order that would provide
                                                   for the consideration of a bill or joint resolution with less than 10 hours of debate.
H. Res. 184.....................................  Representative Peters of California, March 26, 2015. A resolution amending the Rules of the House of
                                                   Representatives to require the House to meet 5 days a week for 39 weeks each year.
H. Res. 185.....................................  Representative Peters of California, March 26, 2015. A resolution amending the Rules of the House of
                                                   Representatives to provide for the consideration of reported bills or joint resolutions that have not
                                                   been considered by the House within 60 calendar days.
H. Res. 298.....................................  Representative Nolan of Minnesota, June 4, 2015. A resolution expressing the sense of the House of
                                                   Representatives regarding steps that Congress should take to restore democracy and change the way we
                                                   do politics in the United States by reducing the influence of money and corporations and promoting
                                                   the participation of the people in politics and government.
H. Res. 301.....................................  Representative Kaptur of Ohio, June 4, 2016. A resolution amending the Rules of the House of
                                                   Representatives to prohibit the consideration of an implementing bill with respect to a trade
                                                   agreement unless the final legal text of the agreement has been made available to the public for a
                                                   period of not less than 60 days prior to the date on which the implementing bill is introduced in the
                                                   House.
H. Res. 385.....................................  Representative Meadows of North Carolina, July 28, 2015. A resolution declaring the office of Speaker
                                                   of the House of Representatives vacant.
H. Res. 389.....................................  Representative Delaney of Maryland, July 28, 2015. A resolution amending the Rules of the House of
                                                   Representatives to lower the threshold at which the gross budgetary effect of a piece of legislation
                                                   requires the cost estimates provided for the legislation to incorporate macroeconomic variables
                                                   resulting from the legislation, and to require the cost estimates provided for appropriation bills
                                                   and joint resolutions to incorporate such variables.
H. Res. 409.....................................  Representative Fattah of Pennsylvania, September 8, 2015. A resolution amending the Rules of the House
                                                   of Representatives to exclude certain organizations from the definition of earmark.
H. Res. 415.....................................  Representative Nolan of Minnesota, September 10, 2015. A resolution expressing the sense of the House
                                                   of Representatives that regular order should be restored in the House and Senate.
H. Res. 431.....................................  Representative Griffith of Virginia, September 18, 2015. A resolution expressing the sense of the
                                                   House of Representatives in disapproval of the Senate's modern filibuster rule.
H. Res. 441.....................................  Representative Peters of California, September 25, 2015. A resolution amending the Rules of the House
                                                   of Representatives to require Members to post on their official public websites information on
                                                   official travel taken by the Member for which reimbursement was provided by a private source.
H. Res. 450.....................................  Representative Fincher of Tennessee, September 30, 2015. A resolution providing for the consideration
                                                   of the bill (H.R. 597) to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank of the United States, and for other
                                                   purposes.
H. Res. 452.....................................  Representative Ashford of Nebraska, September 30, 2015. A resolution amending the Rules of the House
                                                   of Representatives to require the Clerk of the House to conduct the election of the Speaker of the
                                                   House by secret ballot.
H. Res. 457.....................................  Representative Jolly of Florida, October 1, 2015. A resolution amending the Rules of the House of
                                                   Representatives to require that the House be in session at least 40 hours each week other than a week
                                                   that is designated as a district work period.
H. Res. 467.....................................  Representative Mike Thompson of California, October 8, 2015. A resolution establishing the Select
                                                   Committee on Gun Violence Prevention.
H. Res. 475.....................................  Representative Graham of Florida, October 9, 2015. A resolution amending the Rules of the House of
                                                   Representatives to provide for the consideration of continuing resolutions to fund the Government at
                                                   the current rate of operations if offered not more than 24 hours before funding for the Government
                                                   expires.
H. Res. 499.....................................  Resident Commissioner Pierluisi of Puerto Rico, October 27, 2015. A resolution amending the Rules of
                                                   the House of Representatives to allow Delegates and the Resident Commissioner to file, sign, and call
                                                   up discharge petitions.
H. Res. 545.....................................  Representative Franks of Arizona, December 2, 2015. A resolution calling for an end to the abuse of
                                                   the Standing Rules of the Senate and to improve the debate and consideration of legislative matters.
H. Res. 571.....................................  Representative Young of Indiana, December 17, 2015. A resolution establishing the Select Committee on
                                                   Oversight of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.
H. Res. 587.....................................  Representative Swalwell of California, January 13, 2016. A resolution amending the Rules of the House
                                                   of Representatives to permit absent Members to participate in committee hearings using video
                                                   conferencing and related technologies and to establish a remote voting system under which absent
                                                   Members may cast votes in the House on motions to suspend the rules.
H. Res. 589.....................................  Representative Rush of Illinois, January 13, 2016. A resolution establishing the Select Committee on
                                                   Excessive Use of Police Force.
H. Res. 590.....................................  Representative Walker of North Carolina, January 25, 2016. A resolution establishing a Select
                                                   Committee on POW and MIA Affairs
H. Res. 617.....................................  Representative Duncan of South Carolina, February 23, 2016. A resolution providing for authority to
                                                   initiate litigation for actions by the President or other executive branch officials inconsistent
                                                   with their duties under the Constitution of the United States with respect to the unlawful transfer
                                                   of individuals detained at United States Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
H. Res. 624.....................................  Representative Van Hollen of Maryland, February 24, 2016. A resolution directing the Committee on the
                                                   Budget to hold a public hearing on the President's fiscal year 2017 budget request with the Director
                                                   of the Office of Management and Budget as a witness.
H. Res. 639.....................................  Representative Ryan of Wisconsin, March 14, 2016. A resolution authorizing the Speaker to appear as
                                                   amicus curiae on behalf of the House of Representatives in the matter of United States, et al. v.
                                                   Texas, et al., No. 15-674.
H. Res. 648.....................................  Representative Renacci of Ohio, March 16, 2016. A resolution amending the Rules of the House of
                                                   Representatives respecting budget-related points of order.
H. Res. 693.....................................  Representative Yoho of Florida, April 19, 2016. A resolution amending the Rules of the House of
                                                   Representatives to establish the Permanent Select Committee on Oversight of the Executive Branch.
H. Res. 694.....................................  Representative Cardenas of California, April 20, 2016. A resolution amending the Rules of the House of
                                                   Representatives to require that a standing committee (or subcommittee thereof) hearing be held
                                                   whenever there is a moment of silence in the House for a tragedy involving gun violence.
H. Res. 698.....................................  Representative Brat of Virginia, April 21, 2016. A resolution amending the Rules of the House of
                                                   Representatives to require the Committee on Appropriations to maintain proposed and historical budget
                                                   authority and outlays for each category of spending.
H. Res. 707.....................................  Representative Brat of Virginia, April 27, 2016. A resolution amending the Rules of the House of
                                                   Representatives to require the Committee on Appropriations to maintain proposed and historical budget
                                                   authority and outlays for each category of spending.
H. Res. 755.....................................  Representative Jones of North Carolina, May 26, 2016. A resolution amending the Rules of the House of
                                                   Representatives to observe a moment of silence in the House on the first legislative day of each
                                                   month for those killed or wounded in United States engagements in Iraq, Afghanistan, and other
                                                   countries where Americans are serving in harms way.
H. Res. 758.....................................  Representative Cicilline of Rhode Island, May 26, 2016. A resolution amending the Rules of the House
                                                   of Representatives to establish a Permanent Select Committee on Aging.
