S. 625: Biennial Appropriations Act

Introduced:
Mar 20, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee
Prognosis
0% chance of being enacted
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Sponsor
Michael Enzi
Senior Senator from Wyoming
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
Mar 20, 2013
Length
13 pages
Related Bills
S. 1274 (112th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jun 23, 2011

H.R. 1869 (Related)
Biennial Budgeting and Enhanced Oversight Act of 2014

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Feb 11, 2014

 
Status

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on March 20, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Progress
Introduced Mar 20, 2013
Referred to Committee Mar 20, 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 appropriations process with the exception of defense spending and to enhance oversight and the performance of the Federal Government.

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Cosponsors
3 cosponsors (2D, 1R) (show)
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3/20/2013--Introduced.
Biennial Appropriations Act - Amends the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 to require biennial (instead of annual) appropriations Acts, with the exception of annual defense appropriation bills.
Defines the budget biennium as the two consecutive fiscal years beginning on October 1.
Requires the committees of the House and Senate with legislative jurisdiction over an agency, in each year that the agency's activities are not required to be funded, to hold a joint oversight hearing on the impact of biennial budgeting on the agency with the corresponding subcommittee of the respective Committee on Appropriations with jurisdiction over the agency.
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.
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