H.R. 2727 (112th): People’s Act of 2011

112th Congress, 2011–2013. Text as of Aug 01, 2011 (Introduced).

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112th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 2727

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

August 1, 2011

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Rules, and in addition to the Committee on the Budget, 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 amend title IV of the Budget Control Act of 2011 to protect the Social Security, SSI, Medicare, Medicaid, and education programs from budget cuts under such Act.

1.

Short title; table of contents

(a)

Short title

This Act may be cited as the People’s Act of 2011.

(b)

Table of contents

The table of contents of this Act is as follows:

Sec. 1. Short title; table of contents.

Sec. 2. No Social Security or SSI cuts.

Sec. 3. No Medicare cuts.

Sec. 4. No Medicaid cuts.

Sec. 5. No education cuts.

2.

No Social Security or SSI cuts

(a)

In general

Title IV of the Budget Control Act of 2011 is amended by adding at the end the following new section:

405.

No Social Security or SSI cuts

(a)

In general

The joint committee shall not include in its proposed legislative language submitted pursuant to section 401(b)(3)(B)(iv) any provision that—

(1)

reduces eligibility, payments, or benefits, or otherwise reduces outlays, under title II of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 401 et seq.) (including eligibility, payments, benefits, or outlays with respect to annuities under subsection (a), (c), or (d) of section 2 of the Railroad Retirement Act of 1974 (45 U.S.C. 231a(a), (c), (d)) or lump sum payments under section 6(b) of such Act (45 U.S.C. 231e(b))); or

(2)

reduces eligibility, payments, or benefits, or otherwise reduces outlays, under title XVI of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1381 et seq.).

(b)

No application of expedited procedures

If the joint committee bill includes a provision that violates subsection (a), the expedited procedures in section 402 shall not apply to such bill.

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(b)

Conforming amendment

The table of contents in section 1(b) of such Act is amended by inserting after the item relating to section 404 the following new item:

405. No Social Security or SSI cuts.

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3.

No Medicare cuts

(a)

No cuts through legislative language of the joint select committee

(1)

In general

Title IV of the Budget Control Act of 2011, as amended by section 2(a), is amended by adding at the end the following new section:

406.

No Medicare cuts

(a)

In general

The joint committee shall not include in its proposed legislative language submitted pursuant to section 401(b)(3)(B)(iv) any provision that reduces eligibility, payments, or benefits, increases premiums or other cost-sharing, or otherwise reduces outlays under the Medicare program under title XVIII of the Social Security Act.

(b)

No application of expedited procedures

If the joint committee bill includes a provision that violates subsection (a), the expedited procedures in section 402 shall not apply to such bill.

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(2)

Clerical amendment

The table of contents in section 1(b) of such Act, as amended by section 2(b), is amended by inserting after the item relating to section 405 the following new item:

Sec. 406. No Medicare cuts.

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(b)

No cuts through fallback sequestration process

Section 251A(8) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985, as inserted by section 302(a) of the Budget Control Act of 2011, is amended by striking except that the percentage reduction for the Medicare programs specified in section 256(d) shall not be more than 2 percent for a fiscal year and inserting except that there shall be no percentage reduction for the Medicare programs specified in section 256(d) for any fiscal year and in no case shall there be a reduction under such programs pursuant to a sequestration under section 3101A(f)(6) of title 31, United States Code.

4.

No Medicaid cuts

(a)

In general

Title IV of the Budget Control Act of 2011, as amended by sections 2(a) and 3(a)(1), is amended by adding at the end the following new section:

407.

No Medicaid cuts

(a)

In general

The joint committee shall not include in its proposed legislative language submitted pursuant to section 401(b)(3)(B)(iv) any provision that reduces eligibility, payments, or benefits, increases premiums or other cost-sharing, or otherwise reduces outlays under the Medicaid program under title XIX of the Social Security Act.

(b)

No application of expedited procedures

If the joint committee bill includes a provision that violates subsection (a), the expedited procedures in section 402 shall not apply to such bill.

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(b)

Clerical amendment

The table of contents in section 1(b) of such Act is amended by inserting after the item relating to section 406 the following:

Sec. 407. No Medicaid cuts.

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5.

No education cuts

(a)

No cuts through legislative language of the joint select committee

(1)

In general

Title IV of the Budget Control Act of 2011, as amended by sections 2(a), 3(a)(1), and (4)(a), is amended by adding at the end the following new section:

408.

No education cuts

(a)

In general

The joint committee shall not include in its proposed legislative language submitted pursuant to section 401(b)(3)(B)(iv) any provision that reduces eligibility, payments, or benefits, or otherwise reduces outlays or budget authority under—

(1)

the Head Start Act (42 U.S.C. 9801 et seq.); or

(2)

any program administered by the Secretary of Education, including any program under—

(A)

the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 6301 et seq.);

(B)

the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (20 U.S.C. 1400 et seq.);

(C)

the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1001 et seq.); or

(D)

the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. 701 et seq.).

(b)

No application of expedited procedures

If the joint committee bill includes a provision that violates subsection (a), the expedited procedures in section 402 shall not apply to such bill.

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(2)

Clerical amendment

The table of contents in section 1(b) of such Act, as amended by sections 2(b), 3(a)(2), and 4(b), is amended by inserting after the item relating to section 407 the following new item:

Sec. 408. No education cuts.

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(b)

No cuts through fallback sequestration process

Section 251A of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985, as inserted by section 302(a) of the Budget Control Act of 2011, is amended by adding at the end the following new paragraph:

(12)

No cuts for education

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no sequestration order issued under this section or section 3101A of title 31, United States Code, or discretionary spending limit made under this section shall reduce eligibility, payments, or benefits under any Act or program referred to in section 405(a) of the Budget Control Act of 2011.

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