BBEDCA (Contents)

Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985

Section 251A

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Title II—Deficit Reduction Procedures 

PART C—EMERGENCY POWERS TO ELIMINATE DEFICITS IN EXCESS OF MAXIMUM DEFICIT AMOUNT

SEC. 251A.  ENFORCEMENT OF BUDGET GOAL.[1] 

Discretionary appropriations[2] and direct spending accounts shall be reduced in accordance with this section as follows:

(1) Calculation of total deficit reduction.—OMB shall calculate the amount of the deficit reduction required by this section for each of fiscal years 2013 through 2021 by—

(A) starting with $1,200,000,000,000;

(B) subtracting the amount of deficit reduction achieved by the enactment of a joint committee bill, as provided in section 401(b)(3)(B)(i)(II) of the Budget Control Act of 2011;[3]

(C) reducing the difference by 18 percent to account for debt service;[4]

(D) dividing the result by 9;[5] and

(E) for fiscal year 2013, reducing the amount calculated under subparagraphs (A) through (D) by $24,000,000,000.[6]

(2) Allocation to functions.—On March 1, 2013, for fiscal year 2013, and in its sequestration preview report for fiscal years 2014 through 2021 pursuant to section 254(c), OMB shall allocate half of the total reduction calculated pursuant to paragraph (1) for that year to discretionary appropriations and direct spending accounts within function 050 (defense function) and half to accounts in all other functions (nondefense functions).

(3) Defense function reduction.—OMB shall calculate the reductions to discretionary appropriations and direct spending for each of fiscal years 2013 through 2021 for defense function spending as follows:

(A) Discretionary.—OMB shall calculate the reduction to discretionary appropriations by—

(i) taking the total reduction for the defense function allocated for that year under paragraph (2);

(ii) multiplying by the discretionary spending limit for the revised security category for that year; and

(iii) dividing by the sum of the discretionary spending limit for the security category and OMB’s baseline estimate of nonexempt outlays for direct spending programs within the defense function for that year.

(B) Direct spending.—OMB shall calculate the reduction to direct spending by taking the total reduction for the defense function required for that year under paragraph (2) and subtracting the discretionary reduction calculated pursuant to subparagraph (A).

(4) Nondefense function reduction.—OMB shall calculate the reduction to discretionary appropriations and to direct spending for each of fiscal years 2013 through 2021 for programs in nondefense functions as follows:

(A) Discretionary.—OMB shall calculate the reduction to discretionary appropriations by—

(i) taking the total reduction for nondefense functions allocated for that year under paragraph (2);

(ii) multiplying by the discretionary spending limit for the revised nonsecurity category for that year; and

(iii) dividing by the sum of the discretionary spending limit for the revised nonsecurity category and OMB’s baseline estimate of nonexempt outlays for direct spending programs in nondefense functions for that year.

(B) Direct spending.—OMB shall calculate the reduction to direct spending programs by taking the total reduction for nondefense functions required for that year under paragraph (2) and subtracting the discretionary reduction calculated pursuant to subparagraph (A).

(C) Notwithstanding the 2 percent limit specified in subparagraph (A) for payments for the Medicare programs specified in section 256(d), the sequestration order of the President under such subparagraph for fiscal year 2023 shall be applied to such payments so that—

(i) with respect to the first 6 months in which such order is effective for such fiscal year, the payment reduction shall be 2.90 percent; and

(ii) with respect to the second 6 months in which such order is so effective for such fiscal year, the payment reduction shall be 1.11 percent.

(5) Implementing discretionary reductions.—

(A) Fiscal year 2013.—On March 1, 2013, for fiscal year 2013, OMB shall calculate and the President shall order a sequestration, effective upon issuance and under the procedures set forth in section 253(f), to reduce each account within the security category or nonsecurity category by a dollar amount calculated by multiplying the baseline level of budgetary resources in that account at that time by a uniform percentage necessary to achieve—

(i) for the revised security category, an amount equal to the defense function discretionary reduction calculated pursuant to paragraph (3); and

(ii) for the revised nonsecurity category, an amount equal to the nondefense function discretionary reduction calculated pursuant to paragraph (4).

