H.Res. 849: H.R. 5521 – Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2007

COMMITTEE ACTION:  REPORTED BY A VOICE VOTE, on Tuesday June 6, 2006. 
FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY VOICE VOTE on Wednesday June 7, 2006.

MANAGERS:BISHOP/MCGOVERN

109th Congress
2nd Session

H.RES. 849

[Report No. 109-487]

 

 

H.R. 5521 – LEGISLATIVE BRANCH APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2007

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. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.

4. Provides that the bill shall be considered as read.

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).

6. Makes in order only those amendments printed in the Rules Committee report accompanying the resolution.

7. Provides that the amendments printed in the report accompanying the resolution may be offered only in the order 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, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question in the House or in the Committee of the Whole.

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

9. 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. 5521) making appropriations for the Legislative Branch for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2007, 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 bill shall be considered as read. All points of order against provisions in the bill for failure to comply with clause 2 of rule XXI are waived. Notwithstanding clause 11 of rule XVIII, no amendment to the bill shall be in order except those printed in the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying this resolution. Each such amendment may be offered only in the order 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, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question in the House or in the Committee of the Whole. All points of order against such amendments are waived. 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 AMENDMENTS TO BE MADE IN ORDER
(summaries derived from information provided by sponsors)

1. Brown-Waite (FL) #6:
Decreases the increase in funding for the Capitol Tour Guide Service by half. (10 minutes)

2. Davis, Susan (CA) #7:
Adds $1 million to the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS).  The funding is offset by reducing by $1 million the funding for the Capital Guide Service and Special Services Office. (10 minutes)

3. McCaul (TX) #3:
Decreases GPO Congressional Printing and Binding funds by $3 million, and increases the Capitol Police salaries fund by $3 million. (10 minutes)

4. Baird (WA) #1:
Provides $2.4 million in funding for electronic mapping of the Capitol complex, including the Capitol itself, the House and Senate office buildings, tunnels, parking facilities, and other areas identified by the Capitol Police.  The funds are offset by funds appropriated for the printing and binding of Government publications by the Government Printing Office.  (10 minutes)

5. Hefley (CO) #2:
Cuts discretionary spending in the bill by one percent across-the-board. (10 minutes)

6. Cleaver (MO) #5:
Prohibits the funds authorized for Members' Representational Allowances in the bill from providing directly for any personal vehicle which is not an alternatively fueled vehicle. (10 minutes)

7. Meehan (MA) #4:
Prohibits funds in the bill from being used to establish or operate a smoking area in House Office Buildings. (10 minutes)

 

TEXT OF THE AMENDMENTS
(summaries derived from information provided by sponsors)

1. Brown-Waite (FL) #6

2. Davis, Susan (CA) #7

3. McCaul (TX) #3

4. Baird (WA) #1

5. Hefley (CO) #2

6. Cleaver (MO) #5

7. Meehan (MA) #4