Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Rule Adopted for Consideration of HR 152

Last night the House Rules Committee adopted the rule for today’s consideration of HR 152, the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, 2013. The structured rule calls for consideration of two separate amendments in the form of a substitute and votes on an additional 12 amendments to the bill. None of the amendments deals with recovery of security measures at high-risk facilities with federally mandated security measures such as CFATS or MTSA covered facilities.

An interesting provision of the rule would require the Clerk of the House to incorporate into the passed measure (if passed, of course) the provisions of HR 219,  Sandy Recovery Improvement Act of 2013, that was passed yesterday by the House in recorded vote of 403-0. This is the emergency recovery bill that I briefly discussed in an earlier post. Interestingly, an official version of this bill is still not available on the GPO web site.

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