Summary of Amendments Submitted to the Rules Committee for H.J. Res. 59 - Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014

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Sep 18, 2013 6:03 PM

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DeSantis (FL)


Requires Members of Congress, the President, Vice President, and political appointees to enroll in the state exchanges and prohibits them from receiving taxpayers subsidies. Prohibits staff from receiving taxpayer subsidies greater than what is available to all Americans.

Norton (DC)


Permits the District of Columbia government to obligate and expend its local funds for all of fiscal year 2014.

Pearce (NM)


Prohibit funds from being used to provide subsidies for the healthcare plans of Members of Congress and congressional staff.

Scalise (LA)


REVISED Fully defunds Obamacare and ensures that the Government can make all principle and interest payments on the national debt and ensure the full payment of Social Security benefits in the event that the debt limit is reached. The amendment adds the text of H.R. 2682, the Defund Obamacare Act of 2013, and the text of H.R. 807 (with a modification), the Full Faith and Credit Act, to the underlying continuing resolution.

Van Hollen (MD)


Funds the government until November 15, 2013 at the FY 2014 pre-sequester discretionary Budget Control Act caps that total $1.058 trillion and replaces the entire sequester – which will cause deep cuts to domestic priorities and defense for FY 2014 – with savings from specific policies that reflect a balanced approach to deficit reduction. the amendment protects our most vulnerable citizens, asks those earning over $1 million per year to contribute more, eliminates Agriculture direct payments, and cuts subsidies for large oil companies.