H. Con. Res. 95 - Concurrent Budget Resolution FY 2006 - CONFERENCE REPORT

COMMITTEE ACTION:  REPORTED BY VOICE VOTE on Thursday, April 28, 2005.
FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY VOICE VOTE on Thursday, April 28, 2005.
MANAGERS: PUTNAM/SLAUGHTER
109th Congress
1st Session

H. RES. 248
[Report No. 109-63]

H. Con Res. 95 - Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for Fiscal Year 2006

1.Waives all points of order against the conference report and against its consideration.

2.Provides that the conference report shall be considered as read.

3. Provides one hour of debate in the House equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on the Budget.

4.Section 2 of the resolution e stablishes a separate order for the 109th Congress creating a point of order in the Committee of the Whole against a motion to rise and report a general appropriations bill if the bill, as amended, is found in breach of its 302(b) allocation.

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RESOLUTION

Resolved, That upon adoption of this resolution it shall be in order to consider the conference report to accompany the concurrent resolution (H. Con. Res. 95) establishing the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2006, revising appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal year 2005, and setting forth appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2007 through 2010. All points of order against the conference report and against its consideration are waived. The conference report shall be considered as read. The conference report shall be debatable for one hour equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on the Budget.

Sec. 2. (a) During the One Hundred Ninth Congress, except as provided in subsection (c), a motion that the Committee of the Whole rise and report a bill to the House shall not be in order if the bill, as amended, exceeds an applicable allocation of new budget authority under section 302(b) of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, as estimated by the Committee on the Budget.

(b) If a point of order under subsection (a) is sustained, the Chair shall put the question: ``Shall the Committee of the Whole rise and report the bill to the House with such amendments as may have been adopted notwithstanding that the bill exceeds its allocation of new budget authority under section 302(b) of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974?'' Such question shall be debatable for 10 minutes equally divided and controlled by a proponent of the question and an opponent but shall be decided without intervening motion.

(c) Subsection (a) shall not apply--

(1) to a motion offered under clause 2(d) of rule XXI; or

(2) after disposition of a question under subsection (b) on a given bill.

(d) If a question under subsection (b) is decided in the negative, no further amendment shall be in order except--

(1) one proper amendment, which shall be debatable for 10 minutes equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question in the House or in the Committee of the Whole; and

(2) pro forma amendments, if offered by the chairman or ranking minority member of the Committee on Appropriations or their designees, for the purpose of debate.