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SA 395. Mr. CORNYN submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill S. 782, to amend the Public Works and Economic Development Act of 1965 to reauthorize that Act, and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

At the end of the bill, insert the following:
TITLE __--UNITED STATES AUTHORIZATION AND SUNSET COMMISSION ACT OF 2011


SEC. X01. SHORT TITLE.
This title may be cited as the "United States Authorization and Sunset Commission Act of 2011".
SEC. X02. DEFINITIONS.
In this title--
(1) the term "agency" means an Executive agency as defined under section 105 of title 5, United States Code;
(2) the term "Commission" means the United States Authorization and Sunset Commission established under section X03; and

(3) the term "Commission Schedule and Review bill" means the proposed legislation submitted to Congress under section X04(b).

SEC. X03. ESTABLISHMENT OF COMMISSION.
(a) Establishment.--There is established the United States Authorization and Sunset Commission.
(b) Composition.--The Commission shall be composed of eight members (in this title referred to as the "members"), as follows:
(1) Four members appointed by the majority leader of the Senate, one of whom may include the majority leader of the Senate, with minority members appointed with the consent of the minority leader of the Senate.
(2) Four members appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, one of whom may include the Speaker of the House of Representatives, with minority members appointed with the consent of the minority leader of the House of Representatives.
(3) The Director of the Congressional Budget Office and the Comptroller of the Government Accountability Office shall be non-voting ex officio members of the Commission.
(c) Qualifications of Members.--
(1) IN GENERAL.--
(A) SENATE MEMBERS.--Of the members appointed under subsection (b)(1), four shall be members of the Senate (not more than two of whom may be of the same political party).
(B) HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVE MEMBERS.--Of the members appointed under subsection (b)(2), four shall be members of the House of Representatives, not more than two of whom may be of the same political party.
(2) CONTINUATION OF MEMBERSHIP.--
(A) IN GENERAL.--If a member was appointed to the Commission as a Member of Congress and the member ceases to be a Member of Congress, that member shall cease to be a member of the Commission.
(B) ACTIONS OF COMMISSION UNAFFECTED.--Any action of the Commission shall not be affected as a result of a member becoming ineligible under subparagraph (A).
(d) Initial Appointments.--Not later than 90 days after the date of enactment of this title, all initial appointments to the Commission shall be made.
(e) Chairperson; Vice Chairperson.--
(1) INITIAL CHAIRPERSON.--An individual shall be designated by the Speaker of the House of Representatives from among the members initially appointed under subsection (b)(2) to serve as chairperson of the Commission for a period of 2 years.
(2) INITIAL VICE CHAIRPERSON.--An individual shall be designated by the majority leader of the Senate from among the individuals initially appointed under subsection (b)(1) to serve as vice-chairperson of the Commission for a period of 2 years.
(3) ALTERNATE APPOINTMENTS OF CHAIRMEN AND VICE CHAIRMEN.--Following the termination of the 2-year period described under paragraphs (1) and (2), the Speaker and the majority leader of the Senate shall alternate every 2 years in appointing the chairperson and vice-chairperson of the Commission.
(f) Terms of Members.--
(1) MEMBERS OF CONGRESS.--Each member appointed to the Commission shall serve for a term of 6 years, except that, of the members first appointed under paragraphs (1) and (2) of subsection (b), two members shall be appointed to serve a term of 3 years.
(2) TERM LIMIT.--A member of the Commission who serves more than 3 years of a term may not be appointed to another term as a member.
(g) Initial Meeting.--If, after 90 days after the date of enactment of this title, five or more members of the Commission have been appointed--
(1) members who have been appointed may--
(A) meet; and
(B) select a chairperson from among the members (if a chairperson has not been appointed) who may serve as chairperson until the appointment of a chairperson; and
(2) the chairperson shall have the authority to begin the operations of the Commission, including the hiring of staff.
(h) Meeting; Vacancies.--After its initial meeting, the Commission shall meet upon the call of the chairperson or a majority of its members. Any vacancy in the Commission shall not affect its powers, but shall be filled in the same manner in which the original appointment was made.
(i) Powers of the Commission.--
(1) IN GENERAL.--
(A) HEARINGS, TESTIMONY, AND EVIDENCE.--The Commission may, for the purpose of carrying out the provisions of this title--
(i) hold such hearings and sit and act at such times and places, take such testimony, receive such evidence, administer such oaths; and
(ii) require, by subpoena or otherwise, the attendance and testimony of such witnesses and the production of such books, records, correspondence, memoranda, papers, and documents, that the Commission or such designated subcommittee or designated member may determine advisable.
