H. Res. 1569: H.R. 5850 - Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2011

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 7-3 on Wednesday, July 28, 2010.
FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 231-185 AFTER AFREEING TO THE PREVIOUS QUESTION BY A RECORD VOTE OF 236-179 on Thursday, July 29, 2010.

MANAGERS: Arcuri/Diaz-Balart

111th Congress 
2nd Session

H.RES 1569

[Report No. 111-578]

 

 

H.R. 5850 - Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2011

1.         Structured rule.
 

2.         Provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Appropriations. 
 

3.         Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill except those arising under clause 9 or 10 of rule XXI. 
 

4.         Provides that the bill shall be considered as read through page 171, line 17. 
 

5.         Waives points of order against provisions in the bill for failure to comply with clause 2 of rule XXI. 
 

6.         Makes in order (1) the amendments printed in part A of the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying this resolution; and (2) not to exceed four of the amendments printed in part B of the report of the Committee on Rules if offered by Representative Flake of Arizona or his designee. Provides that 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 10 minutes equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question.

7.         Waives all points of order against the amendments printed in the report except for clauses 9 and 10 of rule XXI. 
 

8.         Provides that for those amendments reported from the Committee of the Whole, the question of their adoption shall be put to the House en gros and without division of the question. 
 

9.         Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions. 
 

10.       Provides that after disposition of amendments, the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Appropriations or their designees each may offer one pro forma amendment to the bill for the purpose of debate, which shall be controlled by the proponent. 
 

11.       Provides that the Chair may entertain a motion that the Committee rise only if offered by the chair of the Committee on Appropriations or his designee. 
 

12.       Provides that the Chair may not entertain a motion to strike out the enacting words of the bill.                                           

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 bill (H.R. 5850) making appropriations for the Departments of Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2011, and for other purposes. The first reading of the bill shall be dispensed with. All points of order against consideration of the bill are waived except those arising under clause 9 or 10 of rule XXI. General debate shall be confined to the bill and shall not exceed one hour equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Appropriations. After general debate the bill shall be considered for amendment under the five-minute rule. The bill shall be considered as read through page 171, line 17. Points of order against provisions in the bill for failure to comply with clause 2 of rule XXI are waived. Notwithstanding clause 11 of rule XVIII, except as provided in section 2, no amendment shall be in order except: (1) the amendments printed in part A of the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying this resolution; and (2) not to exceed four of the amendments printed in part B of the report of the Committee on Rules if offered by Representative Flake of Arizona or his designee. 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 10 minutes equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question. All points of order against such amendments are waived except those arising under clause 9 or 10 of rule XXI. At the conclusion of consideration of the bill for amendment the Committee shall rise and report the bill to the House with such amendments as may have been adopted. In case of sundry amendments reported from the Committee, the question of their adoption shall be put to the House en gros and without division of the question. The previous question shall be considered as ordered on the bill and amendments thereto to final passage without intervening motion except one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

Sec. 2. After disposition of the amendments specified in the first section of the resolution, the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Appropriations or their designees each may offer one pro forma amendment to the bill for the purpose of debate, which shall be controlled by the proponent. 
 

Sec. 3. The Chair may entertain a motion that the Committee rise only if offered by the chair of the Committee on Appropriations or his designee. The Chair may not entertain a motion to strike out the enacting words of the bill (as described in clause 9 of rule XVIII).

SUMMARY OF AMENDMENTS IN PART A PROPOSED TO BE MADE IN ORDER
(summaries derived from information provided by sponsors)

 

Sponsor

#

Description

Debate Time

1. Boehner (OH)

#79

Would terminate the HUD program for doctoral dissertation research grants on housing and urban development issues.

(10 minutes)

2. Boehner (OH)

#87

Would reduce HUD's Transformation Initiative (technical assistance and capacity building) by $40 million.

(10 minutes)

3. Boehner (OH)

#89

Would reduce the Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation by $35 million (for rehabbing houses).

(10 minutes)

4. Boehner (OH)

#90

Would reduce the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Budget and Programs, Office of the Secretary, Salaries and Expenses, within the Department of Transportation by $1.6 million.

(10 minutes)

5. Cardoza (CA), Costa (CA), Kaptur (OH), Matsui (CA), Thompson, Mike (CA), Woolsey (CA), Eshoo (CA), McNerney (CA)

#97

(REVISED) Would eliminate all travel funds for the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

 

(10 minutes)

6. Arcuri (NY)

#53

Would reduce funding for the Office of Policy Development and Research within HUD by $2,978,450 – resulting in a 2.5% reduction in funding below the amount appropriated in fiscal year 2010.

(10 minutes)

7. Perlmutter (CO)

#85

(REVISED) Would strike $50 million in incentive grants to states to enact laws to make it a primary traffic violation for occupants to not use a seat belt.

(10 minutes)

8. Latham (IA)

#78

Would cut $1.8 billion from specific accounts that were increased over and above the President's request.

(10 minutes)

9. DeFazio (OR)

#100

(REVISED) Would prohibit any funds under the Act from being used to reallocate Federal highway formula funding for the livable communities program unless the program is first authorized by Congress.

(10 minutes)

10. Culberson (TX)

#71

Would reduce the bill’s funding level by $12.4 billion dollars, returning the bill to the FY2009 funding level. This is an 18% cut in the bill’s spending.

(10 minutes)

11. Johnson, Eddie Bernice (TX)

#92

Would increase by $10 million activities under Section 107, under the Community Development Grant program at HUD. Specifically additional funding would be requested for the HBCU Community Development Grant Program. Subsequently, reverse mortgages would be decreased by $10 million.

