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Providing For Consideration Of H.R. 3309, Federal Communications Commission Process Reform Act Of 2012 March 27, 2012
Daniel Webster, R-FL
"At the end of the resolution, add the following new sections: Sec. 3. Immediately upon adoption of this resolution the Speaker shall, pursuant to clause 2(b) of rule XVIII, declare the House resolved into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for consideration of a bill consisting of the text of the bill (H.R. 14) to reauthorize Federal-aid highway and highway safety construction programs, and for other purposes. The first reading of the bill shall be dispensed with. All points of order against consideration of the bill are waived. General debate shall be confined to the bill and shall not exceed one hour equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. After general debate the bill shall be considered for amendment under the five-minute rule. All points of order against provisions in the bill are waived. At the conclusion of consideration of the bill for amendment the Committee shall rise and report the bill to the House with such amendments as may have been adopted. The previous question shall be considered as ordered on the bill and amendments thereto to final passage without intervening motion except one motion to recommit with or without instructions. If the Committee of the Whole rises and reports that it has come to no resolution on the bill, then on the next legislative day the House shall, immediately after the third daily order of business under clause 1 of rule XIV, resolve into the Committee of the Whole for further consideration of the bill. Sec. 4. Clause 1(c) of rule XIX shall not apply to the consideration of the bill specified in section 3 of this resolution. (The information contained herein was provided by the Republican Minority on multiple occasions throughout the 110th and 111th Congresses.)"
Providing For Consideration Of H.R. 5, Protecting Access To Healthcare Act March 21, 2012
Richard Nugent, R-FL
"At the end of the resolution, add the following new sections: Sec. 2. Immediately upon adoption of this resolution the Speaker shall, pursuant to clause 2(b) of rule XVIII, declare the House resolved into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for consideration of a bill consisting of the text of the bill (H.R. 14) to reauthorize Federal-aid highway and highway safety construction programs, and for other purposes. The first reading of the bill shall be dispensed with. All points of order against consideration of the bill are waived. General debate shall be confined to the bill and shall not exceed one hour equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of , the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. After general debate the bill shall be considered for amendment under the five-minute rule. All points of order against provisions in the bill are waived. At the conclusion of consideration of the bill for amendment the Committee shall rise and report the bill to the House with such amendments as may have been adopted. The previous question shall be considered as ordered on the bill and amendments thereto to final passage without intervening motion except one motion to recommit with or without instructions. If the Committee of the Whole rises and reports that it has come to no resolution on the bill, then on the next legislative day the House shall, immediately after the third daily order of business under clause 1 of rule XIV, resolve into the Committee of the Whole for further consideration of the bill. Sec. 3. Clause 1(c) of rule XIX shall not apply to the consideration of the bill specified in section 2 of this resolution."
Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy For Users March 9, 2005
Tom Petri, R-WI
"(a) General Limitation.—Notwithstanding any other provision of law but subject to subsections (g) and (h), the obligations for Federal-aid highway and highway safety construction programs shall not exceed— (1) $33,643,000,000 for fiscal year 2004; (2) $34,412,000,000 for fiscal year 2005; (3) $36,287,100,000 for fiscal year 2006; (4) $37,616,700,000 for fiscal year 2007; (5) $38,876,400,000 for fiscal year 2008; and (6) $40,231,500,000 for fiscal year 2009. (b) Exceptions.—The limitations under subsection (a) shall not apply to obligations— (1) under section 125 of title 23, United States Code; (2) under section 147 of the Surface Transportation Assistance Act of 1978; (3) under section 9 of the Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1981; (4) under sections 131(b) and 131(j) of the Surface Transportation Assistance Act of 1982; (5) under sections 149(b) and 149(c) of the Surface Transportation and Uniform Relocation Assistance Act of 1987; (6) under sections 1103 through 1108 of the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991; (7) under section 157 of title 23, United States Code, as in effect on June 8, 1998; (8) under section 105 of title 23, United States Code (but, for each of fiscal years 1998 through 2013), only in an amount equal to $639,000,000 per fiscal year; and (9) for Federal-aid highway programs for which obligation authority was made available under the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century or subsequent public laws for multiple years or to remain available until used, but only to the extent that such obligation authority has not lapsed or been used. (c) Distribution of Obligation Authority.