There is one summary for S.1182. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in Senate (09/16/1997)

Emergency Spending Control Act of 1997 - Amends the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 (Gramm-Rudman-Hollings Act) to prohibit adjustments of discretionary spending limits for statutes that designate emergency appropriations but contain appropriations for other matters. Permits such statutes to contain rescissions of budget authority.

Bars designation of new budget authority, outlays, or receipts as emergency requirements if a statute contains non-emergency designations but authorizes the statute to contain provisions that reduce direct spending.

Amends the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 to establish a point of order against the consideration of emergency measures containing non-emergency appropriations or matters not relevant to the emergency. Authorizes points of order for extraneous matter against any provision violating such requirement.

Permits such measures to contain rescissions of budget authority or reductions of direct spending or to reduce amounts for the emergency.