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                                                Union Calendar No. 891
115th Congress   }                                      {       Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 2d Session      }                                      {     115-1124

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      ACTIVITIES AND SUMMARY REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON THE BUDGET


                             115TH CONGRESS

                                _______
                                

January 2, 2019.--Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the 
              State of the Union and ordered to be printed

                                _______
                                

 Mr. Womack, from the Committee on the Budget, submitted the following

                              R E P O R T

                             together with

                             MINORITY VIEWS

              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 the optional 
reconciliation process, which directs authorizing committees to 
revise programs under their jurisdiction in order to adjust 
either projected spending or revenues by specified amounts. If 
more than one committee receives reconciliation instructions, 
the Budget Committee is responsible for assembling the reports 
submitted by the various committees for consideration on the 
House floor. The budget reconciliation process is used when 
changes in entitlement or tax law are needed to implement the 
plan set out in the budget resolution: to reconcile actual 
spending and revenue in law with the guidelines set out in the 
resolution.
    In response to reconciliation instructions, the various 
committees report their legislative recommendations to the 
Budget Committee. The Budget Committee then assembles the 
legislation into an omnibus legislative package without making 
any substantive revisions for consideration by the House. The 
Budget Committee not only has jurisdiction over budget 
resolutions and reconciliation bills, but 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 also 
the budget process in general. The Committee's jurisdictional 
statement, House rule X, clause 1(d), now reads as follows:

          (1) Concurrent resolutions on the budget (as defined 
        in section 3(4) of the Congressional Budget Act of 
        1974), other matters required to be referred to the 
        committee under titles III and IV of that Act, and 
        other measures setting forth appropriate levels of 
        budget totals for the United States Government.
          (2) Budget process generally.
          (3) Establishment, extension, and enforcement of 
        special controls over the Federal budget, including the 
        budgetary treatment of off-budget Federal agencies and 
        measures providing exemption from reduction under any 
        order issued under part C of the Balanced Budget and 
        Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

    Under its jurisdiction, the Budget Committee has exclusive 
jurisdiction over both budgetary levels and budgetary concepts. 
Under subparagraph (2), the Budget Committee has primary 
jurisdiction over the budget process, as well as secondary 
jurisdiction over purely procedural aspects of the 
congressional budget process. Finally, under subparagraph (3), 
the Budget Committee has exclusive jurisdiction over the 
establishment, extension, and enforcement of direct and 
discretionary spending limits, pay-go requirements, and other 
special budgetary mechanisms to control spending, the deficit, 
or the Federal budget, including the sequestration process.
    In addition to its legislative duties, the Budget Committee 
continues to have responsibilities for oversight and studies. 
These responsibilities include oversight of the Congressional 
Budget Office; study of the outlay effects of existing and 
proposed legislation; study of off-budget entities; study of 
tax expenditures; and study of proposals to improve and 
facilitate the congressional budget process.

                         Summary of Activities

                   Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Resolution

    On July 19, 2017, the Committee on the Budget marked up the 
fiscal year 2018 concurrent resolution on the budget, H. Con. 
Res. 71. The report accompanying H. Con. Res. 71, House Report 
115-240, was filed on July 21, 2017. This report established 
allocations of spending authority to House committees and 
identified accounts eligible for advance appropriations.
    On October 3, 2017, the Committee on Rules reported a rule 
(House Resolution 553) providing for the consideration of H. 
Con. Res. 71. 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 553 on October 4, 2017. 
After the adoption of House Resolution 553, floor debate on H. 
Con. Res. 71 proceeded on October 4-5, 2017.
    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 McClintock [CA-4] was defeated. 
Failed by recorded vote: 139-281 (Roll no. 555).
    Amendment No. 2: An amendment in the nature of a substitute 
offered by Representative Yarmuth [KY-3] was defeated. Failed 
by recorded vote: 156-268 (Roll no. 556).
    The Committee of the Whole then proceeded with the final 10 
minutes of general debate on H. Con. Res. 71, pursuant to the 
provisions of House Resolution 553. The House then rose from 
the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to 
report H. Con. Res. 71. The House adopted the amendment as 
agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of 
the Union.
    The fiscal year 2018 concurrent resolution on the budget 
passed the House on October 5, 2017. On agreeing to the 
resolution: Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 219-206 (Roll no. 
557).
    On October 16, 2017, the House-passed fiscal year 2018 
concurrent resolution on the budget (H. Con. Res. 71) was 
received in the Senate and placed on the Senate Calendar under 
General Orders Calendar No. 245.
    On October 19, 2017, the Senate passed H. Con. Res. 71 with 
amendments. H. Con. Res. 71 as amended was agreed to in the 
Senate by Yea-Nay Vote: 51-59 (Record Vote Number 245).
    On October 20, 2017, a message on the Senate action was 
sent to the House.
    On October 24, 2017, the House then considered H. Con. Res. 
71, as amended, under the provisions of House Resolution 580. 
Pursuant to the provisions of House Resolution 580, H. Con. 
Res. 71 was taken from the Speaker's table, with the Senate 
amendment thereto. The House then proceeded to the 
consideration of a motion that the House concur in the Senate 
amendment to H. Con. Res. 71. The motion that the House agree 
to the Senate amendment was agreed to the Yeas and Nays: 216-
212. The motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to 
without objection. (Roll no. 589).

              H.R. 1628, American Health Care Act of 2017

    The fiscal year 2017 concurrent resolution on the budget 
(S. Con. Res. 3) was introduced on January 3, 2017. On January 
12, 2017, the Senate passed S. Con. Res. 3 without amendment by 
Yea-Nay Vote: 51-48 (Record vote number 26). On January 13, 
2017, the resolution was passed in the House by the Yeas and 
Nays: 227-198 (Roll no. 58). S. Con. Res. 3 included 
reconciliation directives instructing the Committees on Finance 
and Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions in the Senate and 
the Committees on 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.
    On March 13, 2017, the House Committees on Energy and 
Commerce and Ways and Means each transmitted their legislative 
language to the Committee on the Budget meeting their 
respective reconciliation directives.
    On March 16, 2017, the Committee on the Budget marked up 
and ordered reported these reconciliation submissions.
    On March 20, 2017, Chairman Black introduced H.R. 1628, the 
American Health Care Act of 2017, and the accompanying report, 
House Report 115-52. On March 24, 2017, the Committee on Rules 
reported a rule (H. Res. 228) providing for the consideration 
of H.R. 1628. The rule waived all points of order against 
provisions in the bill and provided for four hours of debate 
equally divided and controlled by the Chair and Ranking 
Minority Member of the Committee on the Budget or their 
respective designees. The House proceeded with four hours of 
debate on H.R. 1628 and then postponed proceedings pursuant to 
clause 1(c) of rule 19.
    On April 6, 2017, the Committee on Rules reported a rule 
(H. Res. 254) providing for further consideration of H.R. 1628. 
The rule also provided that the further amendment printed in 
Rules Committee Report 115-88 shall be considered as adopted.
    On May 3, 2017, the Committee on Rules reported another 
rule (H. Res. 308) providing for further consideration of H.R. 
1628. The rule also provided that the further amendments 
printed in Rules Committee Report 115-109 shall be considered 
as adopted.
    On May 4, 2017, pursuant to clause 1(c) of rule 19, the 
House then resumed with further consideration of H.R. 1628 and 
resumed debate on H.R. 1628. Pursuant to H. Res. 308, further 
amendments printed in House Report 115-109 were considered as 
adopted. At the conclusion of debate on H.R. 1628, the Chair 
put the question on passage and by voice vote announced that 
the ayes prevailed. Representative Scott [VA-3] demanded a 
recorded vote. H.R. 1628 on passage Passed by recorded vote: 
217-213. (Roll no. 256).
    On June 7, 2017, H.R. 1628 was received in the Senate.
    On July 25, 2917, the motion to proceed to the 
consideration of H.R. 1628 was agreed to in the Senate by Yea-
Nay Vote. 51-50. (Record Vote Number: 167).
    On July 28, 2017, H.R. 1628 was returned to the Calendar in 
the Senate. Calendar No. 120.

