H. Res. 597: H. Con. Res. 112 - Establishing the budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2013 and setting forth appropriate budgetary levels. for fiscal years 2014 through 2022.

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY A VOICE VOTE on Tuesday, March 27, 2012.
FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 241-184 AFTER AGREEING TO THE PREVIOUS QUESTION BY A RECORD VOTE OF 235-183 on March 28, 2012.

MANAGERS: Slaughter/Woodall

112th Congress 
2nd Session

H.RES 597

[Report No. 112-423]

 

H. Con. Res. 112 - Establishing the budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2013 and setting forth appropriate budgetary levels. for fiscal years 2014 through 2022.

1. Structured rule.

2. Provides four hours of general debate, with three hours confined to the congressional budget equally divided and controlled by .the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on the Budget and one hour on the subject of economic goals and policies equally divided and controlled by Rep. Brady of Texas and Rep. Hinchey of New York or their designees.

3. Waives all points of order against consideration of the concurrent resolution.

4. Makes in order only those amendments printed in the Rules Committee report. 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, and shall not be subject to amendment.

5. Waives all points of order against the amendments printed in the report except that the adoption of an amendment in the nature of a substitute shall constitute the conclusion of consideration of the concurrent resolution for amendment.

6. Provides, upon the conclusion of consideration of the concurrent resolution for amendment, a final period of general debate, which shall not exceed 20 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on the Budget.

7. Permits the chair of the Committee on the Budget to offer amendments in the House pursuant to section 305(a)(5) of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 to achieve mathematical consistency.

8. Provides that the concurrent resolution shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question.

9. Provides that it shall be in order at any time on the legislative day of March 29, 2012, for the Speaker to entertain motions that the House suspend the' rules, as though under clause 1 of rule XV, relating to a measure extending expiring surface transportation authority.

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 concurrent resolution (H. Con. Res. 112) establishing the budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2013 and setting forth appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2014 through 2022. The first reading of the concurrent resoiution shall be dispensed with. All points of order against consideration of the concurrent resolution are waived. General debate shall not exceed four hours, with three hours of general debate confined to the congressional budget equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on the Budget and one hour of general debate on the subject of economic goals and policies equally divided and controlled by Representative Brady of Texas and Representative Hinchey of New York or their respective designees. After general debate the concurrent resolution shall be considered for amendment under the five-minute rule. The concurrent resolution shall be considered as read. No amendment shall be in order except those printed in the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying this resolution. Each 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, and shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent. All points of order against such amendments are waived except that the adoption of an amendment in the nature of a substitute shall constitute the conclusion of consideration of the concurrent resolution for amendment. After the conclusion of consideration of the concurrent resolution for amendment and a final period of general debate, which shall not exceed 20 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on the Budget, the Committee shall rise and report the concurrent resolution to the House with such amendment as may have been adopted. The previous question shall be considered as ordered on the concurrent resolution and amendments thereto to adoption without intervening motion except amendments offered by the chair of the Committee on the Budget pursuant to section 305(a)(5) of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 to achieve mathematical consistency. The concurrent resolution shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question of its adoption.

Sec. 2. It shall be in order at any time on the legislative day of March 29, 2012, for the Speaker to entertain motions that the House suspend the rules, as though under clause 1 of rule XV, relating to a measure extending expiring surface transportation authority.

SUMMARY OF AMENDMENTS PROPOSED TO BE MADE IN ORDER

(summaries derived from information provided by sponsors)

Sponsor

# Description

Debate Time

1.) Mulvaney (SC)

#4 SUBSTITUTE. Would insert President Obama's budget
proposal, as scored by CBO.

 (20 minutes)

2.) Cleaver  (MO), Scott, Bobby (VA), Moore, Gwen (WI), Bass (CA)

#2 CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS SUBSTITUTE.
Would make investments in education, job training,
transportation and infrastructure, and advanced research
and development programs that will accelerate our
economic recovery. Would protect the social safety net
without cutting Social Security, Medicaid or Medicare and
close certain corporate tax loopholes and preferences,
saving trillions of dollars on the deficit over the next
decade.

(30 minutes)

3.) Cooper (TN), LaTourette (OH), Schrader (OR), Bass (NH), Quigley (IL), Reed (NY), Costa (CA), Dold (IL), Lipinski (IL)

#13 SUBSTITUTE. Would establish the budget for FY 2013
and set forth the appropriate budgetary levels for FY 2014
through FY 2022.

(20 minutes)

4.) Honda (CA), Ellison (MN), Grijalva, Raul (AZ), Woolsey (CA), Lee, Barbara (CA)

#1 CONGRESSIONAL PROGRESSIVE CAUCUS
SUBSTITUTE. Would provide for deficit reduction and
job creation that protects the social safety net.

(30 minutes)

5.) Garrett (NJ), Jordan (OH), Mulvaney (SC), McClintock (CA), Huelskamp (KS)

#9 REPUBLICAN STUDY COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE.
Would make reforms to several federal programs, freeze
spending at $931 billion until the federal budget is
balanced, and balance the budget by 2017.

(30 minutes)

6.) Van Hollen, Chris (MD)

#12 DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS SUBSTITUTE. Would
emphasize job creation, protecting Medicare beneficiaries,
and ending additional tax breaks for special interests and
the wealthiest Americans by including a number of jobcreation
initiatives, preserving the Medicare guarantee,
and extending tax relief for the middle-class. Would also
set discretionary spending at the Budget Control Act levels
and using alternative savings to replace that law's future
sequesters.

(30 minutes)