H.Res. 1488: Providing for consideration of the Senate amendment to the bill (H.R. 2638) making appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2008, and for other purposes.

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 9-4 on Tuesday, September 23, 2008.
FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY RECORD VOTE 228-202 AFTER AGREEING TO THE PREVIOUS QUESTION BY RECORD VOTE 231-198 on Tuesday, September 23, 2008.

 

MANAGERS: McGovern/Hastings (WA)

110th Congress 
2nd Session

H.RES. 1488

[Report No. 110-875]

 

 

Providing for Consideration of the Senate Amendment to H.R. 2638 – Consolidated Security, Disaster Assistance, and Continuing Appropriations Act, 2009

  1. Provides for consideration of the Senate amendment to H.R. 2638.
  1. Makes in order a motion by the chairman of the Committee on Appropriations that the House concur in the Senate amendment 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 amendment and the motion shall be considered as read.
  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 shall insert in the Congressional Record dated September 24, 2008, such material as he may deem explanatory of the motion.

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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. 2638) making appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security 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 the amendment 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 final adoption without intervening motion.

            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 such motion to such time as may be designated by the Speaker.

            Sec. 3. The chairman of the Committee on Appropriations shall insert in the daily issue of the Congressional Record dated September 24, 2008, such material as he may deem explanatory of the motion.

SUMMARY OF THE HOUSE AMENDMENT TO BE MADE IN ORDER UNDER THE RULE

The House amendment strikes the text of the Senate amendment and inserts language continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2009, making emergency supplemental appropriations, and covering three regular fiscal year 2009 appropriations bills, each in a separate division.

Division A provides continuing appropriations for all agencies and activities that would be covered by the regular fiscal year 2009 appropriations bills, until enactment of the applicable regular appropriations bill or until March 6, 2009, whichever occurs first. Emergency FY09 appropriations for LIHEAP and advanced technology vehicle manufacturing loans are also included.

Division B provides $22.9 billion in emergency supplemental appropriations for relief and recovery from hurricanes, floods, and other natural disasters.

Division C provides $487.7 billion in FY09 funding for the Department of Defense.

Division D provides $40 billion in FY09 funding for the Department of Homeland Security.

Division E provides $72.9 billion in FY09 funding for Military Construction and Veterans Affairs.

 

Text of the House Amendment