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House Report 109-750 - ACTIVITIES and SUMMARY REPORT of the COMMITTEE ON THE BUDGET HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES One Hundred Ninth Congress (Pursuant to House Rule XI, Cl. 1.(d))




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                                                 Union Calendar No. 452

109th Congress, 2d Session - - - - - - - - - - - - House Report 109-750

                               ACTIVITIES

                                  and

                             SUMMARY REPORT

                                 of the

                        COMMITTEE ON THE BUDGET

                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                       One Hundred Ninth Congress

                 (Pursuant to House Rule XI, Cl. 1.(d))

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January 2, 2007.--Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the 
              State of the Union and ordered to be printed
                        COMMITTEE ON THE BUDGET

                       JIM NUSSLE, Iowa, Chairman
JIM RYUN, Kansas                     JOHN M. SPRATT, Jr., South 
ANDER CRENSHAW, Florida                  Carolina,
ADAM H. PUTNAM, Florida                Ranking Minority Member
ROGER F. WICKER, Mississippi         DENNIS MOORE, Kansas
KENNY C. HULSHOF, Missouri           RICHARD E. NEAL, Massachusetts
JO BONNER, Alabama                   ROSA L. DeLAURO, Connecticut
SCOTT GARRETT, New Jersey            CHET EDWARDS, Texas
J. GRESHAM BARRETT, South Carolina   HAROLD E. FORD, Jr., Tennessee
THADDEUS G. McCOTTER, Michigan       LOIS CAPPS, California
MARIO DIAZ-BALART, Florida           BRIAN BAIRD, Washington
JEB HENSARLING, Texas                JIM COOPER, Tennessee
DANIEL E. LUNGREN, California        ARTUR DAVIS, Alabama
PETE SESSIONS, Texas                 WILLIAM J. JEFFERSON, Louisiana
PAUL RYAN, Wisconsin                 THOMAS H. ALLEN, Maine
MICHAEL K. SIMPSON, Idaho            ED CASE, Hawaii
JEB BRADLEY, New Hampshire           CYNTHIA McKINNEY, Georgia
PATRICK T. McHENRY, North Carolina   HENRY CUELLAR, Texas
CONNIE MACK, Florida                 ALLYSON Y. SCHWARTZ, Pennsylvania
K. MICHAEL CONAWAY, Texas            RON KIND, Wisconsin
CHRIS CHOCOLA, Indiana
JOHN CAMPBELL, California
                           Professional Staff
                     James T. Bates, Chief of Staff
       Thomas S. Kahn, Minority Staff Director and Chief Counsel


                         LETTER OF TRANSMITTAL

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                                   Committee on the Budget,
                                   Washington, DC, January 2, 2007.
Hon. Karen L. Haas,
Clerk of the House, House of Representatives,
Washington, DC.
    Dear Ms. Haas: Pursuant to Clause 1(d) of House Rule XI, I 
am pleased to transmit a report on the activities of the 
Committee on the Budget during the 109th Congress.
            Sincerely,
                                                Jim Nussle,
                                                          Chairman.


                            C O N T E N T S

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Letter of Transmittal............................................   III
Jurisdiction and Functions of the Committee......................     1
Summary of Committee Activities..................................     2
Summary of Activities in the 109th Congress:.....................
    Fiscal Year 2006 Budget Cycle................................     2
    Fiscal Year 2007 Budget Cycle................................     5
    Other Legislative Activities.................................     6
    Budget Enforcement...........................................     7
    Oversight Activities.........................................     8
Legislative History of Measures on Which Action Was Taken........     9
Bills and Resolutions Referred to Committee......................    16
Committee Publications:..........................................
    Committee Reports............................................    19
    Committee Hearings...........................................    19
    House Budget Committee Majority Caucus Publications..........    21
    House Budget Committee Minority Caucus Publications..........    24
                                                 Union Calendar No. 452
109th Congress                                                   Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 2d Session                                                     109-750

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      ACTIVITIES AND SUMMARY REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON THE BUDGET

                                _______
                                

January 2, 2006.--Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the 
              State of the Union and ordered to be printed

                                _______
                                

  Mr. Nussle of Iowa, from the Committee on the Budget, submitted the 
                               following:

                              R E P O R T

              Jurisdiction and Functions of the Committee

    The Committee on the Budget was established by the 
Congressional Budget Act of 1974. The committee has been 
responsible for developing and reporting the annual 
congressional budget resolution, for assembling and reporting 
any reconciliation legislation required by that resolution, and 
working on the congressional budget process. In the 105th 
Congress, its jurisdiction was expanded to include budget 
process, generally.
    The main purpose of the budget resolution is to provide an 
overall framework and plan for congressional action on spending 
and revenue legislation. It sets ceilings on total budget 
authority and outlays and a floor on total revenues. It also 
allocates spending authority to the appropriations committees 
and among the various authorizing committees of the House and 
Senate that have jurisdiction over direct spending programs. 
The limits and allocations set by the budget resolution are 
enforced through points of order in the House and Senate.
    The budget reconciliation process is used when changes in 
entitlement or tax law are needed to implement the plan set out 
in the budget resolution. The process begins with the inclusion 
of ``reconciliation instructions'' in the budget resolution. 
These instructions direct the appropriate authorizing 
committees to report legislation revising programs under their 
jurisdiction to change projected spending by specified amounts. 
They may also direct the tax-writing committees to report 
legislation revising tax law to change revenues by specified 
amounts.
    In response to reconciliation instructions, the various 
committees report their legislative recommendations to the 
Budget Committee. The Budget Committee then assembles the 
legislation into an omnibus legislative package--without making 
any substantive revisions--for consideration by the House. The 
Budget Committee not only has jurisdiction over budget 
resolutions and reconciliation bills, it has legislative 
jurisdiction over major elements of the budget process and 
various statutory controls over the Federal budget.
    When the House of Representatives adopted Rules for the 
104th Congress (H. Res. 6) on January 5, 1995, the Budget 
Committee achieved for the first time legislative jurisdiction 
over major elements of the congressional budget process and 
various statutory controls over the Federal budget. In adopting 
the Rules of the House of Representatives for the 105th 
Congress (H. Res. 5) on January 7, 1997, the Budget Committee 
extended its legislative jurisdiction even further to cover not 
only the congressional budget process but all budget process in 
general. The committee's jurisdictional statement, House Rule 
X, clause 1(d), now reads as follows:
    (1) Concurrent resolutions on the budget (as defined in 
section 3(4) of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974), other 
matters required to be referred to the committee under titles 
III and IV of that Act, and other measures setting forth 
appropriate levels of budget totals for the United States 
Government.
    (2) Budget process generally.
    (3) Establishment, extension, and enforcement of special 
controls over the Federal budget, including the budgetary 
treatment of off-budget Federal agencies and measures providing 
exemption from reduction under any order issued under part C of 
the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.
    Under subparagraph (d)(1), the Budget Committee has 
exclusive jurisdiction over both budgetary levels and budgetary 
concepts. And under subparagraph (d)(2), the Budget Committee 
has primary jurisdiction over the budget process, as well as, 
secondary jurisdiction over purely procedural aspects of the 
congressional budget process. Finally under subparagraph 
(d)(3), the Budget Committee has exclusive jurisdiction over 
the establishment, extension, and enforcement of mandatory and 
discretionary spending limits, PAYGO requirements, and other 
special budgetary mechanisms to control spending, the deficit, 
or the Federal budgets, including the sequestration process.
    In addition to its legislative duties, the Budget Committee 
continues to have responsibilities for oversight and studies. 
These responsibilities include oversight of the Congressional 
Budget Office; study of the outlay effects of existing and 
proposed legislation; study of off-budget entities; study of 
tax expenditures; and study of proposals to improve and 
facilitate the congressional budget process.

