H. Res. 223: H. Con. Res. 34 - Establishing the Budget for the United States Government for Fiscal Year 2012 and Setting Forth Appropriate Budgetary Levels for Fiscal Years 2013 Through 2021

 

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY A VOICE VOTE on Wednesday, April 13, 2011.
FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 243-181 AFTER AGREEING TO THE PREVIOUS QUESTION BY A RECORDED VOTE OF 238-183 on Wednesday, April 13, 2011. 

MANAGERS: Slaughter/Scott

112th Congress 
1st Session

H.RES 223

[Report No. 112-62]

 

H. Con. Res. 34 -  Establishing the Budget for the United States Government for Fiscal Year 2012 and Setting Forth Appropriate Budgetary Levels for Fiscal Years 2013 Through 2021

1. Structured rule.

2. Provides four hours 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. Brady (TX) and Rep. Hinchey (NY) or their designees.

3. Waives all points of order against consideration of the concurrent resolution.

4. Makes in order the amendment in the nature of a substitute printed in part A of the Rules Committee report as an original concurrent resolution for purpose of amendment, and provides that such amendment shall be considered as read.

5. Waives all points of order against the amendment in the nature of a substitute printed in part A of the report.

6. Makes in order only those further amendments printed in part B of the report, which 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.

7. Waives all points of order against the amendments printed in part B of the report, except that the adoption of an amendment in the nature of a substitute shall constitute the conclusion of consideration of amendments.

8. Provides, upon the conclusion of consideration of the concurrent resolution for amendment, for a final period of general debate, which shall not exceed 20 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on the Budget.

9. Permits the Chairman 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.

10. 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 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. 34) establishing the budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2012 and setting forth appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2013 through 2021. 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 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 Representative Brady of Texas and Representative Hinchey of New York or their respective designees. After general debate the concurrent resolution shall be considered for amendment under the .five-minute rule. It shall be in order to consider as an original concurrent resolution for the purpose of amendment under the fiveminute rule the amendment in the nature of a substitute printed in part A of the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying this resolution. That amendment in the nature of a substitute shall be considered as read. All points of order against that amendment in the nature of a substitute are waived. No amendment to that amendment in the nature of a substitute shall be in order except those printed in part B of the report of the Committee on Rules. 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 equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, and shall not be subject to amendment. All points of order against the amendments printed in part B of the report are waived except that the adoption of an amendment in the nature of a substitute shall constitute the conclusion of consideration of amendments to the amendment in the nature of a substitute made in order as original text. After the conclusion of consideration of the concurrent resolution for amendment and a final period of general debate, which shall not exceed 20 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. Any Member may demand a separate vote in the House on any amendment adopted in the Committee of the Whole to the concurrent resolution or to the amendment in the nature of a substitute made in order as original text. 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 197 4 to ac;hieve mathematical consistency. The concurrent resolution shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question of its adoption.

Summary of Amendment in Part A to be Made in Order as Original Text

(summary derived from information derived provided by sponsor)

Sponsor

# Description

Ryan, Paul (WI)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#1 MANAGER'S AMENDMENT IN THE NATURE OF A SUBSTITUTE Would make a correction to the reported resolution to fully reflect debt service costs and the savings associated with an assumed Federal civilian pay freeze and a reduction in the Federal civilian workforce. Both policies were assumed in the budget resolution but were not reflected in the reported resolution's budget levels. The correction has no impact on budget levels for Fiscal Year 2012, but leads to a gradual increase in interest outlays that rises to $48 billion by 2021. It is entirely offset by savings from the pay freeze and workforce reduction. The manager's amendment would change the appropriate function levels and limits to incorporate those assumptions and make other technical changes.

Summary of Amendments in Part B Proposed to be Made in Order

(summaries derived from information provided by sponsors)

Sponsor

# Description

Debate Time

1. Cleaver (MO), Scott, Bobby (VA)

 

 

 

 

 

 

#6 CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS SUBSTITUTE Would make significant investments in education, job training, transportation and infrastructure, and advanced research and development programs that will accelerate our economic recovery. Would also protect the social safety net without cutting Social Security, Medicaid or Medicare. Would raise new revenue by making our tax system more fair. Would also close certain corporate tax loopholes and. preferences, which will save trillions of dollars on the deficit over the next decade.

(30 minutes)

2. Cooper (TN)

 

 

 

#10 SUBSTITUTE Would establish the budget for FY 2012 and set forth the appropriate budgetary levels for FY 2013 through FY 2021.

(20 Minutes)

3. Grijalva, Raul (AZ), Honda (CA), Lee, Barbara (CA), Woolsey (CA), Ellison (MN)

#7 CONGRESSIONAL PROGRESSIVE CAUCUS SUBSTITUTE Would eliminate the deficit by 2021, while putting America back to work, restoring America's economic competitiveness, implementing a fair tax system, keeping Americans healthy and bringing our troops back home.

 

 

 

(30 minutes)

4. Garrett (NJ), Jordan (OH), McClintock(CA), Mulvaney (SC)

#2 REPUBLICAN STUDY COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE Would establish a Fiscal Year 2012 budget and set the appropriate budgetary levels for Fiscal Year 2011 through 2021.

(30 minutes)

5. Van Hollen, Chris (MD)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#21 DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS SUBSTITUTE Would reduce deficits gradually to avoid disrupting the recovery and reaches primary balance by 2018 while protecting guarantees to seniors and investments that are essential for the well-being of our citizens. Would also make strategic investments in education, innovation, and infrastructure, while restraining the growth in overall discretionary spending. Would extend middle-income tax relief and streamlines the tax code to remove special interest tax breaks that distort economic activity.

(30 minutes)