Amendment Text: S.Amdt.1992 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)

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                           TEXT OF AMENDMENTS

  SA 1982. Mr. JOHNSON of Wisconsin submitted an amendment intended to 
be proposed by him to the joint resolution H.J. Res. 59, making 
continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2014, and for other purposes; 
which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:

     SEC. ___. NO GOVERNMENT CONTRIBUTION TO THE HEALTH BENEFITS 
                   OF MEMBERS OF CONGRESS AND THEIR STAFFS.

       None of the funds made available under this joint 
     resolution may be used to make a Government contribution 
     relating to enrollment in a health plan pursuant to section 
     1312(d)(3)(D) of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care 
     Act (42 U.S.C. 18032(d)(3)(D)), as such Government 
     contributions are not authorized under that Act.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 1983. Mr. VITTER submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the joint resolution H.J. Res. 59, making continuing 
appropriations for fiscal year 2014, and for other purposes; which was 
ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:

     SEC. ___. PROHIBITION ON USE OF FUNDS FOR CERTAIN GOVERNMENT 
                   HEALTH INSURANCE CONTRIBUTIONS.

       (a) In General.--No Federal funds in this resolution shall 
     be made available for any government contribution provided 
     for under section 8906 of title 5, United States Code, with 
     respect to--
       (1) a Member of Congress;
       (2) Congressional staff (including all full- time and part-
     time employees employed by the official office of a Member of 
     Congress (whether in Washington, DC or outside of Washington, 
     DC), a standing, select or joint committee of Congress, or a 
     leadership office of the House of Representatives or the 
     Senate;
       (3) the President;
       (4) the Vice President; or
       (5) a political appointee.
       (b) Political Appointee.--In this section, the term 
     ``political appointee'' means any individual who--
       (1) is employed in a position described under sections 5312 
     through 5316 of title 5, United States Code, (relating to the 
     Executive Schedule);
       (2) is a limited term appointee, limited emergency 
     appointee, or noncareer appointee in the Senior Executive 
     Service, as defined under paragraphs (5), (6), and (7), 
     respectively, of section 3132(a) of title 5, United States 
     Code; or
       (3) is employed in a position in the executive branch of 
     the Government of a confidential or policy-determining 
     character under schedule C of subpart C of part 213 of title 
     5 of the Code of Federal Regulations.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 1984. Mr. ENZI submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the joint resolution H.J. Res. 59, making continuing 
appropriations for fiscal year 2014, and for other purposes; which was 
ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:

                   TITLE __--BIENNIAL APPROPRIATIONS

     SEC. _01. SHORT TITLE.

       This title may be cited as the ``Biennial Appropriations 
     Act''.

     SEC. _02. REVISION OF TIMETABLE.

       Section 300 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 (2 
     U.S.C. 631) is amended to read as follows:


                              ``timetable

       ``Sec. 300.  (a) Timetable.--
       ``(1) In general.--The timetable with respect to the 
     congressional budget process for any fiscal year is as 
     follows:


``On or before:                           Action to be completed:
First Monday in February................  President submits his budget.
February 15.............................  Congressional Budget Office submits report to Budget Committees.
Not later than 6 weeks after President    Committees submit views and estimates to Budget Committees.
 submits budget.
April 1.................................  Budget Committees report concurrent resolution on the budget.
April 15................................  Congress completes action on concurrent resolution on the budget.
May 15..................................  Biennial appropriation bills and the defense appropriation bill may be
                                           considered in the House as provided in subsection (b).
June 10.................................  House Appropriations Committee reports last appropriation bill.
June 15.................................  Congress completes action on reconciliation legislation.
June 30.................................  House completes action on appropriation bills.
August 1................................  Congress completes action on appropriation bills.
October 1...............................  Fiscal year begins.
 

       ``(2) Special rule.--In the case of any first session of 
     Congress that begins in any year immediately following a leap 
     year and during which the term of a President (except a 
     President who succeeds himself or herself) begins, the 
     following dates shall supersede those set forth in subsection 
     (a):


                                                 ``First Session
``On or before:                           Action to be completed:
First Monday in April...................  President submits his budget.
April 15................................  Congressional Budget Office submits report to Budget Committees.
April 20................................  Committees submit views and estimates to Budget Committees.
May 15..................................  Budget Committees report concurrent resolution on the biennial budget.
June 1..................................  Congress completes action on concurrent resolution on the biennial
                                           budget.
July 1..................................  Biennial appropriation bills may be considered in the House.
July 20.................................  Biennial appropriation bills and the defense appropriation bill may be
                                           considered in the House as provided in subsection (b).
August 1................................  Congress completes action on biennial appropriations bills and
                                           reconciliation legislation.
October 1...............................  Biennium begins.
 


       ``(b) Biennial Appropriation Bills and Defense 
     Appropriation Bill.--Appropriation bills shall be enacted as 
     follows:
       ``(1) Odd-numbered years.--In odd-numbered years Congress 
     shall consider pursuant to the budget process in this title 
     and enact--
       ``(A) an annual defense appropriation bill; and
       ``(B) biennial appropriation bills for--
       ``(i) Agriculture;
       ``(ii) Transportation, HUD;
       ``(iii) Interior, Environment;
       ``(iv) Labor, HHS, Education; and
       ``(v) Military Construction, Veterans Affairs.
       ``(2) Even-numbered years.--In even-numbered years Congress 
     shall consider pursuant to the budget process in this title 
     and enact--

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       ``(A) an annual defense appropriation bill; and
       ``(B) biennial appropriation bills for--
       ``(i) Commerce, Justice, Science;
       ``(ii) Energy and Water;
       ``(iii) Homeland Security;
       ``(iv) Financial Services;
       ``(v) Legislative Branch; and
       ``(vi) State-Foreign Operations.''.

