113th Congress Motions To Recommit


What is a Motion to Recommit with Instructions?

The motion to recommit with instructions provides one final chance to amend a bill before it is passed by the full House of Representatives. The Rules of the 112th and 113th Congress provide for a motion to recommit with instructions “forthwith,” meaning the House must immediately vote on the bill, as amended, if the motion to recommit is adopted.

Does a Motion to Recommit with Instructions Kill the Bill?

The answer is no. Under Republican control in the 112th and 113th Congress, the Rules of the House were adopted on January 3, 2013 by a vote of 228-196 (Roll Call #6, First Session). Those Rules state that a motion to recommit with instructions is NOT sent back to committee. If the recommit is adopted, the bill is voted on by the full House immediately.

In the official Rules of the House of Representatives in the 113th Congress, Rule XIX 2(b)(2) states: “A motion to recommit a bill or joint resolution may include instructions only in the form of a direction to report an amendment or amendments back to the House forthwith.”

In the House Rules and Manual, the Parliamentarians, who are the official referees of all legislative activity on the House floor, state clearly on page 806: “If the House adopts a motion to recommit with instructions that the committee report ‘forthwith,’ the chair reports at once without awaiting action by the committee, the bill is before the House for immediate consideration …”

The official ruling of the Chair, under a Republican Speaker pro temp, confirmed this interpretation on four separate occasions in the 112th and on another occasion during the 113th Congress, which can be viewed at the links below:

April 18, 2013, Speaker pro temp Kevin Yoder (R-KS)

May 18, 2012, Speaker pro temp Judy Biggert (R-IL)

May 16, 2012, Speaker pro temp Jo Ann Emerson (R-MO)

May 10, 2012, Speaker pro temp Allen West (R-FL)

May 10, 2012, Speaker pro temp Steve Womack (R-AR)

 

Bill Date Motion to Recommit (MTR) Text Vote
H.J.Res142 9/17/14 The Democratic Motion to Recommit would enact key components of House Democrats’ Middle Class Jumpstart Agenda, including ensuring equal pay, raising the minimum wage, making student loans more affordable, ending contracts for companies that move their headquarters overseas to avoid paying taxes, and extending reauthorization for the Ex-Im Bank for 7 years. .pdf
HR. 3522 9/11/14 The Democratic Motion to Recommit would protect women from discrimination in health care, either from higher premiums based on gender, or from loss of contraception or pregnancycare. .pdf 187-223
H.R. 5078 9/9/14 The Democratic Motion to Recommit would ensure that surface water quality is preserved for safe drinking for municipalities; for agriculture uses, including irrigation; and to reduce vulnerability from drought. .pdf 177-235
H.R. 935 7/31/14 The Democratic Motion to Recommit would require notification of pesticide use if it contains carcinogens that harm the neurological development of children or is near a “cancer cluster” where there is already an unusually high concentration of cancer cases. .pdf 195-233
H.R. 4315 7/29/14 The Democratic Motion to Recommit would require consultation with Native American tribes impacted by Republicans so-called “21st Century Endangered Species Transparency Act.” .pdf 197-225
H.R. 3393 7/24/14 The Democratic Motion to Recommit would require the Treasury Secretary to publish a table showing the amount of savings students would achieve on a monthly basis if Congress passed Congressman Tierney’s Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act to allow millions of borrowers to refinance their existing student loans at lower interest rates. .pdf 195-219
H.R. 4984 7/24/14 The Motion to Recommit would require college students to be informed how much they would be saving each month if Congress passed the Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act, introduced by Congressman Tierney, to allow millions of borrowers to refinance their existing student loans at lower interest rates. .pdf 193-220
H.R. 3136 7/23/14 The Motion to Recommit would help make college more affordable for our students by providing rebates equivalent to the amount of savings received from refinancing student loans under the Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act introduced by Congressmen John Tierney (D-MA) and George Miller (D-CA). .pdf 194-221
H.R. 4719 7/17/14 The Motion to Recommit would extend the three existing charitable tax extenders and two new charitable tax provisions in the underlying bill for only two additional years, through the end of 2015, as opposed to the permanent extension costing $16 billion in the underlying bill.  It would prevent these five tax cuts from permanently adding to the deficit, undermining comprehensive tax reform, and putting further pressure on the United States’ discretionary priorities.  Additionally, the Motion would deny any claiming of these five charitable tax provisions by “inverted” corporations that change their residence from the United States in order to avoid paying U.S. taxes. .pdf 185-227
H.R. 5016 7/16/14 The Motion to Recommit increases the Consumer Product Safety Commission Salaries and Expenses account by a total of $5 million (intended to help protect consumers) and increases the Small Business Administration Entrepreneurial Development Program account by $5 million (intended to help strengthen small businesses and create jobs). The motion is offset by decreasing the General Services Administration (GSA) Real Property Activities Federal Buildings Fund’s $5.5 billion rental account by $10 million. .pdf 198-225
H.R. 5021 7/15/14 The Motion to Recommit would shorten the extension of the underlying legislation until December 31, 2014 instead of May 31, 2015, while calling for a long-term extension to be enacted before the end of 2014 that would create jobs and reliably and sustainably fund infrastructure. The motion also replaces the underlying bill’s “pension smoothing” offset with tax provisions to limit tax avoidance. .pdf 193-227
