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                                                 Union Calendar No. 178

106th CONGRESS

  1st Session

                               H. R. 853

               [Report No. 106-198, Parts I, II, and III]

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                                 A BILL

  To amend the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 to provide for joint 
   resolutions on the budget, reserve funds for emergency spending, 
      strengthened enforcement of budgetary decisions, increased 
  accountability for Federal spending, accrual budgeting for Federal 
insurance programs, mitigation of the bias in the budget process toward 
 higher spending, modifications in paygo requirements when there is an 
               on-budget surplus, and for other purposes.

_______________________________________________________________________

                             August 5, 1999

      Reported from the Committee on the Budget with an amendment

                             August 5, 1999

 Reported from the Committee on Rules with an amendment, committed to 
the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union, and ordered 
                             to be printed





                                                 Union Calendar No. 178
106th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                H. R. 853

               [Report No. 106-198, Parts I, II, and III]

  To amend the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 to provide for joint 
   resolutions on the budget, reserve funds for emergency spending, 
      strengthened enforcement of budgetary decisions, increased 
  accountability for Federal spending, accrual budgeting for Federal 
insurance programs, mitigation of the bias in the budget process toward 
 higher spending, modifications in paygo requirements when there is an 
               on-budget surplus, and for other purposes.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                           February 25, 1999

Mr. Nussle (for himself, Mr. Cardin, Mr. Kasich, Mr. Dreier, Mr. Goss, 
Mr. Minge, Mr. Sununu, Mr. Radanovich, and Mr. Stenholm) introduced the 
following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Budget, and 
   in addition to the Committees on Rules, and Appropriations, 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 24, 1999

     Reported with an amendment, adversely, from the Committee on 
                             Appropriations
          [Omit the part in bold brackets and struck through]

                             August 5, 1999

      Reported from the Committee on the Budget with an amendment
 [Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the part printed 
                               in italic]

                             August 5, 1999

Additional sponsors: Mr. Barton of Texas, Mr. Castle, Mr. English, Mr. 
Greenwood, Mr. Hastings of Washington, Mrs. Johnson of Connecticut, Ms. 
 Pryce of Ohio, Mr. Ramstad, Mr. Sessions, Mr. Shays, Mrs. Myrick, Mr. 
  Reynolds, Mr. Gutknecht, Mr. Upton, Mr. Campbell, Mr. Burr of North 
   Carolina, Mr. Linder, Mr. Barr of Georgia, Mr. Royce, Mr. Hall of 
  Texas, Mr. Condit, Mr. Gekas, Mr. Ryan of Wisconsin, and Mr. Toomey
  Deleted sponsors: Mr. Regula (added March 3, 1999; deleted May 27, 
  1999), and Mr. Hobson (added April 26, 1999; deleted June 18, 1999)

                             August 5, 1999

 Reported from the Committee on Rules with an amendment, committed to 
the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union, and ordered 
                             to be printed
 [Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the part printed 
                           in boldface roman]

_______________________________________________________________________

                                 A BILL


 
  To amend the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 to provide for joint 
   resolutions on the budget, reserve funds for emergency spending, 
      strengthened enforcement of budgetary decisions, increased 
  accountability for Federal spending, accrual budgeting for Federal 
insurance programs, mitigation of the bias in the budget process toward 
 higher spending, modifications in paygo requirements when there is an 
               on-budget surplus, and for other purposes.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

<DELETED>SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; TABLE OF CONTENTS.</DELETED>

<DELETED>    (a) Short Title.--This Act may be cited as the 
``Comprehensive Budget Process Reform Act of 1999''.</DELETED>
<DELETED>    (b) Table of Contents.--</DELETED>

<DELETED>Sec. 1. Short title; table of contents.
<DELETED>Sec. 2. Purpose.
<DELETED>Sec. 3. Effective date.
<DELETED>Sec. 4. Declaration of purposes for the Budget Act.
               <DELETED>TITLE I--BUDGET WITH FORCE OF LAW

<DELETED>Sec. 101. Purposes.
<DELETED>Sec. 102. The timetable.
<DELETED>Sec. 103. Annual joint resolutions on the budget.
<DELETED>Sec. 104. Budget required before spending bills may be 
                            considered; fall-back procedures if 
                            President vetoes joint budget resolution.
<DELETED>Sec. 105. Reaffirming special budgetary status of social 
                            security.
<DELETED>Sec. 106. Conforming amendments to effectuate joint 
                            resolutions on the budget.
            <DELETED>TITLE II--RESERVE FUNDS FOR EMERGENCIES

<DELETED>Sec. 201. Purpose.
<DELETED>Sec. 202. Repeal of adjustments for emergencies.
<DELETED>Sec. 203. OMB emergency criteria.
<DELETED>Sec. 204. Development of guidelines for application of 
                            emergency definition.
<DELETED>Sec. 205. Reserve funds for emergencies in President's budget.
<DELETED>Sec. 206. Adjustments and reserve funds for emergencies in 
                            joint budget resolutions.
<DELETED>Sec. 207. Committee notification of emergency legislation.
<DELETED>Sec. 208. Application of section 306 to emergencies in excess 
                            of amounts in reserve funds.
<DELETED>Sec. 209. Up-to-date tabulations.
<DELETED>Sec. 210. Report of Committees on the Budget.
<DELETED>Sec. 211. Prohibition on amendments to emergency reserve 
                            funds.
<DELETED>Sec. 312. Effective active date.
         <DELETED>TITLE III--ENFORCEMENT OF BUDGETARY DECISIONS

<DELETED>Sec. 301. Purposes.
   <DELETED>Subtitle A--Application of Points of Order to Unreported 
                              Legislation