H. Res. 769.....................................  Representative Schakowsky of Illinois, June 8, 2016. A resolution terminating a Select Investigative
                                                   Panel of the Committee on Energy and Commerce.
H. Res. 779.....................................  Representative Jones North Carolina, June 13, 2016. A resolution enforcing the Constitution's
                                                   separation of powers and the congressional prerogative of disclosure under the speech or debate
                                                   clause by directing the Chairman and ranking minority member of the Permanent Select Committee on
                                                   Intelligence of the House of Representatives to publish in the Congressional Record the 28-page
                                                   chapter which was redacted from the December 2002 Final Report of the Joint Inquiry into Intelligence
                                                   Community Activities Before and After the Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001.
H. Res. 804.....................................  Representative Bera of California, July 5, 2016. A resolution amending the Rules of the House of
                                                   Representatives to allow independent, non-government television cameras to broadcast House floor
                                                   proceedings.
H. Res. 813.....................................  Representative Rooney of Florida, July 7, 2016. A resolution amending the rules of the House of
                                                   Representatives to exclude provisions relating to existing or proposed water resources development
                                                   projects of the Corps of Engineers from the definition of congressional earmark, and for other
                                                   purposes.
H. Res. 853.....................................  Representative Kelly of Pennsylvania, September 8, 2016. A resolution to authorize the Speaker of the
                                                   House of Representatives to initiate or intervene in a civil action regarding the compliance of the
                                                   executive branch with the provision of law prohibiting relinquishment of the responsibility of the
                                                   National Telecommunications and Information Administration with respect to Internet domain name
                                                   system functions.
H. Res. 900.....................................  Representative Schakowsky of Illinois, September 28, 2016. A resolution providing for the
                                                   consideration of the resolution (H. Res. 769) terminating a Select Investigative Panel of the
                                                   Committee on Energy and Commerce.
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                                             Table 6b.--List of Original Jurisdiction Referrals--House Bills
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H.R. 27.........................................  Representative Goodlatte of Virginia, January 6, 2015. A bill to terminate the Internal Revenue Code
                                                   of 1986.
H.R. 50.........................................  Representative Foxx of North Carolina, January 6, 2015. A bill to provide for additional safeguards
                                                   with respect to imposing Federal mandates, and for other purposes.
H.R. 120........................................  Representative Garrett of New Jersey, January 6, 2015. A bill to repeal the War Powers Resolution.
H.R. 132........................................  Representative King of Iowa, January 6, 2015. A bill to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable
                                                   Care Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010.
H.R. 138........................................  Representative Issa of California, January 6, 2015. A bill to repeal the Patient Protection and
                                                   Affordable Care Act and the health care-related provisions in the Health Care and Education
                                                   Reconciliation Act of 2010 and to amend title 5, United States Code, to establish a national health
                                                   program administered by the Office of Personnel Management to offer Federal employee health benefits
                                                   plans to individuals who are not Federal employees, and for other purposes.
H.R. 156........................................  Representative McCaul of Texas, January 6, 2015. A bill to repeal the crude oil export ban under the
                                                   Energy Policy and Conservation Act, and for other purposes.
H.R. 282........................................  Representative Ribble of Wisconsin, January 12, 2015. A bill to amend the Congressional Budget Act of
                                                   1974 to require that the Congressional Budget Office prepare long-term scoring estimates for reported
                                                   bills and joint resolutions that could have significant economic and fiscal effects outside of the
                                                   normal scoring periods.
H.R. 300........................................  Representative Poe of Texas, January 13, 2015. A bill to provide for operational control of the
                                                   international border of the United States, and for other purposes.
H.R. 317........................................  Delegate Norton of the District of Columbia, January 13, 2015. A bill to provide for the admission of
                                                   the State of New Columbia into the Union.
H.R. 370........................................  Representative Fleming of Louisiana , January 14, 2015. A bill to repeal the Patient Protection and
                                                   Affordable Care Act and health care-related provisions in the Health Care and Education
                                                   Reconciliation Act of 2010.
H.R. 405........................................  Representative Chaffetz of Utah, January 20, 2015. A bill to require greater accountability in
                                                   discretionary and direct spending programs, and for other purposes.
H.R. 427........................................  Representative Young of Indiana, January 21, 2015. A bill to amend chapter 8 of title 5, United States
                                                   Code, to provide that major rules of the executive branch shall have no force or effect unless a
                                                   joint resolution of approval is enacted into law.
H.R. 484........................................  Representative Dent of Pennsylvania, January 22, 2015. A bill to amend the Pay-As-You-Go-Act of 2010
                                                   to create an expedited procedure to enact recommendations of the Government Accountability Office for
                                                   consolidation and elimination to reduce duplication.
H.R. 522........................................  Representative Collins of Georgia, January 26, 2015. A bill to establish a commission to conduct a
                                                   comprehensive review over 6 years of Federal agencies and programs and to recommend the elimination
                                                   or realignment of duplicative, wasteful, or outdated functions, and for other purposes.
H.R. 560........................................  Representative Gibson of New York, January 27, 2015. A bill to amend the War Powers Resolution to
                                                   limit the use of funds for introduction of the Armed Forces into hostilities, and for other purposes.
H.R. 586........................................  Representative Bustos of Illinois, January 28, 2015. A bill to establish the Independent Government
                                                   Waste Reduction Board to make recommendations to improve the economy, efficiency, and effectiveness
                                                   of Federal programs, and for other purposes.
H.R. 596........................................  Representative Byrne of Alabama, January 28, 2015. A bill to repeal the Patient Protection and
                                                   Affordable Care Act and health care-related provisions in the Health Care and Education
                                                   Reconciliation Act of 2010, and for other purposes.
H.R. 614........................................  Representative Murphy of Florida, January 28, 2015. A bill to provide for savings, accountability,
                                                   value, and efficiency, and for other purposes.
H.R. 625........................................  Representative Delaney of Maryland, January 30, 2015. A bill to eliminate the incentive for
                                                   corporations to continue to hold accumulated earnings offshore, to invest in domestic infrastructure,
                                                   to provide for international tax reform, and for other purposes.
H.R. 730........................................  Delegate Norton of the District of Columbia, February 4, 2015. A bill to amend the District of
                                                   Columbia Home Rule Act to eliminate Congressional review of newly-passed District laws.
H.R. 948........................................  Representative Messer of Indiana, February 12, 2015. A bill to reduce a portion of the annual pay of
                                                   Members of Congress for the failure to adopt a concurrent resolution on the budget which does not
                                                   provide for a balanced budget, and for other purposes.
H.R. 1040.......................................  Representative Burgess of Texas, February 24, 2015. A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986
                                                   to provide taxpayers a flat tax alternative to the current income tax system.
H.R. 1072.......................................  Representative Fleming of Louisiana, February 25, 2015. A bill to establish a commission to conduct a
                                                   comprehensive review of Federal agencies and programs and to recommend the elimination or realignment
                                                   of duplicative, wasteful, or outdated functions, and for other purposes.
H.R. 1190.......................................  Representative Roe of Tennessee, March 2, 2015. A bill to repeal the provisions of the Patient
                                                   Protection and Affordable Care Act providing for the Independent Payment Advisory Board.
H.R. 1381.......................................  Representative Quigley of Illinois, March 16, 2015. A bill to amend the Ethics in Government Act of
                                                   1978, the Rules of the House of Representatives, the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995, and the Federal
                                                   Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006 to improve access to information in the
                                                   legislative and executive branches of the Government, and for other purposes.
H.R. 1407.......................................  Representative Murphy of Florida, March 17, 2015. A bill to establish an independent advisory
