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Titles (3)

Popular Titles

Social Security and Medicare Safeguard of Surpluses Lockbox bill (Identified by CRS)

Short Titles

Short Titles - Senate

Short Titles as Introduced

Social Security and Medicare Off-Budget Lockbox Act of 2001

Official Titles

Official Titles - Senate

Official Titles as Introduced

A bill to establish an off-budget lockbox to strengthen Social Security and Medicare.


Actions Overview (2)

Date
01/30/2001Senate Committee on Finance discharged by Unanimous Consent.
01/22/2001Introduced in Senate

All Actions (3)

Date
01/30/2001Referred to the Committee on the Budget; Governmental Affairs pursuant to the order of August 4, 1977, with instructions that if one Committee reports, the other Committee have thirty days to report or be discharged.
Action By: Senate
01/30/2001Senate Committee on Finance discharged by Unanimous Consent.
Action By: Senate
01/22/2001Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
Action By: Senate

Committees (3)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
Senate Finance01/22/2001 Referred to
01/30/2001 Discharged from
Senate Budget01/30/2001 Referred to
Senate Governmental Affairs01/30/2001 Referred to

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Introduced in Senate (01/22/2001)

Social Security and Medicare Off-Budget Lockbox Act of 2001 - Amends the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 to provide that the receipts and disbursements of the Federal Hospital Insurance Trust Fund shall not be counted as new budget authority, outlays, receipts, or deficit or surplus for purposes of the Federal or congressional budgets or the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 (Gramm-Rudman-Hollings Act) (thus, making it off-budget).

Provides for related points of order in the House of Representatives and the Senate to enforce such requirement.

Amends the Social Security Act to provide the same budgetary treatment for the Federal Hospital Insurance Trust Fund as is provided to the Federal Disability and Old-Age and Survivors Insurance Trust Funds.

Amends the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 to provide a point of order in the House or the Senate against consideration of any budget resolution or legislation that would cause or increase an on-budget deficit for any fiscal year.