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Inhofe Toomey Sequester Flexibility

Inhofe Toomey Sequester Flexibility

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HEN13209 S.L.C.
113
TH
CONGRESS1
ST
S
ESSION
 
S.
 ll 
To provide for a sequester replacement.
IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
 llllllllll 
Mr. I
NHOFE
(for himself and Mr. T
OOMEY 
) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on
 llllllllll 
A BILL
To provide for a sequester replacement.
 Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa-
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tives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
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SECTION 1. SEQUESTER REPLACEMENT.
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(a) D
EFINITIONS
.—In this section—
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(1) the terms ‘‘account’’, ‘‘budgetary re-
5
sources’’, ‘‘discretionary appropriations’’, ‘‘direct
6
spending’’ and related terms have the meaning given
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such terms in section 250 of the Balanced Budget
8
and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985;
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(2) the term ‘‘joint resolution’’ means only a
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 joint resolution the matter after the resolving clause
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HEN13209 S.L.C.
of which is as follows: ‘‘That Congress disapproves
1
the cancellation of budgetary resources identified in
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the qualifying sequester replacement plan submitted
3
 by the President on
 llllll 
.’’ (the blank
4
space being appropriately filled in); and
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(3) the term ‘‘qualifying sequester replacement
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plan’’ means a plan submitted by the President—
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(A) not later than March 15, 2013; and
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(B) that proposes to permanently cancel
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$85,333,000,000 of budgetary resources avail-
10
able for fiscal year 2013 from any discretionary 
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appropriations or direct spending account, pro-
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 vided—
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(i) no more than $42,666,500,000 of 
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 budgetary resources shall be cancelled from
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defense spending (budget function 050);
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(ii) any cancellation of budgetary re-
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sources from budget function 050 shall be
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in compliance with the policies under and
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consistent with amounts authorized in the
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National Defense Authorization Act for
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Fiscal Year 2013 (Public Law 112–239);
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(iii) the cancellation of budgetary re-
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sources may not be implemented through
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changes to programs or activities contained
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HEN13209 S.L.C.
in the Internal Revenue Code, or increase
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governmental receipts, offsetting collec-
2
tions, or offsetting receipts;
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(iv) any cancellation of budgetary re-
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sources in an account that is not defense
5
spending may not be offset against an in-
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crease in another such account; and
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(v) the proposed cancellation of budg-
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etary resources shall reduce outlays by not
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less than $82,500,000,000 by the end of 
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fiscal year 2018.
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(b) P
ROPOSAL
.—Not later than March 15, 2013, the
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President shall submit to Congress a qualifying sequester
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replacement plan.
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(c) J
OINT
R
ESOLUTION OF
D
ISAPPROVAL
.—
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(1) N
O REFERRAL
.—A joint resolution shall not
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 be referred to a committee in either House of Con-
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gress and shall immediately be placed on the cal-
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endar.
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(2) M
OTION TO PROCEED
.—A motion to pro-
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ceed to a joint resolution is highly privileged in the
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House of Representatives and is privileged in the
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Senate and is not debatable. The motion is not sub-
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 ject to a motion to postpone and all points of order
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against the motion are waived. A motion to recon-
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