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H.R. 1205: Keep Congress Working Act

The text of the bill below is as of Feb 13, 2019 (Introduced).


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116th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1205

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 13, 2019

(for herself and Mr. Fitzpatrick) 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 amend the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 to prohibit an adjournment for a period of more than 12 hours in the event of a lapse in appropriations.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Keep Congress Working Act.

2.

Limitation on adjournment

Section 309 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 is amended by inserting (a) July Recess.— and by adding at the end the following new subsection:

(b)

Motion To adjourn during lapses in appropriations

It shall not be in order in the House of Representatives or the Senate to adjourn for a period of more than 12 hours during any lapse in appropriations for all or part of the Government.

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3.

Waivers and appeals

Subsections (c)(1) and (d)(2) of section 904 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 are amended by inserting 309(b), after 306,.