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S. 162 (112th): Cut Federal Spending Act of 2011


The text of the bill below is as of Jan 26, 2011 (Placed on Calendar in the Senate). The bill was not enacted into law.


II

Calendar No. 1

112th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 162

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

January 25 (legislative day, January 5), 2011

introduced the following bill; which was read the first time

January 26, 2011

Read the second time and placed on the calendar

A BILL

To cut $500,000,000,000 in spending in fiscal year 2011.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Cut Federal Spending Act of 2011.

2.

Legislative Branch

(a)

In general

Amounts made available for fiscal year 2011 for the legislative branch are reduced by $1,283,000,000.

(b)

Government Printing Office

The Government Printing Office is defunded effective on the date of enactment of this Act.

3.

Judicial Branch

Amounts made available to the judicial branch for fiscal year 2011 are reduced on a pro rata basis by the amount required to bring total reduction to $2,434,000,000.

4.

Agriculture

(a)

In general

Including reductions made by subsection (b), amounts made available to the Department of Agriculture for fiscal year 2011 are reduced on a pro rata basis by the amount required to bring total reduction to $42,542,000,000.

(b)

Specific reductions

(1)

Defunding

The following agencies are defunded effective on the date of enactment of this Act:

(A)

The Agriculture Research Service.

(B)

The National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

(C)

The Resources Conservation Service.

(D)

The Foreign Agricultural Service.

(2)

Reduction

Amounts made available to the Forest Service for fiscal year 2011 are reduced by $1,178,000,000.

5.

Commerce

(a)

In general

Including reductions made by subsection (b), amounts made available to the Department of Commerce for fiscal year 2011 are reduced on a pro rata basis by the amount required to bring total reduction to $5,322,000,000.

(b)

Reduction

Amounts made available to the National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration for fiscal year 2011 are reduced by $857,000,000.

6.

Defense

(a)

Reduction

(1)

Military personnel

Amounts made available to military personnel for fiscal year 2011 are reduced by $14,000,000,000.

(2)

Procurement

Amounts made available for procurement for fiscal year 2011 are reduced by $13,300,000,000.

(3)

Operations and maintenance

Amounts made available to the Operations and Maintenance for fiscal year 2011 are reduced by $22,430,000,000.

(4)

Research and development

Amounts made available to the Research and Development for fiscal year 2011 are reduced by $8,000,000,000.

(5)

War funding

Amounts made available to the War funding/Overseas Contingency for fiscal year 2011 are reduced by $16,000,000,000.

(b)

Transfers

Transfers are as follows:

(1)

Transfer all Department of Energy accounts to the Department of Defense (DOE capped at $17,120,000,000).

(2)

Transfer the United States Coast Guard accounts from the Department of Homeland Security to the Department of Defense.

7.

Education

All Department of Education programs are defunded effective on the date of enactment of this Act, except for the Pell grant program which shall be capped at $16,256,000,000.

8.

Energy

(a)

In general

Amounts made available to the Department of Energy for fiscal year 2011 are reduced by $27,270,000,000.

(b)

Transfer

Effective on the date of enactment of this Act, remaining funds and accounts for the Department of Energy are transferred to the Department of Defense.

9.

Health and Human Services

(a)

In general

Including reductions made by subsection (b), amounts not otherwise required by law made available to the Department of Health and Human Services for fiscal year 2011 are reduced on a pro rata basis by the amount required to bring total reduction to $26,510,000,000.

(b)

Specific reductions

(1)

FDA

Amounts made available to the Food and Drug Administration for fiscal year 2011 are reduced by $230,000,000.

(2)

Health Resources and Services Administration

Amounts made available to the Health Resources and Services Administration for fiscal year 2011 are reduced by $1,410,000,000.

(3)

Indian Health Service

Amounts made available to the Indian Health Service for fiscal year 2011 are reduced by $650,000,000.

(4)

Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Amounts made available to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention for fiscal year 2011 are reduced by $1,165,000,000.

(5)

NIH

Amounts made available to the National Institute of Health for fiscal year 2011 are reduced by $5,825,000,000.

(6)

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration

Amounts made available to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration for fiscal year 2011 are reduced by $626,000,000.

10.

Homeland Security

(a)

In general

Including reductions made by subsection (b), amounts made available to the Department of Homeland Security for fiscal year 2011 are reduced on a pro rata basis by the amount required to bring total reduction to $23,765,000,000.

(b)

Reductions

(1)

Transfer

The United States Coast Guard’s funds and accounts are transferred to the Department of Defense.

(2)

Reduction

Amounts made available to the Transportation Security Administration for fiscal year 2011 are reduced by $901,000,000.

11.

Housing and Urban Development

(a)

Defunding

Except as provided in subsection (b), all accounts and programs of the Department of Housing and Urban Development are defunded effective on the date of enactment of this Act.

(b)

Transfer

Effective on the date of enactment of this Act, Veteran housing programs administered by the Department of Housing and Urban Development are transferred to Department of Veterans’ Affairs.

