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113TH CONGRESS
2D SESSION
S. RES. 483
Establishing a point of order against legislation selling Federal land in order
to reduce the deficit.
IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
JUNE 24, 2014
Mr. WALSH (for himself, Mr. HEINRICH, and Mr. UDALL of Colorado) sub-
mitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on
Energy and Natural Resources
RESOLUTION
Establishing a point of order against legislation selling
Federal land in order to reduce the deficit.
Resolved, 1
SECTION 1. POINT OF ORDER AGAINST SELLING FEDERAL 2
LAND IN ORDER TO REDUCE THE DEFICIT. 3
(a) IN GENERAL.—Except as provided in subsection 4
(b), it shall not be in order in the Senate to consider any 5
bill, joint resolution, amendment, motion, amendment be- 6
tween the houses, or conference report that sells any Fed- 7
eral land and uses the proceeds of the sale to reduce the 8
Federal deficit. 9
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(b) EXCEPTION.—Subsection (a) shall not apply to 1
the sale of Federal land as part of a program that acquires 2
land in the same State that is of comparable value or con- 3
tains exceptional resources. 4
(c) SUPERMAJORITY WAIVER AND APPEAL IN THE 5
SENATE.— 6
(1) WAIVER.—This section may be waived or 7
suspended only by the affirmative vote of three-fifths 8
of the Members, duly chosen and sworn. 9
(2) APPEAL.—An affirmative vote of three- 10
fifths of the Members, duly chosen and sworn, shall 11
be required to sustain an appeal of the ruling of the 12
Chair on a point of order raised under this section. 13
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