/  H.R. 4974—Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017

H.R. 4974 - Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017

Bill Text

  • Text of H.R. 4974 PDF XML

    Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017 (as reported) 

  • H. Rept. 114-497 PDF

    Report from the Committee on Appropriations 

Rule Information

COMMITTEE ACTION:
REPORTED BY VOICE VOTE on Tuesday, May 17, 2016.

FLOOR ACTION ON H. RES. 736: 
Agreed to by record vote of 241-183, after agreeing to the previous question by record vote of 240-182, on Wednesday, May 18, 2016.  

MANAGERS:Cole/Hastings

1. Modified-open rule for H.R. 4974.

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

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

4. Waives points of order against provisions in the bill for failure to comply with clause 2 of rule XXI.

5. Provides that clause 2(e) of rule XXI shall not apply during consideration of the bill.

6. Provides that after general debate the bill shall be considered for amendment under the five-minute rule except that: 1) amendments shall be debatable for 10 minutes equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent; and 2) no pro forma amendments shall be in order except that the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Appropriations or their respective designees may offer up to 10 pro forma amendments each at any point for the purpose of debate.

7. Authorizes the Chair to accord priority in recognition to Members who have pre-printed their amendments in the Congressional Record.

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

9. Closed rule for H.R. 5243.

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

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

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

13. Provides that clause 2(e) of rule XXI shall not apply during consideration of the bill.

14. Provides one motion to recommit.

15. Section 3 provides that section 514 of H.R. 4974 shall be considered to be a spending reduction account for purposes of section 3(d) of House Resolution 5.

16. Section 4 provides that during consideration of H.R. 4974 pursuant to the rule, it shall not be in order in the Committee of the Whole to use a decrease in Overseas Contingency Operations funds to offset an amendment that increases an appropriation not designated as Overseas Contingency Operations funds or vice versa.

17. Section 5 provides that during consideration of H.R. 4974, 1) section 310 of House Concurrent Resolution 125, as reported in the House, shall have force and effect in the Committee of the Whole; and 2) section 3304 of Senate Concurrent Resolution 11 shall not apply.