12.

Interior

(a)

In general

Including reductions made by subsection (b), amounts made available to the Department of Interior for fiscal year 2011 are reduced on a pro rata basis by the amount required to bring total reduction to $10,934,000,000.

(b)

Reductions

(1)

Land and Mineral Management

Amounts made available to the Land and Mineral Management for fiscal year 2011 are reduced by $2,311,000,000.

(2)

Bureau of Reclamation

The Bureau of Reclamation is defunded effective on the date of enactment of this Act.

(3)

United States Geological Survey

Amounts made available to the United States Geological Survey for fiscal year 2011 are reduced by $198,000,000.

(4)

Park Service Reduction

Amounts made available to the national Park Service for fiscal year 2011 are reduced by $849,000,000.

(5)

Repeal

All accounts and programs of the Bureau of Indian Affairs are defunded effective on the date of enactment of this Act.

13.

Justice

(a)

In general

Including reductions made by subsection (b), amounts made available to the Department of Justice for fiscal year 2011 are reduced on a pro rata basis by the amount required to bring total reduction to $9,057,000,000.

(b)

Repeal

All accounts and programs of the Office of Justice Programs are defunded effective on the date of enactment of this Act.

14.

Labor

(a)

In general

Except as provided in subsection (b), amounts made available to the Department of Labor for fiscal year 2011 are reduced on a pro rata basis by the amount required to bring total reduction to $2,803,000,000.

(b)

Exemptions

The following are exempt from the reductions required by subsection (a):

(1)

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

(2)

The Mine Safety and Health Administration.

(3)

The Employment and Training Administration (including all unemployment compensation).

15.

State

(a)

In general

Including reductions made by subsection (b), amounts made available to the Department of State for fiscal year 2011 are reduced on a pro rata basis by the amount required to bring total reduction to $20,321,000,000.

(b)

Specific reductions

The following agencies are defunded effective on the date of enactment of this Act:

(1)

International Organizations and Conferences.

(2)

International Commissions.

16.

Transportation

(a)

In general

Including reductions made by subsection (b), amounts made available to the Department of Transportation for fiscal year 2011 are reduced on a pro rata basis by the amount required to bring total reduction to $42,810,000,000.

(b)

Repeal

Effective on the date of enactment of this Act all Amtrak Federal subsidies are terminated.

17.

Veterans' Affairs

The Department of Veterans’ Affairs shall not be subject to funding cuts in fiscal year 2011.

18.

Corps of Engineers

Amounts made available to the Corps of Engineers for fiscal year 2011 are reduced on a pro rata basis by the amount required to bring total reduction to $1,854,000,000.

19.

Environmental Protection Agency

Amounts made available to the Environmental Protection Agency for fiscal year 2011 are reduced on a pro rata basis by the amount required to bring total reduction to $3,238,000,000.

20.

General Services Administration

Amounts made available to the General Service Administration for fiscal year 2011 are reduced on a pro rata basis by the amount required to bring total reduction to $1,936,000,000.

21.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Amounts made available to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration for fiscal year 2011 are reduced on a pro rata basis by the amount required to bring total reduction to $4,488,000,000.

22.

National Science Foundation

Amounts made available to the National Science Foundation for fiscal year 2011 are reduced on a pro rata basis by the amount required to bring total reduction to $4,723,000,000.

23.

Office of Personnel Management

Amounts made available to the Office of Personnel Management for fiscal year 2011 are reduced on a pro rata basis by the amount required to bring total reduction to $9,070,000,000.

24.

Social Security Administration

The Social Security Administration shall not be subject to funding cuts in fiscal year 2011.

25.

Repeal of Independent Agencies

The following agencies are defunded effective on the date of enactment of this Act:

(1)

Affordable Housing Program.

(2)

Commission on Fine Arts.

(3)

Consumer Product Safety Commission.

(4)

Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

(5)

National Endowment for the Arts.

(6)

National Endowment for the Humanities.

(7)

State Justice Institute.

26.

Federal Communications Commission

Amounts made available to the Federal Communication Commission for fiscal year 2011 are reduced on a pro rata basis by the amount required to bring total reduction to $2,150,000,000.

27.

Miscellaneous budget savings

The following programs shall be implemented or repealed in fiscal year 2011 with the savings provided:

(1)

Collect delinquent taxes from Federal Employees, $3,000,000,000.

(2)

Freeze Federal Government employee pay, $2,000,000,000.

(3)

Reduce Federal Government travel, $7,500,000,000.

(4)

Davis- Bacon is repealed, $6,000,000,000.

(5)

Prohibit union labor project agreements, $2,000,000,000.

(6)

The Troubled Assets Relief Program is repealed, $4,481,000,000.

(7)

Unused Federal assets shall be sold, $19,000,000,000.

(8)

Reduce Federal vehicle budget, $600,000,000.

January 26, 2011

Read the second time and placed on the calendar