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106th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                H. R. 5580

 To amend the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 to provide that, in the 
House of Representatives, appropriations to reduce the public debt are 
 covered by budget allocations and to amend the Rules of the House of 
Representatives to allow en bloc offsetting amendments to appropriation 
        bills to reduce spending and to reduce the public debt.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                            October 26, 2000

 Mr. Gary Miller of California (for himself, Mr. Schaffer, Mr. Toomey, 
    Mr. Coburn, Mr. Barr of Georgia, Mr. Largent, and Mr. Burton of 
   Indiana) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the 
Committee on Rules, and in addition to the Committee on the Budget, for 
a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for 
consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the 
                          committee concerned

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                                 A BILL


 
 To amend the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 to provide that, in the 
House of Representatives, appropriations to reduce the public debt are 
 covered by budget allocations and to amend the Rules of the House of 
Representatives to allow en bloc offsetting amendments to appropriation 
        bills to reduce spending and to reduce the public debt.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. TREATMENT UNDER THE CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET ACT OF 1974 OF 
              CERTAIN AMENDMENTS TO APPROPRIATION BILLS TO PAY DOWN THE 
              PUBLIC DEBT.

    (a) Treatment of Certain Appropriation Amendments.--Title III of 
the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 is amended by adding at the end 
the following new section:

 ``treatment of certain amendments to appropriation bills to pay down 
                            the public debt

    ``Sec. 316. In the House of Representatives, amendments to 
appropriation bills under clause 2(f)(2) of rule XXI of the Rules of 
the House of Representatives proposing appropriations to the account 
established under section 3113 of title 31, United States Code, to pay 
down the public debt shall be treated as budget authority and outlays 
for all purposes under this title.''.
    (b) Conforming Amendment.--The table of contents set forth in 
section 1(b) of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 is amended by 
adding after the item relating to section 315 the following new item:

``Sec. 316. Treatment of offsetting amendments to appropriation bills 
                            to pay down the public debt.''.

SEC. 2. OFFSETTING AMENDMENTS TO APPROPRIATION BILLS TO REDUCE THE 
              PUBLIC DEBT.

    Clause 2(f) of rule XXI of the Rules of the House of 
Representatives is amended by inserting ``(1)'' after ``(f)'' and by 
adding at the end the following new paragraph:
    ``(2) During the reading of an appropriation bill for amendment in 
the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, it shall be 
in order to consider en bloc amendments proposing only to reduce 
appropriations among objects in the bill and make an appropriation to 
the account established under section 3113 of title 31, United States 
Code, to pay down the public debt without increasing the levels of 
budget authority or outlays in the bill.''.
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