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Text of the Unemployment Restoration Act

This bill was introduced on May 23, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of May 23, 2013 (Introduced).

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113th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 2177

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 23, 2013

(for herself, Mr. Grijalva, Mr. Gene Green of Texas, Ms. McCollum, and Mr. Pocan) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Budget

A BILL

To eliminate the application of sequestration to unemployment benefits, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Unemployment Restoration Act .

2.

Eliminating application of 251A sequestration to certain unemployment benefits

(a)

Fiscal year 2013

Notwithstanding the presidential order issued on March 1, 2013, under section 251A of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985, the budgetary resources sequestered under that order for any Federal payments to a State under section 204 of the Federal-State Extended Unemployment Compensation Act of 1970 and for any Federal payments to a State under section 4003(a) of title IV of the Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2008, pursuant to a Federal-State agreement under section 4001 of such title, shall be available for obligation in the same amount and manner as if such order had not been issued.

(b)

Fiscal years 2014 through 2021

Section 255(i)(2) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act is amended to read as follows:

(2)

The reduction ordered under section 254 shall not apply to—

(A)

any Federal payments to a State under section 204 of the Federal-State Extended Unemployment Compensation Act of 1970; or

(B)

any Federal payments to a State under section 4003(a) of title IV of the Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2008, pursuant to a Federal-State agreement under section 4001 of such title.

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