H.Res. 544: H.Con.Res. 96 - Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for Fiscal Year 2015

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 9-3 on Monday, April 7, 2014.
FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 222-194 AFTER ORDERING THE PREVIOUS QUESTION BY A RECORD VOTE OF 219-190 on Tuesday, April 8, 2014.

MANAGERS: McGovern/Woodall

113th Congress
2nd Session

Rule

H.RES. 544

Report No. 113-405

 

H. Con. Res. 96- Establishing the budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2015 and setting forth appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2016 through 2024.

  1. Structured rule for H. Con. Res. 96.
  2. Provides four hours of general debate with three hours confined to the congressional budget equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on the Budget and one hour on the subject of economic goals and policies equally divided and controlled by Rep. Brady of Texas and Rep. Carolyn Maloney of New York or their designees.
  3. Waives all points of order against consideration of the concurrent resolution and provides that it shall be considered as read.
  4. Makes in order only those amendments printed in 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, and shall not be subject to amendment.
  5. Waives all points of order against the amendments printed in the report except that the adoption of an amendment in the nature of a substitute shall constitute the conclusion of consideration of the concurrent resolution for amendment.
  6. Provides, upon the conclusion of consideration of the concurrent resolution for amendment, a final period of general debate, which shall not exceed 10 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on the Budget.
  7. Permits the Chair of the Budget Committee to offer amendments in the House pursuant to section 305(a)(5) of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 to achieve mathematical consistency.
  8. Provides that the concurrent resolution shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question of its adoption.
  9. Section 2 provides that on any legislative day during the period from April 11, 2014 through April25, 2014: (a) the Journal of the proceedings of the previous day shall be considered as approved; and (b) the Chair may at any time declare the House adjourned to meet at a date and time to be announced by the Chair in declaring the adjournment.
  10. Section 3 provides that the Speaker may appoint Members to perform the duties of the Chair for the duration of the period addressed by section 2 of the resolution as though under clause 8(a) of rule I.
  11. Section 4 provides that each day during the period addressed by section 2 of the resolution shall not constitute a calendar day for purposes of section 7 of the War Powers Resolution (50 U.S.C. 1546).
  12. Section 5 provides that the Committee on Appropriations may, at any time before 5 p.m. on Thursday, April17, 2014, file privileged reports to accompany measures making appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2015.

 

RESOLUTION

Resolved, That at any time after the adoption of this resolution the Speaker may, pursuant to clause 2(b) of rule XVIII, declare the House resolved into the Committee ofthe Whole House on the state of the Union for consideration of the concurrent resolution (H. Con. Res. 96) establishing the budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2015 and setting forth appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2016 through 2024. The first reading of the concurrent resolution shall be dispensed with. All points of order against consideration of the concurrent resolution are waived. General debate shall not exceed four hours, with three hours of general debate confined to the congressional budget equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on the Budget and one hour of general debate on the subject of economic goals and policies equally divided and controlled by Representative Brady of Texas and Representative Carolyn Maloney of New York or their respective designees. Mter general debate the concurrent resolution shall be considered for amendment under the five-minute rule. The concurrent resolution shall be considered as read. No amendment shall be in order except those printed in the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying this resolution. Each 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, and shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent. All points of order against such amendments are waived except that the adoption of an amendment in the nature of a substitute shall constitute the conclusion of consideration of the concurrent resolution for amendment. After the conclusion of consideration of the concurrent resolution for amendment and a final period of general debate, which shall not exceed 10 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on the Budget, the Committee shall rise and report the concurrent resolution to the House with such amendment as may have been adopted. The previous question shall be considered as ordered on the concurrent resolution and amendments thereto to adoption without intervening motion except amendments offered by the chair of the Committee on the Budget pursuant to section 305(a)(5) of the Congressional Budget Act of 197 4 to achieve mathematical consistency. The concurrent resolution shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question of its adoption.

Sec. 2. On any legislative day during the period from April11, 2014, through April 25, 2014-

(a) the Journal of the proceedings of the previous day shall be considered as approved; and

(b) the Chair may at any time declare the House adjourned to meet at a date and time, within the limits of clause 4, section 5, article I of the Constitution, to be announced by the Chair in declaring the adjournment.

Sec. 3. The Speaker may appoint Members to perform the duties of the Chair for the duration of the period addressed by section 2 of this resolution as though under clause 8(a) of rule I.

Sec. 4. Each day during the period addressed by section 2 of this resolution shall not constitute a calendar day for purposes of section 7 of the War Powers Resolution (50 U.S.C. 1546).

Sec. 5. The Committee on Appropriations may, at any time before 5 p.m. on Thursday, April17, 2014, file privileged reports to accompany measures making appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2015.

 

SUMMARY OF AMENDMENTS PROPOSED TO BE MADE IN ORDER

(summaries derived from information provided by sponsors)

Sponsor

#

Description

Debate Time

1. Mulvaney (SC)

#3

SUBSTITUTE inserts President Obama's budget proposal.

(20 minutes)

2. Fudge (OH), Scott, Bobby (VA), Moore, Gwen (WI), Lee, Barbara (CA)

#2

CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS SUBSTITUTE makes significant investments in education, job training, transportation and infrastructure, and advanced research and development programs that will accelerate our economic recovery. Includes funding for a comprehensive jobs bill and targeted investments to reduce and eradicate poverty in America. Protects the social safety net without cutting Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, or SNAP and makes tough but responsible decisions to raise new revenue by making our tax system fairer, saving more than $1.7 trillion on the deficit over the next decade. Puts our nation on a sustainable fiscal path by reducing our annual budget deficit to 2.5% of GDP by FY 2024.

(30 minutes)

3. Ellison (MN), Grijalva (AZ), Pocan (WI), Lee, Barbara (CA), Edwards (MD), Schakowsky (IL), McDermott (WA)

#5

(REVISED) CONGRESSIONAL PROGRESSIVE CAUCUS SUBSTITUTE restores economic health by creating 8.8 million jobs by 2017 through investments in education, infrastructure and research and to reduce deficits by $4 trillion by 2024.

(30 minutes)

4. Woodall (GA), Scalise (LA)

#6

REPUBLICAN STUDY COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE balances in four years and cuts discretionary spending to FY2008 levels.

(30 minutes)

5. Van Hollen (MD)

#15

(LATE) DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS SUBSTITUTE supports the American dream with investments in job creation and education, tax reform that promotes the growth of American businesses and tax fairness, and policies that support access to health care, retirement security, and a safe and secure nation.

(30 minutes)