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December 23, 2013, As Reported by the Budget Committee

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House Report 113-306 - ACTIVITIES AND SUMMARY REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON THE BUDGET HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES One Hundred Thirteenth Congress FIRST SESSION (Pursuant to House Rule XI, Cl. 1.(d))




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                               ACTIVITIES

                                  AND

                             SUMMARY REPORT

                                 OF THE

                        COMMITTEE ON THE BUDGET

                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                    One Hundred Thirteenth Congress

                             FIRST SESSION

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                        COMMITTEE ON THE BUDGET

                     PAUL RYAN, Wisconsin, Chairman
TOM PRICE, Georgia                   CHRIS VAN HOLLEN, Maryland,
SCOTT GARRETT, New Jersey              Ranking Minority Member
JOHN CAMPBELL, California            ALLYSON Y. SCHWARTZ, Pennsylvania
KEN CALVERT, California              JOHN A. YARMUTH, Kentucky
TOM COLE, Oklahoma                   BILL PASCRELL, Jr., New Jersey
TOM McCLINTOCK, California           TIM RYAN, Ohio
JAMES LANKFORD, Oklahoma             GWEN MOORE, Wisconsin
DIANE BLACK, Tennessee               KATHY CASTOR, Florida
REID J. RIBBLE, Wisconsin            JIM McDERMOTT, Washington
BILL FLORES, Texas                   BARBARA LEE, California
TODD ROKITA, Indiana                 DAVID N. CICILLINE, Rhode Island
ROB WOODALL, Georgia                 HAKEEM S. JEFFRIES, New York
MARSHA BLACKBURN, Tennessee          MARK POCAN, Wisconsin
ALAN NUNNELEE, Mississippi           MICHELLE LUJAN GRISHAM, New Mexico
E. SCOTT RIGELL, Virginia            JARED HUFFMAN, California
VICKY HARTZLER, Missouri             TONY CARDENAS, California
JACKIE WALORSKI, Indiana             EARL BLUMENAUER, Oregon
LUKE MESSER, Indiana                 KURT SCHRADER, Oregon
TOM RICE, South Carolina
ROGER WILLIAMS, Texas
SEAN P. DUFFY, Wisconsin

                           Professional Staff

                     Austin Smythe, Staff Director
                Thomas S. Kahn, Minority Staff Director


                         LETTER OF TRANSMITTAL

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                                   Committee on the Budget,
                                 Washington, DC, December 23, 2013.
Hon. KAREN L. HAAS,
Clerk of the House, U.S. 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 first session of the 113th 
Congress.
            Sincerely,
                                               Paul Ryan, Chairman




                                             Union Calendar No. 224

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                  ACTIVITIES AND SUMMARY REPORT OF THE

                        COMMITTEE ON THE BUDGET

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 December 23, 2013.--Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on 
            the State of the Union and ordered to be printed

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Mr. Ryan of Wisconsin, from the Committee on the Budget, submitted the 
                               following

                                 REPORT

                       Jurisdiction and Functions
                            of the Committee


    The Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 
1974 established the Committees on the Budget for the House of 
Representatives and the Senate. These Committees are 
responsible for developing and reporting the annual concurrent 
resolution on the budget (``budget resolution''), for 
assembling and reporting any reconciliation legislation 
required by that resolution, and for overseeing the 
congressional and statutory budget process.
    Once adopted, the budget resolution provides an overall 
framework and plan for Congressional consideration of spending, 
revenue, and debt limit legislation. It sets a ceiling on total 
spending and a floor on total revenues to be collected. It also 
provides an allocation of spending authority to each committee 
of Congress, both the appropriations committees and among the 
various authorizing committees. The House and Senate enforce 
the aggregate spending and revenue levels, and the committee 
allocations set by the budget resolution, through points of 
order that govern the consideration of legislation.
    The budget resolution may also include the optional 
reconciliation process, which directs authorizing committees to 
revise programs under their jurisdiction in order to adjust 
either projected spending or revenues by specified amounts. If 
more than one committee receives reconciliation instructions, 
the Budget Committee is responsible for assembling the reports 
submitted by the various committees for consideration on the 
House floor. 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: to reconcile actual 
spending and revenue in law with the guidelines set out in the 
resolution.
    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 also 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 (House Resolution 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 (House Resolution 5) on January 7, 1997, the 
House extended the Budget Committee's legislative jurisdiction 
to include not only the congressional budget process but the 
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 its jurisdiction, the Budget Committee has exclusive 
jurisdiction over both budgetary levels and budgetary concepts. 
Under subparagraph (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 (3), 
the Budget Committee has exclusive jurisdiction over the 
establishment, extension, and enforcement of direct and 
discretionary spending limits, pay-go requirements, and other 
special budgetary mechanisms to control spending, the deficit, 
or the Federal budget, 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 2014 Budget Resolution

    On March 13, 2013, the Committee on the Budget marked up 
the fiscal year 2014 concurrent resolution on the budget, House 
Concurrent Resolution 25. The report accompanying House 
Concurrent Resolution 25 (113th Congress), House Report 113-17, 
was filed on March 15, 2013.
    The Committee on Rules reported a rule (House Resolution 
122) providing for the consideration of House Concurrent 
Resolution 25 (113th Congress). The rule provided for four 
hours of general debate: three hours controlled by the Chair 
and Ranking Minority Member of the Committee on the Budget, 
equally divided; and one hour on the subject of economic goals 
and policies equally divided between the Chair and Ranking 
Minority Member of the Joint Economic Committee or their 
designees.
    The Resolution specified certain amendments in order and 
waived all points of order against consideration of the 
concurrent resolution.
    After the adoption of House Resolution 122, floor debate on 
House Concurrent Resolution 25 proceeded on March 20 and 21, 
2013. The Committee of the Whole passed House Resolution 122 on 
March 19, 2013.
    The Committee of the Whole proceeded with four hours of 
general debate on the resolution and then proceeded to full 
substitute amendments:
    Amendment No. 1: An amendment in the nature of a substitute 
offered by Representative Mulvaney [SC-5] was defeated. Failed 
by recorded vote: 154-261 (Roll no. 83).
    Amendment No. 2: An amendment in the nature of a substitute 
offered by Representative Scott [VA-3] was defeated. Failed by 
recorded vote: 105-305, 1 Present (Roll no. 84).
    Amendment No. 3: An amendment in the nature of a substitute 
offered by Representative Grijalva [AZ-3] was defeated. Failed 
by recorded vote: 84-327, 1 Present (Roll no. 85).
    Amendment No. 4: An amendment in the nature of a substitute 
offered by Representative Woodall [GA-7] was defeated. Failed 
by recorded vote: 104-132, 171 Present (Roll no. 86).
    Amendment No. 5: An amendment in the nature of a substitute 
offered by Representative Van Hollen [MD-8] was defeated. 
Failed by recorded vote: 165-253 (Roll no. 87).
    The fiscal year 2014 concurrent resolution on the budget 
passed the House on March 21, 2013. On agreeing to the 
resolution: Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 221-207 (Roll no. 
88).
    On March 22, 2013, the House-passed fiscal year 2014 
concurrent resolution on the budget (House Concurrent 
Resolution 25) was received in the Senate and placed on the 
Senate Calendar under General Orders Calendar No. 33.
    On October 16, 2013, Mr. Ryan (WI) made a unanimous consent 
request that the House be considered to have taken from the 
Speaker's table S. Con. Res. 8; adopted an amendment in the 
nature of a substitute consisting of the text of H. Con. Res. 
25, as adopted by the House; adopted such concurrent 
resolution, as amended; insisted on its amendment; and 
requested a conference with the Senate thereon; and during the 
remainder of the 113th Congress, it shall not be in order to 
offer a motion under clause 7(c) of rule 22 with respect to S. 
Con. Res. 8. This unanimous consent request was agreed to 
without objection. The Speaker appointed conferees. The Senate 
disagreed to the House amendment, but agreed to the request for 
a conference, and appointed conferees.
    On October 17, 2013, a message on the Senate's action was 
sent to the House.
    On October 30, 2013, the Budget Conference Committee held 
its first meeting.
    On November 13, 2013, the Budget Conference Committee held 
its second meeting.
    On December 12, 2013, Mr. Ryan (WI) moved that the House 
recede and concur with an amendment in the Senate amendment to 
House Joint Resolution 59. On motion that the House recede and 
concur with an amendment in the Senate amendment: Agreed to by 
recorded vote: 332-94 (Roll no. 640). This House amendment 
included legislation putting in place a budget resolution for 
FY 2014, as well as other changes in law.

