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H.R.1871: Baseline Reform Act of 2014

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about economics and public finance
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Sponsor Rob Woodall, R-Ga.
Total Cosponsors 12 (All Republicans)
Introduced May 8, 2013
Latest Major Action April 9, 2014
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Bill Summary

Baseline Reform Act of 2014 - Amends the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 (Gramm-Rudman-Hollings Act) to revise the formula for establishing the budget baseline.

Revises the annual baseline, for any fiscal year, to mean a projection of current-year levels of new budget authority (as under current law), outlays (as under current law), or receipts (instead of revenues) and the surplus or deficit (as under current law) for the current year, the budget year, and the ensuing nine outyears based on laws enacted through the applicable date.

Includes estimates for direct spending in the baseline calculation formula for the budget year and each outyear.

Revises the formula for calculating the baseline for discretionary spending for the budget year and each outyear to eliminate adjustments for: (1) expiring multiyear subsidized housing contracts; (2) administrative expenses of the Federal Hospital Insurance Trust Fund, the Supplementary Medical...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
April 9, 2014 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Budget.
April 8, 2014 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
April 8, 2014

On passage Passed by recorded vote: 230 - 185 (Roll no. 168). (text: CR H3015)

April 8, 2014

On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 191 - 221 (Roll no. 167).

April 8, 2014 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection. (consideration: CR H3020-3021)
April 8, 2014 DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Bustos motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment to add a section to the bill titled "Prohibiting Cuts in Education, Health, and Safety Protections".
April 8, 2014 Mrs. Bustos moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on the Budget. (consideration: CR H3019-3021; text: CR H3019-3020)
April 8, 2014 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule. (consideration: CR H3019)
April 8, 2014 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 1871.
April 8, 2014 The resolution provides for consideration of H.R. 1874, H.R. 1871, and H.R. 1872. The resolution provides for 1 hour of general debate for each bill. Specified amendments printed in Part B of House Report 113-400 are in order for H.R. 1874. The resolution allows for one motion to recommit with instructions for each bill.
April 8, 2014 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 539. (consideration: CR H3014-3021)
April 3, 2014 Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 539 Reported to House. The resolution provides for consideration of H.R. 1874, H.R. 1871, and H.R. 1872. The resolution provides for 1 hour of general debate for each bill. Specified amendments printed in Part B of House Report 113-400 are in order for H.R. 1874. The resolution allows for one motion to recommit with instructions for each bill.
June 25, 2013 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 94.
June 25, 2013 Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Budget. H. Rept. 113-129.
June 19, 2013 Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 15 - 10.
June 19, 2013 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
May 8, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on the Budget.