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115th Congress    }                                    {       Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 2d Session       }                                    {      115-812

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   PROVIDING FOR CONSIDERATION OF THE BILL (H.R. 50) TO PROVIDE FOR 
 ADDITIONAL SAFEGUARDS WITH RESPECT TO IMPOSING FEDERAL MANDATES, AND 
 FOR OTHER PURPOSES, AND PROVIDING FOR CONSIDERATION OF THE BILL (H.R. 
  3281) TO AUTHORIZE THE SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR TO FACILITATE THE 
 TRANSFER TO NON-FEDERAL OWNERSHIP OF APPROPRIATE RECLAMATION PROJECTS 
                 OR FACILITIES, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

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   July 10, 2018.--Referred to the House Calendar and ordered to be 
                                printed

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         Mr. Collins of Georgia, from the Committee on Rules, 
                        submitted the following

                              R E P O R T

                       [To accompany H. Res. 985]

    The Committee on Rules, having had under consideration 
House Resolution 985, by a record vote of 6 to 3 report the 
same to the House with the recommendation that the resolution 
be adopted.

                SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS OF THE RESOLUTION

    The resolution provides for consideration of H.R. 50, the 
Unfunded Mandates Information and Transparency Act of 2017, 
under a structured rule. The resolution provides one hour of 
general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and 
ranking minority member of the Committee on Oversight and 
Government Reform. The resolution waives all points of order 
against consideration of the bill. The resolution provides that 
the amendment recommended by the Committee on Oversight and 
Government Reform now printed in the bill shall be considered 
as adopted in the House and in the Committee of the Whole and 
the bill, as amended, shall be considered as read. The 
resolution waives all points of order against provisions in the 
bill, as amended. The resolution makes in order only those 
further amendments printed in this report. Each such amendment 
may be offered only in the order printed in this report, may be 
offered only by a Member designated in this report, shall be 
considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified 
in this 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 in the 
House or in the Committee of the Whole. The resolution waives 
all points of order against the amendments printed in this 
report. The resolution provides one motion to recommit with or 
without instructions.
    Section 2 of the resolution provides for consideration of 
H.R. 3281, the Reclamation Title Transfer and Non-Federal 
Infrastructure Incentivization Act, under a closed rule. The 
resolution provides one hour of debate equally divided and 
controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the 
Committee on Natural Resources. The resolution waives all 
points of order against consideration of the bill. The 
resolution provides that the bill shall be considered as read. 
The resolution waives all points of order against provisions in 
the bill. The resolution provides one motion to recommit.

                         EXPLANATION OF WAIVERS

    Although the resolution waives all points of order against 
consideration of H.R. 50, the Committee is not aware of any 
points of order. The waiver is prophylactic in nature.
    Although the resolution waives all points of order against 
provisions in H.R. 50, as amended, the Committee is not aware 
of any points of order. The waiver is prophylactic in nature.
    Although the resolution waives all points of order against 
the amendments to H.R. 50 printed in this report, the Committee 
is not aware of any points of order. The waiver is prophylactic 
in nature.
    Although the resolution waives all points of order against 
consideration of H.R. 3281, the Committee is not aware of any 
points of order. The waiver is prophylactic in nature.
    Although the resolution waives all points of order against 
provisions in H.R. 3281, the Committee is not aware of any 
points of order. The waiver is prophylactic in nature.

                            COMMITTEE VOTES

    The results of each record vote on an amendment or motion 
to report, together with the names of those voting for and 
against, are printed below:

Rules Committee record vote No. 255

    Motion by Mr. McGovern to make in order and provide the 
appropriate waivers to amendment #8 to H.R. 50, offered by Rep. 
Raskin (MD), which expands the category of impacted parties 
beyond the private sector to include representatives of other 
affected parties. Defeated: 3-6

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                Majority Members                      Vote               Minority Members               Vote
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Mr. Cole........................................  ............  Mr. McGovern......................          Yea
Mr. Woodall.....................................          Nay   Mr. Hastings of Florida...........  ............
Mr. Burgess.....................................          Nay   Mr. Polis.........................          Yea
Mr. Collins.....................................          Nay   Mrs. Torres.......................          Yea
Mr. Byrne.......................................          Nay
Mr. Newhouse....................................          Nay
Mr. Buck........................................  ............
Ms. Cheney......................................  ............
Mr. Sessions, Chairman..........................          Nay
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Rules Committee record vote No. 256

    Motion by Mr. Woodall to report the rule. Adopted: 6-3

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                Majority Members                      Vote               Minority Members               Vote
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Mr. Cole........................................  ............  Mr. McGovern......................          Nay
Mr. Woodall.....................................          Yea   Mr. Hastings of Florida...........  ............
Mr. Burgess.....................................          Yea   Mr. Polis.........................          Nay
Mr. Collins.....................................          Yea   Mrs. Torres.......................          Nay
Mr. Byrne.......................................          Yea
Mr. Newhouse....................................          Yea
Mr. Buck........................................  ............
Ms. Cheney......................................  ............
Mr. Sessions, Chairman..........................          Yea
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           SUMMARY OF THE AMENDMENTS TO H.R. 50 MADE IN ORDER

    1. Watson Coleman (NJ): Strikes Section 5, which repeals 
the exclusion of independent agencies from reporting 
requirements. (10 minutes)
    2. Raskin (MD), Foxx (NC): Requires a record of any 
consultation with any non-Federal party and any comments 
submitted by any non-Federal party to be posted on the agency 
website within five days after the consultation or date of 
submission. (10 minutes)
    3. Vargas (CA): Strikes section 11 from the bill. (10 
minutes)
    4. Connolly (VA): Provides for a sunset of amendments made 
to the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act and the Congressional 
Budget Act if GDP growth fails to increase at average annual 
rate of five percent or more. (10 minutes)

              TEXT OF AMENDMENTS TO H.R. 50 MADE IN ORDER

 1. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Watson Coleman of New 
            Jersey or Her Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Strike section 5.
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 2. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Raskin of Maryland or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 14, after line 4, insert the following new paragraph:
          ``(4) A record of any consultation with any non-
        Federal party during the development of regulatory 
        proposals containing a significant Federal mandate 
        shall be posted on the website of the agency within 
        five days after the consultation. Any comments 
        submitted by a non-Federal party shall be posted on the 
        website of the agency within five days after the date 
        of submission to the agency.
  Page 14, line 5, strike ``(4)'' and insert ``(5)''.
  Page 14, line 15, strike ``(5)'' and insert ``(6)''.
  Page 14, line 17, strike ``(6)'' and insert ``(7)''.
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3. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Vargas of California or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Strike section 11.
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4. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Connolly of Virginia or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 19, after line 7, insert the following new section:

SEC. 15. SUNSET OF UNFUNDED MANDATES REFORM ACT AND CONGRESSIONAL 
                    BUDGET ACT AMENDMENTS IF GDP GROWTH FAILS TO 
                    INCREASE AT AVERAGE ANNUAL RATE OF 5 PERCENT OR 
                    MORE.

  If the real gross domestic product of the United States fails 
to increase at an average annual rate of 5 percent or more for 
the first 4 calendar quarters occurring after the date of the 
enactment of this Act, as released by the Bureau of Economic 
Analysis of the Department of Commerce, then the amendments 
made by this Act to the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 
(Public Law 104-4; 2 U.S.C. 1511 et seq.) and the Congressional 
Budget Act of 1974 (2 U.S.C. 602 et seq.) are repealed.

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