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106th CONGRESS 1st Session S. 1889 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. _______________________________________________________________________ IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES November 9, 1999 Mr. Grams introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred jointly pursuant to the order of August 4, 1977, to the Committees on the Budget and Governmental Affairs, with instructions that if one Committee reports, the other Committee has thirty days to report or be discharged. _______________________________________________________________________ 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, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; TABLE OF CONTENTS. (a) Short Title.--This Act may be cited as the ``Comprehensive Budget Process Reform Act of 1999''. (b) Table of Contents.-- Sec. 1. Short title; table of contents. Sec. 2. Purpose. Sec. 3. Effective date. Sec. 4. Declaration of purposes for the Budget Act. TITLE I--BUDGET WITH FORCE OF LAW Sec. 101. Purposes. Sec. 102. The timetable. Sec. 103. Annual joint resolutions on the budget. Sec. 104. Budget required before spending bills may be considered; fall-back procedures if President vetoes joint budget resolution. Sec. 105. Conforming amendments to effectuate joint resolutions on the budget. TITLE II--RESERVE FUND FOR EMERGENCIES Sec. 201. Purpose. Sec. 202. Repeal of adjustments for emergencies. Sec. 203. OMB emergency criteria. Sec. 204. Development of guidelines for application of emergency definition. Sec. 205. Reserve fund for emergencies in President's budget. Sec. 206. Adjustments and reserve fund for emergencies in joint budget resolutions. Sec. 207. Up-to-date tabulations. Sec. 208. Prohibition on amendments to emergency reserve fund. Sec. 209. Effective date. TITLE III--ENFORCEMENT OF BUDGETARY DECISIONS Sec. 301. Purposes. Subtitle A--Application of Points of Order to Unreported Legislation Sec. 311. Application of Budget Act points of order to unreported legislation. Subtitle B--Compliance with Budget Resolution Sec. 321. Budget compliance statements. Subtitle C--Justification for Budget Act Waivers Sec. 331. Justification for Budget Act waivers in the House of Representatives. Subtitle D--CBO Scoring of Conference Reports Sec. 341. CBO scoring of conference reports. TITLE IV--ACCOUNTABILITY FOR FEDERAL SPENDING Sec. 401. Purposes. Subtitle A--Limitations on Direct Spending Sec. 411. Fixed-year authorizations required for new programs. Sec. 412. Amendments to subject new direct spending to annual appropriations. Subtitle B--Enhanced Congressional Oversight Responsibilities Sec. 421. Ten-year congressional review requirement of permanent budget authority. Sec. 422. Justifications of direct spending. Sec. 423. Survey of activity reports of House committees. Sec. 424. Continuing study of additional budget process reforms. Sec. 425. GAO reports. Subtitle C--Strengthened Accountability Sec. 431. Ten-year CBO estimates. Sec. 432. Repeal of rule XXIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives. TITLE V--BUDGETING FOR UNFUNDED LIABILITIES AND OTHER LONG-TERM OBLIGATIONS Sec. 501. Purposes. Subtitle A--Budgetary Treatment of Federal Insurance Programs Sec. 511. Federal insurance programs. Subtitle B--Reports on Long-Term Budgetary Trends Sec. 521. Reports on long-term budgetary trends. TITLE VI--BASELINE, BYRD RULE, LOCK-BOX, AND AUTOMATIC CONTINUING RESOLUTION Sec. 601. Purpose. Subtitle A--The Baseline Sec. 611. The President's budget. Sec. 612. The congressional budget. Sec. 613. Congressional Budget Office reports to committees. Sec. 614. Outyear assumptions for discretionary spending. Subtitle B--The Byrd Rule Sec. 621. Limitation on Byrd rule. Subtitle C--Spending Accountability Lock-Box Sec. 631. Short title. Sec. 632. Spending accountability lock-box ledger. Sec. 633. Downward adjustment of section 302(a) allocations and section 302(b) suballocations. Sec. 634. Periodic reporting of ledger statements. Sec. 635. Downward adjustment of discretionary spending limits. Subtitle D--Automatic Continuing Resolution Sec. 641. Automatic continuing resolution. TITLE VII--BUDGETING IN AN ERA OF SURPLUSES Sec. 701. Paygo requirements and the on-budget surplus. TITLE VIII--SOCIAL SECURITY SURPLUS PROTECTION ACT OF 1999 Sec. 801. Short title. Sec. 802. Sequester to protect the social security surplus. SEC. 2. PURPOSE. The purposes of this Act are to-- (1) give the budget the force of law; (2) budget for emergencies; (3) display the unfunded liabilities of Federal insurance programs; (4) strengthen enforcement of budgetary decisions; (5) increase accountability for Federal spending; (6) mitigate the bias in the budget process toward higher spending; and (7) modify paygo requirements when there is an on-budget surplus. SEC. 3. EFFECTIVE DATE. 