     SEC. _03. AMENDMENTS TO THE CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET AND 
                   IMPOUNDMENT CONTROL ACT OF 1974.

       (a) Definitions.--Section 3 of such Act (2 U.S.C. 622) is 
     further amended by adding at the end the following new 
     paragraph:
       ``(11) The term `biennium' means the period of 2 
     consecutive fiscal years beginning on October 1.''.
       (b) Committee Allocations.--Section 302 of such Act (2 
     U.S.C. 633) is amended--
       (1) in subsection (a)(1), by--
       (A) inserting after ``for the first fiscal year of the 
     resolution,'' the following: ``and for appropriations for 
     each fiscal year in the biennium and for the first fiscal 
     year of the resolution for defense,'';
       (B) striking ``for that period of fiscal years'' and 
     inserting ``for all fiscal years covered by the resolution''; 
     and
       (C) inserting after ``for the fiscal year of that 
     resolution'' the following: ``for defense and for each fiscal 
     year in the biennium'';
       (2) in subsection (b), by inserting after ``budget year'' 
     the following: ``for defense and the biennium''; and
       (3) in subsection (f)(2)(A), by--
       (A) inserting after ``the first fiscal year'' and inserting 
     ``or each fiscal year of the biennium''; and
       (B) striking ``the total of fiscal years'' and inserting 
     ``the total of all fiscal years covered by the resolution''.

     SEC. _04. AMENDMENTS TO TITLE 31, UNITED STATES CODE.

       (a) Definition.--Section 1101 of title 31, United States 
     Code, is amended by adding at the end thereof the following 
     new paragraph:
       ``(3) `biennium' has the meaning given to such term in 
     paragraph (11) of section 3 of the Congressional Budget and 
     Impoundment Control Act of 1974 (2 U.S.C. 622(11)).''.
       (b) Budget Contents and Submission to the Congress.--
       (1) Expenditures.--Section 1105(a)(5) of title 31, United 
     States Code, is amended by striking ``the fiscal year for 
     which the budget is submitted and the 4 fiscal years after 
     that year'' and inserting ``each fiscal year in the biennium 
     for which the budget is submitted and in the succeeding 4 
     fiscal years''.
       (2) Receipts.--Section 1105(a)(6) of title 31, United 
     States Code, is amended by striking ``the fiscal year for 
     which the budget is submitted and the 4 fiscal years after 
     that year'' and inserting ``each fiscal year in the biennium 
     for which the budget is submitted and in the succeeding 4 
     years''.
       (3) Balance statements.--Section 1105(a)(9)(C) of title 31, 
     United States Code, is amended by striking ``the fiscal 
     year'' and inserting ``each fiscal year in the biennium''.
       (4) Functions and activities.--Section 1105(a)(12) of title 
     31, United States Code, is amended in subparagraph (A), by 
     striking ``the fiscal year'' and inserting ``each fiscal year 
     in the biennium''.
       (5) Allowances.--Section 1105(a)(13) of title 31, United 
     States Code, is amended by striking ``the fiscal year'' and 
     inserting ``each fiscal year in the biennium''.
       (6) Allowances for uncontrolled expenditures.--Section 
     1105(a)(14) of title 31, United States Code, is amended by 
     striking ``that year'' and inserting ``each fiscal year in 
     the biennium for which the budget is submitted''.
       (7) Tax expenditures.--Section 1105(a)(16) of title 31, 
     United States Code, is amended by striking ``the fiscal 
     year'' and inserting ``each fiscal year in the biennium''.
       (8) Future years.--Section 1105(a)(17) of title 31, United 
     States Code, is amended--
       (A) by striking ``the fiscal year following the fiscal 
     year'' and inserting ``each fiscal year in the biennium 
     following the biennium'';
       (B) by striking ``that following fiscal year'' and 
     inserting ``each such fiscal year''; and
       (C) by striking ``fiscal year before the fiscal year'' and 
     inserting ``biennium before the biennium''.
       (9) Prior year outlays.--Section 1105(a)(18) of title 31, 
     United States Code, is amended--
       (A) by striking ``the prior fiscal year'' and inserting 
     ``each of the 2 most recently completed fiscal years,'';
       (B) by striking ``for that year'' and inserting ``with 
     respect to those fiscal years''; and
       (C) by striking ``in that year'' and inserting ``in those 
     fiscal years''.
       (10) Prior year receipts.--Section 1105(a)(19) of title 31, 
     United States Code, is amended--
       (A) by striking ``the prior fiscal year'' and inserting 
     ``each of the 2 most recently completed fiscal years'';
       (B) by striking ``for that year'' and inserting ``with 
     respect to those fiscal years''; and
       (C) by striking ``in that year'' each place it appears and 
     inserting ``in those fiscal years''.
       (c) Estimated Expenditures of Legislative and Judicial 
     Branches.--Section 1105(b) of title 31, United States Code, 
     is amended by striking ``each year'' and inserting ``each 
     even-numbered year''.
       (d) Recommendations To Meet Estimated Deficiencies.--
     Section 1105(c) of title 31, United States Code, is amended--
       (1) by striking ``the fiscal year for'' the first place it 
     appears and inserting ``each fiscal year in the biennium 
     for'';
       (2) by striking ``the fiscal year for'' the second place it 
     appears and inserting ``each fiscal year of the biennium, as 
     the case may be, for''; and
       (3) by striking ``for that year'' and inserting ``for each 
     fiscal year of the biennium''.
       (e) Capital Investment Analysis.--Section 1105(e)(1) of 
     title 31, United States Code, is amended by striking 
     ``ensuing fiscal year'' and inserting ``biennium to which 
     such budget relates''.