                                                   committee to review certain regulations, and for other purposes.
H.R. 1456.......................................  Representative Whitfield of Kentucky, March 18, 2015. A bill to provide a biennial budget for the
                                                   United States Government.
H.R. 1510.......................................  Representative Rangel of New York, March 19, 2015. A bill to require that overseas contingency
                                                   operations be paid for.
H.R. 1564.......................................  Representative Chaffetz of Utah, March 24, 2015. A bill to require Members of Congress to disclose
                                                   delinquent tax liability and to require an ethics inquiry into, and the garnishment of the wages of,
                                                   a Member with Federal tax liability.
H.R. 1578.......................................  Representative Delaney of Maryland, March 24, 2015. A bill to establish the Commission on Long Term
                                                   Social Security Solvency, and for other purposes.
H.R. 1610.......................................  Representative Ribble of Wisconsin, March 25, 2015. A bill to establish biennial budgets for the
                                                   United States Government.
H.R. 1663.......................................  Representative Murphy of Pennsylvania, March 26, 2015. A bill to greatly enhance America's path toward
                                                   energy independence and economic and national security, to rebuild our Nation's aging roads, bridges,
                                                   locks, and dams, and for other purposes.
H.R. 1824.......................................  Representative Rogers of Alabama, April 15, 2015. A bill to repeal the current Internal Revenue Code
                                                   and replace it with a flat tax, thereby guaranteeing economic growth and fairness for all Americans.
H.R. 1846.......................................  Representative Renacci of Ohio, April 16, 2015. A bill to provide for sustainable highway funding, and
                                                   for other purposes.
H.R. 1890.......................................  Representative Ryan of Wisconsin, April 17, 2015. A bill to establish congressional trade negotiating
                                                   objectives and enhanced consultation requirements for trade negotiations, to provide for
                                                   consideration of trade agreements, and for other purposes.
H.R. 1917.......................................  Representative Lipinski of Illinois, April 21, 2015. A bill to amend the Trade Act of 1974 to
                                                   establish congressional procedures for the termination of economically harmful free trade agreements,
                                                   and for other purposes.
H.R. 2300.......................................  Representative Price of Georgia, May 13, 2015. A bill to provide for incentives to encourage health
                                                   insurance coverage, and for other purposes.
H.R. 2400.......................................  Representative Roskam of Illinois, May 18, 2015. A bill to establish the Office of the Special
                                                   Inspector General for Monitoring the Affordable Care Act, and for other purposes.
H.R. 2410.......................................  Representative DeFazio of Oregon, May 19, 2015. A bill to authorize highway infrastructure and safety,
                                                   transit, motor carrier, rail, and other surface transportation programs, and for other purposes.
H.R. 2471.......................................  Representative Brady of Texas, May 20, 2015. A bill to cap noninterest Federal Spending as a
                                                   percentage of potential GDP to right-size the government, grow the economy, and balance the budget.
H.R. 2498.......................................  Representative Carney of Delaware, May 21, 2015. A bill to amend the Congressional Budget Act of 1974
                                                   to require that the Congressional Budget Office prepare long-term estimates for reported bill and
                                                   joint resolutions that would have significant fiscal impact, and for other purposes.
H.R. 2625.......................................  Representative Garrett of New Jersey, June 3, 2015. A bill to amend the Federal Reserve Act to reform
                                                   the Federal Reserve System.
H.R. 2653.......................................  Representative Roe of Tennessee, June 4, 2015. A bill to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable
                                                   Care Act and related reconciliation provisions, to promote patient-centered health care, to provide
                                                   for the creation of a safe harbor for defendants in medical malpractice actions who demonstrate
                                                   adherence to clinical practice guidelines, and for other purposes.
H.R. 2655.......................................  Representative Delaney of Maryland, June 4, 2015. A bill to require all candidates for election for
                                                   the office of Senator or Member of the House of Representatives to run in an open primary regardless
                                                   of political party preference or lack thereof, to limit the ensuing general election for such office
                                                   to the two candidates receiving the greatest number of votes in such open primary, and for other
                                                   purposes.
H.R. 2716.......................................  Representative DeSantis of Florida, June 10, 2015. A bill to empower States with authority for most
                                                   taxing and spending for highway programs and mass transit programs, and for other purposes.
H.R. 2721.......................................  Representative Lee of California, June 10, 2015. A bill to strengthen and expand proven anti-poverty
                                                   programs and initiatives.
H.R. 2778.......................................  Representative King of Iowa, June 15, 2015. A bill to amend chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code,
                                                   to provide for Congressional oversight of agency rulemaking, and for other purposes.
H.R. 2826.......................................  Representative Bustos of Illinois, June 18, 2015. A bill to establish the Commission on Government
                                                   Transformation to make recommendations to improve the economy, efficiency, and effectiveness, of
                                                   Federal programs, and for other purposes.
H.R. 2829.......................................  Representative Diaz-Balart of Florida, June 18, 2015. A bill to repeal the Patient Protection and
                                                   Affordable Care Act and health care-related provisions in the Health Care and Education
                                                   Reconciliation Act of 2010, and for other purposes.
H.R. 3056.......................................  Representative Graves of Missouri, July 14, 2015. A bill to amend title 5, United States Code, to
                                                   provide for certain special congressional review procedures for EPA rulemakings.
H.R. 3064.......................................  Representative Van Hollen of Maryland, July 15, 2015. A bill to authorize highway infrastructure and
                                                   safety, transit, motor carrier, rail, and other surface transportation programs, and for other
                                                   purposes.
H.R. 3253.......................................  Representative Kirkpatrick of Arizona, July 28, 2015. A bill to establish procedures for the expedited
                                                   consideration by Congress of the recommendations set forth in the Cuts, Consolidations, and Savings
                                                   report prepared by the Office of Management and Budget.
H.R. 3300.......................................  Representative Pittenger of North Carolina, July 29, 2015. A bill to reduce waste and implement cost
                                                   savings and revenue enhancement for the Federal Government.
H.R. 3330.......................................  Representative Cooper of Tennessee, July 29, 2015. A bill to prohibit the consideration in the House
                                                   of Representatives of any legislation containing an earmark.
H.R. 3370.......................................  Representative Lofgren of California, July 29, 2015. A bill to amend the Immigration and Nationality
                                                   Act to promote innovation, investment, and research in the United States, and for other purposes.
H.R. 3372.......................................  Representative Love of Utah, July 29, 2015. A bill to establish the Higher Education Regulatory Reform
                                                   Task Force, to expand the experimental sites initiative under the Higher Education Act of 1965 to
                                                   reduce college costs for students, and for other purposes.
H.R. 3401.......................................  Representative Rooney of Florida, July 29, 2015. A bill to reduce Federal overcriminalization, protect
                                                   Americans from unjust punishment, and uphold the role of Congress by clarifying mens rea requirements
                                                   for all Federal criminal offenses, creating an inventory of Federal offenses that carry a criminal
                                                   penalty, and providing that no rule of the executive branch which may be enforced by criminal
                                                   penalties can take effect unless a joint resolution of approval is enacted into law.
H.R. 3476.......................................  Representative Van Hollen of Maryland, September 10, 2015. A bill to amend the Balanced Budget and
                                                   Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 to provide for an increase in the discretionary spending limits
                                                   for fiscal years 2016 and 2017, and for other purposes.
H.R. 3534.......................................  Representative Guinta of New Hampshire, September 17, 2015. A bill to reduce the national debt and
                                                   eliminate waste in Government spending, and for other purposes.
H.R. 3577.......................................  Representative Peters of California, September 18, 2015. A bill to amend title 44, United States Code,
                                                   to restrict the printing and distribution of paper copies of Congressional documents.
H.R. 3682.......................................  Representative Guthrie of Kentucky, October 2, 2015. A bill to increase the competitiveness of
                                                   American manufacturing by reducing regulatory and other burdens, encouraging greater innovation and
                                                   investment, and developing a stronger workforce for the twenty-first century, and for other purposes.