                         Summary of Activities


                     FISCAL YEAR 2006 BUDGET CYCLE

    The committee began consideration of the congressional 
budget for fiscal year 2006 on March 9, 2005, with the markup 
of the Fiscal Year 2006 Concurrent Resolution on the Budget, H. 
Con. Res. 95. Out of 25 amendments offered, only 1 was adopted.
    Mr. Bradley offered an amendment to increase spending 
levels of function 700 to reflect higher funding for 
discretionary Veterans' programs; and decrease funding in 
function 150 to reflect lower funding for international aid 
programs. The amendment offered by Mr. Bradley was agreed to by 
a voice vote.
    The report accompanying House Concurrent Resolution 95, 
House Report 109-17, was filed on March 11, 2005. The Committee 
on Rules reported a rule (H. Res. 154, H. Rept. 109-19) 
providing for the consideration of the concurrent budget 
resolution. The rule provided for a period of debate not to 
exceed five hours, with four hours of general debate confined 
to the congressional budget equally divided and controlled by 
the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on 
the Budget and one hour of general debate on the subject of 
economic goals and policies equally divided and controlled by 
Representative Saxton of New Jersey and Representative Maloney 
of New York or their designees. After the debate, no further 
consideration of the budget resolution would be in order except 
pursuant to a subsequent order of the House. The rule provided 
that after passage of H. Con. Res. 95, it shall be in order to 
consider in the House, S. Con. Res. 18, to move to strike all 
after the resolving clause of S. Con. Res. 18, and to insert 
the provisions of H. Con. Res. 95 as passed by the House.
    The rule allowed the consideration of three alternative 
budgets: the Watt Congressional Black Caucus Substitute; the 
Hensarling Republican Study Committee Substitute; and the 
Spratt Democratic Substitute. H. Res. 154 was passed by the 
House on March 16, 2005.
    Under the terms of H. Res. 154, the House began 
consideration of H. Con. Res. 95 on March 16, 2005. All three 
alternative budgets made in order were defeated on recorded 
votes; and the budget resolution was agreed to by a recorded 
vote (218-214). The House passed bill instructed nine 
authorizing committees to achieve a reduction in mandatory 
outlays of approximately $69 billion over the fiscal year 2006-
2010 period and for the Committee on Ways and Means to achieve 
changes in revenue of $45 billion over the same period.
    On April 4, 2005, the Senate struck all after the Enacting 
Clause and substituted the language of S. Con. Res. 18 amended. 
The resolution, with an amendment, was agreed to in the Senate 
by unanimous consent. The House agreed to a conference with the 
Senate on the budget resolution. The conference committee met 
on April 27, 2005. The conferees agreed to a conference report, 
H. Rept. 109-62. The House agreed to the conference report on 
April 28, 2005, by a recorded vote (214-211) and the Senate 
agreed to the conference report that same day by a recorded 
vote (52-47). Section 201 of the conference report set forth 
reconciliation instructions for eight committees to slow the 
growth of mandatory spending in programs within their 
jurisdiction by instructing the following: the House Committee 
on Agriculture to propose changes in laws within its 
jurisdiction sufficient to reduce the level of direct spending for that 
committee by $173,000,000 in outlays for fiscal year 2006 and 
$3,000,000,000 in outlays for the period of fiscal years 2006 through 
2010; the House Committee on Education and the Workforce to propose 
changes in laws within its jurisdiction sufficient to reduce the level 
of direct spending for that committee by $992,000,000 in outlays for 
fiscal years 2005 and 2006 and $12,651,000,000 in outlays for the 
period of fiscal years 2005 through 2010; the House Committee on Energy 
and Commerce to propose changes in laws within its jurisdiction 
sufficient to reduce the level of direct spending for that committee by 
$2,000,000 in outlays for fiscal year 2006 and $14,734,000,000 in 
outlays for the period of fiscal years 2006 through 2010; the House 
Committee on Financial Services to propose changes in laws within its 
jurisdiction sufficient to reduce the level of direct spending for that 
committee by $30,000,000 in outlays for fiscal year 2006 and 
$470,000,000 in outlays for the period of fiscal years 2006 through 
2010; the House Committee on the Judiciary to propose changes in laws 
within its jurisdiction sufficient to reduce the level of direct 
spending for that committee by $60,000,000 in outlays for fiscal year 
2006 and $300,000,000 in outlays for the period of fiscal years 2006 
through 2010; the House Committee on Resources to propose changes in 
laws within its jurisdiction sufficient to reduce the level of direct 
spending for that committee by $2,400,000,000 in outlays for the period 
of fiscal years 2006 through 2010; the House Committee on 
Transportation and Infrastructure to propose changes in laws within its 
jurisdiction sufficient to reduce the level of direct spending for that 
committee by $12,000,000 in outlays for fiscal year 2006 and 
$103,000,000 in outlays for the period of fiscal years 2006 through 
2010, and the House Committee on Ways and Means to propose changes in 
laws within its jurisdiction sufficient to reduce the deficit by 
$250,000,000 for fiscal year 2006 and $1,000,000,000 for the period of 
fiscal years 2006 through 2010. The House Committee on Ways and Means 
was also instructed to report to the House a reconciliation bill not 
later than September 23, 2005, that consists of changes in laws within 
its jurisdiction sufficient to reduce revenues by not more than 
$11,000,000,000 for fiscal year 2006 and by not more than 
$70,000,000,000 for the period of fiscal years 2006 through 2010, as 
well as report to the House a reconciliation bill not later than 
September 30, 2005, that consists solely of changes in laws within its 
jurisdiction to increase the statutory debt limit by $781,000,000,000. 
The conference agreement for H. Con. Res. 95 provided for changes in 
mandatory outlays of approximately $35 billion; changes in revenues of 
$70 billion and a change in the statutory debt limit of $781 billion 
over the FY2006-FY2010 period.
    Chairman Nussle introduced H.R. 4241, the Deficit Reduction 
Act of 2005 on November 7, 2005 which pursuant to H. Con. Res. 
95 (congressional budget resolution for fiscal year 2006) 
provided for submissions to slow the growth in mandatory 
spending and to achieve deficit reduction by the following 
House Committees: (1) Agriculture; (2) Education and the 
Workforce; (3) Energy and Commerce; (4) Financial Services; (5) 
the Judiciary; (6) Resources; (7) Transportation and 
Infrastructure; and (8) Ways and Means. On November 18, 2005 by 
a recorded vote (217-215), the House agreed to H.R. 4241, as 
amended. The Senate considered the companion reconciliation 
bill, S. 1932, on November 1, 2, and 3, 2005; finally agreeing 
to the bill on November 3 by a recorded vote (52-47). The bill 
became Public Law 109-171 when the President signed the bill on 
February 8, 2006 providing for mandatory savings of 
approximately $39 billion over the fiscal year 2006-2010 
period.

                     FISCAL YEAR 2007 BUDGET CYCLE

    The congressional budget cycle commenced on March 29, 2006, 
with the markup of the Fiscal Year 2007 Concurrent Resolution 
on the Budget, H. Con. Res. 376. Out of 23 amendments offered, 
only 3 were adopted. Mr. Bradley offered an amendment to 
increase spending levels of function 700 to reflect higher 
funding for discretionary Veterans' programs; and decrease 
funding in function 150 to reflect lower funding for 
international aid programs. The amendment offered by Mr. 
Bradley was agreed to by a voice vote.
    Mr. Cooper offered an amendment that expressed the sense of 
the Congress that the determination of the congressional budget 
for the United States and the President's budget request should 
include consideration of the financial report of the U.S. 
Government. Mr. Cooper's amendment was agreed to.
    Mr. McCotter offered an amendment that added a sense of 
Congress that any revenue increases achieved through recovery 
of taxes legally owed to the U.S. Treasury, but not actually 
paid (the so-called ``tax gap'')--shall be dedicated entirely 
to reducing the deficit and the accumulated debt, and to 
financing additional spending.
    The report accompanying House Concurrent Resolution 376, 
House Report 109-402, was filed on March 31, 2006. The 
Committee on Rules reported a rule (H. Res. 766) providing for 
the consideration of the concurrent budget resolution. The rule 
provided four hours for general debate, with three hours of 
general debate confined to the congressional budget equally 
divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority 
member of the Committee on the Budget and one hour of general 
debate on the subject of economic goals and policies equally 
divided and controlled by Representative Saxton of New Jersey 
and Representative Maloney of New York or their designees. The 
House passed H. Res. 766 on April 5, 2006.
    The Committee on Rules reported an additional rule (H. Res. 
817) which provided that the Manager's amendment printed in 
Part A of the report of the Committee on Rules (H. Rept. 109-
468) be considered as adopted in the House and in the Committee 
of the Whole. The Manager's Amendment provided for a 
discretionary emergency reserve of $6.45 billion for natural 
disasters, taking into account enactment of the pending 
supplemental and based on a realistic average of emergency 
designated spending in prior years (excluding highs and lows). 
The amount represented an increase from the $4.3 billion 
estimate in the committee reported resolution, which was based 
on 10 accounts most commonly associated with emergency spending 
(e.g. wildland firefighting, FEMA disaster relief, SBA disaster 
loans, ACOE Flood Control). The adjustment accommodated 
additional emergency effects in other accounts--such as 
international relief efforts, Federal Highway Administration 
emergency relief, and refugee assistance. Emergency 
appropriations above the reserve would be subject to a Budget 
Committee vote to raise the applicable limits. The amendment 
provided a deficit-neutral reserve fund of $3.1 billion for 
Labor-HHS, education, and other domestic priorities, should 
savings be achieved elsewhere. It stipulated that there will be 
no separate reserve in fiscal year 2007 for avian flu, because 
the funding will be provided in fiscal year 2006. The deadline 
for submission of reconciliation legislation was rescheduled to 
June 9, 2006. The amendment also adjusted certain budget levels 
to be consistent with the changes above. The rule also allowed 
the consideration of three alternative budgets: the Watt 
Congressional Black Caucus Substitute; the Hensarling 
Republican Study Committee Substitute; and the Spratt 
Democratic Substitute. The House passed H. Res. 817 on May 17, 
2006.
    The House began consideration of H. Con. Res. 376 on May 
17, 2006. All three alternative budgets made in order were 
defeated; and, the budget resolution was agreed to by a 
recorded vote (218-210). On March 10, 2006, the Senate reported 
S. Con. Res. 83 without written report. The Senate began 
consideration of S. Con. Res. 83 on March 13, 2006 and agreed 
to the resolution with amendments on March 16, 2006 by a 
recorded vote (51-49). The House and Senate were not able to 
agree to a budget resolution for fiscal year 2007. As a result, 
the Congress never adopted the budget resolution for fiscal 
year 2007.
    On May 18, 2006 the House agreed to H. Res. 818, the rule 
which provided for consideration of the bill (H.R. 5386) making 
appropriations for the Department of the Interior, environment, 
and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 
2007, and for other purposes. Included in H. Res. 818 was a 
provision that upon passage of the rule, deemed the entire 
House-passed budget resolution to be in force, governing all 
spending bills that were brought to the House. In effect, the 
House adopted a final budget. The Senate established 
discretionary spending limits by attaching its deeming 
resolution to the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for 
FY2006 (H.R. 4939), which became law (P.L. 109-234) on June 15, 
2006. This meant that congressional budget controls under the 
Budget Act could be enforced.

                      OTHER LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITIES

H. Res. 5, the organizing resolution

    The organizing resolution (H. Res. 5) adopted by the House 
on January 4, 2005 at the commencement of the One Hundred Ninth 
Congress contained provisions related to the congressional 
budget process. It modified the composition of the Committee on 
the Budget to permit one Member to be designated by (currently, 
from) the elected leadership of the majority party and one 
Member to be designated by (currently, from) the elected 
leadership of the minority party. The resolution also contained 
several provisions relating to the enforcement of the 
Congressional Budget that were continued from the 108th 
Congress. The first provision provided that references in 
section 306 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 to 
resolutions shall be construed in the House of Representatives 
as references to a joint resolution. The second provision 
provided that section 303 of the Congressional Budget Act of 
1974 apply to manager's amendments made in order and deemed to 
be original text by operation of a special rule. The third 
provision provided that the establishment for a Federal office 
or position a specified or minimum level of compensation to be 
funded by annual discretionary appropriations shall not be 
considered as providing new entitlement authority within the 
meaning of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974. The resolution 
stated that provisions of the conference report of S. Con. Res. 
95 (budget ``deeming'' resolution) in the 108th Congress shall 
have effect in the 109th Congress until a concurrent resolution 
for FY 2007 is adopted.
    On June 14, 2006, the Committee on the Budget considered 
H.R. 4890 (originally introduced by Rep. Paul Ryan on March 7, 
2006), a bill to amend the Congressional Budget and Impoundment 
Control Act of 1974 to provide for theexpedited consideration 
of certain proposed rescissions of budget authority. The committee 
ordered the bill reported. On June 16, 2006, Chairman Nussle reported 
H.R. 4890, as amended, to the House (H. Rept. 109-505, Part I). The 
Committee on Rules, which had secondary jurisdiction over H.R. 4890, 
reported the bill to the House on June 19, 2006 (H. Rept. 109-505, Part 
II). H.R. 4980 was passed in the House by recorded vote (247-172) on 
June 22, 2006.

Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A 
        Legacy for Users

    On May 26, 2005, the House agreed to go to conference with 
the Senate on the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient 
Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users, H.R. 3. Three 
Members of the Budget Committee were appointed by the Speaker 
as representatives of the Budget Committee--Jim Nussle, Mario 
Diaz-Balart, and John M. Spratt, Jr.--for the consideration of 
sections 8001-8003 of the House bill and Title III of the 
Senate amendment, and modifications committed to conference. 
H.R. 3 (enacted as Public Law 109-59 on August 10, 2005) 
authorizes appropriations through FY2009 for highway programs 
out of the Highway Trust Fund, authorizes appropriations for 
FY2005-FY2009 for highway safety programs, revises requirements 
for the development and revitalization of U.S. public 
transportation systems, amends federal transportation law to 
authorize appropriations for FY2005-FY2009 for motor carrier 
safety, authorizes appropriations for FY2005-FY2009 for 
research and amends federal highway law to revise metropolitan 
planning requirements. It also includes provisions for: 
hazardous materials transportation; transportation 
discretionary spending guarantee; rail transportation; 
miscellaneous provisions and highway reauthorization and excise 
tax simplification.

                           BUDGET ENFORCEMENT

    Under Chairman Nussle's leadership, the committee worked 
diligently to enforce the budget in the 109th Congress. 
Committee staff monitored all legislation prepared for 
consideration on the House floor for spending and revenue 
implications. By working with authorizing and appropriations 
committee staff, the Rules Committee and House leadership, 
legislation that would have violated the budget was often 
amended to avoid conflicts with the budget or dropped from 
House floor consideration altogether. Chairman Nussle 
consistently objected to legislation brought before the House 
that violated the budget.
    To further educate Members of Congress and their staff on 
the budgetary implications of the bills to be considered by 
Congress, the committee continued the use of ``Budget Week.'' 
Budget Week, a majority committee staff report which began in 
May 2001, reported on the budgetary implications of each bill 
scheduled for consideration in a given week. A green, yellow, 
and red flag system enabled Members to quickly identify bills 
that violated the Budget Act. In the 109th Congress, the 
committee released 52 ``Budget Weeks.''
    In addition to ``Budget Week,'' the committee also produced 
more in depth reports on appropriations and on other bills with 
significant budgetary implications. The committee released 38 
``Appropriations Updates'' and 16 ``Economic Updates.''

                          OVERSIGHT ACTIVITIES

    The Budget Committee's oversight responsibilities are 
determined by both the breadth of the Federal budget and the 
relatively narrow focus of its legislative jurisdiction. Under 
clause 1(d)(1) of House Rule X, the primary responsibility of 
the Budget Committee is the development of a concurrent budget 
resolution that sets spending and revenue levels in aggregate 
and across 20 budget functions. These budget functions 
encompass all Federal programs or activities other than those 
that are defined as off-budget, such as Social Security and the 
Postal Service, and those that are considered nonbudgetary, 
such as the Federal Reserve.
    Although the subject matter of the budget is inherently 
broad, the committee's formal oversight responsibility focuses 
on law governing the budget process and the agencies 
responsible for administering elements of those laws. Under 
clauses 1(d)(2) and (3) of House Rule X, the major laws falling 
within its oversight are the Budget and Accounting Act of 1920, 
the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, and the Emergency 
Balanced Budget and Deficit Control Act of 1985. The two 
agencies with primary responsibility for administering elements 
of these laws and hence which fall under the committee's 
jurisdiction are the Office of Management and Budget and the 
Congressional Budget Office. In addition to these general 
oversight responsibilities, the Budget Committee has the 
special oversight responsibility under clause 3 of House Rule X 
to study the effect of budget outlays of existing and proposed 
legislation and to request and evaluate continuing studies of 
tax expenditures.
    The committee met on February 2, 2005, to organize for the 
109th Congress. In addition to adopting rules of procedure for 
the committee, the committee also adopted a written oversight 
plan. The oversight plan called for the committee to hold 
hearings in the process of developing the annual concurrent 
budget resolutions. The committee planned to receive testimony 
from Members of Congress, Cabinet-level and other Federal 
officials, State and local officials, and expert witnesses to 
review the President's budget submissions and other 
alternatives to programs and activities. The committee plan 
called for continuous assessment of the performance of Federal 
agencies in both administration and service delivery by 
reviewing performance data in the President's budget 
submissions and the relevant reports and audits of the General 
Accounting Office and the Offices of the Inspectors General. 
The oversight plan specifically called on the committee to 
oversee the Office of Management and Budget's implementation of 
budget submission, control, execution, and enforcement 
procedures under the Budget and Accounting Act of 1920, the 
Congressional Budget Act of 1974, the Balanced Budget and 
Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985, the Budget Enforcement 
Act of 1990, and other applicable laws. The oversight plan also 
called for the evaluation and study of direct spending and tax 
incentives policies and monetary policy and its effects on the 
Federal budget.
    In furtherance of the committee oversight plan, the 
committee held 20 hearings in the 109th Congress. A list of the 
hearings held and the witnesses questioned can be found under 
the Committee Publications section of this report.
    During the 109th Congress, the committee received three 
General Accounting Office reports pursuant to requests made by 
the chairman:
    1. February 2005, Health and Human Services' Estimate of 
Health Care Cost Savings Resulting from the Use of Information 
Technology, GAO-05-309R.
    2. May 2005, Health Information Technology: HHS is Taking 
Steps to Develop a National Strategy, GAO-05-628.
    3. April 2006, Consumer-Directed Health Plans: Small but 
Growing Enrollment Fueled by Rising Cost of Health Care 
Coverage, GAO-06-514.

       Legislative History of Measures on Which Action Was Taken

    The following legislative measures were acted on by the 
Committee on the Budget or contained provisions relating to the 
congressional budget process.

                               H. RES. 5

Sponsor--Tom DeLay [TX-22].
Date Introduced--January 4, 2005.
Title--Adopting rules for the One Hundred Ninth Congress.
    January 4, 2005--Point of order raised against the content 
of the measure stating that certain proposals contained in the 
resolution are not supported by Constitutional authority. The 
Chair subsequently ruled that the point of order was not 
recognizable and consideration of the resolution was subject to 
a decision by the full House.
    January 4, 2005--On motion to consider the resolution 
Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 224-192, 1 Present.
    January 4, 2005--Considered as privileged matter.
    January 4, 2005--On ordering the previous question Agreed 
to by the Yeas and Nays: 222--196.
    January 4, 2005--Motion to commit with instructions to a 
select committee composed of the Majority Leader and the 
Minority Leader.
    January 4, 2005--The previous question on the motion to 
commit with instructions was ordered without objection.
    January 4, 2005--On motion to commit with instructions 
Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 196--219.
    January 4, 2005--On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by 
the Yeas and Nays: 220--195.
    January 4, 2005--Motion to reconsider laid on the table 
Agreed to without objection.

                            H. CON. RES. 95

Sponsor--Jim Nussle [IA-1].
Title--Establishing the congressional budget for the United 
        States Government for fiscal year 2006, revising 
        appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal year 2005, and 
        setting forth appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal 
        years 2007 through 2010.
    March 11, 2005--The House Committee on The Budget reported 
an original measure, H. Rept. 109-17, by Mr. Nussle.
    March 11, 2005--Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 
8.
    March 15, 2005--Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 154 
Reported to House. Rule provided for consideration of H.Con. 
Res. 95 with 5 hours of general debate. After passage of H. 
Con. Res. 95, it shall be in order to consider in theHouse S. 
Con. Res. 18; to move to strike all after the resolving clause of S. 
Con. Res. 18 and to insert the provisions of H. Con. Res. 95, as passed 
by the House.
    March 16, 2005--Rule H. Res. 154 passed House.
    March 16, 2005--Considered under the provisions of rule H. 
Res. 154.
    March 17, 2005--On motion that the Committee rise Failed by 
recorded vote: 101--313, 1 Present (Roll no. 86).
    March 17, 2005--The previous question was ordered pursuant 
to the rule.
    March 17, 2005--On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by 
the Yeas and Nays: 218--214 (Roll no. 88).
    March 17, 2005--Motion to reconsider laid on the table 
Agreed to without objection.
    April 4, 2005--Received in the Senate.
    April 4, 2005--Measure laid before Senate by unanimous 
consent.
    April 4, 2005--Senate struck all after the Enacting Clause 
and substituted the language of S. Con. Res. 18 amended.
    April 4, 2005--Resolution agreed to in Senate in lieu of S. 
Con. Res. 18 with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.
    April 4, 2005--Senate insisted on its amendment, asked for 
a conference, appoints conferees Gregg; Domenici; Grassley; 
Allard; Conrad; Sarbanes; Murray.
    April 5, 2005--Message on Senate action sent to the House.
    April 26, 2005--Mr. Nussle asked unanimous consent that the 
House disagree to the Senate amendment, and agree to a 
conference.
    April 26, 2005--On motion that the House disagree to the 
Senate amendment, and agree to a conference Agreed to without 
objection.
    April 26, 2005--Ms. Herseth moved that the House instruct 
conferees.
    April 26, 2005--The previous question was ordered without 
objection.
    April 26, 2005--On motion that the House instruct conferees 
Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 348--72 (Roll no. 134).
    April 26, 2005--Motion to reconsider laid on the table 
Agreed to without objection.
    April 26, 2005--The Speaker appointed conferees: Nussle, 
Ryun (KS), and Spratt.
    April 27, 2005--Conference held.
    April 28, 2005--Conference report H. Rept. 109-62 filed.
    April 28, 2005--Conferees agreed to file conference report.
    April 28, 2005--Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 248 
Reported to House. Rule provided for consideration of the 
conference report to H. Con. Res. 95.
    April 28, 2005--Rule H. Res. 248 passed House.
    April 28, 2005--Mr. Nussle brought up conference report H. 
Rept. 109-62 for consideration under the provisions of H. Res. 
248.
    April 28, 2005--The previous question was ordered without 
objection.
    April 28, 2005--Motions to reconsider laid on the table 
Agreed to without objection.
    April 28, 2005--On agreeing to the conference report Agreed 
to by the Yeas and Nays: 214--211 (Roll no. 149).
    April 28, 2005--Conference papers: Senate report and 
manager's statement and message on House action held at the 
desk in Senate.
    April 28, 2005--Conference report considered in Senate.
    April 28, 2005--Senate agreed to conference report by Yea-
Nay Vote. 52--47.

