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      House Committee on the Budget
    IntroducedFebruary 25th, 2013

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Smarter Than Sequester Defense Spending Reduction Act

Official Title

To cancel the 251A sequester for the revised security category and to provide for a reduced spending plan with respect to the Department of Defense, and for other purposes.


Smarter Than Sequester Defense Spending Reduction Act - Amends the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 (Gramm-Rudman-Hollings Act) to nullify the presidential sequestration order issued for the revised security category (discretionary appropriations in budget function 050) for FY2013-FY2021 to enforce a specified budget goal. Requires the Department of Defense (DOD) to formulate and implement a plan with specified actions to reduce spending by specified minimum amounts over the 10-year period beginning upon enactment of this Act.

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