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H.R. 444 (113th): Require a PLAN Act

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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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Sponsor and status

Tom Price

Sponsor. Representative for Georgia's 6th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Feb 7, 2013
Length: 5 pages
Feb 1, 2013
113th Congress (2013–2015)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on February 6, 2013 but was never passed by the Senate.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).


83 Cosponsors (83 Republicans)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Meadows Speaks in Support of the \"Require a PLAN Act\" on the House Floor
    — Rep. Mark Meadows [R-NC11, 2013-2020] (Co-sponsor) on Feb 6, 2013

Rep Walberg Calls on President to Submit a Balanced Budget
    — Rep. Tim Walberg [R-MI5] (Co-sponsor) on Feb 6, 2013

Rep. Takano: The Budgets Passed By the House Republicans Are Less Valuable Than the Paper They Are Written On
    — Rep. Mark Takano [D-CA39] on Feb 6, 2013

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Feb 1, 2013

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Feb 6, 2013
Passed House (Senate next)

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H.R. 444 (113th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 444. This is the one from the 113th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2013 to Jan 2, 2015. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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