H.R. 920 (112th): Zero-Baseline Budget Act of 2011

Introduced:
Mar 03, 2011 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Louie Gohmert Jr.
Representative for Texas's 1st congressional district
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
Mar 03, 2011
Length
2 pages
Related Bills
S. 1896 (Related)
Baseline Elimination Act of 2011

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Nov 17, 2011

 
Status

This bill was introduced on March 3, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Mar 03, 2011
Referred to Committee Mar 03, 2011
 
Full Title

To amend the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 to eliminate automatic increases for inflation from CBO baseline projections for discretionary appropriations, and for other purposes.

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Cosponsors
49 cosponsors (49R) (show)
Committees

House Budget

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3/3/2011--Introduced.
Zero Baseline Budget Act of 2011 - Amends the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 (Gramm-Rudman-Hollings Act) to eliminate sequential and cumulative adjustments for inflation from Congressional Budget Office (CBO) baseline projections for discretionary appropriations with respect to:
(1) expiring housing contracts and social insurance administrative expenses,
(2) offset pay absorption and pay annualization,
(3) inflation, and
(4) any accounting for changes required by law in the level of agency payments for personnel benefits other than pay.
Exempts from the requirement that budgetary resources (other than unobligated balances) be at the level available in the current year any resources designated as an emergency requirement or provided in supplemental appropriations laws.
Prohibits adjustments for inflation or any other factor.
Amends the Act to extend indefinitely the formula used to calculate the baseline.

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