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  • No Budget, No Pay Act of 2013

    by Representative Patrick Murphy

    Posted on 2013-01-23

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    MURPHY of Florida. Madam Speaker, I have a motion to recommit at the desk.

    The SPEAKER pro tempore. Is the gentleman opposed to the bill? Mr. MURPHY of Florida. I am opposed in its current form.

    The SPEAKER pro tempore. The Clerk will report the motion to recommit.

    The Clerk read as follows: Mr. Murphy of Florida moves to recommit the bill H.R. 325 to the Committee on Ways and Means with instructions to report the same back to the House forthwith with the following amendment: Add at the end the following new section: SEC. 4. PROTECTING VETERANS, TROOPS, AND SENIORS FROM BENEFIT CUTS AND COST INCREASES.

    A concurrent resolution on the budget shall not be taken into account under section 3 if the concurrent resolution provides for-- (1) any cut in benefits for veterans, members of the Armed Forces, or their families; or (2) any cut in benefits for seniors, including-- (A) the elimination of guaranteed health insurance benefits for seniors or people with disabilities; (B) the conversion of Medicare into a voucher plan that provides limited payments to seniors or people with disabilities to purchase health care in the private health insurance market; (C) cuts in Medicaid health insurance benefits; (D) cuts in nursing home care; or (E) privatization of Social Security benefits.

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