     SEC. _05. TWO-YEAR APPROPRIATIONS; TITLE AND STYLE OF 
                   APPROPRIATIONS ACTS.

       Section 105 of title 1, United States Code, is amended to 
     read as follows:

     ``Sec. 105. Title and style of appropriations Acts

       ``(a) In General.--
       ``(1) Nondefense.--Except as provided in paragraph (2), the 
     style and title of all Acts making appropriations for the 
     support of the Government shall be as follows: `An Act making 
     appropriations (here insert the object) for each fiscal year 
     in the biennium of fiscal years (here insert the fiscal years 
     of the biennium).'.
       ``(2) Defense.--The style and title of Acts making 
     appropriations for the support of defense shall be as 
     follows: `An Act making appropriations for defense for fiscal 
     year (here insert the fiscal year).'.
       ``(3) Amounts.--All Acts making regular appropriations for 
     the support of the Government shall specify the amount of 
     appropriations provided for each fiscal year in such period.
       ``(b) Definitions.--In this section--
       ``(1) the term `biennium' has the same meaning as in 
     section 3(11) of the Congressional Budget and Impoundment 
     Control Act of 1974 (2 U.S.C. 622(11)); and
       ``(2) Acts described in subsection (a)(1) shall be 
     considered as provided in section 300(b) of the Congressional 
     Budget Act of 1974 (2 U.S.C. 631(b)).''.

     SEC. _06. MULTIYEAR AUTHORIZATIONS.

       (a) In General.--Title III of the Congressional Budget Act 
     of 1974 is amended by adding at the end the following new 
     section:


                   ``authorizations of appropriations

       ``Sec. 316.  (a) Point of Order.--It shall not be in order 
     in the House of Representatives or the Senate to consider--
       ``(1) any bill, joint resolution, amendment, motion, or 
     conference report that authorizes appropriations for a period 
     of less than 2 fiscal years, unless the program, project, or 
     activity for which the appropriations are authorized will 
     require no further appropriations and will be completed or 
     terminated after the appropriations have been expended; and
       ``(2) in any odd-numbered year, any authorization or 
     revenue bill or joint resolution until Congress completes 
     action on the biennial budget resolution, all regular 
     biennial appropriations bills, and all reconciliation bills.
       ``(b) Applicability.--In the Senate, subsection (a) shall 
     not apply to--
       ``(1) defense;
       ``(2) any measure that is privileged for consideration 
     pursuant to a rule or statute;
       ``(3) any matter considered in Executive Session; or
       ``(4) an appropriations measure or reconciliation bill.''.
       (b) Amendment to Table of Contents.--The table of contents 
     set forth in section 1(b) of the Congressional Budget and 
     Impoundment Control Act of 1974 is amended by adding after 
     the item relating to section 315 the following new item:

``Sec. 316. Authorizations of appropriations.''.

     SEC. _07. CONGRESSIONAL OVERSIGHT.

       (a) In General.--In each year that the activities of an 
     agency are not required to be funded pursuant to section 
     300(b) of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, the committee 
     of the House and the Senate with legislative jurisdiction 
     over that agency shall hold a joint oversight hearing with 
     the corresponding subcommittee of the Committee on 
     Appropriations of their respective House with jurisdiction 
     over the agency.
       (b) Hearing.--The hearing required by subsection (a) shall 
     review--
       (1) the mission of the agency;
       (2) the impact of biennial budgeting on agency efficiency;
       (3) the cost savings associated with biennial budgeting;
       (4) new programs created in the off year of the agency 
     budget; and
       (5) programs that were terminated in the off year of the 
     agency budget.

     SEC. _08. REPORT ON TWO-YEAR FISCAL PERIOD.

       Not later than 180 days after the date of enactment of this 
     title, the Director of OMB shall--
       (1) determine the impact and feasibility of changing the 
     definition of a fiscal year and the budget process based on 
     that definition to a 2-year fiscal period with a biennial 
     budget process based on the 2-year period; and
       (2) report the findings of the study to the Committees on 
     the Budget of the House of Representatives and the Senate.

     SEC. _09. EFFECTIVE DATE.

       Except as provided in section 7, this title and the 
     amendments made by this title shall take effect on January 1, 
     2015, and shall apply to budget resolutions and 
     appropriations for the biennium beginning with fiscal year 
     2016.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 1985. Mr. ENZI (for himself, Mr. Paul, Mr. Barrasso, Mr. Isakson, 
Mr.

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Risch, Mr. Rubio, and Mr. Vitter) submitted an amendment intended to be 
proposed by him to the joint resolution H.J. Res. 59, making continuing 
appropriations for fiscal year 2014, and for other purposes; which was 
ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:

                TITLE __--ONE PERCENT SPENDING REDUCTION

     SEC. _01. SHORT TITLE.

       This title may be cited as the ``One Percent Spending 
     Reduction Act of 2013''.

     SEC. _02. CONGRESSIONAL FINDINGS AND PURPOSE.

