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113th Congress                                                   Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 1st Session                                                    113-216

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  PROVIDING FOR CONSIDERATION OF THE JOINT RESOLUTION (H.J. RES. 59) 
 MAKING CONTINUING APPROPRIATIONS FOR FISCAL YEAR 2014, AND FOR OTHER 
  PURPOSES, AND PROVIDING FOR CONSIDERATION OF MOTIONS TO SUSPEND THE 
                                 RULES

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 September 18, 2013.--Referred to the House Calendar and ordered to be 
                                printed

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

                              R E P O R T

                       [To accompany H. Res. 352]

    The Committee on Rules, having had under consideration 
House Resolution 352, by a nonrecord vote, 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.J. Res. 59, 
the Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014, under a closed 
rule. The resolution provides one hour of debate equally 
divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member 
of the Committee on Appropriations. The resolution waives all 
points of order against consideration of the joint resolution. 
The resolution provides that the amendment printed in this 
report shall be considered as adopted and the joint resolution, 
as amended, shall be considered as read. The resolution waives 
all points of order against provisions in the joint resolution, 
as amended. The resolution provides one motion to recommit with 
or without instructions.
    Section 2 of the resolution provides that it shall be in 
order at any time from the calendar day of September 26, 2013, 
through the calendar day of September 29, 2013, for the Speaker 
to entertain motions that the House suspend the rules as though 
under clause 1 of rule XV and that the Speaker or his designee 
shall consult with the Minority Leader or her designee on the 
designation of any matter for consideration pursuant to this 
section.

                         EXPLANATION OF WAIVERS

    The waiver of all points of order against consideration of 
the bill includes a waiver of the following:
     Section 302(f) of the Congressional Budget Act, 
which prohibits consideration of legislation providing new 
budget authority in excess of a 302(a) or 302(b) allocation of 
such authority.
     Section 311 of the Congressional Budget Act, which 
prohibits consideration of legislation that would cause the 
level of total new budget authority for the first fiscal year 
to be exceeded or would cause revenues to be less than the 
level of total revenues for the first fiscal year or for the 
total of that first fiscal year and the ensuing fiscal years 
for which allocations are provided.
     Section 314 of the Congressional Budget Act, which 
prohibits the consideration of legislation that provides budget 
authority for a fiscal year that exceeds either of the 
discretionary statutory spending limits. The budget resolution 
suspended the application of this section for individual 
spending caps only in the case that the sum total of the 
spending limits was not exceeded. H. J. Res. 59 provides budget 
authority in excess of that combined spending total.
    Although the resolution waives all points of order against 
provisions in the joint resolution, as amended, 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. 72

    Motion by Ms. Slaughter to make in order and provide the 
appropriate waivers for amendment #2, offered by Rep. Van 
Hollen (MD), which funds the government until November 15, 2013 
at the FY 2014 pre-sequester discretionary Budget Control Act 
caps that total $1.058 trillion and replaces the entire 
sequester--which will cause deep cuts to domestic priorities 
and defense for FY 2014--with savings from specific policies 
that reflect a balanced approach to deficit reduction. The 
amendment 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........................................          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. 73

    Motion by Ms. Slaughter to make in order and provide the 
appropriate waivers for amendment #3, offered by Delegate 
Norton (DC), which permits the District of Columbia government 
to obligate and expend its local funds for all of fiscal year 
2014. 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........................................          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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             SUMMARY OF THE AMENDMENT CONSIDERED AS ADOPTED

    Scalise (LA): Fully defunds Obamacare and ensures that the 
Government can make all principle and interest payments on the 
national debt and ensure the full payment of Social Security 
benefits in the event that the debt limit is reached. The 
amendment adds the text of H.R. 2682, the Defund Obamacare Act 
of 2013, and the text of H.R. 807 (with a modification), the 
Full Faith and Credit Act, to the underlying continuing 
resolution.

                TEXT OF AMENDMENT CONSIDERED AS ADOPTED

  At the end of the joint resolution (before the short title), 
insert the following:
  Sec. 137. (a) In General.--Notwithstanding any other 
provision of law, no Federal funds shall be made available to 
carry out any provisions of the Patient Protection and 
Affordable Care Act (Public Law 111-148) or title I and 
subtitle B of title II of the Health Care and Education 
Reconciliation Act of 2010 (Public Law 111-152), or of the 
amendments made by either such Act.
  (b) Limitation.--No entitlement to benefits under any 
provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act 
(Public Law 111-148) or title I and subtitle B of title II of 
the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 
(Public Law 111-152), or the amendments made by either such 
Act, shall remain in effect on and after the date of the 
enactment of this joint resolution, nor shall any payment be 
awarded, owed, or made to any State, District, or territory 
under any such provision.
  (c) Unobligated Balances.--Notwithstanding any other 
provision of law, all unobligated balances available under the 
provisions of law referred to in subsection (a) are hereby 
rescinded.
  Sec. 138. (a) In General.--Until December 15, 2014, in the 
event that the debt of the United States Government, as defined 
in section 3101 of title 31, United States Code, reaches the 
statutory limit, the Secretary of the Treasury shall, in 
addition to any other authority provided by law, issue 
obligations under chapter 31 of title 31, United States Code, 
to pay with legal tender, and solely for the purpose of paying, 
the principal and interest on obligations of the United States 
described in subsection (b) after the date of the enactment of 
this joint resolution.
  (b) Obligations Described.--For purposes of this subsection, 
obligations described in this subsection are obligations which 
are--
          (1) held by the public, or
          (2) held by the Old-Age and Survivors Insurance Trust 
        Fund and Disability Insurance Trust Fund.
  (c) Prohibition on Compensation for Members of Congress.--
None of the obligations issued under subsection (a) may be used 
to pay compensation for Members of Congress.
  (d) Obligations Exempt From Public Debt Limit.--Obligations 
issued under subsection (a) shall not be taken into account in 
applying the limitation in section 3101(b) of title 31, United 
States Code, to the extent that such obligation would otherwise 
cause the limitation in section 3101(b) of title 31, United 
States Code, to be exceeded.
  (e) Report on Certain Actions.--
          (1) In general.--If, after the date of the enactment 
        of this joint resolution, the Secretary of the Treasury 
        exercises his authority under subsection (a), the 
        Secretary shall thereafter submit a report each week 
        the authority is in use providing an accounting 
        relating to--
                  (A) the principal on mature obligations and 
                interest that is due or accrued of the United 
                States, and
                  (B) any obligations issued pursuant to 
                subsection (a).
          (2) Submission.--The report required by paragraph (1) 
        shall be submitted to the Committee on Ways and Means 
        of the House of Representatives and the Committee on 
        Finance of the Senate.