                   Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Resolution

    On June 20-21, 2018, the Committee on the Budget marked up 
the fiscal year 2019 concurrent resolution on the budget, H. 
Con. Res. 128. The report accompanying H. Con. Res. 128, House 
Report 115-816, was filed on July 13, 2018. 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 115th Congress
    The organizing resolution (H. Res. 5) adopted by the House 
on January 3, 2017, at the commencement of the 115th Congress 
contained several provisions related to the congressional 
budget process. H. Res. 5 provides that the Rules of the 114th 
Congress are the Rules of the 115th Congress.
    H. Res. 5 also provides that any general appropriation bill 
or joint resolution continuing appropriations, or amendment 
thereto or conference report thereon, may not provide an 
advance appropriation, unless submitted for printing in the 
Congressional Record by the Chair of the Committee on the 
Budget.
    Additionally, H. Res. 5 provides a point of order against 
increasing direct spending and requires the Director of the 
Congressional Budget Office to prepare, to the extent 
practicable, an estimate of whether a bill or joint resolution 
by a committee, or amendment thereto or conference report 
thereon, would cause, relative to current law, a net increase 
in direct spending in excess of $5,000,000,000 in the 4 
consecutive 10-fiscal year periods beginning with the first 
fiscal year that is 10 fiscal years after the current fiscal 
year.
H. Res. 6, Electing Members to Certain Standing Committees of the House 
        of Representatives
    This resolution was agreed to on January 3, 2017, and 
elected Mrs. Diane Black as Chair of the Committee on the 
Budget.
H. Res. 7, Electing Members to Certain Standing Committees of the House 
        of Representatives
    This resolution was agreed to on January 3, 2017, and 
elected Mr. Yarmuth to the Committee on the Budget.
H. Res. 36, Electing Members to Certain Standing Committees of the 
        House of Representatives
    This resolution was agreed to on January 10, 2017, and 
elected Mr. Price of Georgia, Mr. Diaz-Balart, Mr. Cole, Mr. 
McClintock, Mr. Rokita, Mr. Woodall, Mr. Sanford, Mr. Womack, 
Mr. Brat, Mr. Grothman, Mr. Palmer, Mr. Westerman, Mr. Renacci, 
Mr. Johnson of Ohio, Mr. Lewis of Minnesota, Mr. Bergman, Mr. 
Faso, Mr. Smucker, Mr. Gaetz, Mr. Arrington, and Mr. Ferguson 
to the Committee on the Budget.
H. Res. 45, Electing Members to Certain Standing Committees of the 
        House of Representatives
    This resolution was agreed to on January 11, 2017, and 
elected Ms. Lee, Ms. Lujan Grisham, Mr. Moulton, Mr. Jeffries, 
Mr. Higgins of New York, and Ms. DelBene to the Committee on 
the Budget.
H. Res. 52, Electing Members to Certain Standing Committees of the 
        House of Representatives
    This resolution was agreed to on January 13, 2017, and 
elected Ms. Wasserman Schultz, Mr. Boyle, Mr. Khanna, Ms. 
Jayapal, and Mr. Carbajal to the Committee on the Budget.
H. Res. 95, Electing a Member to a Certain Standing Committee of the 
        House of Representatives
    This resolution was agreed to on February 7, 2017, and 
elected Ms. Jackson Lee and Ms. Schakowsky to the Committee on 
the Budget.
H. Res. 131, Electing a Member to a Certain Standing Committee of the 
        House of Representatives
    This resolution was agreed to on February 16, 2017, and 
elected Mr. Smith of Missouri, to rank immediately after Mr. 
Johnson of Ohio, to the Committee on the Budget.
H. Res. 685, Electing Members to Certain Standing Committees of the 
        House of Representatives
    This resolution was agreed to on January 11, 2018, and 
elected Mr. Womack as Chair of the Committee on the Budget.

                 Adjustments and Current Level Reports

Aggregates, Allocations, and Other Budgetary Levels of the Fiscal Year 
        2017 Concurrent Resolution on the Budget
Date--March 24, 2017
Congressional Record--H2442
Revisions to the Allocations and Aggregates of the Fiscal Year 2017 
        Concurrent Resolution on the Budget
Bill Number--H.R. 1628
Title--American Health Care Act of 2017
Date--March 24, 2017
Congressional Record--H2443
Accounts identified for Advance Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2018
Date--May 2, 2017
Congressional Record--H3064
Allocation for the Committee on Appropriations Pursuant to S. Con. Res. 
        3, the Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for Fiscal Year 2017
Date--May 3, 2017
Congressional Record--H3320
Revisions to the Allocations and Aggregates of the Fiscal Year 2017 
        Concurrent Resolution on the Budget
Bill Number--Senate Amendment to H.R. 244
Title--Consolidated Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2017
Date--May 3, 2017
Congressional Record--H2320
Updated Status Report on the Current Levels of On-Budget Spending and 
        Revenues for Fiscal Year 2017, and for the 10-Year Period of 
        Fiscal Years 2017 through 2026.
Date--September 8, 2017
Congressional Record--H7213
Committee Allocations of the Fiscal Year 2018 Concurrent Resolution on 
        the Budget
Date--November 2, 2017
Congressional Record--H8440
Revisions to the Aggregates and Allocations of the Fiscal Year 2018 
        Concurrent Resolution on the Budget
Date--November 2, 2017
Bill Number--H.R. 3922, as modified by H.Res. 601
Title--CHAMPIONING HEALTHY KIDS Act of 2017
Congressional Record--H8441
Revisions to the Allocations of the Fiscal Year 2018 Concurrent 
        Resolution on the Budget
Date--November 2, 2017
Bill Number--H.R. 849
Title--Protecting Seniors' Access to Medicare Act of 2017
Congressional Record--H8441
Updated Status Report on the Current Levels of On-Budget Spending and 
        Revenues for Fiscal Year 2018, and for the 10-Year Period of 
        Fiscal Years 2018 through 2027.
Date--March 6, 2018
Congressional Record--H1437
Revisions to the Aggregates and Allocations of the Fiscal Year 2018 
        Concurrent Resolution on the Budget
Bill Number--House Amendment to the Senate Amendment to H.R. 
        1625
Title--Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018
Date--March 26, 2018
Congressional Record--H3047
Aggregates, Allocations, and Other Budgetary Levels of the Fiscal Year 
        2019 Concurrent Resolution on the Budget
Date--May 10, 2018
Congressional Record--H3926
Revisions to the Statement of Committee Allocations, Aggregates, and 
        Other Budgetary Levels for Fiscal Year 2019
Bill Number--Conference Report to Accompany H.R. 5895
Title--Energy and Water, Legislative Branch, and Military 
        Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act, 
        2019
Date--September 13, 2018
Congressional Record--H8723
Revisions to the Statement of Allocations, Aggregates, and Other 
        Budgetary Levels for Fiscal Year 2019
Bill Number--Conference Report to Accompany H.R. 6157
Date--September 26, 2018
Congressional Record--H9086
Status Report on Current Levels of On-Budget Spending and Revenues for 
        Fiscal Year 2018, Fiscal Year 2019, and the 10-Year Period of 
        Fiscal Years 2019 through 2028
Date--October 30, 2018
Congressional Record--H9451


                           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.
    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.
    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 or any budget-related provisions of the Rules of 
the House of Representatives.
    The Committee also 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.
    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.


                            economic policy


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


                          oversight activities


    The primary responsibility of the Budget Committee is the 
development of a concurrent budget resolution that sets 
spending and revenue levels in aggregate and across major 
functional categories. These budget functions encompass all 
Federal programs and activities. Certain programs are 
considered off-budget, such as Social Security and the Postal 
Service, and some are considered non-budgetary, such as the 
Federal Reserve.
    The subject matter of the budget is inherently broad, but 
the Committee's formal oversight responsibility focuses on 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 House Budget Committee met on January 24, 2017, to 
organize for the 115th 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 report:

Impoundment Control Act--Withholding of Funds through Their 
        Date of Expiration [12/10/2018]

    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, 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's oversight plan also 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.
    The Committee also examined the Congressional Budget Office 
through a series of oversight hearings. These hearings on the 
Congressional Budget Office are outlined in the Hearings 
section of this report.

       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. 10


Sponsor--Hon. Jeb Hensarling [TX-5]
Date Introduced--April 26, 2017
Title--Financial CHOICE Act of 2017

    April 26, 2017--Referred to the Committee on Financial 
Services, in addition to the Committees on Agriculture, Ways 
and Means, the Judiciary, Oversight and Government Reform, 
Transportation and Infrastructure, Rules, the Budget, and 
Education and the Workforce, 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 25, 2017--Committees on Agriculture, Ways and Means, 
the Judiciary, Oversight and Government Reform, Transportation 
and Infrastructure, Rules, the Budget, and Education and the 
Workforce discharged.
    June 8, 2017--Passed/agreed to in the House: On passage 
Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 233-186 (Roll no. 299).


