H.R. 1827 - Government Waste Corrections Act of 1999

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY VOICE VOTE on Tuesday February 29, 2000.
FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY VOICE VOTE on Wednesday March 8, 2000.

MANAGERS: SESSIONS/SLAUGHTER
106th Congress
2nd Session
H. RES. 426
[Report No. 106-506]

H.R. 1827 - Government Waste Corrections Act of 1999

 

1. Open rule.

2. Provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chairman and the ranking member on the Committee on Government Reform.

3. Provides that, in lieu of the amendment recommended by the Committee on Government Reform and printed in the bill, that the amendment in the nature of a substitute printed in the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying the resolution be considered as original text for the purpose of amendment.

4. Waives clause 4 of rule XXI (prohibiting appropriations in a legislative bill) against provisions included in the amendment in the nature of a substitute.

5. Provides that the amendment in the nature of a substitute shall be open for amendment at any point.

6. Accords Members who have pre-printed their amendments in the Congressional Record prior to their consideration priority in recognition to offer their amendments if otherwise consistent with House rules.

7. 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 votes follows a fifteen minute vote.

8. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

__________________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. 1827) to improve the economy and efficiency of Government operations by requiring the use of recovery audits by Federal agencies. The first reading of the bill shall be dispensed with. 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 Government Reform. In lieu of the amendment recommended by the Committee on Government Reform now printed in the bill, 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 printed in the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying this resolution. That amendment in the nature of a substitute shall be considered as read. Points of order against that amendment in the nature of a substitute for failure to comply with clause 4 of rule XXI are waived. During consideration of the bill for amendment, the Chairman of the Committee of the Whole may accord priority in recognition on the basis of whether the Member offering an amendment has caused it to be printed in the portion of the Congressional Record designated for that purpose in clause 8 of rule XVIII. Amendments so printed shall be considered as read. 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. 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.


AMENDMENT MADE IN ORDER