H. Res. 534: H.R. 3578 - Baseline Reform Act of 2011; H.R. 3582 - Pro-Growth Budgeting Act of 2011

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY A VOICE VOTE on Wednesday, February 1, 2011.
FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 238 - 179, AFTER AGREEING TO THE PREVIOUS QUESTION BY A RECORDED VOTE OF 238 - 177 on Thursday, February 2, 2012

MANAGERS: Hastings/Woodall

112th Congress 
1st Session

H.RES 534

[Report No. 112-383]

 

H.R. 3578 - Baseline Reform Act of 2011

H.R. 3582 - Pro-Growth Budgeting Act of 2011

1. Structured rule for H.R. 3578.

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

3. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.

4. Provides that the amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of the Rules Committee Print dated January 25, 2012, shall be considered as adopted, and provides that the bill, as amended, shall be considered as read.

5. Waives all points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended.

6. Makes in order the amendment to H.R. 3578 printed in Part A of the Rules Committee report accompanying the resolution if offered by Representative Jackson Lee or her designee. The amendment shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for 10 minutes equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question.

7. Waives all points of order against the amendment printed in Part A of the Rules Committee report.

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

9. Structured rule for H.R. 3582.

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

11. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.

12. Makes in order as original text for purposes of amendment the amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of the Rules Committee Print dated January 25, 2012, and provides that the amendment in the nature of a substitute shall be considered as read.

13. Waives all points of order against the amendment in the nature of a substitute.

14. Makes in order only those amendments to H.R. 3582 printed in Part B of the Rules Committee report accompanying the resolution. 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 the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question.

15. Waives all points of order against the amendments printed in Part B of the Rules Committee report.

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

RESOLUTION

Resolved, That upon the adoption of this resolution it shall be in order to consider in the House the bill (H.R. 3578) to amend the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 to reform the budget baseline. All points of order against consideration of the bill are waived. In lieu of the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on the Budget now printed in the bill, an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of the Rules Committee Print 112-9 dated January 25, 2012, shall be considered as adopted. The bill, as amended, shall be considered as read. All points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended, are waived. The previous question shall be considered as ordered on the bill, as amended, and on any further amendment thereto, to final passage without intervening motion except: (1) one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on the Budget; (2) the further amendment printed in part A of the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying this resolution, if offered by Representative Jackson Lee of Texas or her designee, which shall be in order without intervention of any point of order, shall be considered as read, shall be separately 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; and (3) one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

Sec. 2. 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. 3582) to amend the Congressional Budget Act of 197 4 to provide for macroeconomic analysis of the impact of legislation. 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 the Budget. After general debate the bill shall be considered for amendment under the five-minute rule. In lieu of the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on the Budget now printed in the bill, it shall be in order to consider as an original bill for the purpose of amendment under the fiveminute rule an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of the Rules Committee Print 112-10 dated January 25, 2012. 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 accompanying this resolution. 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 the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question in the House or in the Committee of the Whole. All points of order against such amendments are waived. 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. Any Member may demand a separate vote in the House on any amendment adopted in the Committee of the Whole to the bill 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 bill and amendments thereto to final passage without intervening motion except one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

SUMMARY OF AMENDMENTS IN PART A PROPOSED TO BE MADE IN ORDER

(summaries derived from information provided by sponsors)

Sponsor

# Description

Debate Time

1.) Jackson Lee (TX)

#3 (LATE) Would require the CBO to prepare an analysis and study on the impact of the Act on present and future Social Security recipients.

(10 Minutes)

SUMMARY OF AMENDMENTS IN PART B PROPOSED TO BE MADE IN ORDER

(summaries derived from information provided by sponsors)

Sponsor

# Description

Debate Time

1.) Peters (MI)

#4 Would add a findings section addressing the macroeconomic impact of the tax cuts of2001 and 2003.

(10 Minutes)

2.) Connolly (VA)

#3 Would extend the requirement for the Congressional Budget Office to prepare macroeconomic analysis of major legislation to bills or resolutions reported by the Appropriations Committees of each Chamber.

(10 Minutes)

3.) Walz (MN)

#1 Would include interest rates among the major economic variables to be estimated in the macroeconomic economic impact analysis.

(10 Minutes)

4.) Fudge (OH)

#5 Would add income equality among the variables used to determine the economic impact of the bill.

(10 Minutes)

5.) Jackson Lee (TX)

#11 (LATE) Would require CBO to include as part of their macroeconomic analysis estimates of the potential impact, if any, on HUB ZONE areas as defined by the Small Business Act.

(10 Minutes)

6.) Quigley (IL)

#8 Would require the CBO to establish a website where taxpayers could enter their annual income and receive an estimate of the amount of their projected contribution to or receipt from any applicable major bill or resolution over the next 10 years, assuming the taxpayer has constant annual income.

(10 Minutes)

7.) Flake (AZ)

#9 Would lower the threshold for requiring a dynamic score from .25% of the current GDP to $5 billion.

(10 Minutes)

8.) Cicilline (RI)

#6 Would amend the Congressional Budget Act of 197 4 to require that, in addition to preparing cost estimates for each bill or resolution reported by any committee of the House, the Congressional Budget Office also prepare an estimate of the number of jobs which would be created, sustained, or lost in carrying out the measure – including regional and State level estimates.

(10 Minutes)