                            H. CON. RES. 376

Sponsor--Jim Nussle [IA-1].
Title--Establishing the congressional budget for the United 
        States Government for fiscal year 2007 and setting 
        forth appropriate budgetary levels for each of fiscal 
        years 2008 through 2011.
    March 31, 2006--The House Committee on the Budget reported 
an original measure, H. Rept. 109-402, by Mr. Nussle.
    March 31, 2006--Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 
220.
    April 5, 2006--Rules Committee resolution H. Res. 766 
reported to House. The rule provides for the consideration of 
H. Con. Res. 376.
    April 6, 2006--H. Res. 766 passed House.
    April 6, 2006-H. Con. Res. 376 was considered under the 
provisions of rule H. Res. 766.
    May 17, 2006--Rules Committee resolution H. Res. 817 
reported to House. The rule provides for the consideration of 
H. Con. Res. 376.
    May 17, 2006--H. Res. 817 passed House.
    May 17, 2006--The House resolved into Committee of the 
Whole House on the state of the Union for further 
consideration.
    May 17, 2006--The previous question was ordered pursuant to 
the rule.
    May 17, 2006-The House agreed to the resolution by the yeas 
and nays: 218-210 (Roll No. 158).

                              H.J. RES. 68

Sponsor--Jerry Lewis [CA-41].
Date introduced--September 27, 2005.
    September 28, 2005--Rules Committee resolution H. Res. 469 
reported to House. The rule provides for the consideration of 
H.J.Res. 68.
    September 29, 2005--H.Res. 469 passed House.
    September 29, 2005--Motion to recommit with instructions to 
Appropriations.
    September 29, 2005--Point of order conceded and sustained 
against the motion to recommit with instructions. The 
provisions of the instructions in the motion to recommit exceed 
the scope of the joint resolution.
    September 29, 2005--On passage, passed by the yeas and 
nays: 348-65.
    September 30, 2005--Passed Senate without amendment by 
Voice Vote.
    September 30, 2005--Became Public Law No. 109-77.

                               H.R. 3645

Sponsor--Jerry Lewis [CA-41].
Date introduced--September 2, 2005.
Title--Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act to Meet 
        Immediate Needs Arising from the Consequences of 
        Hurricane Katrina, 2005.
    September 2, 2005--Considered under previous order of the 
House.
    September 2, 2005--Passed House by voice vote.
    September 2, 2005--Passed Senate without amendment by 
unanimous consent.
    September 2, 2005--Became Public Law No. 109-61.

                               H.R. 3672

Sponsor--Jim McCrery [LA-4].
Date introduced--September 7, 2005.
Title--TANF Emergency Response and Recovery Act of 2005.
    September 8, 2005--Considered under suspension of the 
rules.
    September 8, 2005--Passed House by voice vote.
    September 15, 2005--Passed Senate without amendment by 
unanimous consent.
    September 21, 2005--Became Public Law No. 109-68.

                               H.R. 3673

Sponsor--Jerry Lewis [CA-41].
Date introduced--September 7, 2005.
Title--Second Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act to Meet 
        Immediate Needs Arising from the Consequences of 
        Hurricane Katrina, 2005.
    September 8, 2005--Considered under suspension of the 
rules.
    September 8, 2005--Passed House by yeas and nays: 410-11.
    September 8, 2005--Passed Senate without amendment by yeas 
and nays: 97-0.
    September 8, 2005--Became Public Law No. 109-62.

                               H.R. 3768

Sponsor--Jim McCrery [LA-4].
Date introduced--September 14, 2005.
Title--Emergency Tax Relief Act of 2005.
    September 15, 2005--Considered under suspension of the 
rules.
    September 15, 2005--Passed House by voice vote.
    September 15, 2005--Passed Senate with amendment by 
unanimous consent.
    September 21, 2005--House agreed to Senate amendment with 
an amendment.
    September 21, 2005--Senate agreed to amendment of the House 
to the amendment of the Senate by Unanimous Consent.
    September 23, 2005--Became Public Law No. 109-73.

                               H.R. 3863

Sponsor--Bobby Jindal [LA-1].
Date introduced--September 22, 2005.
Title--Natural Disaster Student Aid Fairness Act.
    September 27, 2005--Considered under suspension of the 
rules.
    September 27, 2005--Passed House, amended, by voice vote.
    September 30, 2005--Senate agreed to by Unanimous Consent.
    October 7, 2005--Became Public Law No. 109-86.

                               H.R. 4241

Sponsor--Jim Nussle [IA-1].
Date introduced--November 7, 2005.
Title--Deficit Reduction Act of 2005.
    November 7, 2005--The House Budget Committee reported an 
original measure, H.Rept. 109-276.
    November 9, 2005--Rules Committee resolution H. Res. 542 
reported to House. The rule provides for the consideration of 
H.R. 4241.
    November 17, 2005--Rules Committee resolution H. Res. 560 
reported to House. The rule provides for the consideration of 
H.R. 4241 and a specified amendment is in order, Sec. 3. After 
passage of H.R. 4241, it shall be in order to consider S. 1932 
in the House.
    November 17, 2005--H.Res. 560 passed House.
    November 18, 2005--Passed House by yeas and neas: 217-215.

                                S. 1932

Sponsor--Judd Gregg [NH].
Date introduced--October 27, 2005.
Title--Deficit Reduction Omnibus Reconciliation Act of 2005.
    October 27, 2005--The Senate Budget Committee reported an 
original measure without written report.
    November 3, 2005--Passed Senate with amendments by yeas and 
neas: 52-47.
    November 18, 2005--Mr. Nussle asked unanimous consent to 
strike all after the enacting clause and insert in lieu thereof 
the provisions of H.R. 4241 as passed by the House.
    December 14, 2005--Senate disagreed to the amendment of the 
House and requested a conference by unanimous consent.
    December 15, 2005--Senate appointed conferees. Gregg; 
Domenici; Grassley; Enzi; Allard; Sessions; Stevens; Shelby; 
Specter; Chambliss; McConnell; Conrad; Murray; Harkin; 
Sarbanes; Inouye; Bingaman; Baucus; Kennedy; Leahy.
    December 16, 2005--The House insisted on its amendment and 
agreed to a conference.
    December 16, 2005--The Speaker appointed conferees for 
consideration of the Senate bill and House amendment: Nussle, 
Ryun (KS), Crenshaw, Putnam, Wicker, Hulshof, Ryan (WI), Blunt, 
DeLay, Spratt, Moore (KS), Neal (MA), DeLauro, Edwards, and 
Ford.
    December 16, 2005--The Speaker appointed conferees--from 
the Committee on Agriculture for consideration of title I of 
the Senate bill and title I of the House amendment, and 
modifications committed to conference: Goodlatte, Lucas, and 
Peterson (MN).
    December 16, 2005--The Speaker appointed conferees--from 
the Committee on Education and the Workforce for consideration 
of title VII of the Senate bill and title II and subtitle C of 
title III of the House amendment, and modifications committed 
to conference: Boehner, McKeon, and Miller, George.
    December 16, 2005--The Speaker appointed conferees--from 
the Committee on Financial Services for consideration of title 
II of the Senate bill and title IV of the House amendment, and 
modifications committed to conference: Oxley, Bachus, and Frank 
(MA).
    December 16, 2005--The Speaker appointed conferees--from 
the Committee on Energy and Commerce for consideration of title 
III and title VI of the Senate bill and title III of the House 
amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Barton 
(TX), Deal (GA), and Dingell.
    December 16, 2005: The Speaker appointed conferees provided 
that Mr. Ney is appointed in lieu of Mr. Bachus for 
consideration of subtitles C and D of title II of the Senate 
bill and subtitle B of title IV of the House amendment.
    December 16, 2005--The Speaker appointed conferees--from 
the Committee on the Judiciary for consideration of title VIII 
of the Senate bill and title V of the House amendment, and 
modifications committed to conference: Sensenbrenner, Smith 
(TX), and Conyers.
    December 16, 2005--The Speaker appointed conferees--from 
the Committee on Resources for consideration of title IV of the 
Senate bill and title VI of the House amendment, and 
modifications committed to conference: Pombo, Gibbons, and 
Rahall.
    December 16, 2005--The Speaker appointed conferees--from 
the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure for 
consideration of title V and Division A of the Senate bill and 
title VII of the House amendment, and modifications committed 
to conference: Young (AK), LoBiondo, and Oberstar.
    December 16, 2005--The Speaker appointed conferees--from 
the Committee on Ways and Means for consideration of secs. 
6039, 6071, and subtitle B of title VI of the Senate bill and 
title VIII of the House amendment, and modifications committed 
to conference: Thomas, Herger, and Rangel.
    December 19, 2005--Conference report H. Rept. 109-362 
filed.
    December 19, 2005--Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 640 
Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of the 
conference report to S. 1932. All points of order against the 
conference report and against its consideration are waived.
    The conference report shall be considered as read. Section 
2 of House Resolution 619 is amended.
    December 19, 2005--Rule H. Res. 640 passed House.
    December 19, 2005--Mr. Nussle brought up conference report 
H. Rept. 109-362 for consideration under the provisions of H. 
Res. 640. (consideration: CR H12269-12277)
    December 19, 2005--On agreeing to the conference report 
Agreed to by the yeas and nays: 212--206 (Roll no. 670).
    December 21, 2005--Senate concurred in the House amendment 
with an amendment.
    January 31, 2006--Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 653 
Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of S. 1932. 
Upon adoption of the resolution, the House shall be deemed to 
have agreed to the Senate amendment to the House amendment to 
S. 1932.
    February 1, 2006--House agreed to Senate amendment to House 
amendment pursuant to H. Res. 653.
    February 8, 2006--Became Public Law No: 109-171.

                               H.R. 4890

Sponsor--Paul Ryan [WI-1].
Date introduced--March 7, 2006.
Title--Legislative Line Item Veto Act of 2006
    June 16, 2006--The House Budget Committee reported an 
original measure, H.Rept. 109-505, Part I.
    June 19, 2006--The House Rules Committee reported an 
original measure, H.Rept. 109-505, Part II.
    June 21, 2006--Rules Committee resolution H. Res. 886 
reported to House. The rule provides for the consideration of 
H.R. 4890.
    June 22, 2006--H. Res. 886 passed House.
    June 22, 2006--Mr. Spratt moved to recommit with 
instructions to the Budget Committee.
    June 22, 2006--Mr. Ryan (WI) raised a point of order 
against the motion to recommit with instructions. Mr. Ryan 
stated that the provisions of the motion to recommit were not 
germane to the bill. Sustained by the Chair.
    June 22, 2006--Motion to recommit failed by yeas and neas: 
170-249.
    June 22, 2006--Passed House by yeas and neas: 247-172.
    The following is a complete list of the measures, which 
were referred to the Committee on the Budget during the 109th 
Congress.

