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COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY A VOICE VOTE on Monday, March 18, 2013.
FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 224-189 AFTER AGREEING TO THE PREVIOUS QUESTION BY A RECORD VOTE OF 223-189 on Tuesday, March 19, 2013.     

MANAGERS: Slaughter/Woodall
113th Congress 
1st Session

H.RES. 122

[Report No. 113-21]

H. Con. Res. 25 - Establishing the budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2014 and setting forth appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2015 through 2023.

H. Res. 115 - Providing for the expenses of certain committees of the House of Representatives in the One Hundred Thirteenth Congress.

1. Structured rule for H. Con. Res 25.

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, for 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 March 22, 2013 through April 8, 2013: (a) the Journal of the proceedings of the previous day shall be considered as approved; (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; and (c) bills and resolutions introduced during the period addressed by this section shall be numbered, listed in the Congressional Record, and when printed shall bear the date of introduction, but may be referred by the Speaker at a later time.

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 a closed rule for H. Res. 115.

13. Provides one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on House Administration.

14. Waives all points of order against consideration of the resolution.

15. Provides that the resolution shall be considered as read.

16. Provides one motion to recommit without instructions.

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 of the Whole House on the state of the Union for consideration of the concurrent resolution (H. Con. Res. 25) establishing the budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2014 and setting forth appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2015 through 2023. 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. After 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 March 22, 2013, through April 8, 2013-- (a) the Journal of the proceedings of the previous day shall be considered as approved; (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; and (c) bills and resolutions introduced during the period addressed by this section shall be numbered, listed in the Congressional Record, and when printed shall bear the date of introduction, but may be referred by the Speaker at a later time.

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. Upon adoption of this resolution it shall be in order without intervention of any point of order to consider in the House the resolution (H. Res. 115) providing for the expenses of certain committees of the House of  Representatives in the One Hundred Thirteenth Congress. The resolution shall be considered as read. The previous question shall be considered as ordered on the resolution to adoption without intervening motion or demand for division of the question except: (1) one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on House Administration; and (2) one motion to recommit which may not contain instructions.

SUMMARY OF AMENDMENTS PROPOSED TO BE MADE IN ORDER

(summaries derived from information provided by sponsors)

Sponsor

#

Description

Debate Time

1. Mulvaney (SC)

#2

(REVISED) SUBSTITUTE Inserts the text of the Senate's Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for fiscal year 2014.

(20 minutes)

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

#3

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. At the same time, the CBC Budget protects the social safety net without cutting Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, or SNAP. The CBC Budget makes tough but responsible decisions to raise new revenue by making our tax system fairer by closing corporate tax loopholes and preferences, saving trillions of dollars on the deficit over the next decade. The CBC Budget will put our nation on a sustainable fiscal path by reducing our annual budget deficit to 1.8% of GDP by FY 2023.

(30 minutes)

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

#5

(REVISED) CONGRESSIONAL PROGRESSIVE CAUCUS SUBSTITUTE Establishes the budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2014 and setting forth appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal year 2013 and for fiscal years 2015 through 2023. The Back to Work Budget invests in America's future because the best way to reduce our long-term deficit is to put America back to work.

(30 minutes)

4. Woodall (GA), Scalise (LA)

#4

REPUBLICAN STUDY COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE Balances in four years, removes the fiscal cliff tax increases, and cuts discretionary spending to FY2008 levels.

(30 minutes)

5. Van Hollen, Chris (MD)

#9

(REVISED) DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS SUBSTITUTE Inserts a full substitute budget resolution that reflects the priorities and challenges we face today by emphasizing job creation and growth, replacing the harmful sequester with a balanced approach to deficit reduction that includes targeted spending cuts as well as revenues, protecting Medicare beneficiaries, and cutting tax breaks for the wealthiest Americans while extending tax relief for the middle-class. The Democratic substitute meets these national priorities within a fiscally responsible framework that reduces the deficit to a sustainable 2.4 percent of GDP by 2023.

(30 minutes)