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S.788: A bill to suspend the fiscal year 2013 sequester and establish limits on war-related spending.

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 Harry Reid, D-Nev.
Total Cosponsors 0
Introduced April 23, 2013
Latest Major Action April 24, 2013
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Bill Summary

Makes available for the federal government for FY2013 the amount that would have been made available for the fiscal year if the following actions had not occurred:

  • sequestration of discretionary spending limits and automatic sequestrations to enforce a specified budget goal under the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 (Gramm-Rudman-Hollings Act);
  • rescission of the applicable percentage of budget authority provided (or obligation limit imposed) for FY2013 for any discretionary account in divisions A through E of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013; and
  • any presidential sequestration order.

Amends the Gramm-Rudman-Hollings Act with respect to mandatory sequestration, within 15 calendar days after Congress adjourns to end a session, in order to eliminate a budget-year breach, if any, within any category. Requires any amount of budget authority for overseas contingency operations and rel...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
April 24, 2013 Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 64.
April 23, 2013 Introduced in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time. (text of measure as introduced: CR S2901)