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H.Con.Res. 9 (113th): Govern Before Going Home Resolution

The text of the bill below is as of Jan 22, 2013 (Introduced).



1st Session

H. CON. RES. 9


January 22, 2013

submitted the following concurrent resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Rules


Prohibiting the House or Senate from adjourning for a period of more than 5 days during a fiscal year unless the House involved has adopted a concurrent resolution on the budget for such fiscal year and has approved legislation to provide funding for the operations of the government for the entire fiscal year.


Short title

This resolution may be cited as the Govern Before Going Home Resolution .


Prohibiting adjournment until adoption of budget and funding


Prohibiting adjournment

The House of Representatives or Senate may not adjourn for a period of more than 5 days (excluding Saturdays, Sundays, and legal holidays, except when the House or Senate is in session on such a day) during a fiscal year unless, at the time the period of adjournment begins, the House or Senate (as the case may be)—


has adopted a concurrent resolution on the budget for such fiscal year; and


has approved each regular appropriation bill for such fiscal year or, to the extent that it has not approved such a bill, has approved a continuing resolution to provide funding for the entire fiscal year for the projects and activities covered by such bill.


Regular appropriation bill defined

In this section, the term regular appropriation bill means any annual appropriation bill making appropriations, otherwise making funds available, or granting authority, for any of the following categories of projects and activities:


Agriculture, rural development, Food and Drug Administration, and related agencies programs.


The Departments of Commerce, Justice, Science, and related agencies.


The Department of Defense.


Energy and water development, and related agencies.


Financial services and general government.


The Department of Homeland Security.


The Department of the Interior, environment, and related agencies.


The Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and related agencies.


The legislative branch.


Military construction and veterans affairs.


The Department of State, foreign operations, and related programs.


The Departments of Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and related agencies.