Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013 (H.R. 933)

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House Republican Conference Summary

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This summary can be found at http://www.gop.gov/bill/113/1/hr933.

Background

FY 2013 government operations have been funded under a continuing resolution that passed the House on September 13, 2012 and was enacted into law on September 28, 2013.[1]  The CR continues the FY 2012 policies, which were enacted in PL 112-112-55, PL 112-74, and parts of PL 112-77, through March 27, 2013.[2]   It is important to note that the current continuing resolution and future appropriations acts are subject to the Budget Control Act of 2011, including the lower discretionary spending caps and the automatic across the board cuts that went into effect on March 1, 2013.  Because of the impact that both a continuing resolution and the sequester will have on the military, H.R. 933 includes full-year appropriations bills for the Department of Defense, military construction, and the Department of Veterans Affairs, which will allow the military and Department of Veterans Affairs to move forward with funding for critical national security needs, health and quality of life programs for armed forces and families as well as for our veterans.  For more information, see the Committee on Appropriations at http://appropriations.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=321979.

[2]Seeid. PL 112-55 contained the Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration and Related Agencies Appropriations, the Commerce Justice Science  and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, and the Transportation Housing and Urban Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act. PL 112-74 contained the remaining nine appropriations acts.

Summary

H. R. 933 includes the full-year FY 2013 Department of Defense, military construction, Department of Veterans Affairs appropriations bills.[1]  Remaining government operations will continue to be funded at FY 2012 levels as provided by H.J.Res. 117 and amended by the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012.  In addition, H.R. 933, contains a general provision enforcing the sequester, as required by the Budget Control Act of 2011.  Finally, certain anomalies are contained in the bill to maintain good government, enact recessions, and make other technical changes.[2] For the full text of H.R. 933 and the explanatory statement, click here.

[1] (See H.R. 5856 and 5854).

[2] Anomalies are exceptions to the formula used for calculating budget authority at certain levels. For more information see CRS Report titled: FY 2013 Continuing Resolution: Analysis of Components and Congressional Action, page 7.

Cost

CBO reported that enacting H.R. 933 would result in $984 billion in new budget authority.

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