       (a) Findings.--The Congress finds the following:
       (1) The fiscal crisis faced by the Federal Government 
     demands immediate action.
       (2) The dramatic growth in spending and debt in recent 
     years threatens our economic and national security:
       (A) Federal spending has grown from 18 percent of GDP in 
     2001 to nearly 23 percent of GDP in 2012.
       (B) Total Federal debt exceeds $16,000,000,000,000 and is 
     projected to increase each year over the next 10 years.
       (C) Without action, the Federal Government will continue to 
     run massive deficits in the next decade and total Federal 
     debt will rise to approximately $25,000,000,000,000 by 2023.
       (D) Interest payments on this debt will soon rise to the 
     point where balancing the budget as a matter of policy is 
     beyond the reach of Congress.
       (3) Due to recent tax hikes, Federal revenues are scheduled 
     to rise to approximately 19 percent of GDP, a full percentage 
     point above the average of about 18 percent of GDP over the 
     past 40 years.
       (4) Absent reform, the growth of Social Security, Medicare, 
     Medicaid, and other health-related spending will overwhelm 
     all other Federal programs and consume all projected tax 
     revenues.
       (b) Purpose.--The purpose of this title is to address the 
     fiscal crisis by--
       (1) acting quickly to balance the Federal budget and 
     eliminate the parade of deficits and ballooning interest 
     payments;
       (2) achieving balance by reducing spending one percent per 
     year until spending equals projected long-term revenues; and
       (3) reforming entitlement programs to ensure long-term 
     fiscal stability and balance.

     SEC. _03. ESTABLISHMENT AND ENFORCEMENT OF SPENDING CAPS.

       (a) Outlay Caps.--The Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit 
     Control Act of 1985 is amended by inserting after section 253 
     the following new section:

     ``SEC. 253A. ESTABLISHING OUTLAY CAPS.

       ``(a) Outlay Caps.--In this section, the term `outlay cap' 
     means:
       ``(1) Fiscal year 2014.--For fiscal year 2014, the 
     aggregate outlays (less net interest payments) for fiscal 
     year 2014 shall be $3,233,000,000,000, less one percent.
       ``(2) Fiscal year 2015.--For fiscal year 2015, the 
     aggregate outlays (less net interest payments) for fiscal 
     year 2015 shall be the amount computed under paragraph (1), 
     less one percent.
       ``(3) Fiscal year 2016 and subsequent fiscal years.--(A) 
     For fiscal year 2016 and each subsequent fiscal year, the 
     aggregate outlays shall be 19 percent of the gross domestic 
     product for that fiscal year as estimated by OMB prior to 
     March of the previous fiscal year.
       ``(B) Notwithstanding paragraph (A), for any fiscal year 
     beginning with fiscal year 2017, the aggregate projected 
     outlays may not be less than the aggregate projected outlays 
     for the preceding fiscal year.
       ``(b) Sequestration.--
       ``(1) In general.--
       ``(A) Excess spending.--Not later than 45 calendar days 
     after the beginning of a fiscal year, OMB shall conduct a 
     sequestration to eliminate the excess outlay amount.
       ``(B) Definitions.--
       ``(i) For fiscal years 2014 and 2015 and for purposes of 
     this subsection, the term `excess outlay amount' means the 
     amount by which total projected Federal outlays (less net 
     interest payments) for a fiscal year exceeds the outlay cap 
     for that fiscal year.
       ``(ii) For fiscal year 2016 and in subsequent fiscal years 
     and for purposes of this subsection, the term `excess outlay 
     amount' means the amount by which total projected Federal 
     outlays for a fiscal year exceeds the outlay cap for that 
     fiscal year.
       ``(2) Sequestration.--
       ``(A) On August 15 of each year, CBO shall issue a 
     sequestration preview report as described in section 
     254(c)(4).
       ``(B) On August 20 of each year, OMB shall issue a 
     sequestration preview report as described in section 
     254(c)(4).
       ``(C) On October 31 of each year, OMB shall issue its final 
     sequestration report as described in section 254(f)(3). It 
     shall be accompanied by a Presidential order detailing 
     uniform spending reductions equal to the excess outlay amount 
     as defined in this section.
       ``(D) The reductions shall generally follow the process set 
     forth in sections 253 and 254, except as provided in this 
     section.
       ``(3) Congressional action.--If the August 20 OMB report 
     projects a sequestration, the Committees on Budget of the 
     Senate and House of Representatives may report a resolution 
     directing their committees to change the existing law to 
     achieve the spending reductions outlined in the August 20 
     report necessary to meet the outlay limits.
       ``(c) No Exempt Programs.--Section 255 and section 256 
     shall not apply to this section, except that payments for net 
     interest (budget function 900) shall be exempt from the 
     spending reductions under sequestration.
       ``(d) Look Back.--If, after November 14, a bill resulting 
     in outlays for the fiscal year in progress is enacted that 
     causes excess outlays, the excess outlay amount for the next 
     fiscal year shall be increased by the amount or amounts of 
     that breach.''.
       (b) Conforming Amendments to BBEDCA.--
       (1) Sequestration preview reports.--Section 254(c)(4) of 
     the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 
     is amended to read as follows:
       ``(4) Outlay cap sequestration reports.--The preview 
     reports shall set forth for the budget year estimates for the 
     following:
       ``(A)(i) For each of budget years 2014 and 2015: the 
     aggregate projected outlays (less net interest payments), 
     less one percent.
       ``(ii) For budget year 2016 and each subsequent budget 
     year: the estimated gross domestic product (GDP) for that 
     budget year.
       ``(B) The amount of reductions required under section 253A.
       ``(C) The sequestration percentage necessary to achieve the 
     required reduction under section 253A.''.
       (2) Final sequestration reports.--Section 254(f) of the 
     Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 is 
     amended by inserting at the end the following:
       ``(6) Outlay caps sequestration reports.--The final reports 
     shall contain all the information required in the outlay cap 
     sequestration preview reports. In addition, these reports 
     shall contain, for the budget year, for each account to be 
     sequestered, estimates of the baseline level of sequestrable 
     budgetary resources and resulting outlays and the amount of 
     budgetary sources to be sequestered and result in outlay 
     reductions. The reports shall also contain estimates of the 
     effects on outlays on the sequestration of each outyear for 
     direct spending programs.''.
       (c) Enforcement.--Title III of the Congressional Budget Act 
     of 1974 is amended by adding after section 315 the following:

