H Con Res 84 in Congressional Session 105

Official Summary

 

Bill Number : H Con Res 84

 

Title : Establishing the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 1998 and setting forth appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 1999, 2000, 2001, and 2002.

 

SUMMARY AS OF:
6/4/1997--Conference report filed in House.    (There are 2 other summaries) TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Title I:

Levels and Amounts

Title II:

Budgetary Restraints and Rulemaking

Title III:

Sense of Congress, House, and Senate Provisions Subtitle A: Sense of the Congress Subtitle B: Sense of the House Subtitle C: Sense of the Senate Sets forth the congressional budget for the Government for FY 1998. Sets forth appropriate budgetary levels for FY 1999 through 2002.

Title I:

Levels and Amounts - Lists recommended budgetary levels and amounts, for FY 1998 through 2002, with respect to: (1) Federal revenues; (2) new budget authority; (3) budget outlays; (4) deficits; (5) public debt; (6) new direct loan obligations; and (7) new primary loan guarantee commitments.

(Sec. 102)

Sets forth for such fiscal years specified amounts of revenues and outlays of the Federal Old-Age and Survivors Insurance Trust Fund and the Federal Disability Insurance Trust Fund.

(Sec. 103)

Lists the appropriate levels of new budget authority, budget outlays, new direct loan obligations, and new primary loan guarantee commitments for each of specified major functional categories for FY 1998 through 2002.

(Sec. 104)

Establishes reconciliation procedures for the Senate. Sets forth a deadline for submission of specified Senate committee recommendations to the Senate Committee on the Budget. Requires that Committee to report to the Senate a reconciliation bill without any substantive revision of such recommendations. Sets forth deficit reduction amounts for FY 1998 through 2002 for the Senate committees on: (1) Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs; (2) Commerce, Science, and Transportation; and (3) Governmental Affairs. Specifies outlay reductions, for FY 1998 through 2002, for the Senate committees on: (1) Energy and Natural Resources; (2) Finance; (3) Labor and Human Resources; and (4) Veterans' Affairs. Specifies increased outlays for the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry. Establishes a ceiling on the increase to the statutory limit on the public debt required to be reported by the Senate Committee on Finance. Directs the Senate Committee on Finance to report a reconciliation bill proposing changes in laws necessary to reduce revenues by up to specified amounts in FY 2002 and for the period of FY 1998 through 2002 . Sets forth requirements relating to: (1) treatment of congressional pay-as-you-go-requirements; and (2) deficit neutral adjustments and limited flexibility on adjustments.

(Sec. 105)

Provides instructions for two separate reconciliation bills in the House of Representatives, one for entitlement reforms and the other for tax relief and miscellaneous reforms. Sets forth deadlines for submission of specified House committee recommendations to the House Committee on the Budget, and for that Committee's report to the House of a reconciliation bill without any substantive revision of such recommendations, for the separate categories of entitlement reform and of tax relief and miscellaneous reforms. Specifies outlay limits, with respect to entitlement reform and to tax relief and miscellaneous reforms, for FY 1998 through 2002, for the House committees on: (1) Agriculture; (2) Banking and Financial Services; (3) Commerce; (4) Education and the Workforce; (5) Government Reform and Oversight; (6) Transportation and Infrastructure; (7) Veterans' Affairs; and (8) Ways and Means. Establishes deficit reduction amounts for the House Committee on Government Reform and Oversight for FY 1998 through 2002 with respect to the two reform categories. Lists amounts of revenue increases and increases in the statutory limit on the public debt to be reported by the House Ways and Means Committee. Sets forth budgetary limits on a children's health initiative.

Title II:

Budgetary Restraints and Rulemaking - Establishes certain discretionary spending limits in the Senate for each of FY 1998 through 2002 for defense, nondefense, and discretionary categories. Sets forth related provisions regarding points of order in the Senate, waivers, and appeals. Declares that the levels of new budget authority, outlays, new entitlement authority, revenues, and deficits for a fiscal year shall be determined on the basis of Senate Budget Committee estimates.

(Sec. 202)

Requires the chairmen of the House or Senate Budget Committees to increase the appropriate allocations, budgetary aggregates, and discretionary limits (in the Senate only) specified in appropriations measures reported in the Senate in FY 1998 through 2002, and in the House in FY 1998 or 1999, by the amount of budget authority in such a measure that is the dollar equivalent, in terms of Special Drawing Rights, of: (1) an increase in the U.S. quota as part of the International Monetary Fund Eleventh General Review of Quotas; or (2) any increase in the maximum amount available to the Secretary of the Treasury pursuant to the Bretton Woods Agreement Act with respect to new arrangements to borrow.

(Sec. 203)

Authorizes the chairmen of the House or Senate Budget Committees to increase by up to a specified amount any allocation in a reported FY 1998 appropriations measure (or conference report) that includes an appropriation for the renewal of expiring contracts for Section 8 housing assistance.

(Sec. 204)

Permits the chairmen of the House or Senate Budget Committees to increase by up to specified amounts for FY 1998 and for the period of FY 1998 through 2002 the allocation for any legislation reported (including a conference report) by specified House or Senate committees to reform the Superfund program to facilitate the cleanup of hazardous waste sites.

