Text: H.R.3519 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (11/29/2011)


112th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 3519

To amend to exempt the Medicare program from fallback sequestration under the Budget Control Act of 2011.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
November 29, 2011

Mr. Towns (for himself, Mrs. Christensen, Ms. Lee of California, Mr. Clay, Mr. Carson of Indiana, Ms. Hanabusa, and Mr. Hastings of Florida) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Budget


A BILL

To amend to exempt the Medicare program from fallback sequestration under the Budget Control Act of 2011.

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

SECTION 1. Exempting Medicare from fallback sequestration under Budget Control Act of 2011.

Section 251A of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 (42 U.S.C. 901a), as added by section 302(a) of the Budget Control Act of 2011 (Public Law 112–25), is amended—

(1) in paragraph (8), by striking “except that the percentage reduction for the Medicare programs specified in section 256(d) shall not be more than 2 percent for a fiscal year” and inserting “except that there shall be no reduction for the Medicare programs specified in section 256(d)”; and

(2) in paragraph (9), by striking “the percentage reduction for the Medicare programs would exceed 2 percent for a fiscal year in the absence of paragraph (8)” and inserting “there would be a percentage reduction for the Medicare programs for a fiscal year in the absence of paragraph (8)”.