Summary of Amendments Submitted to the Rules Committee for H.R. 3521 - Expedited Line-Item Veto and Rescissions Act of 2011

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Alexander, Rodney (LA)

#1

Would prevent the President from proposing any rescission to funds appropriated by Congress to the Corps of Engineers.

Cole (OK)

#2

Would include the cancellation of targeted tax benefits and items of direct, or mandatory spending, as part of the authority granted to the President.

Jackson Lee (TX)

#7

WITHDRAWN Would add Sense of Congress language expressing that Congress is ceding too much power to the President.

Jackson Lee (TX)

#8

WITHDRAWN Would require the posting of any special message on White House website as soon as practicable.

King, Steve (IA)

#4

Would require a rescission bill be brought to the floor under an open rule once every fiscal quarter.

King, Steve (IA)

#5

SUBSTITUTE Would require a rescission bill be brought to the floor under an open rule once every fiscal quarter.

McCollum (MN)

#3

Would extend the President's rescission authority to tax expenditures.

Perlmutter (CO)

#6

Would authorize the President to use expedited rescission authority on contract authority and limited tax benefits.

Ryan, Paul (WI), Van Hollen, Chris (MD)

#9

LATE REVISED Would restore certain language from the Budget Committee reported bill by reducing certain time periods from five legislative days to three legislative days and indicating that the approval bill should be an appropriation bill.