Text: H.R.5955 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (07/29/2010)


111th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 5955


To limit the amount of funds which may be made available to Government agencies if Federal taxes are raised, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 29, 2010

Mr. Graves of Missouri introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform


A BILL

To limit the amount of funds which may be made available to Government agencies if Federal taxes are raised, and for other purposes.

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

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Stopping the Excessive Growth of the Federal Government Act”.

SEC. 2. Reduction in spending and hiring at Government agencies.

(a) In general.—Except as provided in subsection (d), whenever there is enacted into law a bill or joint resolution that increases Federal taxes (as determined under subsection (c)), the following restrictions shall apply for the period of time specified in subsection (b):

(1) No new appropriations may be made to a Government agency.

(2) No new positions may be created within a Government agency.

(3) A Government agency must abide by a 5-to-3 ratio of involuntary-separations-to-appointments.

(b) Duration of restrictions.—The restrictions under subsection (a) shall apply during the period—

(1) beginning on the date as of which the bill or joint resolution referred to in subsection (a) becomes law; and

(2) ending at the close of the Congress during which such bill or joint resolution becomes law.

(c) Determinations.—For purposes of this Act, determinations referred to in subsection (a) shall be made by the Director of the Office of Management and Budget.

(d) Exceptions.—The restrictions under subsection (a) shall not apply—

(1) to positions within a small Government agency or the Department of Defense, the Department of Homeland Security, or the Department of Veterans Affairs; or

(2) during a period of national emergency declared by the President.

SEC. 3. Definitions.

For purposes of this Act—

(1) the term “Government agency” means an Executive agency, as defined by section 105 of title 5, United States Code;

(2) the term “employee” has the meaning given such term by section 2105 of title 5, United States Code; and

(3) the term “small Government agency” means a Government agency which, for the fiscal year last ending before the start of the Congress during which the bill or joint resolution (as described in subsection a)) becomes law, employs an average of not more than 500 employees (as determined by the Office of Personnel Management).