(10 minutes)

12. Graves (MO)

#57

Would prohibit the Federal Aviation Administration from using funds in the Act to require a sponsor of a public general aviation airport to terminate existing residential through-the-fence agreements, or otherwise withhold funds from a sponsor of a general aviation airport, solely because the sponsor enters into a residential through-the-fence agreement.

(10 minutes)

13. Moore, Gwen (WI)

#8

(REVISED) Would increase funding for the Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization by $100,000 and increase funding for the Minority Business Research Center 's outreach activities by $225,000 to help ensure that the small and disadvantaged business policies and goals of the Department are developed and implemented.

(10 minutes)

14. Neugebauer (TX)

#75

Would reduce spending in the bill by $10.52 billion. This amount represents the uncommitted funds from the $61.7 billion in 2009 stimulus funds that were appropriated for transportation and housing related program.

(10 minutes)

15. Braley (IA)

#61

(REVISED) Would increase funding to the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) by $20 million and would offset this increase with a decrease of $20 million for non-personnel expenses within the Department of Housing and Urban Development. The purpose of the CDBG funding increase is to provide CDBG disaster relief and recovery funds to assist communities in the Midwest affected by the flooding that occurred during July of 2010.

(10 minutes)

16. Turner (OH)

#99

Would prevent funds in the bill from being used to prohibit the establishment of any occupancy preference for veterans in supporting housing for the elderly that is assistance by HUD and is located on Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) property or is subject to an enhanced use lease with the VA.

(10 minutes)

17. Kirkpatrick (AZ)

#105

Would make an across the board cut of 5% from the base text of the bill. It would reduce the cost of the bill by $3.37 billion, bringing the total cost of the bill down to $64.03 billion.

(10 minutes)

18. Jordan (OH)

#7

Would reduce spending by $18,579,000,000 in order to reflect FY 2008 levels.

(10 minutes)

19. Peters (MI), Adler (NJ), Himes (CT), Welch (VT)

#106

(REVISED) Would strike or reduce funding for a number of programs funded above the President’s request. Programs included: high speed rail, TIGER grants, HOPE VI, Brownfields Redevelopment, Railroad Safety Technology Program, HUD-VASH, Resident Opportunity and Supportive Services, Section 108 Loan Guaranties, Self-help Homeownership Opportunity Program, and the HOME Program.

(10 minutes)

20. Bachmann (MN)

#48

Would reduce funding for Capital and Debt Service Grants to the National Railroad Passenger Corporation for capital investments by $1,203,500,000.

(10 minutes)

SUMMARY OF AMENDMENTS IN PART B

4 OF THE FOLLOWING AMENDMENTS ARE PROPOSED TO BE MADE IN ORDER
(summaries derived from information provided by sponsors)

Sponsor

#

Description

Debate Time

1. Flake, Jeff (AZ)

#25

Would prohibit $1,000,000 from being made available for the Golden Gate National Parks-Park Access, transit and trails in California and reduce the overall cost of the bill by the same amount.

(10 minutes)

2. Flake, Jeff (AZ)

#26

Would prohibit $1,000,000 from being made available for the Blackstone River Bikeway in Rhode Island and reduce the overall cost of the bill by the same amount.

(10 minutes)

3. Flake, Jeff (AZ)

#27

Would prohibit $250,000 from being made available for the Boulder Bikes to Business Project in Boulder, Colorado and reduce the overall cost of the bill by the same amount.

(10 minutes)

4. Flake, Jeff (AZ)

#28

Would prohibit $1,000,000 from being made available for the downtown Tacoma streetscapes improvement project in Washington and reduce the overall cost of the bill by the same amount.

(10 minutes)

5. Flake, Jeff (AZ)

#29

Would prohibit $750,000 from being made available for the Walk Winthrop and the HarborWalk in Massachusetts and reduce the overall cost of the bill by the same amount.

(10 minutes)

6. Flake, Jeff (AZ)

#30

Would prohibit $500,000 from being made available for the streetscaping of Fayetteville Street Corridor project in the City of Durham, North Carolina and reduce the overall cost of the bill by the same amount.

(10 minutes)

7. Flake, Jeff (AZ)

#31

Would prohibit $350,000 from being made available for the planning and design of a library for City of Mount Rainier, Maryland and reduce the overall cost of the bill by the same amount.

(10 minutes)

8. Flake, Jeff (AZ)

#32

Would prohibit $250,000 from being made available for the acquisition of land for expansion of a park in the City of Winter Park, Florida and reduce the overall cost of the bill by the same amount.

(10 minutes)

9. Flake, Jeff (AZ)

#33

Would prohibit $500,000 from being made available for the restoration and rehabilitation of the original Thayer Library in the Town of Braintree, Massachusetts and reduce the overall cost of the bill by the same amount.

(10 minutes)

10. Flake, Jeff (AZ)

#34

Would prohibit $1,000,000 from being made available for the restoration and improvements to the historical Darwin Martin House Home and complex in New York and reduce the overall cost of the bill by the same amount.

(10 minutes)

11. Flake, Jeff (AZ)

#35

Would prohibit $150,000 from being made available for the construction of a children’s playground in the Municipality of Yauco , Puerto Rico and reduce the overall cost of the bill by the same amount.

(10 minutes)

12. Flake, Jeff (AZ)

#36

Would prohibit $650,000 from being made available for the Hays-Travis Trail System in Texas and reduce the overall cost of the bill by the same amount.

(10 minutes)