H.R. 4775 - 2002 Supplemental Appropriations Act for Further Recovery from and Response to Terrorists Attacks on the United States

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 8 to 2, on Tuesday, May 21, 2002. (H. Rept. 107-484 filed on the Legislative Day of Tuesday, May 21, 2002, Calendar Day of Wednesday, May 22, 2002)
FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY RECORD VOTE OF 216-209, with 3 voting present, on Wednesday, May 22, 2002.
MANAGERS: SESSIONS/FROST
107th Congress
2nd Session

H.R. 4775 - 2002 Supplemental Appropriations Act for Further Recovery from and
Response to Terrorists Attacks on the United States

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 amendments printed in the Rules Committee report shall be considered as adopted in the House and in the Committee of the Whole.

5. Waives points of order against provisions in the bill, except as specified in the rule.

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

7. Waives points of order during consideration of the bill against amendments for failure to comply with clause 2(e) of rule XXI (prohibiting non-emergency designated amendments to be offered to an appropriations bill containing an emergency designation).

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

9. Provides that House Concurrent Resolution 353, as adopted by the House, shall have force and effect as though adopted by Congress.

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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. 4775) making supplemental appropriations for further recovery from and response to terrorist attacks on the United States for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2002, 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 amendments 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. All points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended, are waived except as follows: page 4, lines 18 through 23; page 57, line 6, through page 58, line 22; page 92, lines 3 through 5. 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. During consideration of the bill, points of order against amendments for failure to comply with clause 2(e) of rule XXI are waived. 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. (a) Pending the adoption of a concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2003, the provisions of House Concurrent Resolution 353, as adopted by the House, shall have force and effect in the House as though Congress has adopted such concurrent resolution.

(b) The chairman of the Committee on the Budget shall submit for printing in the Congressional Record--

(c) The allocation referred to in section 231(d) of House Concurrent Resolution 353 shall be considered to be the corresponding allocation among those submitted by the chairman of the Committee on the Budget under subsection (b)(1).


SUMMARY OF THE AMENDMENTS TO BE CONSIDERED AS ADOPTED

Sec. 1403 - Provides statutory assurance that the United States Government will take all steps necessary to guarantee the full faith and credit of the Government.

Sec. 1404 - Provides for Medicare reimbursement adjustments.

Sec. 1405 - Clarifies fabric origin requirements for regional trade preference agreements.

Sec. 1406 - Ensures that the conference can permit the Postal Service to continue to use the bypass mail system in Alaska on mainline routes and in the Alaskan bush country. Bypass mail should be an incentive to improve the level of passenger service and enhance safety in Alaska.


TEXT OF THE AMENDMENTS TO BE CONSIDERED AS ADOPTED (.pdf)