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116th Congress    }                                     {       Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 1st Session      }                                     {       116-17

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PROVIDING FOR CONSIDERATION OF THE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION (H. CON. RES. 
24) EXPRESSING THE SENSE OF CONGRESS THAT THE REPORT OF SPECIAL COUNSEL 
  MUELLER SHOULD BE MADE AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC AND TO CONGRESS, AND 
   PROVIDING FOR PROCEEDINGS DURING THE PERIOD FROM MARCH 15, 2019, 
                         THROUGH MARCH 22, 2019

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   March 11, 2019.--Referred to the House Calendar and ordered to be 
                                printed

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

                              R E P O R T

                       [To accompany H. Res. 208]

    The Committee on Rules, having had under consideration 
House Resolution 208, by a nonrecord vote, report the same to 
the House with the recommendation that the resolution be 
adopted.

                SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS OF THE RESOLUTION

    The resolution provides for consideration of H. Con. Res. 
24, Expressing the sense of Congress that the report of Special 
Counsel Mueller should be made available to the public and to 
Congress, under a closed rule. The resolution provides one hour 
of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and 
ranking minority member of the Committee on the Judiciary. The 
resolution waives all points of order against consideration of 
the concurrent resolution. The resolution provides that the 
amendments to the concurrent resolution and the preamble 
printed in this report shall be considered as adopted and the 
concurrent resolution, as amended, shall be considered as read. 
The resolution waives all points of order against provisions in 
the concurrent resolution, as amended. Section 2 of the 
resolution provides that on any legislative day during the 
period from March 15, 2019, through March 22, 2019: the Journal 
of the proceedings of the previous day shall be considered as 
approved; and the Chair may at any time declare the House 
adjourned to meet at a date and time to be announced by the 
Chair in declaring the adjournment. Section 3 of the resolution 
provides that the Speaker may appoint Members to perform the 
duties of the Chair for the duration of the period addressed by 
section 2.

                         EXPLANATION OF WAIVERS

    Although the resolution waives all points of order against 
consideration of the concurrent resolution, the Committee is 
not aware of any points of order. The waiver is prophylactic in 
nature.
    Although the resolution waives all points of order against 
provisions in the concurrent resolution, as amended, the 
Committee is not aware of any points of order. The waiver is 
prophylactic in nature.

  SUMMARY OF THE AMENDMENT TO THE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION CONSIDERED AS 
                                ADOPTED

    1. Nadler (NY): Clarifies that the Resolution is calling 
for the release of the Special Counsel's findings as was the 
case in the previous release of reports under the Special 
Counsel Regulations by adding the phrase ``including 
findings''.

     SUMMARY OF THE AMENDMENT TO THE PREAMBLE CONSIDERED AS ADOPTED

    1. Nadler (NY): Makes a conforming change by adding the 
phrase ``including findings'' to the preamble.

  TEXT OF AMENDMENT TO THE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION CONSIDERED AS ADOPTED

   Page 5, line 3, insert after ``report'' the following: ``, 
including findings,''.
   Page 6, line 2, insert after ``report'' the following: ``, 
including findings,''.

        TEXT OF AMENDMENT TO THE PREAMBLE CONSIDERED AS ADOPTED

  Page 5, in the whereas clause beginning ``Whereas in the only 
other instance where a Special Counsel was appointed'', insert 
after ``interim and final reports'' the following: ``, 
including findings,''.

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