H.Res. 275: H. Con. Res 99 - Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for FY08

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 9-3 on Tuesday March 27, 2007.
FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 229-197 AFTER AGREEING TO THE PREVIOUS QUESTION BY THE YEAS AND NAYS 225-196 on Wednesday March 28, 2007.

MANAGERS: SUTTON/SESSIONS

110th Congress 
1st Session

H.RES. 275

[Report No. 110-79]

 

 

H.Con.Res. 99 – Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for FY08

  1. Structured rule.
  2. Provides four hours of general debate with three hours equally divided and controlled by the Chairman 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 Representative Maloney of New York and Representative Saxton of New Jersey and or their designees.
  3. Waives all points of order against consideration of the concurrent resolution.
  4. Provides that the concurrent resolution shall be considered for amendment under the five minute rule and that the concurrent resolution shall be considered as read.
  5. Makes in order only those amendments printed in the Rules Committee report accompanying the resolution.
  6. Provides that the amendments made in order 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, 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Permits the Chairman of the Budget Committee to offer amendments in the House to achieve mathematical consistency.
  9. Provides that the concurrent resolution shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question of its adoption.
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RESOLUTION

Resolved, That at any time after the 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. 99) revising the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2007, establishing the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2008, and setting forth appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2009 through 2012. 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 confined to the congressional budget equally divided and controlled by the chairman 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 Representative Maloney of New York and Representative Saxton of New Jersey or their 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 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, and shall not be subject to amendment. All points of order against the amendments printed in the report 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, 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 final adoption without intervening motion except amendments offered by the chairman of the Committee on the Budget pursuant to section 305(a)(5) of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 to achieve mathematical consistency. The concurrent resolution shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question of its adoption.

Sec. 2. During consideration in the House of House Concurrent Resolution 99 pursuant to this resolution, notwithstanding the operation of the previous question, the Chair may postpone further consideration of the concurrent resolution to such time as may be designated by the Speaker.

 

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SUMMARY OF AMENDMENTS IN THE NATURE OF A SUBSTITUTE MADE IN ORDER UNDER THE RULE

(summaries derived from information provided by sponsors)

Scott, Robert (VA)/Kilpatrick (MI), #2Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute. This substitute balances the budget in FY 2012, and produces a total cumulative deficit that is $339 billion lower than that of the President’s budget. It also funds essential programs and services, especially in the areas of health care, education and Gulf Coast reconstruction. It also provides for additional services for veterans and homeland security, including port and rail security. – 40 minutes

Woolsey (CA), #1Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute (REVISED). This substitute has a non-defense, domestic discretionary spending number of just over $483 billion. It balances the budget by FY 2010. It spends $395 billion on defense while projecting complete U.S. military redeployment out of Iraq during 2007. It also projects enactment of the Common Sense Budget Act, which would save at least $60 billion per year on largely obsolete Cold War weapons systems plus tens of billions more in waste, fraud, and abuse in DOD spending identified by the nonpartisan Government Accounting Office (GAO). It repeals the Bush tax cuts for the top 1% of taxpayers and cracks down on corporate welfare by eliminating certain tax breaks and corporate loopholes. It includes the SMART Security Alternative to Preemption Doctrine, which shifts some spending and increases other non-military spending to enhance homeland security and fight the root causes of terrorism through 21st century diplomacy and meeting basic human needs (e.g. HIV/AIDS/TB, universal basic education for all). It provides funding for immediate, cost-effective steps to redress global warming and the rapid acceleration of renewable energy development. It fully funds NCLB and IDEA to improve Teacher Corps and job training. It also fully funds the S-CHIP program to ensure every American child eligible is covered for basic health insurance. It ensures whatever federal funding is needed to provide health care (including mental health care) for all American veterans (including but not limited to veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan military operations). Finally, the substitute increases funding for Community Development Block Grants, Hurricane Katrina relief and reconstruction, community policing, and priority clean-up of leaking underground storage tanks that threaten the drinking water of nearly half of all Americans. – 40 minutes

Ryan, Paul (WI), #3Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute. (REVISED) This substitute retains the 2001 and 2003 tax provisions, and provides for one-year extensions of alternative minimum tax [AMT] relief, the State and local sales tax deduction, and the research and experimentation [R&E] tax credit. It sets discretionary spending at $1,079.6 billion in fiscal year 2008 and $5,079.8 billion over 5 years. Defense discretionary spending equals the President’s request for 2008 and 2009 – including funds for overseas operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Non-defense discretionary spending totals $433.9 billion in 2008, essentially freezing the 2007 level (excluding emergencies). Within this amount, the budget accommodates priority increases above the freeze for Homeland Security, Veterans’ Health Care, National Institutes of Health, Community Development Block Grants, and Science and Technology. Additionally, the budget calls for continued reforms to make the government’s major entitlements more responsive, flexible, and sustainable – and in the process saves $279 billion over 5 years. Finally, the substitute includes emergency set-aside, Legislative Line Item Veto, PAYGO for spending only, and discretionary spending caps. – 40 minutes

 

TEXT OF AMENDMENTS IN THE NATURE OF A SUBSTITUTE MADE IN ORDER UNDER THE RULE

1.  Scott, Robert (VA)/Kilpatrick (MI), #2

2.  Woolsey (CA), #1

3.  Ryan, Paul (WI), #3