H. R. 4848
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
January 19, 2018
Mr. Gohmert introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Budget
To amend the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 to eliminate automatic increases for inflation from CBO baseline projections for discretionary appropriations, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Zero-Baseline Budget Act of 2018.
Changes in the baseline
Section 257(c) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 is amended—
in the second sentence of paragraph (1), by striking everything that follows
current year, and inserting
excluding resources designated as an emergency requirement and any resources provided in supplemental appropriation laws.;
by striking paragraphs (2), (3), (4), and (5);
by redesignating paragraph (6) as paragraph (2); and
by inserting after paragraph (2) the following new paragraph:
No adjustment for inflation
No adjustment shall be made for inflation or for any other factor.