Notice of Action: H. Con. Res. 85

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

6:35 P.M.

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H. Con. Res. 85 

Budget

Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for Fiscal Year 2010

The Committee granted, by a non-record vote, a structured rule providing for further consideration of H. Con. Res. 85, the concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2010. 

The rule makes in order only those amendments printed in the report.  Each amendment may be offered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a Member designated, and shall be considered as read.  Each amendment is debatable for 40 minutes equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent.  The rule waives all points of order against the amendments printed in the report.  The adoption of any amendment in the nature of a substitute shall constitute the completion of consideration of the concurrent resolution for amendment.

        The rule also permits the chair of the Committee on the Budget to offer amendments to achieve mathematical consistency.  Finally, the rule provides that it shall be in order, after adoption of H. Con. Res. 85, for the Speaker to take from the table S. Con. Res. 13 and to consider S. Con. Res. 13 in the House without intervention of any point of order.  It shall be in order to move without intervention of any point of order to strike all after the resolving clause of S. Con. Res. 13 and insert in lieu thereof the provisions of H. Con. Res. 85 as passed by the House.  If the motion and Senate concurrent resolution are adopted, it shall be in order to move that the House insist on its amendment and request a conference with the Senate.