H.Res. 771: H.R. 5325 – Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2017

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY A RECORD VOTE of 9-2 on Wednesday, June 8, 2016.

FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 237-182 AFTER ORDERING THE PREVIOUS QUESTION BY A RECORD VOTE OF 241-181 on Thursday, June 9, 2016.

MANAGERS: Hastings/Woodall

114th Congress

2nd Session

Rule

H.RES. 771

Report No. 114-611

 

H.R. 5325 - Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2017

  1. Structured rule.
  2. Provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Appropriations.
  3. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill and provides that it shall be considered as read.
  4. Waives all points of order against provisions in the bill for failure to comply with clause 2 of rule XXI.
  5. 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, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question.
  6. Waives all points of order against the amendments printed in the report.
  7. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.
  8. Section 2 provides that during consideration of H.R. 5325, section 3304 of Senate Concurrent Resolution 11 shall not apply.

 

RESOLUTION

Resolved, That at any time after 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. 5325) making appropriations for the Legislative Branch for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2017, 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. 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. All points of order against provisions in the bill for failure to comply with clause 2 of rule XXI are waived. No amendment to the bill shall be in order except those 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 the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, 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. 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.

Sec. 2. During consideration of H.R. 5325 pursuant to this resolution, section 3304 of Senate Concurrent Resolution 11 shall not apply.

 

SUMMARY OF AMENDMENTS PROPOSED TO BE MADE IN ORDER

(summaries derived from information provided by sponsors)

Sponsor

#

Description

Debate Time

1. Speier (CA)

#32

(LATE) Increases funding for the Sergeant at Arms by $100,000 for additional clearance investigations, and decreases the Office of the Clerk by the same amount.

(10 minutes)

2. Ellison (MN), Grijalva (AZ)

#27

Reprograms funds to create an Office of Good Jobs for the House of Representatives.

(10 minutes)

3. Blumenauer (OR)

#9

Requires the Architect of the Capitol to conduct a feasibility study regarding the installation and operation of Capital Bikeshare stations on Capitol Grounds.

(10 minutes)

4. Welch (VT), Matsui (CA)

#35

(LATE) Transfers $500,000 from the Capital Construction and Operations account to the Capitol Building and House Office Buildings accounts, appropriating $250,000 to each. This amendment would bring the Capitol and House office buildings into compliance with General Services Administration requirements for federal buildings regarding lactation stations for breastfeeding mothers.

(10 minutes)

5. Sanford (SC)

#29

(LATE) Transfers $430,000 from the John C. Stennis Center for Public Service Training and Development to the spending reduction account.

(10 minutes)

6. Blackburn (TN)

#1

Provides for a one percent across the board cut to the bill's spending levels. Accounts for the Capitol Police, Architect of the Capitol-Capitol Police Buildings, Grounds and Security, and Office of the Sergeant At Arms shall not be reduced.

(10 minutes)

7. Flores (TX), Blackburn (TN), Walker (NC)

#37

(LATE) (REVISED) Prohibits funds from being used for the manufacturing of government security credentials by the Government Publishing Office (GPO) for any agency other than Capitol Police and the Sergeant at Arms of the House of Representatives.

(10 minutes)

8. Gosar (AZ)

#17

Prohibits any funds for delivering printed copies of the United States House of Representatives Telephone Directory to the office of any Member of the House of Representatives.

(10 minutes)

9. Gosar (AZ)

#18

Prohibits any funds for delivering printed copies of the President's Budget to the office of any Member of the House of Representatives.

(10 minutes)

10. Grayson (FL)

#13

Expands the list of parties with whom the federal government is prohibited from contracting due to serious misconduct on the part of the contractors.

(10 minutes)

11. Takano (CA), Esty (CT), Foster (IL), Lujan (NM)

#22

Appropriates $2.5 million to re institute the Office of Technology Assessment (OT A), offset from funds from the Architect of the Capitol's Capital Construction and Operations Account.

(10 minutes)

12. Russell (OK)

#36

(LATE) Prohibits use of funds under this Act to be used to deliver a printed copy of the Federal Register to a Member of the House of Representatives.

(10 minutes)

13. Pearce (NM)

#34

(LATE) Reduces the Office of Congressional Ethics budget to FY16 levels and transfers remaining funds to the deficit reduction account.

(10 minutes)