                      Other Legislative Activities


H.Res.5, Adopting Rules for the 113th Congress

    The organizing resolution (H.Res.5) adopted by the House on 
January 3, 2013 at the commencement of the 113th Congress 
contained several provisions related to the congressional 
budget process. House Resolution 5 provides that the Rules of 
the 112th Congress are the Rules of the 113th Congress. In the 
112th Congress, House Resolution 5 (112th) replaced the Pay-As-
You-Go requirement with a Cut-As-You-Go requirement. The latter 
prohibits consideration of legislation if it has the net effect 
of increasing direct spending within a five- or ten-year budget 
window.
    The next provision requires the inclusion in the Cut-As-
You-Go evaluation of legislation of the entire text of a 
separate House-passed measure or measures added as new matter 
to such legislation pursuant to special order of the House.
    Further, House Resolution 5 excludes from such evaluation 
any provision expressly designated as an emergency for the 
Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act of 2010 (but not any amendment so 
designated, which is subjected to the evaluation).
    A third provision repealed rule XXVIII of the Rules of the 
House of Representatives, which provided for an automatic 
engrossment and transmittal to the Senate of a joint resolution 
changing the public debt limit, upon the adoption of a 
congressional budget resolution. Rule XXVIII allowed for the 
House to avoid a separate vote on public debt limit 
legislation.
    Next, the resolution authorizes the chair of the Budget 
Committee to provide authoritative guidance concerning the 
impact of a legislative proposal on the levels of new budget 
authority, outlays, direct spending, new entitlement authority, 
and revenues codified as clause 4 of rule XXIX of the Rules of 
the House of Representatives.
    The resolution also amended the budget enforcement process, 
making it out of order in the House to consider general 
appropriations legislation that (1) provides spending authority 
beyond what is actually derived from receipts deposited in the 
Highway Trust Fund (excluding any transfers that have already 
occurred from the General Fund of the Treasury); or (2) spends 
those receipts for any purpose other than authorized activities 
for the highway or mass transit categories. Furthermore, House 
Resolution 5 makes it out of order to consider a budget 
resolution, amendment, or conference report containing 
reconciliation directives that specify changes in law that 
would cause an increase in net direct spending.
    House Resolution 5 also provides that in the first session 
of the 113th Congress and prior to the adoption of a fiscal 
year 2014 budget resolution the provisions of H. Con. Res. 112 
(112th Congress) remain in force and effect and the allocations 
of spending authority included in tables 11 and 12 of House 
Report 112-421 (112th Congress) shall be regarded as the 
allocations under section 302 (a) of the Congressional Budget 
Act of 1974 in the House.
    Additionally, House Resolution 5 specifies separate orders 
relating to the treatment of legislation in view of certain 
budget requirements of these Rules, including orders 
concerning: (1) spending reduction amendments in appropriations 
bills and (2) estimates of direct spending in concurrent 
resolutions on the budget.

H.Res.6, Electing Members to Certain Standing Committees of the House 
        of Representatives

    This resolution was agreed to on January 3, 2013 and 
elected Mr. Ryan of Wisconsin as Chairman of the Committee on 
the Budget.

H.Res.7, Electing Members to Certain Standing Committees of the House 
        of Representatives

    This resolution was agreed to on January 3, 2013 and 
elected Mr. Van Hollen, Ms. Schwartz, Mr. Yarmuth, Mr. 
Pascrell, Mr. Ryan of Ohio, Ms. Moore, Ms. Castor of Florida, 
Ms. Lee of California, and Mr. Cicilline to the Committee on 
the Budget.

H.Res.22, Electing Members to Certain Standing Committees of the House 
        of Representatives

    This resolution was agreed to on January 14, 2013 and 
elected Mr. McDermott to rank immediately after Ms. Castor of 
Florida, Mr. Jeffries, Mr. Pocan, Ms. Michelle Lujan Grisham of 
New Mexico, Mr. Huffman, and Mr. Cardenas to the Committee on 
the Budget.

H.Res.42, Electing Members to Certain Standing Committees of the House 
        of Representatives

    This resolution was agreed to on January 23, 2013 and 
elected Mr. Schrader to the Committee on the Budget.

H.Res.53, Electing Members to a Standing Committee of the House of 
        Representatives

    This resolution was agreed to on February 5, 2013 and 
elected Mr. Garrett, Mr. Campbell, Mr. Calvert, Mr. Cole, Mr. 
McClintock, Mr. Lankford, Mr. Ribble, Mr. Flores, Mr. Rokita, 
Mr. Woodall, Mrs. Blackburn, Mr. Nunnelee, Mr. Rigell, Mrs. 
Hartzler, Mrs. Walorski, Mr. Messer, Mr. Rice of South 
Carolina, and Mr. Williams to the Committee on the Budget.

H.Res.64, Electing Members to Certain Standing Committees of the House 
        of Representatives

    This resolution was agreed to on February 13, 2013 and 
elected Mr. Blumenauer to rank immediately after Mr. Cardenas 
to the Committee on the Budget.

H.Res.82, Electing Members to Certain Standing Committees of the House 
        of Representatives

    This resolution was agreed to on February 26, 2013 and 
elected Mr. Price of Georgia to rank immediately after Mr. 
Cole, Mrs. Black to rank immediately after Mr. Lankford, and 
Mr. Duffy to the Committee on the Budget.

H.R.1871, Baseline Reform Act of 2013

    On June 25, 2013, the Committee on the Budget reported H.R. 
1871, the Baseline Reform Act of 2013. This bill addressed the 
baseline's assumption of higher spending each year and removed 
this pro-spending bias. Specifically, this bill removes the 
assumption that discretionary spending will increase by 
inflation in each year of the baseline. In addition, it removes 
the exceptions to the general inflationary rule for expiring 
housing contracts, social-insurance administrative expenses, 
and annualization of federal-employee pay. It also codifies the 
Congressional Budget Office's current practice of providing a 
long-term budget outlook no later than July 1 each year. 
Finally, the Baseline Reform Act does not change how mandatory 
or revenue baselines are calculated.

H.R.1874, Pro-Growth Budgeting Act of 2013

    On July 19, 2013, the Committee on the Budget reported H.R. 
1874, the Pro-Growth Budgeting Act of 2013. This bill requires 
the Congressional Budget Office to prepare an analysis of the 
effect that major legislation would have on the U.S. economy. 
This macro-economic impact analysis would be supplemental 
information in addition to the official congressional cost 
estimate of the legislation.

House Amendment to H.J.Res.59, Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013

    The Bipartisan Budget Act (BBA) was a House amendment to 
the Senate amendment to House Joint Resolution 59. The BBA 
establishes an enforceable budget for fiscal year 2014 as well 
as a process for the timely adoption of an enforceable budget 
for fiscal year 2015. Additionally, the BBA authorizes an 
increase in discretionary spending for fiscal years 2014 and 
2015. It specifically provides $63 billion in sequester relief 
over two years, split evenly between defense and non-defense 
programs. This discretionary sequester relief is more than 
fully offset by $85 billion in savings elsewhere in the budget 
through specific, concrete spending cuts, which eliminate 
waste, cut corporate welfare, and take steps toward real reform 
and not tax increases. Among these offsets, the BBA extends the 
mandatory sequester for two more years, fiscal years 2022 and 
2023, which will result in $28 billion in savings. The 
legislation reduces the deficit by $23 billion over ten years.

                 Adjustments and Current Level Reports


Revisions to the Aggregates and Allocations of the Fiscal Year 2012 and 
        2013 Budget Resolutions

Bill Number--H.R. 8 (112th Congress)
Title--American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012
Date--January 22, 2013
Congressional Record--H220

Status Report on Current Spending Levels of On-Budget Spending and 
        Revenues for FY 2013 and the 10-Year Period FY 2013 through FY 
        2022

Date--January 25, 2013
Congressional Record--H290-292

Revisions to the Aggregates and Allocations of the Fiscal Year 2013 
        Budget Resolution

Bill Number--H.R. 45
Title--To repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act 
        and health care-related provisions in the Health Care 
        and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010
Date--May 14, 2013
Congressional Record--H2600-2601

Revisions to the Aggregates and Allocations of the Fiscal Year 2014 
        Budget Resolution

Date--June 4, 2013
Congressional Record--H3042-3043

Revisions to the Aggregates and Allocations of the Fiscal Year 2014 
        Budget Resolution Related to Legislation Reported by the 
        Committee on Appropriations

Bill Number--H.R. 2217
Title--Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2014
Date--June 4, 2013
Congressional Record--H3043

Status Report on Current Spending Levels of On-Budget Spending and 
        Revenues for FY 2013, 2014 and the 10-Year Period FY 2014 
        through 2023

Date--June 25, 2013
Congressional Record--H4024-4026

Revisions to the Allocations of the Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Resolution 
        Related to Legislation Reported by the Committee on 
        Appropriations

Date--July 8, 2013
Congressional Record--H4211

Status Report on Current Levels of On-Budget Spending and Revenues for 
        FY 2013, 2014 and the 10-Year Period FY 2014 through FY 2023

Date--September 11, 2013
Congressional Record--H5502-5506

Revisions to the Allocations of the Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Resolution 
        Related to H. J. Res. 85, National Emergency and Disaster 
        Recovery Act

Bill Number--H. J. Res. 85
Title--Federal Emergency Management Agency Continuing 
        Appropriations Resolution, 2014
Date--October 4, 2013
Congressional Record--H6288

Status Report on Current Spending Levels of On-Budget Spending and 
        Revenues for FY 2013, 2014 and the 10-Year Period FY 2014 
        through FY 2023

Date--October 29, 2013
Congressional Record--H6895-6899

Revisions to the Allocations of the Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Resolution 
        Related to Legislation Reported by the Committee on 
        Appropriations

Date--October 29, 2013
Congressional Record--H6899

                           Budget Enforcement

    One of the responsibilities of the Committee on the Budget 
is to monitor legislation to be considered on the floor of the 
House and what implications such legislation would have for 
spending and revenue. The Committee provided ongoing oversight 
of the Office of Management and Budget's implementation of 
budget submission, control, execution and enforcement 
procedures under the Budget and Accounting Act of 1921, the 
Congressional Budget Act of 1974, the Budget Enforcement Act of 
1990, the Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act of 2010, and the Budget 
Control Act of 2011.
    Pursuant to Section 312 of the Congressional Budget Act of 
1974 and rule XXIX of the Rules of the House of 
Representatives, the Chairman is provided authority to give 
guidance concerning the impact of a legislative proposition on 
the levels of new budget authority, outlays, direct spending, 
new entitlement authority, and revenues.
    Additionally, the Committee monitored reclassifications of 
budget accounts, re-estimates of the subsidies of credit 
programs, consistency in cost estimates for direct spending and 
tax bills, compliance with the relevant laws, in the 
development of budget projections and changes in spend-out 
rates for discretionary programs.
    The Committee provided guidance to the Committee on 
Appropriations and the authorizing committees to ensure that 
spending and tax legislation did not breach the appropriate 
levels in the budget resolution as required under sections 
302(f), 303(a) and 311(a) of the Congressional Budget Act of 
1974 or violate any budget-related provisions of the Rules of 
the House of Representatives.

