S.1182 - Emergency Spending Control Act of 1997105th Congress (1997-1998)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Snowe, Olympia J. [R-ME] (Introduced 09/16/1997)|
|Committees:||Senate - Budget; Governmental Affairs|
|Latest Action:||09/16/1997 Read twice and referred jointly to the Committees on Budget; Governmental Affairs pursuant to the order of of August 4, 1977, as modified by the order of April 11, 1986, with instructions that if one Committee reports, the other Committee have thirty days to report or be discharged. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.1182 — 105th Congress (1997-1998)All Bill Information (Except Text)
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.