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H. Con. Res. 96 - Establishing the budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2015 and setting forth appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2016 through 2024.

Bill Text

  • Text of H. Con. Res. 96 PDF XML

    Establishing the budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2015 and setting forth appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2016 through 2024. (as reported)

  • Descriptions of Spending Categories PDF

    As submitted by Chairman Ryan of the Committee on the Budget

  • H. Rept. 113-403 PDF

    Report from the Committee on the Budget

Rule Information

COMMITTEE ACTION:
REPORTED BY RECORD VOTE of 9-3 on Monday, April 7, 2014.

FLOOR ACTION ON H. RES. 544: 
AGREED TO by record vote of 222-194, after agreeing to the previous question by record vote of 219-190, on Tuesday, April 8, 2014. 

MANAGERS: Woodall/McGovern

1. Structured rule of H. Con. Res. 96.

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, 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 April 11, 2014 through April 25, 2014: (a) the Journal of the proceedings of the previous day shall be considered as approved; and (b) the Chair may at any time declare the House adjourned to meet at a date and time to be announced by the Chair in declaring the adjournment.

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 that the Committee on Appropriations may, at any time before 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 17, 2014, file privileged reports to accompany measures making appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2015.

Amendments

#Version #Sponsor(s)PartySummaryStatus
1Version 1Cardenas (CA), Polis (CO), Garcia (FL)DemocratRelates to Comprehensive Immigration Reform.Submitted
5Version 1Ellison (MN), Grijalva (AZ), Pocan (WI), Lee, Barbara (CA), Edwards (MD), Schakowsky (IL), McDermott (WA)DemocratCONGRESSIONAL PROGRESSIVE CAUCUS SUBSTITUTE restores economic health by creating 8.8 million jobs by 2017 through investments in education, infrastructure and research and to reduce deficits by $4 trillion by 2024.Made In Order
2Version 1Fudge (OH), Scott, Bobby (VA), Moore, Gwen (WI), Lee, Barbara (CA)DemocratCONGRESSIONAL 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. Includes funding for a comprehensive jobs bill and targeted investments to reduce and eradicate poverty in America. Protects the social safety net without cutting Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, or SNAP and makes tough but responsible decisions to raise new revenue by making our tax system fairer, saving more than $1.7 trillion on the deficit over the next decade. Puts our nation on a sustainable fiscal path by reducing our annual budget deficit to 2.5% of GDP by FY 2024.Made In Order
7Version 1Grayson (FL)DemocratLate Strikes the reforms proposed for nonmeans-tested direct spending, beginning on page 52, and inserts the following: “Nothing in this resolution shall be construed to mandate, require or support any reduction in Social Security or Medicare benefits.”Submitted
8Version 1Grayson (FL)DemocratLate Inserts the following policy statement: “It is the policy of this Congress that the existing gender pay gap is unacceptable. Every item in this budget shall be construed in a manner that will actively seek to promote equal pay between men and women.”Submitted
9Version 1Grayson (FL)DemocratLate Amends section 602 of the bill to say that Congress should pass legislation that “maintains current tax deductions, credits and other benefits for the American middle class, including those relating to pensions, IRAs, other tax-deferred personal accounts, healthcare insurance and expenses, state and local income taxes, charitable contributions, mortgage interest and property taxes.”Submitted
10Version 1Grayson (FL)DemocratLate Amends Section 604(b) on page 78 from: “It is the policy of this resolution to protect those in or near retirement from any disruptions to their Medicare benefits…” to: “It is the policy of this resolution to protect EVERYONE from any disruptions to their Medicare benefits…"Submitted
11Version 1Grayson (FL)DemocratLate Inserts a new clause at the end of page 83 stating that any legislation the President submits to Congress pertaining to Social Security should: “Avoid any reduction in current benefit levels, including but not limited to cost-of-living adjustments.”Submitted
12Version 1Grayson (FL)DemocratLate Inserts a new section into the bill seeking to ensure “that students are charged no more for student loan interest rates than the Federal Reserve charges for loans to financial institutions."Submitted
13Version 1Grayson (FL)DemocratLate Adds a new subsection to the policy on workforce development. It asserts that federal expenditure amounts should be modified “in order to promote and attain full employment”.Submitted
14Version 1Grayson (FL)DemocratLate Page 100, beginning on line 17, states: “Global trade and commerce is not a zero-sum game. The idea that global expansion tends to ‘hollow out’ United States operations is incorrect.” This amendment strikes the word “incorrect” and inserts the word “correct”.Submitted
4Version 1Kinzinger (IL)RepublicanAmends title VI by adding a policy statement that finds that mandatory spending as a share of the federal budget continues to increase and recommends Congress work toward increasing transparency and accountability in mandatory spending programs. Submitted
3Version 1Mulvaney (SC)RepublicanSUBSTITUTE Inserts President Obama’s budget proposal.Made In Order
15Version 1Van Hollen (MD)DemocratDEMOCRATIC CAUCUS SUBSTITUTE supports the American dream with investments in job creation and education, tax reform that promotes the growth of American businesses and tax fairness, and policies that support access to health care, retirement security, and a safe and secure nation. Made In Order
6Version 1Woodall (GA), Scalise (LA)RepublicanREPUBLICAN STUDY COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE Balances in four years and cuts discretionary spending to FY2008 levels.Made In Order