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H.R. 2551 - Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2012

Bill Text

  • Text of H.R. 2551 PDF XML
  • Text of H. Rept. 112-148 PDF XML

Rule Information

Rule Information for H.R. 2551

COMMITTEE ACTION:
REPORTED BY VOICE VOTE on Wednesday, July 20, 2011.

FLOOR ACTION ON H.RES. 359: 
Adopted by record vote of 239-172 on Thursday, July 21, 2011. 

MANAGERS: Foxx/Polis

1. Structured rule.

2. Provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Appropriations.

3. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.

4. Provides that the bill shall be considered as read.

5. Waives points of order against provisions in the bill for failure to comply with clause 2 of rule XXI.

6. Provides that the chair and ranking minority member or their designees may offer pro forma amendments for the purpose of debate at any time.

7. Makes in order only those further amendments printed in the Rules Committee report accompanying the resolution. 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, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question.

8. Waives all points of order against the amendments printed in the report.

9. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

Amendments

#Version #Sponsor(s)PartySummaryStatus
6Version 1Altmire (PA)DemocratWould restore $1 million in funding to the Thirty-Year Mass Deacidification Program with the Library of Congress’ Salaries and Expenses Account. The bill as report by the Appropriations Committee reduces the the Thirty-Year Mass Deacidification Program by 17.7%.Made In Order
16Version 1Bishop, Sanford (GA)DemocratWould transfer Member Transition Activities funds to increase the Capitol Police fund by $1,000,000 in order to establish a Security Fund for Member's District Office Security Upgrades.Made In Order
7Version 1Broun (GA)RepublicanWould reduce funding for the Joint Economic Committee by $1,050,750 (25%).Made In Order
8Version 1Broun (GA)RepublicanWould reduce funding for the Joint Committee on Taxation to the FY 2008 Level ($1,204,000 reduction).Submitted
9Version 1Broun (GA)RepublicanWould reduce funding for the Office of Compliance to the FY 2008 Level ($467,000 reduction).Made In Order
14Version 1Broun (GA)RepublicanWould reduce funding for the Architect of the Capitol-General Administration to the FY 2008 Level ($24,893,000 reduction) and transfers those dollars to the spending reduction account.Submitted
15Version 1Broun (GA)RepublicanWould reduce funding for the Botanic Garden to the FY 2008 Level ($3,192,000 reduction) and transfers those dollars to the spending reduction account.Made In Order
18Version 1Broun (GA)RepublicanWould reduce funding for the Botanic Garden to the FY 2011 Level ($632,780 reduction) and transfers those dollars to the spending reduction account.Submitted
19Version 1Broun (GA)RepublicanWould reduce funding for Library of Congress-Salaries and Expenses to the FY 2008 Level ($16,662,000 reduction) and transfers those dollars to the spending reduction account. Submitted
20Version 1Broun (GA)RepublicanWould reduce funding for Congressional Printing and Binding by $39,000,000, reduce funding for the Office of Superintendent of Documents by $17,500,000, reduce (eliminate) funding for the Open World Leadership Center Trust Fund by $1,000,000, and transfers those dollars ($57,500,000) to the spending reduction account. Submitted
23Version 1Buerkle (NY)RepublicanWould prohibit funding for a the Budget Committee of either house if that house has not passed a concurrent resolution on the budget as required by law. Submitted
24Version 1Buerkle (NY)RepublicanWould prohibit funding for the Senate Budget Committee. Submitted
25Version 1Buerkle (NY)RepublicanWould prohibit funding for the Office of the Senate Majority Leader. Submitted
26Version 1Buerkle (NY)RepublicanWould reduce funding for the Office of the Senate Majority Leader by $1,000,000. Submitted
33Version 1Engel (NY)DemocratLate Would prohibit funds in the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act from being used by the Library of Congress or the Government Printing Office to lease or purchase new light duty vehicles except in accord with Presidential Memorandum on Federal Fleet Performance, dated May 24, 2011.Submitted
29Version 2Flake, Jeff (AZ)RepublicanRevised Would require all mail funded by the Members’ representational allowance and from funds for official mail for committees and leadership offices of the House bear the official letterhead of the Member, committee, or office involved.Made In Order
32Version 1Flake, Jeff (AZ)RepublicanLate Would prohibit Members, committees, and leadership from using funds from this Act to purchase online ads that link to a website maintained by Members, committees, and leadership offices.Made In Order
3Version 1Gosar (AZ)RepublicanWould reduce the Botanic Garden appropriations from FY 2011 by 6.4%, in lockstep with the Congressional MRA decrease. Submitted
4Version 2Hanna (NY)RepublicanRevised Would state that none of the funds may be used by the Chief Administrative Officer to make any payments from any MRA for the leasing of a vehicle in an amount that exceeds $1,000 in any month.Made In Order
31Version 1Hayworth (NY), Gosar (AZ)RepublicanWould cut the $632,780 increase in funding for the Botanic Garden and transfers it to the Spending Reduction Account.Made In Order
27Version 1Holt (NJ)DemocratWould provide $2.5 million for the congressional Office of Technology Assessment and reduce funding for the House Historic Buildings Revitalization Trust Fund by the same amount. Made In Order
5Version 1Lance (NJ)RepublicanWould make the following CRS documents available to the public through Member and committee websites: CRS Issue Briefs; CRS Reports available to Members through the CRS website; and CRS Appropriations products. However, specific requests for information or research made by individual members or committees would continue to be proprietary data and their disclosure will remain at the discretion of the requesting office.Submitted
28Version 1Moran, James (VA), Welch (VT)DemocratWould prohibit the use of funds for polystyrene containers in the food service facilities of the House of Representatives.Made In Order
1Version 2Paulsen (MN), Miller, Candice (MI)RepublicanRevised Would prevent the distribution of printed legislation to member offices unless a member requests the legislation. Made In Order
2Version 1Paulsen (MN), Miller, Candice (MI)RepublicanWould prevent funds from being used to distribute printed copies of the Congressional Record to member offices. Members would still be able to receive copies online and from the legislative resource center. Made In Order
10Version 1Stutzman (IN)RepublicanWithdrawnWould reduce the total amount of appropriations in this Act by $270,417,857.28.Withdrawn
11Version 1Stutzman (IN)RepublicanWithdrawnWould transfer $1,000,000 from Open World Leadership Center to the Spending Reduction Account.Withdrawn
12Version 1Stutzman (IN)RepublicanWould transfer $22,192,482 from the Members’ Representational Allowance to the Spending Reduction Account.Submitted
13Version 1Stutzman (IN)RepublicanWould transfer $2,200,000 from the Architect of the Capitol, Capitol Grounds to the Spending Reduction Account.Submitted
21Version 1Stutzman (IN)RepublicanWould reduce the Government Printing Office by $4,946,140.80 by transferring $3,414,150.29 from Government Printing Office, Congressional Printing and Binding, and $1,531,990.51 from Government Printing Office, Office of Superintendent of Documents to the Spending Reduction Account.Made In Order
22Version 1Thompson, Glenn (PA)RepublicanWould prohibit any funds in the bill from being available to purchase, acquire, install, or use any medium screw base compact fluorescent lamp or light bulb (CFL).Made In Order
30Version 1Wasserman Schultz (FL), Schweikert (AZ)BipartisanWould provide funds to designate Room HVC 215 of the Capitol Visitor Center as the “Gabriel Zimmerman Meeting Room” ($100,000) by reducing funding for transition activities for new members and staff. Submitted
17Version 1Watt (NC)DemocratWould reduce funding for the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE) by 40% ($619,200) and transfer the funds to the Spending Reduction Account. Made In Order