(B) Fiscal years 2014-2021.—Except as provided by paragraphs (10), (11) and (12), on the date of the submission of its sequestration preview report for fiscal years 2014 through 2021 pursuant to section 254(c) for each of fiscal years 2014 through 2021, OMB shall reduce the discretionary spending limit—

(i) for the revised security category by the amount of the defense function discretionary reduction calculated pursuant to paragraph (3); and

(ii) for the revised nonsecurity category by the amount of the nondefense function discretionary reduction calculated pursuant to paragraph (4).

(6) Implementing direct spending reductions.—(A) On the date specified in paragraph (2) during each applicable year, OMB shall prepare and the President shall order a sequestration, effective upon issuance, of nonexempt direct spending to achieve the direct spending reduction calculated pursuant to paragraphs (3) and (4). When implementing the sequestration of direct spending pursuant to this paragraph, OMB shall follow the procedures specified in section 6[7] of the Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act of 2010, the exemptions specified in section 255, and the special rules specified in section 256, except that the percentage reduction for the Medicare programs specified in section 256(d) shall not be more than 2 percent for a fiscal year.[8]

(B) On the dates OMB issues its sequestration preview reports for fiscal year 2022, for fiscal year 2023, and for fiscal year 2024, pursuant to section 254(c), the President shall order a sequestration, effective upon issuance such that—

(i) the percentage reduction for nonexempt direct spending for the defense function is the same percent as the percentage reduction for nonexempt direct spending for the defense function for fiscal year 2021 calculated under paragraph (3)(B); and

(ii) the percentage reduction for nonexempt direct spending for nondefense functions is the same percent as the percentage reduction for nonexempt direct spending for nondefense functions for fiscal year 2021 calculated under paragraph (4)(B).

(C) Notwithstanding the 2 percent limit specified in sub-paragraph (A) for payments for the Medicare programs specified in section 256(d), the sequestration order of the President under such subparagraph for fiscal year 2023 shall be applied to such payments so that—

(i) with respect to the first 6 months in which such order is effective for such fiscal year, the payment reduction shall be 2.90 percent; and

(ii) with respect to the second 6 months in which such order is so effective for such fiscal year, the payment reduction shall be 1.11 percent.

(D) Notwithstanding the 2 percent limit specified in subparagraph (A) for payments for the Medicare programs specified in section 256(d), the sequestration order of the President under such subparagraph for fiscal year 2024 shall be applied to such payments so that—

(i) with respect to the first 6 months in which such order is effective for such fiscal year, the payment reduction shall be 4.0 percent; and

(ii) with respect to the second 6 months in which such order is so effective for such fiscal year, the payment reduction shall be 0.0 percent.[9]

(7) Adjustment for medicare.—If the percentage reduction for the Medicare programs would exceed 2 percent for a fiscal year in the absence of paragraph (6), OMB shall increase the reduction for all other discretionary appropriations and direct spending under paragraph (4) by a uniform percentage to a level sufficient to achieve the reduction required by paragraph (4) in the non-defense function.

(8) Implementation of reductions.—Any reductions imposed under this section shall be implemented in accordance with section 256(k).

(9) Report.—On the dates specified in paragraph (2), OMB shall submit a report to Congress containing information about the calculations required under this section, the adjusted discretionary spending limits, a listing of the reductions required for each nonexempt direct spending account, and any other data and explanations that enhance public understanding of this title and actions taken under it.

(10) Implementing direct spending reductions for fiscal years 2014 and 2015.—(A) OMB shall make the calculations necessary to implement the direct spending reductions calculated pursuant to paragraphs (3) and (4) without regard to the amendment made to section 251(c) revising the discretionary spending limits for fiscal years 2014 and 2015 by the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013.

(B) Paragraph (5)(B) shall not be implemented for fiscal years 2014 and 2015.[10]

(11) Implementing direct spending reductions for fiscal years 2016 and 2017.—(A) OMB shall make the calculations necessary to implement the direct spending reductions calculated pursuant to paragraphs (3) and (4) without regard to the amendment made tsection 251(c) of this title revising the discretionary spending limits for fiscal years 2016 and 2017 by the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015.

(B) Paragraph (5)(B) shall not be implemented for fiscal years 2016 and 2017.

