H.R. 381: Reinvesting and Ensuring America’s Ability to Lead Act of 2013

Jan 23, 2013
Referred to Committee
4% chance of being enacted
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Chaka Fattah
Representative for Pennsylvania's 2nd congressional district
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Jan 23, 2013
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This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on January 23, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Introduced Jan 23, 2013
Referred to Committee Jan 23, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
Passed House ...
Passed Senate ...
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11% chance of getting past committee.
4% 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 Act of 1974 to require long-term cost benefit analyses of introduced bills.


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Library of Congress Summary

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Reinvesting and Ensuring America's Ability to Lead Act of 2013 - Requires the Director of the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) to: (1) prepare a 10-year long-term cost benefit analysis for each public introduced bill or resolution that determines its impact on American global competitiveness; and (2) devise criteria to evaluate such competitiveness, including the measure's impact on job creation, economic growth, consumption, investments, and savings.
Requires the analysis to evaluate whether the legislation will positively or negatively impact America's economic ability to compete globally compared to member nations of the Group of Twenty, or G-20, which comprise 19 country members and the European Union (EU), accounting for 90% of global gross domestic product (GDP) and 80% of global trade.

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