AMENDMENTS SUBMITTED; Congressional Record Vol. 141, No. 52
(Senate - March 21, 1995)

Text available as:

Formatting necessary for an accurate reading of this text may be shown by tags (e.g., <DELETED> or <BOLD>) or may be missing from this TXT display. For complete and accurate display of this text, see the PDF.


[Pages S4281-S4291]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]


                          AMENDMENTS SUBMITTED

                                 ______


                   THE LEGISLATIVE LINE ITEM VETO ACT

                                 ______


                 DASCHLE (AND OTHERS) AMENDMENT NO. 348

  (Ordered to lie on the table.)
  Mr. DASCHLE (for himself, Mr. Exon, and Mr. Glenn) submitted an 
amendment intended to be proposed by them to amendment No. 347 proposed 
by Mr. Dole the bill (S. 4) to grant the power to the President to 
reduce budget authority; as follows:

       In lieu of the language proposed to be inserted, insert the 
     following:

     SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

       This Act may be cited as the ``Legislative Line Item Veto 
     Act''.

     SEC. 2. EXPEDITED CONSIDERATION OF CERTAIN PROPOSED 
                   CANCELLATIONS OF BUDGET ITEMS.

       (a) In General.--Title X of the Congressional Budget and 
     Impoundment Control Act of 1974 (2 U.S.C. 621 et seq.) is 
     amended by adding after section 1012 the following new 
     section:


 ``expedited consideration of certain proposed cancellations of budget 
                                 items

       ``Sec. 1012A. (a) Proposed Cancellation of Budget Item.--
     The President may propose, at the time and in the manner 
     provided in subsection (b), the cancellation of any budget 
     item provided in any Act. An item proposed for cancellation 
     under this section may not be proposed for cancellation again 
     under this title.
       ``(b) Transmittal of Special Message.--
       ``(1) Special message.--
       ``(A) In general.--Subject to the time limitations provided 
     in subparagraph (B), the President may transmit to Congress a 
     special message proposing to cancel budget items contained in 
     an Act. A separate special message shall be transmitted for 
     each Act that contains budget items the President proposes to 
     cancel.
       ``(B) Time limitations.--A special message may be 
     transmitted under this section--
       ``(i) during the 20-calendar-day period (excluding 
     Saturdays, Sundays, and legal holidays) commencing on the day 
     after the date of enactment of the provision proposed to be 
     rescinded or repealed; or
       ``(ii) at the same time as the President's budget for any 
     provision enacted after the date the President submitted the 
     preceding budget.
       ``(2) Draft bill.--The President shall include in each 
     special message transmitted under paragraph (1) a draft bill 
     that, if enacted, would cancel those budget items as provided 
     in this section. The draft bill shall clearly identify each 
     budget item that is proposed to be canceled including, where 
     applicable, each program, project, or activity to which the 
     budget item relates.
       ``(3) Contents of special message.--Each special message 
     shall specify, with respect to the budget item proposed to be 
     canceled--
       ``(A) the amount that the President proposes be canceled;
       ``(B) any account, department, or establishment of the 
     Government to which such budget item is available for 
     obligation, and the specific project or governmental 
     functions involved;
       ``(C) the reasons why the budget item should be canceled;
       ``(D) to the maximum extent practicable, the estimated 
     fiscal, economic, and budgetary effect (including the effect 
     on outlays and receipts in each fiscal year) of the proposed 
     cancellation; and
       ``(E) all facts, circumstances, and considerations relating 
     to or bearing upon the proposed cancellation and the decision 
     to effect the proposed cancellation, and to the maximum 
     extent practicable, the estimated effect of the proposed 
     cancellation upon the objects, purposes, and programs for 
     which the budget item is provided.
       ``(4) Deficit reduction.--
       ``(A) Discretionary spending limits and adjustment of 
     committee allocations.--Not later than 5 days after the date 
     of enactment of a bill containing the cancellation of budget 
     items as provided under this section, the President shall--
       ``(i) with respect to a rescission of budget authority 
     provided in an appropriations Act, reduce the discretionary 
     spending limits under section 601 of the Congressional Budget 
     Act of 1974 for the budget year and any outyear affected by 
     the rescission, to reflect such amount; and
       ``(ii) with respect to a repeal of a targeted tax benefit, 
     adjust the balances for the budget year and each outyear 
     under section 252(b) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency 
     Deficit Control Act of 1985 to reflect such amount.
       ``(B) Adjustment of committee allocations.--Not later than 
     5 days after the date of enactment of a bill containing the 
     cancellation of budget items as provided under this section, 
     the chairs of the Committees on the Budget of the Senate and 
     the House of Representatives shall revise levels under 
     section 311(a) and adjust the committee allocations under 
     section 602(a) to reflect such amount.
       ``(c) Procedures for Expedited Consideration.--
       ``(1) In general.--
       ``(A) Introduction.--Before the close of the second day of 
     session of the Senate and the House of Representatives, 
     respectively, after the date of receipt of a special message 
     transmitted to Congress under subsection (b), the majority 
     leader or minority leader of 
     [[Page S4282]] each House shall introduce (by request) the 
     draft bill accompanying that special message. If the bill is 
     not introduced as provided in the preceding sentence in 
     either House, then, on the third day of session of that House 
     after the date of receipt of that special message, any Member 
     of that House may introduce the bill.
       ``(B) Referral and reporting.--The bill shall be referred 
     to the appropriate committee or (in the House of 
     Representatives) committees. The committee shall report the 
     bill without substantive revision and with or without 
     recommendation. The committee shall report the bill not later 
     than the seventh day of session of that House after the date 
     of receipt of that special message. If the committee fails to 
     report the bill within that period, the committee shall be 
     automatically discharged from consideration of the bill, and 
     the bill shall be placed on the appropriate calendar.
       ``(C) Final passage.--A vote on final passage of the bill 
     shall be taken in the Senate and the House of Representatives 
     on or before the close of the 10th day of session of that 
     House after the date of the introduction of the bill in that 
     House. If the bill is passed, the Secretary of the Senate or 
     the Clerk of the House of Representatives, as the case may 
     be, shall cause the bill to be engrossed, certified, and 
     transmitted to the other House within one calendar day of the 
     day on which the bill is passed.
       ``(2) Consideration in the house of representatives.--
       ``(A) Motion to proceed to consideration.--A motion in the 
     House of Representatives to proceed to the consideration of a 
     bill under this subsection shall be highly privileged and not 
     debatable. An amendment to the motion shall not be in order, 
     nor shall it be in order to move to reconsider the vote by 
     which the motion is agreed to or disagreed to.
       ``(B) Motion to strike.--During consideration under this 
     subsection in the House of Representatives, any Member of the 
     House of Representatives may move to strike any proposed 
     cancellation of a budget item if supported by 49 other 
     Members.
       ``(C) Limits on debate.--Debate in the House of 
     Representatives on a bill under this subsection shall not 
     exceed 4 hours, which shall be divided equally between those 
     favoring and those opposing the bill. A motion further to 
     limit debate shall not be debatable. It shall not be in order 
     to move to recommit a bill under this subsection or to move 
     to reconsider the vote by which the bill is agreed to or 
     disagreed to.
       ``(D) Appeals.--Appeals from decisions of the Chair 
     relating to the application of the Rules of the House of 
     Representatives to the procedure relating to a bill under 
     this section shall be decided without debate.
       ``(E) Application of house rules.--Except to the extent 
     specifically provided in this section, consideration of a 
     bill under this section shall be governed by the Rules of the 
     House of Representatives. It shall not be in order in the 
     House of Representatives to consider any bill introduced 
     pursuant to the provisions of this section under a suspension 
     of the rules or under a special rule.
       ``(3) Consideration in the senate.--
       ``(A) Motion to proceed to consideration.--A motion to 
     proceed to the consideration of a bill under this subsection 
     in the Senate shall be nondebatable. It shall not be in order 
     to move to reconsider the vote by which the motion to proceed 
     is agreed to or disagreed to.
       ``(B) Motion to strike.--During consideration of a bill 
     under this subsection in the Senate, any Member of the Senate 
     may move to strike any proposed cancellation of a budget item 
     if supported by 11 other Members.
       ``(C) Limits on debate.--Debate in the Senate on a bill 
     under this subsection, amendments thereto, and all debatable 
     motions and appeals in connection therewith (including debate 
     pursuant to subparagraph (D)), shall not exceed 10 hours. The 
     time shall be equally divided between, and controlled by, the 
     majority leader and the minority leader or their designees.
       ``(D) Appeals.--Debate in the Senate on any debatable 
     motion or appeal in connection with a bill under this 
     subsection shall be limited to not more than 1 hour, to be 
     equally divided between, and controlled by, the mover and the 
     manager of the bill, except that in the event the manager of 
     the bill is in favor of any such motion or appeal, the time 
     in opposition thereto, shall be controlled by the minority 
     leader or his designee. Such leaders, or either of them, may, 
     from time under their control on the passage of a bill, allot 
     additional time to any Senator during the consideration of 
     any debatable motion or appeal.
       ``(E) Motion to limit debate.--A motion in the Senate to 
     further limit debate on a bill under this subsection is not 
     debatable.
       ``(F) Motion to recommit.--A motion to recommit a bill 
     under this subsection is not in order.
       ``(G) Placed on calendar.--Upon receipt in the Senate of 
     the companion bill for a bill that has been introduced in the 
     Senate, that companion bill shall be placed on the calendar.
       ``(H) Consideration of house companion bill.--
       ``(i) In general.--Following the vote on the Senate bill 
     required under paragraph (1)(C), when the Senate proceeds to 
     consider the companion bill received from the House of 
     Representatives, the Senate shall--

       ``(I) if the language of the companion bill is identical to 
     the Senate bill, as passed, proceed to the immediate 
     consideration of the companion bill and, without intervening 
     action, vote on the companion bill; or
       ``(II) if the language of the companion bill is not 
     identical to the Senate bill, as passed, proceed to the 
     immediate consideration of the companion bill.

