H. Con. Res. 71 - Establishing the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2018 and setting forth the appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2019 through 2027.

Bill Text

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     Establishing the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2018 and setting forth the appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2019 through 2027. (as reported) 

    H. Rept. 115-240 PDF

    Report from the Committee on the Budget 

Rule Information

REPORTED BY RECORD VOTE of 9-4 on Tuesday, October 3, 2017.

Agreed to by record vote of 232-188, after agreeing to the previous questions by record vote of 231-189 on Wednesday, October 4, 2017.

MANAGERS: Woodall/McGovern

1. Structured rule.

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. Tiberi (OH) and Rep. Carolyn Maloney (NY) or their respective designees.

3. Waives all points of order against consideration of the concurrent resolution and provides that the concurrent resolution 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.

Amendments (click headers to sort)

#Version #Sponsor(s)PartySummaryStatus
7Version 1Connolly (VA)DemocratStrikes reconciliation instructions for the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.Submitted
8Version 1Espaillat (NY), Soto (FL), Gutierrez (IL)DemocratLate Encourages the U.S. Government Accountability Office to issue a report on the on the impacts of climate change and recommendations for establishing an emergency preparedness plan for natural disasters in the Caribbean.Submitted
9Version 1Espaillat (NY), Soto (FL), Gutierrez (IL)DemocratLate Encourages Congress to form a Task Force responsible for addressing the disaster relief aid needed to mitigate the impact of areas affected by natural disasters, including Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Barbuda, the island of Dominica, and the Dominican Republic.Submitted
10Version 1Espaillat (NY), Soto (FL), Gutierrez (IL)DemocratLate Supports waiving the Merchant Maritime Act of 1920 (“Jones Act”) for at least a year, or until Puerto Rico receives the relief it needs, so that response and rebuilding efforts in Puerto Rico are not encumbered. Submitted
11Version 1Espaillat (NY), Soto (FL), Gutierrez (IL)DemocratLate Establishes that the Constitution requires the Federal Government to provide for the common defense. As such, the Nation must prioritize its ability to respond rapidly and effectively to a public health crisis, including a potential epidemic in Puerto Rico unless health services are provided immediately.Submitted
2Version 1Grothman (WI)RepublicanInstructs House Committees to submit changes in law within their jurisdiction to reduce the deficit by a total of $400,000,000,000 for the period of fiscal years 2018 through 2027 by doubling each Committee's instruction in the underlying bill. Submitted
4Version 1McClintock (CA), Walker (NC)RepublicanSUBSTITUTE REPUBLICAN STUDY COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE. Secures America’s Future Economy by balancing the budget while bringing solvency to Social Security, Medicare, and the Federal Government, reforming the tax code, and providing for a strong national security. Made In Order
1Version 1McGovern (MA), Lujan Grisham (NM)DemocratPrevents cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) by exempting SNAP from reconciliation instruction. Prevents stricter time limits and more onerous work requirements in SNAP, and prevents the program from being converted into a block grant.Submitted
3Version 1Pocan (WI), Grijalva (AZ)DemocratSUBSTITUTE PROGRESSIVE CAUCUS SUBSTITUTE. Provides a practical, progressive vision for our country by investing $2 trillion in 21st century infrastructure and jobs, tackling inequality, making corporations pay for their fair share and strengthening essential public programs. Includes comprehensive immigration reform, which protects DACA, and provides $200 billion for immediate hurricane disaster recovery efforts and climate change research. Made In Order
6Version 1Scott, Bobby (VA), Richmond (LA)DemocratSUBSTITUTE CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS (CBC) SUBSTITUTE. Makes significant investments in education, job training, transportation and infrastructure, and advanced research and development programs that will accelerate our economic recovery. It includes funding for a comprehensive jobs bill and targeted investments to reduce and eradicate poverty in America. Additionally, the CBC budget protects the social safety net without cutting Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, or SNAP. The CBC budget makes tough but responsible decisions to raise new revenue by making our tax system fairer, saving more than $2.5 trillion on the deficit over the next decade. The CBC Budget will put our nation on a sustainable fiscal path by reducing our annual budget deficit to 2.7% of GDP by FY 2027. Made In Order
5Version 1Yarmuth (KY)DemocratSUBSTITUTE DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS SUBSTITUTE. Focuses on fostering growth, creating good-paying jobs, and building an economy that works for everyone. It protects affordable health care for the middle class and struggling families, invests in America, and ensures national security. The resolution supports comprehensive immigration reform and disaster response funding to help Americans rebuild after the recent hurricanes.Made In Order