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This bill passed in the House on February 6, 2013 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.
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Last updated Feb 07, 2013.
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To require that, if the President's fiscal year 2014 budget does not achieve balance in a fiscal year covered by such budget, the President shall submit a supplemental unified budget by April 1, 2013, which identifies a fiscal year in which balance is achieved, and for other purposes.
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H.R. 444--113th Congress: Require a PLAN Act. (2013). In www.GovTrack.us. Retrieved March 7, 2014, from http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/113/hr444
“H.R. 444--113th Congress: Require a PLAN Act.” www.GovTrack.us. 2013. March 7, 2014 <http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/113/hr444>
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The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress.
The summary below was written by the House Republican Conference, which is the caucus of Republicans in the House of Representatives.
This summary can be found at http://www.gop.gov/bill/113/1/hr444.
The Budget and Accounting Act of 1921 requires the President to submit a budget each year on the first Monday in February.[i] Despite this legal obligation, the President has failed to submit a timely budget four out of the last five years. The first and last timely budget submission occurred on February 1, 2010. Moreover, with respect to the FY 2014 budget, the President acknowledged on January 11, 2013 that he would not submit his budget as required by law and failed to identify a date for submission. [ii]
Contrary to pledges to cut the deficit in half during his first term, the President has run annual deficits that exceed one trillion dollars each of the last four years and increased the public debt by more than 50 percent. The President’s FY 2013 budget submission, which was made on February 13, 2012, set government spending at $47 trillion over ten years, a $1.5 trillion increase that was concealed through budget gimmicks.[iii] Despite receiving $620 billion in increased revenue in the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, the President is calling for additional revenue to address the deficit rather than address the crux of the debt and deficit, which is the Administration’s out of control spending.[iv]
[i] See CRS: Introduction to the Federal Budget Process, December 3, 2012
H.R. 444 requires the President to submit a supplemental budget by April 1, 2013 in the event that the President’s initial 2014 budget submission does not achieve balance within a fiscal year covered by the initial budget. H.R. 444 requires the supplemental budget to identify when the President expects to achieve a balanced budget, the policies that will be implemented to achieve a balanced budget, and an explanation of how the policies in the supplemental differ from those in the initial budget.
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