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H.R. 4848: Zero-Baseline Budget Act of 2018

The text of the bill below is as of Jan 19, 2018 (Introduced).


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115th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 4848

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 19, 2018

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 automatic increases for inflation from CBO baseline projections for discretionary appropriations, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Zero-Baseline Budget Act of 2018.

2.

Changes in the baseline

Section 257(c) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 is amended—

(1)

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.;

(2)

by striking paragraphs (2), (3), (4), and (5);

(3)

by redesignating paragraph (6) as paragraph (2); and

(4)

by inserting after paragraph (2) the following new paragraph:

(3)

No adjustment for inflation

No adjustment shall be made for inflation or for any other factor.

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