H.R. 348 - RAPID Act

Bill Text

    Rules Committee Print 114-26 PDF XML

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

    Text of H.R. 348 PDF XML

    RAPID Act (as reported)

    H. Rept. 114-228 Part 1 PDF

    Report from the Committee on the Judiciary

Rule Information

REPORTED BY RECORD VOTE of 9-4 on Wednesday, September 16, 2015.

Agreed to by record vote of 238-183, after agreeing to the previous question by reocrd vote of 238-179 and the Collins (GA) amendment by record vote of 237-187, on Thurdsay, September 17, 2015. 

MANAGERS: Collins (GA)/Polis

1. Structured rule for H.R. 348.

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 an original bill for purpose of amendment an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 114-26 and provides that it shall be considered as read.

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

6. Makes in order only those further amendments printed in 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 the report.

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

9. Closed rule for H.R. 758.

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 bill shall be considered as read.

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

14. Provides one motion to recommit.

15. Section 3 provides that it shall be in order at any time on the legislative day of September 24, 2015, for the Speaker to entertain motions that the House suspend the rules and that the Speaker or his designee shall consult with the Minority Leader or her designee on the designation of any matter for consideration pursuant to this section.

Amendments (click headers to sort)

#Version #Sponsor(s)PartySummaryStatus
6Version 1Dingell (MI)DemocratPrevents a project from being approved under the timeline set forth in the bill if the project would limit access to or opportunities for hunting or fishing, or impact an endangered or threatened species under the Endangered Species Act.Made In Order
8Version 1Gallego (AZ)DemocratGrants deadline extensions if requested by a state or local elected official or a local tribal official.Made In Order
1Version 1Goodlatte (VA)RepublicanMANAGER’S AMENDMENT Includes revisions to clarify that the bill is not intended to allow for duplicative agency review proceedings; duplicative project-notification and initiation-of-agency-review procedures; or, challenges to a permitting decision brought in court by parties who were not also parties to the administrative proceedings that produced the challenged decision.Made In Order
11Version 1Gosar (AZ)RepublicanLate Seeks to prohibit federal agencies from following the draft guidance entitled "the Revised Draft Guidance for Federal Departments and Agencies on Consideration of Greenhouse Gas Emissions and the Effects of Climate change in NEPA Reviews", issued by the Council on Environmental Quality, 79 Fed. Reg. 77801 (Dec. 24 2014). Made In Order
7Version 1Grijalva (AZ)DemocratProvides an exception to the deadlines for project review that the bill imposes on federal agencies if the project would adversely affect any woman, minority, or veteran-owned small business.Submitted
9Version 1Grijalva (AZ)DemocratRequires an evaluation of each alternative in an environmental impact statement or environmental assessment to identify potential effects on low-income communities and communities of color.Made In Order
3Version 1Jackson Lee (TX)DemocratStrikes the bill provision that deems approved any project for which the reviewing agency does not issue the requested permit or license within 90-120 days. Made In Order
4Version 1Jackson Lee (TX)DemocratPreserves the current law relating to the permitting projects that could be a potential target for a terrorist attack or that involves chemical facilities and other critical infrastructure. Made In Order
5Version 1Johnson, Hank (GA)DemocratAdds rule of construction clarifying that nothing in the bill would have the effect of changing or limiting any law or regulation requiring agencies to allow public comment or public participation in their decision-making process.Made In Order
10Version 1Lowenthal (CA)DemocratPrevents further evaluation or adoption of an alternative that does not adequately address risks associated with flooding, wildfire, and climate change.Made In Order
2Version 1Peters, Scott (CA), Polis (CO), Lowenthal (CA), Lieu (CA)DemocratStrikes section k that prohibits agencies from using the social cost of carbon in an environmental review or environmental decision making process. Made In Order