H.R. 2989 - Departments of Transportation and Treasury, and Independent Agencies Appropriations Bill, 2004

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY VOICE VOTE on Wednesday, September 3, 2003.
FLOOR ACTION:ADOPTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 235-178, AFTER AGREEING ON THE PREVIOUS QUESTION BY A RECORD VOTE OF 240-173 on Thursday, September 4, 2003.
MANAGERS:REYNOLDS/MCGOVERN
108th Congress
1st Session

H.R. 2989 - Departments of Transportation and Treasury, and Independent Agencies Appropriations Bill, 2004

1. Open 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. Under the rules of the House the bill shall be read for amendment by paragraph.

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), except as specified in the resolution.

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

7. 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. 2989) making appropriations for the Departments of Transportation and Treasury, and independent agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2004, 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. All points of order against provisions in the bill are waived except as follows: page 9, line 10, through line 15; page 12, line 1, through page 13, line 2; page 14, line 16, through page 15, line 2; page 17, line 6, through line 11; page 18, line 3, through page 24, line 12; "limited or" on page 26, line 9; page 27, line 14, through page 28, line 7; beginning with "Provided" on page 28, line 19, through page 29, line 3; "Notwithstanding any other provision of law" on page 31, line 5; page 31, line 14, through line 21; page 31, line 24, through page 32, line 17; "Notwithstanding any other provision of law" on page 34, line 24; beginning with "provided further" on page 36, line 17, through page 37, line 5; beginning with "provided further" on page 45, line 16, through line 23; "Notwithstanding any other provision of law" on page 46, line 25; page 50, line 19, through "project" on page 51, line 4; beginning with "Notwithstanding" on page 51, line 12, through "amended" on line 13; page 53, line 3, through page 54, line 12; "Notwithstanding any other provision of law" on page 54, lines 13 and 14; page 72, line 22, through page 76; page 122, line 4, through line 9; "Notwithstanding any other provision of law" on page 126, lines 15 and 16; beginning with "and the prohibition" on page 126, line 20, through "2512(a)(1))" on line 23. Where points of order are waived against part of a paragraph or section, points of order against a provision in another part of such paragraph or section may be made only against such provision and not against the entire paragraph or section. 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. 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.