         Bills and Resolutions Referred to the Budget Committee
------------------------------------------------------------------------
   Resolution/Bill             Sponsor                 Bill Title
------------------------------------------------------------------------
H. Con. Res. 214      Hon. Virgil H. Goode Jr.  Revising the concurrent
                       [VA-5].                   resolution on the
                                                 budget for fiscal year
                                                 2006.
H. Con. Res. 373      Hon. Jeb Hensarling [TX-  Establishing the
                       5].                       congressional budget
                                                 for the United States
                                                 Government for fiscal
                                                 year 2007 and setting
                                                 forth appropriate
                                                 budgetary levels for
                                                 fiscal years 2008
                                                 through 2011.
H. Con. Res. 446      Hon. Jim Cooper [TN-5]..  Requiring consideration
                                                 of the most recent
                                                 financial report of the
                                                 United States
                                                 Government in the
                                                 preparation of the
                                                 budget of the
                                                 Government.
H.J.Res. 68           Hon. Jerry Lewis [CA-41]  Making continuing
                                                 appropriations for the
                                                 fiscal year 2006, and
                                                 for other purposes.
H.R. 116              Hon. Rush D. Holt [NJ-    Social Security and
                       12].                      Medicare Lock-box Act
                                                 of 2005.
H.R. 266              Hon. Ginny Brown-Waite    Social Security
                       [FL-5].                   Protection Act of 2005.
H.R. 523              Hon. J. Gresham Barrett   Common Sense Spending
                       [SC-3].                   Act of 2005.
H.R. 653              Hon. Dennis Moore [KS-3]  Social Security Truth in
                                                 Budgeting Act of 2005.
H.R. 692              Hon. Michael Bilirakis    To amend title 5, United
                       [FL-9].                   States Code, to provide
                                                 that the Civil Service
                                                 Retirement and
                                                 Disability Fund be
                                                 excluded from the
                                                 Federal budget.
H.R. 750              Hon. E. Clay Shaw Jr.     Social Security
                       [FL-22].                  Guarantee Plus Act of
                                                 2005.
H.R. 845              Hon. J. Gresham Barrett   Emergency Spending
                       [SC-3].                   Control Act of 2005.
H.R. 903              Hon. Jim Cooper [TN-5]..  Fiscal Honesty and
                                                 Accountability Act of
                                                 2005.
H.R. 982              Hon. Mark Udall [CO-2]..  Expedited Rescissions
                                                 Act of 2005.
H.R. 1050             Hon. Barbara Lee [CA-9].  A Living Wage, Jobs For
                                                 All Act.
H.R. 1776             Hon. Paul Ryan [WI-1]...  Social Security Personal
                                                 Savings Guarantee and
                                                 Prosperity Act of 2005.
H.R. 1955             Hon. Ron Kind [WI-3]....  Small Employers Health
                                                 Benefits Program Act of
                                                 2005.
H.R. 2290             Hon. Jeb Hensarling [TX-  Family Budget Protection
                       5].                       Act of 2005.
H.R. 2472             Hon. Robert Wexler [FL-   Social Security Forever
                       19].                      Act of 2005.
H.R. 2664             Hon. David Dreier [CA-    Biennial Budgeting and
                       26].                      Appropriations Act of
                                                 2005.
H.R. 2842             Hon. Jeff Flake [AZ-6]..  To require the
                                                 Congressional Budget
                                                 Office and the Joint
                                                 Committee on Taxation
                                                 to use dynamic economic
                                                 modeling in addition to
                                                 static economic
                                                 modeling in the
                                                 preparation of
                                                 budgetary estimates of
                                                 proposed changes in
                                                 Federal revenue law.
H.R. 2860             Hon. Adam Smith [WA-9]..  Honesty in Budgeting Act
                                                 of 2005.
H.R. 3054             Hon. Jim Saxton [NJ-3]..  To amend the Federal
                                                 Credit Reform Act of
                                                 1990 to require
                                                 appropriations to cover
                                                 the estimated subsidy
                                                 costs of monetary
                                                 resources provided by
                                                 the United States
                                                 Government to the
                                                 International Monetary
                                                 Fund, and for other
                                                 purposes.
H.R. 3645             Hon. Jerry Lewis [CA-41]  Emergency Supplemental
                                                 Appropriations Act to
                                                 Meet Immediate Needs
                                                 Arising From the
                                                 Consequences of
                                                 Hurricane Katrina,
                                                 2005.
H.R. 3672             Hon. Jim McCrery [LA-4].  TANF Emergency Response
                                                 and Recovery Act of
                                                 2005.
H.R. 3673             Hon. Jerry Lewis [CA-41]  Second Emergency
                                                 Supplemental
                                                 Appropriations Act to
                                                 Meet Immediate Needs
                                                 Arising From the
                                                 Consequences of
                                                 Hurricane Katrina,
                                                 2005.
H.R. 3768             Hon. Jim McCrery [LA-4].  Katrina Emergency Tax
                                                 Relief Act of 2005.
H.R. 3786             Hon. Richard H. Baker     To modify requirements
                       [LA-6].                   under the emergency
                                                 relief program under
                                                 title 23, United States
                                                 Code, with respect to
                                                 projects for repair or
                                                 reconstruction in
                                                 response to damage
                                                 caused by Hurricane
                                                 Katrina.
H.R. 3809             Hon. Collin C. Peterson   Emergency Food and Farm
                       [MN-7].                   Disaster Assistance Act
                                                 of 2005.
H.R. 3845             Hon. Phil Gingrey [GA-    To set at 90 percent the
                       11].                      Federal medical
                                                 assistance percentage
                                                 (FMAP) and the enhanced
                                                 FMAP for medical and
                                                 child health assistance
                                                 provided in States
                                                 highly impacted by
                                                 Hurricane Katrina and
                                                 to Katrina Hurricane
                                                 evacuees in other
                                                 States during fiscal
                                                 year 2006 under the
                                                 Medicaid Program and
                                                 SCHIP.
H.R. 3863             Hon. Bobby Jindal [LA-1]  Natural Disaster Student
                                                 Aid Fairness Act.
H.R. 3913             Hon. John R. ``Randy''    Social Security Surplus
                       Kuhl Jr. [NY-29].         Protection Act of 2005.
H.R. 3952             Hon. Phil Gingrey [GA-    Emergency Health Care
                       11].                      Relief Act of 2005.
H.R. 3958             Hon. Charlie Melancon     Louisiana Katrina
                       [LA-3].                   Reconstruction Act.
H.R. 3966             Hon. Mark Udall [CO-2]..  Stimulating Leadership
                                                 in Cutting Expenditures
                                                 Act of 2005.
H.R. 4016             Hon. George Miller [CA-   Gulf Coast College
                       7].                       Revitalization Act.
H.R. 4031             Hon. Mario Diaz-Balart    Nursery and Tropical
                       [FL-25].                  Fruit Producer
                                                 Hurricane Relief Act.
H.R. 4139             Hon. Cynthia A. McKinney  To minimize harm to
                       [GA-4].                   populations impacted by
                                                 the release of
                                                 environmental
                                                 contaminants, hazardous
                                                 materials or infectious
                                                 materials in the
                                                 aftermath of Hurricanes
                                                 Katrina and Rita by
                                                 providing for a
                                                 Comprehensive
                                                 Environmental Sampling
                                                 and Toxicity Assessment
                                                 Plan (CESTAP) to assess
                                                 and monitor air, water,
                                                 soil and human
                                                 populations, and for
                                                 other purposes.
H.R. 4197             Hon. Melvin L. Watt [NC-  Hurricane Katrina
                       12].                      Recovery, Reclamation,
                                                 Restoration,
                                                 Reconstruction and
                                                 Reunion Act of 2005.
H.R. 4330             Hon. Mario Diaz-Balart    Agriculture Hurricane
                       [FL-25].                  Recovery Act of 2005.
H.R. 4334             Hon. E. Clay Shaw Jr.     Hurricane Wilma Taxpayer
                       [FL-22].                  Relief Act of 2005.
H.R. 4420             Hon. Bernard Sanders      To repeal tax subsidies
                       [VT].                     enacted by the Energy
                                                 Policy Act of 2005 for
                                                 oil and gas, to repeal
                                                 certain other oil and
                                                 gas subsidies in the
                                                 Internal Revenue Code
                                                 of 1986, and to use the
                                                 proceeds to carry out
                                                 the Low-Income Home
                                                 Energy Assistance Act
                                                 of 1981 and to provide
                                                 weatherization
                                                 assistance.
H.R. 4526             Hon. J. Gresham Barrett   Government Waste
                       [SC-3].                   Reduction Act of 2005.
H.R. 4560             Hon. John J. Duncan Jr.   Clean Water Trust Act of
                       [TN-2].                   2005.
H.R. 4600             Hon. Barbara Lee [CA-9].  Poverty Impact Trigger
                                                 Act of 2005.
H.R. 4699             Hon. Mark Udall [CO-2]..  Stimulating Leadership
                                                 in Cutting Expenditures
                                                 Act (or SLICE Act) of
                                                 2006.
H.R. 4745             Hon. Jerry Lewis [CA-41]  Making supplemental
                                                 appropriations for
                                                 fiscal year 2006 for
                                                 the Small Business
                                                 Administration's
                                                 disaster loans program,
                                                 and for other purposes.
H.R. 4889             Hon. Phil Gingrey [GA-    Separate Enrollment and
                       11].                      Line Item Veto Act of
                                                 2006.
H.R. 4890             Hon. Paul Ryan [WI-1]...  Legislative Line Item
                                                 Veto Act of 2006.
H.R. 4966             Hon. Alcee L. Hastings    To require the President
                       [FL-23].                  to include a line item
                                                 regarding the Privacy
                                                 and Civil Liberties
                                                 Oversight Board in the
                                                 budget submitted
                                                 pursuant to title 31,
                                                 United States Code, and
                                                 for other purposes.
H.R. 5000             Hon. Christopher Shays    9/11 Commission Civil
                       [CT-4].                   Liberties Board Act.
H.R. 5017             Hon. Christopher Shays    Ensuring Implementation
                       [CT-4].                   of the 9/11 Commission
                                                 Report Act.
H.R. 5054             Hon. Steven C.            Rebuilding America's
                       LaTourette [OH-14].       Infrastructure.
H.R. 5099             Hon. Collin C. Peterson   Emergency Agricultural
                       [MN-7].                   Disaster Assistance Act
                                                 of 2006.
H.R. 5205             Hon. Jeff Flake [AZ-6]..  Transportation
                                                 Empowerment Act.
H.R. 5363             Hon. Frank D. Lucas [OK-  Natural Disaster Relief
                       3].                       Act.
H.R. 5470             Hon. Louie Gohmert [TX-   Zero Baseline Budget Act
                       1].                       of 2006.
H.R. 5552             Hon. Frank R. Wolf [VA-   SAFE Commission Act.
                       10].
H.R. 5667             Hon. John M. Spratt Jr.   Deficit Reduction and
                       [SC-5].                   Effective Legislative
                                                 Line Item Veto Act of
                                                 2006.
H.R. 5766             Hon. Todd Tiahrt [KS-4].  Government Efficiency
                                                 Act of 2006.
H.R. 5788             Hon. Jim Cooper [TN-5]..  Honest Deficit
                                                 Recognition Act of
                                                 2006.
H.R. 5813             Hon. Mike D. Rogers [AL-  Department of Homeland
                       3].                       Security Management and
                                                 Operations Improvement
                                                 Act of 2006.
H.R. 5816             Hon. Harold E. Ford Jr.   To require budgeting for
                       [TN-9].                   ongoing military
                                                 operations.
H.R. 5818             Hon. Jim Kolbe [AZ-8]...  Currency Overhaul for an
                                                 Industrious Nation
                                                 (COIN) Act.
H.R. 5859             Hon. Patrick T. McHenry   Commission On Reforming
                       [NC-10].                  Entitlement Spending
                                                 Act.
H.R. 6024             Hon. Ed Whitfield [KY-1]  Biennial Budgeting Act
                                                 of 2006.
H.R. 6040             Hon. Ander Crenshaw [FL-  Accountable Budgeting
                       4].                       Commission Act of 2006.
H.R. 6201             Hon. Brian P. Bilbray     Budget and Transparency
                       [CA-50].                  Act.
S. 1764               Hon. Kay Bailey           A bill to provide for
                       Hutchison, [TX].          the continued education
                                                 of students affected by
                                                 Hurricane Katrina.
H.R. 4966             Hon. Alcee L. Hastings    To require the President
                       [FL-23].                  to include a line item
                                                 regarding the Privacy
                                                 and Civil Liberties
                                                 Oversight Board in the
                                                 budget submitted
                                                 pursuant to title 31,
                                                 United States Code, and
                                                 for other purposes.
H.R. 5000             Hon. Christopher Shays    9/11 Commission Civil
                       [CT-4].                   Liberties Board Act.
H.R. 5017             Hon. Christopher Shays    Ensuring Implementation
                       [CT-4].                   of the 9/11 Commission
                                                 report Act.
H.R. 5054             Hon. Steve C. LaTourette  Rebuilding America's
                       [OH-14].                  Infrastructure.
H.R. 5099             Hon. Collin C. Peterson   Emergency Agricultural
                       [MN-7].                   Disaster Assistance Act
                                                 of 2006.
H.R. 5205             Hon. Jeff Flake [AZ-6]..  Transportation
                                                 Empowerment Act.
H.R. 5363             Hon. Frank D. Lucas [OK-  Natural Disaster Relief
                       3].                       Act.
H.R. 5470             Hon. Louie Gohmert [TX-   Zero Baseline Budget Act
                       1].                       of 2006.
H.R. 5552             Hon. Frank R. Wolf [VA-   SAFE Commission Act.
                       10].
H.R. 5667             Hon. John M. Spratt Jr.   Deficit Reduction and
                       [SC-5].                   Effective Legislative
                                                 Line Item Veto Act of
                                                 2006.
H.R. 5766             Hon. Todd Tiahrt [KS-4].  Government Efficiency
                                                 Act of 2006.
H.R. 5788             Hon. Jim Cooper [TN-5]..  Honest Deficit
                                                 Recognition Act of
                                                 2006.
H.R. 5813             Hon. Mike D. Rogers [AL-  Department of Homeland
                       3].                       Security Management and
                                                 Operations Improvement
                                                 Act of 2006.
H.R. 5816             Hon. Harold E. Ford Jr.   To require budgeting for
                       [TN-9].                   ongoing military
                                                 operations.
H.R. 5818             Hon. Jim Kolbe [AZ-8]...  Currency Overhaul for an
                                                 Industrious Nation
                                                 (COIN) Act.
H.R. 5859             Hon. Patrick T. McHenry   Commission On Reforming
                       [NC-10].                  Entitlement Spending
                                                 Act.
H.R. 6024             Hon. Ed Whitfield [KY-1]  Biennial Budgeting Act
                                                 of 2006.
H.R. 6040             Hon. Ander Crenshaw [FL-  Accountable Budgeting
                       4].                       Commission Act of 2006.
H.R. 6201             Hon. Brian P. Bilbray     Budget and Transparency
                       [CA-50].                  Act.
S. 1764               Hon. Kay Bailey           A bill to provide for
                       Hutchison [TX].           the continued education
                                                 of students affected by
                                                 Hurricane Katrina.
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                         Committee Publications

