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H.R. 4138 - ENFORCE the Law Act of 2014

Bill Text

  • Text of Rules Committee Print 113-43 PDF XML

    Showing the text of the bill as ordered reported by the Committee on the Judiciary.

  • Text of H.R. 4138 PDF XML

    ENFORCE the Law Act of 2014 (as reported)

  • H. Rept. 113-377 PDF

    Report from the Committee on the Judiciary

Rule Information

COMMITTEE ACTION:
REPORTED BY VOICE VOTE on Tuesday, March 11, 2014.

FLOOR ACTION ON H. RES. 511: 
AGREED TO by record vote of 229-192, after agreeing to the previous question by record vote of 227-190, on Wednesday, March 12, 2014. 

MANAGERS: Nugent/McGovern

1. Structured rule for H.R. 4138.

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

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

4. Makes in order as original text for the purpose of amendment an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules COmmittee Print 113-43 and provides that it shall be considered as read.

5. Waives all points of order against that amendment in that nature of a substitute.

6. Makes in order only those further amendments printed in part A of the Rules Committee report. Each such amendment may be offered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a Member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question.

7. Waives all points of order against the amendments printed in part A of the report.

8. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

9. Structured rule for H.R. 3973.

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

11. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.

12. Provides that the amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee print 113-42 shall be considered as adopted and the bill, as amended, shall be considered as read.

13. Waives all points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended.

14. Makes in order only the further amendment printed in part B of the Rules Committee report, if offered by Representative Ellison of minnesota or his designee. The amendment shall be considered as read, shall be separately debatable for 10 minutes equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question.

15. Waives all points of order against the amendment printed in part B of the report.

16. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

Amendments

#Version #Sponsor(s)PartySummaryStatus
2Version 1Cicilline (RI), Nadler (NY)DemocratProvides for attorney consultation, upon request, with any Member of the House of Congress bringing civil action pursuant to this Act. Submitted
3Version 1Cicilline (RI)DemocratProvides for transparent accounting of the costs of litigation, by requiring the Comptroller General of the United States to issue quarterly reports to the House and Senate Judiciary Committees on the costs of civil actions, including any attorney fees, brought pursuant to this Act.Made In Order
4Version 1Cohen (TN)DemocratExempts from the bill any actions concerning the foreign affairs of the United States.Submitted
5Version 1Conyers (MI)DemocratExcludes from the bill's scope any executive actions taken to combat discrimination or to protect civil rights.Made In Order
9Version 1Ellison (MN)DemocratRevised Requires that when a court determines that a law suit filed pursuant to this bill is frivolous under Rule 11 of the Federal Rules of Civil procedure, any sanctions levied must be paid by the sponsor(s) of the resolution to bring such a suit – not anonymous donors. Submitted
7Version 1Gibson (NY)RepublicanWithdrawn Clarifies that a violation of constitutional requirements, as described in the bill, includes any case in which the President introduced, without congressional approval, the Armed Forces into hostilities in the absence of a declaration of war, specific statutory authorization, or a national emergency created by an attack or imminent threat of attack upon the United States, its territories or possessions, or the Armed Forces.Withdrawn
8Version 1Gibson (NY)RepublicanClarifies that the civil authority provided Congress in the underlying bill extends to the Executive Branch’s compliance with the War Powers Resolution (50 U.S.C. et seq.). Submitted
6Version 1Jackson Lee (TX)DemocratProtects the ability of the Executive Branch to comply with judicial decisions interpreting the Constitution or Federal laws.Made In Order
1Version 1Nadler (NY)DemocratClarifies that nothing in the act limits or otherwise affects the constitutional authority of the executive branch to exercise prosecutorial discretion.Made In Order