H.R. 4718 7/11/14 The Motion to Recommit would extend Bonus Depreciation, originally passed as a stimulus incentive, for only two additional years, through the end of 2015, as opposed to the underlying bill’s permanent extension. It would prevent this tax cut from permanently adding to the deficit, undermining comprehensive tax reform, and putting further pressure on the United States’ discretionary priorities. Additionally, the Motion would deny Bonus Depreciation to “inverted” corporations that change their residence from the United States in order to avoid paying U.S. taxes. .pdf 191-229
H.R. 4923 7/10/14 The Motion to Recommit increases the Corps of Engineers Construction account by a total of $10 million (intended to create jobs for water restoration projects, flood control, and the development of navigation and ports); increases the Department of Energy’s Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy account by $10 million (intended to create green jobs); and decreases the Department of Energy’s Departmental Administration account by $20 million .pdf 188-231
H.R. 4899 6/26/14 The Motion to Recommit would prohibit major integrated oil companies (the Big 5) from receiving new leases in the areas covered by the underlying bill unless they enter into an agreement under which they are prohibited from claiming the domestic production activities deduction under Section 199 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986. The Motion would also require that any lease issued pursuant to the underlying bill specify that crude oil or natural gas produced under such lease may be exported only if the Secretary of the Interior determines that exporting such commodities will not increase the price of gasoline or home heating oil for American consumers. .pdf 177-235
H.R. 6 6/25/14 The Motion to Recommit would direct the Secretary of Energy to deny applications to export natural gas if: (1) it would increase the price of natural gas, electricity, or home heating for Seniors on fixed incomes or (2) the natural gas would be exported to any nation that is a state sponsor of terrorism or to any nation or corporation that steals U.S. military technology or intellectual property through cyber-attacks. The Motion also requires the Department of Energy to direct the applicant to ensure that U.S.-flagged ships and shipping containers are used to export liquefied natural gas. .pdf 192-225
H.R. 3301 6/24/14 The Motion to Recommit would prohibit the Secretary of State from issuing a certificate of border crossing for an oil pipeline under this Act if: (1) a rupture or spill from the pipeline could result in toxic chemicals or carcinogens entering the Great Lakes, the Ogallala Aquifer or a community’s drinking water supply or (2) the pipeline owner or operator was responsible for a major spill affecting a community’s drinking water supply or has failed to clean up such a spill. .pdf 185-227
H.R. 4413 6/24/14 The Motion to Recommit would ensure that the Commodity Futures Trading Commission would: (1) immediately curb the role of excessive speculation in any designated facility within its jurisdiction through which oil and gasoline futures or swaps are traded to eliminate excessive speculation, price distortion, or sudden or unreasonable fluctuations or unwarranted changes in prices; (2) investigate the number of swap and security-based swap market participants that have moved their headquarters or operations out of the United States in order to avoid compliance with United States swap requirements; and (3) require overseas derivatives users to obey American laws prohibiting fraud and manipulation of American markets, pursuant to the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. .pdf 191-220
H.R. 4870 6/20/14 The Motion to Recommitt would increase the Operations and Maintenance, Defense-Wide account by a total of $5 million (intended for sexual assault prevention); increase the Defense Health Program by a total of $10 million ($5 million intended to help alleviate the backlog at the department of Veterans’ Affairs by improving the electronic health records processing system and $5 million intended for treatment for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injuries). .pdf 190-220
H.R. 4453 6/12/14 The Motion to Recommit would extend the S Corporation shorter Built-in Gains Recognition Period and Charitable Contribution Adjusted Basis for only two additional years, through the end of 2015, as opposed to the underlying bill’s permanent extension. The recommit provides tax relief for S Corporations, at a much lower cost, while work continues on comprehensive tax reform. .pdf 188-229
H.R. 4457 6/12/14 The Motion to Recommit would extend Small Business Expensing for only two additional years, through the end of 2015, as opposed to the underlying bill’s permanent extension. The recommit provides tax relief for small businesses, at a much lower cost, while work continues on comprehensive tax reform. .pdf 180-232
H.R. 4745 6/10/14 The Motion to Recommit would provide an additional $5 million for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) vehicle safety enforcement programs in order to investigate accidents, including those caused by recalls, as well as consumer reports of safety-related problems. The motion is offset by decreasing the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) Administrative Expenses account by $5 million. .pdf 195-227
H.R. 4681 5/30/14 The Motion to Recommit would ensure that the intelligence community continues to protect the United States from Chinese and other state sponsored computer theft by requiring that it: 1) consistent with existing law, immediately inform corporations and internet providers of any computer breaches and the steps necessary to combat further intrusion; 2) coordinate with other Federal agencies to protect the United States’ infrastructure; and 3) assist the Department of Justice and other law enforcement agencies, including supporting allies of the United States in efforts to punish and sanction individuals and government that perpetrate espionage and identity theft. .pdf 183-220
