H. Res. 288: H.R. 2055- Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2012

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY A VOICE VOTE on Wednesday, June 1, 2011.
FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY A VOICE VOTE on Thursday, June 2, 2011. 

MANAGERS: Hastings/Webster

112th Congress 
1st Session

H.RES 288

[Report No. 112-97]

 

H.R. 2055- Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2012

1. Open rule.

2. Provides for 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.

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

5. Under the Rules of the House the bill shall be read for amendment by paragraph.

6. Provides that the bill shall be considered for amendment under the fiveminute rule.

7. Authorizes the Chair to accord priority in recognition to Members who have pre-printed their amendments in the Congressional Record.

8. Requires the Chair to put the question on retaining Title II (Department of Veterans Affairs) prior to putting the question on engrossment and third reading.

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

10. Directs the Clerk, in the engrossment of H.R. 2055, to make technical and conforming changes in the event a portion of the bill is not retained.

RESOLUTION

Resolved, 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. 2055) making appropriations for military construction, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2012, 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. 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. Points of order against provisions in the bill for failure to comply with clause 2 of rule XXI are waived. During consideration of the bill for amendment, the chair of the Committee of the Whole may accord priority in recognition on the basis of whether the Member offering an amendment has caused it to be printed in the portion of the Congressional Record designated for that purpose in clause 8 of rule XVIII. Amendments so printed shall be considered as read. When the committee rises and reports the bill back to the House with a recommendation that the bill do pass, the previous question shall be considered as ordered on the bill and amendments thereto to final passage without intervening motion except: (1) proceedings under section 2 of this resolution; and (2) one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

Sec. 2. The proceedings referred to in the first section of this resolution are as follows: (a) after disposition of any amendments reported from the Committee of the Whole, the Chair shall put the question on retaining the title beginning on page 25, line 14 (Department ofVeterans Mfairs); and (b) after disposition of the question under subsection (a), the Chair shall put the question on engrossment and third reading of the text comprising those portions of the bill (as perfected) (1) retained by the House pursuant to subsection (a) and (2) not subject to proceedings under subsection (a).

Sec. 3. In the engrossment ofH.R. 2055, the Clerk shall conform title and section numbers and make rel~ted corrections to cross-references in the event a portion of the bill is not retained pursuant to section 2 of this resolution.