S.185: Baseline Reform Act of 2013

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Sponsor Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H.
Total Cosponsors 4 (All Republicans)
Introduced Jan. 30, 2013
Latest Major Action Jan. 30, 2013
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Bill Summary

Baseline Reform Act of 2013 - Amends the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 (Gramm-Rudman-Hollings Act) to eliminate sequential and cumulative adjustments for inflation from Congressional Budget Office (CBO) baseline projections for discretionary appropriations with respect to: (1) expiring housing contracts and social insurance administrative expenses, (2) offset pay absorption and pay annualization, (3) inflation, and (4) any accounting for changes required by law in the level of agency payments for personnel benefits other than pay.

Excludes from the requirement that budgetary resources (other than unobligated balances) be at the level available in the current year any resources designated as an emergency requirement or provided in supplemental appropriations laws.

Prohibits adjustments for inflation or any other factor.

Requires the President's annual budget submission to Congress to include: (1) estimated expenditures and appropria...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Jan. 30, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Budget.