H.R. 5120 - Department of the Treasury and General Government Appropriations Act, 2003

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 9 to 1 on Wednesday, July 17, 2002.
FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 224-188 AFTER AGREEING TO THE PREVIOUS QUESTION BY RECORD VOTE OF 258-156 on Thursday, July 18, 2002.
MANAGERS: LINDER/MCGOVERN
107th Congress
2nd Session

H.R. 5120 - Treasury and General Government Appropriations Act, 2003

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 bill shall be considered for amendment by paragraph.

5. 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. Provides that the amendment printed in the Rules Committee report accompanying the resolution may be offered only at the appropriate point in the reading of the bill, shall be considered as read, and shall not be subject to amendment.

7. Provides that the Chairman of the Committee of the Whole shall accord priority in recognition to Representative Goss of Florida or his designee to offer the amendment printed in the report.

8. Waives all points of order against the amendment printed in the report.

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

10. 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. 5120) making appropriations for the Treasury Department, the United States Postal Service, the Executive Office of the President, and certain Independent Agencies, for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2003, 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 as follows: beginning with ``Provided'' on page 12, line 19, through ``2003'' on line 23; beginning with ``Provided'' on page 74, line 15, through ``law'' on line 25; page 81, line 22, through page 82, line 7; page 102, line 19, through page 103, line 10. Where points of order are waived against part of a paragraph, points of order against a provision in another part of such paragraph may be made only against such provision and not against the entire paragraph. The Chairman of the Committee of the Whole shall accord priority in recognition to Representative Goss of Florida or his designee to offer the amendment printed in the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying this resolution, which may be offered only at the appropriate point in the reading of the bill, shall be considered as read, and shall not be subject to amendment. All points of order against the amendment printed in the report are waived. Except as otherwise specified in this resolution, 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.


SUMMARY OF AMENDMENT MADE IN ORDER UNDER THE RULE

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Provides that before any limitation on the use of funds to enforce the travel ban on Cuba shall take effect the President is required to certify to Congress that the Cuban Government does not pose a threat to the United States homeland security. The President?s certification must determine that the Cuban Government: 1) does not possess and is not developing a biological weapons program; 2) is not providing to terrorist states or terrorist organizations technology that could be used to produce, develop, or deliver biological weapons; and 3) is not providing support or sanctuary to international terrorists.

TEXT OF AMENDMENT MADE IN ORDER UNDER THE RULE (.pdf)