       ``(ii) Amendments.--During consideration of the companion 
     bill under clause (i)(II), any Senator may move to strike all 
     after the enacting clause and insert in lieu thereof the text 
     of the Senate bill, as passed. Debate in the Senate on such 
     companion bill, any amendment proposed under this 
     subparagraph, and all debatable motions and appeals in 
     connection therewith, shall not exceed 10 hours less such 
     time as the Senate consumed or yielded back during 
     consideration of the Senate bill.
       ``(4) Conference.--
       ``(A) Consideration of conference reports.--Debate in the 
     House of Representatives or the Senate on the conference 
     report and any amendments in disagreement on any bill 
     considered under this section shall be limited to not more 
     than 2 hours, which shall be divided equally between the 
     majority leader and the minority leader. A motion further to 
     limit debate is not debatable. A motion to recommit the 
     conference report is not in order, and it is not in order to 
     move to reconsider the vote by which the conference report is 
     agreed to or disagreed to.
       ``(B) Failure of conference to act.--If the committee on 
     conference on a bill considered under this section fails to 
     submit a conference report within 10 calendar days after the 
     conferees have been appointed by each House, any Member of 
     either House may introduce a bill containing only the text of 
     the draft bill of the President on the next day of session 
     thereafter and the bill shall be considered as provided in 
     this section except that the bill shall not be subject to any 
     amendment.
       ``(d) Amendments and Divisions Prohibited.--Except as 
     otherwise provided by this section, no amendment to a bill 
     considered under this section shall be in order in either the 
     Senate or the House of Representatives. It shall not be in 
     order to demand a division of the question in the House of 
     Representatives (or in a Committee of the Whole). No motion 
     to suspend the application of this subsection shall be in 
     order in the House of Representatives, nor shall it be in 
     order in the House of Representatives to suspend the 
     application of this subsection by unanimous consent.
       ``(e) Temporary Presidential Authority To Cancel.--At the 
     same time as the President transmits to Congress a special 
     message under subsection (b)(1)(B)(i) proposing to cancel 
     budget items, the President may direct that any budget item 
     or items proposed to be canceled in that special message 
     shall not be made available for obligation or take effect for 
     a period not to exceed 45 calendar days from the date the 
     President transmits the special message to Congress. The 
     President may make any budget item or items canceled pursuant 
     to the preceding sentence available at a time earlier than 
     the time specified by the President if the President 
     determines that continuation of the cancellation would not 
     further the purposes of this Act.
       ``(f) Definitions.--For purposes of this section--
       ``(1) The term `appropriation Act' means any general or 
     special appropriation Act, and any Act or joint resolution 
     making supplemental, deficiency, or continuing 
     appropriations.
       ``(2) The term `budget item' means--
       ``(A) an amount, in whole or in part, of budget authority 
     provided in an appropriation Act except to fund direct 
     spending programs and the administrative expenses social 
     security; or
       ``(B) a targeted tax benefit.
       ``(3) The term `cancellation of a budget item' means--
       ``(A) the rescission of any budget authority provided in an 
     appropriation Act; or
       ``(B) the repeal of any targeted tax benefit.
       ``(4) The term `companion bill' means, for any bill 
     introduced in either House pursuant to subsection (c)(1)(A), 
     the bill introduced in the other House as a result of the 
     same special message.
       ``(5) The term `targeted tax benefit' means any provision 
     which has the practical effect of providing a benefit in the 
     form of a different treatment to a particular taxpayer or a 
     limited class of taxpayers, whether or not such provision is 
     limited by its terms to a particular taxpayer or a class of 
     taxpayers. Such term does not include any benefit provided to 
     a class of taxpayers distinguished on the basis of general 
     demographic conditions such as income, number of dependents, 
     or marital status.''.
       (b) Exercise of Rulemaking Powers.--Section 904 of the 
     Congressional Budget Act of 1974 (2 U.S.C. 621 note) is 
     amended--
       (1) in subsection (a), by striking ``and 1017'' and 
     inserting ``1012A, and 1017''; and
       (2) in subsection (d), by striking ``section 1017'' and 
     inserting ``sections 1012A and 1017''.
       (c) Clerical Amendments.--The table of sections for subpart 
     B of title X of the Congressional Budget and Impoundment 
     Control Act of 1974 is amended by inserting after the item 
     relating to section 1012 the following:

``Sec. 1012A. Expedited consideration of certain proposed cancellations 
              of budget items.''.


[[Page S4283]]

       (d) Effective Period.--The amendments made by this Act 
     shall--
       (1) take effect on the date of enactment of this Act;
       (2) apply only to budget items provided in Acts enacted on 
     or after the date of enactment of this Act; and
       (3) cease to be effective on September 30, 1998.
                                 ______


                 DASCHLE (AND OTHERS) AMENDMENT NO. 349

  (Ordered to lie on the table.)
  Mr. DASCHLE (for himself, Mr. Exon, Mr. Ford, Mr. Conrad, Mr. Dorgan, 
Mr. Kohl, Mrs. Feinstein, Mr. Bumpers, Mr. Robb, Mr. Kerry, Mr. 
Feingold, Mr. Harkin, Mr. Reid, Mr. Hollings, Mrs. Boxer, and Mr. 
Levin) submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by them to 
amendment No. 347 proposed by Mr. Dole to the bill S. 4, supra; as 
follows:

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:

     SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

       This Act may be cited as the ``Balanced Budget Act of 
     1995''.

     SEC. 2. ENFORCEMENT OF A BALANCED BUDGET

       (a) Purpose.--The Congress declares it essential that the 
     Congress--
       (1) require that the Government balance the Federal budget 
     without counting the surpluses of the Social Security trust 
     funds;
       (2) set forth with specificity in the first session of the 
     104th Congress the policies that achieving such a balanced 
     budget would require; and
       (3) enforce through the congressional budget process the 
     requirement to achieve a balanced Federal budget.
       (b) Point of Order Against Budget Resolutions That Fail To 
     Set Forth a Glide Path to a Balanced Budget.--Section 301 of 
     the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 is amended by inserting 
     at the end thereof the following new subsection:
       ``(j) Congressional Enforcement of a Balanced Budget.--
       ``(1) Point or Order.--It shall not be in order to consider 
     any concurrent resolution on the budget (or amendment, 
     motion, or conference report thereon) unless that 
     resolution--
       ``(A) sets forth a fiscal year (by 2002 or the earliest 
     possible fiscal year) in which, for the budget as defined by 
     section 13301 of the Budget Enforcement Act of 1990 
     (excluding the receipts and disbursements of the Federal Old-
     Age and Survivors Insurance Trust Fund and the Federal 
     Disability Insurance Trust Fund), the level of outlays for 
     that fiscal year or any subsequent fiscal year does not 
     exceed the level of revenues for that fiscal year;
       ``(B) sets forth appropriate levels for all items described 
     in subsection (a)(1) through (7) for all fiscal years through 
     and including the fiscal year described in paragraph (A);
       ``(C) includes specific reconciliation instructions under 
     section 310 to carry out any assumption of either--
       ``(i) reductions in direct spending, or
       ``(ii) increases in revenues.
       ``(3) No amendment without three-fifths vote in the 
     senate.--It shall not be in order in the Senate or the House 
     of Representatives to consider any bill, resolution, 
     amendment, motion, or conference report that would amend or 
     otherwise supersede this section.''.
       (c) Requirement for 60 Voters to Waive or Appeal in the 
     Senate.--Section 904 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 
     is amended by inserting ``301(j),'' after ``301(i),'' in both 
     places that it appears.
       (d) Suspension in the Event of War or Congressionally-
     Declared Low Growth.--Section 258(b)(2) of the Balanced 
     Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 
     is amended by inserting ``301(j),'' after 
     ``sections''.
                                 ______


                      BYRD AMENDMENTS NOS. 350-354

  (Ordered to lie on the table.)
  Mr. BYRD submitted five amendments intended to be proposed by him to 
the bill, S.4, supra, as follows:

                           Amendment No. 350

       At the appropriate place insert the following:

     SEC.   . USE OF THE REDUCTIONS IN DISCRETIONARY SPENDING 
                   CAPS.

       (a) Congressional Budget Act.--
       (1) Budget resolutions and legislation.--Section 301 of the 
     Congressional Budget Act of 1974 is amended by adding at the 
     end the following:
       ``(j) Use of Reductions in Discretionary Spending Caps.--It 
     shall not be in order in the Senate or House of 
     Representatives to consider any concurrent resolution on the 
     budget, bill, joint resolution, amendment, motion, or 
     conference report that decreases the discretionary spending 
     limits unless the concurrent resolution on the budget, bill, 
     joint resolution, amendment, motion, or conference report 
     provides that such decrease may only be used for deficit 
     reduction and may not be used to offset all or part of an 
     increase in direct spending or decrease in receipts under 
     section 252 of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit 
     Control Act of 1974.''.
       (2) Sixty vote point of order.--Subsections (c) and (d) of 
     section 904 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 are 
     amended by inserting ``301(j),'' after ``301(i),''.
       (b) Gramm-Rudman.--Section 252 of the Balanced Budget and 
     Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 is amended by adding at 
     the end the following:
       ``(f) Use of Reductions in Discretionary Spending Caps.--A 
     decrease in the discretionary spending limits may only be 
     used for deficit reduction and may not be used to offset all 
     or part of an increase in direct spending or decrease in 
     receipts under this section.''.
                                                                    ____

                           Amendment No. 351

       At the appropriate place insert the following:

     SEC.   . USE OF THE REDUCTIONS IN DISCRETIONARY SPENDING 
                   CAPS.

       (a) Congressional Budget Act.--
       (1) Budget resolutions and legislation.--Section 301 of the 
     Congressional Budget Act of 1974 is amended by adding at the 
     end the following:
       ``(j) Use of Reductions in Discretionary Spending Caps.--It 
     shall not be in order in the Senate or House of 
     Representatives to consider any concurrent resolution on the 
     budget, bill, joint resolution, amendment, motion, or 
     conference report that decreases the discretionary spending 
     limits unless the concurrent resolution on the budget, bill, 
     joint resolution, amendment, motion, or conference report 
     provides that such decrease may only be used for deficit 
     reduction and may not be used to offset all or part of an 
     increase in direct spending or decrease in receipts under 
     section 252 of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit 
     Control Act of 1974.''.
       (2) Sixty vote point of order.--Subsections (c) and (d) of 
     section 904 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 are 
     amended by inserting ``301(j),'' after ``301(i),''.
       (b) Gramm-Rudman.--Section 252 of the Balanced Budget and 
     Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 is amended by adding at 
     the end of the following:
       ``(f) Use of Reductions in Discretionary Spending Caps.--A 
     decrease in the discretionary spending limits may only be 
     used for deficit reduction and may not be used to offset all 
     or part of an increase in direct spending or decrease in 
     receipts under this section.''.
                                                                    ____


                           Amendment No. 352

       At the appropriate place insert the following:
       SEC.   . USE OF THE REDUCTIONS IN DISCRETIONARY SPENDING 
     CAPS.
       (a) Congressional Budget Act.--
       (1) Budget resolutions and legislation.--Section 301 of the 
     Congressional Budget Act of 1974 is amended by adding at the 
     end the following:
       ``(j) Use of Reductions in Discretionary Spending Caps.--It 
     shall not be in order in the Senate or House of 
     Representatives to consider any concurrent resolution on the 
     budget, bill, joint resolution, amendment, motion, or 
     conference report that decreases the discretionary spending 
     limits unless the concurrent resolution on the budget, bill, 
     joint resolution, amendment, motion, or conference report 
     provides that such decrease may only be used for deficit 
     reduction and may not be used to offset all or part of an 
     increase in direct spending or decrease in receipts under 
     section 252 of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit 
     Control Act of 1974.''.
       (2) Sixty vote point of order.--Subsections (c) and (d) of 
     section 904 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 are 
     amended by inserting ``301(j),'' after ``301(i),''.
       (b) Gramm-Rudman.--Section 252 of the Balanced Budget and 
     Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 is amended by adding at 
     the end the following:
       ``(f) Use of Reductions in Discretionary Spending Caps.--A 
     decrease in the discretionary spending limits may only be 
     used for deficit reduction and may not be used to offset all 
     or part of an increase in direct spending or decrease in 
     receipts under this section.''.
                                                                    ____

                           Amendment No. 353

       At the appropriate place insert the following:

     SEC.   . USE OF THE REDUCTIONS IN DISCRETIONARY SPENDING 
                   CAPS.

       (a) Congressional Budget Act.--
       (1) Budget resolutions and legislation.--Section 301 of the 
     Congressional Budget Act of 1974 is amended by adding at the 
     end the following:
       ``(j) Use of Reductions in Discretionary Spending Caps.--It 
     shall not be in order in the Senate or House of 
     Representatives to consider any concurrent resolution on the 
     budget, bill, joint resolution, amendment, motion, or 
     conference report that decreases the discretionary spending 
     limits unless the concurrent resolution on the budget, bill, 
     joint resolution, amendment, motion, or conference report 
     provides that such decrease may only be used for deficit 
     reduction and may not be used to offset all or part of an 
     increase in direct spending or decrease in receipts under 
     section 252 of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit 
     Control Act of 1974.''.
       (2) Sixty vote point of order.--Subsections (c) and (d) of 
     section 904 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 are 
     amended by inserting ``301(j),'' after ``301(i),''.
       (b) Gramm-Rudman.--Section 252 of the Balanced Budget and 
     Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 is amended by adding at 
     the end the following:
       [[Page S4284]] ``(f) Use of Reductions in Discretionary 
     Spending Caps.--A decrease in the discretionary spending 
     limits may only be used for deficit reduction and may not be 
     used to offset all or part of an increase in direct spending 
     or decrease in receipts under this section.''.
                                                                    ____


                           Amendment No. 354

       At the appropriate place insert the following:

     SEC.   . USE OF THE REDUCTIONS IN DISCRETIONARY SPENDING 
                   CAPS.

