H.R. 444 - Require a PLAN Act

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    Require a PLAN Act

Rule Information

REPORTED BY RECORD VOTE of 9-3 on Monday, February 4, 2013.

Adopted by record vote of 228-189, after agreeing to the previous question by record vote of 229-188, on Tuesday, February 5, 2013.  

MANAGERS: Woodall/McGovern

1. Structured rule.

2. Provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on the Budget or their respective designees.

3. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill

4. Provides that the bill shall be considered as read.

5. Waives all points of order against provisions in the bill.

6. Makes in order only those amendments printed in the Rules Committee report. Each such amendment may be offered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a Member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question.

7. Waives all points of order against the amendments printed in the report.

8. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

Amendments (click headers to sort)

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#Version #Sponsor(s)PartySummaryStatus
3Version 2Buchanan (FL)RepublicanRevised Requires the president’s supplemental unified budget to balance on or before the last year covered by the FY14 budget.Submitted
6Version 3Connolly (VA)DemocratRevised Prohibits “additional solutions” in unified supplemental budget to include conversion of Medicare into a voucher program. Submitted
11Version 1Deutch (FL)DemocratLate Removes Social Security from the definition of “Unified Budget.”Submitted
8Version 1Ellison (MN)DemocratRequires budgets to include estimates of their jobs and economic growth impact.Submitted
1Version 1Fleming (LA)RepublicanRequires one of the additional policies presented in the supplemental budget to be an evaluation of duplicative agencies and proposals to consolidate them for cost-savings.Made In Order
12Version 1Huffman, Jared (CA)DemocratLate Requires CBO to submit a report to Congress, along with the supplemental budget, that outlines the impact of such budget cuts on the country’s Gross Domestic Product. Submitted
10Version 1Jackson Lee (TX)DemocratEstablishes that it is the sense of Congress that the safety net for the most vulnerable among us, the 15.1 percent of Americans living below the poverty line which includes 21 percent of our nation’s children, must be protected in any budget negotiations.Submitted
14Version 1Jackson Lee (TX)DemocratLate Allows the sunset of the Estate and Gift tax provisions included in the 2001 EGGTRA so that HR 8, the Fiscal Cliff bill, and the applicable exclusion amount is allowed to revert to $1 million and the rate is 55 percent, without indexing as provided for in the December 2010 tax bill. Submitted
4Version 1Messer, Luke (IN)RepublicanRequires the supplemental unified budget to include the cost, per taxpayer, of the annual deficit for each year in which such budget is projected to result in a deficit. Made In Order
9Version 1Rigell (VA)RepublicanRequires the President to submit to Congress a legislative proposal to replace the sequestration called for in fiscal years 2013 through 2021 no later than February 15, 2013.Submitted
13Version 1Scalise (LA)RepublicanLate Mirrors the House-passed Rules package by requiring the President's budget proposal to include a category for Means-Tested Direct Spending and Nonmeans-Tested Direct Spending, including average growth for each category.Made In Order
2Version 1Schrader (OR), Wolf (VA), Cooper (TN), Gibson (NY)Bi-PartisanAdds findings stating Simpson-Bowles created a balanced package of revenue and spending reforms which should form the basis for meeting the requirements of this act. Made In Order
5Version 1Takano, Mark (CA)DemocratMakes changes to the Findings section, clarifying that Congress holds responsibility for passing budgets and appropriating funds. Made In Order
7Version 1Van Hollen, Chris (MD)DemocratSUBSTITUTE Replaces the entire sequester for 2013 - which would cause deep cuts to domestic priorities and defense - with savings from specific policies that reflect a balanced approach to deficit reduction. Protects our most vulnerable citizens, asks those earning over $1 million per year to contribute more, eliminates agriculture direct payments, and cuts subsidies for large oil companies. Submitted