H.R. 729: Medical Research Protection Act of 2013

113th Congress, 2013–2015. Text as of Feb 14, 2013 (Introduced).

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113th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 729

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 14, 2013

(for himself and Mr. Higgins) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Budget

A BILL

To amend the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 to exempt the National Institutes of Health from sequestration under section 251A for fiscal year 2013, and to reduce the sequestration by the amount of the exemption.

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Short title

This Act may be cited as the Medical Research Protection Act of 2013 .

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NIH exemption from section 251A sequestration for FY 2013

Section 251A of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 is amended by adding at the end the following new paragraph:

(12)

NIH exemption

No sequestration ordered by the President under this section for fiscal year 2013 shall apply to the National Institutes of Health (75–9915–0–1–552).

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3.

Reduction in section 251A sequestration for FY 2013 by the amount of the NIH exemption

Section 251A(3) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 is amended by striking and at the end of subparagraph (D), by striking the period and inserting ; and at the end of subparagraph (E), and by adding at the end the following new subparagraph:

(F)

for fiscal year 2013, further reducing the amount calculated under subparagraphs (A) through (D) by the amount that the National Institutes of Health would have been reduced if it were not exempt from sequestration.

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