H. Res. 669: H.R. 3288 - Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010

 

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY A RECORD VOTE of 7-2 on Wednesday,  July 22, 2009.
FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 235 – 183 on Thursday, July 23, 2009.

MANAGERS: Arcuri/Diaz-Balart

111th Congress 
1st Session

H.RES 669

[Report No. 111-219]

 

H.R. 3288 - Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies 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 those arising under clauses 9 or 10 of rule XXI.
  1. Provides that the bill shall be considered as read through page 160, line 6.
  1. Waives points of order against provisions in the bill for failure to comply with clause 2 of rule XXI.
  1. Makes in order (1) the amendments printed in part A of the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying this resolution; (2) not to exceed seven of the amendments printed in part B of the report of the Committee on Rules if offered by Representative Flake of Arizona or his designee; and (3) not to exceed two of the amendments printed in part C of the report of the Committee on Rules if offered by Representative Hensarling of Texas or his designee.
  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 the proponent of any such amendment may modify its amendatory instructions.
  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. 3288) making appropriations for the Departments of Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, 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 160, 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: (1) the amendments printed in part A of the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying this resolution; (2) not to exceed seven of the amendments printed in part B of the report of the Committee on Rules if offered by Representative Flake of Arizona or his designee; and (3) not to exceed two of the amendments printed in part C of the report of the Committee on Rules if offered by Representative Hensarling of Texas or his designee.  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.  The proponent of any such amendment may modify its amendatory instructions before the question is put thereon.  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 this 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. 3288, 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 IN PART A TO BE MADE IN ORDER

(summaries derived from information provided by sponsors)

 

1. Olver (MA)

Would decrease funding for the DOT Office of the Secretary by $250,000 to increase funding for alternative fuel vehicle safety; increase the Federal Railroad Administration’s Railroad Research and Development account by $3,000,000 and decrease the Financial Management Capital account by the same amount; increase funding for the FAA’s Office of Commercial Space by $1,000,000 and decrease funding for the FAA’s Information Services account by the same amount; eliminate a Neighborhood Initiatives project and lowers the CDBG and Neighborhood Initiatives funding levels by $2,000,000; modify the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage program to ensure that it can be implemented; prohibit funds from being used to purchase light bulbs that do not have Energy Star or Federal Energy Management Program designation; and prohibit first class travel for employees of agencies funded in the bill.

2. Hensarling (TX)

Would strike funding in the bill for the HOPE VI program.

3. Latham (IA)

Would reduce the “Capital Assistance for High Speed Rail Corridors and Intercity Passenger Rail Service” by $3,000,000,000 to the President’s request of $1,000,000,000 and strikes the transfer authority for the National Infrastructure Bank.  

4. McHenry (NC)

Would increase funding for Amtrak's Office of Inspector General by $1 million, offset by a reduction for Amtrak Operating Grants.  

5. Schock (IL)

Would transfer from HUD Home Investment Partnership Program to the HUD Housing Counseling Assistance for the sole purpose of providing pre-home purchase counseling.  

6. Cao (LA)

Would require the Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation to report to Congress on a quarterly basis on their efforts to mitigate mortgage default (rather than bi-annually).  

7.Frelinghuysen (NJ)/
Engel (NY)/
Holt (NJ)/
Lance (NJ)

Would require that the FAA restrict the use of any funding for the implementation of the New York/New Jersey/Philadelphia metropolitan area airspace redesign.  

8. Blackburn (TN)

Would make an across the board cut of 5% to all funding accounts in the bill.  

9. Burton (IN)

Would require that none of the funds in this act may be used by Amtrak to provide free alcohol.  

10. Jordan (OH)

Would reduce spending in the bill by $20,050,000,000 in order to reflect FY2008 levels.  

11. Neugebauer (TX)

Would reduce spending in the bill by $13,533,000,000.  

12. Stearns (FL)

Would reduce by 25% the amount appropriated or otherwise made available by the bill that is not required to be appropriated or otherwise made available by a provision of law.  

