Budget Points of Order

The nonpartisan Congressional Research Service maintains a list of parliamentary points of order that serve to enforce the congressional budget process.  

  • Spending points of order allow Representatives or Senators to object to legislation or appropriations bills that would cause Budget Resolution spending totals, allocations to committees, or allocations to subcommittees to be violated.
  • Revenue points of order allow Representatives or Senators to object to legislation that would cause the Budget Resolution revenue Floor to be violated.
  • Other points of order are intended to:
    • advance the effectiveness of the Budget Resolution and Reconciliation bills,
    • protect the jurisdiction of the Budget Committees, or
    • advance particular fiscal goals. 
  • Link here to the most recent list of budget points of order.