H.R. 4660 5/29/14 The Motion to Recommit would provide an additional $1 million for Violence Against Women Prevention and Prosecution Programs, $1 million to law enforcement agencies to process the backlogs of sexual assault kits, and $3 million in grants to the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Program to hire additional career law enforcement officers. .pdf 185-220
H.R. 4435 5/22/14 The Motion to Recommit would ensure that funds authorized in the underlying legislation can only be obligated to contractors who: (1) pay their employees a minimum wage of $10.10 an hour; (2) guarantee equal pay for equal work to all employees regardless of gender; and (3) do not outsource American jobs overseas. Additionally, the Motion to Recommit would protect members of the Armed Forces from: (1) gender discrimination; (2) excessive interests fees on student loans; and (3) paying baggage fees on commercial airlines while on official orders or deployed. .pdf 194-227
H.R. 4438 5/9/14 The Motion to Recommit would ensure that businesses can only claim the R&D credit for expenses attributable to wages if they: (1) guarantee female employees receive equal pay for equal work; (2) give priority to hiring unemployed Americans, especially veterans; and (3) do not outsource American jobs. Additionally, the motion ensures that the underlying legislation cannot take effect if it increases the deficit. .pdf 191-209
H.Res.574 5/7/14 The Motion to Refer would demand transparency and a bipartisan accounting of the facts. This motion would allow the Oversight and Government Reform Committee to conduct a proper hearing with testimony from various legal experts to determine if Ms. Lerner waived her fifth amendment right. Additionally, the motion would allow for the release of the thirty-nine transcripts to the public, which show there was no White House involvement or political motivation connected to the screening of tax exempt applicants. .pdf 191-224
H.R. 4487 5/1/14 The Motion to Recommit would provide additional funds to hire Wounded Warrior fellows, and for Books for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. The increase would be fully offset from reductions in the Government Printing Office. .pdf 194-222
H.R. 1871 4/8/14 The Motion to Recommit would exempt the following from Republicans’ destructive and irresponsible annual cuts: (1) veterans benefits, and the effort to clear the claims backlog; (2) student loans and education for individuals with disabilities; (3) essential protections for the safety of our food, seniors in nursing homes, and air traffic control systems; and (4) police officers and law enforcement. .pdf 191-221
H.R. 1872 4/7/14 The Motion to Recommit would prohibit the underlying legislation from taking effect until the female-to-male earnings ratio of full time, year-round workers is at least 100% as determined by the Census Bureau and women receive equal pay for equal work. Additionally, it would ensure that the underlying legislation cannot increase the cost of any loan for a small business, student, veterans’ housing or any agricultural purpose. .pdf 179-217
H.R. 1874 4/4/14 The Motion to Recommit would require any dynamic score under the bill to include impacts on job creation and economic growth of any investment in education, transportation and infrastructure. It would also allow appropriations bills to benefit from dynamic scoring under the bill. .pdf 187-218
H.R. 2575 4/3/14 The Motion to Recommit would prohibit the underlying bill from taking effect if any provision results in (1) the loss of health coverage or loss of wages for any employee; (2) an increase in the Federal deficit; (3) the loss of health coverage for veterans and their families; (4) an increase in premiums or out of pocket costs for employees; (5) denial of coverage for pre-existing conditions; or (6) discriminating against women by limiting their access to quality healthcare or decreasing their health coverage. .pdf 191-232
H.R. 1459 3/26/14 The Motion to Recommit would prevent the underlying bill from taking effect until the minimum wage has been raised to $10.10 per hour. .pdf 193-227
H.R. 2824 3/25/14 The Motion to Recommit would ensure that the underlying legislation (1) prioritizes the hiring of unemployed workers, including veterans and (2) prioritizes the purchase of American equipment for American mining. .pdf 197-224
H.R. 4015 3/14/14 The Motion to Recommit would ensure that nothing in the underlying bill would reduce Medicare benefits, eliminate guaranteed health insurance benefits available to seniors or individuals with disabilities, or establish a Medicare voucher plan that provides limited payments to Medicare beneficiaries in order to purchase health care in the private sector. .pdf 191-226
H.R. 3189 3/13/14 The Motion to Recommit would ensure that nothing in the underlying bill would prohibit the Secretary of the Interior or the Secretary of Agriculture from (1) protecting Tribal treaty rights; (2) preserving recreational fishing; (3) mitigating drought conditions in an area covered by an emergency drought declaration; or (4) facilitating fire suppression. .pdf 183-227
H.R. 3973 3/13/14 The Motion to Recommit would ensure that the underlying bill does not apply to information that would expose critical national security and foreign policy legal, strategic, and tactical positions to terrorists, drug cartels, money launderers, or foreign enemies of the United States. .pdf 192-225
H.R. 4138 3/12/14 The Motion to Recommit would prevent the bill from taking effect until emergency unemployment insurance have been restored for the millions of Americans who depend on this vital lifeline. The motion would also prohibit anything in the bill from impinging on states’ rights. .pdf 187-228