     ``SEC. 316. ENFORCEMENT PROCEDURES.

       ``(a) Outlay Caps.--It shall not be in order in the House 
     of Representatives or the Senate to consider any bill, joint 
     resolution, amendment, or conference report that includes any 
     provision that would cause the most recently reported, 
     current outlay cap set forth in section 253A of the Balanced 
     Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 to be 
     breached.
       ``(b) Waiver or Suspension.--
       ``(1) In the senate.--The provisions of this section may be 
     waived or suspended in the Senate only by the affirmative 
     vote of two-thirds of the Members, duly chosen and sworn.
       ``(2) In the house.--The provisions of this section may be 
     waived or suspended in the House of Representatives only by a 
     rule or order proposing only to waive such provisions by an 
     affirmative vote of two-thirds of the Members, duly chosen 
     and sworn.
       ``(c) Point of Order Protection.--In the House, it shall 
     not be in order to consider a rule or order that waives the 
     application of paragraph (2) of subsection (b).
       ``(d) Motion To Suspend.--It shall not be in order for the 
     Speaker to entertain a motion to suspend the application of 
     this section under clause 1 of rule XV.''.

     SEC. _04. CONFORMING AMENDMENTS.

       The table of contents set forth in--
       (1) section 1(b) of the Congressional Budget and 
     Impoundment Control Act of 1974 is amended by inserting after 
     the item relating to section 315 the following new item:

``Sec. 316. Enforcement procedures.'';

     and
       (2) section 250(a) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency 
     Deficit Control Act of 1985 is amended by inserting after the 
     item relating to section 253 the following new item:

``Sec. 253A. Establishing outlay caps.''.

     SEC. _05. EFFECTIVE DATE.

       This title and the amendments made by it shall apply to 
     fiscal year 2014 and subsequent fiscal years, including any 
     reports and calculations required for implementation in 
     fiscal year 2014.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 1986. Mr. ENZI submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the joint resolution H.J. Res. 59, making continuing 
appropriations for fiscal year 2014, and for other purposes; which was 
ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:

     SEC. _____. EFFECT OF OMB REPORT WITH RESPECT TO THE STANDARD 
                   SETTING BODY.

       The Office of Management and Budget determination with 
     respect to the Standard Setting Body (527-00-5377) pursuant 
     to section 302 of Public Law 112-25 shall have no force or 
     effect.
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  SA 1987. Mr. PORTMAN submitted an amendment intended to be proposed 
by him to the joint resolution H.J. Res. 59, making continuing 
appropriations for fiscal year 2014, and for other purposes; which was 
ordered to lie on the table; as follows:


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       At the appropriate place, insert the following:

     SEC. _____. END GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWNS ACT.

       (a) Short Title.--This section may be cited as the ``End 
     Government Shutdowns Act''.
       (b) Automatic Continuing Appropriations.--
       (1) In general.--Chapter 13 of title 31, United States 
     Code, is amended by inserting after section 1310 the 
     following new section:

     ``Sec. 1311. Continuing appropriations

       ``(a)(1) If any appropriation measure for a fiscal year is 
     not enacted before the beginning of such fiscal year or a 
     joint resolution making continuing appropriations is not in 
     effect, there are appropriated such sums as may be necessary 
     to continue any program, project, or activity for which funds 
     were provided in the preceding fiscal year--
       ``(A) in the corresponding appropriation Act for such 
     preceding fiscal year, taking into account any sequestration 
     that was implemented; or
       ``(B) if the corresponding appropriation bill for such 
     preceding fiscal year did not become law, then in a joint 
     resolution making continuing appropriations for such 
     preceding fiscal year, taking into account any sequestration 
     that was implemented.
       ``(2) Appropriations and funds made available, and 
     authority granted, for a program, project, or activity for 
     any fiscal year pursuant to this section shall be at a rate 
     of operations not in excess of the lower of--
       ``(A) 100 percent of the rate of operations provided for in 
     the regular appropriation Act providing for such program, 
     project, or activity for the preceding fiscal year, taking 
     into account any sequestration that was implemented;
       ``(B) in the absence of such an Act, 100 percent of the 
     rate of operations provided for such program, project, or 
     activity pursuant to a joint resolution making continuing 
     appropriations for such preceding fiscal year, taking into 
     account any sequestration that was implemented; or
       ``(C) 100 percent of the annualized rate of operations 
     provided for in the most recently enacted joint resolution 
     making continuing appropriations for part of that fiscal year 
     or any funding levels established under the provisions of 
     this Act;

