CONGRESSWOMAN ELISE STEFANIK
On Tuesday, January 24, 2012, the House is scheduled to consider H.Res. 516 under a suspension of the rules requiring a two-thirds majority vote for approval. H.Res. 516 was introduced by Rep. Richard Nugent (R-FL) on January 18, 2012, and was referred to the Committee on the Budget.
H.Res. 516 would express the sense of the House of Representatives that the passage of a fiscal year 2013 Federal budget is of national importance.
According to the resolution’s findings, the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 established the modern budgeting process and requires the president to submit a budget to Congress each year. The findings also note that the last time the House of Representatives approved a budget was on April 15, 2011, while the last time the Senate approved a budget was on April 29, 2009. January 24, 2012, marks the 1,000 day since the Senate approved a budget for the U.S. government.
A CBO score for H.Res. 516 was not available as of press time.