                                h.r. 26


Sponsor--Hon. Doug Collins [GA-9]
Date Introduced--March 2, 2017
Title--Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act 
        of 2017

    January 3, 2017--Referred to the Committee on 
Appropriations, in addition to the Committee on the Budget, for 
a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each 
case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the 
jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
    January 4, 2017--Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 22 
reported to House.
    January 5, 2017--Passed/agreed to in the House: On passage 
Passed by recorded vote: 237-187 (Roll no. 23).
    January 6, 2017--Received in the Senate and read twice and 
referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental 
Affairs.


                                h.r. 50


Sponsor--Hon. Virginia Foxx [NC-5]
Date Introduced--January 3, 2017
Unfunded Mandates Information and Transparency Act of 2017

    January 3, 2017--Referred to the Committee on Oversight and 
Government Reform, 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.
    June 29, 2018--Committees on the Budget, Rules, and the 
Judiciary discharged.
    July 13, 2018--Passed/agreed to in House: On passage Passed 
by recorded vote: 230-168 (Roll no. 328).


                               h.r. 1301


Sponsor--Rodney P. Frelinghuysen [NJ-11]
Date Introduced--March 2, 2017
Title--Continuing Appropriations Amendments Act, 2018

    March 2, 2017--Referred to the Committee on Appropriations, 
in addition to the Committee on the Budget, for a period to be 
subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for 
consideration of such provisions as fall within the 
jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
    March 7, 2017--Rules Committee Resolution H.Res. 174 
reported to House.
    March 8, 2017--Passed/agreed to in the House: On passage 
Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 371-48 (Roll no. 136).
    March 9, 2017--Received in the Senate.
    February 9, 2018--Measure laid before Senate by unanimous 
consent.
    February 9, 2018--Passed Senate with an amendment by 
unanimous consent.
    February 9, 2018--Message on Senate action sent to the 
House.
    February 9, 2018--Mr. Frelinghuysen asked unanimous consent 
to take from the Speaker's table and agree to the Senate 
amendment.
    February 9, 2018--On motion that the House agree to the 
Senate amendment agreed to without objection.
    February 9, 2018--Presented to the President, signed by the 
President, and became Public Law 115-124.


                               h.r. 1628


Sponsor--Hon. Diane Black [TN-6]
Date reported by the House Committee on the Budget--March 20, 
        2017
Title--American Health Care Act of 2017

    March 20, 2017--The House Committee on the Budget reported 
an original measure, H. Rept. 115-52, by Mrs. Black.
    March 20, 2017--Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 
30.
    March 24, 2017--Considered under the provisions of H.Res. 
228.
    March 24, 2017--The House proceeded with four hours of 
debate on H.R. 1628.
    March 24, 2017--Pursuant to clause 1(c) of rule 19, further 
consideration of H.R. 1628 was postponed.
    April 6, 2018--Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 254 
reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 
1628. The rule also provides that the further amendment printed 
Rules Committee Report 115-88 shall be considered as adopted.
    May 3, 2017--Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 308 
reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 2192 
and for further consideration of H.R. 1628. The rule also 
provides that further amendments printed in House Report 115-
109 be considered as adopted.
    May 4, 2017--The House resumed debate on H.R. 1628.
    May 4, 2017--At the conclusion of debate on H.R. 1628, the 
Chair put the question on passage and by voice vote announced 
that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Scott [VA-3] demanded a 
recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on 
passage of the bill until later in the legislative day.
    May 4, 2017--Passed/agreed to in the House: On passage 
Passed by recorded vote: 217-213 (Roll no. 256).
    June 7, 2017--Received in the Senate. Read the first time. 
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under read the first 
time. June 8, 2017--Read the second time. Placed on Senate 
Legislative Calendar under General Orders, Calendar No. 120.
    July 25, 2017--Motion to proceed to consideration of 
measure agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 51-50. (Record 
Vote Number: 167).
    July 25, 2017--Measure laid before Senate by motion.
    July 25, 2017--Amendment SA 267 proposed by Senator 
McConnell. Of a perfecting nature.
    July 25, 2017--Amendment SA 270 proposed by Senator 
McConnell to Amendment SA 267. Of a perfecting nature.
    July 25, 2017--Point of order that the amendment violates 
section 311(a)(2)(B) of the CBA raised in Senate with respect 
to amendment SA 270.
    July 25, 2017--Motion to waive all applicable budgetary 
discipline with respect to amendment SA 270 rejected in Senate 
by Yea-Nay Vote. 43-57. (Record Vote Number: 168).
    July 25, 2017--Amendment SA 270 ruled out of order by the 
chair.
    July 25, 2017--Amendment SA 271 proposed by Senator Enzi 
for Senator Paul to Amendment SA 267. Of a perfecting nature.
    July 25, 2017--Motion by Senator Donnelly to commit to 
Senate Committee on Finance with instructions made in Senate.
    July 26, 2017--SA 267. Considered by Senate.
    July 26, 2017--SA 271. Considered by Senate.
    July 26, 2017--SA 271 not agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay 
Vote. 45-55. (Record Vote Number: 169).
    July 26, 2017--Motion by Senator Donnelly to commit to 
Senate Committee on Finance with instructions rejected in 
Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 48-52. (Record Vote Number: 170).
    July 26, 2017--Motion by Senator Casey to commit to Senate 
Committee on Finance with instructions made in Senate.
    July 26, 2017--Amendment SA 288 proposed by Senator Enzi 
for Senator Heller to Amendment SA 267. To express the sense of 
the Senate that Medicaid expansion is a priority and that 
Obamacare must be improved.
    July 26, 2017--Motion by Senator Casey to commit to Senate 
Committee on Finance with instructions rejected in Senate by 
Yea-Nay Vote. 48-51. (Record Vote Number: 171).
    July 26, 2017--Point of order that the amendment violates 
section 313(b)(1)(A) of the CBA raised in Senate with respect 
to amendment SA 288.
    July 26, 2017--Motion to waive all applicable budgetary 
discipline with respect to amendment SA 288 rejected in Senate 
by Yea-Nay Vote. 10-90. (Record Vote Number: 172).
    July 26, 2017--Amendment SA 288 ruled out of order by the 
chair.
    July 26, 2017--Amendment SA 340 proposed by Senator 
McConnell for Senator Daines to Amendment SA 267. To provide 
for comprehensive health insurance coverage for all United 
States residents, improved health care delivery, and for other 
purposes.
    July 27, 2017--SA 267 Considered by Senate.
    July 27, 2017--SA 340 Considered by Senate.
    July 27, 2017--Amendment SA 340 as modified not agreed to 
in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 0-57. (Record Vote Number: 173).
    July 27, 2017--Amendment SA 389 proposed by Senator Enzi 
for Senator Strange to Amendment SA 267. To provide for premium 
assistance for low-income individuals.
    July 27, 2017--Point of order that the amendment violates 
section 302(f) of the CBA raised in Senate with respect to 
amendment SA 389.
    July 27, 2017--Motion to waive all applicable budgetary 
discipline with respect to amendment SA 389 rejected in Senate 
by Yea-Nay Vote. 50-50. (Record Vote Number: 174).
    July 27, 2017--Amendment SA 389 ruled out of order by the 
chair.
    July 27, 2017--Amendment SA 502 proposed by Senator Enzi 
for Senator Heller to Amendment SA 267. To strike the sunset of 
the repeal of the tax on employee health insurance premiums and 
health plan benefits.
    July 27, 2017--Motion by Senator Schumer to commit to 
Senate Committee on Finance with instructions rejected in 
Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 43-57. (Record Vote Number: 176).
    July 27, 2017--Amendment SA 502 agreed to in Senate by Yea-
Nay Vote. 52-48. (Record Vote Number: 177).
    July 27, 2017--Amendment SA 667 proposed by Senator 
McConnell to Amendment SA 267. Of a perfecting nature.
    July 28, 2017--Motion by Senator Murray to commit to Senate 
Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions with 
instructions rejected in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 48-52. (Record 
Vote Number: 178).
    July 28, 2017--Amendment SA 667 not agreed to in Senate by 
Yea-Nay Vote. 49-51. (Record Vote Number: 179).
    July 28, 2017--Returned to the Calendar, Calendar No. 120.


