S.18: Sequester Replacement and Spending Reduction Act of 2013

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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 Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H.
Total Cosponsors 3 (All Republicans)
Introduced Feb. 27, 2013
Latest Major Action Feb. 27, 2013
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Bill Summary

Sequester Replacement and Spending Reduction Act of 2013 - Prohibits implementation of the sequester for discretionary spending for FY2013 under the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 (Gramm-Rudman-Hollings Act).

Reduces by $10 billion in both the security and non-security categories the discretionary caps for FY2013 provided in the Gramm-Rudman-Hollings Act, as modified by the Budget Control Act of 2011 for enforcement of a specified budget goal.

Amends the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 with respect to the standard utility allowance used in computing the excess shelter expense deduction under household income eligibility standards for the supplemental nutrition assistance (SNAP, formerly known as the food stamp program). Eliminates the requirement that a state agency using a standard utility allowance that reflects heating or cooling costs provide the allowance to a household that receives payments under the Low Income Home Energy Assistanc...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Feb. 27, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.