H.Res. 350: H.R. 1868 – Technology Innovation and Manufacturing Stimulation Act of 2007

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY VOICE VOTE on Tuesday, May 1, 2007.
FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY THE YEAS AND NAYS 226-189 on Wednesday May 2, 2007. 

MANAGERS: SUTTON/SESSIONS

110th Congress 
1st Session

H.RES.  350

[Report No. 110-118]

 

 

H.R. 1868 – Technology Innovation and Manufacturing Stimulation Act of 2007

  1. Structured rule.
  2. Provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the Chairman and Ranking Minority Member of the Committee on Science and Technology.
  3. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill except for clauses 9 and 10 of Rule XXI.
  4. Provides that the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Science and Technology now printed in the bill shall be considered as an original bill for the purpose of amendment and shall be considered as read. 
  5. All points of order against the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute are waived except for clauses 9 and 10 of Rule XXI.
  6. No amendments shall be in order except those amendments printed in the Rules Committee report accompanying the resolution.
  7. Provides that the amendments made in order in the report 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.
  8. Waives all points of order against the amendments printed in the report except for clauses 9 and 10 of Rule XXI.
  9. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.
  10.  Provides that, notwithstanding the operation of the previous question, the Chair may postpone further consideration of the bill to a time designated by the Speaker.

 

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. 1868) to authorize appropriations for the National Institute of Standards and Technology for fiscal years 2008, 2009, and 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 chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Science and Technology.  After general debate the bill shall be considered for amendment under the five-minute rule.  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 Science and Technology now printed in the bill.  The committee amendment in the nature of a substitute shall be considered as read.  All points of order against the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute are waived except those arising under clause 9 or 10 of rule XXI.  Notwithstanding clause 11 of rule XVIII, no amendment to the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute 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 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.  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 committee amendment in the nature of a substitute.  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 in the House of H.R. 1868 pursuant to this resolution, notwithstanding the operation of the previous question, the Chair may postpone further consideration of the bill to such time as may be designated by the Speaker.

 

SUMMARY OF AMENDMENTS PROPOSED TO BE MADE IN ORDER

(summaries derived from information provided by sponsors) 

Wu (OR)/Gingrey (GA), #3, Manager's Amendment.  The amendment makes a number of clarifications to the Technology Innovation Program, including (1) that projects should address critical national needs and be high reward; (2) that TIP should coordinate with State innovation and technology development programs; and (3) a definition of high-risk, high-reward research. (10 minutes)

Wynn (MD), #2, The amendment adds firms and/or entities that are involved in the development and advancement of biotechnology to the definition of technology-related entities eligible for grants under the Technology Innovation Program. (10 minutes)

Manzullo (IL), #5, The amendment would authorize $2 million for NIST to contract with an outside entity for the design and development of software that would allow users to search various agency databases for a nominal fee via the NIST website to determine what and to whom federal manufacturing R & D dollars are being awarded and also provide basic information about where manufacturers can find assistance. (10 minutes)

Boyda (KS), #7, The amendment highlights that proposed technologies receiving grants under the Technology Innovation Program may include the replacement of petroleum-based materials. (10 minutes)

Boyda (KS), #8, The amendment encourages grants under the Technology Innovation Program to include local and regional universities that are working in collaboration with small- and medium-sized businesses. (10 minutes)

 

TEXT OF AMENDMENTS TO BE MADE IN ORDER

(summaries derived from information provided by sponsors) 

1.) Wu (OR)/Gingrey (GA), #3,

2.) Wynn (MD), #2

3.) Manzullo (IL), #5

4.) Boyda (KS), #7

5.) Boyda (KS), #8