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S.388: American Family Economic Protection Act of 2013

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about economics and public finance
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Sponsor Barbara A. Mikulski, D-Md.
Total Cosponsors 2 (All Democrats)
Introduced Feb. 26, 2013
Latest Major Action Feb. 28, 2013
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Bill Summary

American Family Economic Protection Act of 2013 - Title I: Budget Provisions - Amends the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 (Gramm-Rudman-Hollings Act) to revise discretionary spending limits (spending caps) for security and nonsecurity categories in new budget authority for FY2013.

Establishes discretionary spending limits for revised security and nonsecurity categories for FY2014-FY2021.

Defines "revised security category" as discretionary appropriations in budget function 050 (defense function).

Repeals certain sequestration requirements for enforcement of a specified budget goal.

Decreases the mandatory total amount of deficit reduction calculated for FY2013 by $109.333 billion and for FY2014 by $25.500 billion.

Amends the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (ATRA) to postpone until January 2, 2014, for FY2014 the sequestration required starting March 1, 2012, for FY2013 under the Budget Control Act of 2011 if...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Feb. 28, 2013 Motion by Senator Reid to reconsider the vote by which cloture was not invoked on the motion to proceed to the measure (Record Vote No. 27) entered in Senate.
Feb. 28, 2013

Cloture on the motion to proceed to the measure not invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 51 - 49. Record Vote Number: 27. (consideration: CR S991; text: CR S991)

Feb. 28, 2013 Motion to proceed to measure considered in Senate. (consideration: CR S970-990, S991)
Feb. 26, 2013 Cloture motion on the motion to proceed to the measure presented in Senate. (consideration: CR S849, text: CR S849)
Feb. 26, 2013 Motion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate. (consideration: CR S849)
Feb. 26, 2013 Introduced in the Senate. Read twice. Pursuant to the order of 2/14/2013 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 18.