H.R. 3630 - Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2011

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Rule Information


REPORTED BY RECORD VOTE of 7-3 on Monday, December 12, 2011.

Adopted by record vote of 236-180, after agreeing to the previous question by record vote of 236-182, on Tuesday, December 15, 2011.  

MANAGERS: Dreier/McGovern

1. Closed rule.

2. Provides 90 minutes of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Ways and Means.

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

4. Provides that the amendment printed in the Rules Committee report shall be considered as adopted and the bill, as amended, shall be considered as read.

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

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


Amendments (click headers to sort)

#Version #Sponsor(s)PartySummaryStatus
1Version 1Bilirakis (FL), Posey (FL)RepublicanWould amend the Internal Revenue Code to deny payment of unemployment compensation to employees who are discharged from employment for: (1) being under the influence of, or consuming or otherwise using any controlled substance while performing services for an employer; (2) possessing any controlled substance on the premises of an employer; (3) refusing a request to take a drug test; or (4) testing positive for illegal use of a controlled substance.Submitted
6Version 1Camp (MI)RepublicanWould make a technical correction to provide the intended parity to the Railroad Retirement Board’s Extended Unemployment Benefits program by continuing it until January 31, 2013 in the same manner as the remaining unemployment provisions in the bill.Considered As Adopted
15Version 1Cleaver (MO)DemocratWould delay the implementation of Subtitle B until the economy is in in a period of full employment, including when the ratio of unemployed person per job opening is two to one and the national unemployment rate is below 6%. Until that time, enact HR 3346, the Emergency Compensation Extension Act.Submitted
16Version 1Cleaver (MO)DemocratWould strike subtitle B and insert HR 3346, the Emergency Compensation Extension Act and the Urban Jobs Youth Act which provides jobs and job training for youth.Submitted
11Version 1Davis, Danny K. (IL), Payne (NJ)DemocratWould extend current emergency unemployment benefits if the Secretary of Labor determines that the implementation of the Act would have disproportionate adverse effects on members of racial or ethnic minority groups.Submitted
17Version 1Fudge (OH)DemocratWould require the State to provide clear public notice on an Internet website of any reductions or terminations of extended or emergency unemployment compensation benefits resulting from passage of this Act as well as clear statements of what the State will use the federal dollars on instead.Submitted
2Version 1Jackson Lee (TX)DemocratWould require a surtax on the incomes of Millionaires.Submitted
3Version 1Jackson Lee (TX)DemocratWould require hedge fund managers at an ordinary income rate. Submitted
4Version 1Jackson Lee (TX)DemocratWould strike a provision that would grant states the discretion to require certain beneficiaries to submit to drug testing in order to receive unemployment insurance. Submitted
5Version 1Johnson, Hank (GA)DemocratWould require a study on the health impacts of increased air pollution in communities surrounding the refineries that will transport diluted bitumen through the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. Submitted
19Version 1Johnson, Eddie Bernice (TX), Fudge (OH), Lee, Barbara (CA)DemocratExtends current unemployment benefits through January 3, 2013 if subtitle B of title II would increase the percentage of children and other individuals in poverty.Submitted
12Version 1Lee, Barbara (CA), Scott, Bobby (VA)DemocratWould strike Subtitle B and insert H.R. 589, the Emergency Unemployment Compensation Expansion Act of 2011, thereby extending unemployment benefits by an additional 14 weeks and insert H.R. 3346, the Emergency Compensation Extension Act, thereby extending emergency unemployment compensation for one year. Submitted
18Version 1Lewis, John (GA)DemocratWould strike Subtitle B and provide a clean, one-year extension of unemployment benefits. The amendment is paid for by the savings of ending the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.Submitted
7Version 1Moore, Gwen (WI), Davis, Danny K. (IL), Scott, Bobby (VA)DemocratWould strike the requirement that states drug test recipients they determine "are likely" to use illegal substances.Submitted
8Version 1Moore, Gwen (WI), Lewis, John (GA)DemocratWould strike section 2304 of the bill.Submitted
9Version 1Moore, Gwen (WI)DemocratWould require a GAO study on the effects on dependent children and other family members of those receiving extended or emergency unemployment compensation because of reduced or eliminated benefits resulting from the bill.Submitted
10Version 1Moore, Gwen (WI), Davis, Danny K. (IL), Scott, Bobby (VA)DemocratWould strike provision allowing states to apply for waivers to use unemployment benefit trust funds for services other than unemployment benefits.Submitted
13Version 1Wilson (FL), Davis, Danny K. (IL), Jackson Lee (TX), Richardson (CA)DemocratWould extend current unemployment benefits for 2012, if the implementation of subtitle B of title II is found to have a disproportionately adverse effect on workers aged 55 and older by the Secretary of Labor.Submitted
14Version 1Wilson (FL)DemocratWould strike section 2122 of subtitle B, which requires that a person meets specific educational requirements, such as a high diploma or its equivalent, prior to being eligible for unemployment benefits Submitted