(12) Implementing direct spending reductions for fiscal years 2018 and 2019.—(A) OMB shall make the calculations necessary to implement the direct spending reductions calculated pursuant to paragraphs (3) and (4) without regard to the amendment made to section 251(c) revising the discretionary spending limits for fiscal years 2018 and 2019 by the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018.[11]

(B) Paragraph (5)(B) shall not be implemented for fiscal years 2018 and 2019.

 

 

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COUNSEL NOTES
Codification

This section is classified to the U.S. Code at 2 U.S.C. 901A. A previous section 251A was also codified as section 901A of title 2, but was repealed by the Budget Enforcement Act of 1997 (Pub. L. 105-33) after its purpose as the Violent Crime Reduction Trust Fund had been served.  

ENDNOTES

[1] The term “budget goal” means the amount of deficit reduction that the Budget Control Act of 2011 (Pub. L. 112-25) was to achieve the period of years 2012 through 2021. This budgetary effect was to be achieved by (1) statutory discretionary spending limits lasting 10 years beginning in fiscal year 2012; and (2) an additional $1.2 trillion by either future enacted legislation,  or if that did not occur (which it did not) automatic procedures for the nine-year period beginning on January 2, 2013. See this BCA Report prepared by the Congressional Research Service for more information.

[2] Under section 254 of BBEDCA, a sequestration preview report is required to be submitted each year. In this report, OMB annually adjusts the discretionary spending limits. Fiscal years 2017 through 2021 are set in reports for those years when they are submitted. The  “OMB Sequestration Preview Report to the President and Congress for Fiscal Year 2016”, sets fiscal year 2016 limits. These adjustments before subsequent adjustments that take place under section 251(b) of BBEDCA. See supra at §202.

[3] The Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction did not report a bill, and hence nothing was enacted: This amount is zero.

[4] Because the amount of $1.2 trillion is not reduced under subparagraph (B), the 18 percent reduction is applied against the total amount: $216 billion for a net amount of $984 billion over the fiscal year 2013-2021 period.

[5] Dividing $984 billion by nine equals $109.3 billion per year. See the “OMB – Report Pursuant to the Sequestration Transparency Act of 2012 (P.L. 112–155) September 2012”, page 5, Table 1.

[6] American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (P.L. 112–240) added subparagraph (E) reducing the FY2013 sequestration by $24 billion to $85 billion.

[7] Section 6 of the Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act of 2010 directs OMB how to implement a direct spending sequester. A sequester under S-Paygo is distinct from a sequester under this section, and might both be necessary to be implemented. section 251A requires the President to order a sequester when the Sequestration Preview Report is transmitted to Congress while an S-Paygo sequester, if necessary, occurs within 15 days after the end of a session of Congress when the Final Sequestration Report is transmitted. 

[8] Section 256 of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 (see infra at §208) specifies that, when implementing a direct spending sequestration pursuant to a Final Sequestration Report order required under section 254 of that Act (see infra at §206), there is a 4 percent reduction in the Medicare program. The direct spending sequestration ordered pursuant to section 251A as devised by the Budget Control Act of 2011 is included in the Sequestration Preview Report of section 254. This is distinct from most other sequesters which depend on the “Sequestration Final Report” which is transmitted by the Office of Management and Budget within fifteen days after the date of the end of the session of Congress. The direct spending sequestration implementation is distinct from the discretionary spending sequestration in that the latter occurred through the reduction in the spending limits in section 251 while the former occurs on an annual basis and will continue through fiscal year 2024. The last spending limit on discretionary spending is set for fiscal year 2021. See supra at §202.

[9] The Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014  (Pub. L. 113–93)  added subparagraph (D).This amendment changed how the automatic sequestration under this section is applied. In doing so, a greater amount of outlay reduction is generated in fiscal year 2024 instead of fiscal year 2025, as would occur without this language. This timing shift generated greater savings within the applicable budget window causing the appearance of compliance.

[10] Fiscal years 2014 and 2015 were exempted from sequestration under this paragraph,. Included in the Bipartisan Budget Act of  2013 (P.L. 113-67), this paragraph preserved the calculation of the direct spending sequestration while providing the exemption for these two fiscal years.

[11] The Budget Control Act of 2011 requires the discretionary spending limits to be reduced from the level at which they were originally set in order to help achieve the deficit reduction goal of $1.2 trillion over fiscal years 2012 through 2021. Since the spending limits have been reset at a new level in subsection (a) of this section, the reduction is deactivated. This follows both the BBA 2013 and the BBA 2015.