H.R. 2641 3/6/14 The Motion to Recommit would ensure that the underlying bill does not weaken environmental review of projects that 1.) affect safe drinking water or air quality of local communities; 2.) infringe on private property rights; or 3.) affect the health, safety, or sovereignty of Native American tribes. Would also require that any environmental document approved pursuant to the underlying legislation shall assess whether a construction project will 1.) utilize equipment and materials made in America or 2.) result in the hiring of unemployed workers, including veterans. .pdf 190-217
H.R. 3826 3/6/14 The Motion to Recommit would ensure that the underlying bill does not negatively impact rules that result in consumer savings on electricity bills, including savings due to energy efficiency and demand response. .pdf 184-223
H.R. 4118 3/5/14 The Motion to Recommit would ensure that Republican repeal legislation does not take away or weaken key health protections for consumers including: 1) reductions in out-of-pocket costs and cost-sharing for individuals and families; 2) tax credits and rebates for health insurance; and 3) the existing prohibition against discrimination based on pre-existing medical conditions. .pdf 185-227
H.R. 899 2/28/14 The Motion to Recommit would prevent unnecessary hurdles to regulations when it comes to: 1) providing hiring preferences and jobs for veterans; 2) protecting patient safety in hospitals and nursing homes; 3) lowering the overall cost of health care, including out of pocket costs for consumers; and 4) protecting communities from natural disasters. .pdf 192-218
H.R. 899 2/28/14 The Motion to Recommit would prevent unnecessary hurdles to regulations when it comes to: 1) providing hiring preferences and jobs for veterans; 2) protecting patient safety in hospitals and nursing homes; 3) lowering the overall cost of health care, including out of pocket costs for consumers; and 4) protecting communities from natural disasters. .pdf 192-218
H.R. 3193 2/27/14 The Motion to Recommit would inform consumers whenever their private personal information has been hacked and provide information on ways to protect themselves from subsequent fraud. It would also protect service members from predatory lenders on or near military bases and provide tough enforcement against fraud regarding student loan and ATM fees. .pdf 194-223
H.R. 2804 2/27/14 The Motion to Recommit would exempt any agency rules, consent decrees, or settlement agreements that: 1) save tax dollars or provide refunds and rebates for taxpayers; 2) provide assistance and regulatory relief to small businesses; 3) expedite veterans benefits and claims; 4) prevent discrimination and ensure pay equity for women; or 5) protect the safety of food and drinking water from the weakening provisions in the underlying bill. .pdf 187-229
H.R. 3865 2/26/14 The Motion to Recommit would require the require disclosure of secret political donors. In addition, it would prohibit the bill from taking effect until Unemployment Insurance benefits are extended, which would help nearly 2 million workers whose benefits have now expired. .pdf 191-230
H.R. 2954 2/6/14 The Motion to Recommit would reauthorize the essential “Payment in Lieu of Taxes” initiative to support rural schools, provide police protection, and build and maintain roads. In addition, it would authorize $100 million to fight wildfires, including investments to cut the amount of hazardous fuels on public land. .pdf 194-222
H.R. 3964 2/5/14 The Motion to Recommit would prevent any action in the bill that would undermine State, county or local laws that prohibit the export of water from one community to other areas. In addition, it would protect Tribal sovereignty over water supplies. .pdf 191-231
H.R. 3590 2/5/14 The Motion to Recommit would require companies that manufacture or process toxic chemicals that threaten public recreation and drinking water supplies to report the health risks to the federal government. The Recommit would also enact the SAFE Bridges Act (Securing and Fortifying Existing Bridges Act), HR 2428 to repair deteriorating bridges in order to ensure public safety and create new construction jobs. .pdf 187-231
H.R. 3590 1/28/14 The Motion to Recommit would ensure that nothing in the underlying bill would authorize anyone to directly or indirectly violate the medical privacy of women, including the victims of rape and incest, with respect to their choice or use of comprehensive health insurance. .pdf 192-221
H.R. 3362 1/16/14 The Motion to Recommit would require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to issue a report 5 days after enactment of the underlying bill and every month thereafter detailing the number of individuals and families who 1.) have received premium tax credits or have lower out of pocket costs; 2.) are no longer subject to discrimination based on preexisting conditions; 3.) are no longer subject to annual and lifetime limits on health insurance coverage; and 4.) were uninsured prior to enrolling in health insurance coverage through an exchange. .pdf 186-226
H.R. 2279 1/9/14 The Motion to Recommit would prevent the bill from taking effect if it results in fewer cleaned up sites, or in a shift in responsibility from polluters to taxpayers. Further, it would not take effect if it results in greater exposure to carcinogens for schools, hospitals, and nursing homes within 5 miles of contaminated sites. .pdf 188-225
H.R. 1105 12/4/13 The Motion to Recommit would provide no exemption from reporting requirements to private equity funds that outsource American jobs, and; require reports on the number of jobs eliminated. .pdf 185-227
H.R. 1900 11/21/13 The Motion to Recommit would prevent any provisions of the underlying bill from taking effect unless the implementation of the bill will not: harm natural gas pipeline safety; or inhibit the ability of affected communities to meaningfully engage in the pipeline location selection process. .pdf 180-233
