H.Res. 599: H.R. 3161 – Further Consideration of Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and related agencies appropriations bill, 2008. (SECOND RULE)

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY  A RECORD VOTE OF 8 - 4 on Wednesday, August 1, 2007.
FLOOR ACTION:

MANAGERS:MCGOVERN/HASTINGS (WA)

110th Congress 
1st Session

H.RES. 599

[Report No. 110-290]

 

Providing for further consideration of  H.R. 3161– Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and related agencies appropriations bill, 2008.

  1. Structured rule.
  2. Provides for further consideration of the bill and provides that the bill shall be considered as read.
  3. Provides that no further debate on any pending amendment shall be in order.
  4. Provides for a further period of general debate not to exceed 30 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Appropriations.
  5. Provides that the amendments printed in part A of the Rules Committee report shall be considered as adopted. In the House and in the Committee of the Whole.
  6. Provides that no further amendment shall be in order except those printed in part B of the Rules Committee report.
  7. Provides that each amendment printed in part B of 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 a division of the question in the House or in the Committee of the Whole.
  8. Waives all points of order against such amendments except for clauses 9 and 10 of Rule XXI.
  9. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.
  10. Provides that after the motion that the Committee rise has been rejected on a legislative day, the chair may entertain another such motion on that day only if offered by the Chairman of the Committee on Appropriations or the Majority Leader.

 

Provides that after a motion to strike out the enacting words of the bill has been rejected, the Chair may not entertain another such motion during further consideration of the bill.

 

RESOLUTION

           Resolved, That during further consideration of the bill (H.R. 3161) making appropriations for Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies programs for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2008, and for other purposes, the bill shall be considered as read.  No further debate on any pending amendment shall be in order.  A further period of general debate shall be confined to the bill and shall not exceed 30 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Appropriations.  The amendments printed in part A of the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying this resolution shall be considered as adopted in the House and in the Committee of the Whole.  Notwithstanding clause 11 of rule XVIII, no further amendment shall be in order except those printed in part B of 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 except those arising under clause 9 or 10 of rule XXI. At the conclusion of consideration of the bill for amendment the Committee shall rise and report the bill, as amended, to the House with such further 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.

          Sec. 2.  After a motion that the Committee rise has been rejected on a legislative day, the Chair may entertain another such motion on that day only if offered by the chairman of the Committee on Appropriations or the Majority Leader or a designee. After a motion to strike out the enacting words of the bill (as described in clause 9 of rule XVIII) has been rejected, the Chair may not entertain another such motion during further consideration of the bill.

         

Part A

Summary of amendments proposed to be considered as adopted 

 Amends bill language on drug re-importation (section 726) to clarify definition of “prescription drug”.

Strikes and replaces provisions in the bill (section 738) restricting use of funds for activities related to slaughter of horses, to retain prohibition on activities that allow slaughter of horses for human consumption but eliminate other prohibitions that could affect international transportation of horses, animal health activities, etc.

Amends bill language prohibiting use of funds to authorize “qualified health claims” on conventional foods (section 746) to clarify that the prohibition applies specifically to the Food and Drug Administration.

Adds limitation to effectively eliminate three West Virginia earmarks from the committee report accompanying the bill.

Adds language prohibiting use of funds to terminate or consolidate certain Food and Drug Administration field laboratories or District Offices or District Office inspection or compliance functions.

 Adds language prohibiting use of funds to purchase light bulbs that do not have “ENERGY STAR” or Federal Energy Management Program” designations.

 Text of Part A

Part B

Summary and Text of amendments to be made in order

 Sessions.  Strikes language from the bill prohibiting use of funds by the USDA Chief Financial Officer for “competitive sourcing” activities until the Secretary of Agriculture submits a report on the Department’s contracting out policies and budget. (10 minutes)

Price (GA).  Reduces funds provided in the bill for the Agricultural Research Service by $54,823,000. (10 minutes)

Hensarling. Reduces funds provided in the bill for rural community facilities programs by $6,287,000. (10 minutes)

Hensarling.  Reduces funds provided in the bill for grants to finance broadband transmission in rural areas by $8,910,000. (10 minutes)

Kingston .  Strikes provision from the bill (section 726) relating to importation of prescription drugs. (10 minutes)

Kingston .  Adds language prohibiting use of funds to apply labor standards under the Davis-Bacon Act to contracts for construction of renewable energy systems. (10 minutes)

Jordan. Reduces all discretionary appropriations in the bill by 5.5 percent. (10 minutes)

 Flake.  Prohibits use of funds for an earmark contained in the committee report for the Catfish Pathogen Genomic Project inAuburn , AL. 10 (10 minutes)

Flake.  Prohibits use of funds for an earmark contained in the committee report for grape genetics research in Geneva, NY . (10 minutes)

Flake.  Prohibits use of funds for an earmark contained in the committee report for the Alternative Uses of Tobacco (MD) grant. (10 minutes)

Flake.  Prohibits use of funds for an earmark contained in the committee report for the Ruminant Nutrition Consortium (MT, ND, SD, WY) grant. (10 minutes)

Flake.  Prohibits use of funds for an earmark contained in the committee report for the Wood Utilization (OR, MS, NC, MN, ME, MI, ID, TN, AK, WV) grant. (10 minutes)