                               h.r. 3732


Sponsor--Hon. David G. Reichert [WA-8]
Date Introduced--September 11, 2017
Title--Emergency Aid to American Survivors of Hurricanes Irma 
        and Jose Overseas Act

    September 11, 2017--Referred to the Committee on Ways and 
Means, in addition to the Committee on the Budget, for a period 
to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for 
consideration of such provisions as fall within the 
jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
    September 11, 2018--Committees on Ways and Means and the 
Budget discharged.
    September 11, 2017--Considered by unanimous consent.
    September 11, 2017--Passed/agreed to in the House: On 
passage Passed without objection.
    September 11, 2017--Received in the Senate, read twice, 
considered, read the third time, and passed without amendment 
by Voice Vote.
    September 11, 2017--Presented to President.
    September 12, 2017--Signed by President. Became Public Law 
115-57.


                               h.r. 3819


Sponsor--Hon. Brian J. Mast [FL-18]
Date Introduced--September 25, 2017
Title--Department of Veterans Affairs Expiring Authorities Act 
        of 2017

    September 25, 2017--Referred to the Committee on Veterans' 
Affairs, 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.
    September 25, 2017--Considered under suspension of the 
rules.
    September 25, 2017--On motion to suspend the rules and pass 
the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
    September 27, 2017--Passed Senate without amendment by 
Unanimous Consent.
    September 28, 2017--Presented to President.
    September 29, 2017--Signed by President. Became Public Law 
115-62.


                               h.r. 3823


Sponsor--Hon. Kevin Brady [TX-8]
Date Introduced--September 25, 2017
Title--Disaster Tax Relief and Airport and Airway Extension Act 
        of 2017

    September 25, 2017--Referred to the Committee on Ways and 
Means, in addition to the Committees on Transportation and 
Infrastructure, Energy and Commerce, Financial 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 25, 2017--Considered under suspension of the 
rules.
    September 25, 2017--On motion to suspend the rules and pass 
the bill Failed by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 245-171 
(Roll no. 530).
    September 26, 2017--Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 538 
reported to House.
    September 27, 2017--H. Res. 538 passed House.
    September 28, 2017--On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 
264-155 (Roll no. 542).
    September 28, 2017--Passed Senate with amendment by Voice 
Vote.
    September 28, 2017--On motion that the House agree to the 
Senate amendment Agreed to without objection.
    September 29, 2017--Presented to President. Signed by 
President. Became Public Law 115-63.


                               h.r. 4667


Sponsor--Hon. Rodney Frelinghuysen [NJ-11]
Date Introduced--December 18, 2017
Title--Making Further Supplemental Appropriations for the 
        Fiscal Year Ending September 30, 2018, for disaster 
        assistance for Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, and 
        calendar year 2017 wildfires, and for other purposes.

    December 21, 2017--Passed/agreed to in House: On passage 
Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 251-169 (Roll no. 709).
    December 21, 2017--Received in the Senate.
    January 3, 2018--Read the first time. Placed on Senate 
Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.
    January 4, 2018--Read the second time. Placed on Senate 
Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 291.


                               h.r. 5228


Sponsor--Hon. Frank Pallone, Jr. [NJ-6]
Date Introduced--March 8, 2018
Title--Stop Counterfeit Drugs by Regulating and Enhancing 
        Enforcement Now [SCREEN] Act

    March 8, 2018--Referred to the Committee on Energy and 
Commerce, in addition to the Committee on the Budget, for a 
period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each 
case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the 
jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
    March 9, 2018--Referred to the Subcommittee on Health--
Committee on Energy and Commerce.
    June 12, 2018--On motion to suspend the rules and pass the 
bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
    June 13, 2018--Received in the Senate and Read twice and 
referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and 
Pensions.


                               h.r. 6136


Sponsor--Hon. Bob Goodlatte [VA-6]
Date Introduced--June 19, 2018
Title--Border Security and Immigration Reform Act of 2018

    June 19, 2018--Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, 
in addition to the Committees on Homeland Security, 
Agriculture, Natural Resources, Transportation and 
Infrastructure, Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce, Armed 
Services, Foreign Affairs, the Budget, and Oversight and 
Government Reform, 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 27, 2018--Failed of passage/not agreed to in House: On 
passage Failed by recorded vote: 121-301 (Roll no. 297).


                               h.r. 6226


Sponsor--Hon. Lamar Smith [TX-21]
Date Introduced--June 26, 2018
Title--American Space SAFE Management Act

    June 26, 2018--Referred to the Committee on Science, Space, 
and Technology, 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 27, 2018--Committee Consideration and Mark-Up Session 
Held--Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.
    June 27, 2018--Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice 
Vote--Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.


                             h. con. res.71


Sponsor--Hon. Diane Black [TN-6]
Date reported by the Committee on the Budget--July 21, 2017
Title--Establishing the congressional budget for the United 
        States Government for fiscal year 2018 and setting 
        forth the appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 
        2019 through 2027.

    July 21, 2017--The House Committee on the Budget reported 
an original measure, H. Rept. 115-240, by Mrs. Black.
    October 5, 2017--On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by 
the Yeas and Nays: 219-206 (Roll no. 557).
    October 19, 2017--Resolution agreed to in Senate with an 
amendment by Yea-Nay Vote. 51-49. (Record Vote Number: 245).
    October 26, 2017--On motion that the House agree to the 
Senate amendment Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 216-212 (Roll 
no. 589).


                            h. con. res. 128


Sponsor--Hon. Steve Womack [AR-3]
Date reported by the Committee on the Budget--July 13, 2018
Title--Establishing the congressional budget for the United 
        States Government for fiscal year 2019 and setting 
        forth the appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 
        2020 through 2028.

    July 13, 2018--The House Committee on the Budget reported 
an original measure, H. Rept. 115-816, by Mr. Womack.

                    Additional Bills and Resolutions

                Referred to the Committee on the Budget


                                h.r. 121


Hon. Al Green [TX-9]
Emergency Flood Control Supplemental Funding Act of 2017


                                h.r. 235


Hon. Don Young [AK-At Large]
Indian Health Service Advance Appropriations Act of 2017


                                h.r. 275


Hon. Scott Perry [PA-4]
Fairness for Crime Victims Act of 2017


                                h.r. 277


Hon. David P. Roe [TN-1]
American Health Care Reform Act of 2017


                                h.r. 292


Hon. Don Young [AK-At Large]
HOT-R Act


                                h.r. 297


Hon. Jason Chaffetz [UT-3]
Review Every Dollar Act of 2017


                                h.r. 370


Hon. Bill Flores [TX-13]
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. 507


Hon. Dennis Ross [FL-15]
Zero-based Budgeting Ensures Responsible Oversight (ZERO) Act 
        of 2017


                                h.r. 536


Hon. Andy Biggs [AZ-5]
Protection from Obamacare Mandates and Congressional Equity Act


                                h.r. 761


Hon. James B. Renacci [OH-16]
Pension and Budget Integrity Act of 2017


                                h.r. 818


Hon. Ted Poe [TX-2]
Crime Victims Fund Preservation Act of 2017


                                h.r. 850


Hon. Gary J. Palmer [AL-6]
Agency Accountability Act of 2017


                                h.r. 916


Hon. Mark Sanford [SC-1]
Risk Management and Homeowner Stability Act of 2017


                                h.r. 949


Hon. Brian K. Fitzpatrick [PA-8]
Children of Fallen Heroes Scholarship Act


                                h.r. 966


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


                               h.r. 1024


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 of the public debt.


