H.R. 4850 - District of Columbia Appropriations Act, 2005

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY VOICE VOTE on Monday, July 19, 2004.
FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY VOICE VOTE on Tuesday, July 20, 2004
MANAGERS: LINDER/HASTINGS (FL)
108th Congress
2nd Session

H.R. 4850 - District of Columbia 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. Under the rules of the House the bill shall be read for amendment by paragraph.

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

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

7. 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. 4850) making appropriations for the government of the District of Columbia and other activities chargeable in whole or in part against the revenues of said District 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. Points of order against provisions in the bill for failure to comply with clause 2 of rule XXI are waived except: sections 116, 126, 130, and 131. During consideration of the bill for 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 to the House with such 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.