Summary of Amendments Submitted to the Rules Committee for H.R. 444 - Require a PLAN Act of 2013

Summaries Derived from Information Provided by Sponsors

Listed in Alphabetical Order

Feb 4, 2013 2:41PM

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Buchanan (FL)


REVISED Requires the president’s supplemental unified budget to balance on or before the last year covered by the FY14 budget.

Connolly (VA)


REVISED Prohibits “additional solutions” in unified supplemental budget to include conversion of Medicare into a voucher program.

Deutch (FL)


LATE Removes Social Security from the definition of “Unified Budget.”

Ellison (MN)


Requires budgets to include estimates of their jobs and economic growth impact.

Fleming (LA)


Requires one of the additional policies presented in the supplemental budget to be an evaluation of duplicative agencies and proposals to consolidate them for cost-savings.

Huffman, Jared (CA)


LATE Requires CBO to submit a report to Congress, along with the supplemental budget, that outlines the impact of such budget cuts on the country’s Gross Domestic Product.

Jackson Lee (TX)


Establishes that it is the sense of Congress that the safety net for the most vulnerable among us, the 15.1 percent of Americans living below the poverty line which includes 21 percent of our nation’s children, must be protected in any budget negotiations.

Jackson Lee (TX)


LATE Allows the sunset of the Estate and Gift tax provisions included in the 2001 EGGTRA so that HR 8, the Fiscal Cliff bill, and the applicable exclusion amount is allowed to revert to $1 million and the rate is 55 percent, without indexing as provided for in the December 2010 tax bill.

Messer, Luke (IN)


Requires the supplemental unified budget to include the cost, per taxpayer, of the annual deficit for each year in which such budget is projected to result in a deficit.

Rigell (VA)


Requires the President to submit to Congress a legislative proposal to replace the sequestration called for in fiscal years 2013 through 2021 no later than February 15, 2013.

Scalise (LA)


LATE Mirrors the House-passed Rules package by requiring the President's budget proposal to include a category for Means-Tested Direct Spending and Nonmeans-Tested Direct Spending, including average growth for each category.

Schrader (OR), Wolf (VA), Cooper (TN), Gibson (NY)


Adds findings stating Simpson-Bowles created a balanced package of revenue and spending reforms which should form the basis for meeting the requirements of this act.

Takano, Mark (CA)


Makes changes to the Findings section, clarifying that Congress holds responsibility for passing budgets and appropriating funds.

Van Hollen, Chris (MD)


SUBSTITUTE Replaces the entire sequester for 2013 - which would cause deep cuts to domestic priorities and defense - with savings from specific policies that reflect a balanced approach to deficit reduction. 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.