H.R. 2728 11/20/13 The Motion to Recommit would ensure the Department of Interior or any state can require the public disclosure of chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing and any other details of how and where hydraulic fracturing operations occur for use by the public to determine the effect of fracking on public health and safety. .pdf 188-232
H.R. 1965 11/20/13 The Motion to Recommit requires the “Big 5” major integrated oil companies to give up Section 199 domestic production tax breaks if they want to take advantage of new streamlined permitting in the underlying bill. The Motion would also allow the Secretary of the Interior to block energy development if it would negatively impact Native American sacred or cultural sites. .pdf 189-232
H.R. 3550 11/15/13 The Motion to Recommit would give insurance companies the option to continue offering non-Affordable Care Act compliant plans though 2014 to current enrollees only, as long as those plans were in effect as of October 1, 2013. It would also require insurance companies to notify consumers of the differences between these extended plans and the options, credits, and subsidies available through the Affordable Care Act’s exchanges, as well as instructions on how to receive them. These notifications would also be required to explain the consumer protections not available under non-ACA compliant plans.The Motion to Recommit would also ensure that the Secretary of Health & Human Services can require state insurance commissioners to investigate and penalize insurance companies for inadequate cancellation notices; take corrective action against excessive, unjustified premium increases; and take appropriate steps to ensure that extending non-compliant 2013 policies does not adversely affect marketplace premiums. .pdf 187-230
H.R. 3550 11/15/13 The Motion to Recommit would give insurance companies the option to continue offering non-Affordable Care Act compliant plans through 2014 to current enrollees only, as long as those plans were in effect as of October 1, 2013. It would also require insurance companies to notify consumers of the differences between these extended plans and the options, credits, and subsidies available through the Affordable Care Act’s exchanges, as well as instructions on how to receive them. These notifications would also be required to explain the consumer protections not available under non-compliant, “grandfathered” plans.The Motion would also require state insurance commissioners to investigate and penalize insurance companies for inadequate cancellation notices; take corrective action against excessive, unjustified premium increases; and take appropriate steps to ensure that extending non-compliant 2013 policies does not adversely affect marketplace premiums. .pdf 229-191 (table appealing of the ruling of the chair)
H.R. 2655 11/14/13 The Motion to Recommit would exempt any case brought under civil rights laws, including any case alleging discrimination based on sex, race, age, or other forms of discrimination, or the Constitution from the provisions of the underlying bill. .pdf 197-225
H.R. 982 11/13/13 The Motion to Recommit would exempt veterans and members of the U.S. Armed Forces from the disclosure requirements of the bill and ensure that their asbestos claims are paid before death. .pdf 197-224
H.R. 992 10/30/13 The Motion to Recommit would prohibit any restriction on the ability of financial regulators to ensure that financial institutions comply with laws prohibiting the manipulation of commodity markets, especially with regard to speculation in oil and biofuel contracts. .pdf 190-223
H.R. 2374 10/29/13 The Motion to Recommit would ensure that nothing in the underlying bill prevents the Secretary of Labor from (1) preventing fraud in regard to pensions, 401k plans, and other retirement savings accounts; (2) requiring financial advisors to disclose any fees or charges related to retirement savings accounts; or (3) promoting investment education and sound financial advice to employers and employees related to retirement savings accounts. .pdf 195-223
H.J.Res.80 10/14/13 The Motion to Recommit would replace the underlying bill with the Senate Amendment to H.J.Res. 59 – Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014, ending the Republican Government Shutdown, funding the federal government at $986 billion until November 15, 2013, and providing lawmakers the opportunity to reach an agreement on a long-term budget. .pdf 216-180
H.J.Res.76 10/11/13 The Motion to Recommit would replace the underlying bill with the Senate Amendment to H.J. Res. 59, the clean Senate CR, which funds the government at $986 billion until November 15, 2013. .pdf 226-195
H.J.Res.79 10/10/13 The Motion to Recommit would replace the underlying bill with the Senate Amendment to H.J.Res. 59 – Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014, ending the Republican Government Shutdown, funding the federal government at $986 billion until November 15, 2013, and providing lawmakers the opportunity to reach an agreement on a long-term budget. .pdf 226-196
H.J.Res.90 10/9/13 The Motion to Recommit would replace the underlying bill with the Senate Amendment to H.J.Res. 59 – Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014, ending the Republican Government Shutdown, funding the federal government at $986 billion until November 15, 2013, and providing lawmakers the opportunity to reach an agreement on a long-term budget. .pdf 228-194
H.R. 3273 10/8/13 The Motion to Recommit would replace the underlying bill with the Senate Amendment to H.J.Res. 59 – Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014, ending the Republican Government Shutdown, funding the federal government at $986 billion until November 15, 2013, and providing lawmakers the opportunity to reach an agreement on a long-term budget. .pdf 227-194
H.J.Res.84 10/8/13 The Motion to Recommit would replace the underlying bill with the Senate Amendment to H.J. Res. 59, the clean Senate CR, which funds the government at $986 billion until November 15, 2013. .pdf 226-191
