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H.R. 1441: Repeal Sequestration for Defense Act

The text of the bill below is as of Mar 8, 2017 (Introduced).


I

115th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1441

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 8, 2017

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Budget

A BILL

To amend the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 to eliminate the sequestration for the revised security category under section 251 and to eliminate the section 251A reduction in discretionary appropriations and direct spending accounts within function 050 (defense).

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Repeal Sequestration for Defense Act.

2.

Elimination of sequestration under the revised security category

Section 251(c)(1) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 is amended by striking each subparagraph (A) for fiscal years 2014 through 2021 and by redesignating each subparagraph (B) as subparagraph (A).

3.

Elimination of section 251A reduction in discretionary appropriations and direct spending accounts for defense

Section 251A of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 is amended as follows:

(1)

In paragraph (1)(D), strike 9 and insert 18.

(2)

In paragraph (2), strike everything after section 254(c), and insert the following: OMB shall allocate the total reduction calculated pursuant to paragraph (1) for that year to discretionary appropriations and direct spending accounts except for function 050 (defense function)..

(3)

Strike paragraph (3).

(4)

In paragraph (5)(B), strike the dash after limit, strike clause (i), and strike (ii) and move that text 2 ems to the left.

(5)

In paragraph (6)(A), strike paragraphs (3) and (4) and insert paragraph (4).

(6)

In paragraph (6)(B), strike the dash after that, strike clause (i), and strike (ii) and move that text 2 ems to the left.