H.Res. 878: House Amendments to Senate Amendment to H.R. 2764 – State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2008 (Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2008)

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY VOICE VOTE on Monday December 17, 2007.
FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY RECORD VOTE OF 214-189 AFTER AGREEING TO THE PREVIOUS QUESTION BY THE YEAS AND NAYS 216 - 186 on Monday December 17, 2007.

MANAGERS: SLAUGHTER/DIAZ-BALART, LINCOLN

110th Congress 
1st Session

H.RES. 878

[Report No. 110-497]

Providing for the consideration of the Senate amendment to the bill (H.R. 2764) making appropriations for the Department of State, foreign operations, and related programs for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2008, and for other purposes.

 

  1. Provides for the consideration of the Senate amendment to H.R. 2764.
  1. Makes in order a motion by the chairman of the Committee on Appropriations to concur in the Senate amendment with each of the two House amendments 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 that the Senate amendment and the motion shall be considered as read.
  1. Provides one hour of debate on the motion equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Appropriations.
  1. Provides for a division of the question of adoption of the motion between the two House 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.

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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. 2764) making appropriations for the Department of State, foreign operations, and related programs for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2008, and for other purposes, with 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 motion offered by the chairman of the Committee on Appropriations or his designee that the House concur in the Senate amendment with each of the two House amendments printed in the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying this resolution.  The Senate amendment 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 its adoption without intervening motion or demand for division of the question except that the question of adoption of the motion shall be divided between the two House 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.
 

SUMMARY OF THE HOUSE AMENDMENTS TO THE SENATE AMENDMENT TO H.R. 2764
 

FIRST AMENDMENT

Strikes the text of the Senate amendment and inserts a Consolidated Appropriations Act covering 11 regular appropriations bills, each in a separate division, as follows:

Division A – Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2008- $18.1 billion

Division B – Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2008- $51.8 billion

Division C – Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2008- $31.9 billion

Divisions D – Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, 2008- $20.6 billion

Division E – Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2008- $34.85 billion

Division F – Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies- $26.6 billion

Division G – Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2008- $144.8 billion

Division H – Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2008- $4 billion

Division I – Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2008- $60.2 billion

Division J – Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2008- $32.8 billion

Divisions K – Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2008- $48.9 billion

The amendment also provides $7.5 billion in emergency funding for WIC, drought assistance, convention security, border security, wildfires, LIHEAP, world trade center workers, State Department and foreign operations, and I-35 bridge repair in Minnesota . The amendment provides an additional $3.7 billion in contingent emergency funding for veteran’s healthcare and other needs, bringing the total amount of funding in the first amendment to $484.7 billion.  

 

SECOND AMENDMENT

Provides $31 billion for operations in and prohibits these funds from being used for operations in .

Text of Amendments