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March 15, 2011, 8:00 pm ET - Amendment SA 199 proposed by Senator Paul.
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Full Text of this Amendment

SA 199. Mr. PAUL submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill S. 493, to reauthorize and improve the SBIR and STTR programs, and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

At the appropriate place, insert the following:


TITLE __X--CUT FEDERAL SPENDING ACT OF 2011
SEC. X01. SHORT TITLE AND DEFINITION.
(a) SHORT TITLE.--This title may be cited as the "Cut Federal Spending Act of 2011".

(b) DEFUND.--In this Act, the term "defund" with respect to an agency or program means--

(1) all unobligated balances of the discretionary appropriations, including any appropriations under this Act, made available to the agency or program are rescinded; and

(2) any statute authorizing the funding or activities of the agency or program is deemed to be repealed.

SEC. X02. LEGISLATIVE BRANCH.
Amounts made available for fiscal year 2011 for the legislative branch are reduced by $654,000,000.

SEC. X03. JUDICIAL BRANCH.
Amounts made available to the judicial branch for fiscal year 2011 are reduced on a pro rata basis by the amount required to bring total reduction to $155,000,000.

SEC. X04. AGRICULTURE.
Amounts made available to the Department of Agriculture for fiscal year 2011 are reduced on a pro rata basis by the amount required to bring total reduction to $1,427,000,000.

SEC. X05. COMMERCE.
Amounts made available to the Department of Commerce for fiscal year 2011 are reduced on a pro rata basis by the amount required to bring total reduction to $2,700,000,000.

SEC. X06. DEFENSE.
Amounts made available to the Department of Defense for fiscal year 2011 are reduced on a pro rata basis by the amount required to bring total reduction to $30,000,000,000.

SEC. X07. EDUCATION.
Amounts made available to the Department of Education for fiscal year 2011 are reduced on a pro rata basis by the amount required to bring total reduction to $46,258,000,000, except for the Pell grant program which shall be capped at $17,000,000,000.

SEC. X08. ENERGY.
Amounts made available to the Department of Energy for fiscal year 2011 are reduced on a pro rata basis by the amount required to bring total reduction to $9,602,000,000.

SEC. X09. HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Amounts made available to the Department of Health and Human Services for fiscal year 2011 are reduced on a pro rata basis by the amount required to bring total reduction to $26,510,000,000.

SEC. X10. HOMELAND SECURITY.
Amounts made available to the Department of Homeland Security for fiscal year 2011 are reduced on a pro rata basis by the amount required to bring total reduction to $4,603,000,000.

SEC. X11. HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT.
Amounts made available to the Department of Housing and Urban Development for fiscal year 2011 are reduced on a pro rata basis by the amount required to bring total reduction to $22,000,000,000.

SEC. X12. INTERIOR.
Amounts made available to the Department of the Interior for fiscal year 2011 are reduced on a pro rata basis by the amount required to bring total reduction to $1,808,000,000.

SEC. X13. JUSTICE.
Amounts made available to the Department of Justice for fiscal year 2011 are reduced on a pro rata basis by the amount required to bring total reduction to $4,811,000,000.

SEC. X14. LABOR.
Amounts made available to the Department of Labor for fiscal year 2011 are reduced on a pro rata basis by the amount required to bring total reduction to $3,260,000,000.

SEC. X15. STATE.
Amounts made available to the Department of State for fiscal year 2011 are reduced on a pro rata basis by the amount required to bring total reduction to $8,216,000,000.

SEC. X16. INTERNATIONAL ASSISTANCE.
International assistance programs are defunded effective on the date of enactment of this Act.

SEC. X17. TRANSPORTATION.
Amounts made available to the Department of Transportation for fiscal year 2011 are reduced on a pro rata basis by the amount required to bring total reduction to $14,724,000,000.

SEC. X18. VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
The Department of Veterans' Affairs shall not be subject to funding cuts in fiscal year 2011.

SEC. X19. CORPS OF ENGINEERS.
Amounts made available to the Corps of Engineers for fiscal year 2011 are reduced on a pro rata basis by the amount required to bring total reduction to $4,135,000,000.

SEC. X20. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY.
Amounts made available to the Environmental Protection Agency for fiscal year 2011 are reduced on a pro rata basis by the amount required to bring total reduction to $3,506,000,000.

SEC. X21. GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION.
Amounts made available to the General Services Administration for fiscal year 2011 are reduced on a pro rata basis by the amount required to bring total reduction to $1,140,000,000.

SEC. X22. NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION.
Amounts made available to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration for fiscal year 2011 are reduced on a pro rata basis by the amount required to bring total reduction to $480,000,000.

SEC. X22. NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION.
Amounts made available to the National Science Foundation for fiscal year 2011 are reduced on a pro rata basis by the amount required to bring total reduction to $1,733,000,000.

SEC. X23. OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT.
Amounts made available to the Office of Personnel Management for fiscal year 2011 are reduced on a pro rata basis by the amount required to bring total reduction to $133,000,000.

SEC. X24. SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION.
The Social Security Administration shall not be subject to funding cuts in fiscal year 2011.

SEC. X25. REPEAL OF INDEPENDENT AGENCIES.
The following agencies are defunded effective on the date of enactment of this Act:

(1) Affordable Housing Program.

(2) Commission on Fine Arts.

(3) Consumer Product Safety Commission.

(4) Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

(5) National Endowment for the Arts.

(6) National Endowment for the Humanities.

(7) State Justice Institute.



(As printed in the Congressional Record for the Senate on Mar 15, 2011.)