Legislative History Notes
Public Laws

The Budget Control Act of 2011 (Pub. L. 112–25, title III, §302(a), Aug. 2, 2011, 125 Stat. 256) added section 251A to the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 (Pub. L. 99-177, title II, §251A) in the 1st Session of the 112th Congress.

The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (Pub. L. 112–240, title IX, §901(a), (c), Jan. 2, 2013, 126 Stat. 2370) amended the section 2nd Session of the 112th Congress.

Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013 (Pub. L. 113–67, div. A, title I, §101(b), (c), (d)(2), div. B, title II, §1205, Dec. 26, 2013, 127 Stat. 1167 , 1168, 1200) substantially amended the section in the 113th Congress;

Armed Forces COLA Reform Repeal from the BBA 2013 (Pub. L. 113–82, §1, Feb. 15, 2014, 128 Stat. 1009); this Act repealed spending reduction originally included in the BBA 2013, offset in this section by extending the direct spending sequester through fiscal year 2024. 

Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 (Pub. L. 113–93, title II, §222, Apr. 1, 2014, 128 Stat. 1077); this Act used a timing shift to accelerate existing law direct spending reductions for fiscal year 2014 by changing the date as to how they were applied.

Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 (Pub. L. 114–74, title I, §101(a), title VIII, §815, Nov. 2, 2015, 129 Stat. 585) in the 114th Congress repeated the amendments from the BBA 2013, extending direct spending sequesters through fiscal year 2025. 

Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, Pub. L. 115-123; 132 Stat. 64; February 9, 2018; H.R. 1892 (115th Congress) repeated the amending procedure of the BBA 2015 to the BBA 2013, extending direct spending sequesters through fiscal year 2027.

References in Text

Section 401(b)(3)(B)(i)(II) of the Budget Control Act of 2011, referred to in paragraph (1)(B), is section 401(b)(3)(B)(i)(II) of title IV of Pub. L. 112–25.

This title, referred to in paragraph (9), means title II (§200 et seq.) of Pub. L. 99–177, Dec. 12, 1985, 99 Stat. 1038 , known as the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013, referred to in paragraph (10)(A), is div. A of Pub. L. 113–67, Dec. 26, 2013, 127 Stat. 1165

Prior Provisions

A prior section 901a, Pub. L. 99–177, title II, §251A, as added Pub. L. 103–322, title XXXI, §310001(g)(1), Sept. 13, 1994, 108 Stat. 2104 , related to sequestration with respect to Violent Crime Reduction Trust Fund, prior to repeal by section 10204 of the Budget Enforcement Act of 1997 (Pub. L. 105–33, title X, §10204(a)(1), Aug. 5, 1997, 111 Stat. 702

Amendments 
2018

Paragraph (6)(B)

Pub. L. 115-123, §30101(c). Section 30101(c) of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 (BBA 2018) revised the years listed in section 251A(6)(B) by adding two additional fiscal years, though it reformulated the list as individual years over a period of time rather than each year separately stated. The amended subparagraph is as follows, with deleted text in strikethrough and added text in italics: 

(B) On the dates OMB issues its sequestration preview reports for for fiscal year 2022, for fiscal year 2023, for fiscal year 24, and for fiscal year 2025for each of fiscal years 2022 through 2027 pursuant to section 254(c), the President shall order a sequestration, effective upon issuance such that—

(i) the percentage reduction for nonexempt direct spending for the defense function is the same percent as the percentage reduction for nonexempt direct spending for the defense function for fiscal year 2021 calculated under paragraph (3)(B); and

(ii) the percentage reduction for nonexempt direct spending for nondefense functions is the same percent as the percentage reduction for nonexempt direct spending for nondefense functions for fiscal year 2021 calculated under paragraph (4)(B).

2015

Paragraph (5)(B)

Pub. L. 114–74§101(b)(1); the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 (BBA 2015) substituted “paragraphs (10) and (11)” for “paragraph (10)”.

Paragraph (6)(B)

Pub. L. 114–74§101(c)(1) (BBA 2015), in introductory provisions, substituted “for fiscal year 2024, and for fiscal year 2025” for “and for fiscal year 2024”.

