H.R. 2985 - Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, FY 2006

COMMITTEE ACTION:  REPORTED BY VOICE VOTE on Tuesday, June 21, 2005.
FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 219-195 AFTER AGREEING TO THE PREVIOUS QUESTION BY THE YEAS AND NAYS BY A RECORD VOTE OF 219-196 on Wednesday June 22, 2005.
MANAGERS: DIAZ-BALART/MATSUI
109th Congress
1st Session

H. RES. 334
[Report No. 109-144]

H.R. 2985 - Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, FY 2006

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.

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 (prohibiting unauthorized appropriations or legislative provisions in an appropriations bill).

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 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. 2985) making appropriations for the Legislative Branch for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2006, 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 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. 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.

SUMMARY OF AMENDMENTS MADE IN ORDER UNDER THE RULE

(Summary of amendment derived from information provided by the sponsor)

Baird #5
Strikes Title III, relating to Continuity in Representation. (10 minutes)

Davis (VA), Jo Ann #4
Strikes the language in the bill prohibiting the Capitol Police from operating a mounted horse unit, and requiring the transfer of the current horses and equipment to the U.S. Park Police. (10 minutes)

Flake/Blumenauer #10
Decreases GPO Congressional Printing and Binding budget by $5.4 million. Reduces the "Congressional Record program" by $5.4 million. Intended to address the excess number of copies of the Congressional Record that are printed (i.e. reducing the number of copies printed daily from 6000 to 1000). (10 minutes)

McCaul #9
Decreases the GPO Congressional Printing and Binding funds by $2 million and increases Capitol Police general expenses funds (for security equipment, weapons, etc.) by $2 million. Intended to addresses the excess and unsolicited copies of bills, resolutions, and amendments that GPO prints and distributes to each sponsor and original co-sponsor. (10 minutes)

Hefley #1
Reduces the Legislative Branch Appropriations Bill by 1%. (10 minutes)

 

Text of the Amendments

1.) Baird #5

2.) Davis (VA), Jo Ann #4

3.) Flake/Blumenauer #10

4.) McCaul #9

5.) Hefley #1