H.R.3093: Departments of Commerce and Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2008

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  • This bill was introduced in the 110th Congress
  • This bill is primarily about congress
  • Introduced July 19, 2007
  • Latest Major Action Dec. 12, 2007

Bill Summary

Departments of Commerce and Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2008 - Makes appropriations for FY2008 for the Departments of Commerce and Justice, for science-related programs, and related agencies.Title I: Department of Commerce - Department of Commerce Appropriations Act, 2008 - Makes appropriations for the Department of Commerce for FY2008 for: (1) the International Trade Administration; (2) the Bureau of Industry...

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Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 3093 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be read by paragraph. Bill is open to amendments. All points of order against consideration of the bill are waived except those arising under clause 9 or 10 of rule XXI.
House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 562 and Rule XVIII.
The Speaker designated the Honorable Vic Snyder to act as Chairman of the Committee.
GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 3093.
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 562, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Rogers (MI) amendment under the five-minute rule.
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Rogers (MI) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Rogers (MI) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 562, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Sessions amendment under the five-minute rule.
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Sessions amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Sessions demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 562, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Capito amendment under the five-minute rule.
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Capito amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mrs. Capito demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 562, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Shimkus amendment under the five-minute rule.
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Shimkus amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Shimkus demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 562, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the English amendment under the five-minute rule.
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the English amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. English demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 562, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Bordallo amendment under the five-minute rule.
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 562, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Rogers (MI) amendment under the five-minute rule, pending reservation of a point of order.
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 562, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Mack amendment under the five-minute rule.
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 562, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Jindal amendment under the five-minute rule.
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 562, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Lofgren amendment under the five-minute rule.
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Lofgren amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Mollohan demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 562, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Price (GA) amendment under the five-minute rule.
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 562, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Biggert amendment under the five-minute rule.
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 562, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Weiner amendment under the five-minute rule.
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 562, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the King (IA) amendment under the five-minute rule.
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the King (IA) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. King (IA) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
Mr. Mollohan moved that the Committee rise.
On motion that the Committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
ORDER OF PROCEDURE - Mr. Mollohan asked unanimous consent that, during consideration of H.R. 3093 pursuant to House Resolution 562, the Chair may reduce to two minutes the minimum time for electronic voting under clause 6 of rule 18 and clauses 8 and 9 of rule 20.
Considered as unfinished business.
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 562, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Etheridge amendment under the five-minute rule.
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Etheridge amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Etheridge demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 562, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Chabot amendment under the five-minute rule.
Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 3093 as unfinished business.
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 562, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Inslee amendment under the five-minute rule.
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Inslee amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Inslee demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 562, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Lipinski amendment under the five-minute rule.
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 562, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the E.B. Johnson (TX) amendment under the five-minute rule.
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 562, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Biggert amendment under the five-minute rule, pending reservation of a point of order.
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 562, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Poe amendment under the five-minute rule.
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Poe amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Poe demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 562, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Reichert amendment under the five-minute rule pending reservation of a point of order. Subsequently, the reservation was removed.
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Reichert amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Reichert demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 562, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Lampson amendment under the five-minute rule.
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 562, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Boswell amendment under the five-minute rule pending reservation of a point of order.
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 562, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Gingrey amendment under the five-minute rule pending reservation of a point of order.
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 562, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Sali amendment under the five-minute rule pending reservation of a point of order.
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 562, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Hinchey amendment under the five-minute rule.
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Hinchey amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Hinchey demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 562, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Drake amendment under the five-minute rule.
