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house Bill H.R. 4

ALERT Act of 2014

bill Progress


  • Not enacted
    The President has not signed this bill
  • The senate has not voted
  • The house Passed September 18th, 2014
    Roll Call Vote 253 Yea / 163 Nay
      house Committees
      Committee on Agriculture
      Committee on Financial Services
      Committee on the Budget
      Committee on Natural Resources
      Committee on Oversight and Reform
      Committee on Rules
      Committee on Small Business
      Committee on the Judiciary
      Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law
      Committee on Ways and Means
    IntroducedSeptember 15th, 2014

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bill Progress


  • Not enacted
    The President has not signed this bill
  • The senate has not voted
  • The house Passed September 18th, 2014
    Roll Call Vote 253 Yea / 163 Nay
      house Committees
      Committee on Agriculture
      Committee on Financial Services
      Committee on the Budget
      Committee on Natural Resources
      Committee on Oversight and Reform
      Committee on Rules
      Committee on Small Business
      Committee on the Judiciary
      Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law
      Committee on Ways and Means
    IntroducedSeptember 15th, 2014

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Bill Activity

  • referral
    Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committees on the Budget, Oversight and Government Reform, Rules, the Judiciary, Financial Services, Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Small Business, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
  • referral
    Referred to House Ways and Means
  • referral
    Referred to House Budget
  • referral
    Referred to House Oversight and Government Reform
  • referral
    Referred to House Rules
  • referral
    Referred to House Judiciary
  • referral
    Referred to House Financial Services
  • referral
    Referred to House Agriculture
  • referral
    Referred to House Natural Resources
  • referral
    Referred to House Small Business
  • referral
    Referred to the Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial And Antitrust Law.
  • action
    Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 727 Reported to House. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Resolution provides that each bill may be debatable for 2 hours, equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking member of their respective committees. The bills shall be considered as read, all points of order agains the provisions of the bill are waived, and each bill is provided with one motion to recommit.
  • action
    Rule H. Res. 727 passed House.
  • action
    Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 727.
  • action
    Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Resolution provides that each bill may be debatable for 2 hours, equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking member of their respective committees. The bills shall be considered as read, all points of order agains the provisions of the bill are waived, and each bill is provided with one motion to recommit.
  • action
    DEBATE - The House proceeded with two hours of debate on H.R. 4.
  • action
    The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
  • action
    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - Pursuant to clause 1(c) of rule 19, further proceedings on H.R. 4 were postponed.
  • action
    Considered as unfinished business.
  • action
    Mr. Bishop (NY) moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Ways and Means.
  • action
    DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Bishop (NY) motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment to (1) give a tax credit of up to 20% for expenses of returning American jobs from overseas; (2) deny tax deductions for the costs of sending American jobs overseas; (3) make it more difficult for corporations to invert in order to lower their tax bills by moving their address overseas through a merger with a smaller foreign corporation; and (4) deny the tax benefits in the underlying bill to inverted corporations. Additionally, the Motion would provide for consideration of: (1) H.R. 377, Paycheck Fairness Act, (2) H.R. 1010, Fair Minimum Wage Act, (3) H.R. 4582, Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act, (4) H.R. 1286, Healthy Families Act, and (5) H.R. 3461, Strong Start for Americas Children Act.
  • action
    The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
  • action
    On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 191 - 218 (Roll no. 512).
  • vote
    On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 253 - 163 (Roll no. 513).
  • action
    Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
  • action
    Received in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.
  • calendar
    Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 597.

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