(B) SUBPOENAS.--Subpoenas issued under subparagraph (A)(ii) may be issued to require attendance and testimony of witnesses and the production of evidence relating to any matter under investigation by the Commission.
(C) INFORMATION GATHERING.--In carrying out the provisions of section 4, the Commission shall--
(i) conduct public hearings; and
(ii) provide an opportunity for public comment.
(D) ENFORCEMENT.--The provisions of sections 102 through 104 of the Revised Statutes of the United States (2 U.S.C. 192 through 194) shall apply in the case of any failure of any witness to comply with any subpoena or to testify when summoned under authority of this paragraph.
(2) CONTRACTING.--The Commission may contract with and compensate government and private agencies or persons for services without regard to section 3709 of the Revised Statutes (41 U.S.C. 5) to enable the Commission to discharge its duties under this title.
(3) INFORMATION FROM FEDERAL AGENCIES.--The Commission is authorized to secure directly from any executive department, bureau, agency, board, commission, office, independent establishment, or instrumentality of the Government, information, suggestions, estimates, and statistics for the purposes of this section. Each such department, bureau, agency, board, commission, office, establishment, or instrumentality shall, to the extent authorized by law, furnish such information, suggestions,
estimates, and statistics directly to the Commission, upon request made by the chairperson.
(4) SUPPORT SERVICES.--
(A) GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE.--The Government Accountability Office is authorized on a reimbursable basis to provide the Commission with administrative services, funds, facilities, staff, and other support services for the performance of the functions of the Commission.
(B) GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION.--The Administrator of General Services shall provide to the Commission on a reimbursable basis such administrative support services as the Commission may request.
(C) AGENCIES.--In addition to the assistance under subparagraphs (A) and (B), departments and agencies of the United States are authorized to provide to the Commission such services, funds, facilities, staff, and other support services as the Commission may determine advisable as may be authorized by law.
(5) POSTAL SERVICES.--The Commission may use the United States mails in the same manner and under the same conditions as departments and agencies of the United States.
(6) IMMUNITY.--The Commission is an agency of the United States for purposes of part V of title 18, United States Code (relating to immunity of witnesses).
(7) DIRECTOR AND STAFF OF THE COMMISSION.--
(A) DIRECTOR.--The chairperson of the Commission may appoint a staff director and such other personnel as may be necessary to enable the Commission to carry out its functions, without regard to the provisions of title 5, United States Code, governing appointments in the competitive service and without regard to the provisions of chapter 51 and subchapter III of chapter 53 of that title relating to classification and General Schedule pay rates, except that no rate of pay fixed under this
subsection may exceed the equivalent of that payable to a person occupying a position at level II of the Executive Schedule. Any Federal Government employee may be detailed to the Commission without reimbursement from the Commission, and such detailee shall retain the rights, status, and privileges of his or her regular employment without interruption.
(B) PERSONNEL AS FEDERAL EMPLOYEES.--
(i) IN GENERAL.--The executive director and any personnel of the Commission who are employees shall be employees under section 2105 of title 5, United States Code, for purposes of chapters 63, 81, 83, 84, 85, 87, 89, 89A, 89B, and 90 of that title.
(ii) MEMBERS OF COMMISSION.--Clause (i) shall not be construed to apply to members of the Commission.
(C) PROCUREMENT OF TEMPORARY AND INTERMITTENT SERVICES.--With the approval of the majority of the Commission, the chairperson of the Commission may procure temporary and intermittent services under section 3109(b) of title 5, United States Code, at rates for individuals which do not exceed the daily equivalent of the annual rate of basic pay prescribed for level V of the Executive Schedule under section 5316 of such title.
(8) COMPENSATION AND TRAVEL EXPENSES.--
(A) COMPENSATION.--Members shall not be paid by reason of their service as members.
(B) TRAVEL EXPENSES.--Each member of the Commission shall be allowed travel expenses, including per diem in lieu of subsistence, in accordance with sections 5702 and 5703(b) of title 5, United States Code.
(j) Authorization of Appropriations.--There are authorized to be appropriated such sums as necessary for the purposes of carrying out the duties of the Commission.
