/  H. Res. 965- Authorizing remote voting by proxy in the House of Representatives and providing for official remote committee proceedings during a public health emergency due to a novel coronavirus, and for other purposes.

H. Res. 965 - Authorizing remote voting by proxy in the House of Representatives and providing for official remote committee proceedings during a public health emergency due to a novel coronavirus, and for other purposes.

Bill Text

Rule Information

COMMITTEE ACTION:
REPORTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 8-4 on Thursday, May 14, 2020.

MANAGERS: McGovern/Cole

1. Closed rule for H. Res. 965.
2. Provides that upon adoption of this resolution it shall be in order without intervention of any point of order to consider H. Res. 965.
3. Provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Rules.
4. Provides that the resolution shall be considered as read.

5. Closed rule for H.R. 6800.
6. Provides that upon adoption of this resolution it shall be in order to consider H.R. 6800 without intervention of any question of consideration.
7. Provides two hours of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Appropriations.
8. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.
9. Provides that the amendment printed in the Rules Committee report shall be considered as adopted and the bill, as amended, shall be considered as read.
10. Waives all points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended.
11. Provides that clause 2(e) of rule XXI shall not apply during consideration of the bill.
12. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.
13. Provides that until completion of proceedings enabled by the first two sections of the resolution, (a) the Chair may decline to entertain any intervening motion (except as expressly provided herein), resolution, question, or notice; and (b) the Chair may decline to entertain the question of consideration.
14. Section 4 provides that on any legislative day during the period from May 19, 2020, through July 21, 2020: 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.
15. Provides that the Speaker may appoint Members to perform the duties of the Chair for the duration of the period addressed by section 4 of the resolution.
16. Provides that each day during the period addressed by section 4 of the resolution shall not constitute a calendar day for the purposes of section 7 of the War Powers Resolution (50 U.S.C. 1546).
17. Provides that each day during the period addressed by section 4 of the resolution shall not constitute a legislative day for purposes of clause 7 of rule XIII (resolutions of inquiry).
18. Section 8 provides that each day during the period addressed by section 4 of the resolution shall not constitute a calendar or legislative day for the purposes of clause 7(c)(1) of rule XXII (motions to instruct conferees).
19. Provides that each day during the period addressed by section 4 shall not constitute a legislative day for the purposes of clause 7 of rule XV (Consensus Calendar).
20. Provides for consideration of concurrent resolutions providing for adjournment during the month of July, 2020.
21. The resolution provides that it shall be in order at any time through the calendar day of July 19, 2020, for the Speaker to entertain motions that the House suspend the rules as though under clause 1 of rule XV, and that the Speaker or her designee shall consult with the Minority Leader or his designee on the designation of any matter for consideration pursuant to this section.
22. Waives the requirement of clause 6(a) of rule XIII for a two-thirds vote to consider a report from the Committee on Rules on the same day it is presented to the House with respect to any resolution reported through the legislative day of July 21, 2020.