H.R.1065 - Biennial Budgeting and Enhanced Oversight Act of 2017115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Messer, Luke [R-IN-6] (Introduced 02/15/2017)|
|Committees:||House - Budget; Oversight and Government Reform; Rules|
|Latest Action:||House - 02/15/2017 Referred to the Committee on the Budget, and in addition to the Committees on Oversight and Government Reform, and 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. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.1065 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (02/15/2017)
Biennial Budgeting and Enhanced Oversight Act of 2017
This bill amends the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, the Congressional Budget Impoundment and Control Act of 1974, and the Rules of the House of Representatives to change the process for the President's budget submission, congressional budget resolutions, appropriations bills, and government strategic and performance plans from the current annual process to a biennial process, in which a biennium is the two consecutive fiscal years beginning on October 1 of any odd-numbered year.
The House Budget Committee must use the second session of each Congress to study issues with long-term budgetary and economic implications.
The bill creates a point of order in the House and Senate against authorizations of appropriations that do not include specific authorizations covering at least each fiscal year in one or more bienniums.