(k) Termination.--The Commission shall terminate on December 31, 2041.
SEC. X04. DUTIES AND RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE UNITED STATES AUTHORIZATION AND SUNSET COMMISSION.
(a) Schedule and Review.--
(1) IN GENERAL.--Not later than 18 months after the date of the enactment of this title and at least once every 10 years thereafter, the Commission shall submit to Congress a legislative proposal that includes the schedule of review and abolishment of agencies and programs (in this section referred to as the "Commission Schedule and Review bill").
(2) SCHEDULE.--The schedule of the Commission shall provide a timeline for the Commission's review and proposed abolishment of--
(A) at least 25 percent of unauthorized agencies or programs as measured in dollars, including those identified by the Congressional Budget Office under section 602(e)(3) of title 2, United States Code; and
(B) at least 25 percent of the agencies and programs with duplicative goals and activities within Departments and governmentwide as measured in dollars identified by the Comptroller General of the Government Accountability Office under section 21 of the Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act of 2010 (P. L. 111-139; 31 U.S.C. 712 note).
(3) REVIEW OF AGENCIES.--In determining the schedule for review and abolishment of agencies under paragraph (1), the Commission shall provide that any agency that performs similar or related functions be reviewed concurrently.
(4) CRITERIA AND REVIEW.--The Commission shall review each agency and program identified under paragraph (1) in accordance with the following criteria as applicable:
(A) The effectiveness and the efficiency of the program or agency.
(B) The achievement of performance goals (as defined under section 1115(g)(4) of title 31, United States Code).
(C) The management of the financial and personnel issues of the program or agency.
(D) Whether the program or agency has fulfilled the legislative intent surrounding its creation, taking into account any change in legislative intent during the existence of the program or agency.
(E) Ways the agency or program could be less burdensome but still efficient in protecting the public.
(F) Whether reorganization, consolidation, abolishment, expansion, or transfer of agencies or programs would better enable the Federal Government to accomplish its missions and goals.
(G) The promptness and effectiveness of an agency in handling complaints and requests made under section 552 of title 5, United States Code (commonly referred to as the Freedom of Information Act).
(H) The extent that the agency encourages and uses public participation when making rules and decisions.
(I) The record of the agency in complying with requirements for equal employment opportunity, the rights and privacy of individuals, and purchasing products from historically underutilized businesses.
(J) The extent to which the program or agency duplicates or conflicts with other Federal agencies, State or local government, or the private sector and if consolidation or streamlining into a single agency or program is feasible.
(b) Schedule and Abolishment of Agencies and Programs.--
(1) IN GENERAL.--Not later than 18 months after the date of the enactment of this title and at least once every 10 years thereafter, the Commission shall submit to the Congress a Commission Schedule and Review bill that--
(A) includes a schedule for review of agencies and programs; and
(B) abolishes any agency or program 2 years after the date the Commission completes its review of the agency or program, unless the agency or program is reauthorized by Congress.
(2) EXPEDITED CONGRESSIONAL CONSIDERATION PROCEDURES.--In reviewing the Commission Schedule and Review bill, Congress shall follow the expedited procedures under section X06.

(c) Recommendations and Legislative Proposals.--
(1) REPORT.--Not later than 2 years after the date of enactment of this title, the Commission shall submit to Congress and the President--
(A) a report that reviews and analyzes according to the criteria established under subsection (a)(4) for each agency and program to be reviewed in the year in which the report is submitted under the schedule submitted to Congress under subsection (a)(1);
(B) a proposal, if appropriate, to reauthorize, reorganize, consolidate, expand, or transfer the Federal programs and agencies to be reviewed in the year in which the report is submitted under the schedule submitted to Congress under subsection (a)(1); and
(C) legislative provisions necessary to implement the Commission's proposal and recommendations.
(2) ADDITIONAL REPORTS.--The Commission shall submit to Congress and the President additional reports as prescribed under paragraph (1) on or before June 30 of every other year.
(d) Rule of Construction.--Nothing in this section shall be construed to limit the power of the Commission to review any Federal program or agency.
(e) Approval of Reports.--The Commission Schedule and Review bill and all other legislative proposals and reports submitted under this section shall require the approval of not less than five members of the Commission.
SEC. X05. EXPEDITED CONSIDERATION OF COMMISSION RECOMMENDATIONS.
