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Zenlitened Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-01-11 01:51 PM
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Text of the Debt Ceiling Agreement, the ‘‘Budget Control Act of 2011’’
PDF version:
http://s3.documentcloud.org/documents/228727/debt-bill....

Embedded document version:
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/08/01/us/politi...

The bill is 74 pages long. Here is the intro:

1 SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; TABLE OF CONTENTS.
2 (a) SHORT TITLE.—This Act may be cited as the
3 ‘‘Budget Control Act of 2011’’.
4 (b) TABLE OF CONTENTS.—The table of contents for
5 this Act is as follows:

Sec. 1. Short title; table of contents.
Sec. 2. Severability.

TITLE I—TEN-YEAR DISCRETIONARY CAPS WITH SEQUESTER

Sec. 101. Enforcing discretionary spending limits.
Sec. 102. Definitions.
Sec. 103. Reports and orders.
Sec. 104. Expiration.
Sec. 105. Amendments to the Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974.
Sec. 106. Senate budget enforcement.

TITLE II—VOTE ON THE BALANCED BUDGET AMENDMENT

Sec. 201. Vote on the balanced budget amendment.
Sec. 202. Consideration by the other House.

TITLE III—DEBT CEILING DISAPPROVAL PROCESS

Sec. 301. Debt ceiling disapproval process.
Sec. 302. Enforcement of budget goal.

TITLE IV—JOINT SELECT COMMITTEE ON DEFICIT REDUCTION

Sec. 401. Establishment of Joint Select Committee.
Sec. 402. Expedited consideration of joint committee recommendations.
Sec. 403. Funding.
Sec. 404. Rulemaking.

TITLE V—PELL GRANT AND STUDENT LOAN PROGRAM CHANGES

Sec. 501. Federal Pell grants.
Sec. 502. Termination of authority to make interest subsidized loans to graduate and professional students.
Sec. 503. Termination of direct loan repayment incentives.
Sec. 504. Inapplicability of title IV negotiated rulemaking and master calendar exception.


See links above to read the bill in its entirety.
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ananda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-01-11 01:51 PM
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1. God it's a bad bill.
Just so sad.
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RUMMYisFROSTED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-01-11 01:54 PM
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2. The Patriot Act Control Act
:think: ...for once, goddamnit!
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Bluenorthwest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-01-11 01:57 PM
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3. Obama's steaming pile of legacy.
Awful stuff.
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RC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-01-11 02:30 PM
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4. One paragraph would have done it.

This is what our "Representatives" are working for, correct?
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Better Believe It Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-01-11 09:59 PM
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5. House members had only a few hours for their staffs/attorneys to study the bill before voting on it!

Talk about ramming a bill through Congress!
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