H.J.Res.77 10/7/13 The Motion to Recommit would replace the underlying bill with the Senate Amendment to H.J.Res. 59 – Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014, ending the Republican Government Shutdown, funding the federal government at $986 billion until November 15, 2013, and providing lawmakers the opportunity to reach an agreement on a long-term budget. .pdf 217-182
H.J.Res.75 10/4/13 The Motion to Recommit would replace the underlying bill with the Senate Amendment to H.J.Res. 59 – Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014, ending the Republican Government Shutdown, funding the federal government at $986 billion until November 15, 2013, and providing lawmakers the opportunity to reach an agreement on a long-term budget. .pdf 223-185
H.J.Res.85 10/4/13 The Motion to Recommit would replace the underlying bill with the Senate Amendment to H.J.Res. 59 – Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014, ending the Republican Government Shutdown, funding the federal government at $986 billion until November 15, 2013, and providing lawmakers the opportunity to reach an agreement on a long-term budget. .pdf 224-185
H.R. 3230 10/3/13 The Motion to Recommit would replace the underlying bill with the Senate Amendment to H.J.Res. 59 – Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014, ending the Republican Government Shutdown, funding the federal government at $986 billion until November 15, 2013, and providing lawmakers the opportunity to reach an agreement on a long-term budget. .pdf 228-194
H.J.Res.72 10/3/13 The Motion to Recommit would replace the underlying bill with the Senate Amendment to H.J.Res. 59 – Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014, ending the Republican Government Shutdown, funding the federal government at $986 billion until November 15, 2013, and providing lawmakers the opportunity to reach an agreement on a long-term budget. .pdf 225-193
H.J.Res.70 10/2/13 The Motion to Recommit would replace the underlying bill with the Senate Amendment to H.J.Res. 59 – Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014, ending the Republican Government Shutdown, funding the federal government at $986 billion until November 15, 2013, and providing lawmakers the opportunity to reach an agreement on a long-term budget. .pdf 230-194
H.R. 1526 9/20/13 The Motion to Recommit would authorize the Secretaries of Agriculture and the Interior to use such sums as may be necessary to provide wildland firefighters with the most advanced firefighting equipment, including air tankers, communications equipment, and personal safety equipment. .pdf 190-228
H.J.Res.59 9/20/13 The Motion to Recommit would guarantee the processing of Social Security, Medicare, and Veterans benefits for the remainder of the fiscal year in the event of a government shutdown; would prevent the privatization of Social Security and Medicare; would guarantee pay for members of the Armed Forces for the remainder of the fiscal year in the event of a government shutdown; and would provide an increase in funding of $2.7 million to the Essential Air Service Program. .pdf 190-228
H.R. 3102 9/19/13 The Motion to Recommit would prohibit the bill from delaying or providing benefits to veterans, the elderly, the disabled, pregnant women, or minor children in the case of a government shutdown. .pdf 193-230
H.R. 761 9/18/13 The Motion to Recommit would prohibit the export of critical minerals to China or Iran and prohibit the issuance of mining permits to any company in which China or Iran has an ownership interest. Would also prohibit the issuance of a mining permit to any company convicted of violating the Iran Sanctions Act. .pdf 197-229
H.R. 2009 8/2/13 The Motion to Recommit would ensure that nothing in the bill shall be construed to alter, impact, delay, or weaken section 1401 of the Affordable Care Act that provides tax credits to middle class families for purchasing health insurance in exchanges and section 1421 of the Affordable Care Act that provides tax credits to small businesses for the purchase of health insurance for employees. .pdf 186-230
H.R. 367 8/2/13 The Motion to Recommit would exempt any major regulation that would create jobs or economic growth, reduce the deficit and long-term debt, prevent outsourcing, protect Medicare guaranteed benefits and Medicaid, protect the health and safety of women, children, seniors, and veterans, guarantee equal pay for women, restrict exposure to toxic substances, protect safe drinking water, or promote the safe disposal of hazardous waste, prevent financial or health care fraud, prevent child sex trafficking and child pornography, protect the American people from terrorist attacks, or prevent discrimination based on race, religion, national origin, or any other legally protected characteristic. .pdf 185-229
H.R. 1582 8/1/13 The Motion to Recommit would exempt EPA rules from provision in the bill which would reduce the incidence of cancer, premature mortality, asthma attacks, or respiratory disease in children or seniors. .pdf 188-221
H.R. 2218 7/25/13 The Motion to Recommit would prevent coal ash waste disposal sites from contaminating America’s groundwater and sources of drinking water, including the Great Lakes. .pdf 192-225
H.R. 2397 7/24/13 The Motion to Recommit would, under the Defense-wide Procurement and Research, Development, Test & Evaluation accounts, set aside an additional $25 million for US-Israeli Cooperative Programs, including a $20 million increase for Iron Dome and a $5 million increase for the Arrow System Improvement Program. .pdf 192-231
H.R. 5 7/19/13 The Motion to Recommit would guarantee educational opportunities for children with autism; protect school children from sexual predators; protect children from abusive seclusion and restraint practices; protect student athletes from concussions; and require background checks of school and contractor employees who have contact with children. .pdf 196-231
