H.R. 2859 - Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Act, 2003

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY VOICE VOTE on Friday, July 25, 2003 (Legislative day of Thursday, July 24, 2003).
FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY VOICE VOTE, AFTER AGREEING ON THE PREVIOUS QUESTION BY A RECORD VOTE OF 219-200 on Friday, July 25, 2003.
MANAGERS: HASTINGS (WA)/MCGOVERN
108th Congress
1st Session

H.R. 2859 - Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Act, 2003

1. Modified closed rule.

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

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

4. Provides for consideration of the amendment printed in the Congressional Record, if offered by Representative Toomey or his designee, which shall be considered as read and shall be separately debatable for twenty minutes equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent.

5. Waives all points of order against that amendment.

6. 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. 2859) making emergency supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2003. The bill shall be considered as read for amendment. The previous question shall be considered as ordered on the bill and on any amendment thereto to final passage without intervening motion except: (1) one hour of debate on the bill equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Appropriations; (2) an amendment printed in the Congressional Record pursuant to clause 8 of rule XVIII, if offered by Representative Toomey of Pennsylvania or his designee, which shall be in order without intervention of any point of order or demand for division of the question, 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

1. Toomey
Directs the President to make a pro-rata reduction in unobligated Fiscal Year 2003 discretionary funds to achieve savings of $983.6 million, thus fully offsetting the Supplemental. Defense programs, programs within the Department of Homeland Security, and programs within the Department of Veterans Affairs are specifically excluded from reduction. Finally, in the event that the President determines that the reduction in Fiscal Year 2003 for any particular program is excessive, he is authorized to make the reduction out of Fiscal Year 2004 funds for that account.