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111th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. RES. 343

Amending the Rules of the House of Representatives to require the reduction of section 302(b) suballocations to reflect floor amendments to general appropriation bills.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
April 21, 2009

Mr. Conaway (for himself, Mr. Mack, Mrs. Blackburn, Mr. Neugebauer, Mr. Olson, Mr. Herger, Mr. Jordan of Ohio, Mrs. Bachmann, Mr. Bartlett, Mr. McClintock, Mr. Gingrey of Georgia, Mr. King of Iowa, Mr. Barrett of South Carolina, Mr. Lamborn, Mr. McHenry, Mr. Culberson, Mr. Price of Georgia, Mr. Thornberry, Mr. Cooper, Mr. Souder, Mr. Hensarling, Mr. Wittman, Mr. Broun of Georgia, Mr. Deal of Georgia, Mr. Hall of Texas, and Mr. Davis of Kentucky) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Rules


RESOLUTION

Amending the Rules of the House of Representatives to require the reduction of section 302(b) suballocations to reflect floor amendments to general appropriation bills.

Resolved, That rule XXI of the Rules of the House of Representatives is amended by adding at the end the following new clause:

“11. (a) Whenever any Member offers an amendment to any general appropriation bill (or resolution making continuing appropriations to the end of a fiscal year) to reduce new budget authority (and outlays flowing therefrom), that Member may designate the amount of the reduction in new budget authority that should be used to reduce the Federal budget deficit (or to increase the Federal budget surplus) if such amendment is agreed to.

“(b)(1) Upon the engrossment in the House of Representatives of any general appropriation bill (or resolution making continuing appropriations to the end of a fiscal year), the chairman of the Committee on Appropriations shall—

“(A) reduce the suballocation of new budget authority to the appropriate subcommittee of that committee made under section 302(b) of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 by the net amount of reductions in new budget authority resulting from the amendments agreed to by the House to that bill to the extent that they are designated pursuant to paragraph (a), and

“(B) reduce the suballocation of outlays made under section 302(b) of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 to the appropriate subcommittee of that committee by the net amount of reductions in outlays resulting from amendments described in subdivision (A) by the House to that bill,

and promptly report those revisions to the House.

“(2) The reductions in suballocations made under subparagraph (1) may not be reallocated by the Committee on Appropriations to any other subcommittee.

“(3) In the House of Representatives, the revised suballocations made under subparagraph (1) shall be deemed to be suballocations made under section 302(b) of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974.

“(c) Upon the reporting of revised suballocations to the House by the Committee on Appropriations under paragraph (b), the chairman of the Committee on the Budget shall make appropriate revisions in the allocations to the Committee on Appropriations to reflect the revised suballocations and report those revisions to the House. In the House of Representatives, those revised allocations shall be deemed to be allocations made under section 302(a) of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974.”.