H.R.54 - CONGRESSIONAL GOLD MEDAL ACT

COMMITTEE ACTION: COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY VOICE VOTE on Tuesday, January 25, 2005
FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY VOICE VOTE on Wednesday, January 26, 2005
MANAGERS: SESSIONS/HASTINGS(FL)
109th Congress
1st Session

 

H. RES. 42
[Report No. 109-1]

 

H.R. 54 - Congressional Gold Medal Enhancement Act of 2005

 

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 Financial Services.

3. Provides that the bill shall be considered as read for amendment.

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

5. Provides that the amendments made in order 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.

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

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

8. Section 2 of the rule provides that notwithstanding clause 11(a)(1) of rule XI, during the One Hundred Ninth Congress the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence shall be composed of not more than 19 members, of whom not more than 11 may be from the same party.

 

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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. 54) to amend title 31, United States Code, to provide reasonable standards for congressional gold medals, 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 Financial Services. After general debate the bill shall be considered for amendment under the five-minute rule. The bill shall be considered as read. 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.

Sec. 2. Notwithstanding clause 11(a)(1) of rule XI, during the One Hundred Ninth Congress the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence shall be composed of not more than 19 members, of whom not more than 11 may be from the same party.

 

SUMMARY OF AMENDMENT MADE IN ORDER
(Summaries derived from information provided by the amendment sponsor.)

1. Oxley #1: Manager's Amendment. Changes the effective date of the bill from "after December 31, 2005" to instead make the new limitation on the number of congressional gold medals effective on enactment of the bill. The change would insure that the guideline governing the medal program would be in effect for the whole of the 109th Congress and beyond, and not change in the middle of a Congress. (10 minutes)

2. Crowley #2: Increases the limit of gold medals provided for under the bill from 2 per calendar year to 6 per Congress. (20 minutes)

3. Crowley #4: Provides for an equitable distribution of gold medals under the bill between the majority party and the minority party. (20 minutes)

 

TEXT OF THE AMENDMENT(.pdf)

1. Oxley #1

2. Crowley #2