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H.R. 242: To repeal the Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act of 2010.

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Should the government be able to create new spending without finding a corresponding spending cut?

Context

Under a law called the Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act of 2010, the cost of any new legislation must be offset by either cuts elsewhere in the federal budget or increased revenues. This reinstated rules that were previously in place from 1990 to 2002, the latter part of which was the only time in the past half-century that the government ran a surplus instead of a deficit.

It was passed in 2010 by Democrats ahead of ...

Sponsor and status

Pramila Jayapal

Sponsor. Representative for Washington's 7th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jan 4, 2019
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Introduced
Jan 4, 2019
Status

Introduced on Jan 4, 2019

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on January 4, 2019. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

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2% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)
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History

Jan 4, 2019
 
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H.R. 242 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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