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114th Congress   }                                        {     Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 2d Session      }                                        {    114-897

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      ACTIVITIES AND SUMMARY REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON THE BUDGET
                             114TH CONGRESS

                                _______
                                

 December 30, 2016.--Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on 
            the State of the Union and ordered to be printed

                                _______
                                

        Mr. Price of Georgia, from the Committee on the Budget, 
                        submitted the following

                              R E P O R T

              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 as well as the 
committee allocations set by the budget resolution, through 
points of order that govern the consideration of legislation.
    The budget resolution may also include an optional 
reconciliation process, which directs authorizing committees to 
revise programs under their jurisdiction in order to adjust 
either projected direct spending or revenues by specified 
amounts. If more than one committee receives reconciliation 
instructions, the Budget Committee is responsible for compiling 
the legislation submitted by the various committees and 
reporting the combined legislation to the House. The budget 
reconciliation process is used when changes in direct spending 
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.
    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


     Appointment of the Director of the Congressional Budget Office

    On February 27, 2015, Dr. Homer Keith Hall was jointly 
appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives and 
President pro tempore of the Senate as the Director of the 
Congressional Budget Office, effective April 1, 2015, for the 
term expiring January 3, 2019. The appointment can be found on 
page H1375 of the Congressional Record. This appointment was 
made on Chairman Price's recommendation based on the 
longstanding practice between the Budget Committees alternating 
which Chairman recommends a Director with the other Chairman 
concurring.

                   Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Resolution

    On March 18, 2015, the Committee on the Budget marked up 
the fiscal year 2016 concurrent resolution on the budget, House 
Concurrent Resolution 27 (114th Congress). The report 
accompanying House Concurrent Resolution 27 (114th Congress), 
House Report 114-47, was filed on March 20, 2015. This report 
established allocations of spending authority to House 
committees and identified accounts eligible for advance 
appropriations.
    On March 23, 2015, the Committee on Rules reported a rule 
(House Resolution 163) providing for the consideration of House 
Concurrent Resolution 27 (114th 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.
    The House passed House Resolution 163 on March 24, 2015. 
After the adoption of House Resolution 163, floor debate on 
House Concurrent Resolution 27 proceeded on March 24-25, 2015.
    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 Ellison [MN-5] was defeated. Failed 
by recorded vote: 96-330 (Roll no. 136).
    Amendment No. 2: An amendment in the nature of a substitute 
offered by Representative Butterfield [NC-1] was defeated. 
Failed by recorded vote: 120-306 (Roll no. 137).
    Amendment No. 3: An amendment in the nature of a substitute 
offered by Representative Stutzman [IN-3] was defeated. Failed 
by recorded vote: 132-294 (Roll no. 138).
    Amendment No. 4: An amendment in the nature of a substitute 
offered by Representative Van Hollen [MD-8] was defeated. 
Failed by recorded vote: 160-264 (Roll no. 139).
    Amendment No. 5: An amendment in the nature of a substitute 
offered by Representative Tom Price [GA-6] was defeated. Failed 
by recorded vote: 105-319 (Roll no. 140). This amendment was 
identical to the reported resolution. The total level of new 
budget authority for the Overseas Contingency Operations/Global 
War on Terrorism function (Function 970) remained at $94 
billion in Fiscal Year 2016. The amendment also retained a 
deficit-neutral reserve fund for Overseas Contingency 
Operations/Global War on Terrorism [OCO/GWOT] in section 513. 
This section permitted the Chair of the Committee on the Budget 
to adjust the 302(a) allocations to the Committee on 
Appropriations, and other appropriate levels, for any 
appropriations measure providing new budget authority for 
Overseas Contingency Operations in excess of $73.5 billion up 
to $94 billion in Fiscal Year 2016.
    Amendment No. 6: An amendment in the nature of a substitute 
offered by Representative Tom Price [GA-6] was agreed to by 
recorded vote: 219-208 (Roll no. 141). The amendment increased 
new budget authority for the OCO/GWOT function (Function 970) 
by $2 billion, from $94 billion to $96 billion in Fiscal Year 
2016. The amendment increased the outlay amounts for OCO over 
the period of Fiscal Years 2016 to 2025. As a consequence of 
the increase in OCO/GWOT, conforming increases were made in 
total budget authority and outlays, deficits, interest, debt 
subject to the limit, and debt held by the public. Even with 
the increase in overall budget authority and outlays, the 
budget resolution remained in balance in Fiscal Year 2024 and 
thereafter. The amendment also struck a deficit-neutral reserve 
fund for OCO/GWOT in section 513 of the reported resolution. 
This section would have permitted the Chairman of the Committee 
on the Budget to adjust the 302(a) allocations to the Committee 
on Appropriations for any appropriations measure that provided 
new budget authority in excess of $73.5 billion up to $94 
billion in Fiscal Year 2016.
    The Committee of the Whole then proceeded with the final 10 
minutes of general debate on House Concurrent Resolution 27, 
pursuant to the provisions of House Resolution 163. The House 
then rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of 
the Union to report House Concurrent Resolution 27. The House 
adopted the amendment as agreed to by the Committee of the 
Whole House on the state of the Union.
    The fiscal year 2016 concurrent resolution on the budget 
passed the House on March 25, 2015. On agreeing to the 
resolution: Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 228-199 (Roll no. 
142).
    On April 13, 2015, the House-passed fiscal year 2016 
concurrent resolution on the budget (House Concurrent 
Resolution 27) was received in the Senate and placed on the 
Senate Calendar under General Orders Calendar No. 34.
    On March 27, 2015, the fiscal year 2016 concurrent 
resolution on the budget, S. Con. Res. 11, was agreed to in the 
Senate with amendments by Yea-Nay Vote. 52-46 (Record Vote 
Number 135).
    On April 13, 2015, a message on the Senate action was sent 
to the House.
    On April 14, 2015, the House then considered S. Con. Res. 
11 under the provisions of House Resolution 189. Pursuant to 
the provisions of House Resolution 189, the House took S. Con. 
Res. 11 from the Speaker's table, struck all after the enacting 
clause and inserted in lieu thereof the provisions of a similar 
measure, H. Con. Res. 27. This was agreed to, as amended, 
pursuant to the provisions of House Resolution 189. Chairman 
Tom Price then moved that the House insist upon its amendment, 
and request a conference. The House then proceeded with one 
hour of debate on Chairman Price's motion that the House insist 
on its amendment to S. Con. Res. 11 and request a conference 
with the Senate. On the motion that the House insist upon its 
amendment, and request a conference Agreed to by voice vote. 
Mr. Van Hollen then moved that the House instruct conferees. 
The House proceeded with one hour of debate on the motion to 
instruct conferees on S. Con. Res. 11. On the motion that the 
House instruct conferees failed by the Yeas and Nays: 187-239 
(Roll no. 153). The Speaker appointed conferees: Tom Price of 
Georgia, Rokita, Diaz-Balart, Black, Moolenaar, Van Hollen, 
Yarmuth, and Moore. The Senate appointed conferees: Enzi, 
Grassley, Sessions, Crapo, Graham, Portman, Toomey, Johnson, 
Ayotte, Wicker, Corker, Perdue, Sanders, Murray, Wyden, 
Stabenow, Whitehouse, Warner, Merkley, Baldwin, Kaine, and 
King.
    On April 15, 2015, a message on the House action was 
received in the Senate. The Senate then proceeded to 
consideration of the House amendment. The Senate disagreed to 
the House amendment, agreed to the request for a conference and 
authorized the Presiding Officer to appoint conferees by Yea-
Nay Vote. 54-43. Record Vote Number: 145.
    On April 16, 2015, a message on the Senate's action was 
sent to the House.
    On April 20, 2015, the Budget Conference Committee held a 
meeting.
    On April 29, 2015, the conferees agreed and filed a 
conference report on the fiscal year 2016 concurrent resolution 
on the budget, House Report 114-96.
    On April 30, 2015, Chairman Price brought up conference 
report House Report 114-96 for consideration under the 
provisions of House Resolution 231. The House then proceeded 
with one hour of debate on the conference report to accompany 
S. Con. Res. 11. Pursuant to clause 10, rule 20, the yeas and 
nays were ordered on the conference report to accompany S. Con. 
Res. 11. The conference report, House Report 114-96, was agreed 
to by the Yeas and nays: 226-197 (Roll no. 183).
    On May 5, 2015, the conference report was considered in the 
Senate. The Senate agreed to conference report House Report 
114-96 by a Yea-Nay vote: 51-48. Recorded Vote Number 171.

 H.R. 3762, Restoring Americans' Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act 
                                of 2015

    The conference report on the fiscal year 2016 budget 
resolution (S. Con. Res. 11) included reconciliation directives 
instructing the Committees on Finance and Health, Education, 
Labor, and Pensions in the Senate and the Committees on 
Education and the Workforce, Energy and Commerce, and Ways and 
Means in the House of Representatives to transmit to their 
respective Budget Committee changes in laws within their 
jurisdiction reducing the deficit by $1 billion each. The 
conference report also included language for the Committees in 
the House of Representatives to determine the most effective 
methods by which the Affordable Care Act and the health care 
related provisions of the Health Care and Education 
Reconciliation Act of 2010 could be repealed in their entirety.
    On October 2, 2015, the Committees on Education and the 
Workforce, Energy and Commerce, and Ways and Means each 
transmitted their legislative language to the Committee on the 
Budget meeting their respective reconciliation directives.
    On October 9, 2015, the Committee on the Budget marked up 
and ordered reported these reconciliation submissions. On 
October 16, 2015, Chairman Price introduced H.R. 3762, the 
Restoring Americans' Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act of 
2015, and the accompanying report, House Report 114-293.
    The Committee on Rules reported a rule (House Resolution 
483) providing for the consideration of H.R. 3762. The rule 
provided for two hours of debate controlled by the Chair and 
Ranking Minority Member of the Committee on the Budget, equally 
divided.
    The resolution stipulated that the amendment printed in the 
report and offered by Chairman Price was considered as adopted. 
This amendment omitted the section repealing the Independent 
Payment Advisory Board and clarified that the prohibition on 
Federal funding to states for payments to prohibited entities 
applied both to payments made directly to a prohibited entity 
and payments made through a managed care organization and 
included the standard exceptions covered by the Hyde amendment.
    The House passed House Resolution 483 on October 22, 2015. 
After the adoption of House Resolution 483, floor debate on 
H.R. 3762 proceeded on October 23, 2015.
    The House proceeded with two hours of general debate on 
H.R. 3762. On October 23, 2015, H.R. 3762 passed the House by a 
recorded vote of 240 ayes to 189 noes (Roll no. 568).
    On November 18, 2015, H.R. 3762 was received in the Senate, 
read the first time, and placed on the Senate Legislative 
Calendar under Read the First Time. On December 1, 2015, the 
motion to proceed to the consideration of H.R. 3762 was agreed 
to in the Senate by voice vote. Senator McConnell then proposed 
an amendment in the nature of a substitute. This Senate 
amendment built upon the House-passed reconciliation bill to 
dismantle the Affordable Care Act by repealing the coverage 
subsidies, tax credits, and Medicaid expansion provisions, 
effective in 2018, that would have enabled Congress to 
implement patient-centered health care reform. The Senate 
amendment also repealed the vast majority of the burdensome 
Affordable Care Act taxes in 2016, including the medical device 
tax, health insurance tax, medicine cabinet tax and other 
Health Savings Account and Flexible Spending Account 
restrictions, in addition to immediately ending the individual 
and employer mandate penalties.
    On December 3, 2015, the Senate passed H.R. 3762 with an 
amendment by a Yea-Nay vote of 52 to 47 (Record Vote Number: 
329). On December 4, 2015, a message on the Senate action was 
sent to the House.
    On January 5, 2016, the Committee on Rules reported a rule 
(House Resolution 579) providing for the consideration of the 
Senate amendment to H.R. 3762. The rule made in order to take 
from the Speaker's table the bill (H.R. 3762), with the Senate 
amendment thereto, and to consider in the House, without 
intervention of any point of order, a motion offered by the 
Chair of the Committee on the Budget or his designee that the 
House concur in the Senate amendment. The rule provided for one 
hour of debate controlled by the Chair and Ranking Minority 
Member of the Committee on the Budget, equally divided.
    On January 6, 2016, Chairman Price moved that the House 
concur in the Senate amendment. The House then proceeded with 
one hour of debate on the motion that the House agree to the 
Senate amendment to H.R. 3762. The motion that the House agree 
to the Senate amendment was agreed to by a vote of 240 yeas and 
181 noes (Roll no. 6).
    On January 7, 2016, H.R. 3762 was presented to the 
President. The President vetoed H.R. 3762 on January 8, 2016.
    On January 8, 2016, the Chair laid before the House the 
veto message from the President. Mr. Scalise then moved to 
postpone consideration of the veto message until January 26, 
2016. The House then proceeded with one hour of debate on the 
Scalise motion to postpone consideration of the veto message 
until January 26, 2016. The motion to postpone consideration of 
the veto message until January 26, 2016, was then agreed to by 
voice vote.
    On January 25, 2016, the Chair announced that, 
notwithstanding the order of the House on January 8, 2016, 
further consideration of the veto message on H.R. 3762 shall be 
postponed until February 2, 2016. This was agreed to without 
objection.
    On February 2, 2016, pursuant to the order of the House of 
January 25, 2016, the Chair announced that the unfinished 
business of the House was the further consideration of the 
President's veto message on H.R. 3762. The House then proceeded 
with one hour of debate on the question of passage of H.R. 
3762, the objections of the President to the contrary, 
notwithstanding.
    On February 2, 2016, the House failed to pass H.R. 3762, 
the objections of the President to the contrary 
notwithstanding, by a vote (2/3 required) of 241 yeas and 186 
nays (Roll no. 53). The Chair then announced that the bill and 
accompanying veto message were referred to the Committee on the 
Budget and directed the Clerk to notify the Senate of the House 
action.

