H.R. 3598 - Manufacturing Technology Competitiveness Act of 2004

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY VOICE VOTE on Wednesday, July 7, 2004.
FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 217 - 196 on Thursday, July 8, 2004.
MANAGERS: DIAZ-BALART/SLAUGHTER
108th Congress
2nd Session

H.R. 3598 - Manufacturing Technology Competitiveness Act of 2004

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 and shall be considered as read.

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 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 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. 3598) to establish an interagency committee to coordinate Federal manufacturing research and development efforts in manufacturing, strengthen existing programs to assist manufacturing innovation and education, and expand outreach programs for small and medium-sized manufacturers, 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. 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

1. Jackson Lee #5
Prevents the use of appropriated funds for general re-competition of Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) centers. (10 minutes)

2. Larson #9
Re-orients the current Technology Administration (TA), the Undersecretary of Technology, and Office of Technology Policy (OTP) towards manufacturing and competitiveness issues. Renames and refocuses TA by establishing a Manufacturing Administration, and Undersecretary of Manufacturing, and an Office of Industry Analysis. Requires the Manufacturing Administration to conduct broad-based manufacturing and technology policy analysis; coordinate with States, local governments, universities, on manufacturing and technology activities. NIST and the National Technical Information Service would remain a part of the Manufacturing Administration. (10 minutes)

3. Peterson, John (PA) #11
Clarifies requirements to ensure that MEP centers submit audited, annual budgets and provide financial disclosure documents consistent with OMB requirements. Further, these documents must be made available to the public upon request. (10 minutes)

4. Gordon #2
Authorizes $117 million for the Manufacturing Extension Partnership and 10% yearly increases for FY06-08 and allows the federal cost-share for MEP Centers in the FY05-08 to increase up to one-half on a case-by-case basis as determined by the Administration. (20 minutes)

TEXT OF THE AMENDMENTS(.pdf)

1. Jackson-Lee #5

2. Larson #9

3. Peterson, John (PA) #11