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Text of the Protect America from U.S. Military Expenses in Libya Act of 2011

This bill was introduced on March 30, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Mar 30, 2011 (Introduced).

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112th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1257

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 30, 2011

(for himself and Mr. Harris) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Budget, and in addition to the Committee on Armed Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned

A BILL

To require the President to recommend specific reductions in nonsecurity discretionary appropriations for fiscal year 2011 to offset the costs of Operation Odyssey Dawn.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Protect America from U.S. Military Expenses in Libya Act of 2011.

2.

Reductions in FY2011 nonsecurity funding to offset costs of Operation Odyssey Dawn

(a)

Submission of recommendations

Not later than July 2, 2011, to ensure that the cost of Operation Odyssey Dawn does not increase the Federal deficit or reduce the capability of the United States Armed Forces, the President shall submit to the Congress a list of recommendations for specific rescissions of nonsecurity discretionary appropriations for fiscal year 2011, for reappropriation to accounts of the Department of Defense to replace the amounts obligated for Operation Odyssey Dawn for such fiscal year.

(b)

Aggregate amount of recommended rescissions

The aggregate amount of the rescissions recommended under subsection (a) shall be not less than the projected cost of Operation Odyssey Dawn for fiscal year 2011 determined under subsection (c).

(c)

Projection of cost of Operation Odyssey Dawn

Not later than June 1, 2011, the Secretary of Defense shall prepare and submit to the Congress and the President a report containing the projected cost of Operation Odyssey Dawn for fiscal year 2011, determined based on the cost of Operation Odyssey Dawn through May 15, 2011.

(d)

Definitions

In this section, the term nonsecurity discretionary appropriations means discretionary appropriations other than appropriations made available for an account, program, project, or activity of the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, or Department of Veterans Affairs.