H.R. 1905 - Legislative Branch Appropriations for FY 2000

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY VOICE VOTE on Tuesday, May 25, 1999.
FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 216 - 194 AFTER AGREEING TO THE PREVIOUS QUESTION BY THE YEAS AND NAYS 213 - 198 on Thursday, June 10, 1999.
MANAGERS: PRYCE/FROST
106th Congress 
1st Session
H.RES. 190
[Report No. 106-165]

H.R. 1905 - LEGISLATIVE BRANCH APPROPRIATIONS ACT FOR FY 2000

1. Structured rule.

2. Waives points of order against consideration of the bill for failure to comply with section 306 (prohibiting consideration of legislation within the Budget Committee's jurisdiction, unless reported by the Budget Committee) or section 401 (prohibiting consideration of budget related legislation, as reported, that is not subject to appropriations) of the Congressional Budget Act.

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

4. Waives points of order against provisions of the bill for failure to comply with clause 2 of rule XXI (prohibiting unauthorized or legislative provision in a general appropriations bill) except as specified in the rule.

5. Makes in order only the amendment printed in the Rules Committee report accompanying the resolution, and pro forma amendments offered by the chairman or ranking minority member of the Committee on Appropriations or their designees for the purpose of debate.

6. Waives all points of order against the amendment printed in the report for failure to comply with clause 2 of Rule XXI (prohibiting unauthorized or legislative provisions in a general appropriations bill).

7. Provides that the amendment made in order may be offered only by the Member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, and shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, and shall not be subject to amendment.

8. 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.

9. 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. 1905) making appropriations for the Legislative Branch for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2000, and for other purposes. The first reading of the bill shall be dispensed with. Points of order against consideration of the bill for failure to comply with section 306 or 401 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 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 Appropriations. After general debate the bill shall be considered for amendment under the five-minute rule. Points of order against provisions in the bill for failure to comply with clause 2 of rule XXI are waived except as follows: page 18, line 19, through page 19, line 15. No amendment shall be in order except the amendment printed in the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying this resolution and except pro forma amendments offered by the chairman or ranking minority member of the Committee on Appropriations or their designees for the purpose of debate. The amendment 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, and shall not be subject to amendment. Points of order against the amendment printed in the report for failure to comply with clause 2 of rule XXI 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.


AMENDMENTS MADE IN ORDER

Camp/Roemer/Upton Amendment

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