                            Economic Policy

    The Committee has studied, and will continue to study, how 
economic policies affect the Federal budget.

                          Oversight Activities

    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 major 
functional categories. These budget functions encompass all 
Federal programs and activities. Certain programs are 
considered off-budget, such as Social Security and the Postal 
Service, and some are considered non-budgetary, such as the 
Federal Reserve.
    The subject matter of the budget is inherently broad, but 
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 1921, the 
Congressional Budget Act of 1974, the Balanced Budget and 
Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985, the Statutory Pay-As-
You-Go Act of 2010, and the Budget Control Act of 2011. 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(c) of House rule X to study the effect on budget 
outlays of existing and proposed legislation and under clause 
4(b)(6) of House rule X to request and evaluate continuing 
studies of tax expenditures.
    The House Budget Committee met on February 13, 2013 to 
organize for the 113th Congress. In addition to adopting rules 
of procedure, the Committee also adopted a written oversight 
plan. The Committee held hearings in the process of developing 
the annual concurrent budget resolution. Additionally, the 
Committee received testimony from Members of Congress, Cabinet 
level and other Federal officials, State and local officials, 
and expert witnesses to review the budget and economic outlook, 
the President's budget submissions and other budget and 
economic matters.
    The Committee oversight plan calls for continuous 
assessment of the performance of Federal agencies in both the 
administration and service delivery by reviewing performance 
data in the President's budget submissions and the relevant 
reports and audits of the Government Accountability Office and 
the Offices of the Inspectors General.
    Pursuant to the Committee's request, the Government 
Accountability Office published the following reports:

March 1 Joint Committee Sequestration for Fiscal Year 2013 [7/
        31/2013]
Budget Issues: Key Questions to Consider When Evaluating 
        Balances in Federal Accounts [9/30/2013]
Federal User Fees: Fee Design Options and Implications for 
        Managing Revenue Instability [9/30/2013]
Fiscal Exposures: Improving Cost Recognition in the Federal 
        Budget [10/29/2013]
Sequestration: Observations on the Department of Defense's 
        Approach in Fiscal Year 2013 [11/7/2013]

    The oversight plan specifically calls on the Committee to 
study the budgetary effect of existing law and proposed 
legislation, as well as government regulation on government 
spending and to explore ways of reducing waste, fraud, and 
abuse in government agencies. Furthermore, the Committee drew 
on the authorizing Committees' Views and Estimates on the 
President's budget, that are submitted to the Committee 
pursuant to section 301(d) of the Congressional Budget Act, to 
coordinate its oversight activities with other committees.
    The House Budget Committee will continue to review the 
budgetary treatment of assistance to, and ongoing operations 
of: Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) and 
Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac). Moreover, 
the Committee plan calls for continued oversight of the Office 
of Management and Budget's implementation of budget submission, 
control, execution, and enforcement procedures under the Budget 
and Accounting Act of 1921, the Congressional Budget Act of 
1974, the Budget Enforcement Act of 1990, the Balanced Budget 
and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985, the Statutory Pay-
As-You-Go Act of 2010, and other applicable laws. The oversight 
plan also calls for the evaluation and study of direct spending 
and tax policies.

       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.R. 8 (112TH CONGRESS)

Sponsor--Hon. Dave Camp [MI-4]
Date Introduced--July 24, 2012
Title--American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012

    July 24, 2012--Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, 
and in addition to the Committee on the Budget, for a period to 
be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for 
consideration of such provisions as fall within the 
jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
    July 31, 2012--Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 747 
reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 8 
with 1 hour of general debate.
    August 1, 2012--Rule H. Res. 747 passed House.
    August 1, 2012--Considered under the provisions of rule H. 
Res. 747.
    August 1, 2012--Passed/agreed to in House: On passage 
Passed by recorded vote: 256-171 (Roll no. 545).
    January 1, 2013--Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate, 
under the order of 1/1/2013, having achieved 60 votes in the 
affirmative, with an amendment and an amendment to the Title by 
Yea-Nay Vote. 89-8. Record Vote Number: 251.
    January 1, 2013--Resolving differences--House actions: On 
motion that the House agree to the Senate amendments Agreed to 
by recorded vote: 257-167 (Roll no: 659).
    January 2, 2013--Presented to the President, signed by the 
President, and became Public Law No: 112-240.

                           HOUSE RESOLUTION 5

Sponsor--Hon. Eric Cantor [VA-7]
Date Introduced--January 3, 2013
Title--Adopting rules for the One Hundred Thirteenth Congress

    January 3, 2013--Considered as privileged matter.
    January 3, 2013--Ms. Eleanor Holmes Norton [DC] moved to 
refer the resolution to a select committee of five members, to 
be appointed by the Speaker, not more than three of whom shall 
be from the same political party, with instructions not to 
report back the same until it has conducted a full and complete 
study of, and made a determination on, whether there is any 
reason to deny Delegates voting right in the Committee of the 
Whole House on the State of the Union.
    January 3, 2103--Mr. Cantor moved to table the motion to 
refer.
    January 3, 2013--On motion to table the motion to refer: 
Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 227-191 (Roll no. 3).
    January 3, 2013--The House proceeded with one hour of 
debate on H. Res. 5.
    January 3, 2103--Passed/agreed to in House: On agreeing to 
the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 228--196 (Roll 
no. 6).

                                H.R. 41

Sponsor--Hon. Scott Garrett [NJ-5]
Date Introduced--January 3, 2013
Title--To temporarily increase the borrowing authority of the 
        Federal Emergency Management Agency for carrying out 
        the National Flood Insurance Program

    January 3, 2013--Referred to the Committee on Financial 
Services, and in addition to the Committee on the Budget, for a 
period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each 
case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the 
jurisdiction of the Committee concerned.
    January 4, 2013--Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to 
suspend the rules and pass the bill: Agreed to by the Yeas and 
Nays: (two-thirds required): 354--67 (Roll no. 7).
    January 4, 2013--Passed/agreed to in Senate: Received in 
the Senate, read twice, considered, read the third time, and 
passed without amendment by Voice Vote. Presented to the 
President.
    January 6, 2013--Signed by the President and became Public 
Law No: 113-1.

                                H.R. 45

Sponsor--Hon. Michele Bachmann [MN-6]
Date Introduced--January 3, 2013
Title--To repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act 
        and health care-related provisions in the Health Care 
        and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010

    January 3, 2013--Referred to the Committee on Energy and 
Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Education and 
the Workforce, Ways and Means, the Judiciary, Natural 
Resources, Rules, House Administration, Appropriations, and the 
Budget for a period to be subsequently determined by the 
Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as 
fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
    May 15, 2013--Rules Committee House Resolution 215 reported 
to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 45 with 2 
hours of general debate. Motion to recommit with or without 
instructions allowed. Measure will be considered as read. Bill 
is closed to amendments.
    May 16, 2013--Rule H. Res. 215 passed House.
    May 16, 2013--Passed/agreed to in House: On passage Passed 
by the Yeas and Nays: 229-195 (Roll no. 154).
    May 20, 2013--Received in the Senate.
    May 21, 2013--Read the first time. Placed on the Senate 
Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.
    May 22, 2013--Read the second time. Placed on Senate 
Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 78.

                                H.R. 152

Sponsor--Hon. Harold Rogers [KY-5]
Date Introduced--January 4, 2013
Title--Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, 2013

    January 4, 2013--Referred to the Committee on 
Appropriations, and in addition to the Committee on the Budget, 
for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in 
each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within 
the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
    January 14, 2013--Rules Committee House Resolution 23 
reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 152 
with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be 
considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion 
to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be 
considered read. Specified amendments are in order. The 
resolution waives all points of order against consideration of 
the bill. The resolution provides that the amendment in the 
nature of a substitute printed in part A of this report shall 
be considered as an original bill. The resolution waives all 
points of order against the amendment in the nature of a 
substitute. The resolution provides that if the amendment in 
the nature of a substitute printed in part A is not adopted, 
the Committee of the Whole House shall rise and report that it 
has come to no resolution on the bill. The resolution provides 
that each such amendment printed in part B and part C of this 
report shall not be subject to a demand.
    January 15, 2013--House Resolution 23 passed the House.
    January 15, 2013--Passed/agreed to in House: On passage 
Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 241--180 (Roll no. 23).
    January 22, 2013--Received in the Senate.
    January 28, 2013--Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed 
Senate, under the order of 1/24/13, having achieved 60 votes in 
the affirmative, without amendment by Yea-Nay Vote. 62--36. 
Record Vote Number: 4.
    January 29, 2013--Presented to the President, signed by the 
President, and became Public Law No: 113-2.

