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S.83: Government Shutdown Prevention 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 Rand Paul, R-Ky.
Total Cosponsors 0
Introduced Jan. 23, 2013
Latest Major Action Jan. 28, 2013
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Bill Progress

  • Bill introduced in the Senate   
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Bill Summary

Government Shutdown Prevention Act of 2013 - Declares that, if any regular appropriation bill for a fiscal year does not become law before the beginning of the fiscal year, or a joint resolution making continuing appropriations (continuing resolution) is not in effect: (1) the Secretary of the Treasury shall fully pay principal and interest on the federal debt held by the public; and (2) Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid benefits shall be fully paid and new enrollees shall be accepted.

Declares also that, if the defense appropriations bill has not been enacted, the Department of Defense (DOD) shall operate at 90% of the level of funding for the preceding fiscal year, except for funding for overseas contingencies in Iraq and Afghanistan, which shall be funded at 100% of the preceding fiscal year levels. Authorizes DOD to pay all military personnel at the full level of pay.

Requires federal employees of unfunded agencies to: (1) report for business as norma...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Jan. 28, 2013 Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 5.
Jan. 23, 2013 Introduced in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.