       (a) Congressional Budget Act.--
       (1) Budget resolutions and legislation.--Section 301 of the 
     Congressional Budget Act of 1974 is amended by adding at the 
     end the following:
       ``(j) Use of Reductions in Discretionary Spending Caps.--It 
     shall not be in order in the Senate or House of 
     Representatives to consider any concurrent resolution on the 
     budget, bill, joint resolution, amendment, motion, or 
     conference report that decreases the discretionary spending 
     limits unless the concurrent resolution on the budget, bill, 
     joint resolution, amendment, motion, or conference report 
     provides that such decrease may only be used for deficit 
     reduction and may not be used to offset all or part of an 
     increase in direct spending or decrease in receipts under 
     section 252 of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit 
     Control Act of 1974.''.
       (2) Sixty vote point of order.--Subsections (c) and (d) of 
     section 904 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 are 
     amended by inserting ``301(j),'' after ``301(i),''.
       (b) Gramm-Rudman.--Section 252 of the Balanced Budget and 
     Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 is amended by adding at 
     the end the following:
       ``(f) Use of Reductions in Discretionary Spending Caps.--A 
     decrease in the discretionary spending limits may only be 
     used for deficit reduction and may not be used to offset all 
     or part of an increase in direct spending or decrease in 
     receipts under this section.''.
                                 ______


                  HATCH (AND OTHERS) AMENDMENT NO. 355

  (Ordered to lie on the table.)
  Mr. HATCH (for himself, Mr. Roth, and Mr. Heflin) submitted an 
amendment to amendment No. 347 proposed by Mr. Dole to the bill S. 4, 
supra; as follows:

       On page 3, line 21, after ``separately'' insert ``, except 
     for items of appropriation provided for the judicial branch, 
     which shall be enrolled together in a single measure. For 
     purposes of this paragraph, the term `items of appropriation 
     provided for the judicial branch' means only those functions 
     and expenditures that are currently included in the 
     appropriations accounts of the judiciary, as those accounts 
     are listed and described in the Department of Commerce, 
     Justice and State, the Judiciary, and Related Agencies 
     Appropriations Act, 1995 (Public Law 104-317)''.
                                 ______


                       FEINGOLD AMENDMENT NO. 356

  Mr. FEINGOLD proposed an amendment to amendment No. 347 proposed by 
Mr. Dole to the bill S. 4, supra; as follows:

       At the end of the pending amendment No. 347 add the 
     following:

     SEC.  . TREATMENT OF EMERGENCY SPENDING.

       (a) Emergency Appropriations.--Section 251(b)(2)(D)(i) of 
     the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 
     is amended by adding at the end the following new sentence: 
     ``However, OMB shall not adjust any discretionary spending 
     limit under this clause for any statute that designates 
     appropriations as emergency requirements if that statute 
     contains an appropriation for any other matter, event, or 
     occurrence, but that statute may contain rescissions of 
     budget authority.''.
       (b) Emergency Legislation.--Section 252(e) of the Balanced 
     Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 is amended 
     by adding at the end the following new sentence; ``However, 
     OMB shall not designate any such amounts of new budget 
     authority, outlays or receipts as emergency requirements in 
     the report required under subsection (d) if that statute 
     contains any other provisions that are not so designated, but 
     that statute may contain provisions that reduce direct 
     spending.''.
       (c) New Point of Order.--Title IV of the Congressional 
     Budget Act of 1974 is amended by adding at the end the 
     following new section:


                 ``point of order regarding emergencies

       ``Sec. 408. It shall not be in order in the House of 
     Representatives or the Senate to consider any bill or joint 
     resolution, or amendment thereto or conference report 
     thereon, containing an emergency designation for purposes of 
     section 251(b)(2)(D) or 252(e) of the Balanced Budget and 
     Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 if it also provides an 
     appropriation or direct spending for any other item or 
     contains any other matter, but that bill or joint resolution, 
     amendment, or conference report may contain rescissions of 
     budget authority or reductions of direct spending, or that 
     amendment may reduce amounts for that emergency.''.
       (d) Conforming Amendment.--The table of contents set forth 
     in section 1(b) of the Congressional Budget and Impoundment 
     Control Act of 1974 is amended by inserting after the item 
     relating to section 407 the following new item:

``Sec. 408. Point of order regarding emergencies.''.
                                 ______


                       BUMPERS AMENDMENT NO. 357

  (Ordered to lie on the table.)
  Mr. BUMPERS submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him to 
the bill S. 4, supra; as follows:

       At the appropriate place insert the following:
       The Senate finds that, according to the Congressional 
     Budget Office, the federal budget deficit will be $177 
     billion for fiscal year 1995;
       That estimates from both the Congressional Budget Office 
     and the Office of Management and Budget indicate that, 
     without substantial reductions in federal spending and/or 
     increases in federal revenues; annual federal budget deficits 
     will remain at unacceptable levels;
       That the congressional budget process, as embodied by 
     legislation and Senate rules, requires that legislation which 
     would reduce federal revenues be offset by legislation that 
     either reduces mandatory spending or increases an alternative 
     source of federal revenue by an equivalent amount;
       That certain members of both political parties have 
     proposed amending the congressional budget process to permit 
     reductions in the discretionary spending caps contained in 
     the annual budget resolutions to offset reduced revenue 
     resulting from tax cuts;
       That changing the congressional budget process to permit 
     discretionary spending cap cuts to be used as an offset for 
     tax cuts could actually cause the federal budget deficit to 
     rise;
       That reductions in federal spending should be used to 
     reduce the federal budget deficit.
       Now, therefore, it is the sense of the Senate that: the 
     congressional budget process should not be amended to permit 
     the use of ``savings'' associated with reductions in 
     discretionary spending to offset lost revenues resulting from 
     tax cuts.
                                 ______


                       HOLLINGS AMENDMENT NO. 358

  (Ordered to lie on the table.)
  Mr. HOLLINGS submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him to 
the bill S. 4, supra; as follows:

       At the appropriate place insert the following:

     SEC.   .--CONGRESS SHALL NOT LEGISLATE AD HOC CHANGES IN 
                   ECONOMIC INDICATORS.

       (a) Purpose.--The Congress declares it essential that the 
     Congress shall not arbitrarily change economic indicators. 
     Therefore:
       (1) Economic indicators shall be devised by statistical 
     agencies using the best scientific practice within the 
     constraints of their budgets; and
       (2) Congress shall not coerce Federal statistical agencies 
     into making changes in economic indicators that are counter 
     to the best scientific practice.
                                 ______


                    DASCHLE AMENDMENTS NOS. 359-360

  (Ordered to lie on the table.)
  Mr. DASCHLE submitted two amendments intended to be proposed by him 
to amendment No. 347. by Mr. Dole to the bill, S. 4, supra; as follows:

                           Amendment No. 359

       On page 5 of the amendment strike all after `taxpayers' on 
     line 19 through `taxpayers' on line 20.
                                                                    ____


                           Amendment No. 360

       On page 5 of the amendment strike all after `revenue' in 
     line 14 through line 20 and insert the following: ``over the 
     following 10 fiscal years.''.
                                 ______


                       BINGAMAN AMENDMENT NO. 361

  (Ordered to lie on the table.)
  Mr. BINGAMAN submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him to 
amendment No. 347 proposed by Mr. Dole to the bill S. 4, supra; as 
follows:

       On page 5, between lines 3 and 4, add the following: ``any 
     prohibition or restriction against expenditure, or''.
                                 ______


                 FEINGOLD AND OTHERS AMENDMENT NO. 362

  Mr. FEINGOLD (for himself, Mr. Simon, and Mr. Exon) proposed an 
amendment to amendment No. 347 proposed by Mr. Dole to the bill S. 4, 
supra; as follows:

       At the end of the pending amendment No. 347, add the 
     following:

     SEC.   . SENSE OF THE SENATE REGARDING DEFICIT REDUCTION AND 
                   TAX CUTS.

       The Senate finds that--
       (1) the Federal budget according to the most recent 
     estimates of the Congressional Budget Office continues to be 
     in deficit in excess of $190 billion;
       (2) continuing annual Federal budget deficits add to the 
     Federal debt which soon is projected to exceed $5 trillion;
       [[Page S4285]] (3) continuing Federal budget deficits and 
     growing Federal debt reduce savings and capital formation;
       (4) continuing Federal budget deficits contribute to a 
     higher level of interest rates than would otherwise occur, 
     raising capital costs and curtailing total investment;
       (5) continuing Federal budget deficits also contribute to 
     significant trade deficits and dependence on foreign capital;
       (6) the Federal debt that results from persistent Federal 
     deficits transfers a potentially crushing burden to future 
     generations, making their living standards lower than they 
     otherwise would have been;
       (7) efforts to reduce the Federal deficit should be among 
     the highest economic priorities of the 104th Congress;
       (8) enacting across-the-board or so-called middle class tax 
     cut measures could impede efforts during the 104th Congress 
     to significantly reduce the Federal deficit, and;
       (9) it is the Sense of the Senate that reducing the Federal 
     deficit should be one of the nation's highest priorities, 
     that enacting an across-the-board or so-called middle class 
     tax cut during the 104th Congress would hinder efforts to 
     reduce the Federal deficit.
                                 ______


                       HOLLINGS AMENDMENT NO. 363

  (Ordered to lie on the table.)
  Mr. HOLLINGS submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him to 
the bill S. 4, supra; as follows:

  At the appropriate place, insert the following:

     ``SEC.   . PAY-AS-YOU-GO.

       ``At the end of title III of the Congressional Budget Act 
     of 1974, insert the following new section:


                      ```enforcing pay-as-you-go.

