Budget Enforcement

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The House Budget Committee plays a key role in budget enforcement  during consideration of legislation by the House of Representatives.  The Budget Committee’s primary responsibility is to formulate the budget and once the budget is put into place, the Committee monitors legislation to ensure it abides by that budget.  Budget rules and limits originate from the following sources: (1) authorizing statues, (2) standing rules and special orders of business for the House of Representatives, (3) the Concurrent Resolution on the Budget and related House or conference reports thereon and, (4) material filed in the Congressional Record pursuant to authorities or requirements originating in the above named sources.  Budget-related authorizing statues can be referenced in the Compilation of Laws and Rules Relating to the Congressional Budget Process.  Budget rules for the 113th Congress can be found in section 3(b) of H.Res.5, Adopting Rules for the 113th Congress.  Special orders of business that affect budget rules are adopted on a case-by-case basis.   The concurrent resolution on the budget and House or conference reports thereon can be found on the Budgets tab on the home page.   Other budget material appearing in the Congressional Record is filed on a case-by-case basis.  A list of budget enforcement events during the 113th Congress and associated documentation can be found below.

Budget Enforcement in the 113th Congress

December 11, 2014

Congressional Record. Revisions to the Aggregates and Allocations of the Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Resolution.

Provides adjustments to accommodate funding for program integrity initiatives as provided for in the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015.

November 17, 2014

Congressional Record.  Current level for Fiscal Year 2014 and 2015 Budgets.

Provides current level and status of the fiscal year 2014 and 2015 budgets through November 17, 2014.

November 14, 2014

Congressional Record.  Revisions to the Aggregates and Allocations of the Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Resolution.

Provides adjustments to reflect the budgetary effect of legislation that reduces the deficit.  The adjustment captures the effect of the Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2014.

September 9, 2014

Congressional Record. Current level for Fiscal Year 2014 and 2015 Budgets.

Provides current level and status of the fiscal year 2014 and 2015 budgets through September 8, 2014.

June 17, 2014

Congressional Record.  Revisions to the Aggregates and Allocations of the Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Resolution.

Provides adjustments to accommodate disaster designated spending and revised estimates of discretionary outlays associated with base discretionary budget authority as provided for in the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013.

Congressional Record.  Current level for Fiscal Year 2015 Budget.

Provides current level and status of the fiscal year 2015 budget through June 13, 2014.

May 19, 2014

House Report 113-454. Revised Suballocation of Budget Allocations for Fiscal Year 2015

Provides suballocations to the subcommittees of the Committee on Appropriations.  Overrides the suballocations provided in H. Rpt. 113-425.

May 15, 2014

Congressional Record. Current Level for Fiscal Year 2015 Budget

Provides current level and status of fiscal year 2015 budget through October May 9, 2013.

April 30, 2014

H. Res. 557. Providing for Consideration of H.R. 4486

Specifies that allocations of mandatory budget authority as contained in the statement filed for the record by the Budget Committee Chairman on April 29, 2014, shall be considered as allocations to the Committee on Appropriations.  Provides that suballocations in House Report 113-425 shall be considered for all purposes in the House as suballocations under section 302(b) of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974.

April 29, 2014

House Report 113-425. Interim Suballocation of Budget Allocations for Fiscal Year 2015

Sets forth suballocations for the Legislative Branch and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs subcommittees of the Committee on Appropriations.

Congressional Record.  Aggregates,  Allocations and Other Budgetary Levels of the Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Resolution

Sets forth fiscal year 2015 budget allocations and aggregates as required by the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013.  Overrides levels set forth in H. Rpt. 113-403.

April 4, 2014

House Report 113-403. Report of the Committee on the Budget to Accompany H. Con. Res. 96

Sets forth allocations of spending authority to House committees and identifies accounts eligible for advance appropriations in a fiscal year beyond 2015.

H. Con. Res. 96. Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for Fiscal Year 2015         

Establishes a budget for Fiscal Year 2015

April 1, 2014

Congressional Record. Report on Means Tested and Non-Means Tested Programs

This report fulfills a requirement of Section 3 (e) of H. Res. 5, Adopting Rules for the 113th Congress.

