H. Res. 578: H.R. 2996 - Making appropriations for the Department of the Interior, environment, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2010, and for other purposes.

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF  8-3 on Wednesday,  June 24, 2009.
FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 238 – 184  AFTER AGREEING TO THE PREVIOUS QUESTION BY A RECORD VOTE OF 241 – 182 on Thursday, June 25, 2009.

MANAGERS: Polis/Foxx

111th Congress 
1st Session

H.RES 578

[Report No. 111-184]

 

H.R. 2996 - Making appropriations for the Department of the Interior, environment, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2010, and for other purposes.

  1. Structured rule.
  1. Provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Appropriations.
  1. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill except for clauses 9 and 10 of rule XXI.
  1. Waives all points of order against provisions in the bill for failure to comply with clause 2 of rule XXI.
  1. Makes in order the following amendments: (1) the amendment printed in part A of the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying this resolution; (2) the amendments printed in part B of the report of the Committee on Rules; (3) not to exceed three of the amendments printed in part C of the report of the Committee on Rules if offered by Representative Flake of Arizona or his designee; (4) not to exceed one of the amendments printed in part D of the report of the Committee on Rules if offered by Representative Campbell of California or his designee; and (5) not to exceed one of the amendments printed in part E of the report of the Committee on Rules if offered by Representative Hensarling of Texas or his designee.
  1. Provides that each such amendment shall be considered as read, shall be 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 in the House or in the Committee of the Whole.
  1. All points of order against such amendments are waived except those arising under clause 9 or 10 of rule XXI. 
  1. Provides that the amendments printed in part B, C, D, or E of the report of the Committee on Rules may be offered only at the appropriate point in the reading. 
  1. Provides that for those amendments reported from the Committee of the Whole, the question of their adoption shall be put to the House en gros and without intervening demand for division of the question.  
  1. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.
  1. Provides that after consideration of the bill for amendment, the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Appropriations or their designees each may offer one pro forma amendment to the bill for the purpose of debate, which shall be controlled by the proponent. 
  1. Provides that the Chair may entertain a motion that the Committee rise only if offered by the chair of the Committee on Appropriations or his designee.
  1. Provides that the Chair may not entertain a motion to strike out the enacting words of the bill (as described in clause 9 of rule XVIII). 
  1. Provides that during consideration of H.R. 2996, the Chair may reduce to two minutes the minimum time for electronic voting under clause 6 of rule XVIII and clauses 8 and 9 of rule XX.

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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 bill (H.R. 2996) making appropriations for the Department of the Interior, environment, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2010, 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 except those arising under clause 9 or 10 of rule XXI. 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. Notwithstanding clause 11 of rule XVIII, except as provided in section 2, no amendment shall be in order except: (1) the amendment printed in part A of the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying this resolution; (2) the amendments printed in part B of the report of the Committee on Rules; (3) not to exceed three of the amendments printed in part C of the report of the Committee on Rules if offered by Representative Flake of Arizona or his designee; (4) not to exceed one of the amendments printed in part D of the report of the Committee on Rules if offered by Representative Campbell of California or his designee; and (5) not to exceed one of the amendments printed in part E of the report of the Committee on Rules if offered by Representative Hensarling of Texas or his designee. Each such amendment shall be considered as read, shall be 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 in the House or in the Committee of the Whole. All points of order against such amendments are waived except those arising under clause 9 or 10 of rule XXI and except that an amendment printed in part B, C, D, or E of the report of the Committee on Rules may be offered only at the appropriate point in the reading. 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. In case of sundry amendments reported from the Committee, the question of their adoption shall be put to the House en gros and without intervening demand for division of the question. 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.

            Sec. 2. After consideration of the bill for amendment, the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Appropriations or their designees each may offer one pro forma amendment to the bill for the purpose of debate, which shall be controlled by the proponent.

            Sec. 3. The Chair may entertain a motion that the Committee rise only if offered by the chair of the Committee on Appropriations or his designee. The Chair may not entertain a motion to strike out the enacting words of the bill (as described in clause 9 of rule XVIII).

            Sec. 4. During consideration of H.R. 2996, the Chair may reduce to two minutes the minimum time for electronic voting under clause 6 of rule XVIII and clauses 8 and 9 of rule XX.

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

(summaries derived from information provided by sponsors)

Sponsor

#

Description

 

1. Dicks (WA)

#32

Would allow the abandoned mine land funding to be used for the non-Federal share of the cost of certain environmental restoration projects funded by the Federal Government that repair acid mine drainage from coal abandoned mines. Would increase funding for the Saving America’s Treasures Account, offset by reducing funding from the Construction account of the National Park Service. Would increase the allocation for the Land and Water Conservation Fund Stateside program from $30 million to $40 million, by reducing the allocation for the Department of Interior, Working Capital Fund by $10 million.

