Text: H.Res.949 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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111th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. RES. 949

Amending the Rules of the House of Representatives to require a two-thirds vote on a stand-alone bill to increase the statutory limit on the public debt.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
December 3, 2009

Mr. Neugebauer (for himself, Mr. Smith of Texas, Mr. Chaffetz, Mr. Olson, Ms. Jenkins, Mrs. Bachmann, Mr. Paul, Mr. Rehberg, Mr. Gingrey of Georgia, Mr. Lamborn, Ms. Granger, Mrs. Schmidt, Mr. Hensarling, Mrs. Lummis, Mr. Pitts, Mr. Harper, Mrs. Blackburn, Mr. Kline of Minnesota, Mr. Conaway, Mr. Broun of Georgia, Mr. Gohmert, Mr. Barton of Texas, Mr. Culberson, Mr. Austria, Mr. Bilbray, Mr. Luetkemeyer, Mr. Posey, Mr. Jordan of Ohio, Mr. King of Iowa, Mr. McCarthy of California, Mr. Garrett of New Jersey, Mr. Walden, Mr. Wittman, Mr. Ryan of Wisconsin, Mr. Hall of Texas, Mr. Akin, Ms. Fallin, Mr. Smith of Nebraska, Mr. Roe of Tennessee, Mr. Coffman of Colorado, Mr. Marchant, Mr. Sam Johnson of Texas, Mr. Sessions, Mr. Jones, and Mr. Goodlatte) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Rules


RESOLUTION

Amending the Rules of the House of Representatives to require a two-thirds vote on a stand-alone bill to increase the statutory limit on the public debt.

Resolved, That rule XXVIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives (relating to the statutory limit on the public debt) is amended by striking clauses 1 through 4, by redesignating clause 5 as clause 3, and by inserting before clause 3 the following new clauses:

“1. It shall not be in order to consider any bill or joint resolution, or amendment thereto or conference report thereon, that increases the statutory limit on the public debt if there is any other matter in such measure.
“2. A bill or joint resolution, or amendment thereto or conference report thereon, that increases the statutory limit on the public debt may not be considered as passed or agreed to unless so determined by a vote of not less than two-thirds of the Members voting, a quorum being present.”.