Summary: H.R.3633 — 103rd Congress (1993-1994)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.3633. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (11/22/1993)

Truth in Voting Act of 1993 - Amends the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 to provide for downward adjustments in Appropriations Committees allocations and suballocations when bills are passed that reduce appropriations and require rescissions. Requires the Congressional Budget Office to provide scorecards for such measures.

Amends rule XI of the Rules of the House of Representatives to prohibit proxy voting by any committee or subcommittee member.

Establishes conditions under which meetings of the standing committees and subcommittees may be closed to the public.

Requires proceedings of open committee hearings or meetings to be open to television or radio broadcast and still photography.

Applies the Freedom of Information Act to the Congress as such Act applies to executive agencies.

Prohibits the Committee on Rules from reporting any rule for the consideration of a measure commonly known as a "king of the hill" rule.

Repeals rule XLIX (statutory limit on the public debt).

Amends rule XXVIII to prohibit conference committee reports from funding any program or activity at a level higher than that contained in the bill or resolution as passed by the House or Senate or from funding any program not contained in such versions.

Requires the President's annual budget to include estimated expenditures and proposed appropriations for each function and subfunction in the current fiscal year and the fiscal year for which the budget is submitted.

Amends the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 to make the starting point for any deliberations on the budget in committee the estimated level of outlays for the current period in each function and subfunction. Requires the budget to include comparisons of current fiscal year and proposed subsequent fiscal year spending.

Requires the Comptroller General to prepare an economic and employment impact statement to accompany each bill, resolution, or conference report reported by a committee or considered on the floor. Makes it out of order to consider any legislation that is not accompanied by such statement unless the point of order is waived by a two-thirds vote. Requires regulations and proposed regulations promulgated by Federal agencies to be accompanied by such statements as well.