       ```Sec. 314. (a) Purpose.--The Senate declares that it is 
     essential to--
       ```(1) ensure continued compliance with the deficit 
     reduction embodied in the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act 
     of 1993; and
       ```(2) continue the pay-as-you-go enforcement system.
       ```(b) Point of Order.--
       ```(1) In general.--It shall not be in order in the Senate 
     to consider any direct-spending or receipts legislation (as 
     defined in paragraph (3)) that would increase the deficit for 
     any one of the three applicable time periods (as defined in 
     paragraph (2)) as measured pursuant to paragraphs (4) and 
     (5).
       ```(2) Applicable time periods.--For purposes of this 
     subsection, the term ``applicable time period'' means any one 
     of the three following periods--
       ```(A) the first fiscal year covered by the most recently 
     adopted concurrent resolution on the budget;
       ```(B) the period of the 5 fiscal years covered by the most 
     recently adopted concurrent resolution on the budget; or
       ```(C) the period of the 5 fiscal years following the first 
     5 years covered by the most recently adopted concurrent 
     resolution on the budget.
       ```(3) Direct-spending or receipts legislation.--For 
     purposes of this subsection, the term ``direct-spending or 
     receipts legislation'' shall--
       ```(A) include any bill, resolution, amendment, motion, or 
     conference report to which this subsection otherwise applies;
       ```(B) include concurrent resolutions on the budget;
       ```(C) exclude full funding of, and continuation of, the 
     deposit insurance guarantee commitment in effect on the date 
     of enactment of the Budget Enforcement Act of 1990;
       ```(D) exclude emergency provisions so designated under 
     section 252(e) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit 
     Control Act of 1985;
       ```(E) include the estimated amount of savings in direct-
     spending programs applicable to that fiscal year resulting 
     from the prior year's sequestration under the Balanced Budget 
     and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985, if any (except for 
     any amounts sequestered as a result of a net deficit increase 
     in the fiscal year immediately preceding the prior fiscal 
     year); and
       ```(F) except as otherwise provided in this subsection, 
     include all direct-spending legislation as that term is 
     interpreted for purposes of the Balanced Budget and Emergency 
     Deficit Control Act of 1985.
       ```(4) Baseline.--Estimates prepared pursuant to this 
     section shall use the most recent Congressional Budget Office 
     baseline, and for years beyond those covered by that Office, 
     shall abide by the requirements of section 257 of the 
     Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985, 
     except that references to ``outyears'' in that section shall 
     be deemed to apply to any year (other than the budget year) 
     covered by any one of the time periods defined in paragraph 
     (2) of this subsection.
       ```(5) Prior surplus available.--If direct-spending or 
     receipts legislation increases the deficit when taken 
     individually (as a bill, joint resolution, amendment, motion, 
     or conference report, as the case may be), then it must also 
     increase the deficit when taken together with all direct-
     spending and receipts legislation enacted after the date of 
     enactment of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993, 
     in order to violate the prohibition of this subsection.
       ```(c) Waiver.--This section may be waived or suspended in 
     the Senate only by the affirmative vote of three-fifths of 
     the Members, duly chosen and sworn.
       ```(d) Appeals.--Appeals in the Senate from the decisions 
     of the Chair relating to any provision of this section shall 
     be limited to 1 hour, to be equally divided between, and 
     controlled by, the appellant and the manager of the bill or 
     joint resolution, as the case may be. An affirmative vote of 
     three-fifths of the Members of the Senate, duly chosen and 
     sworn, shall be required in the Senate to sustain an appeal 
     of the ruling of the Chair on a point of order raised under 
     this section.
       ```(e) Determination of Budget Levels.--For purposes of 
     this section, the levels of new budget authority, outlays, 
     and receipts for a fiscal year shall be determined on the 
     basis of estimates made by the Committee on the Budget of the 
     Senate.
       ```(f) Sunset.--Subsections (a) through (e) of this section 
     shall expire September 30, 1998.'''
                                 ______


                       BRADLEY AMENDMENT NO. 364

  (Ordered to lie on the table.)
  Mr. BRADLEY submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him to 
amendment No. 347 proposed by Mr. Dole to the bill S. 4, supra; as 
follows:

       On page 5, strike lines 13 through 20 and insert the 
     following:
       ``(5) the term `targeted tax benefit' means any provision 
     which has the practical effect of providing a benefit in the 
     form of a different treatment to a particular taxpayer or a 
     limited class of taxpayers, whether or not such provision is 
     limited by its terms to a particular taxpayer or a class of 
     taxpayers but such term does not include any benefit provided 
     to a class of taxpayers distinguished on the basis of general 
     demographic conditions such as income, number of dependents, 
     or marital status.
                                 ______


               EXON (AND OTHERS) AMENDMENTS NOS. 365-366

  (Ordered to lie on the table.)
  Mr. EXON (for himself Mr. Daschle, Mr. Ford, Mr. Conrad, Mr. Dorgan, 
Mr. Kohl, Mrs. Feinstein, Mr. Bumpers, Mr. Robb, Mr. Kerry, Mr. 
Feingold, Mr. Harkin, Mr. Reid, and Mr. Hollings) submitted two 
amendments intended to be proposed by them to amendment No. 347 by Mr. 
Dole to the bill, S. 4, supra; as follows:

                           Amendment No. 365

       At the end of the bill, insert the following new title:

                       TITLE II--BALANCED BUDGET

     SEC. 201. SHORT TITLE.

       This title may be cited as the ``Balanced Budget Act of 
     1995''.

     SEC. 202. ENFORCEMENT OF A BALANCED BUDGET.
       (a) Purpose.--The Congress declares it essential that the 
     Congress--
       (1) require that the Government balance the Federal budget 
     without counting the surpluses of the Social Security trust 
     funds;
       (2) set forth with specificity in the first session of the 
     104th Congress the policies that achieving such a balanced 
     budget would require; and
       (3) enforce through the congressional budget process the 
     requirement to achieve a balanced Federal budget.
       (b) Point of Order Against Budget Resolutions that Fail To 
     Set Forth a Glide Path to a Balanced Budget.--Section 301 of 
     the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 is amended by inserting 
     at the end thereof the following new subsection:
       ``(j) Congressional Enforcement of a Balanced Budget.--
       ``(1) Point of order.--It shall not be in order to consider 
     any concurrent resolution on the budget (or amendment, 
     motion, or conference report thereon) unless that 
     resolution--
       ``(A) sets forth a fiscal year (by 2002 or the earliest 
     possible fiscal year) in which, for the budget as defined by 
     section 13301 of the Budget Enforcement Act of 1990 
     (excluding the receipts and disbursements of the Federal Old-
     Age and Survivors Insurance Trust Fund and the Federal 
     Disability Insurance Trust Fund), the level of outlays for 
     that fiscal year or any subsequent fiscal year does not 
     exceed the level of revenues for that fiscal year;
       ``(B) sets forth appropriate levels for all items described 
     in subsection (a)91) through (7) for all fiscal years through 
     and including the fiscal year described in paragraph (A);
       ``(C) includes specific reconciliation instructions under 
     section 310 to carry out any assumption of either--
       ``(i) reductions in direct spending, or
       ``(ii) increases in revenues.
       ``(3) No amendment without three fifths vote in the 
     senate.--It shall not be in order in the Senate or the House 
     of Representatives to consider any bill, resolution, 
     amendment, motion, or conference report that would amend or 
     otherwise supersede this section.''.
       (c) Requirement for 60 Votes To Waive or Appeal in the 
     Senate.--Section 904 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 
     is amended by inserting ``301(j),'' after ``301(i),'' in both 
     places that it appears.
       (d) Suspension in the Event of War or Congressionally 
     Declared Low Growth.--Section 258(b)(2) of the Balanced 
     Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 is amended 
     by inserting ``301(j),'' after ``sections''.
                                                                    ____


[[Page S4286]]

                           Amendment No. 366

       At the end of the bill, insert the following new title:

                       TITLE II--BALANCED BUDGET

     SECTION 201. SHORT TITLE.

       This title may be cited as the ``Balanced Budget Act of 
     1995''.

     SEC. 202. ENFORCEMENT OF A BALANCED BUDGET

       (a) Purpose.--The Congress declares it essential that the 
     Congress--
       (1) require that the Government balance the Federal budget 
     without counting the surpluses of the Social Security trust 
     funds;
       (2) set forth with specificity in the first session of the 
     104th Congress the policies that achieving such a balanced 
     budget would require; and
       (3) enforce through the congressional budget process the 
     requirement to achieve a balanced Federal budget.
       (b) Point of Order Against Budget Resolutions that Fail To 
     Set Forth a Glide Path to a Balanced Budget.--Section 301 of 
     the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 is amended by inserting 
     at the end thereof the following new subsection:
       ``(j) Congressional Enforcement of a Balanced Budget.--
       ``(1) Point of order.--It shall not be in order to consider 
     any concurrent resolution on the budget (or amendment, 
     motion, or conference report thereon) unless that 
     resolution--
       ``(A) sets forth a fiscal year (by 2002 or the earliest 
     possible fiscal year) in which, for the budget as defined by 
     section 13301 of the Budget Enforcement Act of 1990 
     (excluding the receipts and disbursements of the Federal Old-
     Age and Survivors Insurance Trust Fund and the Federal 
     Disability Insurance Trust Fund), the level of outlays for 
     that fiscal year or any subsequent fiscal year does not 
     exceed the level of revenues for that fiscal year;
       ``(B) sets forth amounts for the deficit that for any 
     fiscal year are equal to or less than the amounts set forth 
     for the deficit for that fiscal year in the most recently 
     adopted concurrent resolution on the budget;
       ``(C) sets forth appropriate levels for all items described 
     in subsection (a)(1) through (7) for all fiscal years through 
     and including the fiscal year described in paragraph (A);
       ``(D) includes specific reconciliation instructions under 
     section 310 to carry out any assumption of either--
       ``(i) reductions in direct spending, or
       ``(ii) increases in revenues.
       ``(3) No amendment without three-fifths vote in the 
     senate.--It shall not be in order in the Senate or the House 
     of Representatives to consider any bill, resolution, 
     amendment, motion, or conference report that would amend or 
     otherwise supersede this section.''.
       (c) Requirement for 60 Votes to Waiver or Appeal in the 
     Senate.--Section 904 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 
     is amended by inserting ``301(j),'' after ``301(i),'' in both 
     places that it appears.
       (d) Suspension in the Event of War or Congressionally 
     Declared Low Growth.--Section 258(b)(2) of the Balanced 
     Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 is amended 
     by inserting ``301(j),'' after ``sections''.
                                 ______


                      EXON AMENDMENTS NOS. 367-372

  (Ordered to lie on the table.)
  Mr. EXON submitted six amendments intended to be proposed by him to 
amendment No. 347 by Mr. Dole to the bill, S. 4, supra; as follows:

                           Amendment No. 367

       At the appropriate place in the bill, insert the following:

     SEC.   .--CONGRESSIONAL ENFORCEMENT OF A BALANCED BUDGET

       (a) Purpose.--The Congress declares it essential that the 
     Congress--
       (1) set forth with specificity in the first session of the 
     104th Congress the policies that achieving such a balanced 
     Federal budget would require; and
       (2) enforce through the congressional budget process the 
     requirement to achieve a balanced Federal budget.
       (b) Point of Order Against Budget Resolutions That Fail To 
     Set Forth a Glide Path to a Balanced Budget.--Section 301 of 
     the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 is amended by inserting 
     at the end thereof the following new subsection:
       ``(j) Congressional Enforcement of a Balanced Budget.--It 
     shall not be in order to consider any concurrent resolution 
     on the budget (or amendment, motion, or conference report 
     thereon) that--
       ``(A) fails to set forth appropriate levels for all items 
     described in subsection (a) (1) through (7) for all fiscal 
     years through 2002;
       ``(B) for the unified Federal budget, sets forth a level of 
     outlays for fiscal year 2002 or any subsequent fiscal year 
     the exceeds the level of revenues for that fiscal year; or
       ``(C) relies on the assumption of either--
       ``(i) reductions in direct spending, or
       ``(ii) increases in revenues, without including specific 
     reconciliation instructions under section 310 to carry out 
     those assumptions.''.
       (c) Requirement for 60 Votes To Waive or Appeal in the 
     Senate.--Section 904 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 
     is amended by inserting ``301(j),'' after ``301(i),'' in both 
     places that it appears.
       (d) Suspension in the Event of War or Congressionally-
     Declared Low Growth.--Section 258(b)(2) of the Balanced 
     Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 is amended 
     by inserting ``301(j),'' after ``sections''.
                                                                    ____

                           Amendment No. 368

       At the end of the bill, insert the following new section:

     SEC.   . SAVINGS ACHIEVED FROM LOWERING DISCRETIONARY 
                   SPENDING LIMITS MUST GO TO DEFICIT REDUCTION.

       It is the sense of the Congress that any savings achieved 
     from lowering or extending the discretionary spending limits 
     set forth in section 601 of the Congressional Budget Act of 
     1974 must be devoted exclusively to reducing the deficit.
                                                                    ____


                           Amendment No. 369

       At the appropriate place in the bill, insert the following:

     SEC.   .