                                H.R. 254

Sponsor--Hon. Jason Chaffetz [UT-3]
Date Introduced--January 15, 2013
Title--Bonneville Unit Clean Hydropower Facilitation Act

    January 15, 2013--Referred to the Committee on Natural 
Resources, and in addition to the Committee on the Budget, for 
a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each 
case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the 
jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
    April 9, 2013--Reported by the Committee on Natural 
Resources. H. Rept. 113-25, Part I.
    April 9, 2013--Committee on the Budget discharged.
    April 9, 2013--Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to 
suspend the rules and pass the bill: Agreed to by the Yeas and 
Nays: (two-thirds required): 400--4 (Roll no. 90).
    April 10, 2013--Received in the Senate, read twice.
    July 10, 2013--Passed/agreed to in Senate: passed Senate 
without amendment by Unanimous Consent.
    July 12, 2013--Presented to the President.
    July 18, 2013--Signed by the President and became Public 
Law No: 113-20.

                                H.R. 367

Sponsor--Hon. Todd C. Young [IN-9]
Date Introduced--January 23, 2013
Title--Regulations From the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act 
        of 2013

    January 23, 2013--Referred to the Committee on the 
Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Rules, and the 
Budget, for a period to be subsequently determined by the 
Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as 
fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
    July 19, 2013--Reported (Amended) by the Committee on the 
Judiciary. H. Rept. 113-160, Part I.
    July 19, 2013--Committee on Rules and Committee on the 
Budget discharged.
    July 31, 2013--Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 322 
reported to House. In each case the rule provides for one hour 
of debate on the bill and one motion to recommit for each bill.
    August 2, 2013--Passed/agreed to in House: On passage 
Passed by recorded vote: 232-183 (Roll no. 445).
    September 9, 2013--Received in the Senate and read twice 
and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and 
Governmental Affairs.

                                H.R. 444

Sponsor--Hon. Tom Price [GA-6]
Date Introduced--February 1, 2013
Title--Require a PLAN Act

    February 1, 2013--Referred to the House Committee on the 
Budget.
    February 4, 2013--Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 48 
reported to the House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 
444 with 1 hour of general debate.
    February 5, 2013--Rule H. Res. 48 passed House. Considered 
under the provisions of rule H. Res. 48.
    February 6, 2013--Passed/agreed to in House: On passage 
Passed by recorded vote: 253--167 (Roll no. 38).
    February 7, 2013--Received in the Senate and Read twice and 
referred to the Committee on the Budget.

                                H.R. 668

Sponsor--Hon. Luke Messer [IN-6]
Date Introduced--February 13, 2013
Title--To amend section 1105(a) of title 31, United States 
        Code, to require that annual budget submissions of the 
        President to Congress provide an estimate of the cost 
        per taxpayer of the deficit, and for other purposes

    February 13, 2013--Referred to the House Committee on the 
Budget.
    March 5, 2013--Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to 
suspend the rules and pass the bill: Agreed to by the Yeas and 
Nays: (two-thirds required): 392-28, 1 Present (Roll no. 57).
    March 7, 2013--Received in the Senate and Read twice and 
referred to the Committee on the Budget.

                                H.R. 899

Sponsor--Hon. Virginia Foxx [NC-5]
Date Introduced--February 28, 2013
Title--Unfunded Mandates Information and Transparency Act of 
        2013

    February 28, 2013--Referred to the Committee on Oversight 
and Government Reform, and in addition to the Committees on the 
Budget, Rules, and the Judiciary, for a period to be 
subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for 
consideration of such provisions as fall within the 
jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
    July 24, 2013--House Oversight and Government Reform 
Committee consideration and mark-up session held. Ordered to be 
reported by the Yeas and Nays: 22-17.

                                H.R. 915

Sponsor--Hon. Joseph P. Kennedy III [MA-4]
Date Introduced--February 28, 2013
Title--To authorize the Peace Corps Commemorative Foundation to 
        establish a commemorative work in the District of 
        Columbia and its environs, and for other purposes

    February 28, 2013--Referred to the Committee on Natural 
Resources, and in addition to the Committee on the Budget, for 
a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each 
case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the 
jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
    December 4, 2013--Committee on Natural Resources 
consideration and mark-up session held. Ordered to be reported 
by Unanimous Consent.

                                H.R. 933

Sponsor--Hon. Harold Rogers [KY-5]
Date Introduced--March 4, 2013
Title--Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 
        2013

    March 4, 2013--Referred to the Committee on Appropriations, 
and in addition to the Committee on the Budget, for a period to 
be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for 
consideration of such provisions as fall within the 
jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
    March 5, 2013--Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 99 
reported to the House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 
933 with 1 hour of general debate.
    March 6, 2013--Rule H. Res. 99 passed House.
    March 6, 2013--Passed/agreed to in House: On passage Passed 
by the Yeas and Nays: 267--151 (Roll no. 62).
    March 7, 2013--Received in the Senate. Read twice, and 
ordered Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General 
Orders. Calendar No. 21.
    March 20, 2013--Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate 
with an amendment and an amendment to the Title by Yea-Nay 
Vote. 73--26. Record Vote Number: 44.
    March 21, 2013--Resolving Differences--On motion that the 
House agree to the Senate amendments Agreed to by the Yeas and 
Nays: 318--109 (Roll no. 89).
    March 22, 2013--Presented to the President.
    March 26, 2013--Signed by the President and became Public 
Law No: 113-6.

                               H.R. 1164

Sponsor--Hon. James Lankford [OK-5]
Date Introduced--March 14, 2013
Title--Government Shutdown Prevention Act

    March 14, 2013--Referred to the House Committee on 
Appropriations.

                               H.R. 1765

Sponsor--Hon. Tom Latham [IA-3]
Date Introduced--April 26, 2013
Title--Reducing Flight Delays Act of 2013

    April 26, 2013--Referred to the Committee on 
Appropriations, and in addition to the Committees on 
Transportation and Infrastructure, and the Budget, for a period 
to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for 
consideration of such provisions as fall within the 
jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
    April 26, 2013--Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to 
suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and 
Nays: (two-thirds required): 361--41 (Roll no. 125).
    April 30, 2013--Passed/agreed to in Senate: Pursuant to the 
order of 4/25/13, ordered received, read twice, considered, 
read the third time, and passed without amendment by Unanimous 
Consent.
    April 30, 2013--Presented to the President.
    May 1, 2013--Signed by the President and became Public Law 
No: 113-9.

                               H.R. 1871

Sponsor--Hon. Rob Woodall [GA-7]
Date Introduced--May 8, 2013
Title--Baseline Reform Act of 2013

    May 8, 2013--Referred to the House Committee on the Budget.
    June 19, 2013--Committee on the Budget consideration and 
mark-up session held. Ordered to be reported (Amended) by the 
yeas and nays: 15-10.
    June 25, 2013--Reported (Amended) by the Committee on the 
Budget. H. Rept. 113-129. Placed on the Union Calendar, 
Calendar No. 94.

                               H.R. 1874

Sponsor--Hon. Tom Price [GA-6]
Date Introduced--May 8, 2013
Title--Pro-Growth Budgeting Act of 2013

    May 8, 2013--Referred to the House Committee on the Budget, 
and in addition to the Committee on Rules, for a period to be 
subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for 
consideration of such provisions as fall within the 
jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
    June 19, 2013--Committee on the Budget consideration and 
mark-up session held. Ordered to be reported (Amended) by the 
yeas and nays: 22-11.
    July 19, 2013--Reported (Amended) by the Committee on 
Budget. H. Rept. 113-161, Part I.
    July 19, 2013--Committee on Rules discharged.
    July 19, 2013--Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 
116.

                               H.R. 1896

Sponsor--Hon. David G. Reichert [WA-8]
Date Introduced--May 8, 2013
Title--International Child Support Recovery Improvement Act of 
        2013

    May 8, 2013--Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, 
and in addition to the Committees on the Budget, and the 
Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the 
Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as 
fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
    June 18, 2013--Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to 
suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and 
Nays: (two-thirds required): 394-27 (Roll no. 252).
    June 19, 2013--Received in the Senate and read twice and 
referred to the Committee on Finance.

