S. 724: Essential Services Act of 2013

Introduced:
Apr 15, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee
Prognosis
3% chance of being enacted
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Sponsor
Roy Blunt
Junior Senator from Missouri
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
Apr 15, 2013
Length
2 pages
 
Status

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on April 15, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Progress
Introduced Apr 15, 2013
Referred to Committee Apr 15, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
Passed Senate ...
Passed House ...
Signed by the President ...
Prognosis

11% chance of getting past committee.
3% 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 flexibility to agencies on determining what employees are essential personnel in implementing the sequester.

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Cosponsors
17 cosponsors (16R, 1D) (show)
Committees

Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

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Library of Congress Summary

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4/15/2013--Introduced.
Essential Services Act of 2013 - Requires executive agency heads to exempt essential employees from furloughs required by sequestration. Defines "essential employee" as an employee that performs work involving the safety of human life or the protection of property.
Allows agencies to transfer their budgetary resources to carry out this Act, but only to maintain essential employees.

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