March 12, 2014

Congressional Record. Revisions to the Aggregates and Allocations of the Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Resolution 

Adjustment to accommodate H.R. 4015, the SGR Repeal and Medicare Provider Payment Modernization Act of 2014. 

January 27, 2014

Congressional Record.  Aggregates,  Allocations and Other Budgetary Levels of the Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Resolution

Sets forth budget allocation and aggregates to authorizing committees as required by the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013.  Overrides levels set forth in H. Rpt. 113-17.

January 14, 2014

Congressional Record.  Aggregates,  Allocations and Other Budgetary Levels of the Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Resolution

Sets forth fiscal year 2014 budget allocations to the Committee on Appropriations as required by the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013.  Overrides levels set forth in H. Rpt. 113-17.

December 26, 2013

Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013

Revises statutory discretionary spending caps for fiscal years 2014 and 2015.

October 29, 2013

Congressional Record. Current Level for Fiscal Year 2014 Budget

Provides current level and status of fiscal year 2014 budget through October 22, 2013.

Congressional Record. Revisions to the Aggregates Allocations of the Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Resolution 

Adjustment for technical correction related to disaster designated spending.

October 4, 2013

Congressional Record. Revisions to the Aggregates Allocations of the Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Resolution 

Adjustment for disaster designated spending. 

September 11, 2013

Congressional Record. Current Level for Fiscal Year 2014 Budget

Provides current level and status of fiscal year 2014 budget through September 6, 2013.

July 8, 2013

House Report 113-143. Revised Suballocation of Budget Allocations for Fiscal Year 2014

Provides suballocations to the subcommittees of the Committee on Appropriations.  Overrides suballocations provided in H. Rpt. 113-96.

Congressional Record. Revisions to the Aggregates Allocations of the Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Resolution 

Adjustment for technical correction to Budget Control Act spending caps as determined by the Office of Management and Budget.

June 25, 2013

Congressional Record. Current Level for Fiscal Year 2014 Budget

Provides current level and status of fiscal year 2014 budget through June 17, 2013.

June 4, 2013

House Report 113-96. Suballocation of Budget Allocations for Fiscal Year 2014

Provides suballocations to the subcommittees of the Committee on Appropriations.

Congressional Record. Revisions to the Aggregates Allocations of the Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Resolution 

Adjustment for disaster designated spending

Congressional Record. Adjustment to the Levels in House Report 113-17                             

Adjustment to budget levels to take account of new information included in the budget submission by the President for fiscal year 2014 for veterans’ programs and the Global War on Terrorism.

H. Res. 243, Section 2. Providing for Consideration of H.R. 2216

Provides that H. Con. Res. 25 and the allocations of spending authority printed in tables 11 and 12 of H.Rpt. 113-17 shall have force and effect pending the adoption of a concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2014.

May 14, 2013

Congressional Record. Revisions to the Aggregates Allocations of the Fiscal Year 2013 Budget Resolution 

Adjustment to accommodate H.R. 45, a bill to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and healthcare-related provision in the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010.

March 15, 2013

House Report 113-17. Report of the Committee on the Budget to accompany H. Con. Res. 25  

Sets forth allocations of spending authority to House committees and identifies accounts eligible for advance appropriations. 

H. Con. Res. 25. Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for Fiscal Year 2014         

Establishes a budget for Fiscal Year 2014.

March 7, 2013

Congressional Record. Report on Means Tested and Non-Means Tested Programs

This report fulfills a requirement of Section 3 (e) of H. Res. 5, Adopting Rules for the 113th Congress.

January 25, 2013

Congressional Record. Current Level for Fiscal Year 2013 Budget

Provides current level and status of fiscal year 2013 budget through January 21, 2013.

January 22, 2013

Congressional Record. Revisions to the Aggregates Allocations of the Fiscal Year 2013 Budget Resolution 

Adjustment to accommodate the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012.

January 3, 2013

H. Res. 5, Section 3(b). Adopting Rules for the 113th Congress.  

Provides that H. Con. Res. 112 of the 112th Congress (the fiscal year 2013 budget) and the allocations of spending authority printed in tables 11 and 12 of H. Rpt. 112-421 shall remain in force and effect pending the adoption of concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2014.