H.R. 3070 - National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2005

COMMITTEE ACTION:  REPORTED BY VOICE VOTE on Wednesday, July 20, 2005.
FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY VOICE VOTE on Friday July 22, 2005
MANAGERS: GINGREY/MCGOVERN
109th Congress
1st Session

H. RES. 370
[Report No. 109-179]

H.R. 3070 - National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2005

 

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 Science.

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 Science now printed in the bill shall be considered as an original bill for the purpose of amendment.

5. Waives all points of order against the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute.

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 considered 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 a 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. 3070) to reauthorize the human space flight, aeronautics, and science programs of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 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 Science. After general debate the bill shall be considered for amendment under the five-minute rule. It shall be in order to consider as an original bill for the purpose of amendment under the five-minute rule the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Science now printed in the bill. The committee amendment in the nature of a substitute shall be considered as read. All points of order against the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute are waived. Notwithstanding clause 11 of rule XVIII, no amendment to the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute 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. Any Member may demand a separate vote in the House on any amendment adopted in the Committee of the Whole to the bill or to the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute. 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
(Summaries derived from information provided by the amendment sponsor.)

1. Boehlert #8
Manager's Amendment. The amendment makes a number of technical and clarifying changes to the bill H.R. 3070. The amendment also makes the following additional changes: increases the amount of funding authorized to be appropriated for NASA to support the President's budget request for exploration for fiscal years 2006 and 2007; expresses the Sense of Congress that NASA should return the Space Shuttle to flight as soon as the Administrator determines that it can be accomplished with an acceptable level of safety; allows the Administrator to complete the International Space Station in such a configuration as to support fewer than six persons, but only after transmitting a report to the Congress explaining why a six-person requirement should not be Met; requires NASA to report information to Congress regarding minority participation in NASA's education programs; authorizes NASA to provide grants to, and enter into cooperative agreements with museums and planetariums to allow them to enhance their programs related to space and science; and raises the threshold for major programs that require additional reporting to Congress to $150 million from $100 million (20 minutes).

2. Velazquez #2
Requires the NASA Administrator to submit a quarterly report on the NASA Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization including a description of the outreach activities of the Office and the impact of such activities on the participation of small businesses, including small businesses owned by women and minorities in NASA contracts. (10 minutes).

3. Jackson-Lee #6
Restores funding for Historically Black Colleges and universities under NASA education programs to the FY04 funding level of $69.2 million for FY06 and $71.2 million for FY07. Also restores funding for Hispanic Serving Institutions under NASA education programs in the amount of $46.4 million for FY06 and $47.4 million for FY07. (10 minutes)

4. Velazquez #3
Establishes a four-year pilot grant program allowing NASA to expand advanced research opportunities through minority-serving institutions. (10 minutes).

5. Costello #1
Amends Section 705 of the bill exempting off-shore performance of contracts for the procurement of goods and services that are inconsistent with obligations under international agreements on the International Space Station. (20 minutes)

6. Jackson-Lee #7
Requires the NASA Administrator to transmit to the House Committee on Science and the Senate Committee on Commerce, a plan describing steps NASA will take to protect employees who do raise or have raised concerns about a potentially catastrophic risk to health or safety. (10 minutes)

 

TEXT OF THE AMENDMENTS

1. Boehlert #8

2. Velazquez #2

3. Jackson-Lee #6

4. Velazquez #3

5. Costello #1

6. Jackson-Lee #7