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Short Titles as Introduced

Fiscal Honesty and Accountability Act of 2009

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Official Title as Introduced

To amend the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 and the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 to extend the discretionary spending caps and the pay-as-you-go requirement, and for other purposes.

Actions Overview (1)

04/27/2009Introduced in House

All Actions (4)

04/27/2009Referred to House Rules
Action By: House of Representatives
04/27/2009Referred to House Budget
Action By: House of Representatives
04/27/2009Referred to the Committee on the Budget, and in addition to the Committee on Rules, 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
04/27/2009Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (54)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Griffith, Parker [D-AL-5]* 04/27/2009
Rep. Altmire, Jason [D-PA-4]* 04/27/2009
Rep. Ellsworth, Brad [D-IN-8]* 04/27/2009
Rep. Bishop, Sanford D., Jr. [D-GA-2]* 04/27/2009
Rep. Arcuri, Michael A. [D-NY-24]* 04/27/2009
Rep. McIntyre, Mike [D-NC-7]* 04/27/2009
Rep. Davis, Lincoln [D-TN-4]* 04/27/2009
Rep. Tanner, John S. [D-TN-8]* 04/27/2009
Rep. Melancon, Charlie [D-LA-3]* 04/27/2009
Rep. Boyd, Allen [D-FL-2]* 04/27/2009
Rep. Herseth Sandlin, Stephanie [D-SD-At Large]* 04/27/2009
Rep. Cooper, Jim [D-TN-5]* 04/27/2009
Rep. Shuler, Heath [D-NC-11]* 04/27/2009
Rep. Cardoza, Dennis A. [D-CA-18]* 04/27/2009
Rep. Giffords, Gabrielle [D-AZ-8]* 04/27/2009
Rep. Minnick, Walter [D-ID-1]* 04/27/2009
Rep. Moore, Dennis [D-KS-3]* 04/27/2009
Rep. Childers, Travis [D-MS-1]* 04/27/2009
Rep. Scott, David [D-GA-13]* 04/27/2009
Rep. Sanchez, Loretta [D-CA-47]* 04/27/2009
Rep. Salazar, John T. [D-CO-3]* 04/27/2009
Rep. Taylor, Gene [D-MS-4]* 04/27/2009
Rep. Berry, Marion [D-AR-1]* 04/27/2009
Rep. Ross, Mike [D-AR-4]* 04/27/2009
Rep. Kratovil, Frank, Jr. [D-MD-1]* 04/27/2009
Rep. Matheson, Jim [D-UT-2]* 04/27/2009
Rep. Bright, Bobby [D-AL-2]* 04/27/2009
Rep. Barrow, John [D-GA-12]* 04/27/2009
Rep. Thompson, Mike [D-CA-1]* 04/27/2009
Rep. Donnelly, Joe [D-IN-2]* 04/27/2009
Rep. Wilson, Charles A. [D-OH-6]* 04/27/2009
Rep. Space, Zachary T. [D-OH-18]* 04/27/2009
Rep. Nye, Glenn C. [D-VA-2]* 04/27/2009
Rep. Gordon, Bart [D-TN-6]* 04/27/2009
Rep. Cuellar, Henry [D-TX-28]* 04/27/2009
Rep. Boswell, Leonard L. [D-IA-3]* 04/27/2009
Rep. Marshall, Jim [D-GA-8]* 04/27/2009
Rep. Costa, Jim [D-CA-20]* 04/27/2009
Rep. Michaud, Michael H. [D-ME-2]* 04/27/2009
Rep. Pomeroy, Earl [D-ND-At Large]* 04/27/2009
Rep. Chandler, Ben [D-KY-6]* 04/27/2009
Rep. Murphy, Patrick J. [D-PA-8]* 04/27/2009
Rep. Holden, Tim [D-PA-17]* 04/27/2009
Rep. Baca, Joe [D-CA-43]* 04/27/2009
Rep. Harman, Jane [D-CA-36]* 04/27/2009
Rep. Peterson, Collin C. [D-MN-7]* 04/27/2009
Rep. Boren, Dan [D-OK-2] 04/28/2009
Rep. Connolly, Gerald E. [D-VA-11] 04/29/2009
Rep. Schiff, Adam B. [D-CA-29] 04/29/2009
Rep. Carney, Christopher P. [D-PA-10] 04/29/2009
Rep. Mitchell, Harry E. [D-AZ-5] 04/29/2009
Rep. Fattah, Chaka [D-PA-2] 06/09/2009
Rep. Adler, John H. [D-NJ-3] 06/11/2009
Rep. Schrader, Kurt [D-OR-5] 02/22/2010

Committees (2)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Budget04/27/2009 Referred to
House Rules04/27/2009 Referred to

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Introduced in House (04/27/2009)

Fiscal Honesty and Accountability Act of 2009 - Amends the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 (Gramm-Rudman-Hollings Act) to extend Pay-As-You-Go (PAYGO) requirements through FY2014 and enforcement mechanisms through FY2018.

Requires the Directors of the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) each to report to the House Committee on the Budget on how to broaden the PAYGO sequestration base and make it more fair and equitable.

Extends through FY2013 the spending limits (spending caps) for the discretionary categories in new budget authority and outlays.

Amends the Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974 to address issues of emergency spending by requiring: (1) Committee on the Budget guidelines; (2) a separate House vote on an emergency designation; and (3) detailed reserve funds for emergencies in the President's budget request to Congress. Prescribes a procedure for adjustments in committee allocations resulting from such spending in joint budget resolutions.

Amends the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 (CBA) to prohibit floor amendments to amendments reported by the Committee on the Budget (or from the consideration of which the Committee has been discharged) with respect to legislation for emergency reserve funds for certain military operations.

Prohibits consideration of an amendment to a joint budget resolution which changes the amount of budget authority and outlays set forth in the CBA for the emergency reserve fund.

Requires reports on legislation which provide new budget, spending, or credit authority, or otherwise provide an increase or decrease in revenues or tax expenditures, to include a CBO projection of the cost of debt servicing (interest).

Amends the CBA concerning: (1) CBO cost analysis (scoring) for conference reports; (2) legislation which evades specified budget enforcement mechanisms; and (3) legislation which is unreported by committee (for purposes of budget point of order rules).

Amends the Rules of the House of Representatives concerning: (1) budget compliance statements (permitting inclusion of budgetary implications); (2) requirements for budget act waivers (inclusion mandatory for bill consideration); and (3) a separate vote to waive a major budget act point of order.