S.2303 - A bill to exempt the Department of Defense and other national security agencies from sequestration.114th Congress (2015-2016)
|Sponsor:||Sen. McCain, John [R-AZ] (Introduced 11/18/2015)|
|Committees:||Senate - Budget|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 11/18/2015 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Budget. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.2303 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (11/18/2015)
This bill amends the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 to exempt national security agencies from sequestration, which is a process of automatic, usually across-the-board spending reductions under which budgetary resources are permanently cancelled to enforce specific budget policy goals.
The exemption applies to the Department of Defense, each element of the intelligence community, the Department of State, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Department of Homeland Security, and the National Nuclear Security Administration.