[House Report 112-400]
[From the U.S. Government Publishing Office]


112th Congress                                                   Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 2d Session                                                     112-400

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 PROVIDING FOR CONSIDERATION OF THE CONFERENCE REPORT TO ACCOMPANY THE 
 BILL (H.R. 3630) TO PROVIDE INCENTIVES FOR THE CREATION OF JOBS, AND 
                           FOR OTHER PURPOSES

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 February 16, 2012.--Referred to the House Calendar and ordered to be 
                                printed

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       Mr. Scott of South Carolina, from the Committee on Rules, 
                        submitted the following

                              R E P O R T

                       [To accompany H. Res. 554]

    The Committee on Rules, having had under consideration 
House Resolution 554, 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 the conference 
report to accompany H.R. 3630, the Middle Class Tax Relief and 
Job Creation Act of 2011. The resolution waives all points of 
order against the conference report and against its 
consideration. The resolution provides that the conference 
report shall be considered as read. Finally, the resolution 
provides that the previous question shall be considered as 
ordered without intervention of any motion except one hour of 
debate and one motion to recommit if applicable.

                         EXPLANATION OF WAIVERS

    The waiver of all points of order against the conference 
report and its consideration includes the following:
           Clause 9 of rule XXII, which prohibits the 
        inclusion of matter in a conference report not 
        committed to the conference by either House;
           Clause 10 of rule XXI, which prohibits the 
        consideration of a bill if it has the net effect of 
        increasing mandatory spending over the five- or ten-
        year period;
           Section 302(f) of the Congressional Budget 
        Act, which prohibits consideration of legislation 
        providing new budget authority in excess of a 
        committee's 302(a) allocation of such authority;
           Section 311 of the Congressional Budget Act, 
        which prohibits consideration of legislation that would 
        cause revenues to be less than the level of total 
        revenues set forth in the concurrent resolution on the 
        Budget;
           Section 306 of the Congressional Budget Act, 
        which prohibits consideration of legislation within the 
        jurisdiction of the Budget Committee unless reported by 
        the Budget Committee; and
           Section 13302(a) of the Budget Enforcement 
        Act, which prohibits consideration of legislation that 
        would provide for a net increase in Social Security 
        benefits or decrease in Social Security taxes in excess 
        of .02 percent of the present value of future taxable 
        payroll for a 75-year period or in excess of 
        $250,000,000 for the first five-year period after the 
        legislation becomes effective.
    If the conference report is considered on Friday, February 
17, 2012, the waiver of all points of order also includes a 
waiver of clause 8(a)(1) of rule XXII, which prohibits the 
consideration of a conference report until the third calendar 
day on which the conference report has been available in the 
Congressional Record.