Summary: H.R.3217 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.3217. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (06/11/2019)

Budgeting for Disasters Act

This bill modifies the budget enforcement procedures that apply to federal spending for natural disasters and emergencies.

The bill includes provisions that

  • eliminate the requirements to adjust annual discretionary spending limits to accommodate additional appropriations for disaster relief and wildfire suppression;
  • increase the number of votes that is required to waive the Senate point of order against emergency spending designations, which exempt spending from discretionary spending limits; and
  • require the Government Accountability Office to report on spending for emergencies and disaster relief.