     for the period of 120 days. After the first 120 day period 
     during which this subsection is in effect for that fiscal 
     year, the applicable rate of operations shall be reduced by 1 
     percentage point. For each subsequent 90 day period during 
     which this subsection is in effect for that fiscal year, the 
     applicable rate of operations shall be reduced by 1 
     percentage point. The 90-day period reductions shall continue 
     beyond the last day of that fiscal year until the new 
     appropriation has been enacted.
       ``(3) Appropriations and funds made available, and 
     authority granted, for any fiscal year pursuant to this 
     section for a program, project, or activity shall be 
     available for the period beginning with the first day of a 
     lapse in appropriations and ending with the date on which the 
     applicable regular appropriation bill for such fiscal year 
     becomes law (whether or not such law provides for such 
     program, project, or activity) or a continuing resolution 
     making appropriations becomes law, as the case may be.
       ``(b) An appropriation or funds made available, or 
     authority granted, for a program, project, or activity for 
     any fiscal year pursuant to this section shall be subject to 
     the terms and conditions imposed with respect to the 
     appropriation made or funds made available for the preceding 
     fiscal year, or authority granted for such program, project, 
     or activity under current law.
       ``(c) Expenditures made for a program, project, or activity 
     for any fiscal year pursuant to this section shall be charged 
     to the applicable appropriation, fund, or authorization 
     whenever a regular appropriation bill or a joint resolution 
     making continuing appropriations until the end of a fiscal 
     year providing for such program, project, or activity for 
     such period becomes law.
       ``(d) This section shall not apply to a program, project, 
     or activity during a fiscal year if any other provision of 
     law (other than an authorization of appropriations)--
       ``(1) makes an appropriation, makes funds available, or 
     grants authority for such program, project, or activity to 
     continue for such period; or
       ``(2) specifically provides that no appropriation shall be 
     made, no funds shall be made available, or no authority shall 
     be granted for such program, project, or activity to continue 
     for such period.''.
       (2) Clerical amendment.--The table of sections of chapter 
     13 of title 31, United States Code, is amended by inserting 
     after the item relating to section 1310 the following new 
     item:

``1311. Continuing appropriations.''.

       (c) Construction.--Nothing in this section or an amendment 
     made by this section shall be construed to replace any 
     directions in statute relating to sequestration that are in 
     effect on the date of enactment of this Act.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 1988. Mr. ISAKSON submitted an amendment intended to be proposed 
by him to the joint resolution H.J. Res. 59, making continuing 
appropriations for fiscal year 2014, and for other purposes; which was 
ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end, add the following:

     SEC. ___. HIGHLY QUALIFIED TEACHERS.

       Section 163 of the Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011 
     (Public Law 111-242), as amended by Public Law 111-322 and 
     Public Law 112-175, is further amended in subsection (b), by 
     striking ``2013-2014'' and inserting ``2015-2016''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 1989. Mr. COBURN submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the joint resolution H.J. Res. 59, making continuing 
appropriations for fiscal year 2014, and for other purposes; which was 
ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:

     SEC. __. CONDITIONING PROVISION OF PREMIUM AND COST-SHARING 
                   SUBSIDIES UNDER THE PATIENT PROTECTION AND 
                   AFFORDABLE CARE ACT UPON CERTIFICATION THAT A 
                   PROGRAM TO VERIFY HOUSEHOLD INCOME AND OTHER 
                   QUALIFICATIONS FOR THOSE SUBSIDIES IS 
                   OPERATIONAL.

       Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no premium tax 
     credits shall be permitted under section 36B of the Internal 
     Revenue Code of 1986 and no reductions in cost-sharing shall 
     be permitted under section 1402 of the Patient Protection and 
     Affordable Care Act (42 U.S.C. 18071) prior to the date on 
     which the Inspector General of the Department of Health and 
     Human Services certifies to Congress that there is in place a 
     program that successfully and consistently verifies, 
     consistent with section 1411 of such Act (42 U.S.C. 18081), 
     the household income and coverage requirements of individuals 
     applying for such credits and cost-sharing reduction 
     reductions.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 1990. Mr. UDALL of Colorado (for himself and Mr. Bennet) submitted 
an amendment intended to be proposed by him to the joint resolution 
H.J. Res. 59, making continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2014, 
and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as 
follows:

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:
       Sec. ____.  Chapter 9 of title X of division A of the 
     Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, 2013 (Public Law 113-2; 
     127 Stat. 34) is amended in the second proviso of the matter 
     under the heading ``emergency relief program'' under the 
     heading ``federal-aid highways'' under the heading ``Federal 
     Highway Administration'' by inserting ``or in calendar year 
     2013 in the State of Colorado by flooding: Provided further, 
     That such amount is designated by Congress as being for 
     emergency requirements pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of 
     the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 
     (2 U.S.C. 901(b)(2)(A)(i))'' after ``Sandy''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 1991. Mr. McCAIN submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the joint resolution H.J. Res. 59, making continuing 
appropriations for fiscal year 2014, and for other purposes; which was 
ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:
       Sec. __. (a) Chapter 32 of the Internal Revenue Code of 
     1986 is amended by striking subchapter E.
       (b) Subsection (a) of section 4221 of such Code is amended 
     by striking the last sentence.
       (c) Paragraph (2) of section 6416(b) of such Code is 
     amended by striking the last sentence.
       (d) The table of subchapters for chapter 32 of such Code is 
     amended by striking the item relating to subchapter E.
       (e) The amendments made by this section shall apply to 
     sales after December 31, 2013.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 1992. Mr. PAUL (for himself, Mr. Cornyn, Mr. Coburn, and Mr. Burr) 
submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him to the joint 
resolution H.J. Res. 59, making continuing appropriations for fiscal 
year 2014, and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the 
table; as follows:

       At the appropriate place, add the following:

     SEC. ----. PARTICIPATION OF FEDERAL EMPLOYEES IN QUALIFIED 
                   HEALTH PLANS OFFERED THROUGH EXCHANGES.

