H.R.5842 - End the Lame Duck Act111th Congress (2009-2010)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Jenkins, Lynn [R-KS-2] (Introduced 07/22/2010)|
|Committees:||House - Appropriations; Rules|
|Latest Action:||House - 07/22/2010 Referred to House Rules (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.5842 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (07/22/2010)
End the Lame Duck Act - Considers the House of Representatives to be adjourned sine die if it stands adjourned on the date of the regularly scheduled general election for federal office during a Congress (beginning with the 110th Congress) pursuant to a concurrent resolution providing for the adjournment of the House.
Authorizes the Speaker of the House and the Majority Leader of the Senate, or their respective designees, acting jointly after consultation with the Minority Leaders of both chambers, to notify the Members of the House and Senate to reassemble if they determine that the existence of a national emergency warrants it.
Provides for automatic continuing appropriations if a regular appropriation bill for a fiscal year does not become law before the date of the regularly scheduled general election for federal office held during such fiscal year.