H. Res. 466 - Providing for consideration of motions to suspend the rules (relating to a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution)

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 8-4 on Tuesday, November 15, 2011.
FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 248-169 AFTER AGREEING TO THE PREVIOUS QUESTION BY A RECORD VOTE OF 243-173 on November 17, 2011.

MANAGERS: Hastings (FL)/Nugent

112th Congress 
1st Session

H.RES 466

[Report No. 112-285]

 

H. Res. 466 - Providing for consideration of motions to suspend the rules (relating to a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution)

1. Authorizes the Speaker to entertain motions to suspend the rules through the legislative day of Friday, November, 18, 2011, relating to H.J. Res. 2, proposing a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution of the United States.

2. Extends debate on such a motion to five hours.

3. Provides that the Chair may postpone further consideration of such a motion to a time designated by the Speaker.

RESOLUTION

Resolved, That it shall be in order at any time through the legislative day of November 18, 2011, for the Speaker to entertain motions that the House suspend the rules, as though under clause 1 of rule XV, relating to the joint resolution (H.J. Res. 2) proposing a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution of the United States. Debate on such a motion shall be extended to five hours.

Sec. 2. The Chair may postpone further consideration of a motion considered pursuant to this resolution to such time as may be designated by the Speaker.