S. 2040 (112th): Budget Before Borrowing Act of 2012


Jan 26, 2012
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on January 26, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Mike Lee

Junior Senator from Utah



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Last Updated: Jan 26, 2012
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About the bill

Full Title

A bill to amend the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 to establish a point of order to prohibit an increase or other modification of the public debt limit unless a concurrent resolution on the budget has been agreed to and is in effect.

Summary (CRS)

1/26/2012--Introduced.Budget Before Borrowing Act of 2012 - Amends the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 to make it out of order in both chambers to consider any bill or joint resolution, ... Read more >

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Jan 26, 2012

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This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 2040”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


10 cosponsors (10R) (show)
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Related Bills

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H.R. 3778 (Related)
Budget Before Borrowing Act of 2012

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 18, 2012

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