H.R. 282: REFUND Act

Introduced:
Jan 15, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee on Jan 15, 2013
Prognosis
6% chance of being enacted
See Instead:

S. 692 (same title)
Referred to Committee — Apr 10, 2013

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Introduced
Jan 15, 2013
Reported by Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by the President
 
Sponsor
Charles “Chuck” Fleischmann
Representative for Tennessee's 3rd congressional district
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
Jan 15, 2013
Length
3 pages
Related Bills
S. 692 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Apr 10, 2013

 
Full Title

To rescind certain Federal funds identified by States as unwanted and use the funds to reduce the Federal debt.

Summary

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Prognosis

28% chance of getting past committee.
6% chance of being enacted.

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

Cosponsors
33 cosponsors (33R) (show)
Committees

House Appropriations

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Library of Congress Summary

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1/15/2013--Introduced.
Returned Exclusively For Unpaid National Debt Act or REFUND Act - Rescinds unwanted amounts, as identified by a state from a projected allocation, from any federal funds required to be allocated by formula among all states that agree to use them for a specified purpose.
Prescribes a procedure by which a state legislature may identify a projected federal allocation as unwanted funds.
Requires such rescinded amounts to: (1) be deposited by the Secretary of the Treasury in the special fund account entitled "Gifts to Reduce Debt Held by the Public, Bureau of the Public Debt, Treasury"; and (2) be used to reduce the federal debt.

House Republican Conference Summary

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