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USHR370IntroThis resolution expresses the sense of the House of Representatives that federal employees should be applauded for their work and that their salaries and benefits should not be uniquely targeted for deficit reduction.
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2021-05-04
To House Oversight and Reform Committee
USHJR26IntroThis joint resolution proposes a constitutional amendment prohibiting total outlays for a fiscal year from exceeding total receipts for that fiscal year or 18% of the U.S. gross domestic product unless Congress authorizes the excess by a two-thirds v...
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2021-04-28
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties
USHB1868PassMakes several budgetary and technical changes to provisions under Medicare and Medicaid. The bill continues to exempt Medicare from sequestration until December 31, 2021. (Sequestration is a process of automatic, usually across-the-board spending red...
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2021-04-14
Became Public Law No: 117-7. (TXT | PDF)
USSR136IntroThis resolution recognizes that (1) large deficits are unsustainable, irresponsible, and dangerous; (2) the acceptance of Modern Monetary Theory will lead to higher deficits and higher inflation; and (3) it is the duty of the Senate to abandon the th...
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2021-03-25
To Senate Banking, Housing, And Urban Affairs Committee
USSR147IntroThis resolution recognizes that the national debt is a threat to national security and that persistent, structural deficits are unsustainable, irresponsible, and dangerous. It also commits to addressing the looming fiscal crisis faced by the United S...
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2021-03-25
To Senate Finance Committee
USHR267IntroThis resolution recognizes that (1) large deficits are unsustainable, irresponsible, and dangerous; (2) the acceptance of Modern Monetary Theory will lead to higher deficits and higher inflation; and (3) it is the duty of the House of Representatives...
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2021-03-23
To House Financial Services Committee
USHJR32IntroThis joint resolution proposes a constitutional amendment prohibiting total outlays for a fiscal year from exceeding total receipts for that fiscal year unless Congress authorizes the excess by a two-thirds roll call vote of each chamber. The prohibi...
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2021-03-19
To House Judiciary Committee
USSJR12IntroThis joint resolution proposes a constitutional amendment prohibiting the total amount of money expended by the United States during a fiscal year from exceeding total revenue received for that fiscal year, excluding revenue from the issuance of bond...
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2021-03-18
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB748IntroContinues to exempt Medicare from sequestration until the end of the public health emergency relating to COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019). (Sequestration is a process of automatic, usually across-the-board spending reductions under which bud...
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2021-03-15
To Senate Finance Committee
USHJR30IntroThis joint resolution proposes a constitutional amendment prohibiting total expenditures from exceeding total receipts for a fiscal year. The prohibition excludes expenditures for repayment of debt principal and receipts derived from borrowing. For a...
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2021-03-09
To House Judiciary Committee
USHR195IntroThis resolution directs the Clerk of the House of Representatives to place a real-time display of the gross national debt in the main hearing rooms of the House Appropriations Committee and the House Budget Committee.
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2021-03-08
To House Administration Committee
USHJR2IntroThis joint resolution proposes a constitutional amendment prohibiting total outlays for a fiscal year from exceeding total receipts for that fiscal year unless Congress authorizes the excess by a two-thirds vote of each chamber. The prohibition exclu...
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2021-03-04
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties
USHJR13IntroThis joint resolution proposes a constitutional amendment prohibiting total outlays for a fiscal year from exceeding total receipts for that fiscal year unless (1) Congress authorizes the excess by a three-fifths vote of each chamber, and (2) total o...
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2021-03-04
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties
USHJR8IntroThis joint resolution proposes a constitutional amendment prohibiting total outlays for a fiscal year from exceeding total receipts for that fiscal year unless Congress authorizes the excess by a two-thirds roll call vote of each chamber. The amendme...
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2021-03-04
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties
USHJR3IntroThis joint resolution proposes a constitutional amendment prohibiting total outlays for a fiscal year from exceeding total receipts for that fiscal year unless Congress authorizes the excess by a three-fifths roll call vote of each chamber. The prohi...
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2021-03-04
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties
USHB1383IntroTo amend the Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974 to provide for long-term debt limits, and for other purposes.
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2021-02-25
To House Rules Committee
USHB247IntroPrescribes a new requirement for any acquisition of land by the Department of the Interior or the Department of Agriculture that would result in a net increase of total land acreage under the jurisdiction of the National Park Service, the U.S. Fish a...
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2021-02-24
To House Conservation and Forestry Committee
USHB1254IntroModifies requirements with respect to the disposal of surplus and excess property by federal agencies. Among other things, the bill repeals provisions that require federal agencies to report excess property to the General Services Administration (GSA...
