H.R. 149: Prioritize Spending Act of 2013

Introduced:
Jan 03, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee
Prognosis
0% chance of being enacted
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Sponsor
Daniel Webster
Representative for Florida's 10th congressional district
Party
Republican
Text
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Last Updated
Jan 03, 2013
Length
3 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 2402 (112th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jun 24, 2011

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Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 15, 2013

 
Status

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on January 3, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Progress
Introduced Jan 03, 2013
Referred to Committee Jan 03, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
Passed House ...
Passed Senate ...
Signed by the President ...
Prognosis

1% chance of getting past committee.
0% chance of being enacted.

Only 11% of bills made it past committee and only about 3% were enacted in 2011–2013. [show factors | methodology]

 
Full Title

To specify the priority of the obligations of the United States Government if the debt ceiling is reached.

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Cosponsors
43 cosponsors (43R) (show)
Committees

House Ways and Means

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Library of Congress Summary

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1/3/2013--Introduced.
Prioritize Spending Act of 2013 - Requires amounts necessary for incurred federal obligations, in the event that the public debt reaches the statutory limit, to be made available to certain obligations, in prioritized order, before all other obligations.
Prioritizes such obligations in the following descending order:
(1) amounts necessary to carry out the authority of the Department of the Treasury to pay with legal tender the principal and interest on public debt;
(2) amounts determined by the Secretary of Defense (DOD) (and the Secretary of Homeland Security [DHS] in the case of the Coast Guard) to be necessary to continue to provide pay and allowances (without interruption) to members of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard, including their reserve components, who perform active service;
(3) amounts certified to Congress by the President as necessary to carry out vital national security priorities;
(4) amounts necessary to carry out the authority of the Commissioner of Social Security to pay monthly old-age, survivors', and disability insurance benefits under title II of the Social Security Act (SSA); and
(5) amounts necessary to make payments under the Medicare program under SSA title XVIII.

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