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H.R. 3787 (112th): Jobs Score Act of 2012

The text of the bill below is as of Jan 18, 2012 (Introduced).



2d Session

H. R. 3787


January 18, 2012

(for himself, Mr. Grijalva, Mr. Lewis of Georgia, and Mr. McDermott) 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


To amend the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 to require a jobs score for each spending bill considered in Congress.


Short title

This Act may be cited as the Jobs Score Act of 2012.


Amendment to the Congressional Budget Act of 1974

Section 402 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 (2 U.S.C. 653) is amended—


in paragraph (2), by striking and;


in paragraph (3), by striking the period and inserting ; and; and


by inserting after paragraph (3) the following:


an estimate of the number of jobs which would be created, sustained, or lost in carrying out such bill or resolution in the fiscal year in which it is to become effective and in each of the 4 fiscal years following such fiscal year, together with the basis for each such estimate, and to the extent practicable, the analysis shall include regional and State-level estimates of jobs that would be created, sustained, or lost.