S 81

112th CONGRESS
1st Session

S. 81

To direct unused appropriations for Senate Official Personnel and Office Expense Accounts to be deposited in the Treasury and used for deficit reduction or to reduce the Federal debt.

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

January 25 (legislative day, January 5), 2011

Mr. ISAKSON (for himself, Mr. NELSON of Nebraska, Mr. JOHANNS, Mr. BURR, Mr. WICKER, Mr. BARRASSO, Mr. LEE, Ms. COLLINS, Mr. ENZI, Mr. JOHNSON of Wisconsin, Mr. PAUL, Mr. CRAPO, Mr. THUNE, Mr. BROWN of Massachusetts, and Mr. GRAHAM) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration


A BILL

To direct unused appropriations for Senate Official Personnel and Office Expense Accounts to be deposited in the Treasury and used for deficit reduction or to reduce the Federal debt.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. REQUIRING AMOUNTS REMAINING IN SENATE OFFICIAL PERSONNEL AND OFFICE EXPENSE ACCOUNTS TO BE USED FOR DEFICIT REDUCTION OR TO REDUCE THE FEDERAL DEBT.

    (a) In General- Notwithstanding any other provision of law, any amounts appropriated for the Senate Official Personnel and Office Expense Accounts for the United States Senate for a fiscal year which remain after all payments are made under such accounts for the year shall be deposited in the Treasury and used for deficit reduction, except that in the case of a fiscal year for which there is no Federal budget deficit, such amounts shall be used to reduce the Federal debt (in such manner as the Secretary of the Treasury considers appropriate).

    (b) Regulations- The Committee on Rules and Administration shall promulgate such regulations as may be necessary to carry out this section.

    (c) Effective Date- This section shall apply with respect to fiscal year 2012 and each succeeding fiscal year.

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