H.R. 4613 - Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2005

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY VOICE VOTE on Monday, June 21, 2004.
FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 221-197, AFTER AGREEING ON THE PREVIOUS QUESTION BY A RECORD VOTE OF 220 - 196 on Thursday, June 22, 2004.
MANAGERS: MYRICK/FROST
108th Congress
2nd Session

H.R. 4613 - Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2005

1. Open rule.

2. Provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Appropriations.

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

4. Provides that the amendment printed in the Rules Committee report shall be considered as adopted in the House and in the Committee of the Whole.

5. Under the rules of the House the bill shall be read for amendment by paragraph.

6. The rule waives points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended, for failure to comply with clause 2 of rule XXI (prohibiting unauthorized appropriations or legislative provisions in an appropriations bill).

7. Authorizes the Chair to accord priority in recognition to Members who have pre-printed their amendments in the Congressional Record.

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

9. Section 2 of the resolution provides that upon the adoption of the resolution it shall be in order, any rule of the House to the contrary notwithstanding, to consider concurrent resolutions providing for adjournment of the House and Senate during the month of July.

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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. 4613) making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2005, 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 Appropriations. After general debate the bill shall be considered for amendment under the five-minute rule. The amendment printed in 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. Points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended, for failure to comply with clause 2 of rule XXI are waived. During consideration of the bill for further amendment, the Chairman of the Committee of the Whole may accord priority in recognition on the basis of whether the Member offering an amendment has caused it to be printed in the portion of the Congressional Record designated for that purpose in clause 8 of rule XVIII. Amendments so printed shall be considered as read. 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. Upon the adoption of this resolution it shall be in order, any rule of the House to the contrary notwithstanding, to consider concurrent resolutions providing for adjournment of the House and Senate during the month of July.


SUMMARY OF AMENDMENT TO BE CONSIDERED AS ADOPTED

(summaries derived from information provided by sponsors)

Amendment #4
Amends Section 3101 of title 31, U.S.C. by adding, “The United States Government shall take all steps necessary to guarantee the full faith and credit of the Government.”


TEXT OF THE AMENDMENT(.pdf)