H.R. 2828 - Water Supply, Reliability, and Environmental Improvement Act

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY VOICE VOTE on Thursday, July 8, 2004.
FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY RECORD VOTE OF 237-158, AFTER AGREEING ON THE PREVIOUS QUESTION BY RECORD VOTE OF 216-180 on Thursday, April 22, 2004.
MANAGERS: HASTINGS (WA)/MCGOVERN
108th Congress
2nd Session

H.R. 2828 - Water Supply, Reliability, and Environmental Improvement Act

1. Modified Closed rule.

2. Provides one hour of debate in the House equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Resources.

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 Resources now printed in the bill shall be considered as adopted.

5. Waives all points of order against the bill, as amended.

6. Provides for consideration of the amendment in the nature of a substitute printed in the Rules Committee report accompanying the resolution, if offered by Representative Calvert of California or his designee, which shall be considered as read, and shall be separately debatable for 20 minutes equally divided and controlled by the proponent and opponent.

7. Waives all points of order against the amendment in the nature of a substitute printed in the report.

8. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

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RESOLUTION

Resolved, That upon the adoption of this resolution it shall be in order without intervention of any point of order to consider in the House the bill (H.R 2828) to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to implement water supply technology and infrastructure programs aimed at increasing and diversifying domestic water resources. The bill shall be considered as read for amendment. The amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Resources now printed in the bill shall be considered as adopted. All points of order against the bill, as amended, are waived. The previous question shall be considered as ordered on the bill, as amended, and on any further amendment thereto to final passage without intervening motion except: (1) one hour of debate on the bill, as amended, equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Resources; (2) the further amendment in the nature of a substitute printed in the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying this resolution, if offered by Representative Calvert of California or his designee, which shall be in order without intervention of any point of order, shall be considered as read, and shall be separately debatable for 20 minutes equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent; and (3) one motion to recommit with or without instructions.


SUMMARY OF AMENDMENT MADE IN ORDER

(summaries derived from information provided by sponsors)

1. Calvert/Pombo #6 Manager's Amendment. Modifies how ecosystem restoration plans are implemented. Requires more Congressional oversight of Calfed projects prior to federal expenditure. Makes several technical changes requested by the Administration. Addresses several concerns voiced by the Minority regarding the Environmental Water Account and Program Governance. (20 minutes)

TEXT OF THE AMENDMENT(.pdf)