H.R. 4241 - Deficit Reduction Act of 2005-2nd Rule

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY VOICE VOTE on Thursday, November 17, 2005. (Legislative Day of Wednesday, November 16, 2005).
FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY VOICE VOTE on Thursday, November 17, 2005.

MANAGERS: PUTNAM/SLAUGHTER
109th Congress 
1st Session

H. RES. 560

[Report No. 109-303]

H.R. 4241 - Deficit Reduction Act of 2005

1.Closed rule.

2. Provides two hours of debate in the House equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on the Budget.

3. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.

4. Provides that the amendment printed in the Rules Committee report accompanying the resolution shall be considered as adopted.

5. Waives all points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended.

6. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

7. 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.

8. Provides that after passage of H.R. 4241, it shall be in order to take from the Speaker’s table S. 1932 and to consider the Senate bill in the House.

9. Waives all points of order against S. 1932 and against its consideration.

10. Provides for a motion to strike all after the enacting clause of S. 1932 and to insert in lieu thereof the provisions of H.R. 4241 as passed by the House.

11. Waives all points of order against the motion to strike and insert.

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RESOLUTION

Resolved, That upon the adoption of this resolution it shall be in order without intervention of any point of order to consider in the House the bill (H.R. 4241) to provide for reconciliation pursuant to section 201(a) of the concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2006. The bill shall be considered as read. The amendment printed in the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying this resolution shall be considered as adopted. 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) two hours of debate equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on the Budget; and (2) one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

Sec. 2. During consideration of H.R. 4241 pursuant to this resolution, notwithstanding the operation of the previous question, the Chair may postpone further consideration of the bill to a time designated by the Speaker.

Sec. 3. After passage of H.R. 4241, it shall be in order to take from the Speaker's table S. 1932 and to consider the Senate bill in the House. All points of order against the Senate bill and against its consideration are waived. It shall be in order to move to strike all after the enacting clause of the Senate bill and to insert in lieu thereof the provisions of H.R. 4241 as passed by the House. All points of order against that motion are waived.

SUMMARY OF AMENDMENT TO BE CONSIDERED AS ADOPTED
(Summary provided by the amendment sponsor.)

Nussle #13: Agriculture Title: Grants an exception from the 7-year residency requirement for food stamp eligibility B as written in the base bill B for persons with lawful permanent residence in the United States for at least 5 years upon enactment who are over 60, or who have pending applications for U.S. citizenship. Preserves categorical eligibility for school lunch programs for persons who receive non-cash TANF services. Energy and Commerce Title: Raises the home equity limit for determining Medicaid eligibility to $750,000 (from $500,000 in the reported bill). Maintains the current $3 co-payment rather than increasing it to $5 as prescribed in the bill. Allows the Secretary to delay the change in pharmacy reimbursement rates under Medicaid if a Government Accountability Office report finds the average prices paid by pharmacies are above the new reimbursable amounts. Expands the uses of Medicaid Transformation Grants provided by the Secretary to encourage the use of generic drugs and reduce Medicaid drug spending. Resources Title: Drops the provision allowing oil and natural gas leasing in a portion of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Drops provisions allowing oil and natural gas leasing in the Outer Continental Shelf [OCS], including payments to State and local governments from OCS receipts.

TEXT OF THE AMENDMENT

Nussle #13


Summary of Amendment Offered by Rep. Putnam to H. Res. 560:

Food Stamps : This amendment replaces existing language in the bill (section 1601(a)) to ensure that recipients of substantial non-cash TANF benefits that are provided for the purpose of shelter, utilities, child care, health care, transportation or job training will continue to be categorically eligible for food stamps.

Medicaid Transformation Grants : This amendment provides that the formula used to distribute the Medicaid Transformation Grants to states shall provide that not less than 25% of those funds be allocated to states whose population as of July 1, 2004 was more than 105% of their population as of April 1, 2000.

TEXT OF THE AMENDMENT

Text of Amendment