All Information (Except Text) for S.1579 - Budgeting for Disasters Act116th Congress (2019-2020) |
|Sponsor:||Sen. Romney, Mitt [R-UT] (Introduced 05/21/2019)|
|Committees:||Senate - Budget|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 05/21/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Budget. (All Actions)|
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|05/21/2019||Introduced in Senate|
05/21/2019 Introduced in Senate
All Actions (1)
|05/21/2019||Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Budget.|
Action By: Senate
05/21/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Budget.
|Sen. Lee, Mike [R-UT]*||05/21/2019|
|Sen. Braun, Mike [R-IN]*||05/21/2019|
|Sen. Toomey, Pat [R-PA]*||05/21/2019|
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|Senate Budget||05/21/2019||Referred to|
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Introduced in Senate (05/21/2019)
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.