H. Res. 1137: Senate amendment to H.R. 2847 - Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment Act

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY A VOICE VOTE on Wednesday March 4, 2010.
FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 212-209 AFTER AGREEING TO THE PREVIOUS QUESTION BY A RECORD VOTE OF 236-184 on Wednesday, March 4, 2010. 

MANAGERS: Matsui/Sessions

111th Congress 
2nd Session

H.RES 1137

[Report No. 111-426]

 

Senate amendment to H.R. 2847 - Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment Act

1. Provides for the consideration of the Senate amendment to H.R. 2847.

2. Makes in order a motion by the chair of the Committee on Ways and Means that the House concur in the Senate amendment to the House amendment to the Senate amendment with the amendment printed in the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying this resolution.

3. Waives all points of order against consideration of the motion except those arising under clause 10 of rule XXI.

4. Provides that the Senate amendment and the motion shall be considered as read.

5. Provides one hour of debate on the motion equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Ways and Means.

RESOLUTION

Resolved, That upon adoption of this resolution it shall be in order to take from the Speaker's table the bill (H.R. 2847) making appropriations for the Departments of Commerce and Justice, and Science, and Related Agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2010, and for other purposes, with the Senate amendment to the House amendment to the Senate amendment thereto, and to consider in the House, without intervention of any point of order except those arising under clause 10 of rule XXI, a motion offered by the chair of the Committee on Ways and Means or his designee that the House concur in the Senate amendment to the House amendment to the Senate amendment with the amendment printed in the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying this resolution. The Senate amendment and the motion shall be considered as read. The motion shall be debatable for 1 hour equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Ways and Means. The previous question shall be considered as ordered on the motion to final adoption without intervening motion.  

SUMMARY OF AMENDMENT PROPOSED TO BE MADE IN ORDER

(summaries derived from information provided by sponsors)

The amendment makes technical corrections to improve the effectiveness and administrability of incentives for hiring and retaining new employees, and extends these benefits to businesses in U.S. territories and possessions; restores the full value of the direct payment option for certain tax credit bond programs; delays the effective date of the worldwide allocation of interest provision for an additional year (through 2020) to ensure that the cost of the bill is fully offset; and provides for continuation and enforcement of  disadvantaged, minority, and women-owned business enterprise contracting requirements for surface transportation projects.

TEXT OF THE AMENDMENT