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. SEC. 4. DECLARATION OF PURPOSES FOR THE BUDGET ACT. Paragraphs (1) and (2) of section 2 of the Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974 are amended to read as follows: ``(1) to assure effective control over the budgetary process; ``(2) to facilitate the determination each year of the appropriate level of Federal revenues and expenditures by the Congress and the President;''. TITLE I--BUDGET WITH FORCE OF LAW SEC. 101. PURPOSES. The purposes of this title are to-- (1) focus initial budgetary deliberations on aggregate levels of Federal spending and taxation; (2) encourage cooperation between Congress and the President in developing overall budgetary priorities; and (3) reach budgetary decisions early in the legislative cycle. SEC. 102. THE TIMETABLE. Section 300 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 is amended to read as follows: ``timetable ``Sec. 300. The timetable with respect to the congressional budget process for any fiscal year is as follows: ``On or before: Action to be completed: First Monday in February....... President submits his budget. February 15.................... Congressional Budget Office submits report to Budget Committees. Not later than 6 weeks after President submits budget. Committees submit views and estimates to Budget Committees. April 1........................ Senate Budget Committee reports joint resolution on the budget. April 15....................... Congress completes action on joint resolution on the budget. June 10........................ House Appropriations Committee reports last annual appropriation bill. June 15........................ Congress completes action on reconciliation legislation. June 30........................ House completes action on annual appropriation bills. October 1...................... Fiscal year begins.''. SEC. 103. ANNUAL JOINT RESOLUTIONS ON THE BUDGET. (a) Content of Annual Joint Resolutions on the Budget.--Section 301(a) of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 is amended as follows: (1) Strike paragraph (4) and insert the following new paragraph: ``(4) subtotals of new budget authority and outlays for nondefense discretionary spending, defense discretionary spending, direct spending (excluding interest), and interest; and for fiscal years to which the amendments made by title II of the Comprehensive Budget Process Reform Act of 1999 apply, subtotals of new budget authority and outlays for emergencies;''. (2) Strike the last sentence of such subsection. (b) Additional Matters in Joint Resolution.--Section 301(b) of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 is amended as follows: (1) Strike paragraphs (2), (4), (6), (8), and (9) and redesignate paragraph (7) as paragraph (6). (2) After paragraph (1), insert the following new paragraph: ``(2) if submitted by the Committee on Ways and Means of the House of Representatives or the Committee on Finance of the Senate to the Committee on the Budget of that House of Congress, amend section 3101 of title 31, United States Code, to change the statutory limit on the public debt;''. (3) After paragraph (3), insert the following new paragraph: ``(4) require such other congressional procedures, relating to the budget, as may be appropriate to carry out the purposes of this Act;''. (c) Required Contents of Report.--Section 301(e)(2) of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 is amended as follows: (1) Redesignate subparagraphs (A), (B), (C), (D), (E), and (F) as subparagraphs (B), (C), (E), (F), (H), and (I), respectively. (2) Before subparagraph (B) (as redesignated), insert the following new subparagraph: ``(A) new budget authority and outlays for each major functional category, based on allocations of the total levels set forth pursuant to subsection (a)(1);''. (3) In subparagraph (C) (as redesignated), strike ``mandatory'' and insert ``direct spending''. (4) After subparagraph (C) (as redesignated), insert the following new subparagraph: ``(D) a measure, as a percentage of gross domestic product, of total outlays, total Federal revenues, the surplus or deficit, and new outlays for nondefense discretionary spending, defense spending, and direct
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