(Sec. 205)

Requires the chairmen of the House or Senate Budget Committees to increase by up to a specified amount for FY 1998 the allocation for any reported legislation (including a conference report) that provides a specified amount in budget authority for FY 1998 for Federal land acquisitions and priority exchanges. (Sec. 206) Directs the chairmen of the House or Senate Budget Committees to increase by up to specified amounts for FY 1998 through 2002 (FY 1998 and 1999 in the House) the allocation for any reported appropriations measure (including a conference report) that includes an appropriation for arrearages for international organizations, international peacekeeping, and multilateral development banks. Permits increases in discretionary spending limits in the Senate for such purposes but limits the total amount of budget authority and outlays flowing from such adjustments.

(Sec. 207)

Authorizes, upon the enactment of specified legislation, the establishment of certain reserve funds, for FY 1998 through 2002, for: (1) intercity passenger rail transportation; (2) mass transit; (3) highways; and (4) surface transportation.

(Sec. 211)

Sets forth provisions regarding budgetary treatment of the sale of government assets.

Title III:

Sense of Congress, House, and Senate Provisions - Subtitle A: Sense of the Congress - Expresses the sense of the Congress regarding: (1) repayment of the Federal debt; (2) tax cut benefits in the tax reconciliation bill for middle class families; and (3) limits on revenue losses from the tax reconciliation bill. Subtitle B: Sense of the House - Expresses the sense of the House regarding: (1) creation of a commission on long-term budgetary problems; (2) corporate welfare; (3) baselines; and (4) the desired absence of numerical limits on the States' grant of domestic violence good cause waivers with respect to certain welfare assistance requirements. Subtitle B (sic): Sense of the Senate - Expresses the sense of the Senate regarding: (1) long-term entitlement reforms, including accuracy in determining changes in the cost of living and efforts to hold mandatory spending to 70 percent of the budget; (2) tactical fighter aircraft acquisition strategy; (3) immediate 100 percent tax deductibility of the health insurance costs of the self-employed (to provide for their children's health coverage); (4) opposition to use of a Medicaid per capita cap; (5) use of added savings under a balanced budget for deficit reduction; (6) reform elements to ensure fairness in Medicare; (7) assistance to Lithuania and Latvia; (8) establishment of a national commission on higher education; (9) a lockbox requirement to ensure all savings from Medicare reform are used to keep the Medicare program solvent; (10) additional programmatic changes to ensure that the primary purpose of the earned income credit is achieved without wasting billions of taxpayer dollars on fraud and error; (11) disaster assistance and veterans' programs funding; (12) enforcement of the bipartisan budget agreement; (13) increased appropriations for the National Institutes of Health; (14) continuation of Supplemental Security Income benefits for certain elderly, legal immigrants; (15) opposition to generating revenues, except for closing tax loopholes, from retroactively increased taxes; (16) continued efforts to reduce the on-budget deficit to balance the budget without counting Social Security surpluses; (17) the desired absence of numerical limits on the States' grant of domestic violence good cause waivers with respect to certain welfare assistance requirements; (18) reform of, and additional funding for, Amtrak; (19) health care needs of low-income pregnant women and children and the impact of Medicaid disproportionate share hospital reform proposals; (20) the deposit of all Federal gasoline taxes into the Highway Trust Fund; (21) increases in the supply of quality child care, early childhood education, and teacher and parent training; (22) fuel taxes and spending from the Highway Trust Fund; (23) tax incentives for the cost of post-secondary education; (24) additional tax relief; (25) differences between estimates of electromagnetic spectrum values and actual revenues derived at auctions; (26) Highway Trust fund resources and State transportation projects; (27) the use of budget savings in the mandatory spending area; (28) Social Security for future retirees; (29) the reserve of revenue windfalls for tax cuts and deficit reduction; (30) continued funding for law enforcement programs to combat violent crime; and (31) resources for a national grassroots volunteer effort to encourage parental education and involvement in youth drug prevention.

Votes

Title : Establishing the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 1998 and setting forth appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 1999, 2000, 2001, and 2002.
Votes in the US Senate
Roll NumberVote DateQuestionDescriptionVote Result
961997-06-05On the Conference Reportconference report to accompany h.con.res.84; A concurrent resolution establishing the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 1998 and setting forth appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 1999, 2000, 2001, and 2002.Agreed to
921997-05-23On the Concurrent ResolutionH.Con.Res. 84, as amended; A concurrent resolution establishing the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 1998 and setting forth appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 1999, 2000, 2001, and 2002.Agreed to
Votes in the US House
Roll NumberVote DateQuestionDescriptionVote Result
1661997-06-05On Agreeing to the Conference Report Congressional Budget Resolution for FY 1998P
1481997-05-21On Agreeing to the Resolution Congressional Budget Resolution for FY 1998P
1471997-05-21On Agreeing to the Amendment Shuster of Pennsylvania Substitute AmendmentF
1451997-05-21On Agreeing to the Amendment Brown of California Substitute AmendmentF
1441997-05-21On Agreeing to the Amendment Doolittle of California Substitute AmendmentF
1431997-05-21On Agreeing to the Amendment Waters of California Substitute AmendmentF

Sponsors

 
Congressional Sponsors of H Con Res 84
 
Bill Number : H Con Res 84

Title : Establishing the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 1998 and setting forth appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 1999, 2000, 2001, and 2002.