                   Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Resolution

    On March 16, 2016, the Committee on the Budget marked up 
the fiscal year 2017 concurrent resolution on the budget, House 
Concurrent Resolution 125 (114th Congress). The report 
accompanying House Concurrent Resolution 125 (114th Congress), 
House Report 114-470, was filed on March 23, 2016. This report 
established allocations of spending authority to House 
committees and identified accounts eligible for advance 
appropriations.

                      Other Legislative Activities


H. Res. 5, Adopting Rules for the 114th Congress

    The organizing resolution (H. Res. 5) adopted by the House 
on January 6, 2015, at the commencement of the 114th Congress 
contained several provisions related to the congressional 
budget process. House Resolution 5 provides that the Rules of 
the 113th Congress are the Rules of the 114th Congress.
    House Resolution 5 also provides that any estimate for any 
major legislation provided by the Congressional Budget Office, 
or by the Joint Committee on Taxation to the CBO Director is to 
incorporate the budgetary effects of changes in economic 
output, employment, capital stock, and other variables 
resulting from such legislation. House Resolution 5 mandates 
that such estimates include a qualitative assessment of the 
measure's budgetary effects in the 20-fiscal year period 
beginning after the last fiscal year of the most recently 
agreed to concurrent budget resolution, and an identification 
of the critical assumptions and the source of data underlying 
that estimate. This rule is based off of Chairman Price's Pro-
Growth Budgeting Act, which passed the House in both the 112th 
and 113th Congresses.
    Additionally, under House Resolution 5, the Chair of the 
House Committee on the Budget, before consideration of a budget 
resolution, must submit for printing in the Congressional 
Record a description of those programs considered means-tested 
direct spending and those considered nonmeans-tested direct 
spending.

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

    This resolution was agreed to on January 6, 2015 and 
elected Dr. Tom Price of Georgia as Chair to 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 6, 2015 and 
elected Mr. Van Hollen to the Committee on the Budget.

H. Res. 30, Electing Members to Certain Standing Committees of the 
        House of Representatives

    This resolution was agreed to on January 13, 2015 and 
elected Mr. Pascrell, Mr. Ryan of Ohio, Ms. Moore, Ms. Castor 
of Florida, Mr. McDermott, Ms. Lee, Mr. Pocan, Ms. Michelle 
Lujan Grisham of New Mexico, Mrs. Dingell and Mr. Lieu of 
California to the Committee on the Budget.

H. Res. 39, Electing Members to Certain Standing Committees of the 
        House of Representatives

    This resolution was agreed to on January 21, 2015 and 
elected Mr. Garrett, Mr. Diaz-Balart, Mr. Cole, Mr. McClintock, 
Mrs. Black, Mr. Rokita, Mr. Woodall, Mrs. Blackburn, Mrs. 
Hartzler, Mr. Rice of South Carolina, Mr. Stutzman, Mr. 
Sanford, Mr. Schock, Mr. Womack, Mr. Brat, Mr. Blum, Mr. Mooney 
of West Virginia, Mr. Grothman, Mr. Palmer, Mr. Moolenaar and 
Mr. Westerman to the Committee on the Budget.

H. Res. 40, Electing Members to Certain Standing Committees of the 
        House of Representatives

    This resolution was agreed to on January 21, 2015 and 
elected Mr. Yarmuth to rank immediately after Mr. Van Hollen, 
Mr. Norcross and Mr. Moulton to the Committee on the Budget.

H. Res. 155, Electing a Member to a Certain Standing Committee of the 
        House of Representatives

    This resolution was agreed to on March 18, 2015 and elected 
Mr. Buchanan to the Committee on the Budget.

H. Res. 555, Electing a Member to a Certain Standing Committee of the 
        House of Representatives

    This resolution was agreed to on December 8, 2015 and 
elected Mr. Renacci to the Committee on the Budget.

H. Res. 602, Electing Certain Members to Standing Committees of the 
        House of Representatives

    This resolution was agreed to on February 4, 2016 and 
elected Mr. Guinta, to rank immediately after Mr. Stutzman, and 
Mr. Johnson of Ohio, to the Committee on the Budget.

H.R. 1314, Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015

    The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 [BBA of 2015] was a House 
amendment to the Senate amendment to H.R. 1314. It became 
Public Law 114-74 on November 2, 2015. The BBA of 2015 amended 
the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 
to increase the discretionary spending limits for fiscal years 
2016 and 2017, as well as to revise procedures for implementing 
the sequester of direct spending. It increased both the defense 
and non-defense discretionary budget authority for fiscal year 
2016 each by $25 billion and for fiscal year 2017 each by $15 
billion. It also suspended the public debt limit through March 
15, 2017, increasing the limit thereafter to accommodate 
necessary obligations issued during the suspension period that 
required payment before March 16, 2017.

                   Congressional Record Publications


Revisions to the Allocations and Other Appropriate Levels of the Fiscal 
        Year 2015 Budget Resolution Related to H.R. 240, Department of 
        Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2015

Bill Number--H.R. 240
Title--Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2015
Date--March 3, 2015
Congressional Record--H1564-1565

Communication From the Chairman of the Committee on the Budget 
        Regarding Means-Tested and Non-Means-Tested Direct Spending 
        Programs

Date--March 17, 2015
Congressional Record--H1716-1720

Status Report on Current Spending Levels of On-Budget Spending and 
        Revenues for Fiscal Years 2015, 2016 and the 10-Year Period 
        Fiscal Years 2016 Through 2025

Date--May 22, 2015
Congressional Record--H3567-3572

Revisions to the Allocations and Aggregates of the Fiscal Year 2016 
        Budget Resolution Related to Trade Legislation

Bill Number--H.R. 644; H.R. 1295; H.R. 1314
Title--Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015; 
        Trade Preferences Extension Act of 2015; Trade Act of 
        2015
Date--June 11, 2015
Congressional Record--H4240

Revisions to the Allocations of the Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Resolution

Bill Number--H.R. 1190, as amended pursuant to H. Res. 319
Title--Protecting Seniors' Access to Medicare Act of 2015
Date--June 17, 2015
Congressional Record--H4489

Revisions to the Allocations and Aggregates of the Fiscal Year 2016 
        Budget Resolution Related to Trade Legislation

Bill Number--Senate Amendment 2065 to H.R. 1295
Title--Trade Preferences Extension Act of 2015
Date--June 25, 2015
Congressional Record--H4766

Revisions to the Aggregates and Allocations of the Fiscal Year 2016 
        Budget Resolution for New Budget Authority and Outlays 
        Designated as Program Integrity Initiatives Pursuant to Section 
        251(b)(2)(B) and (C) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency 
        Deficit Control Act of 1985

Bill Number--H.R. 3020
Title--Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, 
        Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 
        2016
Date--July 13, 2015
Congressional Record--H5115

Revisions to the Aggregates and Allocations of the Fiscal Year 2015 and 
        2016 Budget Resolutions

Bill Number--H.R. 3038
Title--Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, Part II
Date--July 15, 2015
Congressional Record--H5234

Revisions to the Aggregates and Allocations of the Fiscal Year 2016 
        Budget Resolution Related to Legislation Reported by the 
        Committee on the Budget

Bill Number--H.R. 3762
Title--Restoring Americans' Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation 
        Act of 2015
Date--October 22, 2015
Congressional Record--H7136

Status Report on Current Spending Levels of On-Budget Spending and 
        Revenues for Fiscal Years 2015, 2016, and the 10-Year Period 
        Fiscal Years 2016 Through Fiscal Year 2025

Date--October 29, 2015
Congressional Record--H7341-7345

Revisions to the Aggregates and Allocations of the Fiscal Year 2016 
        Budget Resolution Related to the Senate Amendment to H.R. 22

Bill Number--H.R. 22, as amended by H. Res. 507
Title--DRIVE Act
Date--November 3, 2015
Congressional Record--H7621-7622

Revisions to the Aggregates and Allocations of the Fiscal Year 2016 
        Budget Resolution

Bill Number--Public Law 114-74; H.R. 3762
Title--Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015; Restoring Americans' 
        Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act of 2015
Date--January 6, 2016
Congressional Record--H99

Communication From the Chairman of the Committee on the Budget 
        Regarding Means-Tested and Non-Means-Tested Direct Spending 
        Programs

Date--March 15, 2016
Congressional Record--H1386-1388

Updated Status Report on Current Spending Levels of On-Budget Spending 
        and Revenues for Fiscal Year 2016 and the 10-Year Period Fiscal 
        Years 2016 Through 2025

Date--June 9, 2016
Congressional Record--H3658

                           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 on 
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, the authorizing committees, and the Committee 
on Rules on spending and tax legislation to enforce 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 and on 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 Committee on the Budget 
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 laws 
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 the 
committee's 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 Committee on the Budget met on January 22, 2015, to 
organize for the 114th 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's 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:

2013 Sequestration and Shutdown: Selected Agencies Generally 
        Managed Unobligated Balances in Reviewed Accounts, but 
        Balances Exceeded Target Levels in Two Accounts [10/30/
        2015]
International Remittances: Money Laundering Risks and Views on 
        Enhanced Customer Verification and Recordkeeping 
        Requirements [1/15/2016]
International Remittances: Actions Needed to Address Unreliable 
        Official U.S. Estimate [2/16/2016]
2014 Sequestration: Opportunities Exist to Improve Transparency 
        of Progress Toward Deficit Reduction Goals [4/14/2016]
Revolving Funds: Additional Pricing and Performance Information 
        for FAA and Treasury Funds Could Enhance Agency 
        Decisions on Shared Services [5/10/2016]
Department of Health and Human Services: Transitional 
        Reinsurance Program [9/29/2016]

    The oversight plan specifically calls on the Committee to 
study the budgetary effects 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 Committee on the Budget 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. 2

Sponsor--Hon. Michael C. Burgess [TX-26]
Date Introduced--March 24, 2015
Title--Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015

    March 24, 2014--Referred to the Committee on Energy and 
Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, 
the Judiciary, Agriculture, Natural Resources, 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.
    March 26, 2015--Passed/agreed to in House: On passage 
Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 392-37 (Roll no. 144).
    April 14, 2015--Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate 
without amendment by Yea-Nay Vote. 92-8. Record Vote Number: 
144.
    April 16, 2015--Presented to the President, signed by the 
President, and became Public Law 114-10.