    The following section lists all of the Committee Reports 
filed with the House by the Committee on the Budget as well as 
all of the hearings held by the Committee.

                            Committee Reports
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  Report No.       Bill No.          Date                 Title
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109-017         H. Con. Res.    3/11/2005       Concurrent Resolution on
                 95                              the Budget--Fiscal Year
                                                 2006
109-276         H.R. 4241       11/07/2005      Deficit Reduction Act
109-402         H. Con. Res.    3/31/2006       Concurrent Resolution on
                 376                             the Budget for Fiscal
                                                 Year 2007
109-505--Part   H.R. 4890       6/16/2006       Legislative Line Item
 I                                               Veto Act of 2006
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      Budget Committee Hearings and Briefings of the 107th Congress
------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Date       Report No.      Hearing title            Witnesses
------------------------------------------------------------------------
2/8/2005      109-1         The President's      Joshua B. Bolten,
                             Budget Fiscal Year   Director, Office of
                             2006                 Management and Budget
2/9/2005      109-2         Social Security:     John W. Snow, Treasury
                             Defining the         Secretary; Douglas J.
                             Problem              Holtz-Eakin, Ph.D.,
                                                  Director,
                                                  Congressional Budget
                                                  Office; David M.
                                                  Walker, Comptroller
                                                  General, Government
                                                  Accountability Office.
2/16/2005     109-3         National & Homeland  Frank J. Gaffney, Jr.
                             Security: Meeting    President, Center for
                             Our Needs            Security Policy; James
                                                  Jay Carafano, Ph.D.,
                                                  Senior Research
                                                  Fellow, The Heritage
                                                  Foundation; Colonel
                                                  Randall Larsen, USAF
                                                  (Ret.), CEO, Homeland
                                                  Security Associates,
                                                  LLC.
2/17/2005     109-4         Domestic             Gail R. Wilensky,
                             Entitlements:        Ph.D., Senior Fellow,
                             Meeting the Needs    Project Hope; Ron
                                                  Haskins, Ph.D., The
                                                  Brookings Institution;
                                                  Kent A. Smetters,
                                                  Ph.D., Associate
                                                  Professor, The Wharton
                                                  School, University of
                                                  Pennsylvania; Judy
                                                  Feder, Ph.D., Dean of
                                                  Policy Studies,
                                                  Georgetown University.
3/2/2005      109-5         The Economic         Alan Greenspan,
                             Outlook & Current    Chairman, Board of
                             Fiscal Issues        Governors of the
                                                  Federal Reserve
                                                  System.
3/4/2005      109-6         Members' Day
                             Hearing
6/9/2005      109-7         PBGC's Unfunded      Honorable David M.
                             Pension              Walker, Comptroller
                             Liabilities: Will    General, Government
                             Taxpayers Have To    Accountability Office;
                             Pay The Bill?        Douglas J. Holtz-
                                                  Eakin, Ph.D.,
                                                  Director,
                                                  Congressional Budget
                                                  Office.
6/22/2005     109-8         Budgeting in the     Honorable Bill Frenzel,
                             Congress:            Former House Budget
                             Reflections on How   Committee Ranking
                             The Budget Process   Member; Allen Schick,
                             Functions            Ph.D., Professor,
                                                  University of
                                                  Maryland, School of
                                                  Public Policy; Richard
                                                  Kogan, Senior Fellow,
                                                  Center on Budget and
                                                  Policy Priorities.
7/14/2005     109-9         Mid-Session Review   Joshua B. Bolten
                             Budget of the        Director, Office of
                             United States        Management and Budget.
                             Government Fiscal
                             Year 2006
7/20/2005     109-10        Performance-Based    Clay S. Johnson III,
                             Budgeting            Deputy Director for
                                                  Management Office of
                                                  Management and Budget;
                                                  Honorable K. Michael
                                                  Conaway (R-TX);
                                                  Honorable Henry
                                                  Cuellar (D-TX).
10/6/2005     109-11        After the            Douglas J. Holtz-Eakin,
                             Hurricanes: Impact   Ph.D., Director,
                             on the Fiscal Year   Congressional Budget
                             2007 Budget          Office
2/8/2006      109-12        The President's      Joshua B. Bolten,
                             Budget for Fiscal    Director, Office of
                             Year 2007            Management and Budget.
2/14/2006     109-13        Members Day          Honorable Randy
                                                  Neugebauer, Texas;
                                                  Honorable Steve King,
                                                  Iowa; Honorable Vernon
                                                  J. Ehlers, Michigan;
                                                  Honorable Rush D.
                                                  Holt, New Jersey;
                                                  Honorable Cathy
                                                  McMorris, Washington;
                                                  Honorable Ralph
                                                  Regula, Ohio;
                                                  Honorable Don Young,
                                                  Alaska; Honorable
                                                  Ruben Hinojosa, Texas;
                                                  Honorable Todd Tiahrt,
                                                  Kansas; Honorable Vito
                                                  Fossella, New York;
                                                  Honorable Shelley
                                                  Moore Capito, West
                                                  Virginia; Honorable
                                                  James P. McGovern,
                                                  Massachusetts;
                                                  Honorable Julia
                                                  Carson, Indiana;
                                                  Honorable Timothy H.
                                                  Bishop, New York;
                                                  Honorable John L.
                                                  Mica, Florida;
                                                  Honorable Sue W.
                                                  Kelly, New York;
                                                  Honorable Dennis J.
                                                  Kucinich, Ohio;
                                                  Honorable Brad Miller,
                                                  North Carolina;
                                                  Honorable Robin Hayes,
                                                  North Carolina;
                                                  Honorable Mark R.
                                                  Kennedy, Minnesota;
                                                  Honorable Ginny Brown-
                                                  Waite, Florida;
                                                  Honorable John T.
                                                  Salazar, Colorado;
                                                  Honorable Michael G.
                                                  Fitzpatrick,
                                                  Pennsylvania;
                                                  Honorable Charles F.
                                                  Bass, New Hampshire.
2/15/2006     109-14        Domestic             David M. Walker,
                             Entitlements and     Comptroller General,
                             the Federal Budget   Government
                                                  Accountability Office;
                                                  Douglas J. Holtz-
                                                  Eakin, Ph.D., Former
                                                  Director,
                                                  Congressional Budget
                                                  Office; Isabel V.
                                                  Sawhill, Ph.D., Senior
                                                  Fellow, The Brookings
                                                  Institution.
2/16/2006     109-15        The President's FY   Clay Johnson, Deputy
                             2007 Discretionary   Director, Office of
                             Budget               Management and Budget;
                                                  Brian M. Riedl, Fellow
                                                  in Federal Budgetary
                                                  Affairs, The Heritage
                                                  Foundation; Robert
                                                  Greenstein, Executive
                                                  Director, Center on
                                                  Budget and Policy
                                                  Priorities.
3/1/2006      109-16        Department of        Gordon England, Deputy
                             Defense Budget       Secretary of Defense;
                             Priorities Fiscal    Steven M. Kosiak,
                             Year 2007            Director of Budgets
                                                  Studies, Center for
                                                  Strategic and
                                                  Budgetary Assessments.
3/16/2006     109-17        Key Budget Process   Don Nickles, Former
                             Reforms              Chairman, Committee on
                                                  the Budget and
                                                  Assistant Republican
                                                  Leader U.S. Senate;
                                                  William E. ``Bill''
                                                  Frenzel, Former
                                                  Ranking Member,
                                                  Committee on the
                                                  Budget U.S. House of
                                                  Representatives;
                                                  Charles W. Stenholm,
                                                  Former Ranking Member,
                                                  Committee on
                                                  Agriculture, U.S.
                                                  House of
                                                  Representatives.
5/25/2006     109-18        Line-Item Veto--     Patrick J. Toomey,
                             Perspectives on      President, The Club
                             Applications and     for Growth; Thomas A.
                             Effects              Schatz, President,
                                                  Citizens Against
                                                  Government Waste;
                                                  Edward Lorenzen,
                                                  Policy Director, The
                                                  Concord Coalition;
                                                  James R. Horney,
                                                  Senior Fellow, Center
                                                  on Budget and Policy
                                                  Priorities.
6/8/2006      109-19        Line-Item Veto--     Charles J. Cooper,
                             Constitutional       Partner, Cooper &
                             Issues               Kirk, PLLC; Viet D.
                                                  Dinh, Professor of
                                                  Law, Georgetown
                                                  University Law Center.
9/13/2006     109-20        How Budgetary        Douglas J. Holtz-Eakin,
                             Choices Affect       Ph.D., Director,
                             Work, Saving, and    Maurice R. Greenberg
                             Growth; The Real     Center for Geoeconomic
                             Purpose of           Studies, Council on
                             'Dynamic'            Foreign Relations;
                             Estimating           John W. Diamond,
                                                  Ph.D., Fellow in Tax
                                                  Policy; James A.
                                                  Baker, III, Institute
                                                  for Public Policy;
                                                  Leonard E. Burman,
                                                  Ph.D., Senior Fellow,
                                                  Urban Institute.
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          House Budget Committee Majority Caucus Publications

