[Constitution, Jefferson's Manual, and the Rules of the House of Representatives, 113th Congress]
[113rd Congress]
[House Document 112-161]
[Legislate Procedures Enacted in Law]
[Pages 1147-1149]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office, www.gpo.gov]




         8. Pension Reform Act, Sec. 4006(b) [29 U.S.C. 1306(b)]

  Sec. 4006. revised schedule; congressional procedures applicable-- * * 
* (b)(1) In order to place a revised schedule (other than a schedule 
described in subsection (a)(2) (C), (D), or (E) of this section) in 
effect, the corporation shall transmit the proposed schedule, its 
proposed effective date, and the reasons for its proposal to the 
Committee on Ways and Means and the Committee on Education and Labor of 
the House of Representatives, and to the Committee on Finance and the 
Committee on Labor and Human Resources of the Senate.

  (2) The succeeding paragraphs of this subsection are enacted by 
Congress as an exercise of the rulemaking power of the Senate and the 
House of Representatives, respectively, and as such they shall be deemed 
a part of the rules of each House, respectively, but applicable only 
with respect to the procedure to be followed in that House in the case 
of resolutions described in paragraph (3). They shall supersede other 
rules only to the extent that they are inconsistent therewith. They are 
enacted with full recognition of the constitutional right of either 
House to change the rules (so far as relating to the procedure of that 
House) at any time, in the same manner and to the same extent as in the 
case of any rule of that House.

  (3) For the purpose of the succeeding paragraphs of this subsection, 
``resolution'' means only a joint resolution, the matter after the 
resolving clause of which is as follows: ``The proposed revised schedule 
transmitted to Congress by the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation on 
___ is hereby approved.'', the blank space therein being filled with the 
date on which the corporation's message proposing the rate was 
delivered.


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  (4) A resolution shall be referred to the Committee on Ways and Means 
and the Committee on Education and Labor of the House of Representatives 
and to the Committee on Finance and the Committee on Labor and Human 
Resources of the Senate.

  (5) If a committee to which has been referred a resolution has not 
reported it before the expiration of 10 calendar days after its 
introduction, it shall then (but not before) be in order to move to 
discharge the committee from further consideration of that resolution, 
or to discharge the committee from further consideration of any other 
resolution with respect to the proposed adjustment which has been 
referred to the committee. The motion to discharge may be made only by a 
person favoring the resolution, shall be highly privileged (except that 
it may not be made after the committee has reported a resolution with 
respect to the same proposed rate), and debate thereon shall be limited 
to not more than 1 hour, to be divided equally between those favoring 
and those opposing the resolution. An amendment to the motion is not in 
order, and it is not in order to move to reconsider the vote by which 
the motion is agreed to or disagreed to. If the motion to discharge is 
agreed to or disagreed to, the motion may not be renewed, nor may 
another motion to discharge the committee be made with respect to any 
other resolution with respect to the same proposed rate.

  (6) When a committee has reported, or has been discharged from further 
consideration of a resolution, it is at any time thereafter in order 
(even though a previous motion to the same effect has been disagreed to) 
to move to proceed to the consideration of the resolution. The motion is 
highly privileged and is not debatable. An amendment to the motion is 
not in order, and it is not in order to move to reconsider the vote by 
which the motion is agreed to or disagreed to. Debate on the resolution 
shall be limited to not more than 10 hours, which shall be divided 
equally between those favoring and those opposing the resolution. A 
motion further to limit debate is not debatable. An amendment to, or 
motion to recommit, the resolution is not in order, and it is not in 
order to move to reconsider the vote by which the resolution is agreed 
to or disagreed to.


  (7) Motions to postpone, made with respect to the discharge from 
committee, or the consideration of, a resolution and motions to proceed 
to the consideration of other business shall be decided without debate. 
Appeals from the decisions of the Chair relating to the application of 
the rules of the Senate or the House of Representatives, as the case may 
be, to the procedure relating to a resolution shall be decided without 
debate.


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considered ``in the House as in Committee of the Whole'' (Nov. 2, 1977, 
pp. 36644-46).
  By unanimous consent a concurrent resolution approving a revised 
coverage schedule proposed by the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 
was




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