H.R. 1401 - National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2000

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 9-2 on Thursday May 27 (Legislative Day May 26), 1999.
FLOOR ACTION: LAID ON THE TABLE on Wednesday, June 9, 1999
MANAGERS: MYRICK/FROST
106th Congress 
1st Session
H.RES. 195
[Report No. 106-166]

H.R. 1401 - NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT FOR FY 2000

1. Structured rule.

2. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.

3. Provides one hour of general debate to be equally divided between the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Armed Services.

4. Makes in order the Committee on Armed Services amendment in the nature of a substitute now printed in the bill, modified by the amendment printed in Part A of the Rules Committee report, which shall be considered as read.

5. Waives all points of order against the amendment in the nature of a substitute, as modified.

6. Makes in order only those amendments printed in the Rules Committee report and pro forma amendments offered by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Armed Services for the purpose of debate. Amendments printed in Part C of the Rules Committee report may be offered en bloc.

7. Provides that, except as specified in section 5 of the resolution, amendments will be considered only in the order specified in the report, may be offered only by a Member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question.

8. Provides that, except as otherwise specified in the report, each amendment printed in the report shall be debatable for 10 minutes equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent and shall not be subject to amendment (except that the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Armed Services each may offer one pro forma amendment for the purpose of further debate on any pending amendment).

9. Waives all points of order against amendments printed in the Rules Committee report and those amendments en bloc described in section 3 of the resolution.

10. Provides for an additional one hour of general debate at the beginning of the second legislative day of consideration of H.R. 1401, which shall be equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Armed Services.

11. Authorizes the chairman of the Armed Services Committee or his designee to offer amendments en bloc consisting of the amendments in Part C of the Rules Committee report or germane modifications thereto, which shall be considered as read (except that modifications shall be reported), shall be debatable for 20 minutes equally divided between the chairman and ranking member of the Armed Services Committee or their designees, and shall not be subject to amendment or demand for division of the question.

12. Provides that, for the purposes of inclusion in such amendments en bloc, an amendment printed in the form of a motion to strike may be modified to the form of a germane perfecting amendment to the text originally proposed to be stricken. The original proponent of an amendment included in such amendments en bloc may insert a statement in the Congressional Record immediately before the dispositions of the en bloc amendments.

13. Allows the Chairman of the Committee of the Whole to postpone votes during consideration of the bill, and to reduce voting time to five minutes on a postponed question if the vote follows a fifteen minute vote.

14. Permits the Chairman of the Committee of the Whole to recognize for consideration of any amendment printed in the report out of the order in which printed, but not sooner than one hour after the Chairman of the Armed Services Committee or a designee announces from the floor a request to that effect.

15. Provides one motion to recommit, with or without instructions.

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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. 1401) to authorize appropriations for fiscal years 2000 and 2001 for military activities of the Department of Defense, to prescribe military personnel strengths for fiscal years 2000 and 2001, 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 chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Armed Services. After general debate the bill shall be considered for amendment under the five-minute rule.

Sec. 2. (a) It shall be in order to consider as an original bill for the purpose of amendment under the five-minute rule the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Armed Services now printed in the bill, modified by the amendment printed in part A of the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying this resolution. That amendment in the nature of a substitute shall be considered as read. All points of order against that amendment in the nature of a substitute are waived.

(b) No further amendment to the amendment in the nature of a substitute made in order as original text shall be in order except the amendments printed in the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying this resolution, amendments en bloc described in section 3 of this resolution, and pro forma amendments offered by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Armed Services for the purpose of debate.

(c) Except as specified in section 5 of this resolution, each amendment printed in the report of the Committee on Rules shall be considered 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 not be subject to a demand for division of the question in the House or in the Committee of the Whole. Unless otherwise specified in the report, each amendment printed in the report shall be debatable for 10 minutes equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent and shall not be subject to amendment (except that the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Armed Services each may offer one pro forma amendment for the purpose of further debate on any pending amendment). (d) All points of order against amendments printed in the report of the Committee on Rules or amendments en bloc described in section 3 of this resolution are waived.

(e) The first time after the legislative day of May 27, 1999, the Speaker declares the House resolved into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for the further consideration of H.R. 1401 an additional period of general debate shall be in order, which shall be confined to the bill and shall not exceed one hour equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Armed Services.

Sec. 3. It shall be in order at any time for the chairman of the Committee on Armed Services or his designee to offer amendments en bloc consisting of amendments printed in part C of the report of the Committee on Rules not earlier disposed of or germane modifications of any such amendment. Amendments en bloc offered pursuant to this section shall be considered as read (except that modifications shall be reported), shall be debatable for 20 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Armed Services or their designees, 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. For the purpose of inclusion in such amendments en bloc, an amendment printed in the form of a motion to strike may be modified to the form of a germane perfecting amendment to the text originally proposed to be stricken. The original proponent of an amendment included in such amendments en bloc may insert a statement in the Congressional Record immediately before the disposition of the amendments en bloc.

Sec. 4. The chairman of the Committee of the Whole may: (1) postpone until a time during further consideration in the Committee of the Whole a request for a recorded vote on any amendment; and (2) reduce to five minutes the minimum time for electronic voting on any postponed question that follows another electronic vote without intervening business, provided that the minimum time for electronic voting on the first in any series of questions shall be 15 minutes.

Sec. 5. The chairman of the Committee of the Whole may recognize for consideration of any amendment printed in the report of the Committee on Rules out of the order printed, but not sooner than one hour after the chairman of the Committee on Armed Services or a designee announces from the floor a request to that effect.

Sec. 6. 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. Any Member may demand a separate vote in the House on any amendment adopted in the Committee of the Whole to the bill or to the amendment in the nature of a substitute made in order as original text. 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.


AMENDMENTS MADE IN ORDER

Summary of Amendments Made in Order

Text of Amendments Made in Order (In PDF. Format)

PART A - Text of the modification to the Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute

Strikes Section 1006 of the bill, which restricts FY 2000 funds available to the Defense Department to be used for supporting Kosovo military operations.

PART B

Spence Amendment #1 | Costello Amendment #2 | Hunter Amendment #3 | Roemer Amendment #4 | Sweeney Amendment #5 | Ryun(KS) Amendment #6 | Gilman/Spence Amendment #7 | Weldon(PA) Amendment #8 | Weldon(PA) Amendment #9 | Dicks Amendment #10 | Delay Amendment #11 | Gilman/Goss Amendment #12 | Sanchez Amendment #13 | Buyer/Abercrombie Amendment #14

PART C

Gallegly Amendment #15 | Spence Amendment #16 | Hall(OH) Amendment #17 | Reynolds Amendment #18 | Evans Amendment #19 | Sweeney Amendment #20 | Buyer/Abercrombie Amendment #21 | Gilman Amendment #22 | Thune/Stenholm Amendment #23 | Traficant Amendment #24 | Bereuter Amendment #25 | Bereuter Amendment #26 | Castle/Roemer/Bishop Amendment #27 | Fowler Amendment #28 | Gilchrest Amendment #29 | Goodling/Traficant Amendment #30 | Skelton Amendment #31 | Hobson/Hall(OH) Amendment #32 | Ortiz Amendment #33 | Ney Amendment #34 | Boehlert Amendment #35 | Ose Amendment #36 | Scarborough Amendment #37 | McIntyre Amendment #38 | Wilson Amendment #39