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Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Passed House

Full Faith and Credit Act

Short Titles as Reported to House

Full Faith and Credit Act

Short Titles as Introduced

Full Faith and Credit Act

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Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To require that the Government prioritize all obligations on the debt held by the public in the event that the debt limit is reached.

Actions Overview (3)

05/09/2013Passed/agreed to in House: On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 221 - 207 (Roll no. 142).
04/30/2013Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Ways and Means. H. Rept. 113-48.
02/25/2013Introduced in House

All Actions (22)

Date Chamber
05/13/2013SenateReceived in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
05/09/2013-11:41amHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
05/09/2013-11:41amHouseOn passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 221 - 207 (Roll no. 142).
05/09/2013-11:33amHouseOn motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 200 - 227 (Roll no. 141).
05/09/2013-11:24amHouseThe previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection. (consideration: CR H2552)
05/09/2013-11:14amHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Maffei motion to recommit with instructions pending reservation of a point of order. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment adding a new section pertaining to the prohibition on default that pays China first instead of protecting America's seniors, veterans, and those harmed by natural disasters. Subsequently, the reservation was removed.
05/09/2013-11:13amHouseMr. Maffei moved to recommit with instructions to Ways and Means. (consideration: CR H2551-2553; text: CR H2551)
05/09/2013-11:12amHouseH.Amdt.61 On agreeing to the Camp amendment (A002) Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 340 - 84 (Roll no. 140).
05/09/2013-10:45amHouseH.Amdt.61 The previous question was ordered on the amendment (A002) pursuant to the rule. (consideration: CR H2550)
05/09/2013-10:34amHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 202, the House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Camp amendment.
05/09/2013-10:34amHouseH.Amdt.61 Amendment (A002) offered by Mr. Camp. (consideration: CR H2546-2551; text: CR H2546)
05/09/2013-10:17amHouseDEBATE - The House continued with further debate on H.R. 807.
05/09/2013-9:26amHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 807.
05/09/2013-9:25amHouseRule provides for consideration of H.R. 807 with 1 hour of general debate. Motion to recommit with or without instructions allowed. Measure will be considered read. A specified amendment is in order.
05/09/2013-9:25amHouseConsidered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 202. (consideration: CR H2539-2553; text of measure as reported in House: CR H2539)
05/08/2013-6:14pmHouseRule H. Res. 202 passed House.
05/07/2013-7:13pmHouseRules Committee Resolution H. Res. 202 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 807 with 1 hour of general debate. Motion to recommit with or without instructions allowed. Measure will be considered read. A specified amendment is in order.
04/30/2013HousePlaced on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 29.
04/30/2013HouseReported (Amended) by the Committee on Ways and Means. H. Rept. 113-48.
Action By: Committee on Ways and Means
04/24/2013HouseOrdered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 22 - 14.
Action By: Committee on Ways and Means
02/25/2013HouseReferred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.
02/25/2013HouseIntroduced in House