                                H.R. 30

Sponsor--Hon. Todd Young [IN-9]
Date Introduced--January 6, 2015
Title--Save American Workers Act of 2015

    January 6, 2015--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.
    January 8, 2015--Passed/agreed to in House: On passage 
Passed by recorded vote: 252-172 (Roll no. 14).

                                H.R. 50

Sponsor--Hon. Virginia Foxx [NC-5]
Date Introduced--January 6, 2015
Title--Unfunded Mandates Information and Transparency Act of 
        2015

    January 6, 2015--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.
    February 2, 2015--Reported by the Committee on Oversight 
and Government Reform. H. Rept. 114-11, Part 1. Committee on 
the Budget discharged.
    February 4, 2015--Passed/agreed to in House: On passage 
Passed by recorded vote: 250-173 (Roll no. 64).

                                H.R. 240

Sponsor--Hon. Harold Rogers [KY-5]
Date Introduced--January 9, 2015
Title--Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2015

    January 9, 2015--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, 2015--Passed/agreed to in House: On passage 
Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 236-191 (Roll no. 35).
    February 27, 2015--Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed 
Senate with an amendment by Yea-Nay Vote. 68-31. Record Vote 
Number: 62.
    March 3, 2015--Resolving differences--House actions: On 
motion that the House recede and concur in the Senate Agreed to 
by the Yeas and Nays: 257-167 (Roll no. 109).
    March 4, 2015--Presented to the President, signed by the 
President, and became Public Law 114-4.

                                H.R. 427

Sponsor--Hon. Todd Young [IN-9]
Date Introduced--January 21, 2015
Title--Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act 
        of 2015

    January 21, 2015--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 21, 2015--Reported (Amended) by the Committee on the 
Judiciary. House Report 114-214, Part I. Committee on the 
Budget discharged. Committee on Rules discharged.
    July 28, 2015--Passed/agreed to in House: On passage Passed 
by recorded vote: 243-165 (Roll no. 482).
    July 29, 2015--Received in the Senate.
    December 1, 2015--Read the first time. Placed on Senate 
Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.
    December 2, 2015--Read the second time. Placed on Senate 
Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 307.

                                H.R. 596

Sponsor--Hon. Bradley Byrne [AL-1]
Date Introduced--January 28, 2015
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, and for other 
        purposes.

    January 28, 2015--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.
    February 3, 2015--Passed/agreed to in House: On passage 
Passed by recorded vote: 239-186 (Roll no. 58).
    February 4, 2015--Received in the Senate. Read the first 
time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the 
First Time.
    February 5, 2015--Read the second time. Placed on Senate 
Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 14.

                                H.R. 636

Sponsor--Hon. Patrick Tiberi [OH-12]
Date Introduced--February 2, 2015
Title--FAA Extension, Safety, and Security Act of 2016

    February 2, 2015--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.
    February 9, 2015--Reported (Amended) by the Committee on 
Ways and Means. House Report 114-21, Part I. Committee on the 
Budget discharged.
    February 13, 2015--Passed/agreed to in House: On passage 
Passed by recorded vote: 272-142 (Roll no. 82).
    April 19, 2015--Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate 
with an amendment and an amendment to the Title by Yea-Nay 
Vote. 95-3. Record Vote Number: 47.
    July 11, 2015--Resolving differences--House actions: 
Passed/agreed to in House: House agreed to Senate amendments 
with amendments pursuant to House Resolution 818.
    July 13, 2015--Resolving differences--Senate actions: 
Passed/agreed to in Senate: Senate agreed to the House 
amendments to Senate amendments to H.R. 636 by Yea-Nay Vote. 
89-4. Record Vote Number: 127.
    July 14, 2015--Presented to the President.
    July 15, 2015--Signed by the President and became Public 
Law 114-190.

                                H.R. 637

Sponsor--Hon. Aaron Schock [IL-18]
Date Introduced--February 2, 2015
Title--Permanent IRA Charitable Contribution Act of 2015

    February 2, 2015--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.
    February 9, 2015--Reported (Amended) by the Committee on 
Ways and Means. House Report 114-20. Part I. Committee on the 
Budget discharged. Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 
14.

                                H.R. 640

Sponsor--Hon. Erik Paulsen [MN-3]
Date Introduced--February 2, 2015
Title--Private Foundation Excise Tax Simplification Act of 2015

    February 2, 2015--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.
    February 9, 2015--Reported (Amended) by the Committee on 
Ways and Means. House Report 114-9. Part I. Committee on the 
Budget discharged. Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 
13.

                               H.R. 1315

Sponsor--Hon. Luke Messer [IN-6]
Date Introduced--March 4, 2015
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.

    March 4, 2015--Referred to the House Committee on the 
Budget.
    October 20, 2015--Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to 
suspend the rules and pass the bill. Agreed to by voice vote.
    October 21, 2015--Received in the Senate and Read twice and 
referred to the Committee on the Budget.

                               H.R. 1890

Sponsor--Hon. Paul Ryan [WI-1]
Date Introduced--April 17, 2015
Title--Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and 
        Accountability Act of 2015

    April 17, 2015--Referred to the Committee on Ways and 
Means, 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.
    May 1, 2015--Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Ways 
and Means. House Report 114-100, Part I. Committee on Rules and 
Committee on the Budget discharged. Placed on the Union 
Calendar No. 69.

                               H.R. 1892

Sponsor--Hon. David Reichert [WA-8]
Date Introduced--April 17, 2015
Title--Trade Adjustment Assistance Reauthorization Act of 2015

    April 17, 2015--Referred to the Committee on Ways and 
Means, and in addition to the Committees on Energy and 
Commerce, 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 8, 2015--Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Ways 
and Means. House Report 114-108, Part I. Committee on Energy 
and Commerce and Committee on the Budget discharged. Placed on 
the Union Calendar No. 76.

                               H.R. 2510

Sponsor--Hon. Patrick Tiberi [OH-12]
Date Introduced--May 21, 2015
Title--To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify and 
        make permanent bonus depreciation.

    May 21, 2015--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.
    October 28, 2015--Reported (Amended) by the Committee on 
Ways and Means. House Report 114-317, Part I. Committee on the 
Budget discharged. Placed on the Union Calendar No. 240.

                               H.R. 2596

Sponsor--Hon. Devin Nunes [CA-22]
Date Introduced--June 1, 2015
Title--Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016

    June 1, 2015--Referred to the Committee on Intelligence 
(Permanent Select), 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.
    June 9, 2015--Reported (Amended) by the Committee on 
Intelligence. House Report 114-144, Part I. Committee on the 
Budget discharged. Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 
104.
    June 16, 2015--Passed/agreed to in House: On passage Passed 
by recorded vote: 247-178 (Roll no. 369).
    June 17, 2015--Received in the Senate and Read twice and 
referred to the Select Committee on Intelligence.

                               H.R. 2722

Sponsor--Hon. Carolyn Maloney
Date Introduced--June 10, 2015
Title--Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin Act

    June 10, 2015--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.
    July 15, 2015--Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to 
suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by 
the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 421-9, 1 Present (Roll no. 
442).
    July 16, 2016--Received in the Senate and Read twice and 
referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban 
Affairs.
    April 19, 2016--Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and 
Urban Affairs discharged by Unanimous Consent. Passed/agreed to 
in Senate: Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous 
Consent.
    April 20, 2016--Presented to the President.
    April 29, 2016--Signed by the President and became Public 
Law 114-148.

                               H.R. 2726

Sponsor--Hon. Bill Posey [FL-8]
Date Introduced--June 10, 2015
Title--Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Act

    June 10, 2015--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.
    December 5, 2016--Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to 
suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by 
voice vote.
    December 6, 2016--Received in the Senate.

                               H.R. 3236

Sponsor--Hon. Bill Shuster [PA-9]
Date Introduced--July 28, 2015
Title--Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice 
        Improvement Act of 2015
    July 28, 2015--Referred to the Committee on Transportation 
and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committees on Ways 
and Means, Energy and Commerce, Science, Space, and Technology, 
Natural Resources, Veterans' Affairs, Education and the 
Workforce, the Budget, and Homeland Security, 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 29, 2015--Passed/agreed to in House: On passage Passed 
by the Yeas and Nays: 385-34, 1 Present (Roll no. 486).
    July 30, 2015--Passed/agreed to in Senate: Received in the 
Senate, read twice, considered, read the third time, and passed 
(under the order of 7/29/15, having achieved 60 votes in the 
affirmative) without amendment by Yea-Nay Vote. 91-4. Record 
Vote Number: 261.
    July 31, 2015--Presented to the President, signed by the 
President, and became Public Law 114-41.

                               H.R. 3762

Sponsor--Hon. Tom Price [GA-6]
Date Introduced--October 16, 2015
Title--Restoring Americans' Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation 
        Act of 2015

    October 16, 2015--The House Committee on the Budget 
reported an original measure, House Report 114-293, by Mr. Tom 
Price. Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 222.
    October 23, 2015--Passed/agreed to in House: On passage 
Passed by recorded vote: 240-189 (Roll no. 568).
    November 18, 2015--Received in the Senate. Read the first 
time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the 
First Time.
    November 19, 2015--Read the second time. Placed on Senate 
Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 299.
    December 3, 2015--Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate 
with an amendment by Yea-Nay Vote. 52-47. Record Vote Number: 
329.
    January 6, 2016--Resolving differences--House actions: On 
motion that the House agree to the Senate amendment Agreed to 
by the Yeas and Nays: 240-181 (Roll no. 6).
    January 7, 2016--Presented to the President.
    January 8, 2016--Vetoed by President. The Chair laid before 
the House the veto message from the President.
    February 2, 2016--Failed of passage in House over veto: On 
passage, the objections of the President to the contrary 
notwithstanding Failed by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 
241-186 (Roll no. 53).