                               H.R. 1911

Sponsor--Hon. John Kline [MN-2]
Date Introduced--May 9, 2013
Title--Bipartisan Student Loan Certainty Act of 2013

    May 9, 2013--Referred to the Committee on Education and the 
Workforce, and in addition to the Committee on the Budget, for 
a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each 
case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the 
jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
    May 16, 2013--Committee on Education and the Workforce 
consideration and mark-up session held. Ordered to be reported 
(amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 24-13.
    May 20, 2013--Reported (Amended) by the Committee on 
Education and the Workforce. H. Rept. 113-82, Part I.
    May 20, 2013--Committee on the Budget discharged.
    May 22, 2013--Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 232 
reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 1911 
with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be 
considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion 
to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be 
considered read. Bill is closed to amendments.
    May 23, 2012--Rule H. Res. 232 passed House.
    May 23, 2013--Passed/agreed to in House: On passage Passed 
by recorded vote: 221-198 (Roll no. 183).
    June 3, 2013--Received in the Senate.
    July 24, 2013--Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate, 
under the order of 7/23/2013, having achieved 60 votes in the 
affirmative, with an amendment by Yea-Nay Vote. 81-18. Record 
Vote Number: 185.
    July 31, 2013--Resolving differences--House actions: On 
motion that the House suspend the rules and agree to the Senate 
amendment Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (two-thirds 
required): 392-31 (Roll no. 426).
    August 1, 2013--Presented to the President.
    August 9, 2013--Signed by the President and became Public 
Law No: 113-28.

                               H.R. 3080

Sponsor--Hon. Bill Shuster [PA-9]
Date Introduced--September 11, 2013
Title--Water Resources Development Act of 2013

    September 11, 2013--Referred to the Committee on 
Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the 
Committees on the Budget, Ways and Means, and Natural 
Resources, for a period to be subsequently determined by the 
Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as 
fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
    September 19, 2013--House Committee on Transportation and 
Infrastructure consideration and mark-up session held. Ordered 
to be reported by Voice Vote.
    October 21, 2013--Reported (Amended) by the Committee on 
Transportation and Infrastructure. H. Rept. 113-246, Part I.
    October 21, 2013--Committee on the Budget, Committee on 
Ways and Means, and Committee on Natural Resources discharged.
    October 22, 2013--Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 385 
reported to the House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 
3080 with 1 hour of general debate.
    October 23, 2013--Rule H. Res. 385 passed House.
    October 23, 2013--Passed/agreed to in House: On passage 
Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 417-3 (Roll no. 560).
    October 31, 2013--Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate 
with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.
    October 31, 2013--Resolving differences--Senate actions: 
Senate insisted on its amendment, requested a conference.
    November 4, 2013--Resolving differences--Senate actions: 
Senate appointed conferees.
    November 14, 2013--Resolving differences--House actions: 
The Speaker appointed conferees.
    November 20, 2013--Conference held.

                       HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION 59

Sponsor--Hon. Harold Rogers [KY-5]
Date Introduced--September 10, 2013
Title--Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014

    September 10, 2013--Referred to the Committee on 
Appropriations, and in addition to the Committee on the Budget, 
for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in 
each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within 
the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
    September 18, 2013--Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 353 
reported to the House. Rule provides for consideration of H.J. 
Res. 59 with 1 hour of general debate.
    September 19, 2013--Rule H. Res. 353 passed House.
    September 20, 2013--Passed/agreed to in House: On passage 
Passed by recorded vote: 230-189 (Roll No. 478).
    September 23, 2013--Received in the Senate. Read twice. 
Pursuant to the order of 9-19-2013, Placed on Senate 
Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 195.
    September 27, 2013--Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed 
Senate with an amendment by Yea-Nay Vote. 54-44. Record Vote 
Number: 209.
    September 29, 2013--Resolving differences--House actions: 
On agreeing in the Senate amendment with amendment #1 Agreed to 
by the Yeas and Nays: 248-174 (Roll no. 497).
    September 30, 2013--Resolving differences--House actions: 
On receding from the House amendments, and concurring in the 
Senate amendment with amendment Agreed to by recorded vote: 
228-201 (Roll no. 504).
    October 1, 2013--Resolving differences--House actions: The 
Speaker appointed conferees for consideration of the Senate 
amendment and the House amendment, and modifications committed 
to conference: Cantor, Camp, Ryan (WI), and Graves (GA).
    October 1, 2013--Message on House action received in Senate 
and at desk: House requests a conference.
    October 1, 2013--Considered by Senate.
    October 1, 2013--Motion to table the message from the House 
with respect to H.J. Res. 59 agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay. 
54-46. Record Vote Number: 212.
    October 1, 2013--Message on Senate action sent to the 
House.
    December 12, 2013--Mr. Ryan (WI) moved that the House 
recede and concur with an amendment in the Senate amendment.
    December 12, 2013--Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 
438, the House proceeded with 70 minutes of debate on the Ryan 
(WI) motion that the House recede from its amendment to the 
amendment of the Senate, and concur therein with the amendment 
printed in Part A of House Report 113-290, modified by the 
amendment printed in Part B of that report.
    December 12, 2013--The previous question was ordered 
pursuant to the rule.
    December 12, 2013--On motion that the House recede and 
concur with an amendment in the Senate amendment Agreed to by 
recorded vote: 332-94 (Roll no. 640).
    December 12, 2013--Motion to reconsider laid on the table 
Agreed to without objection.
    December 12, 2013--Message on House action received in 
Senate and at desk: House amendment to Senate amendment.
    December 15, 2013--Measure laid before the Senate by 
unanimous consent.
    December 15, 2013--Motion by Senator Reid to concur in the 
House amendment to the Senate amendment with an amendment (SA 
2547) made in Senate.
    December 15, 2013--Motion by Senator Reid to refer to 
Senate Committee on the Budget the House message to accompany 
the joint resolution with instructions to report back forthwith 
amendment SA 2549 made in Senate.

                          HOUSE RESOLUTION 174

Sponsor--Hon. Chris Van Hollen [MD-8]
Date Introduced--April 23, 2013
Title--Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives 
        that the Speaker should immediately request a 
        conference and appoint conferees to complete work on a 
        fiscal year 2014 budget resolution with the Senate

    April 23, 2013--Referred to the House Committee on the 
Budget.
    June 20, 2013--Motion to discharge Committee filed by Mr. 
Van Hollen. Petition No: 113-3.

                                 S. 230

Sponsor--Hon. Rob Portman [OH]
Date Introduced--February 7, 2013
Title--A bill to authorize the Peace Corps Commemorative 
        Foundation to establish a commemorative work in the 
        District of Columbia and its environs, and for other 
        purposes

    February 7, 2013--Read twice and referred to the Committee 
on Energy and Natural Resources.
    March 14, 2013--Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. 
Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.
    April 22, 2013--Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. 
Reported by Senator Wyden without amendment. With written 
report No. 113-21.
    June 19, 2013--Passed/agreed to in the Senate: Passed 
Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent.
    June 20, 2013--Received in the House.
    June 20, 2013--Message on Senate action sent to the House.
    June 20, 2103--Referred to the Committee on Natural 
Resources, and in addition to the Committee on the Budget, for 
a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each 
case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the 
jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
    December 4, 2013--Natural Resources Committee consideration 
and mark-up session held. Ordered to be reported by Unanimous 
Consent.

         Bills and Resolutions Referred to the Budget Committee


                        H.R. 8 (112TH CONGRESS)

Hon. Dave Camp [MI-4]
American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012

                                H.R. 15

Hon. Joe Garcia [FL-26]
Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration 
        Modernization Act

                                H.R. 41

Hon. Scott Garrett [NJ-5]
To temporarily increase the borrowing authority of the Federal 
        Emergency Management Agency for carrying out the 
        National Flood Insurance Program.

                                H.R. 45

Hon. Michele Bachmann [MN-6]
To repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and 
        health care-related provisions in the Health Care and 
        Education Reconciliation Act of 2010.

                                H.R. 46

Hon. Michele Bachmann [MN-6]
To repeal the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer 
        Protection Act.

                                H.R. 152

Hon. Harold Rogers [KY-5]
Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, 2013

                                H.R. 201

Hon. Barbara Lee [CA-13]
Poverty Impact Trigger Act of 2013

                                H.R. 206

Hon. Loretta Sanchez [CA-46]
STALKERS Act of 2013

                                H.R. 239

Hon. Dennis A. Ross [FL-15]
Zero-based Budgeting Ensures Responsible Oversight (ZERO) Act 
        of 2013

                                H.R. 243

Hon. Dennis A. Ross [FL-15]
Bowles-Simpson Plan of Lowering America's Debt Act

                                H.R. 254

Hon. Jason Chaffetz [UT-3]
Bonneville Unit Clean Hydropower Facilitation Act

                                H.R. 319

Hon. Darrell E. Issa [CA-49]
To amend the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 to provide for an 
        expedited process for increasing the statutory limit on 
        the public debt.

                                H.R. 326

Hon. Doug Lamborn [CO-5]
Budget Before Borrowing Act of 2013

                                H.R. 367

Hon. Todd C. Young [IN-9]
Regulations From the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act of 2013

                                H.R. 372

Hon. Paul C. Broun [GA-10]
Budget or Bust Act

                                H.R. 381

Hon. Chaka Fattah [PA-2]
Reinvesting and Ensuring America's Ability to Lead Act of 2013

                                H.R. 444

Hon. Tom Price [GA-6]
Require a PLAN Act

                                H.R. 476

Hon. Phil Gingrey [GA-11]
GAAP Act

                                H.R. 505

Hon. Keith Ellison [MN-5]
Balancing Act

                                H.R. 522

Hon. Steve Daines [MT]
Balanced Budget Accountability Act

                                H.R. 545

Hon. Raul M. Grijalva [AZ-3]
Prioritize Emergency Job Creation Act

                                H.R. 593

Hon. Howard P. ``Buck'' McKeon [CA-25]
Down Payment to Protect National Security Act of 2013

                                H.R. 607

Hon. Mac Thornberry [TX-13]
To delay until 2016 provisions of the Patient Protection and 
        Affordable Care Act scheduled to take effect in 2014 or 
        2015 and to delay the application of sequestration 
        until 2014

                                H.R. 668

Hon. Luke Messer [IN-6]
To amend section 1105(a) of title 31, United States Code, to 
        require that annual budget submissions of the President 
        to Congress provide an estimate of the cost per 
        taxpayer of the deficit, and for other purposes.