    The following publications were prepared by the staff of 
the Majority Caucus of the Committee on the Budget. These 
publications were not approved by the Membership of the 
Committee.

                             First Session

                               Budget Week
------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Date                 Issue                Date            Issue
------------------------------------------------------------------------
1/24/2005     Week of 24 January 2005     6/27/2005     Week of 27 June
               (Vol. 5 No. 1)                            2005 (Vol. 5
                                                         No. 15)
2/1/2005      Week of 31 January 2005     7/11/2005     Week of 11 July
               (Vol. 5 No. 2)                            2005 (Vol. 5
                                                         No. 16)
2/14/2005     Week of 14 February 2005    7/18/2005     Week of 18 July
               (Vol. 5 No. 3)                            2005 (Vol. 5
                                                         No. 17)
4/5/2005      Week of 4 April 2005 (Vol.  7/25/2005     Week of 25 July
               5 No. 4)                                  2005 (Vol. 5
                                                         No. 18)
4/12/2005     Week of 11 April 2005       9/6/2005      Week of 6
               (Vol. 5 No. 5)                            September (Vol.
                                                         5 No. 19)
4/20/2005     Week of 18 April 2005       9/12/2005     Week of 12
               (Vol. 5 No. 6)                            September (Vol.
                                                         5 No. 20)
5/3/2005      Week of 2 May 2005 (Vol. 5  9/19/2005     Week of 19
               No. 8)                                    September (Vol.
                                                         5 No. 21)
5/10/2005     Week of 9 May 2005 (Vol. 5  9/26/2005     Week of 26
               No. 9)                                    September (Vol.
                                                         5 No. 22)
5/16/2005     Week of 16 May 2005 (Vol.   10/6/2005     Week of 3
               5 No. 10)                                 October 2005
                                                         (Vol. 5 No. 23)
5/23/2005     Week of 23 May 2005 (Vol.   10/25/2005    Week of 24
               5 No. 11)                                 October 2005
                                                         (Vol. 5 No. 24)
6/6/2005      Week of 6 June 2005 (Vol.   11/15/2005    Week of 14
               5 No. 12)                                 November 2005
                                                         (Vol. 5 No. 25)
6/13/2005     Week of 13 June 2005 (Vol.  12/7/2005     Week of 5
               5 No. 13)                                 December 2005
                                                         (Vol. 5 No. 26)
6/20/2005     Week of 20 June 2005 (Vol.  12/14/2005    Week of 12
               5 No. 14)                                 December 2005
                                                         (Vol. 5 No. 27)
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                             Economic Update
------------------------------------------------------------------------
               Date                                Issue
------------------------------------------------------------------------
1/18/2005                          Sustained Expansion Provides Basis
                                    for FY 2006 Budget (Vol. 4 No. 1)
2/15/2005                          Solid Expansion Expected, Policy
                                    Challenges Loom (Vol. 4 No. 2)
4/15/2005                          Outlook for Growth Continues, But
                                    Concerns Rise (Vol. 4 No. 3)
5/11/2005                          April Jobs Surge Supports Growth
                                    Outlook; Tax Revenue Up (Vol. 4 No.
                                    4)
6/16/2005                          U.S. Economy on `Reasonably Firm
                                    Footing' (Vol. 4 No. 5)
7/12/2005                          Sustained Real Growth Raises
                                    Revenues, Helps Trim Deficit (Vol. 4
                                    No. 6)
10/17/2005                         Hurricane Effects on the National
                                    Economy Continue (Vol. 4 No. 7)
11/16/2005                         The Expansion Retains Momentum (Vol.
                                    4 No. 8)
12/14/2005                         Robust Growth Continues (Vol. 4 No.
                                    9)
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                       Budget and Economic Monitor
------------------------------------------------------------------------
              Date                                Issue
------------------------------------------------------------------------
9/20/2005                        Update on House Responses to Hurricane
                                  Katrina (Vol 2. No. 1)
11/9/2005                        Why Reform Entitlements--and Why Now?
                                  The Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 (Vol
                                  2. No. 2)
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                          Appropriations Update
------------------------------------------------------------------------
              Date                                Issue
------------------------------------------------------------------------
5/16/2005                        Department of Homeland Security
                                  Appropriations Bill--Fiscal Year 2006
                                  (Vol. 5 No. 1)
5/18/2005                        Interior, Environment, and Related
                                  Agencies Appropriations Bill--Fiscal
                                  Year 2006 (Vol. 5 No. 2)
5/23/2005                        Energy and Water Development
                                  Appropriations Bill--Fiscal Year 2006
                                  (Vol. 5 No. 3)
5/25/2005                        Military Quality of Life, Veterans
                                  Affairs, And related Agencies
                                  Appropriations Bill--Fiscal Year 2006
                                  (Vol. 5 No. 4)
6/7/2005                         Department of Agriculture, Rural
                                  Development, Food and Drug
                                  Administration, and Related Agencies
                                  Appropriations Bill--Fiscal Year 2006
                                  (Vol. 5. No. 5)
6/13/2005                        Science, the Department of State,
                                  Justice, Commerce, and Related
                                  Agencies Appropriations Bill--Fiscal
                                  Year 2006 (Vol. 5 No. 6)
6/14/2005                        Department of Defense Appropriations
                                  Bill--Fiscal Year 2006 (Vol. 5 No. 7)
6/21/2005                        Legislative Appropriations Bill--Fiscal
                                  Year 2006 (Vol. 5 No. 8)
6/22/2005                        Departments of Labor, Health and Human
                                  Services, and Education, and related
                                  Agencies Appropriations Bill--Fiscal
                                  Year 2006 (Vol. 5 No. 9)
6/27/2005                        Foreign Operations, Export Financing
                                  and Related Programs Appropriations
                                  Bill--Fiscal Year 2006 (Vol. 5 No. 10)
6/28/2005                        Departments of Transportation,
                                  Treasury, Housing and Urban
                                  Development, the Judiciary, District
                                  of Columbia, and Independent Agencies
                                  Appropriations Bill--Fiscal Year 2006
                                  (Vol. 5 No. 11)
7/28/2005                        Interior, Environment, and Related
                                  Agencies Appropriations Bill--Fiscal
                                  Year 2006 (Vol. 5 No. 12)
7/28/2005                        Legislative Appropriations Bill--Fiscal
                                  Year 2006 (Vol. 5 No. 13)
9/8/2005                         Second Emergency Supplemental
                                  Appropriations Act to Meet Immediate
                                  Needs Arising from the Consequences of
                                  Hurricane Katrina--Fiscal Year 2005
                                  (Vol. 5 No. 14)
9/29/2005                        Continuing Appropriations--Fiscal Year
                                  2006 (Vol. 5 No. 15)
10/6/2005                        Homeland Security Appropriations Bill
                                  Conference Report--Fiscal Year 2006
                                  (Vol. 5 No. 16)
10/28/2005                       Department of Agriculture, Rural
                                  Development, Food and Drug
                                  Administration, and Related Agencies
                                  Appropriations Bill--Fiscal Year 2006
                                  (Vol. 5 No. 17)
11/4/2005                        Foreign Operations, Export Financing
                                  and Related Programs Appropriations
                                  Bill--Fiscal Year 2006 (Vol. 5 No. 18)
11/9/2005                        Energy and Water Development
                                  Appropriations Bill--Fiscal Year 2006
                                  (Vol. 5 No. 19)
11/9/2005                        Science, the Departments of State,
                                  Justice, and Commerce, and the Related
                                  Agencies Appropriations Bill--Fiscal
                                  Year 2006 (Vol. 5 No. 20)
12/14/2005                       Military Quality of Life, Veterans
                                  Affairs, and related Agencies
                                  Appropriations Bill Conference Report--
                                  Fiscal Year 2006 (Vol. 5 No. 21)
12/14/2005                       Departments of Transportation,
                                  Treasury, Housing, and Urban
                                  Development, the Judiciary, District
                                  of Columbia, and Independent Agencies
                                  Appropriations Bill--Fiscal Year 2006
                                  (Vol. 5 No. 22)
1/27/2005                        Departments of Labor, Health and Human
                                  Services, and Education, and Related
                                  Agencies Appropriations Bill--Fiscal
                                  Year 2006 (Vol. 5 No. 23)
3/15/2006                        Supplemental Appropriations--Fiscal
                                  Year 2006 (Vol. 5 No. 24)
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                             Second Session