H.R. 3708.......................................  Representative Van Hollen of Maryland, October 8, 2015. A bill to amend the Balanced Budget and
                                                   Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 to provide for an increase in the discretionary spending limit
                                                   for fiscal year 2016, and for other purposes.
H.R. 3748.......................................  Representative Huffman of California, October 9, 2015. A bill to require the Director of the
                                                   Congressional Budget Office to calculate a carbon score for each bill or resolution.
H.R. 3771.......................................  Representative Flores of Texas, October 20, 2015. A bill to establish a procedure in the House of
                                                   Representatives and the Senate to accomplish the policies contemplated by the Concurrent Resolution
                                                   on the Budget for Fiscal Year 2016, to encourage the timely completion of fiscal policy work in
                                                   Congress, and to provide for regulatory relief to grow the economy, and for other purposes.
H.R. 3775.......................................  Representative Peters of California, October 20, 2015. A bill to amend the Congressional Budget Act of
                                                   1974 to provide for a debt stabilization process, and for other purposes.
H.R. 3803.......................................  Representative Black of Tennessee, October 22, 2015. A bill to amend the Congressional Budget Act of
                                                   1974 to establish joint resolutions on the budget, and for other purposes.
H.R. 3804.......................................  Representative Brat of Virginia, October 22, 2015. A bill to amend the Congressional Budget Act of
                                                   1974 to provide that any estimate prepared by the Congressional Budget Office or the Joint Committee
                                                   on Taxation shall include costs relating to servicing the public debt, and for other purposes.
H.R. 3807.......................................  Representative Honda of California, October 22, 2015. A bill to provide a process for ensuring the
                                                   United States does not default on its obligations.
H.R. 3984.......................................  Representative Pitts of Pennsylvania, November 5, 2015. A bill to prevent diversion of funds from the
                                                   Crime Victims Fund.
H.R. 4048.......................................  Representative Graves of Louisiana, November 17, 2015. A bill to suspend the admission and
                                                   resettlement of aliens seeking refugee status because of the conflict in Syria until adequate
                                                   protocols are established to protect the national security of the United States and for other
                                                   purposes.
H.R. 4189.......................................  Representative Fincher of Tennessee, December 8, 2015. A bill to amend the Foreign Assistance Act of
                                                   1961 to require congressional approval of rescissions of determinations of countries as state
                                                   sponsors of terrorism and waivers of prohibitions on assistance to state sponsors of terrorism under
                                                   that Act.
H.R. 4257.......................................  Representative Nunes of California, December 15, 2015. A bill to protect the American and Iranian
                                                   peoples as well as the global economy from Iran's systematic abjuration of international legal
                                                   standards on human and civil rights, its support for international terrorism, and the corrosive
                                                   economic malfeasance of Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps, and for other purposes.
H.R. 4328.......................................  Representative Bridenstine of Oklahoma, January 6, 2016. A bill to prohibit the consideration in the
                                                   House of Representatives or Senate of the text of any legislation which has not been published online
                                                   at least 72 hours prior to its consideration, and for other purposes.
H.R. 4333.......................................  Representative Kennedy of Massachusetts, January 6, 2016. A bill to authorize expedited consideration
                                                   of sanctions in the event that the Government of Iran commits acts of terror or uses ballistic
                                                   missile technology in violation of international law.
H.R. 4362.......................................  Representative Rokita of Indiana, January 11, 2016. A bill to amend the Social Security Act to replace
                                                   the Medicaid program and the Children's Health Insurance program with a block grant to the States,
                                                   and for other purposes.
H.R. 4371.......................................  Representative Buck of Colorado, January 12, 2016. A bill to amend the Consolidated Appropriations
                                                   Act, 2016, and for other purposes.
H.R. 4483.......................................  Representative Pearce of New Mexico, February 4, 2016. A bill to appoint a special investigator to
                                                   determine the role of the Environmental Protection Agency in the Gold King Mine spill and its
                                                   downstream environmental effects, provide compensation to injured persons, fund certain long-term
                                                   water quality monitoring programs, and for other purposes.
H.R. 4730.......................................  Representative McMorris Rodgers of Washington, March 14, 2016. A bill to provide for a congressional
                                                   reauthorizing schedule for unauthorized Federal programs, and for other purposes.
H.R. 4893.......................................  Representative Sanford of South Carolina, April 11, 2016. A bill to amend the Congressional Budget and
                                                   Impoundment Control Act of 1974 to prohibit the use of guarantee fees as offsets.
H.R. 4923.......................................  Representative Brady of Texas, April 13, 2016. A bill to establish a process for the submission and
                                                   consideration of petitions for temporary duty suspensions and reductions, and for other purposes.
H.R. 4927.......................................  Representative DeLauro of Connecticut, April 13, 2016. A bill to amend the Tariff Act of 1930 to
                                                   require congressional approval of determinations to revoke the designation of the People's Republic
                                                   of China as a nonmarket economy country for purposes of that Act.
H.R. 4945.......................................  Representative Bridenstine of Oklahoma, April 14, 2016. A bill to permanently secure the United States
                                                   as the preeminent spacefaring nation, and for other purposes.
H.R. 5306.......................................  Representative Messer of Indiana, May 23, 2016. A bill to require the Archivist of the United States
                                                   to compile all applications, and rescissions of applications, made to the Congress to call a
                                                   convention, pursuant to article V of the Constitution, and certain related materials, and to transmit
                                                   them to Congress, and for other purposes.
H.R. 5319.......................................  Representative Walker of North Carolina, May 24, 2016. A bill to amend the Congressional Budget Act of
                                                   1974 to establish a Federal regulatory budget and to impose cost controls on that budget, and for
                                                   other purposes.
H.R. 5499.......................................  Representative Palmer of Alabama, June 16, 2016. A bill to require the appropriation of funds to use a
                                                   fee, fine, penalty, or proceeds from a settlement received by a Federal agency, and for other
                                                   purposes.
H.R. 5527.......................................  Representative Williams of Texas, June 16, 2016. A bill to amend the Consumer Financial Protection Act
                                                   of 2010 to require congressional review of rulemaking of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection,
                                                   and for other purposes.
H.R. 5566.......................................  Representative Kind of Wisconsin, June 22, 2016. A bill to establish a process for the termination of
                                                   certain programs of the Department of Defense.
H.R. 5637.......................................  Representative Sanford of South Carolina, July 6, 2016. A bill to prevent a fiscal crisis by enacting
                                                   legislation to balance the Federal budget through reductions of discretionary and mandatory spending.
H.R. 5671.......................................  Representative Kelly of Illinois, July 7, 2016. A bill to expand economic opportunities, improve
                                                   community policing, and promote common-sense gun violence prevention in underserved communities, and
                                                   for other purposes.
H.R. 5747.......................................  Representative Ribble of Wisconsin, July 13, 2016. A bill to amend title II of the Social Security Act
                                                   to improve solvency and stability for future generations.
H.R. 5806.......................................  Representative Ribble of Wisconsin, July 14, 2016. A bill to prohibit congressional recesses until
                                                   Congress adopts a concurrent resolution on the budget that results in a balanced Federal budget by
                                                   fiscal year 2026, and for other purposes.
H.R. 5875.......................................  Representative Peters of California, July 14, 2016. A bill to establish requirements for committees of
                                                   the Senate and the Senate to consider and hold votes on nominations of individuals for appointments
                                                   by the President, and for other purposes.
H.R. 5885.......................................  Representative Ruiz of California, July 14, 2016. A bill to require the Clerk of the House of
                                                   Representatives and the Secretary of the Senate to establish a process by which registered voters may
                                                   sign national discharge petitions with respect to bills and joint resolutions introduced in or
                                                   referred to the House and Senate, to require the House or Senate to hold a vote on the passage of any
                                                   bill or joint resolution if a certain number of registered voters sign the national discharge
