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H. Res. 676 - 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.

Bill Text

  • Text of H. Res. 676 PDF XML

    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. (as reported)
            ::  H. Res. 676 (as introduced)  PDF XML

  • H. Rept. 113-561 Part 1 PDF

    Report from the Committee on Rules

Rule Information

COMMITTEE ACTION:
REPORTED BY RECORD VOTE of 7-4 on Tuesday, July 29, 2014

FLOOR ACTION ON H. RES. 694: 
Agreed to by record vote of 227-196, after agreeing to the previous question by record vote of 227-195, on Wednesday, July 30, 2014. 

MANAGERS:

MANAGERS: Nugent/Slaughter

1. Closed rule for H. Res. 676.

2. Provides one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Rules.

3. Waives all points of order against consideration of the resolution.

4. Provides that the amendment recommended by the Committee on Rules now printed in the resolution shall be considered as adopted.

5. Provides that the resolution, as amended, shall be considered as read and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question.

6. Closed rule for H.R. 935.

7. Provides one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

8. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill and provides that it shall be considered as read.

9. Waives all points of order against provisions in the bill.

10. Provides one motion to recommit.

11. Section 3 provides that on any legislative day during the period from August 1, 2014, through September 5, 2014: 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.

12. Section 4 provides that the Speaker may appoint Members to perform the duties of the Chair for the duration of the period addressed by section 3 of the resolution.

13. Section 5 provides that each day during the period addressed by section 3 of the resolution shall not constitute a calendar day for purposes of section 7 of the War Powers resolution (50 U.S.C. 1546).

14. Section 6 provides that each day during the period addressed by section 3 of the resolution shall not constitute a legislative day for purposes of clause 7 of rule XIII (resolutions of inquiry).

Amendments

#Version #Sponsor(s)PartySummaryStatus
4Version 1Hastings, Alcee (FL)DemocratEnsures that this lawsuit does not seek to prevent implementation of the Affordable Care Act’s provisions relating to: (1) young adult coverage; (2) benefits for women; (3) protections for pre-existing conditions; (4) small business tax credits; or (5) prescription discounts for seniors that close the “donut hole” in Medicare. Ensures that this lawsuit does not target people in the military, veterans, or civil servants. Strikes the language allowing the suit to be about “any other provision of law” related to the Affordable Care Act.Submitted
3Version 1McGovern (MA)DemocratRequires disclosure of all contracts with lawyers and consultants 10 days before they are approved; requires disclosure of where the taxpayer money paying for the lawsuit is coming from, and which programs and offices’ budgets are being reduced to pay for it; and requires that the House’s lawyers explain to Members of the House the likelihood of success in this lawsuit, and how they think they will overcome the legal obstacles presented by Supreme Court precedent.Submitted
1Version 1Polis (CO), Crdenas , Tony (CA)DemocratRequires the Speaker to bring H.R. 15, the House's bipartisan comprehensive immigration bill, to the floor.Submitted
2Version 1Slaughter (NY)DemocratRequires the House’s General Counsel to disclose how much has been spent on the lawsuit every week; requires the Speaker to pay for this lawsuit using money from the budget of the Benghazi Select Committee; requires contracts to prohibit the hiring of any law firm or consultants who lobby Congress on any subject, who lobby the Executive Branch on Affordable Care Act implementation, or who have any financial interest in the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.Submitted