                                H.R.699

Hon. Chris Van Hollen [MD-8]
Stop the Sequester Job Loss Now Act

                                H.R. 729

Hon. Jim McDermott [WA-7]
Medical Research Protection Act of 2013

                                H.R. 773

Hon. J. Randy Forbes [VA-4]
To amend the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act 
        of 1985 to exempt the Department of Defense from 
        reduction under any order issued to carry out a 
        sequestration pursuant to section 251A

                                H.R. 787

Hon. Tim Murphy [PA-18]
Infrastructure Jobs and Energy Independence Act

                                H.R. 804

Hon. Mike Coffman [CO-6]
Smarter Than Sequester Defense Spending Reduction Act

                                H.R. 811

Hon. Peter T. King [NY-2]
Never Forget 9/11 Heroes Act

                                H.R. 816

Hon. Reid J. Ribble [WI-8]
Sequestration Flexibility Act of 2013

                                H.R. 823

Hon. John Abney Culberson [TX-7]
Space Leadership Preservation Act of 2013

                                H.R. 849

Hon. Adam Smith [WA-9]
Sequestration Relief Act of 2013

                                H.R. 857

Hon. Paul Cook [CA-8]
Protect Troops at War Act of 2013

                                H.R. 879

Hon. Joe Wilson [SC-2]
Biennial Budgeting and Appropriations Act

                                H.R. 899

Hon. Virginia Foxx [NC-5]
Unfunded Mandates Information and Transparency Act of 2013

                                H.R. 900

Hon. John Conyers, Jr. [MI-13]
Cancel the Sequester Act of 2013

                                H.R. 915

Hon. Joseph P. Kennedy III [MA-4]
To authorize the Peace Corps Commemorative Foundation to 
        establish a commemorative work in the District of 
        Columbia and its environs, and for other purposes

                                H.R. 933

Hon. Harold Rogers [KY-5]
Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013

                                H.R. 958

Hon. Rick Larsen [WA-2]
Women Veterans and Other Health Care Improvements Act of 2013

                                H.R. 987

Hon. David G. Reichert [WA-8]
TANF Extension Act of 2013

                                H.R. 996

Hon. Louise McIntosh Slaughter [NY-25]
Invasive Fish and Wildlife Prevention Act

                               H.R. 1014

Hon. Steven M. Palazzo [MS-4]
To amend the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act 
        of 1985 to provide that military technicians (dual 
        status) shall be included in military personnel 
        accounts for purposes of any order issued under that 
        Act

                               H.R. 1031

Hon. Peter A. DeFazio [OR-4]
Social Security Protection and Truth in Budgeting Act of 2013

                               H.R. 1124

Hon. Maxine Waters [CA-43]
TIGER Grants for Job Creation Act

                               H.R. 1165

Hon. Ken Calvert [CA-42]
Maximize Offshore Resource Exploration Act of 2013

                               H.R. 1202

Hon. Austin Scott [GA-8]
One Percent Spending Reduction Act of 2013

                               H.R. 1266

Hon. William L. Owens [NY-21]
To amend title 40, United States Code, concerning the 
        calculation of transactions for the lease of land ports 
        of entry and international bridges, and for other 
        purposes

                               H.R. 1270

Hon. Martha Roby [AL-2]
Honest Budget Act of 2013

                               H.R. 1365

Hon. Zoe Lofgren [CA-19]
Refugee Protection Act of 2013

                               H.R. 1371

Hon. Betty McCollum [MN-4]
To restore to the Indian Health Service funds sequestered under 
        section 251A of the Balanced Budget and Emergency 
        Deficit Control Act of 1985 to the extent that the 
        percentage reduction for that program exceeded 2 
        percent

                               H.R. 1416

Hon. Renee L. Ellmers [NC-2]
Cancer Patient Protection Act of 2013

                               H.R. 1445

Hon. Frank Pallone, Jr. [NJ-6]
Sandy Disaster Fisheries Relief Act

                               H.R. 1475

Hon. Lynn Jenkins [KS-2]
To amend the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 to provide for 
        supplemental estimates of certain revenue bills or 
        joint resolutions that incorporates the macroeconomic 
        effects of that measure

                               H.R. 1478

Hon. Eleanor Holmes Norton [DC]
Member of Congress Pay Sequestration and Fairness Act

                               H.R. 1576

Hon. Ted Poe [TX-2]
Dollar Bill Act of 2013

                               H.R. 1616

Hon. David B. McKinley [WV-1]
Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act of 2013

                               H.R. 1624

Hon. Ted Poe [TX-2]
Crime Victims Fund Preservation Act of 2013

                               H.R. 1654

Hon. James B. Renacci [OH-16]
Budget Process Improvement Act of 2013

                               H.R. 1668

Hon. Nydia M. Velazquez [NY-7]
Safely Sheltering Disaster Victims Act of 2013

                               H.R. 1713

Hon. Tim Murphy [PA-18]
Social Security and Medicare Protection Act

                               H.R. 1715

Hon. Gary C. Peters [MI-14]
Expedited Consideration of Cuts, Consolidations, and Savings 
        Act of 2013

                               H.R. 1727

Hon. Timothy J. Walz [MN-1]
Beginning Farmer and Rancher Opportunity Act of 2013

                               H.R. 1753

Hon. Frank Pallone, Jr. [NJ-6]
Sandy Disaster Fisheries Relief Act

                                H.R.1762

Hon. Mac Thornberry [TX-13]
Biennial Budgeting and Appropriations Act of 2013

                               H.R. 1765

Hon. Tom Latham [IA-3]
Reducing Flight Delays Act of 2013

                               H.R. 1766

Hon. Maxine Waters [CA-43]
Safe and Reliable Air Travel Act of 2013

                               H.R. 1868

Hon. Diane Black [TN-6]
Legally Binding Budget Act of 2013

                               H.R. 1869

Hon. Reid J. Ribble [WI-8]
Biennial Budgeting and Enhanced Oversight Act of 2013

                               H.R. 1870

Hon. Paul Ryan [WI-1]
Expedited Legislative Line-Item Veto and Rescissions Act of 
        2013

                               H.R. 1871

Hon. Rob Woodall [GA-7]
Baseline Reform Act of 2013

                               H.R. 1872

Hon. Scott Garrett [NJ-5]
Budget and Accounting Transparency Act of 2013

                               H.R. 1873

Hon. Jason Chaffetz [UT-3]
Review Every Dollar Act of 2013

                               H.R. 1874

Hon. Tom Price [GA-6]
Pro-Growth Budgeting Act of 2013

                               H.R. 1896

Hon. David G. Reichert [WA-8]
International Child Support Recovery Improvement Act of 2013

                               H.R. 1911

Hon. John Kline [MN-2]
Bipartisan Student Loan Certainty Act of 2013

                               H.R. 2060

Hon. Chris Van Hollen [MD-8]
Stop the Sequester Job Loss Now Act Through 2014

                               H.R. 2161

Hon. Louie Gohmert [TX-1]
Assisting Students with Loans Act

                               H.R. 2177

Hon. Marcy Kaptur [OH-9]
Unemployment Restoration Act

                               H.R. 2238

Hon. Jim Costa [CA-16]
To amend the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act 
        of 1985 to exempt the Crime Victims Fund from 
        sequestration

                               H.R. 2290

Hon. Marcy Kaptur [OH-9]
Rural Energy Investment Act of 2013

                               H.R. 2300

Hon. Tom Price [GA-6]
Empowering Patients First Act of 2013

                               H.R. 2348

Hon. David Schweikert [AZ-6]
Jumpstart GSE Reform Act

                               H.R. 2417

Hon. Trent Franks [AZ-8]
Secure High-voltage Infrastructure for Electricity from Lethal 
        Damage Act

                               H.R. 2447

Hon. Daniel Lipinski [IL-3]
American Manufacturing Competitiveness Act of 2013

                               H.R. 2518

Hon. Adam Kinzinger [IL-16]
Truth in Spending Act of 2013

                               H.R. 2582

Hon. Michael M. Honda [CA-17]
PATENT Jobs Act

                               H.R. 2613

Hon. John Barrow [GA-12]
To amend the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act 
        of 1985 to provide the President with the authority to 
        exempt civilian Department of Defense personnel 
        accounts from sequestration

                               H.R. 2614

Hon. John Barrow [GA-12]
To amend the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act 
        of 1985 to provide the President with the authority to 
        exempt civilian Department of Defense personnel 
        accounts from sequestration

                               H.R. 2663

Hon. Michael C. Burgess [TX-26]
To amend the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 respecting the 
        scoring of preventative health savings

                               H.R. 2686

Hon. Kurt Schrader [OR-5]
To amend title 31, United States Code, to provide that the 
        President's annual budget submission to Congress list 
        the current fiscal year spending level for each 
        proposed program and a separate amount for any proposed 
        spending increases, and for other purposes

