Amending the Rules of the House of Representatives to reinstate the ``Gephardt rule''.
Resolved, That the Rules of the House of Representatives is amending by adding at the end the following new rule:
``Statutory Limit on Public Debt
``1. Upon adoption by Congress of a concurrent resolution on the budget under section 301 or 304 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 that sets forth, as the appropriate level of the public debt for the period to which the concurrent resolution relates, an amount that is different from the amount of the statutory limit on the public debt that otherwise would be in effect for that period, the Clerk shall prepare an engrossment of a joint resolution increasing or decreasing, as the case may be, the statutory limit on the public debt in the form prescribed in clause 2. Upon engrossment of the joint resolution, the vote by which the concurrent resolution on the budget was finally agreed to in the House shall also be considered as a vote on passage of the joint resolution in the House, and the joint resolution shall be considered as passed by the House and duly certified and examined. The engrossed copy shall be signed by the Clerk and transmitted to the Senate for further legislative action. ``2. The matter after the resolving clause in a joint resolution described in clause 1 shall be as follows: `That subsection (b) of section 3101 of title 31, United States Code, is amended...