Cosponsors (106)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Scalise, Steve [R-LA-1]* 02/25/2013
Rep. Jordan, Jim [R-OH-4]* 02/25/2013
Rep. Price, Tom [R-GA-6]* 02/25/2013
Rep. Hensarling, Jeb [R-TX-5]* 02/25/2013
Rep. Garrett, Scott [R-NJ-5]* 02/25/2013
Rep. Cole, Tom [R-OK-4]* 02/25/2013
Rep. Young, Todd C. [R-IN-9]* 02/25/2013
Rep. Franks, Trent [R-AZ-8]* 02/25/2013
Rep. Foxx, Virginia [R-NC-5]* 02/25/2013
Rep. Collins, Doug [R-GA-9]* 02/25/2013
Rep. Mulvaney, Mick [R-SC-5]* 02/25/2013
Rep. Rohrabacher, Dana [R-CA-48]* 02/25/2013
Rep. LaMalfa, Doug [R-CA-1]* 02/25/2013
Rep. Duncan, Jeff [R-SC-3]* 02/25/2013
Rep. Bucshon, Larry [R-IN-8]* 02/25/2013
Rep. Blackburn, Marsha [R-TN-7]* 02/25/2013
Rep. Chaffetz, Jason [R-UT-3]* 02/25/2013
Rep. Huizenga, Bill [R-MI-2]* 02/25/2013
Rep. Labrador, Raul R. [R-ID-1]* 02/25/2013
Rep. Lummis, Cynthia M. [R-WY-At Large]* 02/25/2013
Rep. Miller, Jeff [R-FL-1]* 02/25/2013
Rep. Bentivolio, Kerry L. [R-MI-11]* 02/25/2013
Rep. Schweikert, David [R-AZ-6]* 02/25/2013
Rep. Hall, Ralph M. [R-TX-4] 02/28/2013
Rep. Ribble, Reid J. [R-WI-8] 02/28/2013
Rep. Chabot, Steve [R-OH-1] 02/28/2013
Rep. Conaway, K. Michael [R-TX-11] 02/28/2013
Rep. Flores, Bill [R-TX-17] 02/28/2013
Rep. Wagner, Ann [R-MO-2] 02/28/2013
Rep. Wilson, Joe [R-SC-2] 02/28/2013
Rep. Pompeo, Mike [R-KS-4] 02/28/2013
Rep. Walberg, Tim [R-MI-7] 02/28/2013
Rep. Brooks, Mo [R-AL-5] 02/28/2013
Rep. Fleischmann, Charles J. "Chuck" [R-TN-3] 02/28/2013
Rep. Pitts, Joseph R. [R-PA-16] 03/05/2013
Rep. Posey, Bill [R-FL-8] 03/05/2013
Rep. Barr, Andy [R-KY-6] 03/05/2013
Rep. Olson, Pete [R-TX-22] 03/05/2013
Rep. Black, Diane [R-TN-6] 03/05/2013
Rep. Griffin, Tim [R-AR-2] 03/05/2013
Rep. Broun, Paul C. [R-GA-10] 03/05/2013
Rep. Yoder, Kevin [R-KS-3] 03/05/2013
Rep. Stutzman, Marlin A. [R-IN-3] 03/05/2013
Rep. Long, Billy [R-MO-7] 03/05/2013
Rep. Pittenger, Robert [R-NC-9] 03/05/2013
Rep. Westmoreland, Lynn A. [R-GA-3] 03/07/2013
Rep. Luetkemeyer, Blaine [R-MO-3] 03/07/2013
Rep. Duffy, Sean P. [R-WI-7] 03/07/2013
Rep. Hultgren, Randy [R-IL-14] 03/07/2013
Rep. Cramer, Kevin [R-ND-At Large] 03/07/2013
Rep. Mullin, Markwayne [R-OK-2] 03/18/2013
Rep. Bridenstine, Jim [R-OK-1] 03/18/2013
Rep. Rokita, Todd [R-IN-4] 03/18/2013
Rep. Gowdy, Trey [R-SC-4] 03/18/2013
Rep. Yoho, Ted S. [R-FL-3] 03/18/2013
Rep. Salmon, Matt [R-AZ-5] 03/18/2013
Rep. Bachmann, Michele [R-MN-6] 03/18/2013
Rep. DeSantis, Ron [R-FL-6] 03/18/2013
Rep. Gibbs, Bob [R-OH-7] 03/18/2013
Rep. Meadows, Mark [R-NC-11] 03/18/2013
Rep. Amash, Justin [R-MI-3] 03/18/2013
Rep. Brooks, Susan W. [R-IN-5] 03/20/2013
Rep. Forbes, J. Randy [R-VA-4] 03/20/2013
Rep. Calvert, Ken [R-CA-42] 03/21/2013
Rep. DesJarlais, Scott [R-TN-4] 04/09/2013
Rep. Messer, Luke [R-IN-6] 04/09/2013
Rep. King, Steve [R-IA-4] 04/09/2013
Rep. Benishek, Dan [R-MI-1] 04/09/2013
Rep. Hudson, Richard [R-NC-8] 04/09/2013