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2021-02-23
To House Oversight and Reform Committee
USHCR17IntroThis concurrent resolution expresses the sense of Congress that the President should do everything within his power to achieve resolution and repayment by China of the defaulted Chinese bonds held by 20,000 families in the United States.
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2021-02-18
To House Financial Services Committee
USHB1041IntroRepeals the public debt limit, which applies to most debt held by the federal government.
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2021-02-15
To House Ways And Means Committee
USHB974IntroEstablishes the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform within the legislative branch to identify policies to improve the fiscal situation in the medium term and achieve fiscal sustainability over the long term. The commission must pr...
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2021-02-11
To House Budget Committee
USHB915IntroTo amend the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 to provide for procedures to meet a target ratio of public debt to gross domestic product, and for other purposes.
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2021-02-08
To House Rules Committee
USSCR5EngrossThis concurrent resolution establishes the congressional budget for the federal government for FY2021, sets forth budgetary levels for FY2022-FY2030, and provides reconciliation instructions for legislation that increases the deficit. The resolution ...
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2021-02-05
Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 101, S. Con. Res. 5 is considered passed House. (consideration: CR H447-455)
USSB232IntroA bill to amend the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 to establish a discretionary spending limit for infrastructure spending.
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2021-02-04
To Senate Budget Committee
USHCR11EngrossThis concurrent resolution establishes the congressional budget for the federal government for FY2021, sets forth budgetary levels for FY2022-FY2030, and provides reconciliation instructions for legislation that increases the deficit. The resolution ...
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2021-02-03
Received in the Senate. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 5.
USSJR6IntroThis joint resolution proposes a constitutional amendment prohibiting total outlays for a fiscal year from exceeding total receipts for that fiscal year unless Congress authorizes the excess by a two-thirds vote of each chamber. The prohibition exclu...
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2021-02-03
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USHB638IntroRequires cost estimates prepared by the Congressional Budget Office or the Joint Committee on Taxation to include (1) the cost of servicing the public debt; and (2) a list of any federal agencies, programs, and initiatives with fragmented, overlappin...
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2021-02-01
To House Rules Committee
USSB100IntroRequires the following obligations to be granted priority over all other U.S. obligations if the public debt reaches the statutory limit: principal and interest on debt held by the public; compensation, allowances, and benefits for members of the Arm...
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2021-01-28
To Senate Finance Committee
USSB67IntroRequires each U.S. Executive Director at an international financial institution to take certain actions in support of the global response to COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019). Specifically, each U.S. Executive Director at an international fin...
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2021-01-27
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSB48IntroA bill to reduce a portion of the annual pay of Members of Congress for the failure to adopt a concurrent resolution on the budget which does not provide for a balanced budget, and for other purposes.
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2021-01-26
To Senate Homeland Security And Governmental Affairs Committee
USSJR5IntroThis joint resolution proposes a constitutional amendment prohibiting total outlays for a fiscal year from exceeding total receipts for that fiscal year or 18% of the U.S. gross domestic product unless Congress authorizes the excess by a two-thirds v...
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2021-01-22
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USHB315IntroContinues to exempt Medicare from budget sequestration orders until the end of the public health emergency relating to COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019).
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2021-01-13
To House Budget Committee
USHB75IntroCancels the automatic adjustment to the pay of Members of Congress that is based on the employment cost index if the Congressional Budget Office determines that there was a federal budget deficit in the last fiscal year.
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2021-01-04
To House Administration Committee
USHB178IntroWithholds the salaries of Members of a chamber of Congress that has not agreed to a budget resolution for FY2022 by April 15, 2021, as required by the Congressional Budget Act of 1974. Salaries are withheld from April 16, 2021, until the earlier of (...
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2021-01-04
To House Administration Committee
USHJR45Pass- (Sec. 21) Requires the Comptroller General to: (1) conduct routine investigations to identify programs, agencies, offices, and initiatives with duplicative goals and activities within Departments and governmentwide; and (2) report annually to Congr...
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2010-02-12
Became Public Law No: 111-139. (TXT | PDF)
USSCR13Engross

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- (Sec. 601) Expresses the sense of Congress on: (1) veterans' and servicemembers' health care; (2) homeland security; (3) American innovation and economic competitiveness; (4) pay parity; (5) college affordability and student loan reform; (6) Great ...
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2009-04-29
Message on Senate action sent to the House.
USHCR85Intro

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- (Sec. 601) Expresses the sense of the House of Representatives on: (1) veterans' and servicemembers' health care; (2) homeland security; (3) American innovation and economic competitiveness; (4) pay parity; (5) college affordability; (6) Great Lake...
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2009-04-02
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
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