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Short Titles as Introduced

Citizen Debt Reduction Contribution Act

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Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To provide that individuals otherwise entitled to receive payments from the Federal Government may specify that a portion of those payments be used for deficit reduction.


Actions Overview (1)

Date
08/02/1996Introduced in House

All Actions (8)

Date
08/29/1996Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel.
Action By: Committee on National Security
08/29/1996Executive Comment Requested from DOD.
08/02/1996Referred to House Budget
Action By: House of Representatives
08/02/1996Referred to House Veterans' Affairs
Action By: House of Representatives
08/02/1996Referred to House National Security
Action By: House of Representatives
08/02/1996Referred to House Ways and Means
Action By: House of Representatives
08/02/1996Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committees on National Security, Veterans' Affairs, and the Budget, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
08/02/1996Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (2)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Wicker, Roger F. [R-MS-1]* 08/02/1996
Rep. Barrett, Thomas M. [D-WI-5]* 08/02/1996

Committees (4)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Ways and Means08/02/1996 Referred to
House National Security08/02/1996 Referred to
House National Security Subcommittee on Military Personnel08/29/1996 Referred to
House Veterans' Affairs08/02/1996 Referred to
House Budget08/02/1996 Referred to

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Introduced in House (08/02/1996)

Citizen Debt Reduction Contribution Act - Provides that individuals otherwise entitled to receive payments from the Federal Government may specify that a portion of those payments be used for deficit reduction.

Expresses the sense of the Congress that any budget savings resulting from this Act should be used solely to reduce net Government spending.

Amends the Internal Revenue Code to allow taxpayers to designate a specified portion (not less than $1) of their income tax overpayments to be used to reduce U.S. public debt.

Amends the Social Security Act to direct the Commissioner of Social Security to establish a program to allow recipient donation, by way of designation for transfer to the general fund of the Treasury, of certain social security benefit payments to reduce the public debt.

Amends Federal law relating to military personnel to provide for a program of allowing members or former members of the armed forces to donate designated portions of their military retirement benefits to reduce the public debt.

Amends Federal law relating to veterans to provide for a program of allowing veterans to donate designated portions of their veterans' disability compensation to reduce the public debt.

Provides that savings resulting from the enactment of this Act shall not be considered for purposes of estimates made for this Act under specified provisions of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 (Gramm-Rudman-Hollings).