       (a) In General.--Section 1312(d)(3)(D) of the Patient 
     Protection and Affordable Care Act (42 U.S.C. 18032(d)(3)(D)) 
     is amended to read as follows:
       ``(D) No fehbp eligibility for federal employees.--
       ``(i) Definitions.--In this subparagraph--

       ``(I) the terms `annuitant', `member of family', and 
     `former spouse' have the meanings given those terms under 
     section 8901 of title 5, United States Code; and
       ``(II) the term `Federal employee'--

       ``(aa) has the meaning given the term `employee' under 
     section 8901 of title 5, United States Code; and
       ``(bb) includes an officer or employee of the United States 
     Postal Service or the Postal Regulatory Commission.
       ``(ii) Participation in qualified health plans.--
     Notwithstanding chapter 89 of title 5, United States Code, or 
     any other provision of this title, on and after January 1, 
     2014--

       ``(I) a Federal employee shall be treated as a qualified 
     individual eligible to enroll in a

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     qualified health plan offered through an Exchange in the 
     State in which the Federal employee resides; and
       ``(II) a Federal employee and a member of the family or 
     former spouse of a Federal employee shall not be eligible to 
     be enrolled (other than as an annuitant or a member of the 
     family or former spouse of an annuitant) in a health benefits 
     plan under chapter 89 of title 5, United States Code.

       ``(iii) Administration.--

       ``(I) In general.--The Director of the Office of Personnel 
     Management, in cooperation with the Secretary, other 
     appropriate Federal officials, Exchanges, and health plans, 
     shall establish procedures to carry out this subparagraph.
       ``(II) No government contribution.--For an individual 
     enrolled in a qualified health plan under this subparagraph, 
     the Government may not make a contribution under chapter 89 
     of title 5, United States Code, with respect to such 
     enrollment.''.

       (b) Technical and Conforming Amendments.--Chapter 89 of 
     title 5, United States Code, is amended--
       (1) in section 8905--
       (A) in subsection (a), by striking ``An employee'' and 
     inserting ``Except as provided in section 8915, an 
     employee'';
       (B) in subsection (b)--
       (i) by striking ``(b) An annuitant'' and all that follows 
     through the end of paragraph (2) and inserting the following:
       ``(b) An annuitant--
       ``(1) who--
       ``(A) at the time he becomes an annuitant was enrolled in a 
     health benefits plan under this chapter as an employee or 
     enrolled in a qualified health plan under section 
     1312(d)(3)(D) of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care 
     Act (42 U.S.C. 18032(d)(3)(D)) for a total period of not less 
     than--
       ``(i) the 5 years of service immediately before retirement;
       ``(ii) the full period or periods of service between the 
     last day of the first period, as prescribed by regulations of 
     the Office of Personnel Management, in which he is eligible 
     to enroll in the plan and the date on which he becomes an 
     annuitant; or
       ``(iii) the full period or periods of service beginning 
     with the enrollment which became effective before January 1, 
     1965, and ending with the date on which he becomes an 
     annuitant;
     whichever is shortest; and
       ``(B) if the annuitant becomes an annuitant on or after 
     January 1, 2014, was enrolled in a health benefits plan under 
     this chapter on December 31, 2013;
       ``(2) who is a member of the family of an employee who--
       ``(A) is enrolled in a qualified health plan under section 
     1312(d)(3)(D) of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care 
     Act (42 U.S.C. 18032(d)(3)(D)); and
       ``(B) was enrolled in a health benefits plan under this 
     chapter on December 31, 2013; or
       ``(3) who at the time he becomes an annuitant was enrolled 
     in a health benefits plan under this chapter as a member of 
     the family of an employee or an annuitant;''; and
       (ii) in the matter following paragraph (2), by striking 
     ``may continue his enrollment'' and inserting ``may enroll in 
     a health benefits plan under this chapter'';
       (C) in subsection (c)(1), in the matter preceding 
     subparagraph (A), by inserting ``of an individual who is 
     entitled, on the date of the dissolution of the marriage, to 
     enroll in a health benefits plan under this chapter'' after 
     ``A former spouse''; and
       (D) in subsection (h)(1), by inserting ``who is otherwise 
     eligible to enroll in a health benefits plan under this 
     chapter and'' after ``An unenrolled employee'';
       (2) in section 8905a(b)(1)--
       (A) in subparagraph (A), by striking ``and'' at the end;
       (B) by redesignating subparagraph (B) as subparagraph (C); 
     and
       (C) by inserting after subparagraph (A) the following:
       ``(B) on the date on which the employee is separated from 
     service, is eligible to enroll in a health benefits plan 
     under this chapter; and'';
       (3) by adding at the end the following:

     ``Sec. 8915. Termination of employee eligibility

       ``Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, on 
     and after January 1 2014--
       ``(1) an employee and a member of the family and a former 
     spouse of an employee shall not be eligible to enroll in a 
     health benefits plan under this chapter based on the status 
     of the employee as an employee; and
       ``(2) no Government contribution for health benefits under 
     this chapter shall be made on behalf of an employee or a 
     member of the family or a former spouse of an employee.''; 
     and
       (4) in the table of sections, by adding at the end the 
     following:

``8915. Termination of employee eligibility.''.