                               Budget Week
------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Date                 Issue                Date            Issue
------------------------------------------------------------------------
2/13/2006     Week of 13 February 2006    6/26/2006     Week of 26 June
               (Vol. 6 No. 1)                            2006 (Vol. 6
                                                         No. 12)
2/27/2006     Week of 27 February 2006    7/10/2006     Week of 10 July
               (Vol. 6 No. 2)                            2006 (Vol. 6
                                                         No. 13)
3/6/2006      Week of 5 March 2006 (Vol.
               6 No. 3)
3/14/2006     Week of 13 March 2006       7/17/2006     Week of 17 July
               (Vol. 6 No. 4)                            2006 (Vol. 6
                                                         No. 14)
4/24/2006     Week of 24 April 2006       7/24/2006     Week of 24 July
               (Vol. 6 No. 5)                            2006 (Vol. 6
                                                         No. 15)
5/1/2006      Week of 1 May 2006 (Vol. 6  9/6/2006      Week of 4
               No. 6)                                    September 2006
                                                         (Vol. 6 No. 16)
5/9/2006      Week of 8 May 2006 (Vol. 6  9/12/2006     Week of 11
               No. 7)                                    September 2006
                                                         (Vol. 6 No. 17)
5/16/2006     Week of 15 May 2006 (Vol.   9/19/2006     Week of 18
               6 No. 8)                                  September 2006
                                                         (Vol. 6 No. 18)
5/22/2005     Week of 22 May 2006 (Vol.   9/25/2006     Week of 25
               6 No. 9)                                  September 2006
                                                         (Vol. 6 No. 19)
6/7/2006      Week of 5 June 2006 (Vol.   11/13/2006    Week of 13
               6 No. 10)                                 November 2006
                                                         (Vol. 6 No. 20)
6/19/2006     Week of 19 June 2006 (Vol.  12/4/2006     Week of 4
               6 No. 11)                                 December 2006
                                                         (Vol. 6 No. 21)
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                             Economic Update
------------------------------------------------------------------------
               Date                                Issue
------------------------------------------------------------------------
1/12/2006                          Healthy Economic Expansion Expected
                                    to Continue (Vol. 5 No. 1)
2/13/2006                          Growth Expected to Rebound from
                                    Disappointing 4th Quarter (Vol. 5
                                    No. 2)
3/13/2006                          Strong February Job Gains Support
                                    Expected Growth Rebound (Vol. 5 No.
                                    3)
5/15/2006                          Economic Growth Surges in the First
                                    Quarter (Vol. 5 No. 4)
6/14/2006                          Moderate Real Growth Forecast for
                                    Rest of 2006 (Vol. 5 No. 5)
7/13/2006                          Tax Receipts Up, Budget Deficit Down
                                    in 2006 (Vol. 5 No. 6)
11/17/2006                         Economy Makes a ``Soft Landing''
                                    (Vol. 5 No. 7)
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                          Appropriation Update
------------------------------------------------------------------------
               Date                                Issue
------------------------------------------------------------------------
 5/18/2006                         Interior, Environment, and Related
                                    Agencies Appropriations Bill--Fiscal
                                    Year 2007 (Vol. 6 No. 1)
5/22/2006                          Department of Agriculture, Rural
                                    Development, Food and Drug
                                    Administration, and Related Agencies
                                    Appropriations Bill--Fiscal Year
                                    2007 (Vol. 6 No. 3)
5/23/2006                          Energy and Water Development
                                    Appropriations Bill--Fiscal Year
                                    2007 (Vol. 6 No. 4)
5/24/2006                          Department of Homeland Security
                                    Appropriations Bill--Fiscal Year
                                    2007 (Vol. 6 No. 5)
6/6/2006                           Legislative Appropriations Bill--
                                    Fiscal Year 2007 (Vol. 6 No. 6)
6/7/2006                           Foreign Operations, Export Financing
                                    and Related Programs Appropriations
                                    Bill--Fiscal Year 2007 (Vol. 6 No.
                                    7)
6/13/2006                          Departments of Transportation,
                                    Treasury, Housing and Urban
                                    Development, the Judiciary, District
                                    of Columbia, and Independent
                                    Agencies Appropriations Bill--Fiscal
                                    Year 2007 (Vol. 6 No. 8)
6/20/2006                          Department of Defense Appropriations
                                    Bill--Fiscal Year 2007 (Vol. 6 No.
                                    9)
6/26/2006                          Science, the Departments of State,
                                    Justice, Commerce, and Related
                                    Agencies Appropriations Bill--
                                    Fiscal Year 2007 (Vol. 6 No. 10)
9/26/2006                          Department of Defense Appropriations
                                    Bill Conference Report--Fiscal Year
                                    2007 (Vol. 6 No. 11)
9/29/2006                          Department of Homeland Security
                                    Appropriations Bill--Fiscal Year
                                    2007 (Vol. 6 No. 12)
11/15/2006                         Further Continuing Appropriations for
                                    Fiscal Year 2007--Fiscal Year 2007
                                    (Vol. 6 No. 13)
12/8/2006                          Department of Homeland Security
                                    Appropriations Bill--Fiscal Year
                                    2007 (Vol. 6 No. 14)
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          House Budget Committee Minority Caucus Publications

    The following publications were prepared by the staff of 
the Minority Caucus of the Committee on the Budget. These 
publications were not approved by the Membership of the 
Committee.

                             First Session

                                 Reports
------------------------------------------------------------------------
             Date                                Title
------------------------------------------------------------------------
1/25/05                        CBO Confirms Republican Policies Make
                                Deficits Even Worse
1/31/05                        Frequently Asked Questions about the
                                Federal Budget
2/1/05                         Social Security Privatization and the
                                Budget: Questions and Answers
2/11/05                        The President's Fiscal Year 2006 Budget
2/15/05                        Iraq War Cost Estimate: Costs to Date and
                                Costs to Go
2/15/05                        Bush's Broken Promises to Save Social
                                Security Surplus for Social Security
3/14/05                        House Budget Committee 2006 Budget
                                Resolution: Painful Spending Cuts,
                                Ballooning Tax Cuts, and Never-Ending
                                Deficits
3/16/05                        Fact Sheets for the House Consideration
                                of the 2006 Budget
4/4/05                         House vs. Senate FY 2006 Budget
                                Resolutions: A Comparison and Analysis
4/14/05                        Republican Study Committee Budget
                                Sacrifices National Priorities to Cut
                                Taxes
4/28/05                        Summary and Analysis of FY 2006 Budget
                                Resolution Conference Report
4/28/05                        Vote No on FY 2006 Budget Resolution
                                Conference Report
5/18/05                        Budget Reconciliation: What It Is and How
                                It Works
5/26/05                        Social Security Resource Kit
7/13/05                        Mid-Session Review
7/27/05                        Republican Plans for Social Security
                                Private Accounts Raise More Questions,
                                Answer None
7/27/05                        Deficit and Debt Resource Kit
8/15/05                        CBO Summer Update
9/30/05                        Happy Fiscal New Year! Another Year of
                                Republican Mismanagement
10/3/05                        Republican Proposals for Katrina Offsets
                                Reflect Misplaced Priorities
10/25/05                       Amended Budget Resolution Means Deeper
                                Cuts in Important Services to Fund Tax
                                Cuts
10/28/05                       Update: Republican Reconciliation Package
                                Cuts Key Services to Fund Tax Cuts
11/1/05                        Republican Reconciliation Package Cuts
                                Key Services to Fund Tax Cuts: Summary
                                of House Committee Reconciliation
                                Measures
11/17/05                       Republican Reconciliation Spending Bill
11/22/05                       Summary of House and Senate
                                Reconciliation Bills
12/16/05                       Medicaid Cut of Nearly $11 Billion Has a
                                Dramatic Effect in Each State
12/22/05                       Summary and Analysis of Reconciliation
                                Conference Report
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                             Second Session

                                 Reports
------------------------------------------------------------------------
             Date                                Title
------------------------------------------------------------------------
1/31/06                        Spending Reconciliation Bill: Harmful
                                Cuts and Fiscal Irresponsibility
1/31/06                        President Bush and the State of the
                                Union: Budget Promises Made, Budget
                                Promises Broken
2/9/06                         Summary and Analysis of the President's
                                Fiscal Year 2007 Budget
2/27/06                        A Chronicle of the Republican
                                Reconciliation Spending Cuts Bill: Is it
                                the Law of the Land?
3/14/06                        Family and Community Services Cut in
                                President's Budget: Budget in Brief #1
3/15/06                        Education Funding Slashed in the
                                President's 2007 Budget: Budget in Brief
                                #2
3/17/06                        Health Spending Cuts in the President's
                                2007 Budget: Budget in Brief #3
3/21/06                        Overview of the President's 2007 Budget:
                                Budget in Brief #4
3/21/06                        Veterans Discretionary Budget Cut $10
                                Billion Over Five Years: Budget in Brief
                                #5
3/22/06                        Tax Cuts Lead to Massive Budget Deficits
                                in President's 2007 Budget: Budget in
                                Brief #6
3/23/06                        Environmental Funding Slashed in the
                                President's 2007 Budget: Budget in Brief
                                #7
3/24/06                        Mandatory Cuts in the President's 2007
                                Budget: Budget in Brief #8
3/27/06                        Homeland Security in the President's 2007
                                Budget: Budget in Brief #9
4/3/06                         House Republican Budget Resolution: Harsh
                                Spending Cuts and Large Deficits
5/12/06                        Republican Budget Resolution Continues
                                Legacy of Debt
5/18/06                        Fact Sheets on the Flawed Republican
                                Budget
6/29/06                        Frequently Asked Questions About the
                                Federal Budget
7/11/06                        Administration's Mid-Session Review of
                                the Budget
7/24/06                        Administration's Economic Policies Fall
                                Short of Claims, Report Shows
9/27/06                        Year-End Republican Budget Report Card: F
9/29/06                        Recess Packet on Budget and Economy
10/5/06                        Republican Budgets Cut Funding for
                                Critical Veterans' Programs
10/11/06                       Republican Budget Deficits: A Continuing
                                Problem with Long-Term Consequences
10/23/06                       The Republican Economic Record: Rhetoric
                                vs. Reality
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