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S. 627 - Faster FOIA Act of 2011 (Budget Control Act of 2011)

Bill Text

  • Text of S. 627 PDF XML
  • Text of Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute PDF XML

    :: Section-by-Section Analysis of the Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute [PDF]
               NOTE:  Section 501 (Pell Grants) was updated to accurately reflect the amendment text; the update strikes '$13 billion' and inserts '$17 billion.'

  • Text of Revised Amendment to the Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute PDF XML
  • Text of Further Amendment to S. 627 PDF XML

    Added 07/29/ 2011 at 11:45 a.m.

Rule Information

COMMITTEE ACTION:
REPORTED BY RECORD VOTE of 8-4 on Wednesday, July 27, 2011.

FLOOR ACTION ON H.RES. 375: 
Adopted by record vote of 238-186 on July 28, 2011. 

MANAGERS: Dreier/Slaughter

1. Closed rule.

2. Provides two hours of debate with one hour equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Rules, 30 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Ways and Means, and 30 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on the Budget.

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

4. Provides that the amendment in the nature of a substitute printed in Part A of the Rules Committee report accompanying the resolution, modified by the amendment printed in Part B of the report, shall be considered as adopted. Provides that the bill, as amended, shall be considered as read.

5. Waives all points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended.

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

7. Authorizes the Speaker to entertain motions to suspend the rules at any time through Sunday, July 31, 2011 if the measure was made available on the previous legislative day, except measures proposing an amendment to the Constitution, which must be available for three legislative days. Provides two hours of debate on a motion to suspend the rules relating to a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.

8. Sets the dates for the convening of the house for the anticipated pro forma sessions during the period from August 1, 2011 through September 6, 2011, and provides that the Speaker may dispense with legislative business for those pro forma sessions and authorizes the Speaker to declare the House adjourned to a time on the next pro forma session day.

9. Provides for the approval of the Journal during pro forma sessions from August 1, 2011 through September 6, 2011.

10. Provides that days during the period from August 1, 2011 through September 6, 2011 shall not constitute calendar days for purposes of the War Powers Resolution.

11. Provides that the Speaker may delay the referral of introduced measures from August 1, 2011 through September 6, 2011.

Summary of Amendment in Part A Proposed to be Considered as Adopted: 

 

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The amendment in the nature of a substitute would strike all after the enacting clause and insert a new matter consisting of the Budget Control Act of 2011 (BCA). The BCA would create ten year discretionary spending caps, provide for the passage of a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution, creates a joint committee of Congress charged with making legislative recommendations to achieve additional spending reductions, increase the debt limit pursuant to a resolution of disapproval and enactment of a joint committee's recommendations, establishes expedited procedures for consideration of a resolution of disapproval and for consideration of the joint committee's recommendations, and makes changes to the Pell Grant program.
 
 

 

Summary of Amendment in Part B Proposed to be Considered as Adopted: 

 

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Would make technical changes to the amendment in the nature of substitute.
 
 

 

 

Rule Information for H.Res. 383

COMMITTEE ACTION:
REPORTED BY RECORD VOTE of 8-4 on Monday, July 23, 2011.

FLOOR ACTION ON H.RES. 383: 
Adopted by record vote of 239-187 on Friday, July 29, 2011.  

MANAGERS: Dreier/Slaughter

1. Provides for further consideration of S. 627.

2. Provides that upon adoption of the resolution the amendment printed in the Rules Committee report accompanying the resolution shall be considered as adopted.

 

Sponsor

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Description

Debate Time

1. [click to view]

#3

Would specify that, before the President can request the second increase in the debt limit, the Joint Committee established by the underlying bill must produce spending cuts larger than the requested increase and a Balanced Budget Amendment must be sent to the states for ratification.

 

 

 

Amendments

Amendments were not received by the Committee on Rules.