H. Rept. 113-400 - 113th Congress (2013-2014)
April 03, 2014, As Reported by the Rules Committee

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House Report 113-400 - PROVIDING FOR CONSIDERATION OF THE BILL (H.R. 1874) TO AMEND THE CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET ACT OF 1974 TO PROVIDE FOR MACROECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF THE IMPACT OF LEGISLATION, PROVIDING FOR CONSIDERATION OF THE BILL (H.R. 1871) TO AMEND THE BALANCED BUDGET AND EMERGENCY DEFICIT CONTROL ACT OF 1985 TO REFORM THE BUDGET BASELINE, AND PROVIDING FOR CONSIDERATION OF THE BILL (H.R. 1872) TO AMEND THE BALANCED BUDGET AND EMERGENCY DEFICIT CONTROL ACT OF 1985 TO INCREASE TRANSPARENCY IN FEDERAL BUDGETING, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES




[House Report 113-400]
[From the U.S. Government Publishing Office]


113th Congress                                                   Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 2d Session                                                     113-400

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   PROVIDING FOR CONSIDERATION OF THE BILL (H.R. 1874) TO AMEND THE 
CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET ACT OF 1974 TO PROVIDE FOR MACROECONOMIC ANALYSIS 
 OF THE IMPACT OF LEGISLATION, PROVIDING FOR CONSIDERATION OF THE BILL 
(H.R. 1871) TO AMEND THE BALANCED BUDGET AND EMERGENCY DEFICIT CONTROL 
     ACT OF 1985 TO REFORM THE BUDGET BASELINE, AND PROVIDING FOR 
CONSIDERATION OF THE BILL (H.R. 1872) TO AMEND THE BALANCED BUDGET AND 
   EMERGENCY DEFICIT CONTROL ACT OF 1985 TO INCREASE TRANSPARENCY IN 
               FEDERAL BUDGETING, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

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   April 3, 2014.--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. 539]

    The Committee on Rules, having had under consideration 
House Resolution 539, by a record vote of 7 to 4, 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. 1874, the 
Pro-Growth Budgeting Act of 2013, 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. The resolution waives all points of 
order against consideration of the bill. The resolution 
provides that the amendments recommended by the Committee on 
the Budget now printed in the bill and the amendment printed in 
part A of this report shall be considered as adopted and the 
bill, as amended, shall be considered as read. The resolution 
waives all points of order against provisions in the bill, as 
amended. The resolution makes in order only those further 
amendments printed in part B of 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 part B of this report. The resolution provides one 
motion to recommit with or without instructions.
    Section 2 of the resolution provides for consideration of 
H.R. 1871, the Baseline Reform Act of 2013, 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 the Budget. The resolution waives all 
points of order against consideration of the bill. The 
resolution provides that the amendment recommended by the 
Committee on the Budget now printed in the bill shall be 
considered as adopted and the bill, as amended, shall be 
considered as read. The resolution waives all points of order 
against provisions in the bill, as amended. The resolution 
provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.
    Section 3 of the resolution provides for the consideration 
of H.R. 1872, the Budget and Accounting Transparency Act of 
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 the Budget. The resolution 
waives all points of order against consideration of the bill. 
The resolution provides that the amendment in the nature of a 
substitute recommended by the Committee on the Budget now 
printed in the bill shall be considered as adopted and the 
bill, as amended, shall be considered as read. The resolution 
waives all points of order against provisions in the bill, as 
amended. The resolution provides for one motion to recommit 
with or without instructions.

                         EXPLANATION OF WAIVERS

    Although the resolution waives all points of order against 
consideration of H.R. 1874, 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 H.R. 1874, as amended, 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 to H.R. 1874 printed in part B of this report, 
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 
consideration of H.R. 1871, 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 H.R. 1871, as amended, 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 
consideration of H.R. 1872, 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 H.R. 1872, 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. 123

    Motion by Ms. Slaughter to report open rules for H.R. 1871, 
H.R. 1872, and H.R. 1874. Defeated: 4-7

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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........................................  ............  Mr. Hastings of Florida...........          Yea
Mr. Woodall.....................................          Nay   Mr. Polis.........................          Yea
Mr. Nugent......................................          Nay
Mr. Webster.....................................          Nay
Ms. Ros-Lehtinen................................  ............
Mr. Burgess.....................................          Nay
Mr. Sessions, Chairman..........................          Nay
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Rules Committee record vote No. 124

    Motion by Ms. Foxx to report the rule. Adopted: 7-4

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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........................................  ............  Mr. Hastings of Florida...........          Nay
Mr. Woodall.....................................          Yea   Mr. Polis.........................          Nay
Mr. Nugent......................................          Yea
Mr. Webster.....................................          Yea
Ms. Ros-Lehtinen................................  ............
Mr. Burgess.....................................          Yea
Mr. Sessions, Chairman..........................          Yea
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 SUMMARY OF THE AMENDMENT TO H.R. 1874 IN PART A CONSIDERED AS ADOPTED

    Ryan, Paul (WI): Changes the short title of the bill to the 
Pro-Growth Budgeting Act of 2014 and clarifies how 
macroeconomic analysis will be conducted for bills containing 
revenue provisions, which parallels the practice under current 
law for preparing cost estimates. Under the amendment, the 
Joint Committee on Taxation would be responsible for preparing 
the analysis for revenue-only legislation. For legislation 
containing both revenue and non-revenue provisions, JCT would 
be responsible for analyzing the revenue provisions and CBO 
would be responsible for analyzing the non-revenue provisions.

