[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 1268-1273]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office, www.gpo.gov]




emergency supplemental act, 2000 Sec. 3204 [p.l. 106-246, 114 stat. 511, 
 576, as amended by p.l. 107-115, 115 stat. 2131 and p.l. 108-199, 118 
                    30. Andean Counterdrug Initiative


Sec. 3204. limitations on support for plan colombia and on the 
assignment of united states personnel in colombia.


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                               stat. 210]

  (a) limitation on support for plan colombia.--

          (1) limitation.--Except as provided in paragraph (2), none of 

        the funds appropriated or otherwise made available by any Act 

        shall be available for support of Plan Colombia unless and 

        until--

                  (A) the President submits a report to Congress 

                requesting the availability of such funds; and

                  (B) Congress enacts a joint resolution approving the 

                request of the President under subparagraph (A).

          (2) exceptions.--The limitation in paragraph (1) does not 

        apply to--

                  (A) appropriations made by this Act, the Foreign 

                Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs 

                Appropriations Act, 2001, the Military Construction 

                Appropriations Act, 2001, the Commerce, Justice, State 

                and the Judiciary Appropriations Act, 2001, the Treasury 

                and General Government Appropriations Act, 2001, or the 

                Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2001, for the 

                purpose of support of Plan Colombia; or

                  (B) the unobligated balances from any other program 

                used for their originally appropriated purpose to combat 

                drug production and trafficking, foster peace, increase 

                the rule of law, improve human rights, expand economic 

                development, and institute justice reform in the 

                countries covered by Plan Colombia.

          (3) waiver.--The limitations in subsection (a) may be waived 

        by an Act of Congress.

  (b) limitation on assignment of united states personnel in colombia.--

          (1) limitation.--Except as provided in paragraph (2), none of 

        the funds appropriated or otherwise made available by this or 

        any other Act (including funds described in subsection (c)) may 

        be available for--

                  (A) the assignment of any United States military 

                personnel for temporary or permanent duty in Colombia in 

                connection with support of Plan Colombia if that 

                assignment would cause the number of United States 

                military personnel so assigned in Colombia to exceed 

                400, or

                  (B) the employment of any United States individual 

                civilian retained as a contractor in Colombia if that 

                employment would cause the total number of United States 


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                individual civilian con

                tractors employed in Colombia in support of Plan 

                Colombia who are funded by Federal funds to exceed 400.

          (2) exception.--The limitation contained in paragraph (1) 

        shall not apply if--

                  (A) the President submits a report to Congress 

                requesting that the limitation not apply; and

                  (B) Congress enacts a joint resolution approving the 

                request of the President under subparagraph (A).

  (c) waiver.--The President may waive the limitation in subsection 
(b)(1) for a single period of up to 90 days in the event that the Armed 
Forces of the United States are involved in hostilities or that imminent 
involvement by the Armed Forces of the United States in hostilities is 
clearly indicated by the circumstances.

  (d) statutory construction.--Nothing in this section may be construed 
to affect the authority of the President to carry out any emergency 
evacuation of United States citizens or any search or rescue operation 
for United States military personnel or other United States citizens.

  (e) report on support for plan colombia.--Not later than June 1, 2001, 
and not later than June 1 and December 1 of each of the succeeding 4 
fiscal years, the President shall submit a report to the appropriate 
congressional committees setting forth any costs (including incremental 
costs incurred by the Department of Defense) incurred by any department, 
agency, or other entity of the executive branch of Government during the 
two previous fiscal quarters in support of Plan Colombia. Each such 
report shall provide an itemization of expenditures by each such 
department, agency or entity.

  (f) quarterly reports.--Beginning within 90 days of the date of the 
enactment of this Act, and every 90 days thereafter, the President shall 
submit a report to the appropriate congressional committees that shall 
include the aggregate number, locations, activities, and lengths of 
assignment for all temporary and permanent United States military 
personnel and United States individual civilians retained as contractors 
involved in the antinarcotics campaign in Colombia.

  (g) congressional priority procedures.--

          (1) joint resolutions defined.--

                  (A) For purposes of subsection (a)(1)(B), the term 

                ``joint resolution'' means only a joint resolution 


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                introduced not later than 10 days of the date

                on which the report of the President under subsection 

                (a)(1)(A) is received by Congress, the matter after the 

                resolving clause of which is as follows: ``That Congress 

                approves the request of the President for additional 

                funds for Plan Colombia contained in the report 

                submitted by the President under section 3204(a)(1) of 

                the 2000 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act.''.

                  (B) For purposes of subsection (b)(2)(B), the term 

                ``joint resolution'' means only a joint resolution 

                introduced not later than 10 days of the date on which 

                the report of the President under subsection (a)(1)(A) 

                is received by Congress, the matter after the resolving 

                clause of which is as follows: ``That Congress approves 

                the request of the President for exemption from the 

                limitation applicable to the assignment of personnel in 

                Colombia contained in the report submitted by the 

                President under section 3204(b)(2)(B) of the 2000 

                Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act.''.

