H.R. 773: To amend the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 to exempt the Department of Defense ...

...from reduction under any order issued to carry out a sequestration pursuant to section 251A.

113th Congress, 2013–2015. Text as of Feb 15, 2013 (Introduced).

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113th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 773

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 15, 2013

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 Department of Defense from reduction under any order issued to carry out a sequestration pursuant to section 251A.

1.

Department of Defense exemption from section 251A sequestration

(a)

Calculation of total deficit reduction

Paragraph (3) of section 251A of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 is amended—

(1)

in subparagraph (A), by striking $1,200,000,000,000 and inserting $600,000,000,000; and

(2)

in subparagraph (E), by striking $24,000,000,000 and inserting $12,000,000,000.

(b)

Allocation to functions

Paragraph (4) of section 251A of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 is amended to read as follows:

(4)

Allocation to functions

On January 2, 2013, for fiscal year 2013, and in its sequestration preview report for fiscal years 2014 through 2021 pursuant to section 254(c), OMB shall allocate the total reduction calculated pursuant to paragraph (3) for that year to discretionary appropriations and direct spending accounts in all non-defense functions.

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(c)

Defense function reduction

Paragraph (5) of section 251A of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 is repealed.

(d)

Implementing discretionary reductions

(1)

Paragraph (7)(A) of section 251A of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 is amended by striking achieve— and inserting achieve, by striking clause (i), and by striking (ii) and moving such text 2 ems to the left.

(2)

Paragraph (7)(B) of section 251A of such Act is amended by striking achieve— and inserting achieve, by striking clause (i), and by striking (ii) and moving such text 2 ems to the left.

(e)

Implementing direct spending reductions

The first sentence of paragraph (8) of section 251A of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 is amended by striking paragraphs (5) and (6) and inserting paragraph (6) .

2.

Conforming amendment

Section 901(e) of American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 is amended by striking 251A(5)(A), 251A(6)(A), and 251A(7)(A), and inserting 251A(6)(A) and 251A(7)(A),.