                                                   petition for the bill or joint resolution, and for other purposes.
H.R. 5940.......................................  Representative Pompeo of Kansas, September 6, 2016. A bill to prohibit the President from using funds
                                                   appropriated under section 1304 of title 31, United States Code, to make payments to Iran, to impose
                                                   sanctions with respect to Iranian persons that hold or detain United States citizens, and for other
                                                   purposes.
H.R. 5941.......................................  Representative Young of Iowa, September 6, 2016. A bill to provide for congressional review of
                                                   transfers of funds from Executive agencies to state sponsors of terrorism, and for other purposes.
H.R. 5982.......................................  Representative Issa of California, September 9, 2016. A bill to amend chapter 8 of title 5, United
                                                   States Code, to provide for en bloc consideration in resolutions of disapproval for "midnight rules",
                                                   and for other purposes.
H.R. 5983.......................................  Representative Hensarling of Texas, September 9, 2016. A bill to create hope and opportunity for
                                                   consumers, investors, and entrepreneurs by ending bailouts and Too Big to Fail, holding Washington
                                                   and Wall Street accountable, eliminating red tape to increase access to capital and credit, and
                                                   repealing the provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act that make America less prosperous, less stable, and
                                                   less free, and for other purposes.
H.R. 6141.......................................  Representative Dingell of Michigan, September 22, 2016. A bill to amend the Bipartisan Congressional
                                                   Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015 to require the publication of the negotiating
                                                   position of the United States for each proposed trade agreement after each meeting of the parties to
                                                   the trade agreement, and for other purposes.
H.R. 6144.......................................  Representative Graves of Georgia, September 22, 2016. A bill to amend the Congressional Budget Act of
                                                   1974 to include the outlays and revenue totals relating to social security benefits in a concurrent
                                                   resolution on the budget, and for other purposes.
H.R. 6241.......................................  Representative DeSantis of Florida, September 28, 2016. A bill to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and
                                                   Cosmetic Act to provide for reciprocal marketing approval of certain drugs, biological products, and
                                                   devices that are authorized to be lawfully marketed abroad, and for other purposes.
H.R. 6283.......................................  Representative Sessions of Texas, September 28, 2016. A bill to establish agency procedures for the
                                                   issuance of significant guidance documents, and for other purposes.
H.R. 6325.......................................  Representative Walberg, November 16, 2016. A bill to establish an independent advisory committee to
                                                   review certain regulations, and for other purposes.
H.R. 6437.......................................  Representative Himes of Connecticut, December 5, 2016. A bill to prohibit funds available for the
                                                   United States Armed Forces to be obligated or expended for introduction of the Armed Forces into
                                                   hostilities, and for other purposes.
H.R. 6522.......................................  Representative Schrader of Oregon, December 8, 2016. A bill to direct the Secretary of Defense to
                                                   submit to Congress a certain study by the Defense Business Board regarding potential cost savings in
                                                   the Department of Defense and to provide for expedited consideration of legislation to implement such
                                                   cost savings.
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                                    Table 6c.--Original Jurisdiction Measures Referred--House Concurrent Resolutions
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H. Con. Res. 67.................................  Representative Bishop of Michigan, July 29, 2015. A resolution establishing a joint select committee
                                                   to address regulatory reform.
H. Con. Res. 132................................  Representative Esty of Connecticut, May 18, 2016. A resolution prohibiting the House or Senate from
                                                   adjourning or convening in a pro forma session for a period of more than 2 days unless the Senate has
                                                   acted upon the nomination of Judge Merrick Garland for Associate Justice of the Supreme Court.
H. Con. Res. 147................................  Representative Griffith of Virginia, July 14, 2016. A resolution establishing the Joint Ad Hoc
                                                   Committee on Trade Responsibilities to develop a plan under which the functions and responsibilities
                                                   of the Office of the United States Trade Representative shall be moved to the legislative branch in
                                                   accordance with article I, section 8 of the Constitution of the United States, and for other
                                                   purposes.
H. Con. Res. 169................................  Representative LaHood of Illinois, September 28, 2016. A resolution establishing a Joint Committee on
                                                   the Organization of Congress.
H. Con. Res. 67.................................  Representative Bishop of Michigan, July 29, 2015. A resolution establishing a joint select committee
                                                   to address regulatory reform.
H. Con. Res. 132................................  Representative Esty of Connecticut, May 18, 2016. A resolution prohibiting the House or Senate from
                                                   adjourning or convening in a pro forma session for a period of more than 2 days unless the Senate has
                                                   acted upon the nomination of Judge Merrick Garland for Associate Justice of the Supreme Court.
H. Con. Res. 147................................  Representative Griffith of Virginia, July 14, 2016. A resolution establishing the Joint Ad Hoc
                                                   Committee on Trade Responsibilities to develop a plan under which the functions and responsibilities
                                                   of the Office of the United States Trade Representative shall be moved to the legislative branch in
                                                   accordance with article I, section 8 of the Constitution of the United States, and for other
                                                   purposes.
H. Con. Res. 169................................  Representative LaHood of Illinois, September 28, 2016. A resolution establishing a Joint Committee on
                                                   the Organization of Congress.
H. Con. Res. 67.................................  Representative Bishop of Michigan, July 29, 2015. A resolution establishing a joint select committee
                                                   to address regulatory reform.
H. Con. Res. 132................................  Representative Esty of Connecticut, May 18, 2016. A resolution prohibiting the House or Senate from
                                                   adjourning or convening in a pro forma session for a period of more than 2 days unless the Senate has
                                                   acted upon the nomination of Judge Merrick Garland for Associate Justice of the Supreme Court.
H. Con. Res. 147................................  Representative Griffith of Virginia, July 14, 2016. A resolution establishing the Joint Ad Hoc
                                                   Committee on Trade Responsibilities to develop a plan under which the functions and responsibilities
                                                   of the Office of the United States Trade Representative shall be moved to the legislative branch in
                                                   accordance with article I, section 8 of the Constitution of the United States, and for other
                                                   purposes.
H. Con. Res. 169................................  Representative LaHood of Illinois, September 28, 2016. A resolution establishing a Joint Committee on
                                                   the Organization of Congress.
H. Con. Res. 67.................................  Representative Bishop of Michigan, July 29, 2015. A resolution establishing a joint select committee
                                                   to address regulatory reform.
H. Con. Res. 132................................  Representative Esty of Connecticut, May 18, 2016. A resolution prohibiting the House or Senate from
                                                   adjourning or convening in a pro forma session for a period of more than 2 days unless the Senate has
                                                   acted upon the nomination of Judge Merrick Garland for Associate Justice of the Supreme Court.
H. Con. Res. 147................................  Representative Griffith of Virginia, July 14, 2016. A resolution establishing the Joint Ad Hoc
                                                   Committee on Trade Responsibilities to develop a plan under which the functions and responsibilities
                                                   of the Office of the United States Trade Representative shall be moved to the legislative branch in
                                                   accordance with article I, section 8 of the Constitution of the United States, and for other
                                                   purposes.
H. Con. Res. 169................................  Representative LaHood of Illinois, September 28, 2016. A resolution establishing a Joint Committee on
                                                   the Organization of Congress.
H. Con. Res. 67.................................  Representative Bishop of Michigan, July 29, 2015. A resolution establishing a joint select committee
                                                   to address regulatory reform.
H. Con. Res. 132................................  Representative Esty of Connecticut, May 18, 2016. A resolution prohibiting the House or Senate from
                                                   adjourning or convening in a pro forma session for a period of more than 2 days unless the Senate has
                                                   acted upon the nomination of Judge Merrick Garland for Associate Justice of the Supreme Court.
H. Con. Res. 147................................  Representative Griffith of Virginia, July 14, 2016. A resolution establishing the Joint Ad Hoc
