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H.R. 2920 (111th): Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act of 2009

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To reinstitute and update the Pay-As-You-Go requirement of budget neutrality on new tax and mandatory spending legislation, enforced by the threat of annual, automatic sequestration.

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Sponsor and status

Steny Hoyer

Sponsor. Representative for Maryland's 5th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jul 23, 2009
Length: 41 pages
Introduced
Jun 17, 2009
111th Congress (2009–2010)
Status
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on July 22, 2009 but was never passed by the Senate.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).

Cosponsors

169 Cosponsors (168 Democrats, 1 Republican)

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Position statements

Statement of Administration Policy

President Barack Obama [D, 2009-2017]: Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act of 2009 (Jul 21, 2009)

What legislators are saying

Welch commends Senate adoption of fiscal responsibility rules
    — Rep. Peter Welch [D-VT0] (Co-sponsor) on Jan 28, 2010

Sarbanes supports paygo budgets
    — Rep. John Sarbanes [D-MD3] (Co-sponsor) on Jul 22, 2009

Thornberry Says \"Just Stop the Spending\"
    — Rep. Mac Thornberry [R-TX13, 1995-2020] on Jul 22, 2009

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History

Jun 17, 2009
 
Introduced

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Jul 22, 2009
 
Passed House (Senate next)

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H.R. 2920 (111th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 2920. This is the one from the 111th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 111th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2009 to Dec 22, 2010. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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