Text: H.R.27 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (01/03/2019)


116th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 27


To amend the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 to eliminate automatic increases for inflation from CBO baseline projections for discretionary appropriations, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 3, 2019

Mr. Gohmert introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Budget


A BILL

To amend the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 to eliminate automatic increases for inflation from CBO baseline projections for discretionary appropriations, 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. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Zero-Baseline Budget Act of 2019”.

SEC. 2. Changes in the baseline.

Section 257(c) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 is amended—

(1) in the second sentence of paragraph (1), by striking everything that follows “current year,” and inserting “excluding resources designated as an emergency requirement and any resources provided in supplemental appropriation laws.”;

(2) by striking paragraphs (2), (3), (4), and (5);

(3) by redesignating paragraph (6) as paragraph (2); and

(4) by inserting after paragraph (2) the following new paragraph:

“(3) NO ADJUSTMENT FOR INFLATION.—No adjustment shall be made for inflation or for any other factor.”.