                               h.r. 1065


Hon. Luke Messer [IN-6]
Biennial Budgeting and Enhancement Oversight Act of 2017


                               h.r. 1113


Hon. Peter A. DeFazio [OR-4]
Social Security Protection and Truth in Budgeting Act of 2017


                               h.r. 1369


Hon. Tom Cole [OK-4]
Indian Healthcare Improvement Act of 2017


                               h.r. 1441


Hon. Michael R. Turner [OH-10]
Repeal Sequestration for Defense Act


                               h.r. 1443


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


                               h.r. 1531


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


                               h.r. 1569


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


                               h.r. 1745


Hon. Adam Smith [WA-9]
Relief from Sequestration Act of 2017


                               h.r. 1908


Hon. Mike Kelly [PA-3]
Investing in America: Unlocking the Harbor Maintenance Trust 
        Fund Act


                               h.r. 1936


Hon. Mike Gallagher [WI-8]
Do Your Job Act


                               h.r. 1999


Hon. Ken Buck [CO-4]
Federal Budget Accountability Act


                               h.r. 2076


Hon. Maxine Waters [CA-43]
Ending Homelessness Act of 2017


                               h.r. 2125


Hon. Dave Brat [VA-7]
BASIC Act


                               h.r. 2174


Hon. Cathy McMorris Rodgers [WA-5]
Unauthorized Spending Accountability Act of 2017


                               h.r. 2334


Hon. Leonard Lance [NJ-7]
Food and Drug Administration Safety Over Sequestration Act of 
        2017


                               h.r. 2386


Hon. Erik Paulsen [MN-3]
Private Foundation Excise Tax Simplification Act of 2017


                               h.r. 2451


Hon. Susan A. Davis [CA-53]
Pell Grant Preservation and Expansion Act


                               h.r. 2475


Hon. Robert C. Scott [VA-3]
Rebuild America's Schools Act of 2017


                               h.r. 2477


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


                               h.r. 2621


Hon. Mac Thornberry [TX-13]
Strengthening Security in the Indo-Asia-Pacific Act


                               h.r. 2800


Hon. Peter A. DeFazio [OR-4]
Aviation Funding Stability Act


                               h.r. 2832


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


                               h.r. 2862


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


                               h.r. 2863


Hon. Michael K. Simpson [ID-2]
LAND Act


                               h.r. 2953


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


                               h.r. 2957


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


                               h.r. 3167


Hon. David Schweikert [AZ-6]
Debt Ceiling Alternative Act


                               h.r. 3254


Hon. Michelle Lujan Grisham [NM-1]
Heroin and Opioid Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act of 2017


                               h.r. 3287


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


                               h.r. 3525


Hon. Danny K. Davis [IL-7]
Home Visiting Works Act of 2017


                               h.r. 3579


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


                               h.r. 3596


Hon. Mike Kelly [PA-3]
Rightsizing Pension Premiums Act of 2017


                               h.r. 3672


Hon. Rodney P. Frelinghuysen [NJ-11]
Making supplemental appropriations for disaster relief 
        requirements for the fiscal year ending September 30, 
        2017.


                               h.r. 3686


Hon. Sheila Jackson Lee [TX-18]
Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, 2017


                               h.r. 3719


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


                               h.r. 3732


Hon. David G. Reichert [WA-8]
Emergency Aid to American Survivors of Hurricanes Irma and Jose 
        Overseas Act


                               h.r. 3819


Hon. Brian J. Mast [FL-18]
Department of Veterans Affairs Expiring Authorities Act of 2017


                               h.r. 3822


Hon. Warren Davidson [OH-8]
CBO Show Your Work Act


                               h.r. 3823


Hon. Kevin Brady [TX-8]
Disaster Tax Relief and Airport and Airway Extension Act of 
        2017


                               h.r. 3858


Hon. Maxine Waters [CA-43]
Transportation Infrastructure for Job Creation Act


                               h.r. 3859


Hon. Maxine Waters [CA-43]
Drinking Water Infrastructure for Job Creation Act


                               h.r. 3936


Hon. Maxine Waters [CA-43]
National Flood Insurance Program Debt Forgiveness Act of 2017


                               h.r. 4008


Hon. Rodney P. Frelinghuysen [NJ-11]
Additional Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief 
        Requirements Act of 2017


                               h.r. 4074


Hon. Barbara Lee [CA-13]
Pathways Out of Poverty Act of 2017


                               h.r. 4081


Hon. David N. Cicilline [RI-1]
Consumer Privacy Protection Act of 2017


                               h.r. 4311


Hon. Robert Pettinger [NC-9]
Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act of 2017


                               h.r. 4361


Hon. Luke Messer [IN-6]
Accurate Budgeting Act


                               h.r. 4397


Hon. Mimi Walters [CA-45]
California Wildfire Disaster Tax Relief Act of 2017


                               h.r. 4409


Hon. Al Lawson, Jr. [FL-5]
Flood Water Relief Act of 2017


                               h.r. 4602


Hon. Jared Polis [CO-2]
Defending Special Education Students and Families Act of 2017


                               h.r. 4713


Hon. Adam Kinzinger [IL-16]
Truth in Spending Act of 2017


                               h.r. 4733


Hon. Peter Welch [VT-At Large]
Opioids and STOP Pain Initiative Act


                               h.r. 4782


Hon. Stacey E. Plaskett [VI-At Large]
Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands Equitable Rebuild Act of 2018


                               h.r. 4848


Hon. Louie Gohmert [TX-1]
Zero-Baseline Budget Act of 2018


                               h.r. 4872


Hon. Steny H. Hoyer [MD-5]
End the Shutdown Act of 2018


                               h.r. 4874


Hon. Steny H. Hoyer [MD-5]
End the Shutdown Act of 2018


                               h.r. 4877


Hon. Kay Granger [TX-12]
Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2018


                               h.r. 4911


Hon. Lloyd Smucker [PA-16]
Joint Commission on Budget Process Reform Act of 2018


                               h.r. 4938


Hon. Ann M. Kuster [NH-2]
Respond NOW Act


                               h.r. 5147


Hon. Tulsi Gabbard [HI-2]
Securing America's Elections Act of 2018


                               h.r. 5211


Hon. Michael R. Turner [OH-10]
It's About Time Act


                               h.r. 5214


Hon. Bradley Byrne [AL-1]
Protecting Our Children's Future Act of 2018


                               h.r. 5313


Hon. Mo Brooks [AL-5]
End Federal Shutdowns Act of 2018


                               h.r. 5363


Hon. Ted Poe [TX-2]
Crime Victims Fund Preservation Act of 2018


                               h.r. 5406


Hon. Peter Welch [VT-At Large]
Intelligence Budget Transparency Act of 2018


                               h.r. 5442


Hon. Ralph Norman [SC-5]
A Fast-Tracked Executive Rescission Review (AFTERR) of 
        Appropriations Act of 2018


                               h.r. 5455


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


                               h.r. 5466


Hon. Theodore E. Deutch [FL-22]
To Exempt Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid from


                               h.r. 5531


Hon. Vern Buchanan [FL-16]
Opioid Emergency Response Act


                               h.r. 5572


Hon. Mark Sanford [SC-1]
One Percent Spending Reduction Act of 2018


                               h.r. 5785


Hon. Cedric L. Richmond [LA-2]
Jobs and Justice Act of 2018


                               h.r. 5805


Hon. Conor Lamb [PA-18]
To designate certain amounts authorized to be appropriated for 
        the provision by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs of 
        Hospital Care and Medical Services in Non-Department of 
        Veterans' Affairs Facilities pursuant to contracts as 
        changes in concepts and definitions for certain 
        budgetary purposes, and for other purposes


                               h.r. 5942


Hon. Barbara Lee [CA-13]
Health Equity and Accountability Act of 2018


                               h.r. 6060


Hon. Seth Moulton [MA-6]
SAVE Right Whales Act


                               h.r. 6251


Hon. John B. Larson [CT-1]
Social Security Administration Fairness Act


                               h.r. 6362


Hon. Elise M. Stefanik [NY-21]
Invasive Fish and Wildlife Prevention Act of 2018


                               h.r. 6415


Hon. Drew A. Ferguson, IV [GA-3]
American Border Act


                               h.r. 6752


Hon. Jackie Speier [CA-14]
San Francisco Bay Restoration Act


                               h.r. 6759


Hon. Raul M. Grijalva [AZ-3]
Land and Water Conservation Authorization and Funding Act


                               h.r. 6827


Hon. Nydia M. Velazquez [NY-7]
To provide the option of discharging certain unsecured 
        financial obligations of self-governing territories of 
        the United States


                               h.r. 7005


Hon. Carol Shea-Porter [NH-1]
Wildlife Disease Emergency Act of 2018


                               h.r. 7059


Hon. Kevin McCarthy [CA-23]
Build the Wall, Enforce the Law Act of 2018


                               h.r. 7140


Hon. Pramila Jayapal [WA-7]
Anti-Corruption and Public Integrity Act


                               h.r. 7191


Hon. Steve Womack [AR-3]
Bipartisan Budget and Appropriations Reform Act of 2018


                               h.r. 7205


Hon. Jodey Arrington [TX-19]
No Budget No Recess Act


                               h.r. 7215


Hon. Eleanor Holmes Norton [DC-At Large]
Federal Government Advertising Equity Accountability Act


                              h.con.res.74


Hon. Barbara Lee [CA-13]
Affirming the right of all renters to a safe, affordable, and 
        decent home.


