H.R. 4768 - Separation of Powers Restoration Act of 2016

Bill Text

    Text of H.R. 4768 PDF

    Separation of Powers Restoration Act of 2016 (as reported)

    H. Rept. 114-622 PDF

    Report from the Committee on the Judiciary 

Rule Information

REPORTED BY RECORD VOTE of 9-3 on Wednesday, June 22, 2016.

Agreed to by record vote of 230-168, after agreeing to the previous question by reocrd vote of 232-168. pm Tuesday, July 5, 2016.  


1. Structured rule.

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 the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on the Judiciary now printed in the bill 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. Section 2 of the rule provides for consideration of concurrent resolutions providing for adjournment during the month of July, 2016.

10. Section 3 provides that on any legislative day during the period from June 23, 2016, through July 4, 2016: 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.

11. 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 4.

12. Section 5 provides that it shall be in order at any time on the legislative day of June 23, 2016, or June 24, 2016, 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
3Version 1Cicilline (RI)DemocratPreserves judicial deference to agency expertise during the review of consumer safety rules issued by the Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration.Made In Order
2Version 1Conyers (MI)DemocratExempts from the bill rules issued by the Environmental Protection Agency pertaining to regulation of lead or copper in drinking water.Made In Order
5Version 1Jackson Lee (TX)DemocratLate Excludes cases where rules are issued by the Department of Homeland Security and pertain to matters of national security.Made In Order
1Version 1Johnson, Hank (GA)DemocratExempts from the bill rules issued pursuant to an express grant of authority from Congress.Made In Order
7Version 1Meeks (NY)DemocratLate Exempts from the bill rules issued by the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Made In Order
4Version 1Russell (OK)RepublicanWithdrawn Requires notice and comment when agencies revise their interpretations of statutes or regulations, and the revision contradicts prior longstanding interpretations.Withdrawn
6Version 1Yoho (FL)RepublicanLate Requires the agency to submit a proposed rule to the House and Senate committees or jurisdiction for approval prior to finalization. This must be done within 30 legislative days of presentment.Submitted