(a) Introduction and Committee Consideration.--
(1) INTRODUCTION.--If any legislative proposal with provisions is submitted to Congress under section X04(c), a bill with that proposal and provisions shall be introduced in the Senate by the majority leader, and in the House of Representatives, by the Speaker. Upon introduction, the bill shall be referred to the appropriate committees of Congress under paragraph (2). If the bill is not introduced in accordance with the preceding sentence, then any Member of Congress may introduce that bill in their respective House of Congress beginning on the date that is the 5th calendar day that such House
is in session following the date of the submission of such proposal with provisions.

(2) COMMITTEE CONSIDERATION.--
(A) REFERRAL.--A bill introduced under paragraph (1) shall be referred to any appropriate committee of jurisdiction in the Senate, any appropriate committee of jurisdiction in the House of Representatives, the Committee on the Budget and the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs of the Senate, and the Committee on the Budget and the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs of the House of Representatives.
(B) REPORTING.--Not later than 30 calendar days after the introduction of the bill, each committee of Congress to which the bill was referred shall report the bill or a committee amendment thereto.
(C) DISCHARGE OF COMMITTEE.--If a committee to which is referred a bill has not reported such bill at the end of 30 calendar days after its introduction or at the end of the first day after there has been reported to the House involved a bill, whichever is earlier, such committee shall be deemed to be discharged from further consideration of such bill, and such bill shall be placed on the appropriate calendar of the House involved.
(b) Expedited Procedure.--
(1) CONSIDERATION.--
(A) IN GENERAL.--Not later than 5 calendar days after the date on which a committee has been discharged from consideration of a bill, the majority leader of the Senate, or the majority leader's designee, or the Speaker of the House of Representatives, or the Speaker's designee, shall move to proceed to the consideration of the committee amendment to the bill, and if there is no such amendment, to the bill. It shall also be in order for any member of the Senate or the House of Representatives,
respectively, to move to proceed to the consideration of the bill at any time after the conclusion of such 5-day period.
(B) MOTION TO PROCEED.--A motion to proceed to the consideration of a bill is highly privileged in the House of Representatives and is privileged in the Senate and is not debatable. The motion is not subject to amendment, to a motion to postpone consideration of the bill, or to a motion to proceed to the consideration of other business. A motion to reconsider the vote by which the motion to proceed is agreed to or not agreed to shall not be in order. If the motion to proceed is agreed
to, the Senate or the House of Representatives, as the case may be, shall immediately proceed to consideration of the bill without intervening motion, order, or other business, and the bill shall remain the unfinished business of the Senate or the House of Representatives, as the case may be, until disposed of.
(C) LIMITED DEBATE.--Debate on the bill and all amendments thereto and on all debatable motions and appeals in connection therewith shall be limited to not more than 50 hours, which shall be divided equally between those favoring and those opposing the bill. A motion further to limit debate on the bill is in order and is not debatable. All time used for consideration of the bill, including time used for quorum calls (except quorum calls immediately preceding a vote) and voting, shall
come from the 50 hours of debate.
(D) AMENDMENTS.--No amendment that is not germane to the provisions of the bill shall be in order in the Senate. In the Senate, an amendment, any amendment to an amendment, or any debatable motion or appeal is debatable for not to exceed 1 hour to be divided equally between those favoring and those opposing the amendment, motion, or appeal.
(E) VOTE ON FINAL PASSAGE.--Immediately following the conclusion of the debate on the bill, and the disposition of any pending amendments under subparagraph (D), the vote on final passage of the bill shall occur.
(F) OTHER MOTIONS NOT IN ORDER.--A motion to postpone consideration of the bill, a motion to proceed to the consideration of other business, or a motion to recommit the bill is not in order. A motion to reconsider the vote by which the bill is agreed to or not agreed to is not in order.
(2) CONSIDERATION BY OTHER HOUSE.--If, before the passage by one House of the bill that was introduced in such House, such House receives from the other House a bill as passed by such other House--
(A) the bill of the other House shall not be referred to a committee and may only be considered for final passage in the House that receives it under subparagraph (C);
(B) the procedure in the House in receipt of the bill of the other House, with respect to the bill that was introduced in the House in receipt of the bill of the other House, shall be the same as if no bill had been received from the other House; and
(C) notwithstanding subparagraph (B), the vote on final passage shall be on the bill of the other House.

