H.Res. 609: H.R. 3442 – Debt Management and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2015; H.R. 3293 – Scientific Research in the National Interest Act

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY VOICE VOTE on Tuesday, February 9, 2016.
FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 236-178 AFTER ORDERING THE PREVIOUS QUESTION BY A RECORD VOTE OF 237-180 on Wednesday, February 10, 2016.

MANAGERS: McGovern/Sessions

114th Congress

2nd Session

Rule

H.RES. 609

Report No. 114-420

 

H.R. 3442 - Debt Management and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2015

H.R. 3293 - Scientific Research in the National Interest Act

  1. Structured rule for H.R. 3442.
  2. Provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Ways and Means.
  3. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.
  4. Provides that the bill shall be considered as read.
  5. Waives all points of order against provisions in. the bill.
  6. Makes in order only those amendments printed in part A 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 A of the report.
  8. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.
  9. Structured rule for H.R. 3293.
  10. Provides one hour .of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.
  11. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.
  12. Provides that the bill shall be considered as read.
  13. Waives all points of order against provisions in. the bill.
  14. Makes in order only those 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.
  15. Waives all points of order against the amendments printed in part B of the report.
  16. 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. 3442) to provide further means of accountability of the United States debt and promote fiscal responsibility. 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 Ways and Means. 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 are waived. No amendment to the bill shall be in order except those printed in part A of 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. 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. 3293) to provide for greater accountability in Federal funding for scientific research, to promote the progress of science in the United States that serves that national interest. 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 Science, Space, and Technology. 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 are waived. No amendment to the bill shall be in order except those printed in part B of 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 H.R. 3442 IN PART A PROPOSED TO BE MADE IN ORDER

(summaries derived from information provided by sponsors)

Sponsor

#

Description

Debate Time

1. Grijalva (AZ), Pocan (WI)

#8

 (LATE) Requires the Treasury Secretary's report to also include historical levels of federal revenue, including corporate and individual federal income taxes as a percent of gross domestic product.

(10 minutes)

2. Huelskamp (KS)

#14

 (LATE) (REVISED) Requires Secretary of the Treasury to provide weekly reporting of extraordinary measures and projected exhaustion date upon notification the debt limit has been reached.

(10 minutes)

3. Newhouse (WA), Byrne (AL), Stivers (OH)

#12

(LATE) Directs the Secretary of the Treasury to include in the debt report to Congress whether the President recommends that Congress adopt a balanced budget amendment to control the accumulation of future debt.

(10 minutes)

4. Kelly, Robin (IL)

#1

Requires the Treasury Secretary's report to also include an economic forecast of the negative consequences of failing to raise the debt limit, including costs associated with public health and safety.

(10 minutes)

5. Duffy (WI), Hensarling (TX), McClintock (CA), Messer, Luke (IN)

#13

(LATE) (REVISED) Requires the Secretary of the Treasury to notify Congress whether it is able to pay only principal and interest on the national debt, as opposed to other obligations, in the event that the debt limit is reached.

(10 minutes)

6. Messer, Luke (IN)

#5

(REVISED) Requires the Secretary to report on extraordinary measures the Treasury Department intends to use if the debt limit is not lifted, project how long such measures will fund the federal government, and project the administrative costs to the Treasury Department associated with taking such actions.

(10 minutes)

7. Grijalva (AZ), Pocan (WI)

#9

(LATE) Requires the Treasury Secretary's report to also include individual salary and wage information, as well as projections of consumer spending and the impact of spending cuts on gross domestic product.

(10 minutes)

8. Takano (CA)

#3

Requires the report to include the impact the threat of default would have on the economy, including, but not limited to, the impact on the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), interest rates, employment, household wealth, and retirement assets.

(10 minutes)

SUMMARY OF AMENDMENTS TO H.R. 3293 IN PART B PROPOSED TO BE MADE IN ORDER

(summaries derived from information provided by sponsors)

Sponsor

#

Description

Debate Time

1. Jackson Lee(TX)

#5

Replaces the phrase "basic research" with "applied research."

(10 minutes)

2. Johnson, Eddie Bernice (TX)

#4

Replaces subsection 2(b), "Determination", to ensure that such determination is consistent with the mission of the agency and with the existing merit-review criteria.

(10 minutes)

3. Jackson Lee (TX)

#6

Establishes a new objective of the research which would ensure that the research conducted is consistent with established and widely accepted scientific methods applicable to the field of study of exploration.

(10 minutes)

4. Jackson Lee (TX)

#7

Establishes a new objective of the research that would ensure that the research conducted is consistent with the definition of basic research as it applies to the purpose and field of study.

(10 minutes)

5. DelBene (WA)

#2

Clarifies that language in the bill allowing research to be funded for the development of an American STEM workforce also includes computer science and information technology sectors.

(10 minutes)

6. DelBene (WA)

#3

Clarifies that the bill does not impact grant funding that has already been awarded by the National Science Foundation.

(10 minutes)