H.Res. 539: H.R. 1874 - Pro-Growth Budgeting Act of 2013; H.R. 1871 - Baseline Reform Act of 2013; H.R. 1872 - Budget and Accounting Transparency Act of 2014

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 7-4 on Thursday, April 3, 2014.
FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 220-194 AFTER ORDERING THE PREVIOUS QUESTION BY A RECORD VOTE OF 222-193 on Friday, April 4, 2014.

MANAGERS: Hastings/Woodall

113th Congress
2nd Session

Rule

H.RES. 539

Report No. 113-400

 

H.R. 1874 - Pro-Growth Budgeting Act of 2013

H.R. 1871 - Baseline Reform Act of 2013

H.R. 1872 - Budget and Accounting Transparency Act of 2014

  1. Structured rule for H.R. 1874.
  2. Provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on the Budget.
  3. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.
  4. Provides that the amendments recommended by the Committee on the Budget now printed in the bill and the amendment printed in part A of the Rules Committee report shall be considered as adopted and the bill, as amended, shall be considered as read.
  5. Waives all points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended.
  6. Makes in order only those further amendments printed in part B of the Rules Committee report. 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.
  7. Waives all points of order against the amendments printed in part B of the report.
  8. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.
  9. Closed rule for H.R. 1871.
  10. Provides one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on the Budget.
  11. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.
  12. Provides that the amendment recommended by the Committee on the Budget now printed in the bill shall be considered as adopted and the bill, as amended, shall be considered as read.
  13. Waives all points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended.
  14. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.
  15. Closed rule for H.R. 1872.
  16. Provides one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on the Budget.
  17. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.
  18. Provides that the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on the Budget now printed in the bill shall be considered as adopted and the bill, as amended, shall be considered as read.
  19. Waives all points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended.
  20. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

 

RESOLUTION

Resolved, That at any time after 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. 1874) to amend the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 to provide for macroeconomic analysis of the impact of legislation. 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 chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on the Budget. After general debate the bill shall be considered for amendment under the five-minute rule. The amendments recommended by the Committee on the Budget now printed in the bill and the amendment printed in part A of the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying this resolution shall be considered as adopted in the House and in the Committee of the Whole. The bill, as amended, shall be considered as read. All points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended, are waived. No further amendment to the bill, as amended, shall be in order except those printed in part B of the report of the Committee on Rules. Each further 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 further amendments are waived. At the conclusion of consideration of the bill for amendment the Committee shall rise and report the bill, as amended, to the House with such further amendments as may have been adopted. The previous question shall be considered as ordered on the bill, as amended, and any further amendment thereto to final passage without intervening motion except one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

Sec. 2. Upon adoption of this resolution it shall be in order to consider in the House the bill (H.R. 1871) to amend the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 to reform the budget baseline. All points of order against consideration of the bill are waived. The amendment recommended by the Committee on the Budget now printed in the bill shall be considered as adopted. The bill, as amended, shall be considered as read. All points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended, are waived. The previous question shall be considered as ordered on the bill, as amended, and on any amendment thereto to final passage without intervening motion except: (1) one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on the Budget; and (2) one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

Sec. 3. Upon adoption of this resolution it shall be in order to consider in the House the bill (H.R. 1872) to amend the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 to increase transparency in Federal budgeting, and for other purposes. All points of order against consideration of the bill are waived. The amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on the Budget now printed in the bill shall be considered as adopted. The bill, as amended, shall be considered as read. All points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended, are waived. The previous question shall be considered as ordered on the bill, as amended, and on any amendment thereto to final passage without intervening motion except: (1) one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on the Budget; and (2) one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

 

SUMMARY OF AMENDMENT TO H.R. 1874 IN PART A PROPOSED TO BE CONSIDERED AS ADOPTED

Sponsor

#

Description

 

1. Ryan, Paul (WI)

#2

Changes the short title of the bill to the Pro-Growth Budgeting Act of 2014 and clarifies how macroeconomic analysis will be conducted for bills containing revenue provisions, which parallels the practice under current law for preparing cost estimates. Under the amendment, the Joint Committee on Taxation would be responsible for preparing the analysis for revenue-only legislation. For legislation containing both revenue and non-revenue provisions, JCT would be responsible for analyzing the revenue provisions and CBO would be responsible for analyzing the non-revenue provisions.

 

 

SUMMARY OF AMENDMENTS TO H.R. 1874 IN PART B PROPOSED TO BE MADE IN ORDER

(summaries derived from information provided by sponsors)

Sponsor

#

Description

Debate Time

1. Connolly (VA)

#6

Subjects Congressional appropriations bills to dynamic scoring, and it changes the threshold to trigger such scoring to $1 billion.

(10 minutes)

2. Israel (NY)

#3

Adds a bill's impact on state and local governments to the parameters that CBO must analyze in a supplemental analysis under this bill.

(10 minutes)

3. Cicilline (RI)

#1

(REVISED) Requires the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) to include jobs impact statements (estimates of the number of jobs which would be created, sustained, or lost in carrying out such bill or resolution) using the CBO's existing analytical principles and procedures, for "major bills or resolutions" as defined in H.R. 1874.

(10 minutes)

4. Bishop, Tim (NY)

#4

(REVISED) Requires the Congressional Budget Office to review the accuracy of the macroeconomic impact analysis for any enacted bill or joint resolution.

(10 minutes)

5. Jackson Lee (TX)

#7

Requires CBO to include as part of their macroeconomic analysis estimates of the potential impact on HUB ZONE areas as defined by the Small Business Act.

(10 minutes)