                               H.R. 4127

Sponsor--Hon. Devin Nunes [CA-22]
Date Introduced--November 30, 2015
Title--Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016

    November 30, 2015--Referred to the Committee on 
Intelligence (Permanent Select), 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 1, 2015--Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to 
suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by recorded vote 
(2/3 required): 364-58 (Roll no. 649).
    December 2, 2015--Received in the Senate. Read twice. 
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. 
Calendar No. 309.

                               H.R. 5003

Sponsor--Hon. Todd Rokita [IN-4]
Date Introduced--April 20, 2016
Title--Improving Child Nutrition and Education Act of 2016

    April 20, 2016--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.
    December 8, 2016--Reported (Amended) by the Committee on 
Education and the Workforce. House Report 114852, Part I. 
Committee on the Budget discharged. Placed on the Union 
Calendar, Calendar No. 665.

                               H.R. 5243

Sponsor--Hon. Harold Rogers [KY-5]
Date Introduced--May 16, 2016
Title--Zika Response Appropriations Act, 2016

    May 16, 2016--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.
    May 18, 2016--Passed/agreed to in House: On passage Passed 
by the Yeas and Nays: 241-184 (Roll no. 207).
    May 26, 2016--Received in the Senate.

                               H.R. 5707

Sponsor--Hon. Stephen F. Lynch [MA-8]
Date Introduced--July 11, 2016
Title--Postal Service Financial Improvement Act of 2016

    July 11, 2016--Referred to the Committee on Oversight and 
Government Reform.
    December 8, 2016--Referred sequentially to the House 
Committee on the Budget for a period ending not later than Dec. 
8, 2016 for consideration of such provisions of the bill as 
fall within the jurisdiction of that committee pursuant to 
clause 1(d) of rule X.

                               H.R. 5985

Sponsor--Hon. Jeff Miller [FL-1]
Date Introduced--September 9, 2016
Title--Department of Veterans Affairs Expiring Authorities Act 
        of 2016

    September 9, 2016--Referred to the Committee on Veterans' 
Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on Armed Services, 
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.
    September 13, 2016--Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to 
suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by 
voice vote.
    September 14, 2016--Received in the Senate, read twice.
    September 19, 2016--Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed 
Senate without amendment by Yea-Nay Vote. 89-0. Record Vote 
Number: 143.
    September 21, 2016--Presented to the President.
    September 29, 2016--Signed by the President and became 
Public Law No: 114-228.

                               H.R. 6416

Sponsor--Hon. David Roe [TN-1]
Date Introduced--December 1, 2016
Title--Jeff Miller and Richard Blumenthal Veterans Health Care 
        and Benefits Improvement Act of 2016

    December 1, 2016--Referred to the Committee on Veterans' 
Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on the Budget, and 
Armed Services, 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 6, 2016--Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to 
suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and 
Nays: (2/3 required): 419-0 (Roll no. 606).
    December 7, 2016--Received in the Senate.

                              H.J. RES. 61

Sponsor--Hon. Rodney Davis [IL-13]
Date Introduced--July 23, 2015
Title--Hire More Heroes Act of 2015

    July 23, 2015--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 27, 2015--Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to 
suspend the rules and pass the resolution Agreed to by voice 
vote.
    July 28, 2015--Received in the Senate. Read the first time. 
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First 
Time.
    July 29, 2015--Read the second time. Placed on Senate 
Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 170.
    September 24, 2015--Senate floor actions: Motion by Senator 
McConnell to commit to Senate Committee on Appropriations with 
instructions to report back forthwith with the following 
amendment (SA 2685) made in Senate.

                            H. CON. RES. 27

Sponsor--Hon. Tom Price [GA-6]
Date Introduced--March 20, 2015
Title--Establishing the budget for the United States Government 
        for fiscal year 2016 and setting forth appropriate 
        budgetary levels for fiscal years 2017 through 2025.

    March 20, 2015--The House Committee on the Budget reported 
an original measure, House Report 114-47, by Mr. Tom Price. 
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 30.
    March 25, 2015--Passed/agreed to in House: On agreeing to 
the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 228-199 (Roll 
no. 142).
    April 13, 2015--Received in the Senate. Placed on Senate 
Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 34.

                            H. CON. RES. 125

Sponsor--Hon. Tom Price [GA-6]
Date Introduced--March 23, 2016
Title--Establishing the congressional budget for the United 
        States Government for fiscal year 2017 and setting 
        forth the appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 
        2018 through 2026.

    March 23, 2016--The House Committee on the Budget reported 
an original measure, House Report 114-470, by Mr. Tom Price.
    March 23, 2016--Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 
356.

         Bills and Resolutions Referred to the Budget Committee


                                 H.R. 2

Hon. Michael Burgess [TX-26]
Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015

                                H.R. 30

Hon. Todd Young [IN-9]
Save American Workers Act of 2015

                                H.R. 50

Hon. Virginia Foxx [NC-5]
Unfunded Mandates Information and Transparency Act of 2015

                                H.R. 119

Hon. Scott Garrett [NJ-5]
Budget and Accounting Transparency Act of 2015

                                H.R. 167

Hon. Michael Simpson [ID-2]
Wildfire Disaster Funding Act

                                H.R. 171

Hon. Adrian Smith [NE-3]
To repeal the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer 
        Protection Act

                                H.R. 215

Hon. Corrine Brown [FL-5]
Defending Veterans from Sequestration Act of 2015

                                H.R. 240

Hon. Harold Rogers [KY-5]
Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2015

                                H.R. 278

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

                                H.R. 282

Hon. Reid Ribble [WI-8]
Long-Term Studies of Comprehensive Outcomes and Returns for the 
        Economy Act (Long-Term SCORE Act)

                                H.R. 370

Hon. John Fleming [LA-4]
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. 395

Hon. Don Young [AK]
Indian Health Service Advance Appropriations Act of 2015

                                H.R. 405

Hon. Jason Chaffetz [UT-3]
Review Every Dollar Act of 2015

                                H.R. 427

Hon. Todd Young [IN-9]
Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act of 2015

                                H.R. 502

Hon. Derek Kilmer [WA-6]
Veterans Health Administration Management Improvement Act

                                H.R. 531

Hon. Rosa DeLauro [CT-3]
Accelerating Biomedical Research Act

                                H.R. 596

Hon. Bradley Byrne [AL-1]
To repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and 
        health care-related provisions in the Health Care and 
        Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, and for other 
        purposes.

                                H.R. 636

Hon. Patrick Tiberi [OH-12]
America's Small Business Tax Relief Act of 2015

                                H.R. 637

Hon. Aaron Schock [IL-18]
Permanent IRA Charitable Contribution Act of 2015

                                H.R. 640

Hon. Erik Paulsen [MN-3]
Private Foundation Excise Tax Simplification Act of 2015

                                H.R. 660

Hon. Ed Perlmutter [CO-7]
To amend section 1105 of title 31, United States Code, to allow 
        the President not to make an annual budget resolution 
        until all appropriations for the preceding fiscal year 
        are enacted.

                                H.R. 777

Hon. Kathy Castor [FL-14]
Permanent Investment in Health Research Act of 2015

                                H.R. 782

Hon. John Conyers, Jr. [MI-13]
Cancel the Sequester Act of 2015

                                H.R. 861

Hon. Lucille Roybal-Allard [CA-40]
Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2015

                                H.R. 948

Hon. Luke Messer [IN-6]
Balanced Budget Accountability Act

                               H.R. 1048

Hon. James Renacci [OH-16]
To clarify that funding for the standard setting body 
        designated pursuant to section 19(b) of the Securities 
        Act of 1933 is not subject to the sequester

                               H.R. 1049

Hon. James Renacci [OH-16]
To clarify that funding for the Securities Investor Protection 
        Corporation is not subject to the sequester

                               H.R. 1050

Hon. James Renacci [OH-16]
To clarify that funding for the Public Company Accounting 
        Oversight Board is not subject to the sequester

                               H.R. 1078

Hon. Leonard Lance [NJ-7]
Food and Drug Administration Safety Over Sequestration Act of 
        2015

                               H.R. 1315

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. 1389

Hon. Bill Foster [IL-11]
American Innovation Act

                               H.R. 1416

Hon. Renee Ellmers [NC-2]
Cancer Patient Protection Act of 2015

                               H.R. 1419

Hon. Xavier Recerra [CA-34]
Social Security Fraud and Error Prevention Act of 2015

                               H.R. 1434

Hon. Joe Courtney [CT-2]
Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act

                               H.R. 1456

Hon. Ed Whitfield [KY-1]
Biennial Budgeting and Appropriations Act of 2015

                               H.R. 1591

Hon. Dennis Ross [FL-15]
Zero-based Budgeting Ensures Responsible Oversight (ZERO) Act 
        of 2015

                               H.R. 1610

Hon. Reid Ribble [WI-8]
Biennial Budgeting and Enhanced Oversight Act of 2015

                               H.R. 1663

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

                               H.R. 1786

Hon. Carolyn Maloney [NY-12]
James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Reauthorization Act

                               H.R. 1890

Hon. Paul Ryan [WI-1]
Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability 
        Act of 2015

                               H.R. 1892

Hon. David Reichert [WA-8]
Trade Adjustment Assistance Act (TAA), and for other purposes 
        of 2015

                               H.R. 1983

Hon. Peter A. DeFazio [OR-4]
Social Security Protection and Truth in Budgeting Act of 2015

                               H.R. 2093

Hon. John Abney Culberson [TX-7]
Space Leadership Preservation Act of 2015

                               H.R. 2104

Hon. Anna G. Eshoo [CA-18]
American Cures Act

                               H.R. 2177

Hon. David B. McKinley [WV-1]
Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act of 2015

                               H.R. 2225

Hon. Mark Meadows [NC-11]
Prioritizing Reinvestment in Infrastructure and Military while 
        Eliminating Debt Act of 2015

                               H.R. 2272

Hon. Cynthia Lummis [WY]
Intelligence Budget Transparency Act of 2015

                               H.R. 2275

Hon. Jeff Miller [FL-1]
Jobs for Veterans Act of 2015

                               H.R. 2341

Hon. Kurt Schrader [OR-5]
No Padding, No Adding Act

                               H.R. 2350

Hon. Michael G. Fitzpatrick [PA-8]
Children of Fallen Heroes Scholarship Act

                               H.R. 2410

Hon. Peter A. DeFazio [OR-4]
Generating Renewal, Opportunity, and Work with Accelerated 
        Mobility, Efficiency, and Rebuilding of Infrastructure 
        and Communities throughout America Act

                               H.R. 2469

Hon. Earl Blumenauer [OR-3]
Columbia River Basin Restoration Act of 2015

                               H.R. 2471

Hon. Kevin Brady [TX-8]
Maximizing America's Prosperity Act of 2015

                               H.R. 2495

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

                               H.R. 2498

Hon. John C. Carney [DE-At Large]
Budget Integrity Act

                               H.R. 2510

Hon. Patrick J. Tiberi [OH-12]
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify and make 
        permanent bonus depreciation.

