H.R. 2670 – Commerce, Justice, State and the Judiciary Appropriations Act, 2000

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY VOICE VOTE on Tuesday, August 3, 1999.
FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 106 - 284 on Wednesday, August 4, 1999.
MANAGERS: LINDER/HALL
106th Congress 
1st Session
H.RES. 273
[Report No. 106-284]

H.R. 2670 – Commerce, Justice, State and the Judiciary Appropriations Act, 2000

1. Open rule.

2. Waives clause 4 of rule XIII (requiring a 3 day layover of the committee report and the three-day availability of printed hearings on a general appropriations bill) and section 306 (prohibiting consideration of legislation within the Budget Committee's jurisdiction, unless reported by the Budget Committee) of the Congressional Budget Act 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 of transfers of funds in an appropriations bill) against provisions in the bill.

5. Makes in order the amendments printed in the Rules Committee report which may be offered only by a Member designated in the report and only at the appropriate point in the reading of the bill, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled between the proponent and an opponent, and shall not be subject to amendment.

6. Waives all points of order against the amendments printed in the Rules Committee report.

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

8. Permits 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. Waives all points of order against all amendments to the bill for failure to comply with clause 2(e) of rule XXI (prohibiting non-emergency designated amendments to be offered to an appropriations bill containing an emergency designation).

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. 2670) making appropriations for the Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State, the Judiciary, 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 clause 4 of rule XIII and section 306 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. The amendments printed in the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying this resolution may be offered only by a Member designated in the report and only at the appropriate point in the reading of the bill, 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. All points of order against the amendments printed in the report 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.


AMENDMENTS MADE IN ORDER

Summary of Amendments Made in Order

Text of Amendments Made in Order (In .PDF Format)

Bass/Kucinich Amendment | Tiahrt/Souder Amendment | Deal Amendment