Considered as unfinished business.
The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Stearns amendment unde the five-minute rule.
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Stearns amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Stearns demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Flake amendment under the five-minute rule.
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Flake amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Flake demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Pence amendment under the five-minute rule.
On agreeing to the Pence amendment (A040) Agreed to by voice vote.
DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Nadler amendment under the five-minute rule.
DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Nadler amendment under the five-minute rule pending reservation of a point of order.
DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Fossella amendment under the five-minute rule.
VACATING PROCEEDINGS - Mr. Shays asked unanimous consent that the proceedings by which the Pence amendment (A040) were agreed to be vacated to the end that the Chair put the question de novo. Agreed to without objection.
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - Pursuant to the unanimous consent request just agreed to, the Chair put the question on adoption of the Pence amendment (de novo) and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Shays demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
Mr. Mollohan moved that the committee rise.
On motion that the committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 3093 as unfinished business.
ORDER OF PROCEDURE - Mr. Mollohan asked unanimous consent that during further consideration of H.R. 3093 in the Committee of the Whole pursuant to to the provisions of H.Res. 562, no further amendment to the bill will be in order except those provided on a list at the desk. Agreed to without objection.
DEBATE - Pursuant to a previous order of the House, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Inslee amendment pending reservation of a point of order.
DEBATE - Pursuant to a previous order of the House, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Mack amendment pending reservation of a point of order.
DEBATE - Pursuant to a previous order of the House, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jackson-Lee amendment.
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Upton amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Upton demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
DEBATE - Pursuant to a previous order of the House, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 30 minutes of debate on the Jordan amendment.
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Jordan amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Jordan demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
The Committee of the Whole rose informally to receive a message from the Senate.
Subsequently, the Committee resumed it's sitting.
DEBATE - Pursuant to a previous order of the House, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 30 minutes of debate on the Price (GA) amendment.
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Price (GA) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Price (GA) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
DEBATE - Pursuant to a previous order of the House, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the King (IA) amendment.
DEBATE - Pursuant to a previous order of the House, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 30 minutes of debate on the Musgrave amendment.
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Musgrave amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mrs. Musgrave demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
DEBATE - Pursuant to a previous order of the House, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 30 minutes of debate on the Campbell amendment.
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Campbell amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Campbell demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
DEBATE - Pursuant to a previous order of the House, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Conaway amendment, pending reservation of a point of order.
DEBATE - Pursuant to a previous order of the House, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Garrett (NJ) amendment.
Mr. Mollohan moved for the Committee of the Whole to rise and report.
On motion to rise and report Agreed to by voice vote.
The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 3093.
The House adopted the amendments en gross as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
Mr. Lewis (CA) moved to recommit with instructions to Appropriations.
DEBATE - The House proceeded with ten minutes of debate on the motion to recommit with instructions on H.R. 3093. The instructions contained in the motion seek to report the same back to the House promptly with a deficit neutral amendment to provide additional funding for Department of Justice immigration law enforcement capabilities; and funding for the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program at the level authorized pursuant to section 1196 of Public Law 109-162.
The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 209 - 215 (Roll no. 743).
On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 281 - 142 (Roll no. 744).
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
Received in the Senate. Read twice. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 289.
Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent.
Considered by Senate.
Considered by Senate.
Motion by Senator McConnell to commit to Senate Committee on Appropriations, with instructions rejected in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 44 - 50. Record Vote Number: 371.
Passed Senate with an amendment by Yea-Nay Vote. 75 - 19. Record Vote Number: 372.
Senate insists on its amendment, asks for a conference, appoints conferees Mikulski; Inouye; Leahy; Kohl; Harkin; Dorgan; Feinstein; Reed; Lautenberg; Byrd; Shelby; Gregg; Stevens; Domenici; McConnell; Hutchison; Brownback; Alexander; Cochran.
Message on Senate action sent to the House.
Mr. Mollohan moved that the House disagree to the Senate amendment, and agree to a conference.
On motion that the House disagree to the Senate amendment, and agree to a conference Agreed to by voice vote.
Mr. Frelinghuysen moved that the House instruct conferees.
DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on the Frelinghuysen motion to instruct conferees. The instructions contained in the motion seek to recede to section 527 of the Senate amendment.
The previous question was ordered without objection.
On motion that the House instruct conferees Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 218 - 186 (Roll No. 1076).
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
The Speaker appointed conferees: Mollohan, Kennedy, Fattah, Ruppersberger, Schiff, Honda, DeLauro, Price (NC), Obey, Frelinghuysen, Culberson, Rogers (KY), Latham, Aderholt, and Lewis (CA).
The conferees on the part of the House are discharged and H.R. 3093 is laid on the table pursuant to H. Res. 860.
The House Committee on Appropriations reported an original measure, H. Rept. 110-240, by Mr. Mollohan.
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 150.
Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 562 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 3093 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be read by paragraph. Bill is open to amendments. All points of order against consideration of the bill are waived except those arising under clause 9 or 10 of rule XXI.
Supplemental report filed by the Committee on Appropriations, H. Rept. 110-240, Part II.
Rule H. Res. 562 passed House.
Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 562.
July 19, 2007

Introduced in the House by Alan B. Mollohan (D-W.Va.)

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