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H.R.593: Down Payment to Protect National Security Act of 2013

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Sponsor Howard P. McKeon, R-Calif.
Total Cosponsors 27 (All Republicans)
Introduced Feb. 8, 2013
Latest Major Action Feb. 8, 2013
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Bill Summary

Down Payment to Protect National Security Act of 2013 - Expresses the sense of Congress that: (1) full sequestration must be averted, (2) balanced deficit reduction must include substantive reductions in mandatory spending, and (3) any plan to avert sequestration and provide time for political negotiations on a balanced deficit reduction package must use additional savings that do not increase the risk to military personnel or degrade the capabilities of the Armed Forces by reshaping the federal civilian workforce without furloughs.

Requires the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to determine the number of full-time employees employed in each federal agency. Prohibits a federal agency head from hiring more than 1 employee for every 3 full-time employees who leave employment in such agency until the OMB Director makes a determination that the number of full-time federal employees is 10% less than the initial level as determined by OMB. Allows a waiver of ...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Feb. 8, 2013 Referred to House Appropriations
Feb. 8, 2013 Referred to House Administration
Feb. 8, 2013 Referred to House Budget
Feb. 8, 2013 Referred to House Oversight and Government Reform