                              h.j. res 124


Hon. Rodney Frelinghuysen [NJ-11]
Making further additional continuing appropriations for fiscal 
        year 2018, and for other purposes.


                             h.j. res. 125


Hon. Rodney Frelinghuysen [NJ-11]
Making further additional continuing appropriations for fiscal 
        year 2018, and for other purposes.


                             h.j. res. 128


Hon. Rodney Frelinghuysen [NJ-11]
Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2018


                              h. res. 919


Hon. Andy Biggs [AZ-5]
Recognizing the national debt as a threat to national security.


                                 s. 597


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

                           Committee Reports


                          house report 115-52


                               h.r. 1628


American Health Care Act of 2017
March 20, 2017


                          house report 115-240


House Concurrent Resolution 71
July 21, 2017
Concurrent Resolution on the Budget--Fiscal Year 2018


                          house report 115-816


House Concurrent Resolution 128
July 13, 2018
Concurrent Resolution on the Budget--Fiscal Year 2019

                                Hearings

Organizational Meeting to Consider the Committee Rules and Oversight 
        Plan for the 115th Congress [1/24/2017]
The Failures of Obamacare: Harmful Effects and Broken Promises [1/24/
        2017]
Witnesses: Robert A. Book, Ph.D., Senior Director, Health 
        Systems Innovation Network, LLC; Edmund F. Haislmaier, 
        Senior Research Fellow, Health Policy Studies, The 
        Heritage Foundation; Linda J. Blumberg, Ph.D., Senior 
        Fellow, The Urban Institute, Health Policy Center; 
        Grace-Marie Turner, President, Galen Institute
The Congressional Budget Office's Budget and Economic Outlook [2/4/
        2017]
Witness: Keith Hall, Director, Congressional Budget Office
Fiscal Year 2018 Budget: Members' Day [3/2/2017]
Witnesses: Members of the 115th Congress
The Markup of Reconciliation Submissions [3/16/2017]
Failures of Fiscal Management: A View from The Comptroller General [5/
        3/2017]
Witness: The Honorable Gene L. Dodaro, Comptroller General of 
        the United States, U.S. Government Accountability 
        Office
The President's Fiscal Year 2018 Budget [5/24/2017]
Witness: The Honorable Mick Mulvaney, Director, Office of 
        Management and Budget
The Economic and Fiscal Benefits of Pro-Growth Policies [6/7/2017]
Witnesses: Douglas J. Holtz-Eakin, Ph.D., President, American 
        Action Forum; John W. Diamond, Ph.D., Edward A. and 
        Hermena Hancock Kelly Fellow in Public Finance, Rice 
        University's Baker Institute for Public Policy; Joshua 
        Furman, Ph.D., Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for 
        International Economics
The Markup of the Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for Fiscal Year 
        2018 [7/19/2017]
Congressional Budget Office Oversight: Organizational and Operational 
        Structure [1/30/2018]
Witness: Keith Hall, Director, Congressional Budget Office
Congressional Budget Office Oversight: Economic Assumptions, Baseline 
        Construction, Cost Estimating, And Scoring [2/6/2018]
Witnesses: Mark Hadley, Deputy Director, Congressional Budget 
        Office; Wendy Edelberg, Associate Director for Economic 
        Analysis, Congressional Budget Office; Teri Gullo, 
        Assistant Director for Budget Analysis, Congressional 
        Budget Office
The President's Fiscal Year 2019 Budget [2/14/2018]
Witness: The Honorable Mick Mulvaney, Director, Office of 
        Management and Budget
Congressional Budget Office Oversight: The Role of Behavioral Modeling 
        in Scoring and Baseline Construction [2/27/2018]
Witnesses: Keith Hall, Director, Congressional Budget Office; 
        Jessica Banthin, Deputy Assistant Director for Health, 
        Retirement, and Long-Term Analysis, Congressional 
        Budget Office; Jeffrey Kling, Associate Director for 
        Economic Analysis, Congressional Budget Office
Congressional Budget Office Oversight: Member Day [3/7/2018]
Witnesses: Members of the 115th Congress
Congressional Budget Office Oversight: Perspectives from Outside 
        Experts [3/14/2018]
Witnesses: Dr. Alice Rivlin, Former Director, Congressional 
        Budget Office; Dr. Doug Holtz-Eakin, Former Director, 
        Congressional Budget Office; Maya MacGuineas, 
        President, Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget; 
        Sandy Davis, Senior Advisor, Bipartisan Policy Center
The Congressional Budget Office's Budget and Economic Outlook [4/12/
        2018]
Witness: Keith Hall, Director, Congressional Budget Office
Fiscal Year 2019 Budget: Members' Day [5/10/2018]
Witnesses: Members of the 115th Congress
The Markup of the Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for Fiscal Year 
        2019 [6/20/2018 & 6/21/2018]

                             Budget Digests

How Obamacare has Failed Individuals and Families [1/4/2017]
A Resolution to Repeal Obamacare [1/9/2017]
Obamacare's Harmful Effects and Broken Promises [1/23/2017]
CBO's Budget and Economic Outlook for 2017-2027 [1/30/2017]
The Link Between Deficits and Debt [2/6/2017]
Improper Government Payments and the Tax Gap [2/13/2017]
Patient-Centered Health Care [3/6/2017]
American Health Care Act: CBO Cost Estimate [3/13/2017]
An Opportunity for Patient-Centered Health Care Reform [3/20/
        2017]
What is a Budget Resolution? [3/27/2017]
The Challenge of Balancing the Budget [4/3/2017]
The Continuing Resolution [4/24/2017]
Deficit Reduction Through Reconciliation [5/1/2017]
The President's Budget in Context [5/17/2017]
The President's Budget for Fiscal Year 2018 [5/25/2017]
The Benefits of Pro-Growth Policies [6/7/2017]
The Challenges We Face [6/20/2017]
The Unsustainable Long-Term Budget Outlook [6/21/2017]
The Hazardous Trend of Uncontrolled Spending [6/29/2017]
Highlighting Waste, Fraud, and Abuse: the FCC's Lifeline 
        Program [7/12/2017]
Building a Better America: The Fiscal Year 2018 House Budget 
        Resolution [7/19/2017]
The Fiscal Year 2018 Consolidated Security Appropriations Bill
    [7/26/2017]
The Fiscal Year 2018 Consolidated Government Funding Bill
    [9/6/2017]
Why Appropriations Are Not A Budget Resolution [9/13/2017]
Five Myths About the House Budget Resolution [9/26/2017]
Why the House Must Pass a Budget Resolution [10/3/2017]
Enforcing the Budget Resolution [10/12/2017]
Adoption of Senate-Passed Budget Paves Way for Tax Reform
    [10/24/2017]
The Fiscal Year 2018 Budget: Sustaining Medicare and Medicaid 
        [10/31/2017]
Estimating the Effects of Tax Reform [11/7/2017]
The Benefits of Tax Reform [11/15/2017]
The Higher Education Act Reauthorization [12/6/2017]
Addressing Improper Government Payments [12/12/2017]
Congress Poised to Pass Historic Tax Reform [12/19/2017]
Introducing House Budget Chairman Steve Womack [1/18/2018]
HBC Launches New, User-Friendly Portal for Submission of Member 
        Budget Ideas [1/29/2018]
House Budget Committee Begins Oversight Series on the 
        Congressional Budget Office [2/5/2018]
An American Budget--The President's FY19 Request [2/13/2018]
Reforming the Budget and Appropriations Process [2/26/2018]
A Balanced Budget Constitutional Amendment [3/5/2018]
Basics of the Current Federal Budget Process [3/13/2018]
The Budget Committee: Working Together with Appropriators and 
        Authorizers [3/19/2018]
The Budget and Economic Outlook: CBO's Baseline [4/10/2018]
CBO's Baseline: Mandatory Spending Dangerously on the Rise
    [4/16/2018]
Building a Budget Resolution [4/24/2018]
Members' Day: A Forum for Budget Ideas [5/7/2018]
Reconciliation 101 [5/15/2018]
Rescissions 101 [5/21/2018]
Federal Trust Funds 101 [6/5/2018]
A Fiscally Responsible Step [6/12/2018]
Introducing Budget for a Brighter American Future [6/19/2018]
Committee Approves FY 2019 Budget Resolution [6/25/2018]
Status of FY 2019 Appropriations Bills [7/10/2018]
On-Budget Versus Off-Budget [7/16/2018]
Health Week: Advancing Patient-Centered, Pro-Growth Reforms
    [7/23/2018]
Deficit Reduction Necessary to Confront the Nation's Debt
    [9/4/2018]
Open House with the Congressional Budget Office [9/12/2018]
Status of Government Funding for Fiscal Year 2019 [9/25/2018]
The Broken Budget Resolution [11/5/2018]
The Troubled History of Appropriations [11/6/2018]
Skyrocketing Debt and Deficits [11/8/2018]
The Diminished Role of the Budget Committees [11/9/2018]
The Broken Budget & Appropriations Process [11/13/2018]
The Budget Committee: Department of Defense Fiscal Year 2018 
        Financial Statement Audit [11/27/2018]
Bipartisan Budget Reform [12/10/2018]