       (c) Rules of Construction.--Nothing in this Act or an 
     amendment made by this Act shall be construed to limit the 
     eligibility of an individual for the Medicare program under 
     title XVIII of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395 et 
     seq.) or the TRICARE program under chapter 55 of title 10, 
     United States Code.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 1993. Mrs. SHAHEEN (for herself, Mr. McCain, Mr. Leahy, and Mr. 
Graham) submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by her to the 
joint resolution H.J. Res. 59, making continuing appropriations for 
fiscal year 2014, and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on 
the table; as follows:

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:
       Sec. __.  Section 1244(c)(3) of the National Defense 
     Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008 (8 U.S.C. 1157 note) 
     is amended by adding at the end the following:
       ``(C) Fiscal year 2014.--
       ``(i) In general.--Except as provided in clauses (ii) 
     through (iv), the total number of principal aliens who may be 
     provided special immigrant status under this section during 
     the first 3 months of fiscal year 2014 shall be 2,000.
       ``(ii) Employment period.--The 1-year period during which 
     the principal alien is required to have been employed by or 
     on behalf of the United States Government in Iraq under 
     subsection (b)(1)(B) shall begin on or after March 20, 2003, 
     and end on or before September 30, 2013.
       ``(iii) Application deadline.--The principal alien seeking 
     special immigrant status under this subparagraph shall apply 
     to the Chief of Mission in accordance with subsection (b)(4) 
     not later than December 31, 2013.
       ``(iv) Application date.--For purposes of this 
     subparagraph, the date on which a principal alien is provided 
     special immigrant status under this section is deemed to be 
     the date on which the alien applied for such status.''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 1994. Mrs. SHAHEEN (for herself, Mr. McCain, Mr. Leahy, and Mr. 
Graham) submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by her to the 
joint resolution H.J. Res. 59, making continuing appropriations for 
fiscal year 2014, and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on 
the table; as follows:

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:
       Sec. __.  Section 1244(c)(3) of the National Defense 
     Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008 (8 U.S.C. 1157 note) 
     is amended by adding at the end the following:
       ``(C) Fiscal year 2014.--
       ``(i) In general.--Except as provided in clauses (ii) and 
     (iii), the total number of principal aliens who may be 
     provided special immigrant status under this section during 
     the first 3 months of fiscal year 2014 shall be the sum of--

       ``(I) the number of aliens described in subsection (b) 
     whose application for special immigrant status under this 
     section is pending on September 30, 2013; and
       ``(II) 2,000.

       ``(ii) Employment period.--The 1-year period during which 
     the principal alien is required to have been employed by or 
     on behalf of the United States Government in Iraq under 
     subsection (b)(1)(B) shall begin on or after March 20, 2003, 
     and end on or before September 30, 2013.
       ``(iii) Application deadline.--The principal alien seeking 
     special immigrant status under this subparagraph shall apply 
     to the Chief of Mission in accordance with subsection (b)(4) 
     not later than December 31, 2013.''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 1995. Mrs. SHAHEEN submitted an amendment intended to be proposed 
by her to the joint resolution H.J. Res. 59, making continuing 
appropriations for fiscal year 2014, and for other purposes; which was 
ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       In lieu of the matter proposed to be inserted, insert the 
     following:
       Sec. __.  Section 1244(c)(3) of the National Defense 
     Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008 (8 U.S.C. 1157 note) 
     is amended by adding at the end the following:
       ``(C) Fiscal year 2014.--
       ``(i) In general.--Except as provided in clauses (ii) and 
     (iii), the total number of principal aliens who may be 
     provided special immigrant status under this section during 
     the first 3 months of fiscal year 2014 shall be the sum of--

       ``(I) the number of aliens described in subsection (b) 
     whose application for special immigrant status under this 
     section is pending on September 30, 2013; and
       ``(II) 2,000.

       ``(ii) Employment period.--The 1-year period during which 
     the principal alien is required to have been employed by or 
     on behalf of the United States Government in Iraq under 
     subsection (b)(1)(B) shall begin on or after March 20, 2003, 
     and end on or before September 30, 2013.
       ``(iii) Application deadline.--The principal alien seeking 
     special immigrant status under this subparagraph shall apply 
     to the Chief of Mission in accordance with subsection (b)(4) 
     not later than December 31, 2013.''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 1996. Mr. INHOFE submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the joint resolution H.J. Res. 59, making continuing 
appropriations for fiscal year 2014, and for other purposes; which was 
ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:
       Sec. 1___.  None of the funds made available by this Act 
     shall be used for Federal participation in international 
     climate

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     change events unless the United States offers an addendum to 
     the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on 
     Climate Change stating that anthropogenic climate change is a 
     scientifically unproven theory.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 1997. Mr. INHOFE (for himself, Mr. McConnell, and Mr. Vitter) 
submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him to the joint 
resolution H.J. Res. 59, making continuing appropriations for fiscal 
year 2014, and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the 
table; as follows:

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:
       Sec. 1___.  None of the funds made available by this Act 
     shall be used to promulgate or enforce regulations relating 
     to greenhouse gas emissions from electric generating units.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 1998. Mr. TESTER (for Mr. Carper) proposed an amendment to the 
bill S. 1348, to reauthorize the Congressional Award Act; as follows:

       At the end, add the following:

     SEC. 3. EFFECTIVE DATE.

       This Act shall take effect as of October 1, 2013.

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