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house Bill H.R. 4487

Legislative Pay and Operations

Argument in favor

The House continues to lead through example by freezing their pay for another fiscal year.

Argument opposed

Amendents would freezes funding for the Botanic Gardens and Capitol Visitor Center, and defund the Open World Leadership Center's Trust Fund.

bill Progress


  • Not enacted
    The President has not signed this bill
  • The senate has not voted
      senate Committees
      Committee on Appropriations
      Legislative Branch Subcommittee
  • The house Passed May 1st, 2014
    Roll Call Vote 402 Yea / 14 Nay
      house Committees
      Committee on Appropriations
    IntroducedApril 17th, 2014

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Bill Activity

  • action
    The House Committee on Appropriations reported an original measure, H. Rept. 113-417, by Mr. Cole.
  • calendar
    Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 307.
  • action
    Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 557 Reported to House. The resolution provides for 1 hour of general debate for both bills. For H.R. 4486, the resolution provides that the bill shall be considered for amendment under the five-minute rule. For H.R. 4487, the resolution makes in order only those specified amendments printed in the report. The resolution provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions during consideration of each bill.
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    Rule H. Res. 557 passed House.
  • action
    Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 557.
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    The resolution provides for 1 hour of general debate for both bills. For H.R. 4486, the resolution provides that the bill shall be considered for amendment under the five-minute rule. For H.R. 4487, the resolution makes in order only those specified amendments printed in the report. The resolution provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions during consideration of each bill.
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    House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 557 and Rule XVIII.
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    The Speaker designated the Honorable Ileana Ros-Lehtinen to act as Chairwoman of the Committee.
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    GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 4487.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 557, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Nugent amendment No. 1.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Nugent amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes prevailed. Mr. Nugent demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 557, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Speier amendment No. 2.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 557, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Gosar amendment No. 3.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Gosar amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes prevailed. Mr. Gosar demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 557, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Broun (GA) amendment No. 4.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Broun (GA) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes prevailed. Mr. Broun (GA) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 557, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Duffy amendment No. 5.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 557, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Hall amendment No. 6.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 557, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Wenstrup amendment No. 7.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 557, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Holt amendment No. 8.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Holt amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes prevailed. Mr. Holt demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
  • action
    UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on adoption of amendments which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
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    The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 4487.
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    The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
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    The House adopted the amendments en gross as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
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    Mr. Ruiz moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Appropriations.
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    DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Ruiz motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment to provide additional funds to hire Wounded Warriors and the Books for the Blind and Handicapped program.
  • action
    The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
  • action
    On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 194 - 222 (Roll no. 192).
  • vote
    On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 402 - 14 (Roll no. 193).
  • action
    Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
  • referral
    Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Appropriations.
  • action
    Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Legislative Branch. Approved for full committee consideration with an amendment favorably.
  • calendar
    Committee on Appropriations. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
  • reported
    Committee on Appropriations. Reported by Senator Shaheen with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. With written report No. 113-196.
  • calendar
    Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 436.

bill Progress


  • Not enacted
    The President has not signed this bill
  • The senate has not voted
      senate Committees
      Committee on Appropriations
      Legislative Branch Subcommittee
  • The house Passed May 1st, 2014
    Roll Call Vote 402 Yea / 14 Nay
      house Committees
      Committee on Appropriations
    IntroducedApril 17th, 2014

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