H. Rept. 113-52 - 113th Congress (2013-2014)
May 07, 2013, As Reported by the Rules Committee

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House Report 113-52 - PROVIDING FOR CONSIDERATION OF THE BILL (H.R. 807) TO REQUIRE THAT THE GOVERNMENT PRIORITIZE ALL OBLIGATIONS ON THE DEBT HELD BY THE PUBLIC IN THE EVENT THAT THE DEBT LIMIT IS REACHED




[House Report 113-52]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]


113th Congress                                                   Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 1st Session                                                     113-52
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PROVIDING FOR CONSIDERATION OF THE BILL (H.R. 807) TO REQUIRE THAT THE 
GOVERNMENT PRIORITIZE ALL OBLIGATIONS ON THE DEBT HELD BY THE PUBLIC IN 
                THE EVENT THAT THE DEBT LIMIT IS REACHED

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 May 7, 2013.--Referred to the House Calendar and ordered to be printed

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

                              R E P O R T

                       [To accompany H. Res. 202]

    The Committee on Rules, having had under consideration 
House Resolution 202, by a record vote of 5 to 2, 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. 807, the 
Full Faith and Credit Act, under a structured rule. The 
resolution provides one hour of debate equally divided and 
controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the 
Committee on Ways and Means. 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 Ways and Means 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 makes in order only the amendment printed in this 
report, if offered by Representative Camp of Michigan, or his 
designee. The amendment shall be considered as read, shall be 
debatable for 10 minutes 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. The resolution waives all points of order against the 
amendment 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, 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 amendment 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. 28

    Motion by Mr. McGovern to make in order and provide the 
appropriate waivers for amendment #4, offered by Rep. Grayson 
(FL), which adds obligations held by the Federal Hospital 
Insurance Trust Fund (Medicare) to the list of eligible 
obligations on which the Secretary of the Treasury must 
continue to pay principal and interest when the statutory debt 
limit is reached. Defeated: 2-5.

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                Majority Members                      Vote               Minority Members               Vote
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Ms. Foxx........................................          Nay   Ms. Slaughter.....................          Yea
Mr. Bishop of Utah..............................                Mr. McGovern......................          Yea
Mr. Cole........................................                Mr. Hastings of Florida...........
Mr. Woodall.....................................          Nay   Mr. Polis.........................
Mr. Nugent......................................          Nay
Mr. Webster.....................................
Ms. Ros-Lehtinen................................
Mr. Burgess.....................................          Nay
Mr. Sessions, Chairman..........................          Nay
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Rules Committee record vote No. 29

    Motion by Mr. McGovern to make in order and provide the 
appropriate waivers for amendment #3, offered by Rep. Grayson 
(FL), which adds obligations held by the Military Retirement 
Fund to the list of eligible obligations on which the Secretary 
of the Treasury must continue to pay principal and interest 
when the statutory debt limit is reached. Defeated: 2-5.

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                Majority Members                      Vote               Minority Members               Vote
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Ms. Foxx........................................          Nay   Ms. Slaughter.....................          Yea
Mr. Bishop of Utah..............................                Mr. McGovern......................          Yea
Mr. Cole........................................                Mr. Hastings of Florida...........
Mr. Woodall.....................................          Nay   Mr. Polis.........................
Mr. Nugent......................................          Nay
Mr. Webster.....................................
Ms. Ros-Lehtinen................................
Mr. Burgess.....................................          Nay
Mr. Sessions, Chairman..........................          Nay
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Rules Committee record vote No. 30

    Motion by Mr. McGovern to make in order and provide the 
appropriate waivers for amendment #5, offered by Rep. Grayson 
(FL), which inserts the word ``American'' before ``public'' on 
p. 6, line 15, to ensure that the payment of debt obligations 
held by the American public are prioritized over debt held by 
foreign nationals and governments. Defeated: 2-5.

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                Majority Members                      Vote               Minority Members               Vote
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Ms. Foxx........................................          Nay   Ms. Slaughter.....................          Yea
Mr. Bishop of Utah..............................                Mr. McGovern......................          Yea
Mr. Cole........................................                Mr. Hastings of Florida...........
Mr. Woodall.....................................          Nay   Mr. Polis.........................
Mr. Nugent......................................          Nay
Mr. Webster.....................................
Ms. Ros-Lehtinen................................
Mr. Burgess.....................................          Nay
Mr. Sessions, Chairman..........................          Nay
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Rules Committee record vote No. 31

    Motion by Ms. Foxx to report the rule. Adopted: 5-2.

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

    Camp (MI): Clarifies the prohibition on compensation for 
Members of Congress and clarifies language to require that the 
Secretary report to Congress any time the new authority is 
used. (10 minutes)

                    TEXT OF AMENDMENT MADE IN ORDER

 An Amendment To Be Offered By Representative Camp of Michigan or His 
                   Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

    Page 6, after line 17, insert the following (and 
redesignate succeeding subsections accordingly):
    (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.
    Page 7, line 2, insert ``the authority is in use'' after 
``week''.
    Page 7, strike line 13 and all that follows through line 
17.