                                                   Committee on Trade Responsibilities to develop a plan under which the functions and responsibilities
                                                   of the Office of the United States Trade Representative shall be moved to the legislative branch in
                                                   accordance with article I, section 8 of the Constitution of the United States, and for other
                                                   purposes.
H. Con. Res. 169................................  Representative LaHood of Illinois, September 28, 2016. A resolution establishing a Joint Committee on
                                                   the Organization of Congress.
H. Con. Res. 67.................................  Representative Bishop of Michigan, July 29, 2015. A resolution establishing a joint select committee
                                                   to address regulatory reform.
H. Con. Res. 132................................  Representative Esty of Connecticut, May 18, 2016. A resolution prohibiting the House or Senate from
                                                   adjourning or convening in a pro forma session for a period of more than 2 days unless the Senate has
                                                   acted upon the nomination of Judge Merrick Garland for Associate Justice of the Supreme Court.
H. Con. Res. 147................................  Representative Griffith of Virginia, July 14, 2016. A resolution establishing the Joint Ad Hoc
                                                   Committee on Trade Responsibilities to develop a plan under which the functions and responsibilities
                                                   of the Office of the United States Trade Representative shall be moved to the legislative branch in
                                                   accordance with article I, section 8 of the Constitution of the United States, and for other
                                                   purposes.
H. Con. Res. 169................................  Representative LaHood of Illinois, September 28, 2016. A resolution establishing a Joint Committee on
                                                   the Organization of Congress.
H. Con. Res. 67.................................  Representative Bishop of Michigan, July 29, 2015. A resolution establishing a joint select committee
                                                   to address regulatory reform.
H. Con. Res. 132................................  Representative Esty of Connecticut, May 18, 2016. A resolution prohibiting the House or Senate from
                                                   adjourning or convening in a pro forma session for a period of more than 2 days unless the Senate has
                                                   acted upon the nomination of Judge Merrick Garland for Associate Justice of the Supreme Court.
H. Con. Res. 147................................  Representative Griffith of Virginia, July 14, 2016. A resolution establishing the Joint Ad Hoc
                                                   Committee on Trade Responsibilities to develop a plan under which the functions and responsibilities
                                                   of the Office of the United States Trade Representative shall be moved to the legislative branch in
                                                   accordance with article I, section 8 of the Constitution of the United States, and for other
                                                   purposes.
H. Con. Res. 169................................  Representative LaHood of Illinois, September 28, 2016. A resolution establishing a Joint Committee on
                                                   the Organization of Congress.
H. Con. Res. 67.................................  Representative Bishop of Michigan, July 29, 2015. A resolution establishing a joint select committee
                                                   to address regulatory reform.
H. Con. Res. 132................................  Representative Esty of Connecticut, May 18, 2016. A resolution prohibiting the House or Senate from
                                                   adjourning or convening in a pro forma session for a period of more than 2 days unless the Senate has
                                                   acted upon the nomination of Judge Merrick Garland for Associate Justice of the Supreme Court.
H. Con. Res. 147................................  Representative Griffith of Virginia, July 14, 2016. A resolution establishing the Joint Ad Hoc
                                                   Committee on Trade Responsibilities to develop a plan under which the functions and responsibilities
                                                   of the Office of the United States Trade Representative shall be moved to the legislative branch in
                                                   accordance with article I, section 8 of the Constitution of the United States, and for other
                                                   purposes.
H. Con. Res. 169................................  Representative LaHood of Illinois, September 28, 2016. A resolution establishing a Joint Committee on
                                                   the Organization of Congress.
H. Con. Res. 67.................................  Representative Bishop of Michigan, July 29, 2015. A resolution establishing a joint select committee
                                                   to address regulatory reform.
H. Con. Res. 132................................  Representative Esty of Connecticut, May 18, 2016. A resolution prohibiting the House or Senate from
                                                   adjourning or convening in a pro forma session for a period of more than 2 days unless the Senate has
                                                   acted upon the nomination of Judge Merrick Garland for Associate Justice of the Supreme Court.
H. Con. Res. 147................................  Representative Griffith of Virginia, July 14, 2016. A resolution establishing the Joint Ad Hoc
                                                   Committee on Trade Responsibilities to develop a plan under which the functions and responsibilities
                                                   of the Office of the United States Trade Representative shall be moved to the legislative branch in
                                                   accordance with article I, section 8 of the Constitution of the United States, and for other
                                                   purposes.
H. Con. Res. 169................................  Representative LaHood of Illinois, September 28, 2016. A resolution establishing a Joint Committee on
                                                   the Organization of Congress.
H. Con. Res. 67.................................  Representative Bishop of Michigan, July 29, 2015. A resolution establishing a joint select committee
                                                   to address regulatory reform.
H. Con. Res. 132................................  Representative Esty of Connecticut, May 18, 2016. A resolution prohibiting the House or Senate from
                                                   adjourning or convening in a pro forma session for a period of more than 2 days unless the Senate has
                                                   acted upon the nomination of Judge Merrick Garland for Associate Justice of the Supreme Court.
H. Con. Res. 147................................  Representative Griffith of Virginia, July 14, 2016. A resolution establishing the Joint Ad Hoc
                                                   Committee on Trade Responsibilities to develop a plan under which the functions and responsibilities
                                                   of the Office of the United States Trade Representative shall be moved to the legislative branch in
                                                   accordance with article I, section 8 of the Constitution of the United States, and for other
                                                   purposes.
H. Con. Res. 169................................  Representative LaHood of Illinois, September 28, 2016. A resolution establishing a Joint Committee on
                                                   the Organization of Congress.
H. Con. Res. 67.................................  Representative Bishop of Michigan, July 29, 2015. A resolution establishing a joint select committee
                                                   to address regulatory reform.
H. Con. Res. 132................................  Representative Esty of Connecticut, May 18, 2016. A resolution prohibiting the House or Senate from
                                                   adjourning or convening in a pro forma session for a period of more than 2 days unless the Senate has
                                                   acted upon the nomination of Judge Merrick Garland for Associate Justice of the Supreme Court.
H. Con. Res. 147................................  Representative Griffith of Virginia, July 14, 2016. A resolution establishing the Joint Ad Hoc
                                                   Committee on Trade Responsibilities to develop a plan under which the functions and responsibilities
                                                   of the Office of the United States Trade Representative shall be moved to the legislative branch in
                                                   accordance with article I, section 8 of the Constitution of the United States, and for other
                                                   purposes.
H. Con. Res. 169................................  Representative LaHood of Illinois, September 28, 2016. A resolution establishing a Joint Committee on
                                                   the Organization of Congress.
H. Con. Res. 67.................................  Representative Bishop of Michigan, July 29, 2015. A resolution establishing a joint select committee
                                                   to address regulatory reform.
H. Con. Res. 132................................  Representative Esty of Connecticut, May 18, 2016. A resolution prohibiting the House or Senate from
                                                   adjourning or convening in a pro forma session for a period of more than 2 days unless the Senate has
                                                   acted upon the nomination of Judge Merrick Garland for Associate Justice of the Supreme Court.
H. Con. Res. 147................................  Representative Griffith of Virginia, July 14, 2016. A resolution establishing the Joint Ad Hoc
                                                   Committee on Trade Responsibilities to develop a plan under which the functions and responsibilities
                                                   of the Office of the United States Trade Representative shall be moved to the legislative branch in
                                                   accordance with article I, section 8 of the Constitution of the United States, and for other
                                                   purposes.
H. Con. Res. 169................................  Representative LaHood of Illinois, September 28, 2016. A resolution establishing a Joint Committee on
                                                   the Organization of Congress.
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                                       Table 6d.--Original Jurisdiction Measures Referred--House Joint Resolutions
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H.J. Res. 77....................................  Representative DeFazio of Oregon, December 15, 2015. A joint resolution to amend the War Powers
                                                   Resolution.
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                           IX. MINORITY VIEWS

