Summary: S.3 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (01/25/2011)

Fiscal Responsibility and Spending Control Act - Expresses the sense of the Senate that Congress should: (1) address the rising national debt and long-term fiscal challenges through a bipartisan agreement that significantly corrects our nation's long-term fiscal imbalances, closes the gap between projected revenues and expenditures, ensures U.S. economic security, and enhances future prosperity and growth; (2) reduce the deficit and stabilize the national debt without damaging the economic recovery; (3) consider deficit reduction proposals by leading budget experts and establish a plan that can attract broad bipartisan support; (4) ensure that any plan to address long-term fiscal problems is balanced and provides fundamental reform of the federal tax code along with prudent controls on spending; (5) eliminate tax expenditures that only serve special interests and take aggressive measures to close the tax gap and stop cheating; (6) ensure that the tax code fairly distributes the tax burden and helps American businesses compete in the global marketplace; (7) extend the solvency of Social Security and ensure that no savings are used to meet deficit reduction goals in the remainder of the budget; (8) achieve savings through the elimination or consolidation of duplicative programs and activities while modernizing government procurement practices to reduce waste and leverage better value; and (9) reject efforts to exempt tax breaks for millionaires and special interests from strong pay-as-you-go budgetary rules.