H.R. 5872 (112th): Sequestration Transparency Act of 2012

May 31, 2012 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Signed by the President
Slip Law:
This bill became Pub.L. 112-155.
Jeb Hensarling
Representative for Texas's 5th congressional district
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Last Updated
Jul 26, 2012
2 pages
Related Bills
S. 3228 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 23, 2012


This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on August 7, 2012.

Introduced May 31, 2012
Referred to Committee May 31, 2012
Reported by Committee Jun 28, 2012
Passed House Jul 18, 2012
Passed Senate Jul 25, 2012
Signed by the President Aug 07, 2012
Full Title

To require the President to provide a report detailing the sequester required by the Budget Control Act of 2011 on January 2, 2013.


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On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended
Jul 18, 2012 1:54 p.m.
Passed 414/2

56 cosponsors (56R) (show)

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8/7/2012--Public Law.
Sequestration Transparency Act of 2012 - Requires the President, within 30 days after the enactment of this Act, to submit to Congress a detailed report on the implementation of certain discretionary reductions (in security and nonsecurity categories) and nonexempt direct spending reductions in the sequestration ordered by the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 (Gramm-Rudman-Hollings Act) for FY2013 on January 2, 2013.
(The Gramm-Rudman-Hollings Act was amended by the Budget Control Act of 2011 to revise the discretionary spending limits and reduce the discretionary appropriations and direct spending specified in the Gramm-Rudman-Hollings Act unless a joint committee bill achieving an amount greater than $1.2 trillion in deficit reduction would be enacted by January 15, 2012.)
Requires the head of each executive agency, upon the request of the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) (in assisting the President in preparation of the report), to provide to the Director promptly any information at the program, project, and activity level necessary for the Director to prepare the report.

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