Upon disposition of a bill that is received by one House from the other House, it shall no longer be in order to consider the bill that was introduced in the receiving House.
(3) CONSIDERATION IN CONFERENCE.--
(A) CONVENING OF CONFERENCE.--Immediately upon final passage of a bill that results in a disagreement between the two Houses of Congress with respect to a bill, conferees shall be appointed and a conference convened.
(B) ACTION ON CONFERENCE REPORTS IN THE SENATE.--
(i) MOTION TO PROCEED.--The motion to proceed to consideration in the Senate of the conference report on a bill may be made even though a previous motion to the same effect has been disagreed to.
(ii) DEBATE.--Consideration in the Senate of the conference report (including a message between Houses) on a bill, and all amendments in disagreement, including all amendments thereto, and debatable motions and appeals in connection therewith, shall be limited to 20 hours, equally divided and controlled by the majority leader and the minority leader or their designees. Debate on any debatable motion or appeal related to the conference report (or a message between Houses) shall be limited
to 1 hour, to be equally divided between, and controlled by, the mover and the manager of the conference report (or a message between Houses).
(iii) CONFERENCE REPORT DEFEATED.--Should the conference report be defeated, debate on any request for a new conference and the appointment of conferrees shall be limited to 1 hour, to be equally divided between, and controlled by, the manager of the conference report and the minority leader or the minority leader's designee, and should any motion be made to instruct the conferees before the conferees are named, debate on such motion shall be limited to 1/2 hour, to be equally divided
between, and controlled by, the mover and the manager of the conference report. Debate on any amendment to any such instructions shall be limited to 20 minutes, to be equally divided between and controlled by the mover and the manager of the conference report. In all cases when the manager of the conference report is in favor of any motion, appeal, or amendment, the time in opposition shall be under the control of the minority leader or the minority leader's designee.
(iv) AMENDMENTS IN DISAGREEMENT.--In any case in which there are amendments in disagreement, time on each amendment shall be limited to 30 minutes, to be equally divided between, and controlled by, the manager of the conference report and the minority leader or the minority leader's designee. No amendment that is not germane to the provisions of such amendments shall be received.
(v) LIMITATION ON MOTION TO RECOMMIT.--A motion to recommit the conference report is not in order.
(c) Rules of the Senate and the House of Representatives.--This section is enacted by Congress--
(1) as an exercise of the rulemaking power of the Senate and the House of Representatives, respectively, and is deemed to be part of the rules of each House, respectively, but applicable only with respect to the procedure to be followed in that House in the case of a bill, and it supersedes other rules only to the extent that it is inconsistent with such rules; and
(2) with full recognition of the constitutional right of either House to change the rules (so far as they relate to the procedure of that House) at any time, in the same manner, and to the same extent as in the case of any other rule of that House.
SEC. X06. EXPEDITED CONSIDERATION OF COMMISSION SCHEDULE AND REVIEW BILL.
(a) Introduction and Committee Consideration.--
(1) INTRODUCTION.--The Commission Schedule and Review bill submitted under section X04(b) shall be introduced in the Senate by the majority leader, or the majority leader's designee, and in the House of Representatives, by the Speaker, or the Speaker's designee. Upon such introduction, the Commission Schedule and Review bill shall be referred to the appropriate committees of Congress under paragraph (2). If the Commission Schedule and Review bill is not introduced in accordance with the preceding sentence, then any member of Congress may introduce the Commission Schedule and
Review bill in their respective House of Congress beginning on the date that is the 5th calendar day that such House is in session following the date of the submission of such aggregate legislative language provisions.

(2) COMMITTEE CONSIDERATION.--
(A) REFERRAL.--A Commission Schedule and Review bill introduced under paragraph (1) shall be referred to any appropriate committee of jurisdiction in the Senate, any appropriate committee of jurisdiction in the House of Representatives, the Committee on the Budget and the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs of the Senate and the Committee on the Budget and the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform of the House of Representatives. A committee to which a Commission
Schedule and Review bill is referred under this paragraph may review and comment on such bill, may report such bill to the respective House, and may not amend such bill.
(B) REPORTING.--Not later than 30 calendar days after the introduction of the Commission Schedule and Review bill, each Committee of Congress to which the Commission Schedule and Review bill was referred shall report the bill.