       It is the Sense of the Senate that discretionary spending 
     cap reductions, under section 601 of the Congressional Budget 
     Act of 1974, shall not be used to offset direct spending or 
     revenue legislation.
                                                                    ____


                           Amendment No. 370

       In the language proposed to be inserted, strike section 
     5(5) and insert ``(5) The term `targeted tax benefit' shall 
     have the same meaning as the term `tax expenditure' as 
     defined in section 3(3) of the Congressional Budget Act of 
     1974.''.
                                                                    ____


                           Amendment No. 371

       In the language proposed to be inserted, strike section 
     5(5) and insert ``(5) The term `targeted tax benefit' means a 
     provision in any bill that provides special treatment to a 
     particular taxpayer or limited class of taxpayers.''.
                                                                    ____


                           Amendment No. 372

       In section 5(5)(B) of the language proposed to be inserted, 
     strike ``when compared with other similarly situated 
     taxpayers''.
                                 ______


               EXON (AND DASCHLE) AMENDMENTS NOS. 373-374

  (Ordered to lie on the table.)
  Mr. EXON (for himself and Mr. Daschle) submitted two amendments 
intended to be proposed by them to amendment No. 347 by Mr. Dole to the 
bill, S. 4, supra; as follows:

                           Amendment No. 373

       Strike section 5(5)(A) of the language proposed to be 
     inserted and insert ``(A) estimated by the Joint Committee on 
     Taxation as losing revenue for any one of the three following 
     periods--
       ``(1) the first fiscal year covered by the most recently 
     adopted concurrent resolution on the budget;
       ``(2) the period of the 5 fiscal years covered by the most 
     recently adopted concurrent resolution on the budget; or
       ``(3) the period of the 5 fiscal years following the first 
     5 years covered by the most recently adopted concurrent 
     resolution on the budget; and''.
                                                                    ____


                           Amendment No. 374

       In section 5(5)(A) of the language proposed to be inserted, 
     strike ``within the periods specified in the most recently 
     adopted concurrent resolution on the budget pursuant to 
     section 301 of the Congressional Budget and Impoundment 
     Control Act of 1974''.
                                 ______


                      EXON AMENDMENTS NOS. 375-386

  (Ordered to lie on the table.)
  Mr. EXON submitted 12 amendments intended to be proposed by him to 
amendment No. 347 by Mr. Dole to the bill, S. 4, supra; as follows:

                           Amendment No. 375

       At the appropriate place in the matter proposed to be 
     inserted, insert the following:

     SEC.   .

       (a) Not later than 45 days of continuous session after the 
     President vetoes an appropriations measure or an 
     authorization measure, the President shall--
       (1) reduce the discretionary spending limits under section 
     601 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 for the budget 
     year and each out year to reflect the amount contained in 
     vetoed items.
       (ii) with respect to a repeal of direct spending, adjust 
     the balanced for the budget year and each outyear under 
     section 252(b) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit 
     Control Act of 1985 to reflect the amount contained in vetoed 
     items.
       (B) Exception: This provision shall not take effect if the 
     vetoed appropriations measure or authorization measure 
     becomes law.
                                                                    ____


                           Amendment No. 376

       At the end of the matter proposed to be inserted, insert 
     the following new section:

     SEC.   . LOCK BOX SENSE OF THE CONGRESS.

       It is the sense of the Congress that any savings achieved 
     through the veto of any items under this Act shall be devoted 
     exclusively to deficit reduction.
                                                                    ____

                           Amendment No. 377

       In lieu of the matter proposed to be inserted, insert the 
     following:

     SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

       This Act may be cited as the ``Legislative Line Item Veto 
     Act''.
     [[Page S4287]] SEC. 2. EXPEDITED CONSIDERATION OF CERTAIN 
                   PROPOSED CANCELLATIONS OF BUDGET ITEMS.

       (a) In General.--Title X of the Congressional Budget and 
     Impoundment Control Act of 1974 (2 U.S.C. 621 et seq.) is 
     amended by adding after section 1012 the following new 
     section:


 ``expedited consideration of certain proposed cancellations of budget 
                                 items

       ``Sec. 1012A. (a) Proposed Cancellation of Budget Item.--
     The President may propose, at the time and in the manner 
     provided in subsection (b), the cancellation of any budget 
     item provided in any Act. An item proposed for cancellation 
     under this section may not be proposed for cancellation again 
     under this title.
       ``(b) Transmittal of Special Message.--
       ``(1) Special message.--
       ``(A) In general.--Subject to the time limitations provided 
     in subparagraph (B), the President may transmit to Congress a 
     special message proposing to cancel budget items contained in 
     an Act. A separate special message shall be transmitted for 
     each Act that contains budget items the President proposes to 
     cancel.
       ``(B) Time limitations.--A special message may be 
     transmitted under this section--
       ``(i) during the 20-calendar-day period (excluding 
     Saturdays, Sundays, and legal holidays) commencing on the day 
     after the date of enactment of the provision proposed to be 
     rescinded or repealed; or
       ``(ii) at the same time as the President's budget for any 
     provision enacted after the date the President submitted the 
     preceding budget.
       ``(2) Draft bill.--The President shall include in each 
     special message transmitted under paragraph (1) a draft bill 
     that, if enacted, would cancel those budget items as provided 
     in this section. The draft bill shall--
       ``(A) clearly identify each budget item that is proposed to 
     be canceled including, where applicable, each program, 
     project, or activity to which the budget item relates; and
       ``(B) if the special message proposes to cancel direct 
     spending, include a means to reduce the legal obligation of 
     the United states to beneficiaries under the direct spending 
     program sufficient to achieve the proposed reduction in 
     direct spending.
       ``(3) Contents of special message.--Each special message 
     shall specify, with respect to the budget item proposed to be 
     canceled--
       ``(A) the amount that the President proposes be canceled;
       ``(B) any account, department, or establishment of the 
     Government to which such budget item is available for 
     obligation, and the specific project or governmental 
     functions involved;
       ``(C) the reasons why the budget item should be canceled;
       ``(D) to the maximum extent practicable, the estimated 
     fiscal, economic, and budgetary effect (including the effect 
     on outlays and receipts in each fiscal year) of the proposed 
     cancellation;
       ``(E) if the President proposes to cancel direct spending, 
     a proposal for a means to reduce the legal obligation of the 
     United States to beneficiaries under the direct spending 
     program sufficient to achieve the proposed reduction in 
     direct spending; and
       ``(F) all facts, circumstances, and considerations relating 
     to or bearing upon the proposed cancellation and the decision 
     to effect the proposed cancellation, and to the maximum 
     extent practicable, the estimated effect of the proposed 
     cancellation upon the objects, purposes, and programs for 
     which the budget item is provided.
       ``(4) Deficit reduction.--
       ``(A) Discretionary spending limits and direct spending 
     balances.--Not later than 5 days after the date of enactment 
     of a bill containing the cancellation of budget items as 
     provided under this section, the President shall--
       ``(i) with respect to a rescission of budget authority 
     provided in an appropriations Act, reduce the discretionary 
     spending limits under section 601 of the Congressional Budget 
     Act of 1974 for the budget year and any outyear affected by 
     the rescission, to reflect such amount; and
       ``(ii) with respect to a repeal of a targeted tax benefit 
     or direct spending, adjust the balances for the budget year 
     and each outyear under section 252(b) of the Balanced Budget 
     and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 to reflect such 
     amount.
       ``(B) Adjustment of committee allocations.--Not later than 
     5 days after the date of enactment of a bill containing the 
     cancellation of budget items as provided under this section, 
     the chairs of the Committees on the Budget of the Senate and 
     the House of Representatives shall revise levels under 
     section 311(a) and adjust the committee allocations under 
     section 602(a) to reflect such amount.
       ``(5) Exception.--The President shall not propose to cancel 
     budget authority provided in an appropriations Act that is 
     required to fund an existing legal obligation of the United 
     States, unless the legal obligation was established in that 
     appropriations Act.
       ``(c) Procedures for Expedited Consideration.--
       ``(1) In general.--
       ``(A) Introduction.--Before the close of the second day of 
     session of the Senate and the House of Representatives, 
     respectively, after the date of receipt of a special message 
     transmitted to Congress under subsection (b), the majority 
     leader or minority leader of each House shall introduce (by 
     request) the draft bill accompanying that special message. If 
     the bill is not introduced as provided in the preceding 
     sentence in either House, then, on the third day of session 
     of that House after the date of receipt of that special 
     message, any Member of that House may introduce the bill.
       ``(B) Referral and reporting.--The bill shall be referred 
     to the appropriate committee or (in the House of 
     Representatives) committees. The committee shall report the 
     bill without substantive revision and with or without 
     recommendation. The committee shall report the bill not later 
     than the seventh day of session of that House after the date 
     of receipt of that special message. If the committee fails to 
     report the bill within that period, the committee shall be 
     automatically discharged from consideration of the bill, and 
     the bill shall be placed on the appropriate calendar.
       ``(C) Final passage.--A vote on final passage of the bill 
     shall be taken in the Senate and the House of Representatives 
     on or before the close of the 10th day of session of that 
     House after the date of the introduction of the bill in that 
     House. If the bill is passed, the Secretary of the Senate or 
     the Clerk of the House of Representatives, as the case may 
     be, shall cause the bill to be engrossed, certified, and 
     transmitted to the other House within one calendar day of the 
     day on which the bill is passed.
       ``(2) Consideration in the house of representatives.--
       ``(A) Motion to proceed to consideration.--A motion in the 
     House of Representatives to proceed to the consideration of a 
     bill under this subsection shall be highly privileged and not 
     debatable. An amendment to the motion shall not be in order, 
     nor shall it be in order to move to reconsider the vote by 
     which the motion is agreed to or disagreed to.
       ``(B) Motion to strike.--During consideration under this 
     subsection in the House of Representatives, any Member of the 
     House of Representatives may move to strike any proposed 
     cancellation of a budget item if supported by 49 other 
     Members.
       ``(C) Limits on debate.--Debate in the House of 
     Representatives on a bill under this subsection shall not 
     exceed 4 hours, which shall be divided equally between those 
     favoring and those opposing the bill. A motion further to 
     limit debate shall not be debatable. It shall not be in order 
     to move to recommit a bill under this subsection or to move 
     to reconsider the vote by which the bill is agreed to or 
     disagreed to.
       ``(D) Appeals.--Appeals from decisions of the Chair 
     relating to the application of the Rules of the House of 
     Representatives to the procedure relating to a bill under 
     this section shall be decided without debate.
       ``(E) Application of house rules.--Except to the extent 
     specifically provided in this section, consideration of a 
     bill under this section shall be governed by the Rules of the 
     House of Representatives. It shall not be in order in the 
     House of Representatives to consider any bill introduced 
     pursuant to the provisions of this section under a suspension 
     of the rules or under a special rule.
       ``(3) Consideration in the senate.--
       ``(A) Motion to proceed to consideration.--A motion to 
     proceed to the consideration of a bill under this subsection 
     in the Senate shall be nondebatable. It shall not be in order 
     to move to reconsider the vote by which the motion to proceed 
     is agreed to or disagreed to.
       ``(B) Motion to strike.--During consideration of a bill 
     under this subsection in the Senate, any Member of the Senate 
     may move to strike any proposed cancellation of a budget item 
     if supported by 11 other Members.
       ``(C) Limits on debate.--Debate in the Senate on a bill 
     under this subsection, amendments thereto, and all debatable 
     motions and appeals in connection therewith (including debate 
     pursuant to subparagraph (D)), shall not exceed 10 hours. The 
     time shall be equally divided between, and controlled by, the 
     majority leader and the minority leader or their designees.
       ``(D) Appeals.--Debate in the Senate on any debatable 
     motion or appeal in connection with a bill under this 
     subsection shall be limited to not more than 1 hour, to be 
     equally divided between, and controlled by, the mover and the 
     manager of the bill, except that in the event the manager of 
     the bill is in favor of any such motion or appeal, the time 
     in opposition thereto, shall be controlled by the minority 
     leader or his designee. Such leaders, or either of them, may, 
     from time under their control on the passage of a bill, allot 
     additional time to any Senator during the consideration of 
     any debatable motion or appeal.
       ``(E) Motion to limit debate.--A motion in the Senate to 
     further limit debate on a bill under this subsection is not 
     debatable.
       ``(F) Motion to recommit.--A motion to recommit a bill 
     under this subsection is not in order.
       ``(G) Placed on calendar.--Upon receipt in the Senate of 
     the companion bill for a bill that has been introduced in the 
     Senate, that companion bill shall be placed on the calendar.
       ``(H) Consideration of house companion bill.--
       ``(i) In general.--Following the vote on the Senate bill 
     required under paragraph (1)(C), when the Senate proceeds to 
     consider the companion bill received from the House of 
     Representatives, the Senate shall--
     [[Page S4288]]   ``(I) if the language of the companion bill 
     is identical to the Senate bill, as passed, proceed to the 
     immediate consideration of the companion bill and, without 
     intervening action, vote on the companion bill; or
       ``(II) if the language of the companion bill is not 
     identical to the Senate bill, as passed, proceed to the 
     immediate consideration of the companion bill.

