S. 554: Biennial Budgeting and Appropriations Act

Introduced:
Mar 13, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee
Prognosis
0% chance of being enacted
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Sponsor
John “Johnny” Isakson
Junior Senator from Georgia
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
Mar 13, 2013
Length
26 pages
Related Bills
S. 211 (112th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 27, 2011

H.R. 879 (Related)
Biennial Budgeting and Appropriations Act

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 28, 2013

 
Status

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on March 13, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Progress
Introduced Mar 13, 2013
Referred to Committee Mar 13, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
Passed Senate ...
Passed House ...
Signed by the President ...
Prognosis

0% chance of getting past committee.
0% 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

A bill to provide for a biennial budget process and a biennial appropriations process and to enhance oversight and the performance of the Federal Government.

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Cosponsors
22 cosponsors (12R, 9D, 1I) (show)
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Library of Congress Summary

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3/13/2013--Introduced.
Biennial Budgeting and Appropriations Act - Amends the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 to require: (1) biennial (currently annual) budget resolutions, (2) biennial appropriations Acts, and (3) biennial government strategic and performance plans.
Defines the budget biennium as the two consecutive fiscal years beginning on October 1 of any odd-numbered year.
Requires the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to: (1) determine the impact and feasibility of changing the definition of a fiscal year and the budget process based on that definition to a two-year fiscal period with a biennial budget process based on such period, and (2) report the findings to the House and Senate Budget Committees.

House Republican Conference Summary

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