H. Rept. 113-8 - 113th Congress (2013-2014)

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House Report 113-8 - PROVIDING FOR CONSIDERATION OF THE BILL (H.R. 444) TO REQUIRE THAT, IF THE PRESIDENT'S FISCAL YEAR 2014 BUDGET DOES NOT ACHIEVE BALANCE IN A FISCAL YEAR COVERED BY SUCH BUDGET, THE PRESIDENT SHALL SUBMIT A SUPPLEMENTAL UNIFIED BUDGET BY APRIL 1, 2013, WHICH IDENTIFIES A FISCAL YEAR IN WHICH BALANCE IS ACHIEVED, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

[House Report 113-8]
[From the U.S. Government Publishing Office]


113th Congress                                                   Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 1st Session                                                      113-8

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PROVIDING FOR CONSIDERATION OF THE BILL (H.R. 444) TO REQUIRE THAT, IF 
 THE PRESIDENT'S FISCAL YEAR 2014 BUDGET DOES NOT ACHIEVE BALANCE IN A 
   FISCAL YEAR COVERED BY SUCH BUDGET, THE PRESIDENT SHALL SUBMIT A 
SUPPLEMENTAL UNIFIED BUDGET BY APRIL 1, 2013, WHICH IDENTIFIES A FISCAL 
       YEAR IN WHICH BALANCE IS ACHIEVED, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

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  February 4, 2013.--Referred to the House Calendar and ordered to be 
                                printed

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               Mr. Woodall, from the Committee on Rules, 
                        submitted the following

                              R E P O R T

                       [To accompany H. Res. 48]

    The Committee on Rules, having had under consideration 
House Resolution 48, by a record vote of 9 to 3, report the 
same to the House with the recommendation that the resolution 
be adopted.

                SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS OF THE RESOLUTION

    The resolution provides for consideration of H.R. 444, the 
Require a PLAN Act, under a structured rule. The resolution 
provides one hour of general debate equally divided and 
controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the 
Committee on the Budget or their respective designees. The 
resolution waives all points of order against consideration of 
the bill. The resolution provides that the bill shall be 
considered as read. The resolution waives all points of order 
against provisions in the bill. The resolution makes in order 
only those amendments printed in this report. Each such 
amendment may be offered only in the order printed in this 
report, may be offered only by a Member designated in this 
report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the 
time specified in this 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 in the House or in the Committee of the Whole. The 
resolution waives all points of order against the amendments 
printed in this report. The resolution provides one motion to 
recommit with or without instructions.

                         EXPLANATION OF WAIVERS

    Although the resolution waives all points of order against 
consideration of the bill, the Committee is not aware of any 
points of order. The waiver is prophylactic in nature.
    Although the resolution waives all points of order against 
provisions in the bill, the Committee is not aware of any 
points of order. The waiver is prophylactic in nature.
    Although the resolution waives all points of order against 
the amendments printed in this report, the Committee is not 
aware of any points of order. The waiver is prophylactic in 
nature.

                            COMMITTEE VOTES

    The results of each record vote on an amendment or motion 
to report, together with the names of those voting for and 
against, are printed below:

Rules Committee record vote No. 6

    Motion by Ms. Slaughter to make in order and provide the 
appropriate waivers for amendment #7, offered by Rep. Van 
Hollen (MD), which replaces the entire sequester for 2013--
which would cause deep cuts to domestic priorities and 
defense--with savings from specific policies that reflect a 
balanced approach to deficit reduction. Protects our most 
vulnerable citizens, asks those earning over $1 million per 
year to contribute more, eliminates agriculture direct 
payments, and cuts subsidies for large oil companies. Defeated: 
3-9

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                Majority Members                      Vote               Minority Members               Vote
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Ms. Foxx........................................          Nay   Ms. Slaughter.....................          Yea
Mr. Bishop of Utah..............................          Nay   Mr. McGovern......................          Yea
Mr. Cole of Oklahoma............................          Nay   Mr. Hastings of Florida...........          Yea
Mr. Woodall.....................................          Nay   Mr. Polis.........................  ............
Mr. Nugent......................................          Nay
Mr. Webster.....................................          Nay
Ms. Ros-Lehtinen................................          Nay
Mr. Burgess.....................................          Nay
Mr. Sessions, Chairman..........................          Nay
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Rules Committee record vote No. 7

