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1/22/2013--Introduced.Govern Before Going Home Resolution - Prohibits the House of Representatives or Senate from adjourning for a period of more than five days (excluding Saturdays, Sundays, and legal... Read More

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This resolution was introduced on Jan 22, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not passed.

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CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

Prohibiting the House or Senate from adjourning for a period of more than 5 days during a fiscal year unless the House involved has adopted a concurrent resolution on the budget for such fiscal year and has approved legislation to provide funding for the operations of the government for the entire fiscal year.

Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring),

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This resolution may be cited as the ``Govern Before Going Home Resolution''.

SEC. 2. PROHIBITING ADJOURNMENT UNTIL ADOPTION OF BUDGET AND FUNDING.

(a) Prohibiting Adjournment.--The House of Representatives or Senate may not adjourn for a period of more than 5 days (excluding Saturdays, Sundays, and legal holidays, except when the House or Senate is in session on such a day) during a fiscal year unless, at the time the period of adjournment begins, the House or Senate (as the case may be)-- (1) has adopted a concurrent resolution on the budget for such fiscal year; and (2) has approved each regular appropriation bill for such fiscal year or, to the extent that it has not approved such a bill, has approved a continuing resolution to provide funding for the entire fiscal year for the projects and activities covered by such bill. (b) Regular Appropriation Bill Defined.--In this section, the term ``regular appropriation bill'' means any annual appropriation bill making appropriations, otherwise making funds available, or granting authority, for any of the following categories of projects and activities: (1) Agriculture, rural development, Food and...

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I support H.Con.Res. 9: Govern Before Going Home Resolution because I am appalled by the behavior of both sides in the latest federal debacle. Further, based on the adolescent shenanigans on Capitol Hill for most of the past eight years, I think we should establish a political action lobby (or whatever legal vehicle is appropriate) to (i) restrict Congressional representatives to no more than two four-year terms, and (ii) institute the "vote of no confidence" safeguard that they use in the UK and other countries to jettison those who fail to fulfill their obligations to the electorate. We might also consider preventing any Congressional representative serving in a term in which they fail to pass a budget from being re-elected to Congress at any time (as someone else suggested), though that would punish those who make a good faith attempt as well as those who are intractable. I will vote and campaign for any of my Senators or Representatives who is brave enough to take on this legislation, regardless of party affiliation. I am a staunch Independent--which is indicative of the faith I have in our supposed "two-party" system, and those who populate that sandbox.

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Tiredofthegames
MD-2
1 year ago

I support H.Con.Res. 9: Govern Before Going Home Resolution because congress needs to be forced to work. QUESTION: why is Rep. Rob Wittman (R, VA-1) not a co-sponsor on this resolution proposal??

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RandyB
VA-1
2 years ago

I support H.Con.Res. 9 ("Prohibiting the House or Senate from adjourning for a period of more than 5 days") because...but govern with common sense, not hurry up and rush ill defined and poor legislation.

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America.First
TX-22
2 years ago

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Bill Summary

1/22/2013--Introduced.Govern Before Going Home Resolution - Prohibits the House of Representatives or Senate from adjourning for a period of more than five days (excluding Saturdays, Sundays, and legal holidays, except when the House or Senate is in session on such a day) during a fiscal year unless, at the time the period of adjournment begins, the House or Senate (as the case may be) has: - adopted a concurrent resolution on the budget for such fiscal year; and - approved each regular appropriation bill for such fiscal year or, to the extent that it has not approved such a bill, has approved a continuing resolution to provide funding for the entire fiscal year for the projects and activities covered by it.

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