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H.R.4487: Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2015

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about congress
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Sponsor Tom Cole, R-Okla.
Total Cosponsors 0
Introduced April 17, 2014
Latest Major Action June 19, 2014
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Bill Summary

Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2015 - Title I: Legislative Branch - Makes appropriations to the Senate for FY2015 for: (1) expense allowances; (2) representation allowances for the Majority and Minority Leaders; (3) salaries of specified officers, employees, and committees (including the Committee on Appropriations); (4) agency contributions for employee benefits; (5) inquiries and investigations; (6) the U.S. Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control; (7) the Offices of the Secretary and of the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate; (8) miscellaneous items; (9) the Senators' Official Personnel and Office Expense Account; and (10) official mail costs.

(Sec. 1) Amends the Revised Statutes to repeal the requirement that stationery for the Senate be purchased according to a bidding process.

(Sec. 2) Amends the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to require that all designations, statements, and reports required to be filed by a candidate...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
June 19, 2014 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 436.
June 19, 2014 Committee on Appropriations. Reported by Senator Shaheen with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. With written report No. 113-196.
June 19, 2014 Committee on Appropriations. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
June 10, 2014 Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Legislative Branch. Approved for full committee consideration with an amendment favorably.
May 5, 2014 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Appropriations.
May 1, 2014 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
May 1, 2014

On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 402 - 14 (Roll no. 193).

May 1, 2014

On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 194 - 222 (Roll no. 192).

May 1, 2014 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection. (consideration: CR H3391)
May 1, 2014 DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Ruiz motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment to provide additional funds to hire Wounded Warriors and the Books for the Blind and Handicapped program.
May 1, 2014 Mr. Ruiz moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Appropriations. (consideration: CR H3390-3392; text: CR H3390)
May 1, 2014 The House adopted the amendments en gross as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
May 1, 2014 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule. (consideration: CR H3390)
May 1, 2014 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 4487.
May 1, 2014 UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on adoption of amendments which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
May 1, 2014 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Holt amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes prevailed. Mr. Holt demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
May 1, 2014 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 557, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Holt amendment No. 8.
May 1, 2014 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 557, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Wenstrup amendment No. 7.
May 1, 2014 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 557, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Hall amendment No. 6.
May 1, 2014 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 557, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Duffy amendment No. 5.
May 1, 2014 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Broun (GA) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes prevailed. Mr. Broun (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.
May 1, 2014 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 557, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Broun (GA) amendment No. 4.
May 1, 2014 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Gosar amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes prevailed. Mr. Gosar demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
May 1, 2014 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 557, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Gosar amendment No. 3.
May 1, 2014 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 557, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Speier amendment No. 2.
May 1, 2014 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Nugent amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes prevailed. Mr. Nugent demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
May 1, 2014 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 557, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Nugent amendment No. 1.
May 1, 2014 GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 4487.
May 1, 2014 The Speaker designated the Honorable Ileana Ros-Lehtinen to act as Chairwoman of the Committee.
May 1, 2014 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 557 and Rule XVIII.
May 1, 2014 The resolution provides for 1 hour of general debate for both bills. For H.R. 4486, the resolution provides that the bill shall be considered for amendment under the five-minute rule. For H.R. 4487, the resolution makes in order only those specified amendments printed in the report. The resolution provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions during consideration of each bill.
May 1, 2014 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 557. (consideration: CR H3368-3392; text of measure as reported in House: CR H3376-3380)
April 30, 2014 Rule H. Res. 557 passed House.
April 29, 2014 Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 557 Reported to House. The resolution provides for 1 hour of general debate for both bills. For H.R. 4486, the resolution provides that the bill shall be considered for amendment under the five-minute rule. For H.R. 4487, the resolution makes in order only those specified amendments printed in the report. The resolution provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions during consideration of each bill.
April 17, 2014 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 307.
April 17, 2014 The House Committee on Appropriations reported an original measure, H. Rept. 113-417, by Mr. Cole.