Paragraph (6)(C) and (D)

Pub. L. 114–74§101(c)(2) and (3) (BBA 2015) redesignated subparagraph (D) as (C), substituted “fiscal year 2025” for “fiscal year 2024” in introductory provisions, and struck out former subparagraph (C) which read as follows:

(C) Notwithstanding the 2 percent limit specified in subparagraph (A) for payments for the Medicare programs specified in section 256(d) of this title, the sequestration order of the President under such subparagraph for fiscal year 2023 shall be applied to such payments so that—

(i) with respect to the first 6 months in which such order is effective for such fiscal year, the payment reduction shall be 2.90 percent; and

(ii) with respect to the second 6 months in which such order is so effective for such fiscal year, the payment reduction shall be 1.11 percent.

The language was initially inserted to generate more reductions into the fiscal year

Paragraph (11)

Pub. L. 114–74, §101(b)(2) (BBA 2015) added paragraph (11).

Paragraph (6)(B)

Pub. L. 113–82 (Armed Forces COLA Reform Repeal from the BBA 2013) substituted “, for fiscal year 2023, and for fiscal year 2024” for “and for fiscal year 2023”.

Paragraph (6)(D)

Pub. L. 113–93, § 222 (Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014) added subparagraph (D). 

2013

Pub. L. 113–67, §101(d)(2)(A), in introductory provisions substituted “Discretionary appropriations and direct spending accounts shall be reduced in accordance with this section as follows:” for “Unless a joint committee bill achieving an amount greater than $1,200,000,000,000 in deficit reduction as provided in section 401(b)(3)(B)(i)(II) of the Budget Control Act of 2011 is enacted by January 15, 2012, the discretionary spending limits listed in section 901(c) of this title shall be revised, and discretionary appropriations and direct spending shall be reduced, as follows:”.

Paragraph (1)

Pub. L. 113–67, §101(d)(2)(B), (C), redesignated par.(3) as (1) and struck out former par. (1) which defined “revised security category” as discretionary appropriations in budget function 050 and “revised nonsecurity category” as discretionary appropriations other than in budget function 050.

Paragraph (2)

Pub. L. 113–67, §101(d)(2)(B)–(D), redesignated par. (4) as (2), substituted “paragraph (1)” for “paragraph (3)”, and struck out former par. (2) which revised discretionary spending limits under section 901(c) of this title for fiscal years 2013 through 2021.

Paragraph (3)

Pub. L. 113–67, §101(d)(2)(C), (E), redesignated paragraph (5) as paragraph (3) and substituted “paragraph (2)” for “paragraph (4)” in two places. Former paragraph (3) was redesignated paragraph (1).

Paragraph (3)(E)

Pub. L. 112–240, §901(a), added subparagraph (E).

Paragraph (4)

Pub. L. 113–67, §101(d)(2)(C), (F), redesignated par. (6) as (4) and substituted “paragraph (2)” for “paragraph (4)” in two places. Former paragraph (4) was redesignated as paragraph (2).

Pub. L. 112–240, §901(c)(1), substituted “March 1, 2013” for “January 2, 2013”.

Paragraph (5)

Pub. L. 113–67, §101(d)(2)(C), (G), redesignated par. (7) as (5) and substituted “paragraph (3)” for “paragraph (5)” in two places and “paragraph (4)” for “paragraph (6)” in two places. Former par. (5) redesignated (3).

Paragraph (5)(B)

Pub. L. 113–67, §101(b)(2), substituted “Except as provided by paragraph (10), on” for “On” in introductory provisions.

Paragraph (6)

Pub. L. 113–67, §101(d)(2)(C), (H), redesignated paragraph (8) as paragraph (6) and, in subparagraph (A), substituted “paragraph (2)” for “paragraph (4)” and “paragraphs (3) and (4)” for “paragraphs (5) and (6)”. Former paragraph (6) was redesignated as paragraph (4).

Pub. L. 113–67, §101(c), designated existing provisions as subparagraph (A) and added subparagraph (B).

Paragraph (6)(C)

Pub. L. 113–67, §1205, added subparagraph (C).

Paragraph (7)

Pub. L. 113–67, §101(d)(2)(C), (I), redesignated paragraph (9) as paragraph (7), substituted “paragraph (6)” for “paragraph (8)”, and substituted “paragraph (4)” for “paragraph (6)” in two places. Former paragraph (7) was redesignated as paragraph (5).

