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H.R.3273: Deficit Reduction and Economic Growth Working Group Act of 2013

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
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Sponsor Pete Sessions, R-Texas
Total Cosponsors 2 (All Republicans)
Introduced Oct. 8, 2013
Latest Major Action Oct. 8, 2013
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Bill Summary

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here; it is based upon text provided by the House Clerk.)

Deficit Reduction and Economic Growth Working Group Act of 2013 - Establishes the Bicameral Working Group on Deficit Reduction and Economic Growth, comprised of 20 Members of Congress, to recommend to the House of Representatives and Senate overall levels of discretionary spending, including for FY2014, changes in the statutory limit on the public debt, and reforms in direct spending programs.

Directs the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the Majority Leader of the Senate to each appoint 10 members of their respective chamber to serve on the Working Group. Designates a co-chair in each chamber and allows the Minority Leaders of the House and Senate to each recommend the appointment of 4 of the 10 members in each chamber.

Requires the Working Group to report its recommendations, includi...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Oct. 8, 2013 Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 373, H.R. 3273 is laid on the table.
Oct. 8, 2013 Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 373, and upon the adoption of H.J. Res. 89, the text of H.R. 3273, as passed by the House, is appended as new matter at the end of H.J. Res. 89 and the Clerk is directed to make conforming modifications in the engrossment of H.J. Res. 89.
Oct. 8, 2013 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
Oct. 8, 2013

On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 224 - 197 (Roll no. 534). (text: CR H6389)

Oct. 8, 2013

On motion to table the appeal of the ruling of the Chair Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 227 - 194 (Roll no. 533). (consideration: CR H6396)

Oct. 8, 2013 Mr. Sessions moved to table the appeal of the ruling of the Chair. (consideration: CR H6396)
Oct. 8, 2013 Ms. Brownley (CA) appealed the ruling of the chair. The question was then put on sustaining the ruling of the chair.
Oct. 8, 2013 Point of order sustained against the motion to recommit with instructions.
Oct. 8, 2013 Mr. Sessions raised a point of order against the motion to recommit with instructions. Mr. Sessions stated that the proposed amendment contained in the motion to recommit with instructions was not germane. Sustained by the Chair.
Oct. 8, 2013 DEBATE - The House proceeded with ten minutes of debate on the Brownley motion to recommit with instructions, pending reservation of a point of order. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment to replace the underlying bill with the Senate Amendment to H.J.Res. 59, Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014.
Oct. 8, 2013 Ms. Brownley (CA) moved to recommit with instructions to Rules. (consideration: CR H6395; text: CR H6395)
Oct. 8, 2013 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule. (consideration: CR H6395)
Oct. 8, 2013 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 373, the House proceeded with 40 minutes of debate on H.R. 3273.
Oct. 8, 2013 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 373. (consideration: CR H6389-6397)
Oct. 8, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Rules.