H.R. 5121 - Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2003

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY VOICE VOTE on Wednesday, July 17, 2002.
FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY RECORDED VOTE OF 219-206 on Thursday, July 18, 2002.
MANAGERS: DIAZ-BALART/SLAUGHTER
107th Congress
2nd Session

H.R. 5121 - Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2003

1. Structured 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. Provides that the bill shall be considered as read through page 61, line 16.

4. 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.

5. Provides that where points of order are waived against part of a paragraph, points of order against a provision in another part of that paragraph may be made only against that provision and not against the entire paragraph.

6. Provides that no amendment to the bill shall be in order except the amendment printed in the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying this resolution and except pro forma amendments offered at any time by the chairman or ranking minority member of the Committee on Appropriations or their designees for the purpose of debate.

7. Provides that the amendment printed in the report may be offered only by a member specified in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, and shall not be subject to amendment.

8. 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. 5121) making appropriations for the Legislative Branch for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2003, and for other purposes. The first reading of the bill shall be dispensed with. 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 bill shall be considered as read through page 61, line 16. 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 11, line 4, through line 9; page 16, line 21, through page 21, line 17. 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. No amendment to the bill shall be in order except the amendment printed in the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying this resolution and except pro forma amendments offered at any time by the chairman or ranking minority member of the Committee on Appropriations or their designees for the purpose of debate. The amendment printed in the report may be offered only by a Member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, and shall not be subject to amendment. At the conclusion of consideration of the bill for amendment the Committee shall rise and report the bill to the House with such amendment as may have been adopted. The previous question shall be considered as ordered on the bill and the amendment thereto to final passage without intervening motion except one motion to recommit with or without instructions.


SUMMARY OF AMENDMENT PROPOSED TO BE MADE IN ORDER

Moran
Reduces funding for the Joint Committee on Taxation by $590,000. (20 Minutes)

TEXT OF AMENDMENT PROPOSED TO BE MADE IN ORDER (.pdf)