                               H.R. 2596

Hon. Devin Nunes [CA-22]
Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016

                               H.R. 2653

Hon. David P. Roe [TN-1]
American Health Care Reform Act of 2015

                               H.R. 2716

Hon. Ron DeSantis [FL-6]
Transportation Empowerment Act

                               H.R. 2721

Hon. Barbara Lee [CA-13]
Pathways Out of Poverty Act of 2015

                               H.R. 2722

Hon. Carolyn B. Maloney [NY-12]
Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin Act

                               H.R. 2726

Hon. Bill Posey [FL-8]
Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Act

                               H.R. 2768

Hon. Earl Blumenauer [OR-3]
Superfund Reinvestment Act

                               H.R. 2829

Hon. Mario Diaz-Balart [FL-25]
Free Market Healthcare Restoration and Coverage Act of 2015

                               H.R. 2884

Hon. Reid J. Ribble [WI-8]
To amend the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act 
        of 1985 to eliminate the firewalls between defense and 
        nondefense discretionary spending limits.

                               H.R. 2903

Hon. Erik Paulsen [MN-3]
Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act of 2015

                               H.R. 2977

Hon. David N. Cicilline [RI-1]
Consumer Privacy Protection Act of 2015

                               H.R. 2978

Hon. Danny K. Davis [IL-7]
Thirteenth Amendment Commemorative Coin Act

                               H.R. 2983

Hon. Jared Huffman [CA-2]
Drought Recovery and Resilience Act of 2015

                               H.R. 3056

Hon. Sam Graves [MO-6]
Stop the EPA Act of 2015

                               H.R. 3063

Hon. Don Young [AK]
Honoring Our Trust Relationships Act of 2015

                               H.R. 3064

Hon. Chris Van Hollen [MD-8]
Generating Renewal, Opportunity, and Work with Accelerated 
        Mobility, Efficiency, and Rebuilding of Infrastructure 
        and Communities throughout America Act

                               H.R. 3186

Hon. Rob Woodall [GA-7]
Baseline Reform Act of 2015

                               H.R. 3225

Hon. Sam Graves [MO-6]
Save Rural Hospitals Act

                               H.R. 3236

Hon. Bill Shuster [PA-9]
Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice 
        Improvement Act of 2015

                               H.R. 3246

Hon.
To provide for the temporary use of Veterans Choice Funds for 
        certain programs, and for other purposes.

                               H.R. 3253

Hon. Ann Kirkpatrick [AZ-1]
Expedited Consideration of Cuts, Consolidations, and Savings 
        Act of 2015

                               H.R. 3295

Hon. Elijah E. Cummings [MD-7]
Rebuilding Urban Inner Cities Is Long Overdue Act of 2015

                               H.R. 3476

Hon. Chris Van Hollen [MD-8]
Prevent a Government Shutdown Act of 2015

                               H.R. 3555

Hon. Frederica S. Wilson [FL-24]
To provide tax relief for American workers and businesses, to 
        put workers back on the job while rebuilding and 
        modernizing America, and to provide pathways back to 
        work for Americans looking for jobs.

                               H.R. 3596

Hon. Christopher H. Smith [NJ-4]
Department of Veterans Affairs Expiring Authorities Act of 2015

                               H.R. 3612

Hon. Henry Cueller [TX-28]
Making emergency appropriations for the fiscal year ending 
        September 30, 2016, to address needs of the Federal 
        judiciary serving the border region between the United 
        States and Mexico, and for other purposes.

                               H.R. 3660

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

                               H.R. 3708

Hon. Chris Van Hollen [MD-8]
Prevent a December Government Shutdown Act

                               H.R. 3748

Hon. Jared Huffman [CA-2]
Carbon Pollution Transparency Act of 2015

                               H.R. 3762

Hon. Tom Price [GA-6]
Restoring Americans' Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act of 
        2015

                               H.R. 3775

Hon. Scott H. Peters [CA-52]
Pay Down the Debt Act of 2015

                               H.R. 3777

Hon. E. Scott Rigell [VA-2]
America First Act

                               H.R. 3803

Hon. Diane Black [TN-6]
Legally Binding Budget Act of 2015

                               H.R. 3804

Hon. Dave Brat [VA-7]
Cost Estimates Reform Act of 2015

                               H.R. 3984

Hon. Joseph R. Pitts [PA-16]
Fairness for Crime Victims Act of 2015

                               H.R. 4127

Hon. Devin Nunes [CA-22]
Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016

                               H.R. 4371

Hon. Ken Buck [CO-4]
Article I Consolidated Appropriations Amendments, 2016

                               H.R. 4438

Hon. Candice S. Miller [MI-10]
Drinking Water Contamination Emergency Supplemental 
        Appropriations Act, 2016

                               H.R. 4447

Hon. Joe Courtney [CT-2]
Opioid and Heroin Epidemic Emergency Supplemental 
        Appropriations Act

                               H.R. 4479

Hon. Daniel T. Kildee [MI-5]
Families of Flint Act

                               H.R. 4512

Hon. Adam Smith [WA-9]
Relief from Sequestration Act of 2016

                               H.R. 4525

Hon. Rosa L. DeLauro [CT-3]
Public Health Emergency Preparedness Act

                               H.R. 4667

Hon. Curt Clawson [FL-19]
To direct the Secretary of the Army to expedite the completion 
        of repairs to the Herbert Hoover Dike, Florida, and for 
        other purposes.

                               H.R. 4730

Hon. Cathy McMorris Rodgers [WA-5]
Unauthorized Spending Accountability Act

                               H.R. 4793

Hon. Curt Clawson [FL-19]
Everglades Land Acquisition Act of 2016

                               H.R. 4888

Hon. Maxine Waters [CA-43]
Ending Homelessness Act of 2016

                               H.R. 4893

Hon. Mark Sanford [SC-1]
Risk Management and Homeowner Stability Act of 2016

                               H.R. 4955

Hon. James B. Renacci [OH-16]
Pension and Budget Integrity Act of 2016

                               H.R. 5003

Hon. Todd Rokita [IN-4]
Improving Child Nutrition and Education Act of 2016

                               H.R. 5025

Hon. Al Green [TX-9]
2016 Tax Days Floods Supplemental Funding Act H.R. 5044 Hon. 
        Nita M. Lowey [NY-17] Making supplemental 
        appropriations for fiscal year 2016 to respond to Zika 
        virus.

                               H.R. 5216

Hon. Ben Ray Lujan [NM-3]
Opioid and Heroin Abuse Crisis Investment Act of 2016

                               H.R. 5243

Hon. Harold Rogers [KY-5]
Zika Response Appropriations Act, 2016

                               H.R. 5319

Hon. Mark Walker [NC-6]
Article I Regulatory Budget Act

                               H.R. 5360

Hon. Jim Jordan [OH-4]
Welfare Reform and Upward Mobility Act

                               H.R. 5475

Hon. Robin L. Kelly [IL-2]
Health Equity and Accountability Act of 2016

                               H.R. 5499

Hon. Gary J. Palmer [AL-6]
Agency Accountability Act of 2016

                               H.R. 5527

Hon. Roger Williams [TX-25]
CFPB Rule Accountability Act of 2016

                               H.R. 5637

Hon. Mark Sanford [SC-1]
One Percent Spending Reduction Act of 2016

                               H.R. 5707

Hon. Stephen F. Lynch [MA-8]
Postal Service Financial Improvement Act of 2016

                               H.R. 5747

Hon. Reid J. Ribble [WI-8]
To amend title II of the Social Security Act to improve 
        solvency and stability for future generations.

                               H.R. 5806

Hon. Reid J. Ribble [WI-8]
Do Your Job Act

                               H.R. 5851

Hon. Zoe Lofgren [CA-19]
Refugee Protection Act of 2016

                               H.R. 5895

Hon. Louise McIntosh Slaughter [NY-25]
Invasive Fish and Wildlife Prevention Act of 2016

                               H.R. 5953

Hon. Maxine Waters [CA-43]
National Flood Insurance Program Debt Forgiveness Act of 2016

                               H.R. 5958

Hon. Curt Clawson [FL-19]
Making supplemental appropriations for fiscal year 2016 for 
        Zika response and preparedness.

                               H.R. 5983

Hon. Jeb Hensarling [TX-5]
Financial CHOICE Act of 2016

                               H.R. 5985

Hon. Jeff Miller [FL-1]
Department of Veterans Affairs Expiring Authorities Act of 2016

                               H.R. 6040

Hon. Todd Rokita [IN-4]
Zero Impacted Kids in America [ZIKA] Act

                               H.R. 6062

Hon. Mark Takano [CA-41]
Supporting, Employing, and Recognizing Veterans in Communities 
        Everywhere Act

                               H.R. 6071

Hon. Bill Flores [TX-17]
Making continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2017, and for 
        other purposes.

                               H.R. 6144

Hon. Tom Graves [GA-14]
Accurate Accounting Act of 2016

                               H.R. 6161

Hon. Jackie Speier [CA-14]
Federal Funding Accountability for Sexual Harassers Act

                               H.R. 6248

Hon. Virginia Foxx [NC-5]
Spending Safeguard Act

                               H.R. 6413

Hon. Frank Pallone, Jr. [NJ-6]
Big Oil Bailout Prevention Trust Fund Act 2016

                               H.R. 6416

Hon. David P. Roe [TN-1]
Jeff Miller and Richard Blumenthal Veterans Health Care and 
        Benefits Improvement Act of 2016

                               H.R. 6443

Hon. Michelle Lujan Grisham [NM-1]
Heroin and Opioid Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act of 2016

                              H.J. RES. 61

Hon. Rodney Davis [IL-13]
Hire More Heroes Act of 2015

                              H.J. RES. 99

Hon. Steve King [IA-4]
Making continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2017, and for 
        other purposes.

                            H. CON. RES. 27

Hon. Tom Price [GA-6]
Establishing the budget for the United States Government for 
        fiscal year 2016 and setting forth appropriate 
        budgetary levels for fiscal years 2017 through 2025.

                            H. CON. RES. 71

Hon. E. Scott Rigell
Providing a plan to alleviate the effects of sequestration.

                            H. CON. RES. 125

Hon. Tom Price [GA-6]
Establishing the congressional budget for the United States 
        Government for fiscal year 2017 and setting forth the 
        appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2018 
        through 2026.

                                RES. 207

Hon. Tom Reed [NY-23]
Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding 
        establishing a National Strategic Agenda.

