H.R. 816: Sequestration Flexibility Act of 2013

Feb 25, 2013
Referred to Committee
15% chance of being enacted
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Reid Ribble
Representative for Wisconsin's 8th congressional district
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This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on February 25, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Introduced Feb 25, 2013
Referred to Committee Feb 25, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
Passed House ...
Passed Senate ...
Signed by the President ...

47% chance of getting past committee.
15% 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 Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 to allow intraagency transfers of funds to provide more flexibility for the agency to comply with a presidential sequestration order for fiscal year 2013 or 2014.


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19 cosponsors (17R, 2D) (show)

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Library of Congress Summary

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Sequestration Flexibility Act of 2013 - Amends the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 (Gramm-Rudman-Hollings Act) to authorize the head of any federal department or agency to transfer amounts within that department or agency for FY2013 or for FY2014 in order to lessen the effect of a presidential sequestration order for that fiscal year on such entity's program, project, or activity.
Prohibits such transfer from causing any account to be at a higher level than it was before such sequestration.

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