HR 250 - Manufacturing Technology Comptetitiveness Act of 2005

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY VOICE VOTE on Tuesday, September 20, 2005.
FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY THE YEAS AND NAYS BY A VOTE OF 222-198 AFTER AGREEING TO THE PREVIOUS QUESTION on Wednesday, September 21, 2005.
MANAGERS: GINGREY/MCGOVERN
109th Congress
1st Session

 

H. RES. 451
[Report No. 109-227]

H.R. 250 - MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY COMPETITIVENESS ACT OF 2005

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.

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

4. Provides that the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Science now printed in the bill shall be considered as an original bill for the purpose of amendment and shall be considered as read.

5. Waives all points of order against the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute.

6. Makes in order only those amendments printed in the Rules Committee report accompanying the resolution.

7. Provides that the amendments printed 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 a 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.

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. 250) to establish an interagency committee to coordinate Federal manufacturing research and development efforts in manufacturing, strengthen existing programs to assist manufacturing innovation and education, and expand outreach programs for small and medium-sized manufacturers, 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 Science. 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 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. 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. 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.

 

SUMMARY OF AMENDMENTS TO BE MADE IN ORDER

 

(Summaries derived from information provided by the amendment sponsor.)


1. Boehlert #10:

Manager’s Amendment. Requires the Manufacturing Extension Partnership program to assist businesses affected by Hurricane Katrina, and requires the National Institute of Standards and Technology to study the effects of Katrina on buildings to determine whether to recommend any changes in building codes. (10 minutes)

2. Gordon #3:
Requires the Director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology
(NIST) to provide to the House Science Committee and the Senate Committee on
Commerce, Science, and Transportation a 3-year programmatic and operational plan for the MEP. Requires the plan to include comments of the MEP National Advisory Board and of the State partners. (10 minutes)

3. Jackson-Lee #8:
Makes funds under the section titled "Scientific and Technical Research and Services" available to the maximum extent practicable, to diverse institutions, including Historically Black Colleges and Universities and other minority serving institutions for Technical Workforce Education and Development. (10 minutes)

4. Larson #4:
Re-orients the current Technology Administration (TA), the Undersecretary of
Technology, and Office of Technology Policy (OTP) towards manufacturing and
competitiveness issues. Renames and refocuses TA by establishing a Manufacturing Administration, an Undersecretary of Manufacturing, and an Office of Industry Analysis. Requires the Manufacturing Administration to conduct broad-based manufacturing and technology policy analysis; and to coordinate with States, local governments, and universities on manufacturing and technology activities. NIST and the National Technical Information Service would remain a part of the Manufacturing Administration. (10 minutes)

5. Udall (CO) #2:
Increases the authorization levels of NSF's Advanced Technological Education Program to $70 million for FY06, $73.5 million for FY07, and $77 million for FY08.
(10 minutes)

 

 

TEXT OF THE AMENDMENTS(.pdf)

 

1. Boehlert #10

2. Gordon #3

3. Jackson-Lee #8

4. Larson #4

5. Udall (CO) #2