<DELETED>Sec. 311. Application of Budget Act points of order to 
                            unreported legislation.
         <DELETED>Subtitle B--Compliance with Budget Resolution

<DELETED>Sec. 321. Budget compliance statements.
       <DELETED>Subtitle C--Justification for Budget Act Waivers

<DELETED>Sec. 331. Justification for Budget Act waivers in the House of 
                            Representatives.
         <DELETED>Subtitle D--CBO Scoring of Conference Reports

<DELETED>Sec. 341. CBO scoring of conference reports.
         <DELETED>TITLE IV--ACCOUNTABILITY FOR FEDERAL SPENDING

<DELETED>Sec. 401. Purposes.
        <DELETED>Subtitle A--Prohibitions on Indefinite Spending

<DELETED>Sec. 411. Fixed-year authorizations required for new programs.
<DELETED>Sec. 412. Amendments to subject new entitlements to annual 
                            appropriations.
 <DELETED>Subtitle B--Enhanced Congressional Oversight Responsibilities

<DELETED>Sec. 421. Ten-year congressional review requirement of 
                            permanent budget authority.
<DELETED>Sec. 422. Justifications of direct spending.
<DELETED>Sec. 423. Survey of activity reports of House committees.
<DELETED>Sec. 424. Continuing study of additional budget process 
                            reforms.
<DELETED>Sec. 425. GAO reports.
            <DELETED>Subtitle C--Strengthened Accountability

<DELETED>Sec. 431. Ten-year CBO estimates.
<DELETED>Sec. 432. Repeal of rule XXIII of the Rules of the House of 
                            Representatives.
  <DELETED>TITLE V--BUDGETING FOR UNFUNDED LIABILITIES AND OTHER LONG-
                            TERM OBLIGATIONS

<DELETED>Sec. 501. Purposes.
 <DELETED>Subtitle A--Budgetary Treatment of Federal Insurance Programs

<DELETED>Sec. 511. Federal insurance programs.
       <DELETED>Subtitle B--Reports on Long-Term Budgetary Trends

<DELETED>Sec. 521. Reports on long-term budgetary trends.
    <DELETED>TITLE VI--BASELINE, BYRD RULE, LOCK-BOX, AND AUTOMATIC 
                         CONTINUING RESOLUTION

<DELETED>Sec. 601. Purpose.
                   <DELETED>Subtitle A--The Baseline

<DELETED>Sec. 611. The President's budget.
<DELETED>Sec. 612. The congressional budget.
<DELETED>Sec. 613. Congressional Budget Office reports to committees.
<DELETED>Sec. 614. Outyear assumptions for discretionary spending.
                   <DELETED>Subtitle B--The Byrd Rule

<DELETED>Sec. 621. Limitation on Byrd rule.
         <DELETED>Subtitle C--Spending Accountability Lock-Box

<DELETED>Sec. 631. Short title.
<DELETED>Sec. 632. Spending accountability lock-box ledger.
<DELETED>Sec. 633. Downward adjustment of section 302(a) allocations 
                            and section 302(b) suballocations.
<DELETED>Sec. 634. Periodic reporting of ledger statements.
<DELETED>Sec. 635. Downward adjustment of discretionary spending 
                            limits.
          <DELETED>Subtitle D--Automatic Continuing Resolution

<DELETED>Sec. 641. Automatic continuing resolution.
          <DELETED>TITLE VII--BUDGETING IN AN ERA OF SURPLUSES

<DELETED>Sec. 701. Paygo requirements and the on-budget surplus.

<DELETED>SEC. 2. PURPOSE.</DELETED>

<DELETED>    The purposes of this Act are to--</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (1) give the budget the force of law;</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (2) budget for emergencies;</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (3) display the unfunded liabilities of Federal 
        insurance programs;</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (4) strengthen enforcement of budgetary 
        decisions;</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (5) increase accountability for Federal 
        spending;</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (6) mitigate the bias in the budget process toward 
        higher spending; and</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (7) modify paygo requirements when there is an on-
        budget surplus.</DELETED>

<DELETED>SEC. 3. EFFECTIVE DATE.</DELETED>

<DELETED>    Except as otherwise specifically provided, this Act and 
the amendments made by this Act shall become effective on the date of 
enactment of this Act and shall apply with respect to fiscal years 
beginning after September 30, 2000.</DELETED>

<DELETED>SEC. 4. DECLARATION OF PURPOSES FOR THE BUDGET ACT.</DELETED>

<DELETED>    Paragraphs (1) and (2) of section 2 of the Congressional 
Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974 are amended to read as 
follows:</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    ``(1) to assure effective control over the 
        budgetary process;</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    ``(2) to facilitate the determination each year of 
        the appropriate level of Federal revenues and expenditures by 
        the Congress and the President;''.</DELETED>

          <DELETED>TITLE I--BUDGET WITH FORCE OF LAW</DELETED>

<DELETED>SEC. 101. PURPOSES.</DELETED>

<DELETED>    The purposes of this title are to--</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (1) focus initial budgetary deliberations on 
        aggregate levels of Federal spending and taxation;</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (2) encourage cooperation between Congress and the 
        President in developing overall budgetary priorities; 
        and</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (3) reach budgetary decisions early in the 
        legislative cycle.</DELETED>

<DELETED>SEC. 102. THE TIMETABLE.</DELETED>

<DELETED>    Section 300 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 is 
amended to read as follows:</DELETED>

                     <DELETED>``timetable</DELETED>

<DELETED>    ``Sec. 300. The timetable with respect to the 
congressional budget process for any fiscal year is as 
follows:</DELETED>

<DELETED>``On or before:            Action to be completed:

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