—For each of fiscal years 2004 through 2009, the Secretary shall— (1) not distribute obligation authority provided by subsection (a) for such fiscal year for amounts authorized for administrative expenses and amounts authorized for the highway use tax evasion program and the Bureau of Transportation Statistics; (2) not distribute an amount of obligation authority provided by subsection (a) that is equal to the unobligated balance of amounts made available from the Highway Trust Fund (other than the Mass Transit Account) for Federal-aid highway and highway safety programs for previous fiscal years the funds for which are allocated by the Secretary; (3) determine the ratio that— (A) the obligation authority provided by subsection (a) for such fiscal year less the aggregate of amounts not distributed under paragraphs (1) and (2), bears to (B) the total of the sums authorized to be appropriated for Federal-aid highway and highway safety construction programs (other than sums authorized to be appropriated for sections set forth in paragraphs (1) through (7) of subsection (b) and sums authorized to be appropriated for section 105 of title 23, United States Code, equal to the amount referred to in subsection (b)(8)) for such fiscal year less the aggregate of the amounts not distributed under paragraph (1) of this subsection; (4) distribute the obligation authority provided by subsection (a) less the aggregate amounts not distributed under paragraphs (1) and (2) for section 117 of title 23, United States Code (relating to high priority projects program), section 14501 of title 40, United States Code (relating to Appalachian development highway system), and $2,000,000,000 for such fiscal year under section 105 of title 23, United States Code (relating to minimum guarantee) so that amount of obligation authority available for each of such sections is equal to the amount determined by multiplying the ratio determined under paragraph (3) by the sums authorized to be appropriated for such section (except in the case of section 105, $2,000,000,000) for such fiscal year; (5) distribute the obligation authority provided by subsection (a) less the aggregate amounts not distributed under paragraphs (1) and (2) and amounts distributed under paragraph (4) for each of the programs that are allocated by the Secretary under this Act and title 23, United States Code (other than activities to which paragraph (1) applies and programs to which paragraph (4) applies) by multiplying the ratio determined under paragraph (3) by the sums authorized to be appropriated for such program for such fiscal year; and (6) distribute the obligation authority provided by subsection (a) less the aggregate amounts not distributed under paragraphs (1) and (2) and amounts distributed under paragraphs (4) and (5) for Federal-aid highway and highway safety construction programs (other than the minimum guarantee program, but only to the extent that amounts apportioned for the minimum guarantee program for such fiscal year exceed $2,639,000,000, and the Appalachian development highway system program) that are apportioned by the Secretary under this Act and title 23, United States Code, in the ratio that— (A) sums authorized to be appropriated for such programs that are apportioned to each State for such fiscal year, bear to (B) the total of the sums authorized to be appropriated for such programs that are apportioned to all States for such fiscal year. (d) Redistribution of Unused Obligation Authority.— Notwithstanding subsection (c), the Secretary shall after August 1 of each of fiscal years 2004 through 2009 revise a distribution of the obligation authority made available under subsection (c) if an amount made available under this section will not be obligated during the fiscal year and redistribute sufficient amounts to those States able to obligate amounts in addition to those previously distributed during that fiscal year. In making the redistribution, the Secretary shall give priority to those States having large unobligated balances of funds apportioned under sections 104 and 144 of title 23, United States Code. (e) Applicability of Obligation Limitations to Transportation Research Programs.—Obligation limitations imposed by subsection (a) shall apply to transportation research programs carried out under chapter 5 of title 23, United States Code, and under title V of this Act; except that obligation authority made available for such programs under such limitations shall remain available for a period of 3 fiscal years. (f) Redistribution of Certain Authorized Funds.