H.Res. 502: H.R. 2771 – Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2008

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY VOICE VOTE on Wednesday June 20, 2007.
FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF222-179 AFTER AGREEING TO THE PREVIOUS QUESTION BY THE YEAS AND NAYS 217-179 on Friday June 22, 2007.

MANAGERS:CARDOZA/SESSIONS

110th Congress 
1st Session

H.RES. 502

[Report No. 110-201]

 

H.R. 2771 – Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2008

  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 Appropriations.
  3. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill except those arising under clauses 9 or 10 of Rule XXI.
  4. Provides that the bill shall be considered as read.
  5. Waives points of order against provisions in the bill for failure to comply with clause 2 of rule XXI.
  6. Makes in order only those amendments printed in the Rules Committee report accompanying the resolution.
  7. Provides that the amendments made in order 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 those arising under clauses 9 or 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. 2771) making appropriations for the Legislative Branch for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2008, 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 Appropriations.  After general debate the bill shall be considered for amendment under the five-minute rule.  The bill shall be considered as read.  All points of order against provisions in the bill for failure to comply with clause 2 of rule XXI are waived. Notwithstanding clause 11 of rule XVIII, no amendment to the bill 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. 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. 2771 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 MADE IN ORDER

(summaries derived from information provided by sponsors)  

1. Harman (CA)/Upton (MI)/Inglis (SC)/Lipinski (IL):

#23

The amendment provides that none of the funds in the bill may be used to purchase light bulbs unless the light bulbs have the "ENERGY STAR" or "Federal Energy Management Program" designation.

 (10 minutes)

2. Flake (AZ):

#11

The amendment reduces funding for the Government Printing Office--Congressional Printing and Binding by $3,200,000. 

 (10 minutes)

3. Jordan (OH):

#10

The amendment reduces appropriations in the bill by 4% across the board.

 (10 minutes)

 

TEXT OF AMENDMENTS

1. Harman (CA)/Upton (MI)/Inglis (SC)/Lipinski (IL):

2. Flake (AZ):

3. Jordan (OH):