Text: H.R.5542 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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111th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 5542

To make 5 percent across-the-board rescissions in non-defense, non-homeland-security, and non-veterans-affairs discretionary spending for each of the fiscal years 2010 and 2011.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
June 16, 2010

Mrs. Blackburn introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Appropriations


A BILL

To make 5 percent across-the-board rescissions in non-defense, non-homeland-security, and non-veterans-affairs discretionary spending for each of the fiscal years 2010 and 2011.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Across-the-board rescissions in non-defense, non-homeland-security, and non-veterans-affairs discretionary spending for each of fiscal years 2010 and 2011.

(a) Across-the-Board rescissions.—There is hereby rescinded an amount equal to 5 percent of—

(1) the budget authority provided (or obligation limitation imposed) in each of the fiscal years 2010 and 2011 for any non-defense, non-homeland-security, and non-veterans-affairs discretionary account in any fiscal year 2010 or 2011 appropriation Act;

(2) the budget authority provided in any advance appropriation for each of the fiscal years 2010 and 2011 for any non-defense, non-homeland-security, and non-veterans-affairs discretionary account in any prior fiscal year appropriation Act; and

(3) the contract authority provided in each of the fiscal years 2010 and 2011 for any program that is subject to a limitation contained in any fiscal year 2010 or 2011 appropriation Act for any non-defense, non-homeland-security, and non-veterans-affairs discretionary account.

(b) Non-Defense, Non-Homeland-Security, and non-Veterans-Affairs discretionary account.—For purposes of subsection (a), the term “non-defense, non-homeland-security, and non-veterans-affairs discretionary account” means any discretionary account, other than—

(1) any account included in a Department of Defense Appropriations Act;

(2) any account included in a Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act;

(3) any account of the Department of Defense or the Department of Veterans Affairs included in a Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act; or

(4) any account for Department of Energy defense activities included in an Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act.

(c) Proportionate application.—Any rescission made by subsection (a) shall be applied proportionately—

(1) to each discretionary account and each item of budget authority described in such subsection; and

(2) within each such account and item, to each program, project, and activity (with programs, projects, and activities as delineated in the appropriation Act or accompanying reports for the relevant fiscal year covering such account or item, or for accounts and items not included in appropriation Acts, as delineated in the most recently submitted President's budget).

(d) Subsequent appropriation laws.—In the case of any fiscal year 2010 or 2011 appropriation Act enacted after the date of enactment of this section, any rescission required by subsection (a) shall take effect immediately after the enactment of such Act.

(e) OMB report.—Within 30 days after the date of enactment of this section (or, if later, 30 days after the enactment of any fiscal year 2010 or 2011 appropriation Act), the Director of the Office of Management and Budget shall submit to the Committees on Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the Senate a report specifying the account and amount of each rescission made pursuant to subsection (a).