—Not later than 30 days after the date of the distribution of obligation authority under subsection (c) for each of fiscal years 2004 through 2009, the Secretary shall distribute to the States any funds (1) that are authorized to be appropriated for such fiscal year for Federal-aid highway programs, and (2) that the Secretary determines will not be allocated to the States, and will not be available for obligation, in such fiscal year due to the imposition of any obligation limitation for such fiscal year. Such distribution to the States shall be made in the same ratio as the distribution of obligation authority under subsection (c)(6). The funds so distributed shall be available for any purposes described in section 133(b) of title 23, United States Code. (g) Special Rule.—Obligation authority distributed for a fiscal year under subsection (c)(4) for a section set forth in subsection (c)(4) shall remain available until used for obligation of funds for such section and shall be in addition to the amount of any limitation imposed on obligations for Federal-aid highway and highway safety construction programs for future fiscal years. (h) Increase in Obligation Limit.—Limitations on obligations imposed by subsection (a) for a fiscal year shall be increased by an amount equal to the amount determined pursuant to section 251(b)(1)(B)(ii)(I)(cc) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 (2 U.S.C. 901(b)(2)(B)(ii)(I)(cc)) for such fiscal year. Any such increase shall be distributed in accordance with this section. (i) Limitations on Obligations for Administrative Expenses.—Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the total amount of all obligations under section 104(a) of title 23, United States Code, shall not exceed— (1) $390,000,000 for fiscal year 2004; (2) $395,000,000 for fiscal year 2005; (3) $395,000,000 for fiscal year 2006; (4) $395,000,000 for fiscal year 2007; (5) $395,000,000 for fiscal year 2008; and (6) $400,000,000 for fiscal year 2009."
Surface Transportation Extension Act Of 2004, Part V September 30, 2004
Jeff Miller, R-FL
"(a) In General.— (1) Apportionment ratio.—Except as provided in paragraph (2), the Secretary of Transportation shall apportion funds made available under section 1101(l) of the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (112 Stat. 111; 118 Stat. 876), as amended by this section, to each State in the ratio that— (A) the State’s total fiscal year 2004 obligation authority for funds apportioned for the Federal-aid highway program; bears to (B) all States’ total fiscal year 2004 obligation authority for funds apportioned for the Federal-aid highway program. (2) Exception.—The ratios determined under this subsection shall be subject to the same adjustments as the adjustments made under section 105(f) of title 23, United States Code. (b) Programmatic Distributions.— (1) Programs.—Of the funds to be apportioned to each State under subsection (a), the Secretary shall ensure that the State is apportioned an amount of the funds, determined under paragraph (2), for the Interstate maintenance program, the National Highway System program, the bridge program, the surface transportation program, the congestion mitigation and air quality improvement program, the recreational trails program, the Appalachian development highway system program, and the minimum guarantee. (2) In general.—The amount that each State shall be apportioned under this subsection for each item referred to in paragraph (1) shall be determined by multiplying— (A) the amount apportioned to the State under subsection (a); by (B) the ratio that— (i) the amount of funds apportioned for the item to the State for fiscal year 2004; bears to (ii) the total of the amount of funds apportioned for the items to the State for fiscal year 2004. (3) Administration of funds.—Funds authorized by the amendment made under subsection (d) shall be administered as if the funds had been apportioned, allocated, deducted, or set aside, as the case may be, under title 23, United States Code; except that the deductions and set-asides in the following sections of such title shall not apply to such funds: sections 104(a)(1)(A), 104(a)(1)(B), 104(b)(1)(A), 104(d)(1), 104(d)(2), 104(f)(1), 104(h)(1), 118(c)(1), 140(b), 140(c), and 144(g)(1). (4) Special rules for minimum guarantee.—In carrying out the minimum guarantee under section 105(c) of title 23, United States Code, with funds apportioned under this section for the minimum guarantee, the $2,800,000,000 set forth in paragraph (1) of such section 105(c) shall be treated as being $1,866,666,667 and the aggregate of amounts apportioned to the States under this section for the minimum guarantee shall be treated, for purposes of such section 105(c), as amounts made available under section 105 of such title. (5) Extension of off-system bridge setaside.—Section 144(g)(3) of title 23, United States Code, is amended by inserting after “2004” the following: “and in the period of October 1, 2004, through May 31, 2005,”. (c) Repayment From Future Apportionments.