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Text of Amending the Rules of the House of Representatives to require the reduction of section 602(b)(1) suballocations to reflect floor amendments ...

...reflect floor amendments to general appropriation bills, and for other purposes.

This resolution was introduced on July 17, 1995, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Jul 17, 1995 (Introduced).

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HRES 191 IH

104th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. RES. 191

Amending the Rules of the House of Representatives to require the reduction of section 602(b)(1) suballocations to reflect floor amendments to general appropriation bills, and for other purposes.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 17, 1995

Mr. BREWSTER submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Rules


RESOLUTION

Amending the Rules of the House of Representatives to require the reduction of section 602(b)(1) suballocations to reflect floor amendments to general appropriation bills, and for other purposes.

    Resolved, That (a) clause 4(a) of rule XI of the Rules of the House of Representatives is amended by adding at the end the following new subparagraph:

    ‘(4)(A) Upon the engrossment in the House of any general appropriation bill (or resolution making continuing appropriations (if applicable)), the chairman of the Committee on Appropriations shall--

      ‘(i) reduce the suballocation of new budget authority to the appropriate subcommittee of that committee made under section 602(b)(1) of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 by the net amount of reductions in new budget authority resulting from amendments agreed to by the House to that bill, and

      ‘(ii) reduce the suballocation of outlays made under section 602(b)(1) of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 to the appropriate subcommittee of that committee by the net amount of reductions in outlays resulting from amendments agreed to by the House to that bill,

    and promptly report those revisions to the House.

    ‘(B) The reductions in suballocations made under subdivision (A) may not be reallocated by the Committee on Appropriations to any other subcommittee.

    ‘(C) In the House of Representatives, the revised suballocations made under subdivision (A) shall be deemed to be suballocations made under section 602(b)(1) of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974.’.

    (b) Clause 4(b) of rule XI of the Rules of the House of Representatives is amended by adding at the end the following new sentence: ‘Upon the reporting of revised suballocations to the House by the Committee on Appropriations under paragraph (a), the chairman of the Committee on the Budget shall make appropriate revisions in the allocations to the Committee on Appropriations to reflect the revised suballocations and report those revisions to the House. In the House of Representatives, those revised allocations shall be deemed to be allocations made under section 602(a)(1) of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974.’.

    (c) Rule XXI of the Rules of the House of Representatives is amended by adding at the end the following new clause:

    ‘9. (a) Any appropriation bill that is being marked up by the Committee on Appropriations (or a subcommittee thereof) of either House shall contain a line item entitled ‘Deficit Reduction Lock-box’. The dollar amount set forth under that heading shall be an amount not to exceed the amount by which the appropriate 602(b) allocation of new budget authority exceeds the amount of new budget authority provided by that bill as reported by that committee.

    ‘(b) Whenever the Committee on Appropriations of either House reports an appropriation bill, that bill shall contain a line item entitled ‘Deficit Reduction Account’ comprised of the following:

      ‘(1) Only in the case of the first appropriation bill considered following enactment of this resolution, an amount equal to the amounts by which the discretionary spending limit for new budget authority and outlays set forth in the most recent Office of Management and Budget sequestration preview Report pursuant to section 601(a)(2) exceed the section 602(a) allocation for the fiscal year covered by that bill and the amount by which the appropriate 602(b) allocation of new budget authority for appropriations bills adopted by the House prior to enactment of this resolution exceeded the amount of new budget authority provided by such bill.

      ‘(2) Only in the case of any general appropriation bill (or resolution making continuing appropriations (if applicable)), an amount not to exceed the amount by which the appropriate section 602(b) allocation of new budget authority exceeds the amount of new budget authority provided by that bill (as reported by that committee).

      ‘(3) Only in the case of any bill making supplemental appropriations following enactment of all general appropriation bills for the same fiscal year, an amount not to exceed the amount by which the section 602(a) allocation of new budget authority exceeds the sum of all new budget authority provided by appropriation bills enacted for that fiscal year plus that supplemental appropriation bill (as reported by that committee).

    ‘(c) Whenever a Member of either House of Congress offers an amendment (whether in subcommittee, committee, or on the floor) to an appropriation bill to reduce spending, that reduction shall be placed in the deficit reduction lock-box unless that Member indicates that it is to be utilized for another program, project, or activity covered by that bill. If the amendment is agreed to and the reduction was placed in the deficit reduction lock-box, then the line item entitled ‘Deficit Reduction Lock-box’ shall be increased by the amount of that reduction.’.