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113th CONGRESS
1st Session
S. 1321

To amend title 31, United States Code, to provide that the President’s annual budget submission to Congress list the current fiscal year spending level for each proposed program and a separate amount for any proposed spending increases, and for other purposes.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
July 18, 2013

Ms. Klobuchar (for herself and Ms. Ayotte) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Budget


A BILL

To amend title 31, United States Code, to provide that the President’s annual budget submission to Congress list the current fiscal year spending level for each proposed program and a separate amount for any proposed spending increases, 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. Current service level budgeting amendments.

(a) President’s budget submission.—Section 1105 of title 31, United States Code, is amended as follows:

(1) In subsection (a)—

(A) by striking “(37) the list” and inserting “(39) the list”; and

(B) by adding at the end the following:

“(40) a list of each program, and the proposed funding level for such program, that will be a one-time expense for the fiscal year for which the budget is submitted.

“(41) in addition to the performance standards requirements of paragraph (28), a proposal, by budget function and agency, for spending reductions in spending for each of the 4 fiscal years after the fiscal year for which the budget is submitted.”.

(2) By adding at the end the following:

“(i)(1) Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, with respect to each item in the budget submitted under this section that is being conducted in the current fiscal year, the President shall provide the following:

“(A) The amount appropriated or otherwise made available for such item in such year.

“(B) The amount (if any) of a proposed adjustment in the funding level for such item and the justification for such change.

“(2) If the President proposes an adjustment under paragraph (1)(B) that will result in an increase in funding with respect to an item in the budget, the President shall include with such proposal the following:

“(A) The amount of such adjustment which is a result of inflation.

“(B) The amount of such adjustment that is a result of an increase in salaries or benefits for employees.”.

(b) Current programs and activities estimates.—Section 1109 of title 31, United States Code, is amended as follows:

(1) In subsection (a)—

(A) in the first sentence, by striking “were carried” and all that follows through “change in policy” and inserting “received the same amount of budget authority as provided in the current fiscal year”; and

(B) in the third sentence, by striking “The President” and inserting “Consistent with the requirements of subsection (c), the President”.

(2) By adding at the end the following:

“(c) With respect to each program listed under subsection (a), the President shall provide—

“(1) the amount appropriated or otherwise made available for such program in the current fiscal year; and

“(2) a separate amount (if any) of the expected increase in the following fiscal year for such program due to inflation, pay increases, or benefit increases.”.