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Titles (2)

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Budgeting for Disasters Act

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Official Titles as Introduced

A bill to require Congress to budget in advance for disasters, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
05/21/2019Introduced in Senate

All Actions (1)

Date All Actions
05/21/2019Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Budget.
Action By: Senate

Cosponsors (3)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
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 Budget05/21/2019 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.