       ``(ii) Amendments.--During consideration of the companion 
     bill under clause (i)(II), any Senator may move to strike all 
     after the enacting clause and insert in lieu thereof the text 
     of the Senate bill, as passed. Debate in the Senate on such 
     companion bill, any amendment proposed under this 
     subparagraph, and all debatable motions and appeals in 
     connection therewith, shall not exceed 10 hours less such 
     time as the Senate consumed or yielded back during 
     consideration of the Senate bill.
       ``(4) Conference.--
       ``(A) Consideration of conference reports.--Debate in the 
     House of Representatives or the Senate on the conference 
     report and any amendments in disagreement on any bill 
     considered under this section shall be limited to not more 
     than 2 hours, which shall be divided equally between the 
     majority leader and the minority leader. A motion further to 
     limit debate is not debatable. A motion to recommit the 
     conference report is not in order, and it is not in order to 
     move to reconsider the vote by which the conference report is 
     agreed to or disagreed to.
       ``(B) Failure of conference to act.--If the committee on 
     conference on a bill considered under this section fails to 
     submit a conference report within 10 calendar days after the 
     conferees have been appointed by each House, any Member of 
     either House may introduce a bill containing only the text of 
     the draft bill of the President on the next day of session 
     thereafter and the bill shall be considered as provided in 
     this section except that the bill shall not be subject to any 
     amendment.
       ``(d) Amendments and Divisions Prohibited.--Except as 
     otherwise provided by this section, no amendment to a bill 
     considered under this section shall be in order in either the 
     Senate or the House of Representatives. It shall not be in 
     order to demand a division of the question in the House of 
     Representatives (or in a Committee of the Whole). No motion 
     to suspend the application of this subsection shall be in 
     order in the House of Representatives, nor shall it be in 
     order in the House of Representatives to suspend the 
     application of this subsection by unanimous consent.
       ``(e) Temporary Presidential Authority To Cancel.--At the 
     same time as the President transmits to Congress a special 
     message under subsection (b)(1)(B)(i) proposing to cancel 
     budget items, the President may direct that any budget item 
     or items proposed to be canceled in that special message 
     shall not be made available for obligation or take effect for 
     a period not to exceed 45 calendar days from the date the 
     President transmits the special message to Congress. The 
     President may make any budget item or items canceled pursuant 
     to the preceding sentence available at a time earlier than 
     the time specified by the President if the President 
     determines that continuation of the cancellation would not 
     further the purposes of this Act.
       ``(f) Definitions.--For purposes of this section--
       ``(1) the term `appropriation Act' means any general or 
     special appropriation Act, and any Act or joint resolution 
     making supplemental, deficiency, or continuing appropriations 
     but such term does not include any appropriations for social 
     security;
       ``(2) the term `direct spending' shall have the same 
     meaning given such term in section 250(c)(8) of the Balanced 
     Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 but such 
     term shall not include spending for social security;
       ``(3) the term `budget item' means--
       ``(A) an amount, in whole or in part, of budget authority 
     provided in an appropriation Act;
       ``(B) an amount of direct spending; or
       ``(C) a targeted tax benefit;
       ``(4) the term `cancellation of a budget item' means--
       ``(A) the rescission of any budget authority provided in an 
     appropriation Act;
       ``(B) the repeal of any amount of direct spending; or
       ``(C) the repeal of any targeted tax benefit;
       ``(5) the term ``companion bill'' means, for any bill 
     introduced in either House pursuant to subsection (c)(1)(A), 
     the bill introduced in the other House as a result of the 
     same special message; and
       ``(6) the term `targeted tax benefit' means any provision 
     which has the practical effect of providing a benefit in the 
     form of a different treatment to a particular taxpayer or a 
     limited class of taxpayers, whether or not such provision is 
     limited by its terms to a particular taxpayer or a class of 
     taxpayers. Such term does not include any benefit provided to 
     a class of taxpayers distinguished on the basis of general 
     demographic conditions such as income, number of dependents, 
     or marital status.''.
       (b) Exercise of Rulemaking Powers.--Section 904 of the 
     Congressional Budget Act of 1974 (2 U.S.C. 621 note) is 
     amended--
       (1) in subsection (a), by striking ``and 1017'' and 
     inserting ``1012A, and 1017''; and
       (2) in subsection (d), by striking ``section 1017'' and 
     inserting ``sections 1012A and 1017''.
       (c) Clerical Amendments.--The table of sections for subpart 
     B of title X of the Congressional Budget and Impoundment 
     Control Act of 1974 is amended by inserting after the item 
     relating to section 1012 the following:

``Sec. 1012A. Expedited consideration of certain proposed cancellations 
              of budget items.''.

       (d) Effective Period.--The amendments made by this Act 
     shall--
       (1) take effect on the date of enactment of this Act;
       (2) apply only to budget items provided in Acts enacted on 
     or after the date of enactment of this Act; and
       (3) cease to be effective on September 30, 1998.
                                                                    ____

                           Amendment No. 378

       In section 6 of the language proposed to be inserted, 
     strike ``on September 30, 2000'' and insert ``at noon on 
     January 20, 1997''.
                                                                    ____


                           Amendment No. 379

       In section 6 of the language proposed to be inserted, 
     strike ``2000'' and insert ``1998''.
                                                                    ____


                           Amendment No. 380

       At the appropriate place in the matter proposed to be 
     inserted insert the following:

     SEC.   . JUDICIAL REVIEW.

       (a) Expedited Review.--
       (1) Any Member of Congress may bring an action, in the 
     United States District Court for the District of Columbia, 
     for declaratory judgment and injunctive relief on the ground 
     that any provision of this Act violates the Constitution.
       (2) A copy of any complaint in an action brought under 
     paragraph (1) shall be promptly delivered to the Secretary of 
     the Senate and the Clerk of the House of Representatives, and 
     each House of Congress shall have the right to intervene in 
     such action.
       (3) Any action brought under paragraph (1) shall be heard 
     and determined by a three-judge court in accordance with 
     section 2284 of title 28, United States Code.
       Nothing in this section or in any other law shall infringe 
     upon the right of the House of Representatives or the Senate 
     to intervene in an action brought under paragraph (1) without 
     the necessity of adopting a resolution to authorize such 
     intervention.
       (b) Appeal to Supreme Court.--
       Notwithstanding any other provisions of law, any order of 
     the United States District Court for the District of Columbia 
     which is issued pursuant to an action brought under paragraph 
     (1) of subsection (a) shall be reviewable by appeal directly 
     to the Supreme Court of the United States. Any such appeal 
     shall be taken by a notice of appeal filed within 10 days 
     after such order is entered; and the jurisdictional statement 
     shall be filed within 30 days after such order is entered. No 
     stay of an order issued pursuant to an action brought under 
     paragraph (1) of subsection (a) shall be issued by a single 
     Justice of the Supreme Court.
       (c) Expedited Consideration.--
       It shall be the duty of the District Court for the District 
     of Columbia and the Supreme Court of the United States to 
     advance on the docket and to expedite to the greatest 
     possible extent the disposition of any matter brought under 
     subsection (a).
                                                                    ____


                           Amendment No. 381

       At the appropriate place in the bill, insert the following:

     SEC.   .--TO PROVIDE FOR 10 YEAR BUDGET RESOLUTIONS

       (a) Purpose.--The Congress declares it essential that the 
     Congress--
       (1) set forth with specifity the policies that achieving 
     such a balanced Federal budget would require; and
       (2) enforce through the congressional budget process the 
     requirement to achieve a balanced Federal budget by 2002 as 
     well as the years thereafter.
       (b) Budget Resolutions Shall Provide for 10 Fiscal Years.--
       Strike the following provisions from section 301(a) of the 
     Congressional Budget Act of 1974,:
       ``Content of Concurrent Resolutions on the Budget.--On or 
     before April 15 of each year, the Congress shall complete 
     action on a concurrent resolution on the budget for the 
     fiscal year beginning on October 1st of such year. The 
     concurrent resolution shall set forth appropriate levels for 
     the fiscal year beginning on October 1st of such year, and 
     planning levels for each of the four ensuing fiscal years, 
     for the following--''
     and insert:
       ``Sec. 301. (a) Content of Concurrent Resolutions on the 
     Budget.--On or before April 15 of each year, the Congress 
     shall complete action on a concurrent resolution on the 
     budget for the fiscal year beginning on October 1st of such 
     year. The concurrent resolution shall set forth appropriate 
     levels for the fiscal year beginning on October 1st of such 
     year, and planning levels for each of the nine ensuing fiscal 
     years, for the following--''
       Strike the following provision from section 302 of the 
     Congressional Budget Act of 1974,:
       ``(2) For the Senate, the joint explanatory statement 
     accompanying a conference report on a concurrent resolution 
     on the budget shall include an estimated allocation, based 
     upon such concurrent resolution as recommended in such 
     conference report, of the appropriate levels of social 
     security outlays for the fiscal year of the resolution and 
     for each of the 4 succeeding fiscal years, total 
     [[Page S4289]] budget outlays and total new budget authority 
     among each committee of the Senate which has jurisdiction 
     over bills and resolutions providing such new budget 
     authority.'' and insert the following:
       ``(2) For the Senate, the joint explanatory statement 
     accompanying a conference report on a concurrent resolution 
     on the budget shall include an estimated allocation, based 
     upon such concurrent resolution as recommended in such 
     conference report, of the appropriate levels of social 
     security outlays for the fiscal year of the resolution and 
     for each of the 9 succeeding fiscal years, total budget 
     outlays and total new budget authority among each committee 
     of the Senate which has jurisdiction over bills and 
     resolutions providing such new budget authority.''
       Strike the following provision from section 302 of the 
     Congressional Budget Act of 1974,:
       ``(2) In the Senate--At any time after the Congress has 
     completed action on the concurrent resolution on the budget 
     required to be reported under section 301(a) for a fiscal 
     year, it shall not be in order in the Senate to consider any
      bill, joint resolution, amendment, motion, or conference 
     report, that provides for budget outlays, new budget 
     authority, or new spending authority (as defined in 
     section 401(c)(2)) in excess of
       (A) the appropriate allocation of such outlays or authority 
     reported under subsection (a) or
       (B) the appropriate allocation (if any) of such outlays or 
     authority reported under subsection (b) in connection with 
     the most recently agreed to concurrent resolution on the 
     budget for such fiscal year or provides for social security 
     outlays in excess of the appropriate allocation of social 
     security outlays under subsection (a) for the fiscal year of 
     the resolution or for the total of that year and the four 
     succeeding years.''

     and insert the following:
       ``(2) In the Senate--At any time after the Congress has 
     completed action on the concurrent resolution on the budget 
     required to be reported under section 301(a) for a fiscal 
     year, it shall not be in order in the Senate to consider any 
     bill, joint resolution, amendment, motion, or conference 
     report, that provides for budget outlays, new budget 
     authority, or new spending authority (as defined in section 
     401(c)(2)) in excess of
       ``(A) the appropriate allocation of such outlays or 
     authority reported under subsection (a) or
       ``(B) the appropriate allocation (if any) of such outlays 
     or authority reported under subsection (b) in connection with 
     the most recently agreed to concurrent resolution on the 
     budget for such fiscal year or provides for social security 
     outlays in excess of the appropriate allocation of social 
     security outlays under subsection (a) for the fiscal year of 
     the resolution or for the total of that year and the nine 
     succeeding years.''
                                                                    ____


                           Amendment No. 382

       At the end of the matter proposed to be inserted, insert 
     the following:
       ``It is the sense of the Congress that all concurrent 
     resolutions on the budget should cover the upcoming 10 fiscal 
     years.''
                                                                    ____


                           Amendment No. 383

       At the appropriate place in the bill, insert the following:

     SEC.  . CONGRESS SHALL NOT LEGISLATE AD HOC CHANGES IN 
                   ECONOMIC INDICATORS.

