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[Congressional Bills 111th Congress]
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[H. Res. 1492 Introduced in House (IH)]

111th CONGRESS
  2d Session
H. RES. 1492

         Providing for budget enforcement for fiscal year 2011.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                             June 30, 2010

 Mr. Spratt submitted the following resolution; which was referred to 
the Committee on the Budget, and in addition to the Committee on Rules, 
for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case 
for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of 
                        the committee concerned

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                               RESOLUTION


 
         Providing for budget enforcement for fiscal year 2011.

    Resolved,
    (a) Budget Enforcement.--For the purposes of budget enforcement:
            (1) Budget allocations.--The following allocations shall be 
        the allocations made pursuant to section 302(a) of the 
        Congressional Budget Act of 1974 to the Committee on 
        Appropriations and shall be enforceable under section 302(f)(1) 
        of that Act:
                    (A) Fiscal year 2010.--In addition to amounts 
                allocated under the concurrent resolution on the budget 
                for fiscal year 2010 (S. Con. Res. 13), the allocation 
                for new discretionary budget authority to the Committee 
                on Appropriations shall be increased up to $538,000,000 
                for program integrity initiatives listed in section 
                422(a) of S. Con. Res. 13. The outlay allocation for 
                fiscal year 2010 and fiscal year 2011 shall be adjusted 
                accordingly.
                    (B) Fiscal year 2011.--
                            (i) New discretionary budget authority, 
                        $1,121,000,000,000.
                            (ii) Discretionary outlays, 
                        $1,314,000,000,000.
                            (iii) New mandatory budget authority, 
                        $765,584,000,000.
                            (iv) Mandatory outlays, $755,502,000,000.
            (2) Discretionary spending enforcement provisions.--The 
        provisions of the concurrent resolution on the budget for 
        fiscal year 2010 (S. Con. Res. 13) shall remain in force and 
        effect in the House, except that the references in section 424 
        (point of order against advance appropriations) to fiscal years 
        2010 and 2011 shall be references to fiscal years 2011 and 
        2012, respectively.
    (b) Pay-As-You-Go Alignment.--
            (1) Paragraph (a) of clause 10 of rule XXI of the Rules of 
        the House of Representatives is amended to read as follows:
    ``(a)(1) Except as provided in paragraphs (b) and (c), it shall not 
be in order to consider any bill, joint resolution, amendment, or 
conference report if the provisions of such measure affecting direct 
spending and revenues have the net effect of increasing the on-budget 
deficit or reducing the on-budget surplus for either the period 
comprising--
            ``(A) the current year, the budget year, and the four years 
        following that budget year; or
            ``(B) the current year, the budget year, and the nine years 
        following that budget year.
    ``(2) The effect of such measure on the deficit or surplus shall be 
determined on the basis of estimates made by the Committee on the 
Budget relative to baseline estimates supplied by the Congressional 
Budget Office consistent with section 257 of the Balanced Budget and 
Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 and consistent with sections 
3(4), 3(8), and 4(c) of the Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act of 2010.
    ``(3) For the purpose of this clause, the terms `budget year', 
`current year', and `direct spending' have the meanings given those 
terms in section 250 of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit 
Control Act of 1985, except that the term `direct spending' shall 
include provisions in appropriation Acts that make outyear 
modifications to substantive law as described under section 3(4)(C) of 
the Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act of 2010.''.
            (2) Additional enforcement provisions.--For the purposes of 
        the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 or the concurrent 
        resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2010 (S. Con. Res. 
        13)--
                    (A) section 421 of S. Con. Res. 13 shall no longer 
                apply to the consideration of bills, joint resolutions, 
                amendments, or conference reports;
                    (B) the chairman of the Committee on the Budget may 
                exclude the effect of any ``current policy adjustment'' 
                as provided in section 4(c) of the Statutory Pay-As-
                You-Go Act of 2010 from a determination of the 
                budgetary effects of any provision in a bill, joint 
                resolution, amendment, or conference report; and
                    (C) the terms ``budget year'', ``current year'', 
                and ``direct spending'' have the meanings given those 
                terms in section 250 of the Balanced Budget and 
                Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985, except that the 
                term ``direct spending'' shall include provisions in 
                appropriation Acts that make outyear modifications to 
                substantive law as described under section 3(4)(C) of 
                the Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act of 2010.
    (c) Sense of the House on Deficit Reduction.--
            (1) Findings.--The House finds that--
                    (A) passage of the Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act of 
                2010, passage of legislation to reform the defense 
                acquisition system, and passage of health care reform 
                legislation reducing the deficit represented valuable 
                contributions to fiscal responsibility;
                    (B) strengthening the economy and creating jobs are 
                critical to reducing the long-term deficit;
                    (C) fiscally responsible investments in education, 
                including the retention of high-quality teachers in the 
                classroom, help to lay the foundation for a stronger 
                economy;
                    (D) the discretionary levels for 2011 included in 
                this resolution represent a reduction below the 
                President's comparable budgetary request, and further 
                contribute to fiscal discipline; and
                    (E) defending our country requires necessary 
                investments and reforms to strengthen our military--
                including providing sufficient resources to 
                aggressively pursue implementation of GAO 
                recommendations to achieve efficiencies, and evaluating 
                defense plans to ensure weapons systems that were 
                developed to counter Cold War-era threats are not 
                redundant and applicable to 21st century threats.
            (2) Sense of the house on deficit reduction.--It is the 
        sense of the House that--
                    (A) by 2015 the Federal budget should be in primary 
                balance--meaning that outlays in the Federal budget 
                shall equal receipts during a fiscal year, not counting 
                outlays for debt service payments;
                    (B) the debt-to-GDP ratio should be stabilized at 
                an acceptable level once the economy recovers;
                    (C) not later than September 15, 2010, the chairs 
                of committees should submit for printing in the 
                Congressional Record findings that identify changes in 
                law that help achieve deficit reduction by reducing 
                waste, fraud, abuse, and mismanagement, promoting 
                efficiency and reform of government, and controlling 
                spending within Government programs those committees 
                may authorize;
                    (D) prior to the adjournment of the 111th Congress, 
                any recommendations made by the National Commission on 
                Fiscal Responsibility and Reform and approved by the 
                Senate should be brought to a vote in the House of 
                Representatives; and
                    (E) any deficit reduction achieved by the enactment 
                of such legislation should be used for deficit 
                reduction only and should not be available to offset 
                the costs of future legislation.
    (d) Reserve Fund for Deficit Reduction.--Upon enactment of 
legislation containing recommendations in the final report of the 
National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, established by 
Executive Order 13531 on February 18, 2010, that decreases the deficit 
for either time period provided in clause 10 of rule XXI of the Rules 
of the House of Representatives, the chairman of the Committee on the 
Budget shall, for the purposes of the Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act of 
2010, exclude any net deficit reduction from his determination of the 
budgetary effects of such legislation, to ensure that the deficit 
reduction achieved by that legislation is used only for deficit 
reduction and is not available as an offset for any subsequent 
legislation.
    (e) House Rule XXVIII.--Nothing in this resolution shall be 
construed to engage rule XXVIII of the Rules of the House of 
Representatives.
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