[House Report 106-657] [From the U.S. Government Publishing Office] 106th Congress Report HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES 2d Session 106-657 ====================================================================== PROVIDING FOR THE CONSIDERATION OF H.R. 4577, THE DEPARTMENTS OF LABOR, HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, AND EDUCATION, AND RELATED AGENCIES APPROPRIATION BILL, 2001 _______ June 7, 2000.--Referred to the House Calendar and ordered to be printed _______ Ms. Pryce of Ohio, from the Committee on Rules, submitted the following R E P O R T [To accompany H. Res. 518] The Committee on Rules, having had under consideration House Resolution 518, 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 the consideration of H.R. 4577, the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriation Bill, 2001, under an open rule. The rule provides one hour of general debate divided equally between the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Appropriations. The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill. The rule provides that the amendments printed in part A of this report shall be considered as adopted. The rule waives clause 2 of rule XXI (prohibiting unauthorized or legislative provisions in an appropriations bill) against provisions in the bill, as amended, except as otherwise specified in the rule. The rule further provides that the amendment printed in part B of this report may be offered only by a Member designated in this report and only at the appropriate point in the reading of the bill, 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. All points of order against the amendment printed in part B of this report are waived. The rule also waives clause 2(e) of rule XXI (prohibiting non-emergency designated amendments to be offered to an appropriations bill containing an emergency designation) against amendments offered during consideration of the bill. Members who have pre-printed their amendments in the Record prior to their consideration will be given priority in recognition to offer their amendments if otherwise consistent with House rules. The Chairman of the Committee of the Whole may postpone votes during consideration of the bill, and reduce voting time to five minutes on a postponed question if the vote follows a fifteen minute vote. The rule provides for one motion to recommit, with or without instructions. Finally, the rule lays H. Res. 515 on the table. committee votes Pursuant to clause 3(b) of House rule XIII 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. 106 Date: June 7, 2000. Measure: H.R. 4577, Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriation Bill, 2001. Motion By: Mr. Moakley. Summary of Motion: To make in order en block the amendments offered by Rep. Obey, which consist of the eleven Democrat amendments that were defeated by a record vote in the Appropriations Committee markup of H.R. 4577. Results: Defeated 1 to 8. Vote by Member: Goss--Nay; Linder--Nay; Pryce--Nay; Diaz- Balart--Nay; Hastings--Nay; Sessions--Nay; Reynolds--Nay; Moakley--Yea; Dreier--Nay. PART A summary of amendments considered as adopted under the rule for h.r. 4577, the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriation Bill, 2001 Porter: Strikes the changes in Continuing Disability Reviews and reduces funding for Pell Grants by $48 million, but does not reduce the maximum Pell Grant payment. Porter: Provides for a rescission from the Child Care and Development Block Grant of any funds appropriated in excess of the $23.5 billion advanced appropriation cap contained in the FY 2001 Concurrent Budget Resolution, except that such rescission shall not cause the Child Care and Development Block Grant to go below the funding level provided in FY 2000. PART B summary of amendment made in order under the rule for h.r. 4577 Wilson: Appropriates $25 million for the 21st Century Teacher Scholarships Act, which addresses the national problem of teacher shortage, if it is enacted into law. Cuts $25 million from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) as an offset. (10 MINUTES) PART A Text of amendments considered as adopted under the rule: Page 56, line 13, after the dollar amount, insert the following: ``(reduced by $48,000,000)''. Page 72, line 25, after the dollar amount, insert the following: ``(reduced by $35,000,000)''. Page 72, line 21, after the dollar amount, insert the following: ``(reduced by $35,000,000)''. Page 73, line 19, after the dollar amount, insert the following: ``(reduced by $70,000,000)''. Page 74, line 16, after the dollar amount, insert the following: ``(reduced by $70,000,000)''. Page 74, line 20, after the dollar amount, insert the following: ``(reduced by $70,000,000)''. Page 74, strike the sentence beginning on line 23. Page 84, after line 21, insert the following new section: Sec. 518. If the total level of discretionary advance appropriations for fiscal year 2002 and subsequent fiscal years provided in general appropriation Acts for fiscal year 2001 exceeds $23,500,000,000, there shall be rescinded from the amount made available in this Act for fiscal year 2002 under the heading ``Administration for Children and Families-- payments to states for the child care and development block grant'' an amount sufficient to reduce the total level of such discretionary advance appropriations to $23,500,000,000: Provided, That the rescission shall not exceed an amount that would cause the amount provided under such heading to be less than the amount provided for fiscal year 2001 in the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2000 (as enacted into law by section 1000(a)4) of Public Law 106-113). PART B Text of Amendment Made in Order Under the Rule An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Wilson or a designee, Debatable for 10 minutes Page 84, after line 21, insert the following new section: Sec. 518. The amounts otherwise provided by this Act are revised by reducing the amount made available for ``Occupational Safety and Health Administration--salaries and expenses'', and increasing the amount made available for ``higher education'', by $25,000,000, to be used to carry out the 21st Century Teaching Scholarships Act, if such legislation is enacted.