 

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

Sponsor

#

Description

 

1. Chaffetz (UT)

#88

Would provide that no recreation grants made using funds from the Land and Water Conservation Fund may be used to acquire land or make improvements in State or local parks.

 

2. Garrett (NJ)

#70

Would increase funding for land conservation partnerships authorized by the Highlands Conservation Act by $2,000,000 and reduce funding for construction, repair, improvement, extension, alteration, and purchase of fixed equipment or facilities of, or for use by, the Environmental Protection Agency by $2,000,000 million.

 

3. Heller (NV)

#47

Would prohibit funds made available by this Act from being spent to build an interagency facility in one specific location in Carson City, Nevada.

 

4. Jordan (OH)

#8

Would reduce overall spending in the bill by $5.75 billion to reflect FY2008 spending levels.

 

5. Smith, Lamar (TX)

#18

Would allocate $25 million for the Forest Service’s Law Enforcement and Investigations drug enforcement efforts, including removal of marijuana sites and clandestine methamphetamine labs from the National Forest System and interdiction of drug traffickers on NFS lands that share a common border with Canada and Mexico.

 

6. Stearns (FL)

#20

Would decrease the funding included in the Interior and Environment Appropriations Act for the Environmental Protection Agency by 38% to reduce spending to 2009 levels.

 

7. Walden (OR)

#87

Would increase funding by $2.5 million for forest health and community wildfire protection activities executed under the Healthy Forest Restoration Act authority (P.L. 107-148), offset by a reduction in funding for Bureau of Land Management's Management of Lands and Resources by $2.5 million.

 

SUMMARY OF AMENDMENTS IN PART C

Sponsor

#

Description

 

1. Flake, Jeff (AZ)

#22

Would strike $1 million in funding for the “Restore Good Fellow Lodge, Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore” and reduce the overall cost of the bill by a commensurate amount.

 

2. Flake, Jeff (AZ)

#23

Would strike $1 million in funding for the “Mass Marketing of Hatchery of Fish” and reduce the overall cost of the bill by a commensurate amount.

 

3. Flake, Jeff (AZ)

#24

Would strike $150,000 for the “Tarrytown Music Hall Restoration” and reduce the overall cost of the bill by a commensurate amount.

 

4. Flake, Jeff (AZ)

#25

Would strike $150,000 in funding for the “Historic Fort Payne Coal and Iron Building Rehabilitation” and reduce the overall cost of the bill by a commensurate amount.

 

5. Flake, Jeff (AZ)

#26

Would strike $200,000 for the “Blount Mansion Historic Restoration” and reduce the overall cost of the bill by a commensurate amount.

 

6. Flake, Jeff (AZ)

#27

Would strike $100,000 in funding for the “Swayne Hall Historic Restoration and Renovation” and reduce the overall cost of the bill by a commensurate amount.

 

7. Flake, Jeff (AZ)

#28

Would strike $150,000 in funding for the “Sterling Opera House Renovation” and reduce the overall cost of the bill by a commensurate amount.

 

8. Flake, Jeff (AZ)

#29

Would strike $150,000 in funding for the “Restoration of Historic Coe Mansion” and reduce the overall cost of the bill by a commensurate amount.

 

9. Flake, Jeff (AZ)

#30

Would strike $1 million in funding for the “Consortium for Plant Biotechnology Research” and reduce the overall cost of the bill by a commensurate amount.

 

10. Flake, Jeff (AZ)

#31

Would strike $2 million in funding for the “Ice Age National Scenic Trail” and reduce the overall cost of the bill by a commensurate amount.

 

SUMMARY OF AMENDMENTS IN PART D

Sponsor

#

Description

 

1. Campbell (CA)

#66

Would strike the $1 million earmark for the Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation in San Francisco, CA.

 

2. Campbell (CA)

#67

Would strike the $150,000 earmark for The Friends of Mozartina Musical Arts Conservatory in Tarrytown, NY.

 

3. Campbell (CA)

#68

Would strike the $150,000 earmark for Traditional Arts in Upstate New York in Canton, NY.

 

SUMMARY OF AMENDMENTS IN PART E
 

Sponsor

#

Description

 

1. Hensarling (TX)

#61

Would strike the earmark for the Angel Island State Park Immigration Station Hospital Rehabilitation project.

 

2. Hensarling (TX)

#62

Would strike the earmark for the Sterling Opera House Renovation project.

 

3. Hensarling (TX)

#63

Would strike the earmark for the Cottrill's Opera House restoration project.

 

4. Hensarling (TX)

#64

Would strike the earmark for the Tarrytown Music Hall Restoration project.