H. Res. 54: H.R. 359 - To reduce Federal spending and the.deficit by terminating taxpayer financing of presidential election campaigns and party conventions.

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY A RECORD VOTE of 7-4  on Tuesday, January 25, 2011.
FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY VOICE VOTE, AFTER AGREEING TO THE PREVIOUS QUESTION BY A RECORDED VOTE OF 234-178 on Wednesday, January 26, 2011. 

MANAGERS: Hastings/Foxx

112th Congress 
1st Session

H.RES 54

[Report No. 112-5]

 

H.R. 359 -  To reduce Federal spending and the.deficit by terminating taxpayer financing of presidential election campaigns and party conventions.

1. Modified open rule.

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

3. The resolution provides one hour of general debate equally divided among and controlled by the chairmen and ranking minority membersofthe Committee on Ways and Means and the Committee on House Administration.

4. After general debate the bill shall be considered for amendment under the five-minute rule for a period not to exceed five hours. The bill shall be considered as read.

5. Provides that all points of order against provisions in the bill are waived.

6. Make in order only those amendments that have been preprinted in the Congressional Record or pro forma amendments for the purpose of debate. Provides that each amendment printed in the Congressional Record may be offered only by the Member who cause it to be printed or a designee, and that each amendment shall be considered as read.

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

 

RESOLUTION

 

Resolved, That. at any time after the adoption of this resolution the Speaker may, pursuantto 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 if the bill (H.R. 359) to reduce Federal spending and the.deficit by terminating taxpayer financing of presidential election campaigns and party conventions. The first reading of the bill shall be dispensed with. All points of order against consideration of the billare waived. General debate shall be confined to the bill and shall not exceed one hour equally divided among and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Ways and Means and the chair and ranking minority member oftheCommittee on House Administration. After general debate the bill shall be considered for amendment under the five-minute rule for a period not to exceed five hours. The bill shall be considered as read. All points of order against provisions in the bill are waived. No amendment to the bill shall be in order except those printed in the portion of the Congressional Record designated for that purpose in clause 8 of rule XVIII and except pro forma amendments for the purpose of debate. Each amendment so printed may be offered only by the Member who caused it to be printed or a designee and shall be considered as read. 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. 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.