Paragraph (7)(A)

Pub. L. 112–240, §901(c)(2), substituted “March 1, 2013” for “January 2, 2013” in introductory provisions.

Paragraph (8)

Pub. L. 113–67, §101(d)(2)(C), redesignated paragraph (10) as (8). Former paragraph (8) was redesignated as paragraph (6).

Paragraph (9)

Pub. L. 113–67, §101(d)(2)(C), (J) redesignated paragraph (11) as paragraph (9) and substituted “paragraph (2)” for “paragraph (4)”. Former paragraph (9) was redesignated as paragraph (7).

Paragraph (10)

Pub. L. 113–67, §101(b)(1), added paragraph (10). Former paragraph (10) was redesignated as paragraph (8).

Paragraph (11)

Pub. L. 113–67, §101(d)(2)(C), redesignated paragraph (11) as paragraph (9).

2013 Sequester 

Pub. L. 112–240, title IX, §901(e), Jan. 2, 2013, 126 Stat. 2370 , provided that: “On March 1, 2013, the President shall order a sequestration for fiscal year 2013 pursuant to section 251A of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 [2 U.S.C. 901a], as amended by this section, pursuant to which, only for the purposes of the calculation in sections 251A(5)(A), 251A(6)(A), and 251A(7)(A), section 251(c)(2) [former 2 U.S.C. 901(c)(2)] shall be applied as if it read as follows:

“(2) For fiscal year 2013-

“(A) for the security category, $544,000,000,000 in budget authority; and

“(B) for the nonsecurity category, $499,000,000,000 in budget authority;.”

Sequestration Order for Fiscal Year 2016 Pursuant to Section 251A of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act, as Amended

Order of President of the United States, dated Feb. 2, 2015, 80 F.R. 6645, provided:

By the authority vested in me as President by the laws of the United States of America, and in accordance with section 251A of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act (the “Act”), as amended, 2 U.S.C. 901a, I hereby order that, on October 1, 2015, direct spending budgetary resources for fiscal year 2016 in each non-exempt budget account be reduced by the amount calculated by the Office of Management and Budget in its report to the Congress of February 2, 2015.

All sequestrations shall be made in strict accordance with the requirements of section 251A of the Act and the specifications of the Office of Management and Budget’s report of February 2, 2015, prepared pursuant to section 251A(9) of the Act.

Barack Obama

Sequestration orders pursuant to this section for prior fiscal years were contained in the following: 

2015

Order of President of the United States, dated Mar. 10, 2014, 79 F.R. 14365.

Order of March 10, 2014

Sequestration Order for Fiscal Year 2015 Pursuant To Section 251A of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act, as Amended

By the authority vested in me as President by the laws of the United States of America, and in accordance with section 251A of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act (the ‘‘Act’’), as amended, 2 U.S.C. 901a, I hereby order that, on October 1, 2014, direct spending budgetary resources for fiscal year 2015 in each non-exempt budget account be reduced by the amount calculated by the Office of Management and Budget in its report to the Congress of March 10, 2014.

All sequestrations shall be made in strict accordance with the requirements of section 251A of the Act and the specifications of the Office of Management and Budget’s report of March 10, 2014, prepared pursuant to section 251A(9) of the Act.

Barack Obama

2014

Order of President of the United States, dated Apr. 10, 2013, 78 F.R. 22409.

Order of April 10, 2013

Sequestration Order for Fiscal Year 2014 Pursuant to Section 251A of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act, as Amended

By the authority vested in me as President by the laws of the United States of America, and in accordance with section 251A of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act (the ‘‘Act’’), as amended, 2 U.S.C. 901a, I hereby order that, on October 1, 2013, direct spending budgetary resources for fiscal year 2014 in each non-exempt budget account be reduced by the amount calculated by the Office of Management and Budget in its report to the Congress of April 10, 2013.

All sequestrations shall be made in strict accordance with the requirements of section 251A of the Act and the specifications of the Office of Management and Budget’s report of April 10, 2013, prepared pursuant to section 251A(11) of the Act.

Barack Obama

2013

Order of President of the United States, dated Mar. 1, 2013, 78 F.R. 14633.

[2 U.S.C. 901A]

 

 

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