H.Res. 246 (103rd): Providing for further consideration of the bill (H.R. 2401) to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 1994 for ...

...military activities of the Department of Defense, to prescribe military personnel strengths for fiscal year 1994, and for

103rd Congress, 1993–1994. Text as of Sep 08, 1993 (Passed the House (Engrossed)).

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HRES 246 EH

H. Res. 246

In the House of Representatives, U. S.,

September 8, 1993.

    Resolved, That at any time after the adoption of this resolution the Speaker may, pursuant to clause 1(b) of rule XXIII, declare the House resolved into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration of the bill (H.R. 2401) to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 1994 for military activities of the Department of Defense, to prescribe military personnel strengths for fiscal year 1994, and for other purposes. After further general debate, which shall be confined to the bill and the amendments made in order by this resolution and shall not exceed one hour equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Armed Services, the bill shall be considered for amendment under the five-minute rule. It shall be in order to consider as an original bill for the purpose of amendment under the five-minute rule the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Armed Services now printed in the bill. The committee amendment in the nature of a substitute shall be considered as read. All points of order against the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute are waived. No amendment to the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute shall be in order except those printed in the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying this resolution or specified by a subsequent order of the House. Except as specified in section 2 of this resolution, the amendments printed in the report shall be considered in the order printed. Unless otherwise specified in the report, each amendment may be offered only by the named proponent or a designee, 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, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question in the House or in the Committee of the Whole. All points of order against amendments printed in the report are waived.

    SEC. 2. The chairman of the Committee of the Whole may postpone until a time during further consideration in the Committee of the Whole a request for a recorded vote on any amendment made in order by this resolution. The chairman of the Committee of the Whole may reduce to not less than five minutes the time for voting by electronic device on any postponed question that immediately follows another vote by electronic device without intervening business: Provided, That the time for voting by electronic device on the first in any series of questions shall be not less than fifteen minutes. The chairman of the Committee of the Whole may recognize for consideration of amendments printed within a numbered part of the report of the Committee on Rules (other than part 1) out of the order in which they are printed, but not sooner than one hour after the chairman of the Committee on Armed Services or a designee announces from the floor a request to that effect.

    SEC. 3. (a) After designation of the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute, an additional period of general debate shall be confined to funding levels for ballistic missile defense and shall not exceed forty minutes equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Armed Services. It shall then be in order to consider the amendments printed in part 1 of the report of the Committee on Rules. If more than one of the amendments printed in part 1 of the report is adopted, only the last to be adopted shall be considered as finally adopted and reported to the House.

    (b) After disposition of or postponement of further proceedings on the amendments printed in part 1 of the report, an additional period of general debate shall be confined to the Trident II (D-5) missile and shall not exceed thirty minutes equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Armed Services. It shall then be in order to consider the amendments printed in part 2 of the report.

    (c) After disposition of or postponement of further proceedings on the amendments printed in part 2 of the report, an additional period of general debate shall be confined to burdensharing and shall not exceed twenty minutes equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Armed Services. It shall then be in order to consider the amendments printed in part 3 of the report.

    (d) After disposition of or postponement of further proceedings on the amendments printed in part 3 of the report, an additional period of general debate shall be confined to economic conversion and shall not exceed thirty minutes equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Armed Services. It shall then be in order to consider the amendments printed in part 4 of the report.

    SEC. 4. After disposition of the amendments printed in part 4 of the report of the Committee on Rules and any other amendment on which further proceedings were earlier postponed, the Committee shall rise without motion. No further consideration of the bill shall be in order except pursuant to a subsequent order of the House.

Attest:

Clerk.