[House Report 116-371]
[From the U.S. Government Publishing Office]


116th Congress }                                          { REPORT
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
  2d Session   }                                          { 116-371

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PROVIDING FOR CONSIDERATION OF THE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION (H. CON. RES. 
83) DIRECTING THE PRESIDENT PURSUANT TO SECTION 5(c) OF THE WAR POWERS 
RESOLUTION TO TERMINATE THE USE OF UNITED STATES ARMED FORCES TO ENGAGE 
                   IN HOSTILITIES IN OR AGAINST IRAN

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  January 8, 2020.--Referred to the House Calendar and ordered to be 
                                printed

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               Mr. McGovern, from the Committee on Rules,
                        submitted the following

                              R E P O R T

                       [To accompany H. Res. 781]

    The Committee on Rules, having had under consideration 
House Resolution 781, by a record vote of 9 to 4, 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. Con. Res. 
83, Directing the President pursuant to section 5(c) of the War 
Powers Resolution to terminate the use of United States Armed 
Forces to engage in hostilities in or against Iran, under a 
closed rule. The resolution provides two hours of debate 
equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking 
minority member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs. The 
resolution waives all points of order against consideration of 
the concurrent resolution. The resolution provides that the 
amendment to the concurrent resolution printed in this report 
shall be considered as adopted and the concurrent resolution, 
as amended, shall be considered as read. The resolution waives 
all points of order against provisions in the concurrent 
resolution, as amended. The resolution provides that Section 7 
of the War Powers Resolution (50 U.S.C. 1546) shall not apply 
during the remainder of the One Hundred Sixteenth Congress to a 
measure respecting Iran.

                         EXPLANATION OF WAIVERS

    Although the rule waives all points of order against 
consideration of the concurrent resolution, the Committee is 
not aware of any points of order. The waiver is prophylactic in 
nature.
    Although the rule waives all points of order against 
provisions in the concurrent resolution, as amended, 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. 228

    Motion by Mr. Cole to postpone consideration of H. Con. 
Res. 83, Directing the President pursuant to section 5(c) of 
the War Powers Resolution to terminate the use of United States 
Armed Forces to engage in hostilities in or against Iran, until 
January 28, 2020. Defeated: 4-9

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                Majority Members                      Vote               Minority Members               Vote
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Mr. Hastings....................................          Nay   Mr. Cole..........................          Yea
Mrs. Torres.....................................          Nay   Mr. Woodall.......................          Yea
Mr. Perlmutter..................................          Nay   Mr. Burgess.......................          Yea
Mr. Raskin......................................          Nay   Mrs. Lesko........................          Yea
Ms. Scanlon.....................................          Nay
Mr. Morelle.....................................          Nay
Ms. Shalala.....................................          Nay
Mr. DeSaulnier..................................          Nay
Mr. McGovern, Chairman..........................          Nay
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Rules Committee record vote No. 229

    Motion by Mr. Woodall to provide one motion to recommit 
with or without instructions and make the necessary changes in 
the rule. Defeated: 4-9

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                Majority Members                      Vote               Minority Members               Vote
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Mr. Hastings....................................          Nay   Mr. Cole..........................          Yea
Mrs. Torres.....................................          Nay   Mr. Woodall.......................          Yea
Mr. Perlmutter..................................          Nay   Mr. Burgess.......................          Yea
Mr. Raskin......................................          Nay   Mrs. Lesko........................          Yea
Ms. Scanlon.....................................          Nay
Mr. Morelle.....................................          Nay
Ms. Shalala.....................................          Nay
Mr. DeSaulnier..................................          Nay
Mr. McGovern, Chairman..........................          Nay
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Rules Committee record vote No. 230

    Motion by Mr. Hastings to report the rule. Adopted: 9-4

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                Majority Members                      Vote               Minority Members               Vote
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Mr. Hastings....................................          Yea   Mr. Cole..........................          Nay
Mrs. Torres.....................................          Yea   Mr. Woodall.......................          Nay
Mr. Perlmutter..................................          Yea   Mr. Burgess.......................          Nay
Mr. Raskin......................................          Yea   Mrs. Lesko........................          Nay
Ms. Scanlon.....................................          Yea
Mr. Morelle.....................................          Yea
Ms. Shalala.....................................          Yea
Mr. DeSaulnier..................................          Yea
Mr. McGovern, Chairman..........................          Yea
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   SUMMARY OF THE AMENDMENT TO H. CON. RES. 83 CONSIDERED AS ADOPTED

     1. McGovern (MA), Gaetz (FL): Strikes from the findings 
lines 8-11 on page 3 which state, ``The killing of Iranian 
General Qassem Soleimani, as well as Iran's ballistic missile 
attack on Iraqi bases, risks significant escalation in 
hostilities between the United States and Iran.''

       TEXT OF AMENDMENT TO H. CON. RES. 83 CONSIDERED AS ADOPTED

  In section 1(a)(5), strike ``The killing of Iranian General 
Qassem Soleimani, as well as Iran's ballistic missile attack on 
Iraqi bases, risks significant escalation in hostilities 
between the United States and Iran.''.

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