                               H.R. 2695

Hon. Hakeem S. Jeffries [NY-8]
American Public Housing Act of 2013

                               H.R. 2725

Hon. Leonard Lance [NJ-7]
Food and Drug Administration Safety Over Sequestration Act of 
        2013

                               H.R. 2821

Hon. Frederica S. Wilson [FL-24]
American Jobs Act of 2013

                               H.R. 2913

Hon. Charles W. Boustany, Jr. [LA-3]
Veterans' Local Access Act

                               H.R. 2944

Hon. Rick Larsen [WA-2]
TIGER CUBS Act

                               H.R. 2967

Hon. Aaron Schock [IL-18]
INFORM Act

                               H.R. 3059

Hon. Ed Whitfield [KY-1]
Biennial Budgeting and Appropriations Act of 2013

                               H.R. 3080

Hon. Bill Shuster [PA-9]
Water Resources Development Act of 2013

                               H.R. 3149

Hon. Scott H. Peters [CA-52]
Pay Down the Debt Act of 2013

                               H.R. 3181

Hon. Michael H. Michaud [ME-2]
Defending Veterans from Sequestration Act of 2013

                               H.R. 3229

Hon. Don Young [AK]
Indian Health Service Advance Appropriations Act of 2013

                               H.R. 3486

Hon. Tom Graves [GA-14]
Transportation Empowerment Act

                               H.R. 3592

Hon. David N. Cicilline [RI-1]
Jobs Score Act of 2013

                               H.R. 3639

Hon. Jim Bridenstine [OK-1]
Provide for the Common Defense Act of 2013

                               H.R. 3644

Hon. Jack Kingston [GA-1]
Eliminate Preventable Waste Act

                               H.R. 3666

Hon. Rosa L. DeLauro [CT-3]
Sequester Delay and Stop Tax Haven Abuse Act

                               H.R. 3667

Hon. Andy Harris [MD-1]
To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to increase by 10 
        percentage points the required State match for certain 
        newly eligible individuals under the Medicaid program 
        and to apply savings against sequestration reductions 
        otherwise required, and for other purposes

                               H.R. 3771

Hon. Eric Swalwell [CA-15]
To accelerate the income tax benefits for charitable cash 
        contributions for the relief of victims of the Typhoon 
        Haiyan in the Philippines

                          HOUSE RESOLUTION 20

Hon. E. Scott Rigell [VA-2]
Providing that the House of Representatives is committed to 
        restoring America's financial foundation by achieving a 
        Federal spending target of 20 percent of gross domestic 
        product (GDP) and a Federal revenue target of 20 
        percent of GDP by the end of calendar year 2020

                          HOUSE RESOLUTION 174

Hon. Chris Van Hollen [MD-8]
Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the 
        Speaker should immediately request a conference and 
        appoint conferees to complete work on a fiscal year 
        2014 budget resolution with the Senate

                          HOUSE RESOLUTION 375

Hon. Sheila Jackson Lee [TX-18]
Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that 
        Congress should refrain from conditioning the 
        resolution of fiscal and budgetary disputes on the 
        taking of action relating to non-germane legislative 
        matters

                       HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION 59

Hon. Harold Rogers [KY-5]
Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014

                       HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION 62

Hon. Tom Graves [GA-14]
Stability, Security, and Fairness Resolution of 2013

                       HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION 65

Hon. Eric A. ``Rick'' Crawford [AR-1]
Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014

                       HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION 66

Hon. Tom Reed [NY-23]
Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014

                       HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION 67

Hon. Eric A. ``Rick'' Crawford [AR-1]
Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014

                       HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION 69

Hon. Tom Reed [NY-23]
Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014

                       HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION 100

Hon. George Miller [CA-11]
Making further continuing appropriations for the fiscal year 
        ending September 30, 2014, and for other purposes

                                 S. 230

Hon. Rob Portman [OH]
A bill to authorize the Peace Corps Commemorative Foundation to 
        establish a commemorative work in the District of 
        Columbia and its environs, and for other purposes

                           Committee Reports


                          HOUSE REPORT 113-17

House Concurrent Resolution 25
March 15, 2013
Concurrent Resolution on the Budget--Fiscal Year 2014

                          HOUSE REPORT 113-129

H.R. 1871
June 25, 2013
Baseline Reform Act of 2013

                      HOUSE REPORT 113-16, PART 1

H.R. 1874
July 19, 2013
Pro-Growth Budgeting Act of 2013

                                Hearings


                COMMITTEE ON THE BUDGET HEARINGS OF THE
                  FIRST SESSION OF THE 113TH CONGRESS

The Congressional Budget Office's Budget and Economic Outlook [2/13/
        2013]

Witness: Douglas W. Elmendorf, Director, Congressional Budget 
        Office

Members' Day [3/7/2013]

Witnesses: Members of the 113th Congress

The President's Fiscal Year 2014 Budget [4/11/2013]

Witness: The Honorable Jeffrey Zients, Acting Director and 
        Deputy Director for Management, Office of Management 
        and Budget

The President's Fiscal Year 2014 Revenue and Economic Policy Proposals 
        [4/16/2013]

Witness: The Honorable Jacob J. Lew, Secretary, Department of 
        the Treasury

State of the Highway Trust Fund: Long-term Solutions for Solvency [4/
        24/2013]

Witnesses: Robert Poole, Searle Freedom Trust Transportation 
        Fellow and Director of Transportation Policy, Reason 
        Foundation; R. Richard Geddes, Director of the Cornell 
        Program in Infrastructure Policy and Associate 
        Professor, Cornell University; Janet F. Kavinoky, 
        Executive Director, Transportation and Infrastructure, 
        U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Vice President, Americans for 
        Transportation Mobility Coalition

The Department of Defense and the Fiscal Year 2014 Budget [6/12/2013]

Witnesses: The Honorable Charles T. Hagel, Secretary, 
        Department of Defense; General Martin E. Dempsey, 
        Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff; Robert F. Hale, Under 
        Secretary (Comptroller), Department of Defense

America's Energy Revolution: A New Path to Jobs and Economic Growth [6/
        26/2013]

Witnesses: Martin J. Durbin, President and Chief Executive 
        Officer, America's Natural Gas Alliance; John W. 
        Larson, Vice President, Economics and Country Risk, 
        IHS; Daniel J. Weiss, Senior Fellow, Center for 
        American Progress

The War on Poverty: A Progress Report [7/31/2013]

Witnesses: Eloise Anderson, Secretary, Wisconsin Department of 
        Children and Families; Jon Baron, President, Coalition 
        for Evidence-Based Policy; Douglas Besharov, Professor, 
        University of Maryland School of Public Policy; Simone 
        Campbell, SSS, Executive Director, NETWORK

The Congressional Budget Office's Long-Term Budget Outlook [9/26/2013]

Witness: Douglas W. Elmendorf, Director, Congressional Budget 
        Office

Meeting of the Committee of Conference on the Fiscal Year 2014 
        Concurrent Resolution on the Budget (S. Con. Res. 8) [10/30/
        2013]

Meeting of the Committee of Conference on the Fiscal Year 2014 
        Concurrent Resolution on the Budget (S. Con. Res. 8) [11/13/
        2013]

                         Committee Publications

A Debt Crisis in America: What It Might Look Like [2/22/2013]

The Path to Prosperity, A Responsible, Balanced Budget [3/12/
        2013]

A Contrast in Visions, Senate Democrats: Take More to Spend 
        More, Unserious and Unbalanced; House Republicans: A 
        Responsible, Balanced Budget [3/15/2013]

The President's Plan Takes More to Spend More [4/10/2013]

The Facts About the President's Budget [4/11/2013]

The President's Budget: Bad for Economic Growth and Bad for 
        Jobs [4/12/2013]

CBO: Spending Is Still the Problem [5/14/2013]

Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Bill 
        Update (H.R. 2216) [6/4/2013]

Title--Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Related 
        Agencies Appropriations Act, 2014
    Bill Number--H.R. 2216

Homeland Security Appropriations Bill Update (H.R. 2217) [6/5/
        2013]
Title--Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2014
    Bill Number--H.R. 2217

Energy and Water Development Appropriations Bill Update (H.R. 
        2609) [7/9/2013]
Title--Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies 
        Appropriations Act, 2014
    Bill Number--H.R. 2609

Department of Defense Appropriations Bill Update (H.R. 2397) 
        [7/23/2013]
Title--Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2014
    Bill Number--H.R. 2397

The Case for Structural Reform [10/9/2013]

The Need to Reform Military Compensation [12/10/2013]

The Transportation Security Administration and the Aviation-
        Security Fee [12/10/2013]

User Fees in the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013 [12/10/2013]

The Bipartisan Budget Agreement's Spending Cuts [12/10/2013]

Setting the Record Straight: The Bipartisan Budget Agreement 
        [12/10/2013]

The Bipartisan Budget Act Builds on Fiscal Discipline [12/12/
        2013]

                House Budget Committee Democratic Caucus
                             Summary Report

    The primary goal of a federal budget should be to 
immediately accelerate job growth and place our economy on a 
stable long-term foundation. During the debate on the budget 
resolution on March 20, Democrats offered a budget that does 
this by investing in national priorities, replacing the job-
killing sequester, and reducing the long-term deficit in a 
balanced way. It provides for vital investments to ensure that 
America remains the world's economic powerhouse. It allocates 
resources to put people back to work modernizing the roads, 
bridges, ports and other infrastructure that forms the backbone 
of our economy. It also invests in our nation's most valuable 
resource--our children--by boosting support for education, 
including an early education initiative. It replaces the deep 
sequester cuts hurting our economy, costing us 800,000 American 
jobs by this time next year, according to the Congressional 
Budget Office. That is a self-inflicted wound that we cannot 
afford. Finally, it adopts the balanced approach to long-term 
deficit reduction recommended by every bipartisan group, with a 
combination of targeted savings in mandatory spending programs 
and cuts to tax breaks enjoyed by millionaires.
    In addition to the budget resolution, in the first session 
of the 113th Congress Budget Committee Democrats offered 
proposals reflecting these priorities as alternatives and 
amendments to Republican budget legislation. Budget Committee 
Democrats also made repeated efforts to convene a conference on 
the budget resolution to produce an agreement that would repeal 
the sequester while providing support for necessary services. 
(Ultimately, six months after the statutory deadline for 
completing the budget, the House named budget conferees.) In 
addition, the Democratic Caucus of the Budget Committee 
published a variety of materials that highlight concerns with 
the Republican legislation and that explain the Democratic 
approach and proposals.

