H.Res. 781: H.R. 3920 – Trade and Globalization Assistance Act of 2007

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY A VOICE VOTE on Tuesday October 30, 2007.
FLOOR ACTION:

MANAGERS:WELCH/DREIER

110th Congress 
1st Session

H.RES. 781

[Report No. 110-417]

 

H.R. 3920 – Trade and Globalization Assistance Act of 2007

  1. Structured rule.
  2. Provides one hour of debate, with 40 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Ways and Means and 20 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Education and Labor.
  3. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill except those arising under clause 9 or 10 of rule XXI.
  4. Provides that the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Ways and Means now printed in the bill, modified by the amendment printed in part A of the Rules Committee report accompanying the resolution, shall be considered as adopted and the bill, as amended, shall be considered as read.
  5. Waives all points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended.  This waiver does not affect the point of order available under clause 9 of rule XXI (regarding earmark disclosure).
  6. Makes in order the amendment in the nature of a substitute printed in part B of the Rules Committee report if offered by Representative McCrery of Louisiana or his designee.
  7. Provides that the substitute amendment shall be considered as read and shall be separately debatable for one hour equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent.
  8. Waives all points of order against the substitute amendment except those arising under clause 9 or 10 of rule XXI.
  9. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.
  10. Provides that, notwithstanding the operation of the previous question, the Chair may postpone further consideration of the bill to a time designated by the Speaker.

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 RESOLUTION

             Resolved, That upon the adoption of this resolution it shall be in order to consider in the House the bill (H.R. 3920) to amend the Trade Act of 1974 to reauthorize trade adjustment assistance, to extend trade adjustment assistance to service workers and firms, and for other purposes.  All points of order against consideration of the bill are waived except those arising under clause 9 or 10 of rule XXI.  The amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Ways and Means now printed in the bill, modified by the amendment printed in part A of the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying this resolution, shall be considered as adopted.  The bill, as amended, shall be considered as read.  All points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended, are waived.  The previous question shall be considered as ordered on the bill, as amended, to final passage without intervening motion except: (1) one hour of debate, with 40 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Ways and Means and 20 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Education and Labor; (2) the amendment in the nature of a substitute printed in part B of the report of the Committee on Rules, if offered by Representative McCrery of Louisiana or his designee, which shall be in order without intervention of any point of order except those arising under clause 9 or 10 of rule XXI, shall be considered as read, and shall be separately debatable for one hour equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent; and (3) one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

            Sec. 2.  During consideration of H.R. 3920 pursuant to this resolution, notwithstanding the operation of the previous question, the Chair may postpone further consideration of the bill to such time as may be designated by the Speaker.

Summary of Amendment in Part A to be Considered as Adopted

 The amendment to H.R. 3920, the Trade and Globalization Assistance Act of 2007, as reported, includes provisions strengthening the TAA for Farmers program and makes clarifying changes to the TAA for Workers program.  The amendment also reforms the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act and extends COBRA continuation coverage for TAA-eligible and Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation recipients.

TEXT OF PART A



Summary of Amendment in Part B to be Made in Order

1. McCrery (LA):

 

(REVISED) Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute. Reauthorizes the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) programs for workers, firms and farmers for 5 years.  Restructures the TAA to increase training options while retaining the current two years of income support for TAA for workers program participants who remain unemployed and train full-time.  Increases the federal share of monthly TAA participant premiums for the Health Coverage Tax Credit (HCTC) from 65% today to 70% and continues HCTC.  Allows States to apply for waivers of unemployment compensation program rules.  Expands the new markets tax credit to benefit firms and workers in local communities impacted by trade, globalization, and other causes of job loss.  Extends Workforce Investment Act (WIA) employment and training programs, creates a consolidated funding stream, and increases State and local flexibility.  Provides for collection of Unemployment Insurance overpayments. 

 (60 minutes)

 

 

 

TEXT OF PART B