[House Report 112-400] [From the U.S. Government Publishing Office] 112th Congress Report HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES 2d Session 112-400 ====================================================================== 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 _______ February 16, 2012.--Referred to the House Calendar and ordered to be printed _______ 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.