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H.R.2641: RAPID Act

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about government operations and politics
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Sponsor Tom Marino, R-Pa.
Total Cosponsors 12 (4 Democrats, 8 Republicans)
Introduced July 10, 2013
Latest Major Action March 10, 2014
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Bill Summary

Responsibly And Professionally Invigorating Development Act of 2014 or the RAPID Act - (Sec. 2) States that the purpose of this Act is to establish procedures to streamline, increase the efficiency of, and enhance coordination of agency administration of the regulatory review, environmental decision making, and permitting process for major actions that are construction activities undertaken, reviewed, or funded by federal agencies.

Authorizes a project sponsor, upon the request of a lead agency (the agency responsible preparing the environmental document), to prepare any document for environmental review required in support of, or for approval of, such an activity if such agency furnishes oversight and independently evaluates, approves, and adopts such document prior to taking action or making any approval based on such document. Defines "environmental review" as federal agency procedures for preparing an environmental impact statement (EIS), environmental assess...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
March 10, 2014 Received in the Senate.
March 6, 2014 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
March 6, 2014

On passage Passed by recorded vote: 229 - 179 (Roll no. 113).

March 6, 2014

On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 190 - 217 (Roll no. 112). (consideration: CR H2240-2241; text: CR H2240-2241)

March 6, 2014 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection. (consideration: CR H2242)
March 6, 2014 DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the DelBene 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 ensure that the underlying bill does not weaken environmental review of projects.
March 6, 2014 Ms. DelBene moved to recommit with instructions to Judiciary.
March 6, 2014 The House adopted the amendment in the nature of a substitute as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union. (text of amendment in the nature of a substitute: CR H2228-2231)
March 6, 2014 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule. (consideration: CR H2240)
March 6, 2014 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 2641.
March 6, 2014 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
March 6, 2014 Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H2237-2243)
March 6, 2014 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 2641 as unfinished business.
March 6, 2014 On motion that the committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
March 6, 2014 Mr. Goodlatte moved that the committee rise.
March 6, 2014 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Johnson (GA) amendment No. 5, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Johnson (GA) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
March 6, 2014 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 501, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Johnson(GA) Part C amendment No. 5.
March 6, 2014 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Nadler amendment No.4, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Nadler demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
March 6, 2014 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 501, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Nadler Part C amendment No. 4.
March 6, 2014 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 501, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Webster (FL) Part C amendment No. 3.
March 6, 2014 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the McKinley amendment No.2, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Johnson(GA) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
March 6, 2014 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 501, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the McKinley Part C amendment No. 2.
March 6, 2014 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Jackson Lee amendment No.1, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Jackson Lee demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
March 6, 2014 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 501, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jackson Lee Part C amendment No. 1.
March 6, 2014 GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 2641.
March 6, 2014 The Speaker designated the Honorable Steve Womack to act as Chairman of the Committee.
March 6, 2014 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 501 and Rule XVIII.
March 6, 2014 The resolution provides for consideration of H.R. 2824 and H.R. 2641. The resolution provides one hour of general debate for each bill and makes in order specified amendments printed in the Rules Committee Report 113-374. The resolution provides one motion to recommit.
March 6, 2014 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 501. (consideration: CR H2220-2236)
March 6, 2014 Rule H. Res. 501 passed House.
March 5, 2014 Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 501 Reported to House. The resolution provides for consideration of H.R. 2824 and H.R. 2641. The resolution provides one hour of general debate for each bill and makes in order specified amendments printed in the Rules Committee Report 113-374. The resolution provides one motion to recommit.
Feb. 27, 2014 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 269.
Feb. 27, 2014 Committee on Natural Resources discharged.
Feb. 27, 2014 Reported by the Committee on Judiciary. H. Rept. 113-363, Part I.
July 31, 2013 Ordered to be Reported by the Yeas and Nays: 18 - 9.
July 31, 2013 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
July 18, 2013 Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee by Voice Vote .
July 18, 2013 Subcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
July 15, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation.
July 11, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial And Antitrust Law.
July 10, 2013 Referred to House Natural Resources
July 10, 2013 Referred to House Judiciary