                         Committee Publications

Building A Better America--A Plan for Fiscal Responsibility 
        Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Resolution Blueprint [7/19/
        2017]
A Brighter American Future--A Balanced Budget for Fiscal Year 
        2019 Blueprint [6/19/2018]
Medicare-for-All Budget Buster [9/7/2018]
Free College Budget Buster [9/14/2018]
Guaranteed Federal Jobs Budget Buster [9/21/2018]
Taxpayer Financed Campaigns Budget Buster [9/28/2018]
Universal Child Care Budget Buster [10/5/2018]
Unaffordable Housing Budget Buster [10/12/2018]
EITC Expansion Budget Buster [10/19/2018]
Long-Term Care Entitlements Budget Buster [10/26/2018]
The LIFT Credit Budget Buster [11/2/2018]
SNAP Expansion Budget Buster [11/9/2018]
Opportunity Credits Budget Buster [11/16/2018]
Pension Bailouts Budget Buster [11/30/2018]
Centralized Education Budget Buster [12/14/2018]

                             MINORITY VIEWS

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                             Summary Report

    During the 115th Congress, the degradation of the 
Congressional budget and its powerful procedures continued. The 
House Majority did not use the budget to address the needs of 
the American public or the long-term unsustainability of our 
Nation's fiscal outlook. Instead, the budget process was used 
to facilitate trillions of dollars of additional debt. At the 
same time, it failed to provide realistic spending guidelines 
for the Appropriations Committee in a timely manner.
    In a highly unusual move, a budget resolution for fiscal 
year 2017, which was never considered on the House floor during 
the 114th Congress, was completed more than three months after 
the start of the fiscal year. That resolution was designed 
solely to facilitate legislation to dismantle the Affordable 
Care Act. The House passed its fast-track reconciliation bill, 
which would have done just that, but the Senate did not 
complete action.
    The Majority took a different approach for the fiscal year 
2018 resolution, but the final conference agreement still 
failed to reflect the values and priorities of the American 
people. Although there was widespread consensus that the 
discretionary levels provided for under law at that time were 
insufficient, the budget did nothing to address the looming 
cuts that would threaten our national and economic security. 
Instead, the resolution provided a fast-track process to allow 
for massive tax cuts. The reconciliation bill that was produced 
in response provided the bulk of benefits to wealthy taxpayers 
and corporations--and continued the sabotage of the Affordable 
Care Act. Although not backed up by enforcement procedures, the 
resolution made clear the Majority's envisioned approach for 
eventually paying for the tax cuts: through massive cuts in 
programs American families rely on every day.
    For fiscal year 2019, Congress failed to adopt a budget at 
all. However, the budget reported by the House Budget Committee 
reflects the Republicans' perennial three-step plan: enact tax 
cuts (and claim they will pay for themselves), act surprised 
that deficits soar, and then call for deep cuts in spending. It 
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 have a very different vision: we 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, described in the following section, that 
Democrats proposed during the various stages of the budget 
process this Congress.
    In addition to legislative action and hearings to prepare 
for the budget process, the Committee held a series of 
oversight hearings on the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). 
During this Congress, the Administration and a number of 
Republicans in Congress were highly critical of CBO, 
particularly their estimates of the impact of the Affordable 
Care Act on insurance coverage and the budget. Some went as far 
as attempting to reduce CBO's budget as a result. These 
hearings provided an opportunity for Republicans to air their 
concerns and CBO to explain their procedures and approaches. 
Democrats focused on how it is important to ask questions and 
hold agencies such as CBO accountable for their work, but also 
emphasized that there is no evidence to suggest that CBO has a 
bias toward any policy or party.
    The Democratic Caucus of the Budget Committee published a 
variety of materials including those that highlight our 
objections to Republican policies and explain why the 
Democratic approach would be more beneficial for American 
families. In addition, a number of documents provide basic 
information about the budget and the reconciliation process, 
including a detailed discussion of the budget by function, the 
main categorization in the budget resolution.

              Legislation Offered by the Democratic Caucus

                   FISCAL YEAR 2017 BUDGET RESOLUTION

    On January 13, 2017, the Republican majority brought a 
bare-bones budget resolution to the floor solely to allow for 
repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and defunding Planned 
Parenthood through the budget reconciliation process. 
Dismantling the ACA is the first step in a broader Republican 
agenda to make seniors pay more for Medicare, make steep cuts 
to Medicaid and food assistance, and gut investments that help 
American families. This bare-bones budget vote was all about 
politics and wasted an opportunity to address concerns, such as 
our failing infrastructure system, that are important to the 
American people. The Budget Committee Democrats offered a 
substitute on the House floor that invested in our roads, 
bridges, ports, and other transportation needs to create jobs 
and build a stronger economic future. The Republican-controlled 
House rejected this alternative budget.

         RECONCILIATION PURSUANT TO THE FY17 BUDGET RESOLUTION

    On March 16, 2017, Chairman Black held a Budget Committee 
markup to combine language reported from the Energy and 
Commerce and Ways and Means Committees in response to 
instructions in the fiscal year 2017 budget resolution. The 
combined bill, entitled the American Health Care Act of 2017, 
would take health insurance away from millions of Americans, 
cut hundreds of billions of dollars from Medicaid, and weaken 
the Medicare trust fund while giving corporations and the 
wealthy hundreds of billions of dollars in tax cuts. During the 
markup, Democrats offered motions to protect benefits for poor 
and middle-class households, maintain funding for Planned 
Parenthood, and stop new tax breaks for the wealthy and 
corporations. Democrats offered seven motions, and Republicans 
rejected every one.

                   FISCAL YEAR 2018 BUDGET RESOLUTION

    On July 19, 2017, during the House Budget Committee markup 
of the Republican budget resolution for fiscal year 2018, 
Democrats offered 28 different amendments to improve the 
budget: if they had been adopted, they would have protected 
important investments that help lift millions out of poverty 
and increased paychecks for working Americans. They would have 
spurred economic growth through immigration reform and made 
critical investments that help our economy grow, including in 
infrastructure, education, scientific research, and efforts to 
combat climate change. They would have also protected the 
promises we made to our seniors, our veterans, and the most 
vulnerable among us. 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 and capital 
overseas and shelter their profits in foreign tax havens, and 
egregious tax breaks such as tax deductions for corporate jets 
and special tax rates for hedge fund managers. Republicans 
rejected every Democratic amendment.
    On October 5, 2017, on the House floor, Budget Committee 
Democrats offered a substitute to the Republican 2018 budget 
resolution. The Republican budget resolution assumed $5.4 
trillion in spending cuts that threatened top priorities like 
education, infrastructure, and veteran benefits; and 
shortchanged national security by focusing too narrowly on the 
military. It also included reconciliation instructions to 
reduce deficits by a much smaller amount--$203 billion. These 
cuts, if enacted, likely would have fallen heavily on programs 
serving low-income families, students struggling to afford 
college, and seniors and persons with disabilities. The 
Democratic budget rejected these harmful cuts and instead 
reflected policies that would have boosted the economy to 
create more broadly shared prosperity. It invested in America 
and its workers. It made economic growth, good-paying jobs, and 
opportunities for American families a top priority. It provided 
needed funding for all aspects of our national security and 
rejected cuts to diplomacy and foreign aid operations. The 
Republican-controlled House rejected this alternative budget.

