Summary: H.R.1536 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.1536. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (03/05/2019)

Protecting Our Children's Future Act of 2019

This bill makes several changes to the federal budget process. The changes to the budget process include

  • converting the existing annual budget and appropriations process to a biennial process;
  • changing the calendar period for the federal fiscal year (currently October 1 through September 30) to January 1 through December 31;
  • requiring mandatory spending programs to be subject to the appropriations process with exceptions for Social Security, Medicare, programs administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs, and TRICARE;
  • requiring the baseline budget of each department or agency to be assumed to be zero and each proposed expenditure to be justified as if it were a new expenditure;
  • requiring Congress to consider appropriations bills using procedures similar to the existing budget reconciliation process, which includes expedited procedures that prevent a filibuster and restrict amendments in the Senate; and
  • withholding pay for Members of Congress if the House and Senate have not jointly agreed to a congressional budget resolution by June 30 of the first year of a Congress.