13. Turner (OH)

Would prevent funds in the bill from being used to prohibit the establishment of any occupancy preference for veterans in supportive housing for the elderly that is assistance by HUD and is located on Department of Veteran's Affairs (VA) property or is subject to an enhanced use lease with the VA.  

14. Rangel (NY)/
Frank (MA)/
Waters (CA)/
Watt (NC)

Would prohibit the use of funds for the implementation of the community service requirement for public housing residents.  

SUMMARY OF AMENDMENTS IN PART B, SEVEN OF WHICH ARE
PROPOSED TO BE MADE IN ORDER

 

1. Flake, Jeff (AZ)

Would prohibit $500,000 from being used for the Terminal Replacement project at Grand Forks International Airport in Grand Forks, North Dakota , and reduces the amount of the bill by the same amount.  

2. Flake, Jeff (AZ)

Would prohibit $400,000 from being used for the construction of new and the renovation of older structures for cultural programs at the Hornell Family YMCA in Hornell, New York , and would reduce the cost of the bill by the same amount.  

3. Flake, Jeff (AZ)

Would prohibit $400,000 from being used for the downtown revitilization and Main street improvement project of Round Rock, Texas, and would reduce the cost of the bill by the same amount.

4. Flake, Jeff (AZ)

Would prohibit $250,000 from being used for the Murphy Theatre Community Center, Inc. in Wilmington, Ohio , and reduce the amount of the appropriate section of the bill by the same amount.  

5. Flake, Jeff (AZ)

Would prohibit $250,000 from being used for the Harper's Ferry Interpretative Welcome Center building construction project of the Jefferson County Convention and Visitors Bureau in Jefferson County, West Virginia , and reduce the amount of the appropriate section of the bill by the same amount.  

6. Flake, Jeff (AZ)

Would prohibit $250,000 from being used for the Phoenixville downtown streetscape project in the Borough of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania , and reduce the amount of the appropriate section of the bill by the same amount.  

7. Flake, Jeff (AZ)

Would prohibit $250,000 from being used for the construction of the Triangle Building by Alianza Dominicana, Inc., in New York, New York , and reduce the amount of the appropriate section of the bill by the same amount.  

8. Flake, Jeff (AZ)

Would prohibit $400,000 from being used for the renovation of a vacant building for economic development by the City of Jal, New Mexico , and reduce the amount of the appropriate section by the same amount.  

9. Flake, Jeff (AZ)

Would prohibit $250,000 from being used for the Monroe County Farmer's Market facility construction project of the Monroe County Fiscal Court and reduce the amount of the appropriate section of the bill by the same amount.  

10. Flake, Jeff (AZ)

Would prohibit $500,000 from being used for the Millennium Technology Park in New Castle, Pennsylvania , and reduce the amount of the appropriate section of the bill by the same amount.  

11. Flake, Jeff (AZ)

Would prohibit $500,000 from being used for the reconstruction of Rib Mountain in Wisconsin , and reduce the amount of the appropriate section of the bill by the same amount.  

12. Flake, Jeff (AZ)

Would prohibit $250,000 from being used for construction and renovation of the Community Cultural and Educational Center of the Brooklyn Children's Museum and reduce the amount of the appropriate section of the bill by the same amount.

SUMMARY OF AMENDMENTS IN PART C, TWO OF WHICH ARE
PROPOSED TO BE MADE IN ORDER

 

1. Hensarling (TX)

Would strike $1 million for the Elm Street/Gas Light District Improvements project in New Hampshire and reduces the overall cost of the bill by the same amount.  

2. Hensarling (TX)

Would strike $250,000 for the Wolf Trap Performing Arts Multi-Use Trail project in Fairfax, Virginia and reduce the overall cost of the bill by a commensurate amount.  

3. Hensarling (TX)

Would strike $2 million for the Doyle Drive Replacement project in San Francisco, California and reduce the overall cost of the bill by the same amount.

4. Hensarling (TX)

Would strike $750,000 for the Philadelphia Museum of Art Transportation Improvement Program in Pennsylvania and reduce the overall cost of the bill by a commensurate amount.