H.R. 5278 - PROMESA

Bill Text

    Rules Committee Print 114-57 PDF XML

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

    Text of H.R. 5278 PDF XML

    PROMESA (as reported)

    H. Rept. 114-602 Part 1 PDF

    Report from the Committee on Natural Resources

Rule Information

REPORTED BY VOICE VOTE on Wednesday, June 8, 2016.

Agreed to by record vote of 241-178 on Thursday, June 9, 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 Natural Resources.

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

4. Makes in order as original text for purpose of amendment an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 114-57 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 provides that upon passage of H.R. 5278, the House shall be considered to have: (1) stricken all after the enacting clause of S. 2328 and inserted in lieu thereof the provisions of H.R. 5278, as passed by the House; and (2) passed the Senate bill as so amended.

Amendments (click headers to sort)

#Version #Sponsor(s)PartySummaryStatus
1Version 1Barr (KY)RepublicanInserts "legislative actions or" at the beginning of Section 303(3).Submitted
2Version 1Barr (KY)RepublicanIncorporates the text of H.R. 5276 into the "Miscellaneous Provisions" portion of the bill.Submitted
17Version 3Bishop, Rob (UT)RepublicanMANAGER’S AMENDMENT Revised Makes technical and cross reference corrections to the bill, while improving its general workability. Deletes the opt-in option for other territories, provides an initial funding mechanism for the Oversight Board, permits the Board the opportunity to review territorial laws enacted between May 4, 2016 and the full appointment of the Board, moves up the timeline for when the President must have appointed members to the Board, and provides considerations to the Oversight Board when determining venue.Made In Order
5Version 1Bordallo (GU)DemocratGrants the government of Guam flexibility in extending the Social Security program to government of Guam employees.Submitted
15Version 1Bordallo (GU), Pierluisi (PR), Radewagen, Aumua Amata Coleman (AS), Sablan (MP), Plaskett, (VS)Bi-PartisanEliminates the Medicaid cap on the territories and provide parity with the federal medical assistance percentage in force in the territories. Submitted
10Version 2Byrne (AL)RepublicanRevised Requires GAO to submit an biennual report to Congress on the debt and revenue levels of each territory, the drivers of each territory’s debt, the effect of federal policy on each territory’s debt, and the ability of each territory to repay its debt.Made In Order
11Version 2Byrne (AL), Graves, Garret (LA), Polis (CO)Bi-PartisanRevised Sets a deadline of 18 months for the report required in Section 410.Made In Order
26Version 1Duffy (WI), Pierluisi (PR), Young, Don (AK)Bi-PartisanTemporarily eliminates in Puerto Rico a statutory cap that limits the total number of census tracts within a Metropolitan Statistical Area that can be designated as qualified census tracts under the Small Business Administration’s HUBZone program. Requires the SBA to implement a risk-based approach to requesting and verifying information from firms applying to be designated or re-certified as a qualified HUBZone small business. Made In Order
21Version 1Ellison (MN)DemocratStates the majority of the members appointed to the Oversight Board must be current or former residents of Puerto Rico.Submitted
13Version 1Fleming (LA), Wittman (VA)RepublicanAmends the Fiscal Plan to require that the Oversight Board comply with the relative lawful priority of creditors.Submitted
39Version 1Gallego (AZ)DemocratLate Reduces the possible maximum duration of Section 403 from four years to two years. Submitted
20Version 2Graves (MO), Capuano (MA)Bi-PartisanRevised Gives priority to protecting federal taxpayer assets in Puerto Rico, such as mass transportation assets.Made In Order
19Version 2Grayson (FL)DemocratRevised Ensures that the Bankruptcy Code (Title 11, United States Code) is extended to the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Submitted
27Version 1Gutierrez (IL)DemocratLate Makes the establishment of an “Oversight Board” subject to the adoption of a resolution by the legislature of Puerto Rico.Submitted
