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H.R. 1059: No Budget, No Recess Act

The text of the bill below is as of Feb 7, 2019 (Introduced).


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116th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1059

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 7, 2019

(for himself, Mr. Womack, Mr. Norman, Mr. Flores, Mr. Timmons, Mr. Johnson of Ohio, Mr. Kevin Hern of Oklahoma, Mr. Crenshaw, Mr. Meuser, Mr. Burchett, Mr. Holding, Mr. Stewart, Ms. Finkenauer, and Mrs. Axne) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Rules, and in addition to the Committee on the Budget, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned

A BILL

To ensure timely completion of the concurrent resolution on the budget and regular appropriation bills, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the No Budget, No Recess Act.

2.

Failure to complete certain budgetary actions by a date certain

Section 303 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 (2 U.S.C. 634) is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection:

(d)

Failure To adopt concurrent resolution on the budget by a date certain

(1)

If by April 15 of each calendar year, the House of Representatives and the Senate have not adopted a concurrent resolution on the budget as required by section 301(a) of the Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974, beginning on the next calendar day, and on every other calendar day thereafter until adoption of a concurrent resolution on the budget, Members shall record their presence by electronic device for purposes of establishing a quorum. In the House of Representatives, during the period described in this subsection, a motion to adjourn to a day and time certain offered pursuant to clause 4(c)(1)(B) of rule XVI of the Rules of the House of Representatives may not require the House to stand adjourned for more than one calendar day.

(2)

For the purposes of this subsection, a calendar day shall exclude Saturdays, Sundays, and legal holidays.

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3.

Completion of House action on regular appropriation bills

(a)

Recesses

Section 309 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 (2 U.S.C. 640) is amended by inserting (a) Recesses.— after 309. and by inserting or August after July.

(b)

Passage of general appropriation bills

Section 309 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 (2 U.S.C. 640) (as amended by subsection (a)) is further amended by adding at the end the following new subsection:

(b)

Passage of general appropriation bills

(1)

If by the last day of each fiscal year, the House of Representatives and the Senate have not passed each of the general appropriation bills, individually or a combination thereof, beginning on the next calendar day, and on every other calendar day thereafter until the passage of all general appropriation bills, individually or a combination thereof, Members shall record their presence by electronic device for purposes of establishing a quorum. In the House of Representatives, during the period described in this subsection, a motion to adjourn to a day and time certain offered pursuant to clause 4(c)(1)(B) of rule XVI may not require the House to stand adjourned for more than one calendar day.

(2)

For the purposes of this subsection, a calendar day shall exclude Saturdays, Sundays, and legal holidays.

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