    Motion by Mr. McGovern to report an open rule. Defeated: 3-
9

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                Majority Members                      Vote               Minority Members               Vote
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Ms. Foxx........................................          Nay   Ms. Slaughter.....................          Yea
Mr. Bishop of Utah..............................          Nay   Mr. McGovern......................          Yea
Mr. Cole of Oklahoma............................          Nay   Mr. Hastings of Florida...........          Yea
Mr. Woodall.....................................          Nay   Mr. Polis.........................  ............
Mr. Nugent......................................          Nay
Mr. Webster.....................................          Nay
Ms. Ros-Lehtinen................................          Nay
Mr. Burgess.....................................          Nay
Mr. Sessions, Chairman..........................          Nay
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Rules Committee record vote No. 8

    Motion by Ms. Foxx to report the rule. Adopted: 9-3

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                Majority Members                      Vote               Minority Members               Vote
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Ms. Foxx........................................          Yea   Ms. Slaughter.....................          Nay
Mr. Bishop of Utah..............................          Yea   Mr. McGovern......................          Nay
Mr. Cole of Oklahoma............................          Yea   Mr. Hastings of Florida...........          Nay
Mr. Woodall.....................................          Yea   Mr. Polis.........................  ............
Mr. Nugent......................................          Yea
Mr. Webster.....................................          Yea
Ms. Ros-Lehtinen................................          Yea
Mr. Burgess.....................................          Yea
Mr. Sessions, Chairman..........................          Yea
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                SUMMARY OF THE AMENDMENTS MADE IN ORDER

    1. Takano, Mark (CA): Makes changes to the findings 
section, clarifying that Congress holds responsibility for 
passing budgets and appropriating funds. (10 minutes)
    2. Schrader (OR), Wolf (VA), Cooper (TN), Gibson (NY): Adds 
findings stating Simpson-Bowles created a balanced package of 
revenue and spending reforms which should form the basis for 
meeting the requirements of this act. (10 minutes)
    3. Fleming (LA): Requires one of the additional policies 
presented in the supplemental budget to be an evaluation of 
duplicative agencies and proposals to consolidate them for 
cost-savings. (10 minutes)
    4. Messer, Luke (IN): Requires the supplemental unified 
budget to include the cost, per taxpayer, of the annual deficit 
for each year in which such budget is projected to result in a 
deficit. (10 minutes)
    5. Scalise (LA): Mirrors the House-passed Rules package by 
requiring the President's budget proposal to include a category 
for Means-Tested Direct Spending and Nonmeans-Tested Direct 
Spending, including average growth for each category. (10 
minutes)

                    TEXT OF AMENDMENTS MADE IN ORDER

1. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Takano of California or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Amend section 2(b)(3) to read as follows:

          (3) Since the President took office, Congress has 
        allowed the Federal debt to grow by nearly $6 trillion 
        and total debt now exceeds the size of the entire 
        economy of the United States.
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 2. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Schrader of Oregon or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of section 2(b), add the following:

          (6) The President created the National Commission on 
        Fiscal Responsibility and Reform chaired by Erskine 
        Bowles and Senator Alan Simpson, which recommended a 
        balanced package of revenue and spending reforms to 
        bring down projected deficits and stabilize the Federal 
        debt as a share of the economy.
          (7) These recommendations enjoy wide bipartisan 
        support and should be considered the basis for meeting 
        the requirements of this Act.
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3. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Fleming of Louisiana or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Section 3(b)(3) is amended by inserting after ``result'' the 
following: ``(including an evaluation of duplicative agency 
functions and agency effectiveness, and proposals for 
consolidating duplicative functions and programs between 
agencies in the interests of cost-savings)''.
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 4. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Messer of Indiana or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  In section 3(b), strike ``and'' at the end of paragraph (3), 
strike the period at the end of paragraph (4) and insert ``; 
and'', and add at the end the following:

          (5) an estimate of the cost per taxpayer of the 
        annual deficit for each year in which the supplemental 
        unified budget is projected to result in a deficit.
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5. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Scalise of Louisiana or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Section 3(b) is amended by striking ``and'' at the end of 
paragraph (3), by striking the period and inserting ``; and'' 
at the end of paragraph (4), and by adding at the end the 
following new paragraph:

          (5) under a separate heading entitled ``Direct 
        Spending'', which shall include a category for ``Means-
        Tested Direct Spending'' and a category for ``Nonmeans-
        Tested Direct Spending'' and sets forth----
                  (A) the average rate of growth for each 
                category in the total amount of outlays during 
                the 10-year period preceding the budget year;
                  (B) information on the budget proposals for 
                reform of such programs;
                  (C) a description of programs which shall be 
                considered means-tested direct spending and 
                nonmeans-tested direct spending for purposes of 
                this paragraph; and
                  (D) an annual estimate of the total amount of 
                outlays for each such program for the period 
                covered by the budget proposal.