H. R. 1205
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
February 13, 2019
Mrs. Murphy (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
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.
This Act may be cited as the
Keep Congress Working Act.
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:
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.
Waivers and appeals
Subsections (c)(1) and (d)(2) of section 904 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 are amended by inserting