Thursday, September 15, 2011

FY 2012 Continuing Resolution Rule

The House Rules Committee met today to establish the rule for the consideration of H. Joint Resolution 79, Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2012, by the full House. The Rule established today (H Res 399) provides for limited debate and only a single amendment will be allowed to be submitted on the floor. Once the Rule is approved by the House the consideration of this bill could take less than two hours.

The amendment will be offered by Rep. Rogers (R,KY), Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee. It will be a technical correction to the mathematical adjustment of the FY 2011 spending rates to meet the spending limits found in the Budget Control Act of 2011. The change is necessary because of the Congressional Budget Office scoring of the provisions of the bill was larger than the Appropriations Committee’s staff calculations. The amendment will reduce the FY 2011 spending rates by 1.503% instead of 1.409%.

Since the House has adjourned for the week, the earliest this bill can be considered in the House will be Monday.

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