                   FISCAL YEAR 2019 BUDGET RESOLUTION

    On June 21, 2018, the House Budget Committee approved the 
fiscal year 2019 Republican budget resolution. Committee 
Democrats offered 26 amendments to the budget to help increase 
economic opportunity, secure Americans' health and retirement 
security, reform our immigration system, and ensure every 
American has access to a basic standard of living. These 
amendments rejected the Republican budget's extreme cuts to 
Medicare, Medicaid, infrastructure, and nutrition assistance. 
They supported our veterans, military spouses, and students, 
and opposed the Trump Administration's insidious policy of 
separating migrant children from their families at the border. 
The Democratic amendments offset any proposed spending by 
partially repealing the recent Republican tax law's giveaways 
to the wealthy. 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. Only the 
most recent version of the publications is listed. The 
publications were not approved by the full membership of the 
Committee.

 
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             Date                                Title
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Jan. 1, 2017:                  Budget Reconciliation Adds Millions to
                                Ranks of the Uninsured and Undermines
                                Women's Health Care
Jan. 3, 2017:                  Price Budget Process Proposal Would Cost
                                Dearly
Jan. 10, 2017:                 Republican ACA Repeal Plan Will Make
                                America Sick Again
Jan. 10, 2017:                 GOP `Make America Sick Again' Budget Is a
                                Wasted Opportunity
Jan. 25, 2017:                 CBO Releases Updated Budget and Economic
                                Outlook
Feb. 1, 2017:                  Understanding Sequester: An Update for
                                the 115th Congress
Feb. 28, 2017:                 How NDD Investments Help American
                                Families
Feb. 28, 2017:                 NDD From A to Z: A Selection of Programs
                                That Serve the American Public
Feb. 28, 2017:                 NDD: What is it and why is it at risk?
Mar. 1, 2017:                  Setting the Record Straight on the Obama
                                Economy
Mar. 16, 2017:                 Democratic Motions Opposing GOP ACA
                                Repeal Bill
Mar. 17, 2017:                 Report on the President's Preliminary FY
                                18 Budget
Mar. 22, 2017:                 The ``Pay More for Less'' Bill: A Massive
                                Tax Giveaway to Billionaires and
                                Corporations, Masquerading As Health
                                Policy
May 1, 2017:                   What You Need to Know About Means-Tested
                                Entitlements
May 1, 2017:                   What You Need to Know About Tax
                                Expenditures
May 15, 2017:                  To Meet the Country's Fiscal Challenges,
                                Revenue and Responsible Governing Must
                                Be Part of the Solution
May 15, 2017:                  A GOP Budget Decoder
May 23, 2017:                  Promises Betrayed: Key Provisions of the
                                President's Budget for Fiscal Year 2018
May 24, 2017:                  Promises Betrayed: Lost Opportunities for
                                American Families
Jun. 6, 2017:                  The Trump Budget Devastates Rural America
Jun. 6, 2017:                  Experts React: President's Budget is
                                ``Unsafe, Unwise, and Fiscally
                                Irresponsible.''
Jun. 6, 2017:                  Falling Further Behind: American Families
                                Forgotten by the President's 2018 Budget
Jun. 6, 2017:                  Fake Math in the President's 2018 Budget
Jun. 6, 2017:                  Trump Budget to States and Localities:
                                You're on Your Own
Jul. 12, 2017:                 ``Budget Cut'' Means the Same Thing
                                Everywhere
Jul. 18, 2017:                 House Republican 2018 Budget Abandons
                                American Families
Jul. 19, 2017:                 Democratic Amendments to FY18 Republican
                                Budget
Jul. 26, 2017:                 The ``Security Minibus'' Omits Funding
                                for Key Security Programs
Jul. 28, 2017:                 Republican Budget Abandons American
                                Families
Sep. 27, 2017:                 The Debt Ceiling: An Explainer
Oct. 2, 2017:                  Top Reasons to Support the Democratic
                                Budget
Oct. 2, 2017:                  Comparison of Republican Budget and
                                Democratic Alternative
Oct. 2, 2017:                  A dozen ways the Republican tax plan
                                helps the wealthy and corporations, at
                                the expense of everyone else
Oct. 2, 2017:                  The Democratic Budget: Investing in
                                America's Future
Oct. 2, 2017:                  Republican Tax Plan: Tax Cuts for the
                                Rich, Paid for by Everyone Else
Oct. 2, 2017:                  Top Reasons to Oppose the Republican
                                Budget
Oct. 23, 2017:                 Top Reasons to Oppose the Republican
                                Budget
Dec. 1, 2017:                  SNAP Encourages Work
Dec. 1, 2017:                  SNAP Participation Doesn't Snap Back--
                                That's By Design
Dec. 15, 2017:                 Tax Cuts for the Wealthy Do Not Pay for
                                Themselves
Dec. 15, 2017:                 Ten More Ways the House Republican Tax
                                Scam Gives to the Wealthy, at the
                                Expense of Everyone Else
Dec. 15, 2017:                 Tax Bill Would Trigger Cuts to Vital
                                Programs (PAYGO Sequester)
Dec. 15, 2017:                 Ten Ways the Republican Tax Plan Scams
                                American Families So the Rich Can Get
                                Richer
Dec. 15, 2017:                 Tax Cuts for the Wealthy Do Not Pay for
                                Themselves
Jan. 9, 2018:                  Retirement Security for an Aging
                                Population Requires Higher Federal
                                Spending
Jan. 9, 2018:                  The Farm Bill and the Budget: What You
                                Need to Know
Jan. 9, 2018:                  Major Ways the Republican Tax Act Scams
                                American Families So the Rich Can Get
                                Richer
Jan. 18, 2018:                 President Trump's First Year: Budget
                                Choices Reveal Upside-Down Priorities
Feb. 5, 2018:                  More Evidence the Republican Tax Scam
                                Leaves American Families Behind
Feb. 13, 2018:                 Inefficient, Ineffective, Irresponsible:
                                A TRUMP BUDGET
Feb. 16, 2018:                 Trump to States and Localities: Pay For
                                It Yourself
Feb. 16, 2018:                 President's Budget Hollows Out Critical
                                Components of Security
Feb. 16, 2018:                 The FY19 Trump Budget Devastates Rural
                                America
Feb. 16, 2018:                 Trump Budget Features Deceptive
                                Infrastructure Plan
Feb. 16, 2018:                 Deceptions in the President's 2019 Budget
Mar. 12, 2018:                 Understanding Sequester: An Update for
                                2018
Apr. 9, 2018:                  U.S. Fiscal Outlook Much Worse After
                                Republican Tax Scam
Apr. 10, 2018:                 Extreme Ideology and Political Fear Drive
                                GOP Calls for Balanced Budget
                                Constitutional Amendment
Apr. 17, 2018:                 The Republican Tax Scam Revealed More and
                                More
Apr. 20, 2018:                 H.R. 4508 (``The PROSPER Act'') Harms
                                Students While Enriching Corporations
May 16, 2018:                  Alarming SNAP Policies in the Republican
                                Farm Bill
Jun. 11, 2018:                 Focus on Function
Jun. 19, 2018:                 The Republican Budget for 2019 Continues
                                the Destructive Scam
Jun. 22, 2018:                 Democratic Amendments to FY 2019
                                Republican Budget
Jul. 27, 2018:                 President Trump and Congressional
                                Republicans' Upside-Down Budget
                                Priorities
Sep. 6, 2018:                  Budget Reconciliation: The Basics
Sep. 6, 2018:                  Frequently Asked Questions about the
                                Federal Budget
Sep. 13, 2018:                 What It Would Take to Cut Spending by $5
                                Trillion
Sep. 26, 2018:                 GOP Economic Policies Contribute Little
                                to the Paychecks of Most American
                                Families
Oct. 4, 2018:                  Democrats are the Party of Fiscal
                                Responsibility
Nov. 27, 2018:                 The Budgetary Impact of Climate Change
Nov. 30, 2018:                 The Earned Income Tax Credit: A Proven
                                Program that Improves the Lives of
                                Working Americans
Nov. 30, 2018:                 The Earned Income Tax Credit Boosts Work,
                                Reduces Poverty, and Provides Other
                                Benefits for Working Americans
Nov. 30, 2018:                 Opportunities to Improve the Earned Tax
                                Credit
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                                   John Yarmuth,
                                           Ranking member.
                                   Michelle Lujan Grisham.
                                   Hakeem Jeffries.
                                   Suzan DelBene.
                                   Brendan F. Boyle.
                                   Pramila Jayapal.
                                   Sheila Jackson Lee.
                                   Barbara Lee.
                                   Seth Moulton.
                                   Brian Higgins.
                                   Debbie Wasserman Schultz.
                                   Ro Khanna.
                                   Salud O. Carbajal.
                                   Janice Schakowsky.

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