H.R. 2668 7/17/13 The Motion to Recommit would prohibit anything in the underlying bill from altering, impacting, delaying, or weakening the following sections of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: Section 1402 – which reduces out of pocket costs and cost-sharing for individuals and families. Sections 1001 and 1401 – which provide tax credits and rebates for health insurance. .pdf 193-230
H.R. 2667 7/17/13 The Motion to Recommit would prohibit anything in the bill from allowing employers to reduce insurance coverage for individuals and families who currently receive job-based health benefits. .pdf 188-230
H.R. 2642 7/11/13 The Motion to Recommit would require the Agriculture Secretary to conduct annual on-site audits of the food regulatory system of each country that is eligible to export carcasses, meat, poultry, or egg products to the United States. Would also authorize the Secretary, in the event of a food emergency, to transfer funds from any program of the Department of Agriculture to the Food Safety and Inspection Service to respond to the emergency. .pdf 198-226
H.R. 2609 7/10/13 The Motion to Recommit would increase the Corps of Engineers Investigations and Construction accounts by of $3.65 million, increase the Flood Control and Coastal Emergencies account by $7 million, increase the Renewable Energy, Energy Reliability, and Efficiency account by $2 million. These increases are offset by a reduction of 12.65 million to the Departmental Administration account. .pdf 195-230
H.R. 2231 6/28/13 The Motion to Recommit would prohibit drilling in the Great Lakes and imposes new requirements for drilling operations, including mandates to (1) Buy American for drilling equipment and (2) Prevent the outsourcing of American jobs. .pdf 195-225-1
H.R. 1613 6/27/13 The Motion to Recommit would require the Interior Secretary, in implementing a transboundary agreement under this act, to enforce certain safety requirements for blowout preventers, environmental safety management systems, and well safety. Would also authorize the Secretary to fine any person $80,000 per day or more, as determined by the Secretary, who fails to comply with the new safety requirements. .pdf 194-232
H.R. 1613 6/27/13 The Motion to Recommit would require the Interior Secretary, in implementing a transboundary agreement under this act, to enforce certain safety requirements for blowout preventers, environmental safety management systems, and well safety. Would also authorize the Secretary to fine any person $80,000 per day or more, as determined by the Secretary, who fails to comply with the new safety requirements. .pdf 194-232
H.R. 1947 6/20/13 The Motion to Recommit would increase water, waste disposal, and wastewater facility grants by $10 million per year and extending the program for 5 years; increase rural business opportunity grants by $5 million per year and extend the program for 5 years. Would also restore the $8 million cut to the emergency and imminent community water assistance grant program and extend the program for 5 years. .pdf 188-232
H.R. 1947 6/14/13 The Motion to Recommit would give the victim of sexual abuse in the military the power to choose whether to allow the Office of Chief Prosecutor to make the binding decision on whether a case goes to trial, or to allow the commander to proceed with the case. .pdf 194-225-1
H.R. 1256 6/12/13 The Motion to Recommit would require the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) to determine that foreign entities are not broadly equivalent to U.S. swaps requirements if they engage in cyber attacks against the U.S. or do not have or enforce laws to deter cyber attacks; or are in violation of, do not enforce comparable restrictions to, or have ever been the subject of a civil or criminal proceeding for violating the Iran Sanctions Act. .pdf 194-230
H.R. 2217 6/6/13 The Motion to Recommit would increase funding by a total of $10 million for the training of state, local, and tribal emergency responders and for the National Predisaster Mitigation Fund. .pdf 196-226
H.R. 2216 6/4/13 The Motion to Recommit would add $9.2 million in order to hire 94 additional claims processors in order to help reduce the veterans disability claims. .pdf 198-227
H.R. 1911 5/23/13 The Motion to Recommit would prohibit teaser interest rates that hike up higher education costs or ads that hide the cost to a student or parent borrower. Would require disclosure of the true costs of student loans in the bill, including the total amount of interest payments and whether it is a variable rate. .pdf 194-223
H.R. 3 5/22/13 The Motion to Recommit would require TransCanada, the developer of the Keystone XL pipeline, to certify to the President that the oil or other products derived from Canadian oil sands that are transported through the pipeline will be treated similarly to conventional crude oil for the purposes of determining contributions that fund the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund. Companies that transport oil are required to pay 8-cents per barrel into the trust fund that is used by the federal government to respond to oil spills. Oil sands crude is currently exempt from making such contributions. .pdf 194-223
H.R. 1062 5/17/13 The Motion to Recommit would prohibit the underlying bill from limiting the authority of the SEC to 1) protect the pension funds of firefighters, police officers, teachers or retirees against fraudulent or deceptive financial practices or 2) protect against the takeover of U.S. businesses by non-U.S. persons such as China. .pdf 179-217
H.R. 45 5/16/13 The Motion to Recommit would preserve benefits for children and women by excluding from repeal 1) preventative health services coverage without cost sharing 2) coverage for individuals with pre-existing conditions 3) medical loss ratio requirements that ensure consumers receive value for their premium payments 4) no lifetime or annual limits 5) prohibition of pre-existing condition exclusions for children and 6) coverage of adult children until age 26. .pdf 190-230
