H.R. 2466 - Department of the Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2000

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY VOICE VOTE on Monday, July 12, 1999.
FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY VOICE VOTE on Tuesday, July 13, 1999.
MANAGERS: HASTINGS/SLAUGHTER
106th Congress 
1st Session
H.RES. 243
[Report No. 106-228]

H.R. 2466 - Department of the Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2000

1. Open rule.

2. Waives section 306 (prohibiting consideration of legislation within the Budget Committee's jurisdiction, unless reported by the Budget Committee) and section 401 of the Congressional Budget Act (prohibiting consideration of legislation containing new contract, borrowing, or entitlement authority not subject to appropriation) 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 Appropriations.

4. Waives clause 2 of rule XXI (prohibiting unauthorized or legislative provisions in an appropriations bill) against provisions in the bill, except as otherwise specified in the rule.

5. Makes in order the amendment printed in the Rules Committee report, which may be offered only by a Member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, 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.

6. Waives all points of against the amendment printed the Rules Committee report.

7. Waives clause 2(e) of rule XXI (prohibiting non-emergency designated amendments to be offered to an appropriations bill containing an emergency designation) against amendments offered during consideration of the bill.

8. Authorizes the Chair to accord priority in recognition to Members who have pre-printed their amendments in the Congressional Record.

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

10. 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. 2466) making appropriations for the Department of the Interior and related agencies 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: beginning with "Provided" on page 37, line 23, through the closing quotation mark on page 38, line 13; beginning with "Provided" on page 59, line 13, through line 22; beginning with "and such new" on page 76, line 16, through line 22; and page 80, line 11, through "funding agreements" on line 23. Where points of order are waived against part of a paragraph, points of order against a provision in another part of such paragraph may be made only against such provision and not against the entire paragraph. The amendment printed in the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying this resolution may be offered only by a Member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, 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 that amendment 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. During consideration of the bill, points of order against amendments for failure to comply with clause 2(e) 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.


Summary of Young (FL) Amendment Made in Order

Decreases land acquisition in the Bureau of Land Management by $5,000,000; increases the deferral of clean coal funding in the Department of Energy by $66,000,000; and provides for a 0.48 percent across-the-board reduction to domestic discretionary programs in the bill to achieve a total reduction to the bill of $138,000,000, which is $80,000,000 below the freeze level identified by the Congressional Budget Office for domestic discretionary programs in this bill.

The land acquisition reduction will eliminate acquisition for the Upper Missouri National Wild and Scenic River in Montana.

The clean coal funding deferral is equal to that proposed by the Administration.

Every account in the bill and the funding for each individual project will be reduced by 0.48%

Text of Young (FL) Amendment Made in Order

On page 6, line 13, strike "$20,000,000" and insert in lieu thereof "$15,000,000"

On page 68, line 20, strike "$190,000,000" and insert in lieu thereof "$256,000,000"

and at the end of the bill insert the following:

"Sec.____ Each amount of budget authority for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2000, provided in this Act for payments not required by law, is hereby reduced by 0.48 percent: Provided, That such reductions shall be applied ratably to each account, program, activity, and project provided for in this Act."