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H.R.319: To amend the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 to provide for an expedited process for increasing the statutory limit on the public debt.

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Sponsor Darrell Issa, R-Calif.
Total Cosponsors 0
Introduced Jan. 18, 2013
Latest Major Action Jan. 18, 2013
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Bill Summary

Amends the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 to revise the contents of the concurrent resolution on the budget to include a heading entitled "Debt Increase as Measure of Deficit" to set forth the amounts by which the current $14.294 trillion public debt limit shall increase in each of such years.

Declares that, upon passage in the House of Representatives of the conference report on any concurrent budget resolution, it shall be immediately in order for the House to consider a privileged bill offered by the chairman of the Committee on the Budget amending the public debt limit at the level proposed under the "Debt Increase as Measure of Deficit" heading for the budget resolution's fiscal year. Limits to one hour any debate on the bill. Prohibits the measure from being amendable and a motion to commit from being in order.

Applies similar procedures for Senate consideration of the House passed bill.

Makes it out of order in the Senate to consi...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Jan. 18, 2013 Referred to House Budget
Jan. 18, 2013 Referred to House Rules
Jan. 18, 2013 Referred to House Ways and Means