— (1) In general.—The Secretary shall reduce the amount that would be apportioned, but for this section, to a State for programs under chapter 1 of title 23, United States Code, for fiscal year 2005, under a multiyear law reauthorizing the Federal-aid highway program enacted after the date of enactment of this Act by the amount that is apportioned to each State under subsection (a) and section 5(c) for each such program. (2) Program category reconciliation.—The Secretary may establish procedures under which funds apportioned under subsection (a) for a program category for which funds are not authorized under a law described in paragraph (1) may be restored to the Federal-aid highway program. (d) Authorization of Contract Authority.—Section 1101 of the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (112 Stat. 111-115; 117 Stat. 1118; 118 Stat. 876) is amended by adding at the end the following: “(l) Advance Authorization for Fiscal Year 2005.— “(1) In general.—There shall be available from the Highway Trust Fund (other than the Mass Transit Account) to carry out section 2(a) of the Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2004, Part V $21,311,774,667 for the period of October 1, 2004, through May 31, 2005. “(2) Special rule.—Funds apportioned under section 2(a) of the Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2004, Part V shall be subject to a limitation on obligations for Federal- aid highways and highway safety construction programs. “(3) Contract authority.—Funds made available by this subsection shall be available for obligation in the same manner as if such funds were apportioned under chapter 1 of title 23, United States Code.”. (e) Limitation on Obligations.— (1) In general.—Subject to paragraph (2), upon enactment of an Act making appropriations for the Department of Transportation for fiscal year 2005 (other than an Act or resolution making continuing appropriations), the Secretary shall distribute \8/12\ of the obligation limitation for Federal-aid highways and highway safety construction programs provided by such Act according to the provisions of such Act. (2) Exceptions.– (A) Determination of amounts.—Any instruction in such Act that would require the distribution or reservation of obligation limitation prior to distributing the remainder of the obligation limitation to the States shall be executed as if the program, project, or activity for which obligation limitation is so distributed or reserved was authorized at an amount equivalent to the greater of— (i) the amount authorized for such program, project, or activity in this Act; or (ii) \8/12\ of the amount provided for or limitation set on such program, project, or activity in the Act making appropriations for the Department of Transportation for fiscal year 2005. (B) Minimum guarantee.—Obligations for the period October 1, 2004, through May 31, 2005, shall not exceed the obligation limitation distributed by this subsection, except that this limitation shall not apply to $426,000,000 in obligations for minimum guarantee for such period. (3) Time period for obligations.—After May 31, 2005, no funds shall be obligated for any Federal-aid highway program project until the date of enactment of a multiyear law reauthorizing the Federal-aid highway program enacted after the date of enactment of this Act. (4) Treatment of obligations.—Any obligation of obligation authority distributed under this subsection shall be considered to be an obligation for Federal-aid highways and highway safety construction programs for fiscal year 2005 for the purposes of any obligation limitation set in an Act making appropriations for the Department of Transportation for fiscal year 2005."
Statements On Introduced Bills And Joint Resolutions January 26, 2004
Michael DeWine, R-OH
"Section 104 of title 23, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following: “(m) Proportional Obligation.— “(1) In general.—During each of the periods of fiscal years 2005 through 2006 and fiscal years 2007 through 2009, a State shall make available for the highway safety improvement program under section 148 an amount of obligation authority distributed to the State for Federal-aid highways and highway safety construction programs that is equal to the amount obtained by multiplying— “(A) the aggregate amount of funds apportioned to the State for the highway safety improvement program during the period; and “(B) the proportion that— “(i) the aggregate amount of obligation authority distributed to the State for Federal-aid highways and highway safety construction programs during the period; bears to “(ii) the total of the sums apportioned to the State for Federal-aid highways and highway safety construction programs (excluding sums not subject to an obligation limitation) during the period. “(2) Joint responsibility.—Each State and the Secretary shall jointly ensure compliance with paragraph (1).”."

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