                                S. 1203

Hon. Dean Heller [NV]
21st Century Veterans Benefits Delivery and Other Improvements 
        Act

                                S. 1352

Hon. Robert P. Casey, Jr. [PA]
Children of Fallen Heroes Scholarship Act

                                S. 1463

Hon. Jerry Moran [KS]
Access to Community Care for Veterans Act of 2015

                           Committee Reports


                          HOUSE REPORT 114-47

House Concurrent Resolution 27
March 25, 2015
Concurrent Resolution on the Budget--Fiscal Year 2016

                          HOUSE REPORT 114-293

H.R. 3762 October 16, 2015
Restoring American's Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act of 
        2015

                          HOUSE REPORT 114-470

House Concurrent Resolution 125
March 23, 2016
Concurrent Resolution on the Budget--Fiscal Year 2017

                                Hearings


House Budget Committee Organizational Meeting [1/22/2015]

The Congressional Budget Office's Budget and Economic Outlook [1/27/
        2015]

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

The President's Fiscal Year 2016 Budget [2/04/2015]

Witness: The Honorable Shaun L. S. Donovan, Director, Office of 
        Management and Budget

Members' Day [2/25/2015]

Witnesses: Members of the 114th Congress

The Mark Up of the Concurrent Resolution on the Budget FY 2016 [3/18/
        2015]

The Congressional Budget Office: Oversight Hearing [6/03/2015]

Witness: Dr. Keith Hall, Director, Congressional Budget Office

Why Congress Must Balance the Budget [6/17/2015]

Witnesses: State Senator Ryan Silvey, Missouri; Mr. Chris 
        Edwards, the Cato Institute; Dr. John Taylor, Stanford 
        University; Dr. Bernstein, The Center for Budget Policy 
        Priorities

First Principles of Congressional Budgeting [7/28/2015]

Witnesses: Dr. Philip Joyce, Professor of Public Policy and 
        Senior Associate Dean, University of Maryland, School 
        of Public Policy; Ms. Carmel Martin, Executive Vice 
        President for Policy, Center for American Progress; Mr. 
        Paul Posner, Director, Graduate Public Administration 
        Program, George Mason University

Restoring the Trust for Young Americans [9/09/2015]

Witnesses: State Delegate Ms. Saira Blair, West Virginia; Mr. 
        Jared Meyer, Fellow, Manhattan Institute for Policy 
        Research; Ms. Rebecca Vallas, Director of Policy, 
        Poverty to Prosperity Program, Center for American 
        Progress; Mr. Evan Baehr, Co-Founder, Able Lending

The Markup of Reconciliation Submissions [10/09/2015]

Restoring the Trust for America's Most Vulnerable [10/28/2015]

Witnesses: Mr. Larry Woods, CEO, Winston-Salem Housing 
        Authority; Mr. Bill McGahan, Chairman, Georgia Works!; 
        Ms. Olivia Golden, Executive Director, the Center for 
        Law and Social Policy; Mr. Robert Doar, Mortgage Fellow 
        in Poverty Studies, the American Enterprise Institute

Does Biennial Budgeting Fit in a Rewrite of the Budget Process? [11/18/
        2015]

Witnesses: The Honorable Reid J. Ribble, Member, U.S. House of 
        Representatives; The Honorable David E. Price, Member, 
        U.S. House of Representatives; Dr. Philip G. Joyce, 
        Senior Associate Dean and Professor, University of 
        Maryland School of Public Policy; Dr. Rudolph G. 
        Penner, Institute Fellow, Urban Institute; Dr. Alice M. 
        Rivlin, Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution

Members' Day [2/3/2016]

Witnesses: Members of the 114th Congress

The Congressional Budget Office's Budget and Economic Outlook [1/27/
        2015]

Witness: Keith Hall, Director, Congressional Budget Office

The Markup of the Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for Fiscal Year 
        2017

Reclaiming Congressional Authority Through the Power of the Purse [5/
        25/2016]

Witnesses: Philip G. Joyce, Ph.D., Senior Associate Dean and 
        Professor, University of Maryland School of Public 
        Policy, Matthew C. Spalding, Ph.D. Associate Vice 
        President and Dean of Educational Programs, Hillsdale 
        College Allan P. Kirby, Jr. Center for Constitutional 
        Studies and Citizenship, Stan Collender Executive Vice 
        President, Qorvis MSLGROUP

The Need to Control Automatic Spending and Unauthorized Programs [6/9/
        2016]

Witnesses: The Honorable David M. Walker, Former Comptroller 
        General of the United States, Stuart M. Butler, Ph.D., 
        Senior Fellow in Economic Studies, The Brookings 
        Institution, Lily Batchelder, Professor of Law and 
        Public Policy, NYU School of Law

The Need for Fiscal Goals [6/15/2016]

Witnesses: Douglas J. Holtz-Eakin, President, American Action 
        Forum, Maya C. MacGuineas, President, Committee for a 
        Responsible Federal Budget, Harry Stein, Director of 
        Fiscal Policy, Center for American Progress

Members' Day: Budget Process Reform [6/16/2016]

Witnesses: Members of the 114th Congress

Making Budget Enforcement More Effective [6/22/2016]

Witnesses: G. William Hoagland, Senior Vice President, 
        Bipartisan Policy Center, Barry Anderson, Independent 
        Consultant

Alternate Approaches to Federal Budgeting [7/6/2016]

Witnesses: The Honorable Maurice P. McTigue, QSO, Vice 
        President, Outreach, Mercatus Center at George Mason 
        University, John Hicks, Executive Director, National 
        Association of State Budget Officers, Dr. F. Stevens 
        Redburn, Professorial Lecturer, Trachtenberg School of 
        Public Policy and Public Administration, George 
        Washington University, Scott Lilly, Senior Fellow, 
        Center for American Progress

An Introduction to Regulatory Budgeting [7/7/2016]

Witnesses: Dr. Patrick A. McLaughlin, Senior Research Fellow, 
        Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Clyde Wayne 
        Crews, Vice President for Policy, Competitive 
        Enterprise Institute, Richard J. Pierce, Jr., Lyle T. 
        Alverson Professor of Law, George Washington University

Restoring the Trust for Americans at or Near Retirement [7/13/2016]

Witnesses: Jason J. Fichtner, Ph.D., Senior Research Fellow, 
        Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Daniel C. 
        Weber, Founder, Association of Mature American 
        Citizens, Scott Gottlieb, M.D., Resident Fellow, 
        American Enterprise Institute, Monique Morrissey, 
        Ph.D., Economist, Economic Policy Institute

CMMI: Scoring Assumptions and Real-World Implications [9/7/2016]

Witnesses: Mark Hadley, Deputy Director, Congressional Budget 
        Office, Joseph Antos, Ph.D., Wilson H. Taylor Scholar, 
        American Enterprise Institute, Ted Okon, Executive 
        Director, Community Oncology Alliance, Mark P. Madden, 
        M.D., Orthopedic Surgeon, OrthoVirginia, Topher Spiro, 
        Vice President, Health Policy, Center for American 
        Progress

Growing Risks to the Budget and the Economy [9/14/2016]

Witnesses: Douglas J. Holtz-Eakin, Ph.D, President, American 
        Action Forum, John H. Cochrane, Ph.D., Senior Fellow, 
        Hoover Institution, Jared Bernstein, Ph.D Senior 
        Fellow, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities,

Restoring the Trust for Families and Working-Age Americans [9/21/2016]

Witnesses: Edward J. Pinto, J.D., Resident Fellow / Codirector, 
        International Center on Housing Risk, American 
        Enterprise Institute, G. Keith Smith, M.D., Managing 
        Partner / Co-Founder, Surgery Center of Oklahoma, 
        Thomas Lindsay, Ph.D., Director of the Center for 
        Higher Education, Texas Public Policy Foundation, 
        William Spriggs, Ph.D., Chief Economist, AFL-CIO.

                         Committee Initiatives

    During the 114th Congress, the Committee on the Budget 
began two initiatives to examine current fiscal challenges and 
how best to sustainably get the Nation's fiscal house in order. 
These initiatives included Budget Process Reform and 
``Restoring the Trust for All Generations''.

                         Budget Process Reform

    The Committee on the Budget has called for an overhaul of 
the congressional budget process in an effort to control 
spending and return to Constitutional principles. Since the 
adoption of the Congressional Budget Act in 1974, the budget 
process has been amended several times, adding complexity and 
confusion to an already complicated exercise. The process has 
become so cumbersome, frustrating, and ineffective that 
Congress now frequently abandons it in favor of manufactured, 
ad hoc procedures. This deterioration only weakens Congress's 
power of the purse, and thus its capacity to govern. In 
addition, fiscal conditions have changed dramatically over the 
past forty-two years, including the inexorable growth of 
automatic spending as a share of the total budget and the 
recent explosion of government debt that threatens to overwhelm 
the budget and the economy.
    Incremental, piecemeal fixes will not correct these deep 
and fundamental failings in the budget process. What is needed 
is a thorough rewrite of congressional budget practices. 
Following an extensive series of hearings and working papers, 
the Committee on the Budget has developed a discussion draft 
describing a proposed overhaul of the process. Selected 
provisions of the discussion draft are highlighted below. 
Please consult the discussion draft, available at 
www.budget.house.gov/BudgetProcessReform, for a more thorough 
description and rationale of the proposal.

                    Control Constitutional Authority


                ASSERTING ARTICLE I CONGRESSIONAL POWERS

      Move to a Calendar-Year Cycle. Changes the fiscal 
year to start on January 1 (rather than the current October 1); 
adjusts the budget timetable to the calendar year so the budget 
process corresponds with Congress's legislative schedule; and 
allows more time to complete appropriations bills and other 
legislative business. (See further discussion below.)
      Changes in Budget Timetable. Substantially 
changes the budget timetable to correspond with the change in 
the fiscal year. Unlike current procedures, in which the 
President's budget submission drives the process, this 
timetable would require the administration's submission to 
occur after the House and Senate Budget Committees report the 
concurrent resolutions on the budget.
     Unauthorized Programs. Establishes a procedure to 
reduce discretionary spending by the amount of excess 
appropriations for unauthorized programs. This sets the 
expectation that unauthorized programs, or those with expired 
authorizations, will not continue to receive funding.
     Views and Estimates. Makes mandatory the 
requirement that authorizing committees submit Views and 
Estimates to their respective Budget Committees and requires 
authorizing committees to include a list of programs needing 
reauthorization, and a zero-based justification for each 
program they propose to reauthorize.
     Uniform Budget Rules and Procedures. Creates a 
point of order against the consideration of a budget resolution 
that establishes different budgetary rules for the House and 
Senate.
     House Budget Committee Tenure. Eliminates term 
limits for Budget Committee members, allowing them to build and 
maintain expertise on setting and enforcing national budget 
priorities.

                           BIENNIAL BUDGETING

     Budget Resolution and Appropriations. Requires 
annual budget resolutions that provide two-year spending 
allocations for six appropriations acts considered in the first 
year of the biennium; two-year spending allocations for the 
other six appropriations acts considered in the second year of 
the biennium; and all other appropriate levels for at least the 
next two bienniums. The Government Accountability Office would 
submit a report four years after enactment evaluating the 
effectiveness of a biennial budget process and recommend to 
Congress whether to make the shift to biennial budgeting 
permanent.
     Prohibition of Long-Term Continuing Resolutions. 
Creates a point of order against the consideration of any 
legislation that continues appropriations for a period longer 
than twelve months.

                     Strengthen Budget Enforcement


                        ADHERING TO BUDGET RULES

     Restriction on Moving Spending and Tax Measures 
Before a Budget Resolution. Eliminates loopholes that allow the 
consideration of spending or tax legislation in the absence of 
a budget resolution.
     Identifying Budget Waivers. Requires that, in the 
House, any rule providing for the consideration of a bill or 
joint resolution must separately identify any waiver of a 
budget rule.
     Striking Budget Waivers. Provides Members the 
ability to strike budget waivers in the rule providing for 
consideration of legislation. Prohibition on the Use of Budget 
Gimmicks. Prevents congressional committees from using 
gimmicks, such as one-time savings from asset sales or timing 
shifts, to offset increases in spending.