     SUMMARY OF THE AMENDMENTS TO H.R. 1874 IN PART B MADE IN ORDER

    1. Connolly (VA): Subjects Congressional appropriations 
bills to dynamic scoring, and it changes the threshold to 
trigger such scoring to $1 billion. (10 minutes)
    2. Israel (NY): Adds a bill's impact on state and local 
governments to the parameters that CBO must analyze in a 
supplemental analysis under this bill. (10 minutes)
    3. Cicilline (RI): Requires the Congressional Budget Office 
(CBO) to include jobs impact statements (estimates of the 
number of jobs which would be created, sustained, or lost in 
carrying out such bill or resolution) using the CBO's existing 
analytical principles and procedures, for ``major bills or 
resolutions'' as defined in H.R. 1874. (10 minutes)
    4. Bishop, Tim (NY): Requires the Congressional Budget 
Office to review the accuracy of the macroeconomic impact 
analysis for any enacted bill or joint resolution. (10 minutes)
    5. Jackson Lee (TX): Requires CBO to include as part of 
their macroeconomic analysis estimates of the potential impact 
on HUB ZONE areas as defined by the Small Business Act. (10 
minutes)

      PART A--TEXT OF AMENDMENT TO H.R. 1874 CONSIDERED AS ADOPTED

  Page 3, line 5, strike ``2013'' and insert ``2014''.
  Page 5, line 23, strike the closing quotation mark and second 
period and after such line insert the following new subsection:
  ``(d) Legislation With Revenue Provisions.--The macroeconomic 
analysis described in subsection (c) shall rely on 
macroeconomic analysis prepared by the Joint Committee on 
Taxation for any provisions of such legislation that are 
described in section 201(f). For legislation consisting solely 
of provisions described in section 201(f), the macroeconomic 
analysis described in subsection (c) shall be prepared by the 
Joint Committee on Taxation.''.

         PART B--TEXT OF AMENDMENTS TO H.R. 1874 MADE IN ORDER

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

  Page 3, lines 16 and 17, strike ``(except the Committee on 
Appropriations of each House)''.
  Page 3, line 18, before the comma, insert ``or as a 
standalone analysis in the case of the Committee on 
Appropriations of each House''.
  Page 5, lines 13 through 15, strike ``.25 percent of the 
current projected gross domestic product of the United States 
for any such fiscal year;'' and insert ``$1,000,000,000 for any 
such fiscal year;''.
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 2. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Israel of New York or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 4, line 9, strike ``, and labor supply'' and insert ``, 
labor supply, and State and local governments''.
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  3. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Cicilline of Rhode 
            Island or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 4, after line 20, insert the following new subsection:
  ``(c) Jobs Impact.--The analysis prepared under subsection 
(a) shall also, using analytical principles and procedures 
consistent with section 402, provide an estimate of the number 
of jobs which would be created, sustained, or lost in carrying 
out the applicable major bill or resolution in the fiscal year 
in which it is to become effective and in each of the 4 fiscal 
years following such fiscal year, together with the basis for 
each such estimate, and to the extent practicable, the analysis 
shall include regional and State-level estimates of jobs that 
would be created, sustained, or lost.
  Page 4, line 21, strike ``(c)'' and insert ``(d)''.
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 4. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Bishop of New York or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 4, after line 20, insert the following new subsection:
  ``(c) Reporting on Accuracy of Macroeconomic Impact 
Analyses.--Upon completion of the fifth fiscal year beginning 
after the date of enactment of any major bill or joint 
resolution for which the Congressional Budget Office prepared 
an analysis under subsection (a), the Congressional Budget 
Office shall report on the accuracy of the original 
macroeconomic impact analysis of such enacted bill or joint 
resolution and submit these reports to the Committees on the 
Budget of the House of Representatives and the Senate.
  Page 4, line 21, strike ``(c)'' and insert ``(d)''.
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5. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Jackson Lee of Texas or 
                 Her Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 5, after line 23, insert the following:
  ``(d) HUBZone.--The Director shall include in any 
macroeconomic impact analysis submitted pursuant to this 
section the impact, if any, of the applicable major bill or 
resolution on any historically underutilized business zone, as 
that term is defined in section 3(p)(1) of the Small Business 
Act (15 U.S.C. 632(p)(1)).''.