H.Res. 1284: Rule Providing for House Amendment to the Senate Amendment 2 to H.R. 2642

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY  VOICE VOTE on Thursday, June 19, 2008.
FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY RECORD VOTE 342-83 on Thursday, June 19, 2008.

MANAGERS:Slaughter/Dreier

110th Congress 
2nd Session

H.RES. 1284

[Report No. 110-720]

 

Providing for Consideration of the Senate Amendments to the House Amendments to the Senate Amendment to H.R. 2642 –Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2008

  1. Provides for consideration of the Senate amendments to the House amendments to the Senate amendment to H.R. 2642.
  1. Makes in order a motion by the chairman of the Committee on Appropriations that the House (1) concur in the Senate amendment to the House amendment numbered 1 and (2) concur in the Senate amendment to the House amendment numbered 2 with the amendment printed in the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying the resolution.
  1. Waives all points of order against consideration of the motion except those arising under clause 10 of rule XXI.
  1. Provides 1 hour of debate on the motion equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Appropriations.
  1. Provides that the Senate amendments and the motion shall be considered as read.
  1. Provides that the Chair shall divide the question between the dispositions of the two Senate amendments.
  1. Provides that, notwithstanding the operation of the previous question, the Chair may postpone further consideration of the motion to a time designated by the Speaker.
  1. Provides that the chairman of the Committee on Appropriations may insert in the Congressional Record dated June 19, 2008, such material as he may deem explanatory of the motion.
  1. Provides that it shall be in order to consider a concurrent resolution providing for the adjournment of the House and Senate during the month of July.

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RESOLUTION

            Resolved,  That upon adoption of this resolution it shall be in order to take from the Speaker's table the bill (H.R. 2642) making appropriations for military construction, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2008, and for other purposes, with the Senate amendments to the House amendments to the Senate amendment thereto, and to consider in the House, without intervention of any point of order except those arising under clause 10 of rule XXI, a single motion offered by the chairman of the Committee on Appropriations or his designee that the House (1) concur in the Senate amendment to the House amendment numbered 1 and (2) concur in the Senate amendment to the House amendment numbered 2 with the amendment printed in the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying this resolution.  The Senate amendments and the motion shall be considered as read.  The motion shall be debatable for one hour equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Appropriations.  The previous question shall be considered as ordered on the motion to final adoption without intervening motion or demand for division of the question except that the Chair shall divide the question between the dispositions of the two Senate amendments.

            Sec. 2.  During consideration of the motion to concur pursuant to this resolution, notwithstanding the operation of the previous question, the Chair may postpone further consideration of the motion to such time as may be designated by the Speaker.

Sec. 3.  The chairman of the Committee on Appropriations may insert in the daily issue of the Congressional Record dated June 19, 2008, such material as he may deem explanatory of the motion.
            Sec. 4.  It shall be in order, any rule of the House to the contrary notwithstanding, to consider concurrent resolutions providing for the adjournment of the House and Senate during the month of July.

SUMMARY OF THE HOUSE AMENDMENT
MADE IN ORDER UNDER THE RULE

The House amendment to the Senate amendment to the House amendment numbered 2 provides that, in lieu of the matter proposed to be inserted by the Senate, language be inserted providing supplemental appropriations for military construction, international affairs, disaster assistance, and other security-related and domestic needs, as well as language providing for accountability in contracting, improved veterans education benefits, temporary extended unemployment compensation, and a moratorium on certain Medicaid regulations.  The amendment also strikes lines 1 through 3 on page 60 of the Senate engrossed amendment of September 6, 2007.

Text of House Amendment