                           EMERGENCY SPENDING

     Striking Emergency Designations. Permits any House 
or Senate Member to offer an amendment that strikes an 
emergency designation in any measure.
     Emergency Spending and the Baseline. Prohibits 
inflation adjustments for emergency spending in calculating the 
baselines produced by the Congressional Budget Office [CBO] and 
the Office of Management and Budget [OMB].
     Two-Year Limit on Emergency Funding. Prohibits the 
consideration of any general appropriations bill or continuing 
resolution providing emergency spending for longer than two 
fiscal years.
     Justification of Emergency Designations. Requires 
the House and Senate Appropriations Committees and the 
President to provide justifications for any emergency 
designation.
     Standardized Treatment of Emergency Spending. 
Establishes a scoring rule for the treatment of the budgetary 
effects of emergency-designated provisions in legislation.
     Government Accountability Office Report. Requires 
the Comptroller General to submit a report reviewing recent use 
of the emergency designation.

                Reverse the Bias Toward Higher Spending

     Reversing the Baseline Bias. Recasts the CBO and 
OMB baselines to:
          --Eliminate built-in discretionary inflation;
          --Remove automatic extensions of expiring programs; 
        and
          --Remove the assumption that certain payments 
        continue at current levels even if trust funds are 
        insolvent.
     Treatment of Trust Funds. Establishes a scoring 
rule that prohibits any reduction in trust fund spending, or an 
increase in revenues or fees, from being counted toward 
offsetting unrelated, non-trust fund programs.
     Cost Estimates Prior to Markup. Requires CBO, when 
formally requested by the Chair of the authorizing committee or 
the Chair of the Budget Committee, to prepare a preliminary 
cost estimate for any bill scheduled for consideration by the 
applicable authorizing committee.
     Debt Service Costs. Requires the CBO Director to 
include, in the cost estimate for any legislation, an estimate 
of any change in debt service costs resulting from the measure.
      Repeal of Statutory Pay-As-You-Go. Repeals the 
Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act of 2010 and replaces it with 
enforceable limits on direct spending.

                       Control Automatic Spending

     Binding Spending and Debt Limits. Establishes a 
process for budget limits that have the force of law and are 
enforceable through automatic spending reductions.
     Transitioning Direct Spending Programs to 
Discretionary Appropriations. Establishes a commission to 
recommend converting direct spending programs to discretionary 
appropriations and creates an expedited procedure for 
considering such recommendations.
      Rule Against New Direct Spending Programs. 
Creates a point of order against the consideration of any new 
direct spending program not included in the budget resolution.
     Referral of Direct Spending Measures to House 
Budget Committee. Provides a limited referral to the Committee 
on the Budget for bills that increase direct spending.

                         Increase Transparency


                           REGULATORY BUDGET

     President's Budget Submission. Requires the 
President's budget submission to include an analysis of the 
costs of complying with all current and proposed Federal 
regulations.
     Regulatory Pay-As-You-Go. Prohibits any agency 
from adding new regulatory costs without eliminating existing 
regulatory costs by the same amount.
     Regulatory Baseline. Requires CBO and OMB to 
create a regulatory baseline that estimates total Federal 
regulatory costs.

                ACCOUNTABILITY AND PUBLIC ACCESSIBILITY

     Annual Joint Session of Congress on the Fiscal 
State of the Union. Requires the Comptroller General to present 
annually, to a Joint Session of Congress, the audited financial 
statements of the United States Government.
     Citizens' Guide to the Budget. Requires both the 
congressional budget resolution and the President's budget 
submission to include a citizens' guide, not more than five 
pages, summarizing the sources of Federal funds, how spending 
is distributed, a comparison of proposed spending levels with 
those of the current fiscal year, and other major budgetary 
matters.

                      Ensure Fiscal Sustainability


                         LONG-TERM DEBT LIMITS

     Setting Long-Term Debt Limits, and Enhanced 
Reconciliation. Establishes long-term targets for debt as a 
percentage of gross domestic product [GDP] that are enforced 
through enhanced reconciliation or automatic enforcement 
procedures.
    --The targets will be set to assume a decline from today's 
historically high levels to ensure the Federal Government will 
remain on a fiscally sustainable path.
    --The proposal also creates an enhanced reconciliation 
procedure that is automatically triggered if any debt target is 
exceeded. If a reconciliation bill is not enacted that cures a 
breach of the debt limit, an automatic enforcement procedure is 
triggered to ensure adherence to the target.
     Reforms to the Debt Limit. The enforcement of the 
debt limit will be changed to track debt as a percentage of 
GDP--that is, the long-term debt targets mentioned above--
rather than a fixed dollar level or suspension period of the 
debt limit as is done under current practice. A vote to 
increase the debt limit will not be required as long as the 
debt-to-GDP ratio remains below the targets established in law. 
If debt exceeds those targets, then the Secretary of the 
Treasury is prohibited from new borrowing until a new debt 
limit is enacted.

                           ACCRUAL BUDGETING

     Federal Insurance and Retirement Programs. 
Subjects Federal insurance and retirement programs, excluding 
Social Security, to accrual budgeting, requiring Congress to 
budget up front for the full costs of such programs.
     Fair Value Accounting. Implements fair value 
accounting principles to more accurately measure the costs of 
Federal credit programs by incorporating the cost of systemic 
market risk.

                             OTHER REFORMS

     Publication of Budget Justifications. Requires any 
agency preparing and submitting written budget justification 
materials to any committee to also post the justification, as 
well as information regarding the process and methodology it 
used to compose it, on that agency's public website. Similarly, 
this legislation requires OMB to post budget justifications in 
a centralized location on its website.
     Rule Against Long-Term Spending. Requires the CBO 
Director to prepare an estimate of whether a proposed measure 
would cause a net increase in direct spending greater than $2.5 
billion in any year in the next four decades beyond the budget 
window.

                           Additional Reforms

     Macroeconomic Effects of Legislation. Requires 
that any estimate for major legislation provided by CBO or the 
Joint Committee on Taxation also incorporate any budgetary 
effects it may have on changes in economic output, employment, 
and other macroeconomic variables.
     National Commission on Budget Concepts. 
Establishes a National Commission on Budget Concepts to review 
the concepts and definitions underlying the Federal budget and 
make recommendations to Congress and the President on potential 
revisions. Among its duties, the Commission would be charged 
with reporting on how Federal portfolio and capital budgets 
could be implemented and their implications with respect to 
balancing the budget.

                          Restoring the Trust

    The Budget Committee's ``Restoring the Trust for All 
Generations'' initiative is an effort to strengthen health, 
retirement, and economic security programs for all Americans. 
The goals of this initiative are to (1) elevate the 
conversation and imperative for positive solutions; (2) 
humanize the challenge through education and awareness; (3) 
develop guiding principles and drive consensus toward positive 
solutions; and (4) build a coalition of support across the 
country. The Committee has identified the following principles 
to guide the process for advancing positive solutions for 
health, retirement, and economic security: (1) expand choices; 
(2) encourage self-sufficiency; (3) restore market choices; (4) 
foster competition; (5) provide flexibility; (6) promote 
innovation; and (7) engage the spirit of Federalism.
    Through this initiative, the Committee has specifically 
raised awareness about the fiscal and policy challenges 
inherent in Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security, as well as 
other mandatory spending programs like income support and 
educational assistance. These programs now make up the vast 
majority of the Federal budget and their unsustainable growth 
undermines their ability to serve current and future Americans. 
The Committee held hearings aimed at restoring the trust for 
working-age Americans, Americans at or near retirement, younger 
Americans, and low-income and vulnerable Americans, as well as 
issued a number of related publications. The Committee also 
held a town hall meeting during the summer of 2015 with the 
Chairman to engage younger Americans in this initiative. In 
addition to drawing attention to these issues, reforming the 
budget process to assist those Americans most in need will 
offer practical and long-term solutions.

                             Budget Digests

Mandatory Spending Grows Over Time [7/22/2015]
Medicare and Medicaid Turn 50 [7/27/2015]
Restoring the Trust for Younger Americans [9/7/2015]
Discretionary Spending and the CR [9/14/2015]
Explaining the Effect of Sequester on Discretionary Spending 
        [9/28/2015]
Reconciliation [10/5/2015]
Reconciliation--Part 2 [10/20/2015]
The Debt Limit [10/26/2015]
Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Results [11/2/2015]
Highway Program Reauthorization: Budget Matters [11/16/2015]
Fiscal Year 2016 Appropriations and the ``Omnibus'' [11/30/
        2015]
Reconciliation--Part 3 [12/7/2015]
Tax Extenders [12/14/2015]
Economic Growth [1/4/2016]
Saving and Strengthening Medicare: Premium Support [1/11/2016]
CBO's Budget and Economic Forecast for 2016-2026 [2/1/2016]
What is a Budget Resolution? [2/8/2016]
The President's Fiscal Year 2017 Budget [2/22/2016]
Unauthorized Appropriations [2/29/2016]
The Fiscal Year 2017 House Budget [3/14/2016]
Fragmentation, Overlap, and Duplication in Government Programs 
        [3/21/2016]
Fiscal Year 2017 House Budget Resolution: Work Requirements [4/
        11/2016]
Budget Enforcement [4/18/2016]
Fiscal Year 2016 Mid-Year Budget Review [4/25/2016]
Fiscal Year 2017 House Budget Resolution: Medicaid State 
        Flexibility [5/9/2016]
Time to Reform the Budget Act [5/16/2016]
Reclaiming the Power of the Purse [5/23/2016]
Controlling Automatic Spending and Unauthorized Programs [6/6/
        2016]
Fiscal Norms and Targets [6/13/2016]
Effective Budget Enforcement [6/20/2016]
Regulatory Budgeting [7/5/2016]
Restoring the Trust for Americans At or Near Retirement [7/11/
        2016]
CBO and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation [9/7/
        2016]
Growing Risks to the Budget and the Economy [9/13/2016]
Restoring the Trust for Families and Working-Age Americans [9/
        21/2016]
The Senate's Continuing Resolution [9/27/2016]
Americans Pay More for Less as Obamacare Premiums Dramatically 
        Increase [10/27/2016]
Reconciliation: The Ticket to a Better Way [11/24/2016]
Fiscal Year 2016 Year-End Budget Results [11/28/2016]
A Plan to Fix the Broken Budget Process [12/7/2016]

                         Committee Publications

A Balanced Budget for a Stronger America [3/2015]
Restoring the Trust for All Generations [7/14/2015]
Principles for Policy Solutions [10/26/2015]
Source of the Government's Fiscal Problem: Reckless Automatic 
        Spending [10/27/2015]
Restoring the Trust for Younger Americans [10/27/2015]
A Balanced Budget for a Stronger America: Fiscal Year 2017 
        Budget Resolution [3/2016]
Restoring the Trust for America's Most Vulnerable [7/6/2016]
Reclaiming Constitutional Authority Through the ``Power of the 
        Purse'' [8/2/2016]
The Need to Control Automatic Spending and Unauthorized 
        Programs [8/9/2016]
The Need for Fiscal Goals [8/16/2016]
Making Budget Enforcement More Effective [8/23/2016]
Alternative Approaches to the Federal Budget [8/30/2016]
Regulatory Budgeting [9/8/2016]

