H. Res. 553: H. Con. Res. 71 – Establishing the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2018 and setting forth the appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2019 through 2027.

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 9-4 on Tuesday, October 3, 2017.

FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 232-188 AFTER ORDERING THE PREVIOUS QUESTION BY A RECORD VOTE OF 231-189 on Wednesday, October 4, 2017.

MANAGERS: McGovern/Woodalll

115th Congress

1st Session

Rule

H. RES. 553

Report No. 115-339

 

H. Con. Res. 71 - Establishing the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2018 and setting forth the appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2019 through 2027.

  1. Structured rule.
  2. Provides four homes of general debate with three hours confined to the congressional budget equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on the Budget and one hour on the subject of economic goals and policies equally divided and controlled by Rep. Tiberi (OH) and Rep. Carolyn Maloney (NY) or their respective designees.
  3. Waives all points of order against consideration of the concurrent resolution and provides that the concurrent resolution shall be considered as read.
  4. Makes in order only those amendments printed in the Rules Committee report. Each such amendment may be offered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a Member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the Report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, and shall not be subject to amendment.
  5. Waives all points of order against the amendments printed in the report except that the adoption of an amendment in the nature of a substitute shall constitute the conclusion of consideration of the concurrent resolution for amendment.
  6. Provides, upon the conclusion of consideration of the concurrent resolution for amendment, a final period of general debate, which shall not exceed 10 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on the Budget.
  7. Permits the Chair of the Budget Committee to offer amendments in the House pursuant to section 305(a)(5) of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 to achieve mathematical consistency.
  8. Provides that the concurrent resolution shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question of its adoption.

 

RESOLUTION

Resolved, That at any time after adoption of this resolution the Speaker may, pursuant to clause 2(b) of rule XVIII, declare the House resolved into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for consideration of the concurrent resolution (H. Con. Res. 71) establishing the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2018 and setting forth the appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2019 through 2027. The first reading of the concurrent resolution shall be dispensed with. All points of order against consideration of the concurrent resolution are waived. General debate shall not exceed four hours, with three hours of general debate confined to the congressional budget equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on the Budget and one hour of general debate on the subject of economic goals and policies equally divided and controlled by Representative Tiberi of Ohio and Representative Carolyn Maloney of New York or their respective designees. After general debate the concurrent resolution shall be considered for amendment under the five-minute rule. The concurrent resolution shall be considered as read. No amendment shall be in order except those printed in the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying this resolution. Each such amendment may be offered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a Member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, and shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent. All points of order against such amendments are waived except that the adoption of an amendment in the nature of a substitute shall constitute the conclusion of consideration of the concurrent resolution for amendment. After the conclusion of consideration of the concurrent resolution for amendment and a final period of general debate, which shall not exceed 10 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on the Budget, the Committee shall rise and report the concurrent resolution to the House with such amendment as may have been adopted. The previous question shall be considered as ordered on the concurrent resolution and amendments thereto to adoption without intervening motion except amendments offered by the chair of the Committee on the Budget pursuant to section 305(a)(5) of the Congressional Budget Act of 197 4 to achieve mathematical consistency. The concurrent resolution shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question of its adoption.

 

SUMMARY OF AMENDMENTS PROPOSED TO BE MADE IN ORDER

(summaries derived from information provided by sponsors)

Sponsor

  #

Description

Debate Time

1. Pocan (WI)Grijalva (AZ)

#3

PROGRESSIVE CAUCUS SUBSTITUTE. Provides a practical, progressive vision for our country by investing $2 trillion in 21st century infrastructure and jobs, tackling inequality, making corporations pay for their fair share and strengthening essential public programs. Includes comprehensive immigration reform, which protects DACA, and provides $200 billion for immediate hurricane disaster recovery efforts and climate change research.

(30 minutes)

2. Scott, Bobby {VA), Richmond (LA)

#6

CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS (CBC) SUBSTITUTE. Makes significant investments in education, job training, transportation and infrastructure, and advanced research and development programs that will accelerate our economic recovery. It includes funding for a comprehensive jobs bill and targeted investments to reduce and eradicate poverty in America. Additionally, the CBC budget protects the social safety net without cutting Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, or SNAP. The CBC budget makes tough but responsible decisions to raise new revenue by making our tax system fairer, saving more than $2.5 trillion on the deficit over the next decade. The CBC Budget will put our nation on a sustainable fiscal path by reducing our annual budget deficit to 2.7% of GDP by FY 2027.

(30 minutes)

3. McClintoc(CA), Walke(NC)

#4

REPUBLICAN STUDY COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE. Secures America's Future Economy by balancing the budget while bringing solvency to Social Security, Medicare, and the Federal Government, reforming the tax code, and providing for a strong national security.

(30 minutes)

4. Yarmuth (KY)

#5

DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS SUBSTITUTE. Focuses on fostering growth, creating good-paying jobs, and building an economy that works for everyone. It protects affordable health care for the middle class and struggling families, invests in America, and ensures national security. The resolution supports comprehensive Immigration reform and disaster response funding to help Americans rebuild after the recent hurricanes.

(30 minutes)