H.R. 807 5/9/13 The Motion to Recommit would prohibit this bill from going into effect in the event the Treasury is: (1) making payments to foreign bond holders, including those in China, Iran, and the Cayman Islands, before the Deposit Insurance Fund and the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund; (2) failing to make payment of a debt obligation to the Social Security and Medicare trust funds; (3) failing to redeem a debt obligation held by a trust fund providing for veterans benefits; or (4) failing to redeem a debt obligation held by an intragovernmental fund with the purpose of assisting Americans during natural disasters. .pdf 200-227
H.R. 807 5/9/13 The Motion to Recommit would prohibit this bill from going into effect in the event the Treasury is: (1) making payments to foreign bond holders, including those in China, Iran, and the Cayman Islands, before the Deposit Insurance Fund and the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund; (2) failing to make payment of a debt obligation to the Social Security and Medicare trust funds; (3) failing to redeem a debt obligation held by a trust fund providing for veterans benefits; or (4) failing to redeem a debt obligation held by an intragovernmental fund with the purpose of assisting Americans during natural disasters. .pdf 200-227
H.R. 1406 5/8/13 The Motion to Recommit would ensure that employees could not be denied the use of compensatory time for the following purposes: (1) to attend medical appointments; (2) to care for a sick family member or if the employee is sick; or (3) to attend counseling or rehabilitation appointments for injuries sustained by the employee as a member of the Armed Forces. The motion would also prohibit employers who have been found to violate the Equal Pay Act of 1963 from replacing monetary overtime with compensatory time. .pdf 200-227
H.R. 527 4/26/13 The Motion to Recommit would prohibit the export of helium from the Federal Helium Reserve to Iran, North Korea, or Syria, any person in violation of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act, or to any one that the President believes is likely to transfer or divert it to Iran, North Korea, or Syria. .pdf 186-211
H.R. 624 4/18/13 The Motion to Recommit would prohibit employers, prospective employers, or the Federal Government from requiring the disclosure of social networking or personal account passwords by an employee or job applicant without a court order. The Motion would also prohibit the Federal Government from establishing a mechanism by which it could control citizen’s access to the Internet with a national firewall similar to the “Great Internet Firewall of China.” Lastly, the Motion would make changes to the McCaul amendment, adding a section that requires reporting of information on the number of Americans who have been forced to disclose passwords and had information released to the Federal government or obtained in connection with a cybersecurity breach. .pdf 189-224
H.R. 1120 4/12/13 The Motion to Recommit would exempt former members of the Armed Forces, any attempt by a U.S. employer to outsource jobs, any violation by an employer that is a foreign-owned firm against the rights of American workers, workers seeking good faith bargaining to address discrimination or issues related to health and safety, and any employer found to have violated child labor laws in the 5 years prior to the case being brought to the NLRB are exempt from the requirements of the underlying bill. .pdf 197-229
H.R. 678 4/10/13 The Motion to Recommit would require that, when practicable, all materials used for conduit hydropower generation be manufactured in the United States. .pdf 194-226
H.R. 803 3/15/13 The Motion to Recommit ensures that nothing in the underlying bill repeals, denies, or weakens the wages, employment protections, employment or training opportunities for seniors, disabled veterans, women in nontraditional occupations, youth, or people with disabilities. The Motion would also raise the minimum wage, in increments over the course of two years, to $10.10 and increase the minimum wage for tipped employees to 70% of the minimum wage. .pdf 184-233
H.R. 803 3/13/13 The Motion to Recommit ensures that nothing in the underlying bill prohibits or restricts States that receive federal TANF funding from providing assistance, job opportunities, or education training to (1) unemployed parents, including veterans, women, and victims of natural disasters and (2) grandparents who are raising the children of current or deceased members of the US Armed Forces. .pdf 199-230
H.R. 933 3/6/13 The Motion to Recommit ensures that nothing in the underlying bill prohibits or restricts States that receive federal TANF funding from providing assistance, job opportunities, or education training to (1) unemployed parents, including veterans, women, and victims of natural disasters and (2) grandparents who are raising the children of current or deceased members of the US Armed Forces. .pdf 188-231
H.R. 444 2/6/13 The Motion to Recommit replaces the GOP’s budget gimmick with assertion of facts: Experts agree on balanced, bipartisan approach to deficit reduction, sequester imposes deep and mindless cuts, Congress should replace sequester with balanced plan. .pdf 194-229
H.R. 325 1/23/13 The Motion to Recommit would add condition to GOP’s “No Budget, No Pay Act” that any budget resolution does not reduce benefits for veterans or slash benefits for seniors (whether by ending Medicare guarantee, cutting Medicaid, cutting nursing home care, or privatizing Social Security). .pdf 151-277
H.Res.5 1/3/13 The Motion to Commit would amend the Help America Vote Act to require every state to allow at least 15 days of early voting and ensure no voter is forced to wait in line more than an hour to vote. It’s called a “Motion to Commit” because Congress has not yet formed its committees. .pdf 194-229
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