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114th Congress    }                                       {      Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 1st Session      }                                       {      114-94

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      PROVIDING FOR CONSIDERATION OF THE BILL (H.R. 2028) MAKING 
 APPROPRIATIONS FOR ENERGY AND WATER DEVELOPMENT AND RELATED AGENCIES 
FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING SEPTEMBER 30, 2016, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES; 
      PROVIDING FOR CONSIDERATION OF THE BILL (H.R. 2029) MAKING 
 APPROPRIATIONS FOR MILITARY CONSTRUCTION, THE DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS 
AFFAIRS, AND RELATED AGENCIES FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING SEPTEMBER 30, 
2016, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES; AND PROVIDING FOR PROCEEDINGS DURING THE 
             PERIOD FROM MAY 4, 2015, THROUGH MAY 11, 2015

                                _______
                                

   April 28, 2015.--Referred to the House Calendar and ordered to be 
                                printed

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

                              R E P O R T

                       [To accompany H. Res. 223]

    The Committee on Rules, having had under consideration 
House Resolution 223, by a record vote of 8 to 2, report the 
same to the House with the recommendation that the resolution 
be adopted.

                SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS OF THE RESOLUTION

    The resolution provides for consideration of H.R. 2028, the 
Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies 
Appropriations Act, 2016, and H.R. 2029, the Military 
Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies 
Appropriations Act, 2016, under modified-open rules. The 
resolution provides one hour of general debate on each bill 
equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking 
minority member of the Committee on Appropriations. The 
resolution waives all points of order against consideration of 
each bill. The resolution waives points of order against 
provisions in each bill for failure to comply with clause 2 of 
rule XXI. The resolution provides that after general debate 
each bill shall be considered for amendment under the five-
minute rule except that: 1) amendments shall be debatable for 
10 minutes equally divided and controlled by the proponent and 
an opponent and shall not be subject to amendment; and 2) no 
pro forma amendments shall be in order except that the chair 
and ranking minority member of the Committee on Appropriations 
or their respective designees may offer up to 10 pro forma 
amendments each at any point for the purpose of debate. The 
resolution authorizes the Chair to accord priority in 
recognition to Members who have pre-printed their amendments in 
the Congressional Record. The resolution provides one motion to 
recommit each bill with or without instructions.
    Section 3 of the resolution provides that during 
consideration of H.R. 2028 and H.R. 2029, the provisions of 
House Concurrent Resolution 27, as adopted by the House, shall 
have force and effect in the House as though Congress has 
adopted such concurrent resolution; and the allocations printed 
in this report shall be considered for all purposes in the 
House to be allocations under section 302(a) of the 
Congressional Budget Act of 1974.
    Section 4 of the resolution provides that 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.
    Section 5 of the resolution provides that the Speaker may 
appoint Members to perform the duties of the Chair for the 
duration of the period addressed by section 4.

                         EXPLANATION OF WAIVERS

    Although the resolution waives all points of order against 
consideration of H.R. 2028, the Committee is not aware of any 
points of order. The waiver is prophylactic in nature.
    The waiver of all points of order against consideration of 
H.R. 2029 include a waiver of Section 306 of the Congressional 
Budget Act, prohibiting consideration of legislation within the 
jurisdiction of the Committee on the Budget unless referred to 
or reported by the Budget Committee.
    The resolution includes a waiver of points of order against 
provisions in H.R. 2028 and H.R. 2029 for failure to comply 
with clause 2 of rule XXI, which prohibits unauthorized 
appropriations or legislative provisions in an appropriations 
bill. This waiver is necessary because each bill contains 
unauthorized appropriations and legislative provisions.

                            COMMITTEE VOTES

    The results of each record vote on an amendment or motion 
to report, together with the names of those voting for and 
against, are printed below:

Rules Committee record vote No. 39

    Motion by Mr. McGovern to strike the section of the rule 
which deems the provisions of H. Con. Res. 27, the Republican 
budget resolution, to have full force and effect. Defeated: 2-8

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                Majority Members                      Vote               Minority Members               Vote
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Ms. Foxx........................................          Nay   Ms. Slaughter.....................  ............
Mr. Cole........................................  ............  Mr. McGovern......................          Yea
Mr. Woodall.....................................          Nay   Mr. Hastings of Florida...........          Yea
Mr. Burgess.....................................          Nay   Mr. Polis.........................  ............
Mr. Stivers.....................................          Nay
Mr. Collins.....................................          Nay
Mr. Byrne.......................................          Nay
Mr. Newhouse....................................          Nay
Mr. Sessions, Chairman..........................          Nay
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Rules Committee record vote No. 40

    Motion by Ms. Foxx to report the rule. Adopted: 8-2

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                Majority Members                      Vote               Minority Members               Vote
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Ms. Foxx........................................          Yea   Ms. Slaughter.....................  ............
Mr. Cole........................................  ............  Mr. McGovern......................          Nay
Mr. Woodall.....................................          Yea   Mr. Hastings of Florida...........          Nay
Mr. Burgess.....................................          Yea   Mr. Polis.........................  ............
Mr. Stivers.....................................          Yea
Mr. Collins.....................................          Yea
Mr. Byrne.......................................          Yea
Mr. Newhouse....................................          Yea
Mr. Sessions, Chairman..........................          Yea
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  ALLOCATION OF SPENDING AUTHORITY TO HOUSE COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS
                        (in millions of dollars)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                               2016
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Base Discretionary Action.................           BA        1,016,582
                                                     OT        1,139,891
Global War on Terrorism...................           BA           96,000
                                                     OT           45,442
Current Law Mandatory.....................           BA          952,580
                                                     OT          940,993
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