(C) DISCHARGE OF COMMITTEE.--If a committee to which is referred a Commission Schedule and Review bill has not reported such Commission Schedule and Review bill at the end of 30 calendar days after its introduction or at the end of the first day after there has been reported to the House involved a Commission Schedule and Review bill, whichever is earlier, such committee shall be deemed to be discharged from further consideration of such Commission Schedule and Review bill, and such Commission
Schedule and Review bill shall be placed on the appropriate calendar of the House involved.
(b) Expedited Procedure.--
(1) CONSIDERATION.--
(A) IN GENERAL.--Not later than 5 calendar days after the date on which a committee has been discharged from consideration of a Commission Schedule and Review bill, the majority leader of the Senate, or the majority leader's designee, or the Speaker of the House of Representatives, or the Speaker's designee, shall move to proceed to the consideration of the Commission Schedule and Review bill. It shall also be in order for any member of the Senate or the House of Representatives, respectively,
to move to proceed to the consideration of the Commission Schedule and Review bill at any time after the conclusion of such 5-day period.
(B) MOTION TO PROCEED.--A motion to proceed to the consideration of a Commission Schedule and Review bill is highly privileged in the House of Representatives and is privileged in the Senate and is not debatable. The motion is not subject to amendment, to a motion to postpone consideration of the Commission Schedule and Review bill, or to a motion to proceed to the consideration of other business. A motion to reconsider the vote by which the motion to proceed is agreed to or not agreed
to shall not be in order. If the motion to proceed is agreed to, the Senate or the House of Representatives, as the case may be, shall immediately proceed to consideration of the Commission Schedule and Review bill without intervening motion, order, or other business, and the Commission Schedule and Review bill shall remain the unfinished business of the Senate or the House of Representatives, as the case may be, until disposed of.
(C) LIMITED DEBATE.--Debate on the Commission Schedule and Review bill and on all debatable motions and appeals in connection therewith shall be limited to not more than 10 hours, which shall be divided equally between those favoring and those opposing the Commission Schedule and Review bill. A motion further to limit debate on the Commission Schedule and Review bill is in order and is not debatable. All time used for consideration of the Commission Schedule and Review bill, including
time used for quorum calls (except quorum calls immediately preceding a vote) and voting, shall come from the 10 hours of debate.
(D) AMENDMENTS.--No amendment to the Commission Schedule and Review bill shall be in order in the Senate and the House of Representatives.
(E) VOTE ON FINAL PASSAGE.--Immediately following the conclusion of the debate on the Commission Schedule and Review bill, the vote on final passage of the Commission Schedule and Review bill shall occur.
(F) OTHER MOTIONS NOT IN ORDER.--A motion to postpone consideration of the Commission Schedule and Review bill, a motion to proceed to the consideration of other business, or a motion to recommit the Commission Schedule and Review bill is not in order. A motion to reconsider the vote by which the Commission Schedule and Review bill is agreed to or not agreed to is not in order.
(2) CONSIDERATION BY OTHER HOUSE.--If, before the passage by one House of the Commission Schedule and Review bill that was introduced in such House, such House receives from the other House a Commission Schedule and Review bill as passed by such other House--
(A) the Commission Schedule and Review bill of the other House shall not be referred to a committee and may only be considered for final passage in the House that receives it under subparagraph (C);
(B) the procedure in the House in receipt of the Commission Schedule and Review bill of the other House, with respect to the Commission Schedule and Review bill that was introduced in the House in receipt of the Commission Schedule and Review bill of the other House, shall be the same as if no Commission Schedule and Review bill had been received from the other House; and
(C) notwithstanding subparagraph (B), the vote on final passage shall be on the Commission Schedule and Review bill of the other House. Upon disposition of a Commission Schedule and Review bill that is received by one House from the other House, it shall no longer be in order to consider the Commission Schedule and Review bill that was introduced in the receiving House.
(c) Rules of the Senate and the House of Representatives.--This section is enacted by Congress--
(1) as an exercise of the rulemaking power of the Senate and the House of Representatives, respectively, and is deemed to be part of the rules of each House, respectively, but applicable only with respect to the procedure to be followed in that House in the case of a Commission Schedule and Review bill, and it supersedes other rules only to the extent that it is inconsistent with such rules; and
(2) with full recognition of the constitutional right of either House to change the rules (so far as they relate to the procedure of that House) at any time, in the same manner, and to the same extent as in the case of any other rule of that House.


(As printed in the Congressional Record for the Senate on Jun 7, 2011.)