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H.R.444 Require a PLAN Act, 113th Congress

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  • Latest Action: Feb 07, 2013 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Budget.

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  • Committee Assignment: Senate Committee on the Budget

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  • This bill's most-recent vote occurred on February 06, 2013, with a roll call of 253 ayes, 167 nays, and 11 not voting.

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  • 36% of users oppose H.R.444

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    • FreedomWorks

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    • On February 13, 2013, by manofwar9307 - This is a good idea once we have the budget closer to balancing, but eliminating over $1 trillion dollars in one year is unrealistic. Even over the course of 5 years, such drastic budget cuts could result in the economy falling back into recession. I think a better approach would be to require that the next budgets reduce the deficit by at least 10-15% every year. This puts us on line to reduce the budget without straining the economy too much and gives the Government time to decide which programs can be cut or reduced. Once the deficit is eliminated, or at least fairly close to being eliminated, we should then require that the budget stay balanced or leave excess funds to be used to reduce the National Debt until it is under $7 trillion (about half of the current GDP).

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      As noted by manofwar9307, a user on OpenCongress.org, on February 13, 2013, "This is a good idea once we have the budget closer to balancing, but eliminating over $1 trillion dollars in one year is unrealistic. Even over the course of 5 years, such drastic budget cuts could result in the economy falling back into recession. I think a better approach would be to require that the next budgets reduce the deficit by at least 10-15% every year. This puts us on line to reduce the budget without straining the economy too much and gives the Government time to decide which programs can be cut or reduced. Once the deficit is eliminated, or at least fairly close to being eliminated, we should then require that the budget stay balanced or leave excess funds to be used to reduce the National Debt until it is under $7 trillion (about half of the current GDP)."

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    • H.R.444 Require Presidential Leadership and No Deficit Act - February 08, 2013 by OpenCongress - ...would like to create a wiki entry for this bill, please Login, and then select the wiki tab to create it. Question: On Passage: H R 444 To require that, if the President’s fiscal year 2014 budget does not achieve balance in a fiscal year covered by su

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      As noted by OpenCongress on February 08, 2013, "...would like to create a wiki entry for this bill, please Login, and then select the wiki tab to create it. Question: On Passage: H R 444 To require that, if the President’s fiscal year 2014 budget does not achieve balance in a fiscal year covered by su" (http://www.opencongress.org/bill/113-h444/show)
    • Congress.org: How Hawaii's Elected Officials Voted - February 4, 2013 - February 04, 2013 by Hawaii Reporter - ...J. Leahy of Vermont. A vote on the motion to proceed to the measure is scheduled for Monday, Feburary 4. Require a PLAN Act - H.R.444 The House is expected to consider and pass a bill that would require the president to submit a FY 2014 budget that achi

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      As noted by Hawaii Reporter on February 04, 2013, "...J. Leahy of Vermont. A vote on the motion to proceed to the measure is scheduled for Monday, Feburary 4. Require a PLAN Act - H.R.444 The House is expected to consider and pass a bill that would require the president to submit a FY 2014 budget that achi" (http://www.hawaiireporter.com/congress-org-how-hawaiis-elected-officials-voted-february-4-2013/123)
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