       (a) Purpose.--The Congress declares it essential that the 
     Congress shall not arbitrarily change economic indicators.
       (b) Sense of the Congress--It is the sense of the Congress 
     that--
       (1) economic indicators shall be devised by statistical 
     agencies using the best scientific practice within the 
     constraints of their budgets; and
       (2) Congress shall not coerce Federal statistical agencies 
     into making changes in economic indicators that are counter 
     to the best scientific practice.
                                                                    ____


                           Amendment No. 384

       At the end of the matter proposed to be inserted, insert 
     the following new section:

     SEC.   . BALANCED FEDERAL BUDGET.

       It is the sense of the Congress that beginning with the 
     concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 1996 all 
     concurrent resolutions on the budget should set forth levels 
     and amounts for all fiscal years through and including a 
     fiscal year in which outlays do not exceed receipts, without 
     counting the surpluses of the Social Security Trust Funds.
                                                                    ____


                           Amendment No. 385

       At the end of the matter proposed to be inserted, insert 
     the following new section:

     SEC.   . CBO BASELINE.

       It is the sense of the Senate that the Senate Committee on 
     the Budget, during deliberations on the Fiscal Year 1996 
     Budget Resolution and for the purpose of preparing the 
     Committee report, use the current-law, capped baseline of the 
     Congressional Budget Office for all revenue, spending, and 
     deficit comparisons.
                                                                    ____


                           Amendment No. 386

       At the end of the matter proposed to be inserted, insert 
     the following new section:

     SEC.   . SENSE OF THE SENATE ON USE OF THE CBO BASELINE.

       It is the sense of the Senate that the concurrent 
     resolution on the budget for fiscal year 1996 should use the 
     baseline used by the Congressional Budget Office in its 
     evaluation of the President's budget.
                                 ______


                      MURKOWSKI AMENDMENT NO. 387

  (Ordered to lie on the table.)
  Mr. MURKOWSKI submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him 
to amendment No. 347 by Mr. Dole to the bill, S. 4, supra; as follows:

       On page 5, between lines 12 and 13, insert the following:

     ``Any condition on an item of appropriation not involving a 
     positive allocation of funds and explicitly prohibiting the 
     use of any funds shall be enrolled with the item of 
     appropriation.''.
                                 ______


                        MURRAY AMENDMENT NO. 388

  (Ordered to lie on the table.)
  Mrs. MURRAY submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by her to 
amendment No. 347 by Mr. Dole to the bill, S. 4, supra; as follows:

       On page 5, line 7, after ``and'' insert the following: 
     ``shall not mean appropriations authorized in a previously 
     passed authorization bill; and,''.
                                 ______


                        PRYOR AMENDMENT NO. 389

  (Ordered to lie on the table.)
  Mr. PRYOR submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him to 
amendment No. 347 by Mr. Dole to the bill, S. 4, supra; as follows:

       At the appropriate place insert the following:
       ``The President may not rescind any budget authority 
     provided for social security.''.
                                 ______


                      WELLSTONE AMENDMENT NO. 390

  (Ordered to lie on the table.)
  Mr. WELLSTONE submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him 
to amendment No. 347 by Mr. Dole to the bill, S. 4, supra; as follows:

       On page 5, delete lines 13 thru 20 and insert in lieu 
     thereof the following:
       (5) The term `targeted tax benefit' means any provision 
     which has the practical effect of providing a benefit in the 
     form of a different treatment to a particular taxpayer or a 
     limited class of taxpayers, whether or not such provision is 
     limited by its terms to a particular taxpayer or a class of 
     taxpayers but such term does not include any benefit provided 
     to a class of taxpayers distinguished on the basis of general 
     demographic conditions such as income, number of dependents, 
     or marital status.
                                 ______


                     SIMON AMENDMENTS NOS. 391-392

  (Ordered to lie on the table.)
  Mr. SIMON submitted two amendments intended to be proposed by him to 
amendment No. 347 by Mr. Dole to the bill, S. 4, supra; as follows:

                           Amendment No. 391

       In the language proposed to be inserted, strike section 
     5(5) and insert ``(5) The term `targeted tax benefit' shall 
     have the same meaning as the term `tax expenditure' as 
     defined in section 3(3) of the Congressional Budget Act of 
     1974.''.
                                                                    ____


                           Amendment No. 392

       Strike section 5 of the language proposed to be inserted 
     and insert (5) The term ``targeted tax benefit'' means any 
     provision ``(A) estimated by the Joint Committee on Taxation 
     as losing revenue for any one of the three following 
     periods--
       ``(1) the first fiscal year covered by the most recently 
     adopted concurrent resolution on the budget;
       ``(2) the period of the 5 fiscal years covered by the most 
     recently adopted concurrent resolution on the budget; or
       ``(3) the period of the 5 fiscal years following the first 
     5 years covered by the most recently adopted concurrent 
     resolution on the budget; and.
       ``(B) having the practical effect of providing more 
     favorable tax treatment to a particular taxpayer on limited 
     group of taxpayers.''
                                 ______


                  SIMON (AND LEVIN) AMENDMENT NO. 393

       Mr. SIMON (for himself and Mr. Levin) proposed an amendment 
     to amendment No. 347 proposed by Mr. Dole to the bill S. 4, 
     supra; as follows:

       At the appropriate place in the pending amendment, insert 
     the following:

     SEC.  . JUDICIAL REVIEW.

       (a) Expedited Review.--
       (1) Any Member of Congress may bring an action, in the 
     United States District Court for the District of Columbia, 
     for declaratory judgment and injunctive relief on the ground 
     that any provision of this Act violates the Constitution.
       (2) A copy of any complaint in an action brought under 
     paragraph (1) shall be promptly delivered to the Secretary of 
     the Senate and the Clerk of the House of Representatives, and 
     each House of Congress shall have the right to intervene in 
     such action.
       (3) Any action brought under paragraph (1) shall be heard 
     and determined by a three-judge court in accordance with 
     section 2284 of title 28, United States Code.
        [[Page S4290]] Nothing in this section or in any other law 
     shall infringe upon the right of the House of Representatives 
     or the Senate to intervene in an action brought under 
     paragraph (1) without the necessity of adopting a resolution 
     to authorize such intervention.
       (b) Appeal to Supreme Court.--
       Notwithstanding any other provisions of law, any order of 
     the United States District Court for the District of Columbia 
     which is issued pursuant to an action brought under paragraph 
     (1) of subsection (a) shall be reviewable by appeal directly 
     to the Supreme Court of the United States. Any such appeal 
     shall be taken by a notice of appeal filed within 10 days 
     after such order is entered, and the jurisdictional statement 
     shall be filed within 30 days after such order is entered. No 
     stay of an order issued pursuant to an action brought under 
     paragraph (1) of subsection (a) shall be issued by a single 
     Justice of the Supreme Court.
       (c) Expedited Consideration.--
       It shall be the duty of the District Court for the District 
     of Columbia and the Supreme Court of the United States to 
     advance on the docket and to expedite to the greatest 
     possible extent the disposition of any matter brought under 
     subsection (a).
                                 ______


                     GLENN AMENDMENTS NOS. 394-398

  (Ordered to lie on the table.)
  Mr. SIMON submitted five amendments intended to be proposed by him to 
amendment No. 347 by Mr. Dole to the bill, S. 4, supra; as follows:

                           Amendment No. 394

       At the appropriate place insert the following:

     SEC.  . EVALUATION AND SUNSET OF TAX EXPENDITURES.

       (a) Legislation for Sunsetting Tax Expenditures.--The 
     President shall submit legislation for the periodic review, 
     authorization, and sunset of tax expenditures with his fiscal 
     year 1997 budget.
       (b) Budget Contents and Submission to Congress.--Section 
     1105(a) of title 31, United States Code, is amended by adding 
     at the end the following paragraph:
       ``(30) beginning with fiscal year 1999, a Federal 
     Government performance plan for measuring the overall 
     effectiveness of tax expenditures, including a schedule for 
     periodically assessing the effects of specific tax 
     expenditures in achieving performance goals.''.
       (c) Pilot Projects.--Section 1118(c) of title 31, United 
     States Code, is amended by--
       (1) striking ``and'' after the semicolon in paragraph (2);
       (2) redesignating paragraph (3) as paragraph (4); and
       (3) adding after paragraph (2) the following:
       ``(3) describe the framework to be utilized by the Director 
     of the Office of Management and Budget, after consultation 
     with the Secretary of the Treasury, the Comptroller General 
     of the United States, and the Joint Committee on Taxation, 
     for undertaking periodic analyses of the effects of tax 
     expenditures in achieving performance goals and the 
     relationship between tax expenditures and spending programs; 
     and''.
       (d) Congressional Budget Act.--Title IV of the 
     Congressional Budget Act of 1974 is amended by adding at the 
     end thereof the following:


                           ``TAX EXPENDITURES

       ``Sec. 408. It shall not be in order in the House of 
     Representatives or the Senate to consider any bill, joint 
     resolution, amendment, motion, or conference report that 
     contains a tax expenditure unless the bill, joint resolution, 
     amendment, motion, or conference report provides that the tax 
     expenditure will terminate not later than 10 years after the 
     date of enactment of the tax expenditure.''.
                                                                    ____


                           Amendment No. 395

       At the appropriate place insert the following:

     SEC.  . EVALUATION AND SUNSET OF EXISTING TAX EXPENDITURES.

       (a) Sunset of Existing Tax Expenditures.--All tax 
     expenditures in existence at the time of enactment of this 
     Act shall expire if not specifically reauthorized by the 
     Congress before January 1, 2005. Any tax expenditure 
     reauthorized under this Act at the same level of cost as the 
     revenue baseline of the existing tax expenditure shall not be 
     subject to the pay as you go requirements under Section 252 
     of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 
     1985.
       (b) Budget Contents and Submission to Congress.--Section 
     1105(a) of title 31, United States Code, is amended by adding 
     at the end the following paragraph:
       ``(30) beginning with fiscal year 1999, a Federal 
     Government performance plan for measuring the overall 
     effectiveness of tax expenditures, including a schedule for 
     periodically assessing the effects of specific tax 
     expenditures in achieving performance goals.''.
       (c) Pilot Projects.--Section 1118(c) of title 31, United 
     States Code, is amended by--
       (1) striking ``and'' after the semicolon in paragraph (2);
       (2) redesignating paragraph (3) as paragraph (4); and
       (3) adding after paragraph (2) the following:
       ``(3) describe the framework to be utilized by the Director 
     of the Office of Management and Budget, after consultation 
     with the Secretary of the Treasury, the Comptroller General 
     of the United States, and the Joint Committee on Taxation, 
     for undertaking periodic analyses of the effects of tax 
     expenditures in achieving performance goals and the 
     relationship between tax expenditures and spending programs; 
     and''.
                                                                    ____

                           Amendment No. 396

       On page 4, line 22 strike the period following ``1985'' and 
     insert the following:

     ``, except that it shall not include provisions estimated by 
     the Joint Committee on Taxation as producing aggregate cost 
     savings during the periods specified in the most recently 
     adopted concurrent resolution on the budget pursuant to 
     section 301 of the Congressional Budget and Impoundment 
     Control Act of 1974.''
                                                                    ____


                           Amendment No. 397

       On page 5, strike lines 13 through 20 and insert the 
     following:
       ``(5) The term ``targeted tax benefit'' means any provision 
     that has the practical effect of providing a benefit in the 
     form of a different tax treatment to a particular taxpayer or 
     a limited class of taxpayers, whether or not such provision 
     is limited by its terms to a particular taxpayer of a class 
     of taxpayers. Such provision does not include:
       ``(A) any benefit provided to a class of taxpayers 
     distinguished on the basis of general demographic conditions 
     such as income, number of dependents, or marital status; or
       ``(B) any provision affecting the deductibility of mortgage 
     interest on ownership of occupied residences.''
       At the appropriate place insert the following:

     SEC.  . ANNUAL PERFORMANCE PLANS AND REPORTS AND PILOT 
                   PROJECTS.