    The Rules Committee played much the same role in the 114th 
Congress as it did in the 113th and 112th Congresses: closing 
down the legislative process in the House to facilitate passage 
of a highly partisan legislative agenda that favors the wealthy 
and the powerful, and enabling use of the House floor and 
Congressional investigations for Republicans' political 
campaign purposes.
    The Rules Committee's record stands in sharp contrast to 
the promises made by the two Speakers who served during the 
114th Congress, John Boehner and Paul Ryan. Shortly after 
taking the gavel, Speaker Ryan said the following:

          I want the House to work its will. I think that's the 
        way the founders envisioned it to work . . . The way I 
        am trying to do this job is the way I always thought it 
        should have been done and that is to make this a more 
        open process . . . So that every citizen of this 
        country through their elected representatives has the 
        opportunity to make a difference. That is the people's 
        House. This is the branch of government closest to the 
        people . . . So I wanted to have a process that is more 
        open, more inclusive, more deliberative, more 
        participatory and that's what we're trying to do. 
        (Politico, November 5, 2015)

    Speaker Ryan's words were remarkably similar to those of 
his predecessor, John Boehner:

         As the Chamber closest to the people, the House works 
        best when it is allowed to work its will . . . I offer 
        a commitment: Openness, once a tradition of this 
        institution but increasingly scarce in recent decades, 
        will be the new standard . . . you will always have the 
        right to a robust debate in an open process that allows 
        you to represent your constituents, to make your case, 
        offer alternatives, and be heard. (House Floor, January 
        5, 2011)

