/  H.R. 4487—Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2015

H.R. 4487 - Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2015

Bill Text

  • Text of H.R. 4487 PDF XML

    Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2015 (as reported)

  • H. Rept. 113-417 PDF

    Report from the Committee on Appropriations

Rule Information

COMMITTEE ACTION:
REPORTED BY VOICE VOTE on Tuesday, April 29, 2014.

FLOOR ACTION ON H. RES. 557: 
AGREED TO by voice vote, after agreeing to the previous question by record vote of 227-189, on Wednesday, April 30, 2014. 

MANAGERS: Cole/Hastings (FL)

1. Open rule for H.R. 4486.

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

5. Provides that the bill shall be considered for amendment under the five-minute rule.

6. Authorizes the Chair to accord priority in recognition to Members who have pre-printed their amendments in the Congressional Record. 

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

8. Structured rule for H.R. 4487.

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

10. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill and provides that the bill shall be considered as read.

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

12. Makes in order only those amendments to H.R. 4487 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, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question.

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

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

15. Section 3 of the rule provides that pending the adoption of a concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2015, the amounts provided for current law mandatory budget authority and outlays contained in the statement of the Chair of the Committee on the Budget of the House of Representatives in the Congressional Record dated April 29, 2014, shall be considered for all purposes in the House to be allocations to the Committee on Appropriations under section 302(a) of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974.

16. Section 4 of the rule provides that during consideration of H.R. 4486 and H.R. 4487 pursuant to this resolution, the suballocations printed in House Report 113-425 shall be considered for all purposes in the House to be suballocations under section 302(b) of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974.

Amendments

#Version #Sponsor(s)PartySummaryStatus
13Version 1Broun (GA)RepublicanReduces the funding for the Office of Compliance by $91,000, returning it to FY14 levels.Submitted
14Version 1Broun (GA)RepublicanReduces the funding for the Botanic Garden by $3,166,946, returning it to FY14 levels.Submitted
15Version 1Broun (GA)RepublicanReduces the funding for the Capitol Visitor Center by $243,000, returning it to FY14 levels.Made In Order
5Version 1Duckworth (IL)DemocratProhibits Members of Congress from using their Members' Representational Allowance to pay for first class air travel, unless approved by the Ethics Committee. Submitted
18Version 1Duffy (WI)RepublicanLate Maintains Botanic Garden funding at FY2014 levels.Submitted
19Version 1Duffy (WI)RepublicanLate Maintains Library of Congress funding at FY2014 levels.Submitted
20Version 3Duffy (WI)RepublicanLate Revised Defunds the Open World Leadership Center Trust Fund.Made In Order
3Version 1Farenthold (TX)RepublicanProhibits funding for the compensation of any officer or employee of the Federal Government while they are held in contempt of Congress. Submitted
7Version 1Gingrey (GA)RepublicanWithdrawn Prohibits the Government Printing Office from using appropriated funds to sell or market secure credential products that it may create under the auspices of such products being considered printing. Withdrawn
9Version 2Gosar (AZ)RepublicanRevised Reduces the amount provided for the Botanic Garden to the fiscal year 2014 level and transfers the funds to the spending reduction account. Made In Order
10Version 1Gosar (AZ)RepublicanProhibits funds in the Act from being used to commission or otherwise pay for an official portrait of any individual. Submitted
11Version 1Gosar (AZ)RepublicanReduces the amount provided for the Open World Leadership Center Trust Fund program by $3.42 million and transfers the funds to the spending reduction account.Submitted
12Version 1Gosar (AZ), Ruiz (CA), Jones (NC), Barrow (GA)Bi-PartisanProhibits any funds in this Act from being used to pay for first-class travel for members of Congress and employees within the Legislative Branch.Submitted
16Version 1Gosar (AZ)RepublicanFunds the Books for the Blind and Physically Handicapped program at the at the fiscal year 2015 budget request level. The amendment pay for this increase by reducing the salaries and expenses for the Office of the Minority Floor Leader to the same amount provided for the Office of the Speaker. Submitted
17Version 1Hall (TX), McCaul (TX)RepublicanProhibits funds from being used to deliver a printed copy of the CAO’s Statement of Disbursements of the House to any Member of the House of Representatives. Made In Order
1Version 1Holt (NJ)DemocratAppropriates $2.5 million to re-institute the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA), offset from funds in the House Historic Buildings Revitalization Trust Fund.Made In Order
4Version 1Moran, James (VA)DemocratCreates a voluntary Member housing stipend of $25 per day in session. To qualify, Members must prove that they maintain a primary residence more than 50 miles from D.C and attest to the fact that they expend personal funds for a residence in D.C.Submitted
2Version 3Nugent (FL)RepublicanRevised Prohibits CAO of the House of Representatives from making any payments from any Members' representational allowance for the leasing of a vehicle, excluding mobile district offices and short-term vehicle rentals. Made In Order
6Version 1Speier (CA)DemocratAppropriates $500,000 to provide for sexual harassment training for all House offices which will be carried out by the Congressional Office of Compliance. These funds are offset from the AOC General Administration fund. Made In Order
8Version 1Wenstrup (OH)RepublicanProhibits funding for the delivery of printed copies of the Daily Calendar of the United States House of Representatives to member offices, as this document is accessible online.Made In Order