BUDGET ENFORCEMENT LEVELS FOR FISCAL YEAR 2020; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 206
(Senate - December 19, 2019)

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             BUDGET ENFORCEMENT LEVELS FOR FISCAL YEAR 2020

  Mr. ENZI. Mr. President, section 251 of the Balanced Budget and 
Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985, BBEDCA, establishes statutory 
limits on discretionary spending and allows for various adjustments to 
those limits. In addition, sections 302 and 314(a) of the Congressional 
Budget Act of 1974 allow the chairman of the Budget Committee to 
establish and make revisions to allocations, aggregates, and levels 
consistent with those adjustments.
  The Senate will soon consider two measures: the House amendment to 
the Senate amendment to H.R. 1158, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 
2020, and the House amendment to the Senate amendment to H.R. 1865, the 
Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020. These measures contain 
spending that qualifies for cap adjustments under current law.
  The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020 includes multiple instances 
of cap adjustment eligible spending. The measure includes $70,855 
million in spending designated as being for overseas contingency 
operations, OCO, funding pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of 
BBEDCA. This budget authority, all of which falls into the revised 
security category, would result in $40,336 million in outlays in fiscal 
year 2020. The measure further includes $17,503 million in spending 
designated for disaster relief pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(D) of 
BBEDCA. This budget authority, all of which falls into the revised 
nonsecurity category, would result in $984 million in outlays. The 
measure also includes $1,771 million in revised security category 
budget authority that is designated as an emergency pursuant to section 
251(b)(2)(A)(i) of BBEDCA. CBO estimates that this budget authority, as 
well as other emergency designated changes, would increase net outlays 
by $914 million this fiscal year.
  The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020, also includes $2,500 
million in nonsecurity budget authority that is designated as being for 
the periodic U.S. Census pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(G) of BBEDCA. 
CBO estimates that this budget authority will result in $1,800 million 
in outlays in fiscal year 2020. Earlier this year, I made an adjustment 
to accommodate funding in this amount for this purpose and reaffirm 
those funds for use for this measure.
  The Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020 also includes 
multiple instances of cap adjustment eligible spending. The measure 
includes $8,645 million in spending designated as being for OCO funding 
pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of BBEDCA. This budget authority, 
$645 million of which falls into the revised security category and 
$8,000 million falls into the revised nonsecurity category, would 
result in $2,327 million in outlays in fiscal year 2020. The measure 
includes $1,842 million in spending designated for program integrity 
pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(B), section 251(b)(2)(C), and section 
251(b)(2)(E) of BBEDCA. This budget authority, all of which falls into 
the revised nonsecurity category, would result in $1,481 million in 
outlays. The measure also includes $6,764 million in revised 
nonsecurity category budget authority that is designated as an 
emergency pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of BBEDCA. CBO estimates 
that this budget authority, as well as other emergency designated 
changes, would increase net outlays by $1,705 million this fiscal year.
  The Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020 also includes 
$2,250 million in nonsecurity discretionary budget authority for 
wildfire suppression operations pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(F) of 
BBEDCA. This budget authority and its associated outlays of $2,250 
million qualify for an adjustment under the law. Earlier this year, I 
made an adjustment to accommodate funding in this amount for this 
purpose and reaffirm those funds for use for this measure. As such, I 
am revising the budget authority and outlay allocations to the 
Committee on Appropriations by increasing revised nonsecurity budget 
authority by $27,880 million, revised security budget authority by 
$79,500 million, and general outlays by $47,747 million in fiscal year 
2020. Further, I am increasing the budgetary aggregate for fiscal year 
2020 by $107,126 million in budget authority and $47,534 million in 
outlays.
  I ask unanimous consent that this notice and the accompanying tables, 
which provide details about the adjustment, be printed in the Record.
  There being no objection, the material was ordered to be printed in 
the Record, as follows:

                    REVISION TO BUDGETARY AGGREGATES
 (Pursuant to Sections 311 and 314(a) of the Congressional Budget Act of
                                  1974)
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                 $s in millions                            2020
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Current Spending Aggregates:
    Budget Authority...........................                3,708,996
    Outlays....................................                3,685,541
Adjustments:
    Budget Authority...........................                  107,126
    Outlays....................................                   47,534
Revised Spending Aggregates:
    Budget Authority...........................                3,816,122
    Outlays....................................                3,733,075
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 REVISION TO SPENDING ALLOCATION TO THE COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS FOR
                            FISCAL YEAR 2020
 (Pursuant to Sections 302 and 314(a) of the Congressional Budget Act of
                                  1974)
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                 $s in millions                            2020
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Current Allocation:
    Revised Security Discretionary Budget                        666,500
     Authority.................................
    Revised Nonsecurity Category Discretionary                   626,258
     Budget Authority..........................
    General Purpose Outlays....................                1,368,429
Adjustments:
    Revised Security Discretionary Budget                         79,500
     Authority.................................
    Revised Nonsecurity Category Discretionary                    27,880
     Budget Authority..........................
    General Purpose Outlays....................                   47,747
Revised Allocation:
    Revised Security Discretionary Budget                        746,000
     Authority.................................
    Revised Nonsecurity Category Discretionary                   654,138
     Budget Authority..........................
    General Purpose Outlays....................                1,416,176
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       Memorandum: Detail of Adjustments Made Above                  OCO               Program Integrity         Disaster Relief             Emergency           Wildfire Suppression         U.S. Census                 Total
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Revised Security Discretionary Budget Authority..........                   71,500                        0                        0                    8,000                        0                        0                   79,500
Revised Nonsecurity Category Discretionary Budget                            8,000                    1,842                   17,503                      535                        0                        0                   27,880
 Authority...............................................
General Purpose Outlays..................................                   42,663                    1,481                      984                    2,619                        0                        0                   47,747
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