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112th Congress                                            Rept. 112-240
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 1st Session                                                     Part 2

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 PROVIDING FOR CONSIDERATION OF THE BILL (H.R. 3079) TO IMPLEMENT THE 
             UNITED STATES-PANAMA TRADE PROMOTION AGREEMENT

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  October 11, 2011.--Referred to the House Calendar and ordered to be 
                                printed

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               Mr. Dreier, from the Committee on Rules, 
                        submitted the following

                          SUPPLEMENTAL REPORT

                       [To accompany H. Res. 425]

    The explanation of waivers contained in H. Rept. 112-240, 
part 1 regarding H.R. 3079, a bill to implement the United 
States-Panama Trade Promotion Agreement, indicated that the 
waiver of all points of order against the bill and provisions 
in the bill was prophylactic in nature.
    Subsequent to filing its report, the Committee was made 
aware of a violation of clause 10 of rule XXI because the bill 
reduces foreign receipts by $5 million over the period of 2012 
through 2016, and these reductions in receipts are scored as 
increases in direct spending. While the bill fails to comply 
with clause 10 of rule XXI over the five year period, it would 
have the net effect of decreasing direct spending by $8 million 
over the ten year period of 2012 through 2021. The Committee is 
filing this supplemental report to indicate that the waiver of 
all points of order in the rule includes a waiver of clause 10 
of rule XXI against consideration of the bill.
    It is important to note that the measure being considered 
in the House originated with the Administration and is being 
considered under section 151 of the Trade Act of 1974. Under 
those procedures, amendments--even to address violations of 
House rules--are not permitted. Accordingly, the Committee 
would have granted the waiver had it been aware of its 
necessity at the time of reporting.