       (a) Budget Contents and Submission to Congress.--Section 
     1105(a) of title 31, United States Code, is amended by adding 
     at the end the following paragraph:
       ``(30) beginning with fiscal year 1999, a Federal 
     Government performance plan for measuring the overall 
     effectiveness of tax expenditures, including a schedule for 
     periodically assessing the effects of specific tax 
     expenditures in achieving performance goals.''.
       (d) Pilot Projects.--Section 1118(c) of title 31, United 
     States Code, is amended by--
       (1) striking ``and'' after the semicolon in paragraph (2);
       (2) redesignating paragraph (3) as paragraph (4); and
       (3) adding after paragraph (2) the following:
       ``(3) describe the framework to be utilized by the Director 
     of the Office of Management and Budget, after consultation 
     with the Secretary of the Treasury, the Comptroller General 
     of the United States, and the Joint Committee on Taxation, 
     for undertaking periodic analyses of the effects of tax 
     expenditures in achieving performance goals and the 
     relationship between tax expenditures and spending programs; 
     and''.
                                 ______


                    BRADLEY AMENDMENTS NOS. 399-400

  (Ordered to lie on the table.)
  Mr. SIMON submitted two amendments intended to be proposed by him to 
amendment No. 347 by Mr. Dole to the bill, S. 4, supra; as follows:

                           Amendment No. 399

       In the pending amendment strike all after the first word 
     and insert:

     term ``targeted tax benefit'' means any provision which has 
     the practical effect of providing a benefit in the form of a 
     different treatment to a particular taxpayer or a limited 
     class of taxpayers, whether or not such provision is limited 
     by its terms to a particular taxpayer or a class of taxpayers 
     but such term does not include any benefit provided to a 
     class of taxpayers distinguished on the basis of general 
     demographic conditions such as income, number of dependents, 
     or marital status.
                                                                    ____

                           Amendment No. 400

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:
     SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

       This Act may be cited as the ``Spending Reduction and 
     Budget Control Act of 1995''.

     SEC. 2. JOINT RESOLUTION ALLOCATING APPROPRIATED SPENDING.

       (a) Committee on Appropriations Resolution.--Section 302(b) 
     of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 is amended to read as 
     follows:
       ``(b) Committee Suballocations.--
       ``(1) Committees on appropriations.--(A) As soon as 
     practical after a concurrent resolution on the budget is 
     agreed to, the Committee on Appropriations of each House 
     shall, after consulting with Committee on Appropriations of 
     the other House, report to its House an original joint 
     resolution on appropriations allocations (referred to in the 
     paragraph as the `joint resolution') that contains the 
     following:
       ``(i) A subdivision among its subcommittees of the 
     allocation of budget outlays and new budget authority 
     allocated to it in the joint explanatory statement 
     accompanying the conference report on such concurrent 
     resolution.
       ``(ii) A subdivision of the amount with respect to each 
     such subcommittee between controllable amounts and all other 
     amounts.
     The joint resolution shall be placed on the calendar pending 
     disposition of such joint resolution in accordance with this 
     subsection.
     [[Page S4291]]   ``(B)(i) Except as provided in clause (ii), 
     the provisions of section 305 for the consideration in the 
     Senate of concurrent resolutions on the budget and conference 
     reports thereon shall also apply to the consideration in the 
     Senate of joint resolutions reported under this paragraph and 
     conference reports thereon.
       ``(ii)(I) Debate in the Senate on any joint resolution 
     reported under this paragraph, and all amendments thereto and 
     debatable motions and appeals in connection therewith, shall 
     be limited to not more than 20 hours.
       ``(II) The Committee on Appropriations shall manage the 
     joint resolution.
       ``(C) The allocations of the Committees on Appropriations 
     shall not take effect until the joint resolution is enacted 
     into law.
       ``(2) Other committees.--As soon as practicable after a 
     concurrent resolution on the budget is agreed to every 
     committee of the House and Senate (other than the Committees 
     on Appropriations) to which an allocation was made in such 
     joint explanatory statement shall, after consulting with the 
     committee or committees of the other House to which all or 
     part of its allocation was made--
       ``(A) subdivide such allocation among its subcommittees or 
     among programs over which it has jurisdiction; and
       ``(B) further subdivide the amount with respect to each 
     subcommittee or program between controllable amounts and all 
     other amounts.

     Each such committee shall promptly report to its House the 
     subdivisions made by it pursuant to this paragraph.''.
       (b) Point of Order.--Section 302(c) of the Congressional 
     Budget Act of 1974 is amended by striking ``such committee 
     makes the allocation or subdivisions required by'' and 
     inserting ``such committee makes the allocation or 
     subdivisions in accordance with''.
       (c) Alteration of Allocations.--Section 302(e) of the 
     Congressional Budget Act of 1974 is amended to read as 
     follows:
       ``(e) Alteration of Allocations.--
       ``(1) Any alteration of allocations made under paragraph 
     (1) of subsection (b) proposed by the Committee on 
     Appropriations of either House shall be subject to approval 
     as required by such paragraph.
       ``(2) At any time after a committee reports the allocations 
     required to be made under subsection (b)(2), such committee 
     may report to its House an alteration of such allocations. 
     Any alteration of such allocations must be consistent with 
     any actions already taken by its House on legislation within 
     the committee's jurisdiction.''.

     SEC. 3. AMENDMENTS TO APPROPRIATIONS BILL.

       Section 302 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 is 
     amended by--
       (1) redesignating subsection (g) as subsection (h); and
       (2) inserting after subsection (f) the following:
       ``(g) Amendments to Appropriations Act Reducing 
     Allocations.--
       ``(1) Floor amendments.--Notwithstanding any other 
     provision of this Act, an amendment to an appropriations bill 
     shall be in order if--
       ``(A) such amendment reduces an amount of budget authority 
     provided in the bill and reduces the relevant subcommittee 
     allocation made pursuant to subsection (b)(1) and the 
     discretionary spending limits under section 601(a)(2) for the 
     fiscal year covered by the bill; or
       ``(B) such amendment reduces an amount of budget authority 
     provided in the bill and reduces the relevant subcommittee 
     allocation made pursuant to subsection (b)(1) and the 
     discretionary spending limits under section 601(a)(2) for the 
     fiscal year covered by the bill and the 4 succeeding fiscal 
     years.
       ``(2) Conference reports.--(A) It shall not be in order to 
     consider a conference report on an appropriations bill that 
     contains a provision reducing subcommittee allocations and 
     discretionary spending included in both the bill as passed by 
     the Senate and the House of Representatives if such provision 
     provides reductions in such allocations and spending that are 
     less than those provided in the bill as passed by the Senate 
     or the House of Representatives.
       ``(B) It shall not be in order in the Senate or the House 
     of Representatives to consider a conference report on an 
     appropriations bill that does not include a reduction in 
     subcommittee allocations and discretionary spending in 
     compliance with subparagraph (A) contained in the bill as 
     passed by the Senate and the House of Representatives.''.

     SEC. 4. SECTION 602(b) ALLOCATIONS.

       Section 602(b)(1) of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 
     is amended to read as follows:
       ``(1) Suballocations by appropriations committees.--The 
     Committee on Appropriations of each House shall make 
     allocations under subsection (a)(1)(A) or (a)(2) in 
     accordance with section 302(b)(1).''.
                                 ______


                       ABRAHAM AMEMDMENT NO. 401
  (Ordered to lie on the table.)
  Mr. ABRAHAM submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him to 
amendment No. 347 by Mr. Dole to the bill, S. 4, supra; as follows:

       On page 3, line 17, strike everything after word 
     ``measure'' through the word ``generally'' on page 4, line 
     14, and insert the following in its place:

     ``first passes both Houses of Congress in the same form, the 
     Secretary of the Senate (in the case of a measure originating 
     in the Senate) or the Clerk of the House of Representatives 
     (in the case of a measure originating in the House of 
     Representatives) shall disaggregate the bill into items and 
     assign each item a new bill number. Henceforth each item 
     shall be treated as a separate bill to be considered under 
     the following subsections.
       ``(2) A bill that is required to be disaggregated into 
     separate bills pursuant to subsection (a)--
       ``(A) shall be disaggregated without substantive revision,

     and
       ``(B) shall bear the designation of the measure of which it 
     was an item prior to such disaggregation, together with such 
     other designation as may be necessary to distinguish such 
     measure from other measures disaggregated pursuant to 
     paragraph (1) with respect to the same measure.
       ``(b) The new bills resulting from the disaggregation 
     described in paragraph 1 of subsection (a) shall be 
     immediately placed on the calendar of both Houses. They shall 
     be the next order of business in each House and they shall be 
     considered and voted on en bloc and shall not be subject to 
     amendment. A motion to proceed to the bills shall be 
     nondebatable. Debate in the House of Representatives or the 
     Senate on the bills shall be limited to not more than 1 hour, 
     which shall be divided equally between the majority leader 
     and the minority leader. A motion further to limit debate is 
     not debatable. A motion to recommit the bills is not in 
     order, and it is not in order to move to reconsider the vote 
     by which the bills are agreed to or disagreed to.''
                                 ______


                         EXON AMENDMENT NO. 402

  Mr. EXON proposed an amendment to amendment No. 347 proposed by Mr. 
Dole to the bill, S. 4, supra; as follows:

       At the end of the matter proposed to be inserted, insert 
     the following:

     SEC.   .

       (a) Not later than 45 days of continuous session after the 
     President vetoes an appropriations measure or an 
     authorization measure, the President shall--
       (1) with respect to appropriations measures, reduce the 
     discretionary spending limits under section 601 of the 
     Congressional Budget Act of 1974 for the budget year and each 
     out year by the amount by which the measure would have 
     increased the deficit in each respective year;
       (2) with respect to a repeal of direct spending, or a 
     targeted tax benefit, reduce the balances for the budget year 
     and each outyear under section 252(b) of the Balanced Budget 
     and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 by the amount by 
     which the measure would have increased the deficit in each 
     respective year.
       (b) Exceptions:
       (1) This section shall not-apply if the vetoed 
     appropriations measure or authorization measure becomes law, 
     over the objections of the President, before the President 
     orders the reduction required by subsections (a)(1) or 
     (a)(2).
       (2) If the vetoed appropriations measure or authorization 
     measure becomes law, over the objections of the President, 
     after the President has ordered the reductions required by 
     subsections (a)(1) or (a)(2), then the President shall 
     restore the discretionary spending limits under section 601 
     of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 or the balances under 
     section 252(b) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit 
     Control Act of 1985 to reflect the positions existing before 
     the reduction ordered by the President in compliance with 
     subsection (a).
     

                          ____________________