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H. Con. Res. 27 - Establishing the budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2016 and setting forth appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2017 through 2025.

Bill Text

  • Text of H. Con. Res. 27 PDF XML

    Establishing the budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2016 and setting forth appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2017 through 2025. (as reported)

  • Descriptions of Spending Categories PDF

    As submitted by Chairman Price of the Committee on the Budget

  • H. Rept. 114-47 PDF

    Report from the Committee on the Budget

Rule Information

COMMITTEE ACTION:
REPORTED BY RECORD VOTE of 6-3 on Monday, March 23, 2015.

FLOOR ACTION ON H. RES. 163: 
Agreed to by record vote of 237-180, 1 present, after agreeing to the previous question by record vote of 238-180, on Tuesday, March 24, 2015. 

MANAGERS: Woodall/Slaughter

1. Structured rule.

2. Provides four hours of general debate with three hours confined to the congressional budget equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on the Budget and one hour on the subject of economic goals and policies equally divided and controlled by Rep. Brady (TX) and Rep. Maloney (NY) or their respective designees.

3. Waives all points of order against consideration of the concurrent resolution and provides that the concurrent resolution shall be considered as read.

4. Makes in order only those amendments printed in the Rules Committee report. Each such amendment may be offered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a Member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, and shall not be subject to amendment.

5. Waives all points of order against the amendments printed in the report.

6. Provides that if more than one such amendment is adopted, then only the one receiving the greater number of affirmative votes shall be considered as finally adopted. In the case of a tie for the greater number of affirmative votes, then only the last amendment to receive that number of affirmative votes shall be considered as finally adopted.

7. Provides, upon the conclusion of consideration of the concurrent resolution for amendment, a final period of general debate, which shall not exceed 10 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on the Budget.

8. Permits the Chair of the Budget Committee to offer amendments in the House pursuant to section 305(a)(5) of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 to achieve mathematical consistency.

9. Provides that the concurrent resolution shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question of its adoption.

Amendments

#Version #Sponsor(s)PartySummaryStatus
9Version 1Boustany (LA)RepublicanLate Establishs a deficit-neutral reserve to allow small businesses to use pre-tax dollars to reimburse their employees for premiums paid for a health insurance policy purchased on the individual market. Submitted
2Version 1Butterfield (NC), Scott, Bobby (VA), Lee, Barbara (CA), Moore, Gwen (WI)DemocratSUBSTITUTE CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS SUBSTITUTE makes significant investments in education, job training, transportation and infrastructure, and advanced research and development programs that will accelerate our economic recovery. It includes funding for a comprehensive jobs bill and targeted investments to reduce and eradicate poverty in America. Additionally, the CBC budget protects the social safety net without cutting Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, or SNAP. The CBC budget makes tough but responsible decisions to raise new revenue by making our tax system fairer, saving more than $1.9 trillion on the deficit over the next decade. The CBC Budget will put our nation on a sustainable fiscal path by reducing our annual budget deficit to 2.3% of GDP by FY 2025.Made In Order
4Version 1Grijalva (AZ), Ellison (MN), Pocan (WI), Lee, Barbara (CA), Schakowsky (IL), Conyers (MI), McDermott (WA)DemocratSUBSTITUTE CONGRESSIONAL PROGRESSIVE CAUCUS SUBSTITUTE establishes funding levels to fix an economy that, for too long, has failed to provide the opportunities American families need to get ahead. The budget creates 8.4 million high quality jobs, while reducing the deficit and providing a boost to America’s long-term global competitiveness.Made In Order
3Version 1Hahn (CA)DemocratIncreases spending for the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund by $138,000,000 for FY16 to meet the target funding level of $1.25 billion set forth by the 2014 Water Resources Reform and Development Act. Decreases allowances by the same amount.Submitted
1Version 1McGovern (MA)DemocratPrevents cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) by exempting SNAP from reconciliation instructions and prevents SNAP from being converted into a block grant. Submitted
7Version 1Price, Tom (GA)RepublicanSUBSTITUTE Late This amendment is identical to the reported resolution. The total level of new budget authority for the Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on Terrorism function (Function 970) remains at $94 billion in Fiscal Year 2016. The amendment also retains a deficit-neutral reserve fund for Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on Terrorism in section 513. This section permits 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 that provides new budget authority for Overseas Contingency Operations in excess of $73.5 billion up to $94 billion in Fiscal Year 2016. Made In Order
8Version 1Price, Tom (GA)RepublicanSUBSTITUTE Late The amendment increases new budget authority for the Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on Terrorism function (Function 970) by $2 billion, from $94 billion to $96 billion in Fiscal Year 2016. The amendment increases 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 are made in total budget authority and outlays, deficits, interest, debt subject to limit, and debt held by the public. Even with the increase in overall budget and outlays, the budget resolution remains in balance in Fiscal Year 2024 and thereafter. The amendment also strikes a deficit-neutral reserve fund for Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on Terrorism 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. Made In Order
6Version 1Stutzman (IN), Flores (TX)RepublicanSUBSTITUTE Late REPUBLICAN STUDY COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE establishes the budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2016 and setting forth appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2017 through 2025. Balances in six years, encourages pro-growth tax reform, and provides for our national defense. Made In Order
5Version 1Van Hollen (MD)DemocratSUBSTITUTE DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS SUBSTITUTE reflects policies that will boost the economy to create more broadly shared prosperity while putting the federal budget on a fiscally responsible path, with debt declining as a share of the economy. It provides 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, and rejects the sequester caps to make needed investments that create jobs for those still seeking work, that educate our children and prepare them for success, and that sharpen the nation’s competitive edge.Made In Order