        House Budget Committee Democratic Caucus 114th Congress


                             SUMMARY REPORT

    The Congress fell short in its budgetary responsibilities 
during the 114th Congress. For fiscal year 2016, it adopted a 
budget that did not reflect the values and priorities of the 
American people. As directed by that budget resolution, it 
passed a reconciliation bill that would have taken away health 
insurance from millions of Americans if it had not been vetoed 
by President Obama. For fiscal year 2017, it failed to adopt a 
budget at all. However, the budget reported by the House Budget 
Committee, like the one approved for fiscal year 2016, is a 
deeply divisive plan that protects the wealthy and powerful 
interests at the top of the economic ladder at the expense of 
working families, students, seniors, and everyone else.
    Democrats want to pursue budgetary policies that help our 
economy grow while making sure that everyone reaps the 
benefits. These are the goals behind the amendments Democrats 
proposed to the fiscal year 2016 Republican budget resolution 
in the Budget Committee markup on March 18-19, 2015, the fiscal 
year 2017 budget resolution in the markup on March 16, 2016, 
and behind the fiscal year 2016 alternative budget resolution 
that Democrats offered on the House floor on March 25, 2015. 
(Because the Republicans failed to bring a fiscal year 2017 
budget to the House floor, Democrats were deprived of the 
opportunity to offer an alternative for House consideration.)
    During the first Session of this Congress, Democrats on the 
Budget Committee sought to highlight the damage that would be 
caused by adherence to the overly austere discretionary caps 
that resulted when the so-called ``Super Committee'' failed to 
reach agreement on deficit reduction. These caps would have 
damaged our national and economic security. We offered an 
amendment to the budget resolution and legislation to address 
the caps directly. In October, 2015, the Bipartisan Budget Act 
of 2015 (BBA), which partially restored these reductions, was 
enacted as the result of bipartisan compromise. Offsets were 
included in the bill to fully pay for the restoration. 
Appropriations for 2016 were enacted at the BBA level. However, 
some Republicans rejected this fully-paid for compromise, 
hindering action on the 2017 Budget resolution and 
appropriations bills.
    In addition to legislative action, during the 114th 
Congress the Committee held a series of hearings described as 
the ``Restoring the Trust'' initiative on revamping safety net 
programs, such as SNAP, Social Security, and Medicare. The 
hearings focused on how different segments of the American 
public, the young, families, workers, seniors, and the most 
vulnerable in our society, are affected by government programs 
and policies. Democrats focused on how federal programs lift 
millions of people out of poverty, allow access to higher 
education and health care, and provide retirement security--and 
that destroying programs directly or through policies that will 
weaken them over time would be disastrous for our country. The 
Committee also held a series of hearings on budget process 
reform, with topics ranging from Congress' power of the purse 
to biennial and regulatory budgeting. Democrats focused on the 
fact that process reform is unlikely to resolve deep political 
polarization that has kept us from making progress on long-term 
fiscal issues. Missing from the committee's hearing roster, 
despite longstanding, bipartisan tradition, was any review of 
the President's fiscal year 2017 Budget. Committee Democrats 
requested that the Chairman reconsider his decision to hold no 
hearings on the Budget, which was disrespectful to Committee 
Members, the public, and the President.
    The Democratic Caucus of the Budget Committee published a 
variety of materials including those that highlight our 
objections to Republican budget legislation, explain the budget 
process, and discuss lessons from the budget process hearings, 
as well as materials that explain the Democratic approach and 
proposals.

              Legislation Offered by the Democratic Caucus


                   FISCAL YEAR 2016 BUDGET RESOLUTION

    On March 18, 2015, during the House Budget Committee markup 
of the Republican budget resolution for fiscal year 2016, 
Democrats offered 27 different amendments to improve the budget 
by helping American families by increasing paychecks and 
protecting the middle class from tax increases, putting 
Americans back to work in the short-term, growing the economy 
through wise investments and adopting a viable path for 
immigration reform, protecting government guarantees to our 
seniors, keeping our commitment to veterans, preserving the 
safety net for those who need it, and ensuring truth and 
transparency in budgeting. None of the amendments would have 
increased the deficit. The amendments offset any proposed 
spending or tax breaks for working families by cutting 
unproductive tax breaks--including subsidies for big oil 
companies, egregious tax breaks such as special deductions for 
corporate jets, and additional tax breaks for the wealthiest in 
society--and closing tax loopholes that encourage businesses to 
ship jobs overseas. Republicans rejected every Democratic 
amendment.
    On March 25, 2015, on the House floor, Budget Committee 
Democrats offered a substitute to the Republican 2016 budget 
resolution. The Democratic budget reflected policies that will 
boost the economy to create more broadly shared prosperity. It 
provided for tax policies that help the middle class and those 
working their way into the middle class by raising the take-
home pay of hard-working Americans. It rejected the austerity 
level sequester caps to make needed investments that create 
jobs for those still seeking work, that educate our children 
and prepare them for success, that sharpen the nation's 
competitive edge and that supports a strong military that is 
second to none. The budget protected commitments to Social 
Security and health care and made targeted improvements in the 
safety net. The Democratic budget is fiscally responsible, 
providing for significant reduction in the deficit.
    On April 14, 2015, Rep. Van Hollen offered a Motion to 
Instruct Conferees on the House floor. It would have 
established a deficit-neutral reserve fund for paid sick leave 
and rejected the Republican budget's plan to turn Medicare into 
a voucher program. The Republican controlled House rejected 
this Motion to Instruct Conferees.

H.R. 3476, the ``Prevent a Government Shutdown Act of 2015''

    On September 10, 2015, Rep. Van Hollen introduced the 
``Prevent a Government Shutdown Act of 2015'' which called for 
the immediate establishment of a bipartisan, bicameral 
negotiation committee to avoid a government shutdown by lifting 
caps without stifling important investments for the future. If 
the committee could not come to an agreement, the caps would be 
automatically raised to the President's 2016 budget request 
eliminating the non-defense discretionary sequester and 
providing equal sequester relief for defense spending.

H.R. 3708, the ``Prevent a December Government Shutdown Act''

    On October 8, 2015, Budget Committee Democrats introduced 
the ``Prevent a December Government Shutdown Act.'' Similar to 
H.R. 3476, this legislation called for bipartisan, bicameral 
negotiations to raise the Budget Control Act's discretionary 
spending caps and establish appropriate offsets. If the 
negotiations did not lead to a deal, the caps for 2016 would be 
automatically raised to the level in the President's budget, 
eliminating the sequester for non-defense discretionary 
programs and providing the same amount of sequester relief for 
defense programs.

         RECONCILIATION PURSUANT TO THE FY16 BUDGET RESOLUTION

    On October 9, 2015, Chairman Price held a Budget Committee 
markup to combine language reported from three committees in 
response to instructions in the fiscal year 2016 budget 
resolution. The combined bill dismantled the Affordable Care 
Act, taking health insurance away from millions of Americans, 
and attacked women's health programs, including Planned 
Parenthood. During the markup, Rep. Van Hollen offered a motion 
to strike the text in the reconciliation package and replace it 
with the text of H.R. 3708, the ``Prevent a December Government 
Shutdown Act.'' Republicans rejected the motion. The version of 
the reconciliation package that cleared the Congress retained 
the same purpose as the language reported by House Committees. 
It was vetoed by President Obama.

                   FISCAL YEAR 2017 BUDGET RESOLUTION

    On March 16, 2016, the House Budget Committee approved the 
fiscal year 2017 Republican budget resolution. Committee 
Democrats offered 28 amendments to the budget to lift millions 
of Americans out of poverty by creating good jobs in the short 
term and increasing paychecks by protecting American workers 
from middle class tax increases. Democratic amendments would 
have funded priorities for all Americans, not just the wealthy, 
growing the economy with wise investments in education, 
science, and infrastructure and immigration reform, while also 
protecting government guarantees to our seniors, keeping 
commitments to our veterans, preserving the safety net for 
those who need it, and protecting public health and health care 
access. None of the amendments increased the deficit. The 
amendments offset any proposed spending or tax breaks for 
working families by cutting unproductive special interest tax 
breaks for the wealthiest and the well-connected--including 
closing tax loopholes that allow inversions and encourage firms 
to ship jobs overseas, and egregious tax breaks such as special 
tax deductions for corporate jets and subsidies for big oil 
companies. Republicans rejected every amendment the Democrats 
offered.

                 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.

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       Date                                 Title
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Jan. 15, 2015       Frequently Asked Questions about Sequestration:
                     Updated to Reflect Changes under the Bipartisan
                     Budget Act of 2013
Feb. 2, 2015        Fact Sheet: Highlights of the President's 2016
                     Budget
Feb. 3, 2015        Report: The President's 2016 Budget
Mar. 23, 2015       The 2016 House Democratic Budget: Economic
                     Opportunity for Americans Working Hard to Get Ahead
Mar. 23, 2015       Democratic Budget vs. GOP Budget
Mar. 24, 2015       Top Reasons to Support the Democratic Budget
Mar. 25, 2015       Top Reasons to Oppose the House Republican ``Work
                     Harder, Get Less'' Budget
Mar. 27, 2015       The GOP Budget: Americans Are Working Harder Than
                     Ever But Will Get Even Less
Mar. 27, 2015       Democratic Amendments to FY2016 Republican Budget
Apr. 30, 2015       Republican Budget Conference Plan: Work Harder, Get
                     Less
May 14, 2015        Fact Sheet: Republicans Change Budget Rules to Fit
                     Their Policies of the Moment
May 14, 2015        The Republican Budget Risks Americans' Health
May 14, 2015        Fact Sheet: Republican Budget Cuts Education
May 14, 2015        Fact Sheet: The Republican Budget Hurts Seniors
May 14, 2015        Fact Sheet: The Republican Budget Never Balances
July 21, 2015       Republican Insistence on Sequester-Level Spending
                     for Non-Defense Needs is Causing Harm
July 29, 2015       Debt and Deficit: Where We are Now
July 29, 2015       Budget Reconciliation: How it will Work under the
                     2016 Budget Conference Agreement
Aug. 27, 2015       CBO Findings Underscore Need for New Fiscal Approach
Sep. 10, 2015       Fact Sheet: Prevent A Government Shutdown Act of
                     2015
Oct. 6, 2015        2015 Reconciliation Legislation: An Irresponsible,
                     Futile Attack on Women's Health Care and the
                     Affordable Care Act
Oct. 8, 2015        Fact Sheet: Prevent A December Government Shutdown
                     Act, H.R. 3708
Nov. 24, 2015       Report: Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015
Dec. 8, 2015        Senate's Affordable Care Act Repeal: Another Waste
                     of Time
Feb. 1, 2016        Budget Reconciliation Adds Millions to Ranks of the
                     Uninsured and Undermines Women's Health Care
Feb. 10, 2016       Report: Highlights of the President's Fiscal Year
                     2017 Budget
Mar. 16, 2016       Divisive GOP Tea Party Budget Massively Disinvests
                     in America, Rewards the Wealthy, and Punishes
                     Everyone Else
Mar. 20, 2016       Democratic Amendments to the FY17 Republican Budget
Mar. 21, 2016       Report: Divisive GOP Tea Party Budget Massively
                     Disinvests in America, Rewards the Wealthy, and
                     Punishes Everyone Else
Apr. 13, 2016       Republicans, Poverty, and the Budget: Rhetoric vs.
                     Reality
July 6, 2016        GOP's ``Wrong Way'' Agenda--By the Numbers
July 12, 2016       Lessons Learned from Budget Process Hearings: Budget
                     Process Reform Will Not Solve Budget Problems
July 12, 2016       Setting the Record Straight: Lessons Learned from
                     Budget Process
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