Budget Resolutions, Deeming Resolutions, and Reconciliation Bills

Note:  This website was archived in January of 2019. 

 

The Senate and House Budget Committees – using the President’s Budget request, information from their own hearings, views and estimates from other committees of Congress, and projections from the Congressional Budget Office – draft their respective versions of a “Congressional Budget Resolution” in a series of working meetings known as committee “mark-ups.”

The Budget Resolution does not become a law and therefore is not presented to the President for signature. Rather, it is a congressional blueprint to guide subsequent action on specific spending and revenue measures.

The Budget Resolution:

  1. Sets total federal spending and revenue levels;
  2. Allocates spending to each Committee, including a lump-sum to the Appropriations Committee for all “discretionary” spending;
  3. Establishes procedures to enforce the budget blueprint; and
  4. May include optional special provisions called “budget reconciliation instructions” aimed at expediting changes to mandatory spending programs or tax laws through a filibuster-proof Budget Reconciliation Bill.

In years when the House and Senate have not reached agreement on a Budget Resolution, the House and Senate have sometimes adopted “deeming resolutions” to serve in place of an annual budget resolution for the purposes of establishing enforceable budget levels for the upcoming fiscal year.  CRS: Deeming Resolutions -Budget Enforcement in the Absence of a Budget Resolution 

For additional background on Budget Resolutions and the Budget Process see “Budget Process in a Nutshell.

See also:  CRS: Congressional Budget Resolutions – Historical Information Nov 2015


Current Budget Year

Hse Budget Comm. Members – Hearings Sched |  Sen Budget Comm. Members  – Hearings Sched

FY 2020 House Action:   no action
FY 2020 Senate Action:  no action
FY 2020 Conference Action:  no action


Historical Database:  Budget Resolutions, Deeming Resolutions, Reconciliation Bills

