H.R. 1870: Expedited Legislative Line-Item Veto and Rescissions Act of 2013

May 08, 2013
Referred to Committee
64% chance of being enacted
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Paul Ryan
Representative for Wisconsin's 1st congressional district
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19 pages
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H.R. 3521 (112th) was a previous version of this bill.

Passed House
Last Action: Feb 08, 2012


This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on May 8, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Introduced May 08, 2013
Referred to Committee May 08, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
Passed House ...
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96% chance of getting past committee.
64% 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 amend the Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974 to provide for a legislative line-item veto to expedite consideration of rescissions, and for other purposes.


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6 cosponsors (4D, 2R) (show)

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Expedited Legislative Line-Item Veto and Rescissions Act of 2013 - Amends the Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974 (CBICA) to authorize the President to propose the rescission (line item veto) of all or any dollar amount of funding provided by any enacted bill or joint resolution.
Sets forth requirements for the President's transmittal to Congress of a special message regarding the proposed rescission.
Authorizes the President, except for his deferral of budget authority provided in CBICA, to withhold such rescinded funding temporarily from obligation, but only once per proposed rescission.
Dedicates the rescinded funds solely to deficit reduction or increase of a surplus.
Provides for adjustment of: (1) committee allocations resulting from such rescission, and (2) applicable limits under the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 (Gramm-Rudman-Hollings Act) revised downward by the amount of such rescissions.
Sets forth procedures for expedited congressional consideration of a proposed rescission.
Amends the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 to require the House Committee on the Budget, whenever an approval bill passes the House of Representatives, to reduce the applicable committee allocations immediately by the total amount of reductions in budget authority and in outlays resulting from such approval.
Terminates on December 15, 2015, the amendments made by this Act, with restoration of the provisions of part B of CBICA as in effect immediately before the enactment of this Act.

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