/  H. Res. 497 (H. Rept. 116-125)—Resolution Recommending that the House of Representatives find William P. Barr, Attorney General of the United States, and Wilbur L. Ross...

H. Res. 497 - (H. Rept. 116-125) Resolution Recommending that the House of Representatives find William P. Barr, Attorney General of the United States, and Wilbur L. Ross, Jr., Secretary of Commerce, in Contempt of Congress for Refusal to Comply with Subpoenas Duly Issued by the Committee on Oversight and Reform

Bill Text

  • H. Rept. 116-125 PDF

    Report from the Committee on Oversight and Reform—Resolution Recommending that the House of Representatives find William P. Barr, Attorney General of the United States, and Wilbur L. Ross, Jr., Secretary of Commerce, in Contempt of Congress for Refusal to Comply with Subpoenas Duly Issued by the Committee on Oversight and Reform

  • Text of H. Res. 497 PDF

Rule Information

COMMITTEE ACTION:
REPORTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 8-4 on Monday, July 15, 2019.

FLOOR ACTION ON H. RES. 491: 
Agreed to by record vote of 233-190, after agreeing to the previous question by record vote of 230-189, on Tuesday, July 16, 2019.

MANAGERS: Raskin/Woodall

1.Structured rule for H.R. 3494.

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

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

4. Provides that an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 116-22, modified by the amendment printed in Part A of the report, shall be considered as adopted and the bill, as amended, shall be considered as read.

5. Waives all points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended.

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

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

9. Provides that if H. Rept. 116-125 is called up by direction of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, all points of order against the report shall be waived and it shall be considered as read.

10. Closed rule for the resolution accompanying H. Rept. 116-125.

11. Provides one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Oversight and Reform.

12. Waives all points of order against consideration of the resolution accompanying the report.

13. Provides that the resolution accompanying the report shall be considered as read.

14. Provides that a Senate joint resolution, or a House joint resolution reported by the Committee on Foreign Affairs, prohibiting a proposed sale, export, or approval under section 36 of the Arms Export Control Act shall be privileged if called up by the chair of the Committee on Foreign Affairs one day after the Majority Leader announces an intention that the House consider it. The joint resolution shall be considered as read. All points of order against the joint resolution and against its consideration are waived. The joint resolution is debatable for 20 minutes, or for one hour on demand of the chair of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, in each case equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs. One motion to recommit is provided.

15. Provides that Sections 36(b)(3), 36(c)(3)(B), and 36(d)(5)(B) of the Arms Export Control Act shall not apply in the House during the remainder of the One Hundred Sixteenth Congress.

16. Closed rule for H.Res. 489.

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

18. Provides that the resolution shall be considered as read.

Amendments (click headers to sort)

Amendments Submitted to H. Res. ___

#Version #Sponsor(s)PartySummaryStatus
1Version 1Jordan (OH)RepublicanAdds a clause stating that the citizenship question has been featured on either the decennial census, long form census, or American Community Survey since 1820. Submitted
2Version 1Jordan (OH)RepublicanAdds a clause stating that the Departments of Justice and Commerce have continued to cooperate with the investigation of the Committee on Oversight and Reform and have made numerous accommodations at the request of the Chairman. Submitted
3Version 1Jordan (OH)RepublicanAdds a clause stating that the citizenship question is commonly used on national censuses and the United Nations recommends soliciting citizenship information on census forms. Submitted
4Version 1Jordan (OH)RepublicanAdds a clause stating that the Department of Commerce has produced thousands of documents responsive to the subpoena from the Committee on Oversight and Reform. Submitted
5Version 1Jordan (OH)RepublicanAdds a clause stating that the Department of Justice has been cooperative with the Committee's investigation, including submitting 17,000 documents and providing witnesses for transcribed interviews. Submitted