Summary

1/3/2013--Introduced.Makes 15% across-the-board rescissions in non-defense, non-homeland-security, and non-veterans affairs discretionary spending for FY2013-FY2014. Read More

Status

This bill was introduced on Jan 3, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not passed.

Date Introduced
Jan 3, 2013

Bill Text

A BILL

To make 15 percent across-the-board rescissions in non-defense, non- homeland-security, and non-veterans-affairs discretionary spending for each of the fiscal years 2013 and 2014.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. ACROSS-THE-BOARD RESCISSIONS IN NON-DEFENSE, NON-HOMELAND- SECURITY, AND NON-VETERANS-AFFAIRS DISCRETIONARY SPENDING FOR EACH OF FISCAL YEARS 2013 AND 2014.

(a) Across-the-Board Rescissions.--There is hereby rescinded an amount equal to 15 percent of-- (1) the budget authority provided (or obligation limitation imposed) in each of the fiscal years 2013 and 2014 for any non- defense, non-homeland-security, and non-veterans-affairs discretionary account in any fiscal year 2013 or 2014 appropriation Act; (2) the budget authority provided in any advance appropriation for each of the fiscal years 2013 and 2014 for any non-defense, non-homeland-security, and non-veterans- affairs discretionary account in any prior fiscal year appropriation Act; and (3) the contract authority provided in each of the fiscal years 2013 and 2014 for any program that is subject to a limitation contained in any fiscal year 2013 or 2014 appropriation Act for any non-defense, non-homeland-security, and non-veterans-affairs discretionary account. (b) Non-Defense, Non-Homeland-Security, and Non-Veterans-Affairs Discretionary Account.--For purposes of subsection (a), the term ``non- defense, non-homeland-security, and non-veterans-affairs discretionary account'' means any discretionary account, other than-- (1) any account included in a Department of Defense Appropriations Act; (2) any account included in a Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act; (3) any account of the Department of Defense or the Department of...

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I support H.R. 57 ("To make 15 percent across-the-board rescissions in non-defense, non-homeland-security, and non-veterans-affairs discretionary spending for each") because...it's time we be men and do what is necessary to protect our families

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jared25
UT-4
2 years ago

Users Opposing

I oppose H.R. 57 ("To make 15 percent across-the-board rescissions in non-defense, non-homeland-security, and non-veterans-affairs discretionary spending for each") because "across the board" means you don't get to protect your pet projects or industries or lobbyists. If anything could take a 15% cut it would be the military since we spend more than the next 20 countries combined. More than that, 15% is way too large a cut to put in place all at once. Stop and ask yourself, could you afford to have your paycheck cut 15%? Congress almost went into apoplexy when the Bush Tax cuts were allowed to expire and that was just 4%. We do need to make some choices here to cut our deficit and ultimately our debt, but if you are going to claim an "across the board" cut, then everyone and every part of the budget should have to suffer, not just those parts you don't happen to like. The correct approach will take dedication, time, analysis to identify the places that we can make the most difference and get the most bang for the least bucks.

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DMforGOOOH
TX-4
2 years ago

I oppose H.R. 57 ("To make 15 percent across-the-board rescissions in non-defense, non-homeland-security, and non-veterans-affairs discretionary spending for each") because major cuts are needed in defense spending.

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sanders
NC-6
2 years ago

I oppose H.R. 57 ("To make 15 percent across-the-board rescissions in non-defense, non-homeland-security, and non-veterans-affairs discretionary spending for each") because... can we cut 85% of the spending on military law enforcement and homeland security instead?

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someplaceicangetmail
CA-2
2 years ago

Bill Summary

1/3/2013--Introduced.Makes 15% across-the-board rescissions in non-defense, non-homeland-security, and non-veterans affairs discretionary spending for FY2013-FY2014.

H.R. 56 To make 1 percent across-the-board rescissions in non-defense, non-ho... H.R. 58 To make 10 percent across-the-board rescissions in non-defense, non-h...