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108th Congress                                                   Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 2d Session                                                     108-559
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    PROVIDING FOR CONSIDERATION OF H.R. 4613, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE 
                        APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2005

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   June 21, 2004.--Referred to the House Calendar and ordered to be 
                                printed

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   Mrs. Myrick, from the Committee on Rules, submitted the following

                              R E P O R T

                       [To accompany H. Res. 683]

    The Committee on Rules, having had under consideration 
House Resolution 683, by a nonrecord vote, report the same to 
the House with the recommendation that the resolution be 
adopted.

                SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS OF THE RESOLUTION

    The resolution provides for consideration of H.R. 4613, the 
Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2005, under an open 
rule. The rule provides one hour of general debate equally 
divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority 
member of the Committee on Appropriations.
    The rule waives all points of order against consideration 
of the bill. The rule provides that the amendment printed in 
this report shall be considered as adopted in the House and in 
the Committee of the Whole. Under the rules of the House the 
bill shall be read for amendment by paragraph. The rule waives 
points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended, for 
failure to comply with clause 2 of rule XXI (prohibiting 
unauthorized appropriations or legislative provisions in an 
appropriations bill). The rule authorizes the Chair to accord 
priority in recognition to Members who have pre-printed their 
amendments in the Congressional Record.
    The rule provides one motion to recommit with or without 
instructions. Finally, section 2 of the resolution provides 
that upon the adoption of the resolution it shall be in order, 
any rule of the House to the contrary notwithstanding, to 
consider concurrent resolutions providing for adjournment of 
the House and Senate during the month of July.
    The waiver of all points of order against consideration of 
the bill includes a waiver of clause 4(c) of rule XIII 
(requiring the three-day availability of printed hearings on a 
general appropriation bill). The waiver of clause 2 of rule XXI 
(prohibiting unauthorized appropriations or legislative 
provisions in an appropriations bill) is needed because there 
are numerous legislative provisions included in the bill.

            SUMMARY OF AMENDMENT TO BE CONSIDERED AS ADOPTED

    Amends Section 3101 of title 31, U.S.C. by adding, ``The 
United States Government shall take all steps necessary to 
guarantee the full faith and credit of the Government.''

             TEXT OF AMENDMENT TO BE CONSIDERED AS ADOPTED

    At the end of bill, add the following new section:
    Sec. 9016. Section 3101 of title 31, United States Code, is 
amended by adding at the end the following new subsection:
    ``(d) The United States Government shall take all steps 
necessary to guarantee the full faith and credit of the 
Government.''