S. 43: Dollar-for-Dollar Deficit Reduction Act

Jan 22, 2013
Referred to Committee
0% chance of being enacted
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Robert “Rob” Portman
Junior Senator from Ohio
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6 pages

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Introduced Jan 22, 2013
Referred to Committee Jan 22, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
Passed Senate ...
Passed House ...
Signed by the President ...

0% chance of getting past committee.
0% chance of being enacted.

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Full Title

A bill to require that any debt limit increase be balanced by equal spending cuts of the next decade.


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29 cosponsors (29R) (show)

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Library of Congress Summary

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Dollar-for-Dollar Deficit Reduction Act - Requires the Secretary of the Treasury, in the event of a near breach of the current $14.294 trillion public debt limit, to issue a debt limit warning to the Senate Committee on Finance and the House Committee on Ways and Means that includes a determination as to when extraordinary measures may be necessary in order to prolong the funding of the federal government in the absence of a debt limit increase.
Requires any formal presidential request to increase the public debt limit to include the amount of the proposed debt limit increase and be accompanied by proposed legislation to reduce spending over the sum of the current and following 10 years by an amount equal to or greater than the amount of the requested debt limit increase. Prohibits net interest savings from being counted towards the spending reductions.
Amends the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 to make it out of order in both chambers to consider any bill, joint resolution, amendment, motion, or conference report that increases the statutory debt limit unless it contains such net spending reductions.
Prohibits Congress from voting on any measure that increases the public debt limit unless the cost estimate of that measure prepared by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has been publicly available on the CBO website for at least 24 hours.
Permits waiver or suspension of this prohibition, or successful appeals from rulings of the Chair, only by an affirmative vote of three-fifths (60) of the Senate.

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