Fiscal
Year
House
Reports
Senate
Reports
Conference
Reports
Budget
Resolution
(adopted)
Deeming
Resolutions
[if no budg. res.] 
Reconciliation
Bills
2020 [none] S.Con.Res 12
(introduced)
[none] [none]  BBA-19, PL 116-37 [none]
2019 H.Rpt.115-816 [none] [none] [none]  HSE FY19
SEN FY19
[none] 
2018 H.Rpt. 115-240 [none]   [none]  H.Con.Res.71 n/a P.L. 115-97
2017 H.Rpt. 114-470
 [none]  [none]  S.Con.Res.3 n/a n/a
2016 H. Rpt. 114-47  S. Prt. 114-14  H. Rpt. 114-96  S.Con.Res. 11 n/a HR 3762 (vetoed) 
2015 H.Rpt. 113-403  [none]  [none]  [none]  H.J.Res 59 n/a 
2014 H.Rpt. 113-17 S.Prt. 113-12,
Part 1;
 Errata 
[none]  [none]  H.Res. 59 n/a 
2013 H.Rpt. 112-421   [none]  [none]  [none]  H.Res. 614
S. 365
n/a
2012 H.Rpt. 112-58   [none]  [none]  [none] H.Res. 287
S. 365
n/a
2011 [none]  S.Con.Res. 60;
S.Prt. 111-45
Errata
 [none]  [none] H.Res. 1493 n/a 
2010 H. Rpt. 111-60  S.Prt. 111-16 H.Rpt. 111-89  S.Con.Res.13  n/a  P.L. 111-152
2009 H.Rpt. 110-543  S.Prt 110-39  H.Rpt. 110-659  S.Con.Res.70  n/a  n/a 
2008 H.Rpt.110-69   S.Con.Res. 21 H. Rpt. 110-153  S.Con.Res.21 n/a  P.L. 110-84
2007 H.Rpt. 109-402  S.Con.Res. 83 [none]  [none] H.Res. 818
H.R. 4939
n/a  
2006 H.Rpt. 109-17   S.Con.Res. 18 H.Rpt. 109-62  H.Con.Res.95 n/a  P.L. 109-171
P.L. 109-222       
2005 H.Rpt. 108-441  [none] H.Rpt. 108-498 S.Con.Res. 95 H.Res. 649
H.R. 4613
n/a 
2004 H.Rpt. 108-37  S.Con.Res.23  H.Rpt.108-71  H.Con.Res.95 n/a  P.L. 108-27 
2003 H.Rpt.107-376  S.Rpt.107-141   [none]  none  H.Res. 428 n/a 
2002 H.Rpt. 107-26  [none] H.Rpt. 107-55
H.Rpt. 107-60
 H.Con.Res.83 n/a  P.L. 107-16 
2001 H.Rpt.106-530  S.Rpt. 106-251 H.Rpt.106-577   H.Con.Res.290 n/a  HR 4810 (vetoed)
2000 H.Rpt. 106-73  S. Rpt. 106-27   H.Rpt. 106-91   H.Con.Res.68 n/a  HR 2488 (vetoed)
FY 1999 H.Rpt. 105-555 S.Rpt. 105-170   [none]  none H.Res. 477
S.Res. 209
n/a 
FY 1998 H.Rpt. 105-100    [none] H.Rpt. 105-116   H.Con.Res.84 n/a  P.L. 105-33
P.L. 105-34
FY 1997 H. Rpt. 104-575   S. Rpt. 104-271   H.Rpt. 104-612  H.Con.Res. 178 n/a  PL 104-193
FY 1996 H. Rpt. 104-12   S. Rpt. 104-82   H.Rpt. 104-159  H.Con.Res. 67 n/a  HR 2491 (vetoed)
FY1995 H.Rpt. 103-428    S.Rpt. 103-238  H.Rpt. 103-490  H.Con.Res. 218 n/a  n/a 
FY 1994 H.Rpt. 103-31  S.Rpt. 103-19 H.Rpt. 103-48   H.Con.Res. 64 n/a  P.L. 103-66 
FY1993  H.Rpt. 102-450 [none]  H.Rpt. 102-529   H.Con.Res. 287 n/a  n/a
FY1992   H.Rpt. 102-32 S.Rpt. 102-40   H.Rpt. 102-69  H.Con.Res. 121 n/a  n/a 
FY1991   H.Rpt. 101-455  [none]  H.Rpt. 101-820  H.Con.Res. 310 n/a  P.L. 101-508 
FY1990  H.Rpt. 101-42   S.Rpt. 101-20  H.Rpt. 101-50  H.Con.Res. 106 n/a  P.L. 101-239 
FY1989   H.Rpt. 100-523 S.Rpt. 100-311   H.Rpt. 100-658  H.Con.Res. 268 n/a  n/a
FY1988   [none] [none] H.Rpt. 100-175
S.Rpt. 100-76 
 H.Con.Res. 92 n/a  P.L. 100-203  
FY1987   H.Rpt. 99-598 S S.Rpt. 99-264 H.Rpt. 99-664   S.Con.Res. 120 n/a  P.L. 99-509 
 FY 1986  H.Rpt. 99-133  S.Rpt. 99-15  H.Rpt. 99-249  S.Con.Res. 32 n/a  P.L. 99-272 
FY 1985  [none]  S.Rpt. 98-399  H.Rpt. 98-1079 H.Con.Res. 280 n/a  n/a
FY 1984  H.Rpt. 98-41  S.Rpt. 98-63 H.Rpt. 98-248
S.Rpt. 98-155  
H.Con.Res. 91 n/a  P.L. 98-270
FY 1983  H.Rpt. 97-597  S.Rpt. 97-385 H.Rpt. 97-614
S.Rpt. 97-478 
S.Con.Res. 92 n/a  P.L. 97-248
P.L. 97-253 
[For the following fiscal years, there were two Budget Resolutions each year.]
FY 1982  H.Rpt. 97-23  S.Rpt. 97-49 H.Rpt. 97-46
S.Rpt. 97-86
5/21:H.Con.Res. 115
12/10: S.Con.Res. 50
n/a  P.L. 97-35 
FY 1981 H.Rpt. 96-857  S.Rpt. 96-654  H.Rpt. 96-1051
S.Rpt. 96-792
6/12: H.Con.Res. 307
11/20: H.Con.Res. 448
n/a  P.L. 96-499 
FY 1980 H.Rpt. 96-95   S.Rpt. 96-68 H.Rpt. 96-211
S.Rpt. 96-192 
5/24: H.Con.Res. 107
11/28: S.Con.Res. 53
n/a  n/a
FY 1979 H.Rpt. 95-1055  S.Rpt. 95-739  H.Rpt. 95-1173
S.Rpt. 95-866
5/17: S.Con.Res. 80
9/23: H.Con.Res. 683
n/a  n/a 
FY1978  H.Rpt. 95-239  S.Rpt. 95-90  H.Rpt. 95-291
S.Rpt. 95-134 
5/17: S.Con.Res. 19
9/15: H.Con.Res. 341
n/a  n/a 
FY1977   H.Rpt. 94-1030  S.Rpt. 94-731 H.Rpt. 94-1108
S.Rpt. 94-805 
 5/13: S.Con.Res. 109
9/16: S.Con.Res. 139
n/a  n/a 
FY1976   H.Rpt. 94-145  S.Rpt. 94-77 H.Rpt. 94-198
S.Rpt. 94-113 
5/14: H.Con.Res. 218
12/12: H.Con.Res. 466
n/a  n/a