Rep. Holding, George [R-NC-13] 04/09/2013
Rep. Roe, David P. [R-TN-1] 04/12/2013
Rep. Radel, Trey [R-FL-19] 04/12/2013
Rep. Kline, John [R-MN-2] 04/12/2013
Rep. Wenstrup, Brad R. [R-OH-2] 04/12/2013
Rep. Crawford, Eric A. "Rick" [R-AR-1] 04/17/2013
Rep. Ellmers, Renee L. [R-NC-2] 04/17/2013
Rep. Coble, Howard [R-NC-6] 04/17/2013
Rep. Campbell, John [R-CA-45] 04/18/2013
Rep. Gosar, Paul A. [R-AZ-4] 04/18/2013
Rep. Fleming, John [R-LA-4] 04/18/2013
Rep. Reed, Tom [R-NY-23] 04/18/2013
Rep. Bishop, Rob [R-UT-1] 04/18/2013
Rep. Woodall, Rob [R-GA-7] 04/18/2013
Rep. Graves, Sam [R-MO-6] 04/18/2013
Rep. Lankford, James [R-OK-5] 04/24/2013
Rep. Walorski, Jackie [R-IN-2] 04/24/2013
Rep. Nunnelee, Alan [R-MS-1] 04/24/2013
Rep. Latta, Robert E. [R-OH-5] 04/25/2013
Rep. Perry, Scott [R-PA-4] 04/26/2013
Rep. Royce, Edward R. [R-CA-39] 04/26/2013
Rep. Thornberry, Mac [R-TX-13] 04/26/2013
Rep. Rothfus, Keith J. [R-PA-12] 04/26/2013
Rep. Gingrey, Phil [R-GA-11] 04/26/2013
Rep. Roskam, Peter J. [R-IL-6] 04/26/2013
Rep. Barton, Joe [R-TX-6] 04/26/2013
Rep. Sessions, Pete [R-TX-32] 04/26/2013
Rep. Lucas, Frank D. [R-OK-3] 04/26/2013
Rep. Johnson, Bill [R-OH-6] 04/26/2013
Rep. Collins, Chris [R-NY-27] 04/26/2013
Rep. Nugent, Richard B. [R-FL-11] 04/26/2013
Rep. McKinley, David B. [R-WV-1] 04/26/2013
Rep. Harris, Andy [R-MD-1] 04/26/2013
Rep. Cotton, Tom [R-AR-4] 04/26/2013
Rep. Stewart, Chris [R-UT-2] 04/26/2013
Rep. Neugebauer, Randy [R-TX-19] 04/26/2013
Rep. Burgess, Michael C. [R-TX-26] 04/30/2013

Committees (2)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Ways and Means02/25/2013 Referred to
04/30/2013 Reported by H. Rept. 113-48
Senate Finance05/13/2013 Referred to

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Passed House amended (05/09/2013)

Full Faith and Credit Act - Requires the Secretary of the Treasury, in addition to any other authority provided by law, to issue obligations to pay with legal tender, and solely for the purpose of paying, the principal and interest on U.S. obligations held by the public, or held by the Old-Age and Survivors Insurance Trust Fund and Disability Insurance Trust Fund, in the event that the federal debt reaches the statutory limit after enactment of this Act.

Prohibits: (1) the use of the issued obligations to pay compensation for Members of Congress, and (2) these obligations from being taken into account in applying the current $16.394 trillion public debt limit to the extent that they would otherwise cause such limit to be exceeded.

Requires the Secretary, if such authority is exercised after enactment of this Act, to report to specified congressional committees each week the authority is in use and provide an accounting of: (1) the principal on mature obligations and interest due or accrued by the United States, and (2) any obligations issued pursuant to this Act.