H. Res. 221 - Waiving a requirement of clause 6(a) of rule XIII with respect to consideration of certain resolutions reported from the Committee on Rules, and providing for consideration of motions to suspend the rules.
H. Rept. 115-56 PDF
Report from the Committee on Rules
REPORTED BY RECORD VOTE of 9-3 on Wednesday, March 22, 2017.
FLOOR ACTION ON H. RES. 221:
Agreed to by record vote of 227-189, after agreeing to the previous question by record vote of 233-185 on Thursday, March 23, 2017.
1. Waives clause 6(a) of rule XIII (requiring a two-thirds vote to consider a rule on the same day it is reported from the Rules Committee) against any resolution reported through the legislative day of March 27, 2017.
2. Section 2 provides that it shall be in order at any time through the calendar day of March 26, 2017, 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.
Motion by Mr. Polis to strike the blanket waiver of clause 6(a) of rule XIII and instead restrict the same-day, martial law authority to H.R. 1628, the American Healthcare Act. Defeated: 3–9
Motion by Mr. Cole to report the rule. Adopted: 9-3