          (2) procedures.--Except as provided in subparagraph (B), a 

        joint resolution described in paragraph (1)(A) or (1)(B) shall 

        be considered in a House of Congress in accordance with the 

        procedures applicable to joint resolutions under paragraphs (3) 

        through (8) of section 8066(c) of the Department of Defense 

        Appropriations Act, 1985 (as contained in Public Law 98-473; 98 

        Stat. 1936).


  (h) plan colombia defined.--In this section, the term ``Plan 
Colombia'' means the plan of the Government of Colombia instituted by 
the administration of President Pastrana to combat drug production and 
trafficking, foster peace, increase the rule of law, improve human 
rights, expand economic development, and institute justice reform.
* * * * *

  department of defense appropriations act, 1985 Sec. 8066(c) [P.L. 98-


                      473; 98 stat. 1904, 1936-37]

  Sec. 8066 * * * (c)


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propriations of the Senate. Such a resolution may not be reported before 
the eighth day after its introduction.
  (c)(3) A resolution described in paragraph (1) introduced in the House 
of Representatives shall be referred to the Committee on Appropriations 
of the House of Representatives. A resolution described in paragraph (1) 
introduced in the Senate shall be referred to the Committee on Ap

  (4) If the committee to which is referred a resolution described in 
paragraph (1) has not reported such resolution (or an identical 
resolution) at the end of fifteen calendar days after its introduction, 
such committee shall be discharged from further consideration of such 
resolution and such resolution shall be placed on the appropriate 
calendar of the House involved.

  (5)(A) When the committee to which a resolution is referred has 
reported, or has been deemed to be discharged (under paragraph (4)) from 
further consideration of, a resolution described in paragraph (1) 
notwithstanding any rule or precedent of the Senate, including Rule 22, 
it is at any time thereafter in order (even though a previous motion to 
the same effect has been disagreed to) for any Member of the respective 
House to move to proceed to the consideration of the resolution, and all 
points of order against the resolution (and against consideration of the 
resolution) are waived. The motion is highly privileged in the House of 
Representatives and is privileged in the Senate and is not debatable. 
The motion is not subject to amendment, or to a motion to postpone, or 
to a motion to proceed to the consideration of other business. A motion 
to reconsider the vote by which the motion is agreed to or disagreed to 
shall not be in order. If a motion to proceed to the consideration of 
the resolution is agreed to, the resolution shall remain the unfinished 
business of the respective House until disposed of.

  (B) Debate on the resolution, and all debatable motions and appeals in 
connection therewith, shall be limited to not more than ten hours, which 
shall be divided equally between those favoring and those opposing the 
resolution. A motion further to limit debate is in order and not 
debatable. An amendment to, or a motion to postpone, or a motion to 
proceed to the consideration of other business, or a motion to recommit 
the resolution is not in order. A motion to reconsider the vote by which 
the resolution is agreed to or disagreed to is not in order.

  (C) Immediately following the conclusion of the debate on a resolution 
described in paragraph (1), and a single quorum call at the conclusion 
of the debate if requested in accordance with the rules of the 
appropriate House, the vote on final passage of the resolution shall 
occur.


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Representatives, as the case may be, to the procedure relating to a 
resolution described in paragraph (1) shall be decided without debate.
  (D) Appeals from the decisions of the Chair relating to the 
application of the rules of the Senate or the House of

  (6) If, before the passage by the Senate of a resolution described in 
paragraph (1), the Senate receives from the House of Representatives a 
resolution described in paragraph (1), then the following procedures 
shall apply:

          (A) The resolution of the House of Representatives shall not 

        be referred to a committee.

          (B) With respect to a resolution described in paragraph (1) of 

        the Senate--

                  (i) the procedure in the Senate shall be the same as 

                if no resolution had been received from the House; but

                  (ii) the vote on final passage shall be on the 

                resolution of the House.

          (C) Upon disposition of the resolution received from the 

        House, it shall no longer be in order to consider the resolution 

        originated in the Senate.

  (7) If the Senate receives from the House of Representatives a 
resolution described in paragraph (1) after the Senate has disposed of a 
Senate originated resolution, the action of the Senate with regard to 
the disposition of the Senate originated resolution shall be deemed to 
be the action of the Senate with regard to the House originated 
resolution.

  (8) This subsection is enacted by Congress--

          (A) as an exercise of the rulemaking power of the Senate and 

        House of Representatives, respectively, and as such it is 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 a resolution described in paragraph (1), and it 

        supercedes other rules only to the extent that it is 

        inconsistent with such rules; and

          (B) 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 other rule of that House.




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