              Legislation Offered by the Democratic Caucus


           H.R. 699, THE STOP THE SEQUESTER JOB LOSS NOW ACT

    On February 14, 2013, Rep. Van Hollen introduced the Stop 
the Sequester Job Loss Now Act to eliminate the sequester for 
calendar year 2013 entirely while reducing the deficit by more 
than the amount of the scheduled across-the-board spending 
cuts. The bill makes specific policy choices that reduce the 
deficit in a balanced way, with a mix of spending cuts and 
additional revenue from closing tax breaks for special 
interests and the very wealthy. The bill also calls for a 
balanced solution to stop the full multi-year sequester. 
Democrats made repeated attempts to offer this legislation and 
similar proposals as an amendment to multiple budget and 
appropriations bills, but the Republican leadership repeatedly 
blocked efforts to vote on these measures.

                   FISCAL YEAR 2014 BUDGET RESOLUTION

    On March 13, 2013, during the House Budget Committee mark-
up of the Republican budget resolution, Democrats offered 23 
different amendments to eliminate the most harmful provisions 
and improve the budget. The amendments were designed to put 
Americans back to work in the short-term, grow the economy 
through wise investments, protect the middle class from tax 
increases, protect government guarantees to our seniors, 
preserve the safety net for those who need it, and reduce the 
deficit wisely through a balanced approach. None of the 
amendments would have increased the deficit, and in fact, 
several would have reduced the deficit. The amendments offset 
proposed spending by reducing future unnecessary funding for 
the war or by cutting special interest tax breaks, including 
subsidies for big oil companies, egregious tax breaks such as 
preferential tax treatment for corporate jets, tax loopholes 
that encourage the outsourcing of manufacturing and result in 
fewer American jobs, and additional tax breaks for the 
wealthiest in society. Republicans rejected every Democratic 
amendment to reduce the deficit or invest in vital national 
priorities.
    On March 20, 2013, on the House floor Budget Committee 
Democrats offered a substitute to the Republican 2014 budget 
resolution. The Democratic budget promotes job creation and 
economic growth, makes key investments in America's future, 
keeps our commitments to our seniors, and strengthens the 
middle class. It also takes a targeted and balanced approach to 
reducing our long-term deficit, and calls for shared 
responsibility to build shared prosperity.

        H.RES. 174, RESOLUTION URGING CONFERENCE TO COMPLETE THE
                   FISCAL YEAR 2014 BUDGET RESOLUTION

    On April 23, 2013, Budget Committee Democrats introduced 
H.Res. 174, which expresses the sense of the House of 
Representatives that the Speaker should immediately request a 
conference and appoint conferees to complete work on a fiscal 
year 2014 budget resolution with the Senate. On June 20, 2013, 
Democrats filed a motion to discharge the resolution from the 
Budget Committee to bring it to the House floor for a vote. 
Democrats made repeated attempts to offer this legislation as 
an amendment to budget and appropriations bills.

      H.R. 2060, STOP THE SEQUESTER JOB LOSS NOW ACT THROUGH 2014

    On May 20, 2013, Rep. Van Hollen introduced H.R. 2060 to 
eliminate the entire sequester for both fiscal year 2013 and 
2014 while reducing the deficit by more than the amount of the 
scheduled spending cuts. The bill makes specific policy choices 
that reduce the deficit in a balanced way, with a mix of 
spending cuts and additional revenue by limiting special tax 
preferences. The bill also calls for a balanced solution to 
stop the full multi-year sequester.

                       BUDGET PROCESS LEGISLATION

    On June 19, 2013, the Budget Committee marked up two 
relatively minor budget process bills: the Baseline Reform Act 
of 2013 (H.R. 1871), and the Pro-Growth Budgeting Act of 2013 
(H.R. 1874). During the markup, Democrats offered three 
amendments designed to address urgent fiscal issues facing the 
country, but Republicans used procedural roadblocks to prevent 
votes on all three amendments.
    The first amendment, offered by Rep. Van Hollen, is one he 
had repeatedly tried to offer at the House Rules Committee but 
was denied a floor vote each time. The amendment completely 
replaced the sequester for the remainder of fiscal year 2013 
and for all of fiscal year 2014, and reduced the deficit by an 
additional $30 billion through a mix of targeted cuts to 
spending and tax expenditures. It replaced the sequester and 
reduced the deficit--but unlike the sequester's deep and 
arbitrary cuts, did so in a way that will not cost hundreds of 
thousands of jobs, close Head Start centers, or kick seniors 
off of Meals on Wheels.
    The second amendment, offered by Rep. Moore, called on the 
Speaker of the House to immediately name budget conferees so 
that Congress could move forward with the process to adopt a 
budget resolution conference agreement. It simply required 
Congress to follow the budget rules already in place. Current 
budget law requires the Conference Committee to complete action 
by April 15, but Speaker Boehner was refusing to appoint 
conferees.
    The third amendment, offered by Rep. McDermott, established 
a new House point of order against consideration of a ``deeming 
resolution'' when the House and Senate have passed budget 
resolutions and no budget conferees have been named. Resorting 
to a ``deemer'' to establish budget enforcement when both 
Houses have produced a budget but conferees have not been 
appointed is admitting defeat before the process starts. If 
both bodies have passed a budget, there is no reason to pretend 
that one of them is adopted--there should be a conference to 
work out a final deal. Adopting a deeming resolution before a 
formal attempt at reaching a conference agreement is putting 
the cart before the horse, which is exactly what the Republican 
House did this year.

      H.RES. 372, TO CONSIDER LEGISLATION TO REOPEN THE GOVERNMENT

    On October 4, 2013, Rep. Van Hollen introduced H.Res. 372, 
a resolution to allow a vote on legislation that would end the 
government shutdown that began on October 1 by providing 
funding at the Senate-approved levels until November 15, 2013. 
The Republican leadership refused to allow a vote on that, and 
allowed the shameful and unnecessary shutdown to continue 
through October 16, 2013.

                 Publications of the Democratic Caucus

    The following publications were prepared by the staff of 
the Democratic Caucus of the Committee on the Budget. The 
publications were not approved by the full membership of the 
Committee.

                     DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS PUBLICATIONS
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       Date                                 Title
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Jan. 17, 2013       Sequestration: An Update for 2013
Feb. 5, 2013        Fact sheet on the Require a PLAN Act (H.R. 444)
Mar. 5, 2013        Democrats Still Denied a Vote on the ``Stop the
                     Sequester Job Loss Now'' Act
Mar. 12, 2013       Fact sheet on the FY 2014 Republican Budget
Mar. 13, 2013       GOP Budget Protects Special Interests at the Expense
                     of Jobs, Key Investments, and Seniors
Mar. 13, 2013       Minority Views on the House Budget Committee FY 2014
                     Budget Resolution
Mar. 15, 2013       Democratic Amendments to the Republican 2014 Budget
                     Resolution
Mar. 18, 2013       House Democratic Budget: Jobs, Growth, and a
                     Stronger Future
Mar. 18, 2013       Top Reasons to Support the Democratic Budget
                     Alternative
Mar. 18, 2013       Comparison of Republican Budget and Democratic
                     Alternative
Mar. 18, 2013       Top Reasons to Oppose the Republican Budget
Apr. 10, 2013       Brief Analysis of the President's FY 2014 Budget
Apr. 12, 2013       Highlights of the President's FY 2014 Budget
                     Proposal
May 21, 2013        Fact sheet on Stop the Sequester Job Loss Through
                     2014 Act
June 20, 2013       Minority Views on markup of H.R. 1871 (Baseline
                     Reform Act of 2013) and H.R. 1874 (Pro-Growth
                     Budgeting Act of 2013)
July 17, 2013       Analysis of Individual Market Proposed Premium
                     Filings Released for 2014
Sep. 26, 2013       Fact sheet on Stop the Sequester Job Loss for 2014
                     Act
Sep. 27, 2013       Frequently Asked Questions about Sequestration: An
                     Update for FY 2014
Dec. 5, 2013        Democratic Budget Plan
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