H.Res. 886: H.R. 4890 – Legislative Line Item Veto Act of 2006

COMMITTEE ACTION:   REPORTED BY VOICE VOTE, on Wednesday June 21, 2006. 
FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 228-196 AFTER AGREEING TO THE PREVIOUS QUESTION BY THE YEAS AND NAYS 227-196 on Thursday June 22, 2006.

MANAGERS: PUTNAM/HASTINGS(FL)

109th Congress
2nd Session

H.RES. 886

[Report No. 109- 518]

 

H.R. 4890 – LEGISLATIVE LINE ITEM VETO ACT OF 2006

1. Closed rule.

2. Provides one hour 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 in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on the Budget now printed in the bill, modified by the amendment printed in the Rules Committee report accompanying the resolution, shall be considered as adopted.

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

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

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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. 4890) to amend the Congressional and Impoundment Control Act of 1974 to provide for the expedited consideration of certain proposed rescissions of budget authority. The bill shall be considered as read. The amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on the Budget now printed in the bill, modified by the amendment printed in the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying this resolution, shall be considered as adopted. All points of order against 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 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.  

SUMMARY OF AMENDMENTS TO BE MADE IN ORDER
(summaries derived from information provided by sponsors) 

1. Ryan, Paul (WI): 
Manager’s Amendment. Adds language clarifying that any trust fund or special fund amounts canceled shall be returned to the fund from which they were originally derived, not the General Fund. This ensures that user charges that are collected for a specific purpose are not diverted to the General Fund. The amendment also requires that the Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) itemize targeted tax benefits identified by the tax-writing chairmen on its revenue tables. This would provide a revenue score for each targeted tax benefit for each of 10 fiscal years, beginning with the budget year. Currently, JCT often combines multiple tax provisions that are closely related into one line item on its revenue tables, meaning that under current practices separate scores for targeted tax benefits might not be shown. The amendment thus increases transparency for targeted tax benefits.

 
 

TEXT OF THE AMENDMENTS

1. Ryan, Paul (WI)