H. Res. 622: H.R. 3082 – Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act, 2010

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY A VOICE VOTE on Thursday,  July 9, 2009.
FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 244 – 174 AFTER AGREEING TO THE PREVIOUS QUESTION BY A RECORD VOTE OF 241 – 179 on Friday, July 10, 2009.

MANAGERS: Pingree/Sessions

111th Congress 
1st Session

H.RES 622

[Report No. 111-195]

 

AS AMENDED

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H.R. 3082 – Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act, 2010

  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. Provides that the bill shall be considered as read through page 58, line 6.
  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 amendments printed in the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying this resolution.
  1. Provides that 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 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 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 demand for division of the question. 
  1. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.
  1. Provides that after disposition of the amendments specified in the first section of the resolution, 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 the bill, the Chair may reduce to two minutes the minimum time for electronic voting.

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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. 3082) making appropriations for military construction, the Department of Veterans Affairs, 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.  The bill shall be considered as read through page 58, line 6.  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 the amendments printed in 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 ten 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. 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 the case of sundry amendments reported from the Committee, the question of their adoption shall be put to the House en gros and without 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 disposition of the amendments specified in the first section of the resolution, 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. 3082, 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 AMENDMENTS PROPOSED TO BE MADE IN ORDER

(summaries derived from information provided by sponsors)

Sponsor

#

Description

 

1. Cohen (TN)

#22

Would increase by $1,000,000 funds to the Title II Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Medical services account. In turn, the amendment would decrease by $1,000,000 funds to the Title II Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, General Operating Expenses account.

 

2. Filner (CA)/
Langevin (RI)

#16

REVISED Would increase the level of funding for the Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of National Veterans’ Sports Programs and Special Events by $3,500,000. Would decrease funding for the VA’s Medical Support and Compliance account by $3,500,000.

 

3. Capito (WV)

#17

REVISED Would increase funding for the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims by $1,000,000, subsequently increasing the funding for veterans’ free legal services by $1,000,000. The offset would be produced by reducing the Office of Inspector General Account.

 

4. Garrett (NJ)

#8

Would increase funding for the Grants for Construction of State Veterans Cemeteries account by $4,000,000 and decrease funding for the Grants for Construction, Minor Projects account by $4,000,000.

 

5. Sessions (TX)

#19

Would require, not later than 60 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs shall submit to Congress a report detailing the current and planned use of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) in Department of Veterans Affairs medical facilities. Such report shall include the number of veterans being treated with HBOT, the types of conditions being treated with HBOT and their respective success rates, and the current inventory of hyperbaric chambers.

 

6. Flake, Jeff (AZ)

#11

Would prohibit funding for all of the member-requested earmarks for military construction projects.

 

7. Hensarling (TX)

#27

Would strike $2,330,000 for a Marine Mammal Surgical Center at Point Loma Naval Base and reduce the overall cost of the bill by a commensurate amount.

 

8. Moore, Gwen (WI)

#23

Would prohibit the use of funds in this bill for the use of 'enhanced use leases' at the three original National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers (Soldier's Home Branches) established before 1868.