28Version 1Gutierrez (IL)DemocratLate Extends the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Child Tax Credit (CTC) to U.S. citizens on the island of Puerto Rico.Submitted
29Version 1Gutierrez (IL)DemocratLate Shifts the cost of the Oversight Board from Puerto Rico to the U.S. government.Submitted
30Version 1Gutierrez (IL)DemocratLate Strikes Section 403.Submitted
31Version 1Gutierrez (IL)DemocratLate Strikes Section 404 which exempts Puerto Rico from federal overtime rules.Submitted
32Version 1Gutierrez (IL)DemocratLate Ends disparities in Medicaid and Medicare funding and ensure healthcare parity for Puerto Rico. Submitted
33Version 1Gutierrez (IL)DemocratLate Amends provisions related to appointments to the Oversight Board. Submitted
34Version 1Gutierrez (IL)DemocratLate Mandates that the Oversight Board conduct its business in public and in English and Spanish, including in written materials.Submitted
35Version 1Gutierrez (IL)DemocratLate Reinstates 26 U.S. Code ? 936, Puerto Rico and possession tax credit.Submitted
36Version 1Gutierrez (IL)DemocratLate Ensures full funding of public pensions in Puerto Rico.Submitted
6Version 1Issa (CA)RepublicanChanges the burden from “not less than a majority” to “at least two-thirds” for voting requirements with respect to the aggregate Outstanding Principal amount of all the Outstanding Bonds in each Pool when voting to approve a Qualifying Modification.Submitted
12Version 1Issa (CA)RepublicanAdds a reinstatement provision, whereby, after its termination, the Oversight Board is reinstated if the territorial government does not produce a balanced budget for two consecutive fiscal years.Submitted
7Version 1Jolly (FL), Curbelo (FL)RepublicanRequires the Congressional Task Force on Economic Growth in Puerto Rico to report back to Congress on recommended changes to Federal law and programs that would reduce child poverty. Made In Order
23Version 1King, Steve (IA)RepublicanProhibits restructuring of debt incurred before enactment of this Act. Submitted
37Version 1King, Steve (IA)RepublicanLate Provides that the Oversight Board applies only to Puerto Rico and no other territories. Submitted
38Version 1King, Steve (IA)RepublicanLate Provides that this Act does not apply to any debt obligation supported by the full faith and credit of Puerto Rico. Submitted
25Version 1Palmer (AL)RepublicanExempts Puerto Rico from the Jones Act.Submitted
18Version 1Polis (CO), Young, Don (AK), Gallego (AZ)Bi-PartisanDeclares the entire Commonwealth of Puerto Rico a HUBZone, under the Small Business Act.Submitted
24Version 1Polis (CO)DemocratStrikes section 404. Submitted
4Version 1Radewagen, Aumua Amata Coleman (AS), Sablan (MP), Bordallo (GU), Plaskett, (VS), Pierluisi (PR)Bi-PartisanApplies the Child Tax Credit to all Insular areas.Submitted
16Version 1Sablan (MP), Radewagen, Aumua Amata Coleman (AS), Bordallo (GU), Pierluisi (PR)Bi-PartisanProvides for reimbursement by the federal government to possessions of the United States, including Puerto Rico and the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands, for costs in providing the Earned Income Tax Credit to low income workers. Submitted
8Version 1Salmon, (AZ), Zinke (MT)RepublicanStops the implementation and enforcement of Administrative Order No. 346 of the Department of Health of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, relating to natural products, natural supplements, and dietary supplements, or any successor or substantial similar order, rule, or guidance of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Submitted
9Version 1Sanford (SC)RepublicanProvides the government of Puerto Rico with the authority to opt out of the federal minimum wage. Submitted
22Version 2Serrano (NY), Vel?zquez (NY)DemocratRevised Preserves the ability of the Puerto Rico Commission for the Comprehensive Audit of the Public Debt to continue its work in analyzing the legality of certain debts issued by the Commonwealth, and allow the government of Puerto Rico or the Oversight Board to act upon any determination by the Commission.Made In Order
3Version 1Torres (CA), Gallego (AZ), Capps (CA), Grayson (FL), Murphy, Patrick (FL), Polis (CO)DemocratStrikes Section 403.Made In Order
14Version 1Torres (CA)DemocratClarifies that the Governor of Puerto Rico could not seek additional time beyond four years for the minimum wage to be reduced. Submitted