    The Rules Committee is the instrument Republicans used to 
break both Speakers' promises and shut out the elected 
representatives of half the country. The Committee has sent to 
the floor a steady stream of bills to help Wall Street, Big 
Oil, Big Business and the like. Meanwhile, hiding behind points 
of order and closed rules, the Committee has blocked bills and 
amendments that would protect middle class families, workers, 
consumers, or the environment.

          PARTISAN SELECTIVE ENFORCEMENT OF THE HOUSE'S RULES

    Instead of using the Rules Committee's considerable power 
to fulfill the promises of bipartisanship made by Speaker Ryan 
and Speaker Boehner, Republicans selectively enforced the Rules 
of the House to block Democratic ideas and ease passage of 
Republican proposals. Of the 267 waivers of House rules granted 
in the 114th Congress, only three of them were for Democrats. 
In other words, 99 percent of all waivers of points of order 
handed out by the Republican Rules Committee were for 
Republican proposals.

              CONTINUED CLOSING OF THE LEGISLATIVE PROCESS

    While its 76 closed rules make the 114th Congress only the 
second most closed in history,\1\ the Republicans still managed 
to break a record: the first session of the 114th Congress saw 
the most closed rules in a single session, with 48.
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    \1\The record for most closed rules in an entire Congress still 
belongs to the Republican-controlled 113th Congress, at 83 closed 
rules.
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    Despite Speakers Boehner and Ryan specifically promising 
openness, the 114th Congress saw no fully open rules at all. 
Indeed, in the last six years Republicans have averaged just 
over three open rules per year, approximately half of the 
average number per year as when Democrats last controlled the 
House.
    Even the use of ``modified open'' rules was abandoned this 
Congress when Republicans decided they did not want to face 
votes on issues such as LGBT civil rights or the Confederate 
flag. In their place, the Rules Committee sent legislation to 
the floor under more restrictive ``structured rules,'' with 
only unthreatening amendments pre-screened and hand-selected by 
the Majority allowed to get a vote.

 PROMOTING A LEGISLATIVE AGENDA FOCUSED ON PROTECTING THE WEALTHY AND 
                              THE POWERFUL

    Aided by its selective enforcement of the rules and a 
closed process, the Committee flooded the House floor schedule 
with legislation that would help the rich get richer, roll back 
safeguards designed to prevent another financial crisis, make 
it harder to protect the safety of employees and consumers, and 
endanger public health and the environment.
    Nearly 40 percent of the measures the Rules Committee met 
on in the 114th Congress dealt with just four topics: (1) 
deregulating Wall Street and business in general, (2) weakening 
environmental protections, (3) repealing or undermining the 
Affordable Care Act or, (4) attacking women's reproductive 
rights. On average, each week the House was in session the 
Rules Committee considered one or two bills on this narrow 
range of subjects.

 ENABLING ABUSES OF CONGRESSIONAL INVESTIGATIVE POWERS AND WASTING OF 
                             TAXPAYER MONEY

    With sole jurisdiction over the rules of the House, the 
Rules Committee is responsible for the creation of new 
committees and the handing out of powerful investigative tools. 
For the past six years the Rules Committee has ignored its role 
as a protector of the institution of the House and its dignity; 
on Republicans' watch the House has continued or initiated a 
number of politically-motivated, taxpayer-funded witch hunts 
designed to energize the conservative base and influence 
elections.
    Each Congress Republicans give the politically-motivated 
investigations broader powers and bigger stages. In the 114th 
Congress, more committees gave unilateral subpoena authority to 
their chairs, allowing single Members to force private citizens 
to travel across the country to testify under oath, or produce 
any document Republicans wanted to look at--even private 
medical records. And five committees were given staff 
deposition authority, allowing Republican committee staff to 
hold ordinary Americans in a room and subject the deponents to 
invasive questions for as long as the staff wish.
    Republicans also gave subpoena and staff deposition 
authority to the newly-created Select Investigative Panel on 
Planned Parenthood and the continued Select Committee on 
Benghazi. These two investigations, along with much of the work 
of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, were nakedly 
political and their creation should never have been recommended 
to the House by the Rules Committee.
    These blatantly political investigations have wasted 
tremendous amounts of taxpayer money. The Republican Rules 
Committee recommended creation of the Planned Parenthood Select 
Panel, which then spent over $1.5 million, despite the fact 
that three House committees had conducted their own 
investigations of the alleged offenses and found no evidence of 
wrongdoing. The Rules Committee also recommended creation of 
the Benghazi Select Committee, which has spent over $9 million, 
even though the same questions had been examined by an 
independent Accountability Review Board and seven different 
congressional committees, which issued a combined total of nine 
separate classified and unclassified reports. (All this is on 
top of the taxpayer money spent on the operation of the House 
of Representatives--which CBS news estimated at $24 million per 
week--as the Rules Committee and the Republican Majority spent 
week after week scheduling 65 votes to repeal or undermine the 
Affordable Care Act since 2011.)

 LACK OF RULES COMMITTEE CONSIDERATION OF SERIOUS CHANGES PROPOSED TO 
                              HOUSE RULES

    Instead of using the beginning of a new Congress as an 
occasion to back away from the Committee's role in promoting 
partisanship, closing down the legislative process, passing a 
legislative agenda dangerous to the middle class, and 
exploiting Congressional authority for political purposes, 
Republicans have decided to go even further.
    A draft of proposed rules changes for the 115th Congress 
includes such items as: a possibly unconstitutional mechanism 
for punishing Members for violations of the rules on decorum; 
expansion of staff deposition authority to nearly all 
committees as well as removal of the requirement that a Member 
be present; new committee oversight plan requirements that 
could set the stage for the dismantling of the Social Security 
and Medicare guarantees; reinstatement of a House rule that 
enabled direct targeting of Federal employees' jobs and 
salaries in appropriations measures; the shielding of an 
Affordable Care Act repeal from points of order concerning 
increases in direct spending; and more.
    Many of these rules changes are completely new and warrant 
careful consideration before Members vote whether to support or 
oppose them. Even with two hearings held in the 114th Congress 
on possible rules changes, most of these major proposals were 
never presented or discussed.
    We are deeply concerned about how much further House 
Republicans and the Republican-led Rules Committee will take 
this partisanship, closing of the legislative process, 
protection of the wealthy and powerful, and politicization of 
Congressional investigations. We urge the Majority to think 
about the damage it is doing not only to the institution, but 
to the country.

                                   Louise M. Slaughter.
                                   James P. McGovern.
                                   Alcee L. Hastings.
                                   Jared Polis.

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