Sponsor: Rep Kasich, John R. [OH-12] (introduced 5/18/1997)      

COSPONSOR(S): ****NONE****

Other Info

Bill Number : H Con Res 84

Title : Establishing the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 1998 and setting forth appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 1999, 2000, 2001, and 2002.

 

 
ALL ACTIONS:
(Floor Actions/Congressional Record Page References)
 
5/18/1997 11:50pm:The House Committee on The Budget reported an original measure, H. Rept. 105-100, by Mr. Kasich.
 
5/18/1997 11:50pm:Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 61.
 
5/19/1997 8:24pm:Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 152 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H. Con. Res. 84 with 5 hours and 20 minutes of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions. Measure will be considered read. Specified amendments are in order. No amendment shall be in order except the amendments in the nature of a substitute designated in sec. 2 of the report accompanying this resolution (H. Rept. 105-102). Each amendment in the nature of a substitute shall be considered read and debatable for 20 minutes, unless otherwise specified. All points of order against the amendments shall be waived except that the adoption of any amendment shall constitute the conclusion of consideration of the concurrent resolution for amendment. The Chairman of the Committee of the Whole may postpone a request for a recorded vote on any amendment until a later time during further consideration of the concurrent resolution.
 
5/20/1997 3:32pm:Rule H. Res. 152 passed House.
 
5/20/1997 4:08pm:Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 152. (consideration: CR H2960-3030)
 
5/20/1997 4:08pm:Rule provides for consideration of H. Con. Res. 84 with 5 hours and 20 minutes of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions. Measure will be considered read. Specified amendments are in order. No amendment shall be in order except the amendments in the nature of a substitute designated in sec. 2 of the report accompanying this resolution (H. Rept. 105-102). Each amendment in the nature of a substitute shall be considered read and debatable for 20 minutes, unless otherwise specified. All points of order against the amendments shall be waived except that the adoption of any amendment shall constitute the conclusion of consideration of the concurrent resolution for amendment. The Chairman of the Committee of the Whole may postpone a request for a recorded vote on any amendment until a later time during further consideration of the concurrent resolution.
 
5/20/1997 4:09pm:House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 152 and Rule XXIII.
 
5/20/1997 4:09pm:The Speaker designated the Honorable John A. Boehner to act as Chairman of the Committee.
 
5/20/1997 4:09pm:GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with five hours and 20 minutes of general debate.
 
5/20/1997 11:01pm:DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 152, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of debate on the Waters amendment.
 
5/21/1997 12:25am:DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 152, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Doolittle amendment.
 
5/21/1997 1:13am:DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 152, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Brown (CA) amendment.
 
5/21/1997 1:52am:DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 152, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Kennedy amendment.
 
5/21/1997 2:30am:DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 152, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Shuster amendment.
 
5/21/1997 3:10am:The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H. Con. Res. 84.
 
5/21/1997 3:11am:The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
 
5/21/1997 3:27am:On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 333 - 99 (Roll no. 148). (consideration:
 
5/20/1997 CR H3031-3065)
 
5/21/1997 3:27am:Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
 
5/21/1997:Received in the Senate. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 56.
 
5/23/1997:Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent. (consideration: CR S5054)
 
5/23/1997:Senate struck all after the Enacting Clause and substituted the language of S.CON.RES. 27 amended.
 
5/23/1997:Resolution agreed to in Senate in lieu of S.CON.RES. 27 with an amendment by Yea-Nay Vote. 78-22. Record Vote No: 92.
 
5/23/1997:Senate insisted on its amendment, requested a conference. (consideration: CR S5065)
 
6/3/1997:Conference held.
 
6/3/1997:Senate appointed conferees. Domenici; Grassley; Lautenberg.
 
6/3/1997 5:36pm:Mr. Kasich moved that the House disagree to the Senate amendment, and agree to a conference.
 
6/3/1997 5:36pm:DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on the Kasich motion.
 
6/3/1997:Message on Senate action sent to the House.
 
6/3/1997 6:32pm:The previous question was ordered without objection.
 
6/3/1997 6:32pm:On motion that the House disagree to the Senate amendment, and agree to a conference Agreed to by voice vote. (consideration: CR H3239)
 
6/3/1997 6:33pm:Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
 
6/3/1997 6:33pm:Mr. Spratt moved that the House instruct conferees.
 
6/3/1997 6:34pm:DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on the motion to instruct conferees on the part of the House to agree to the portion of the Senate amendment limiting the 10 net tax cut costs to $250 billion, and to agree to the Senate provisions with respect to fair distribution of the tax cuts.
 
6/3/1997 6:39pm:The previous question was ordered without objection.
 
6/3/1997 6:39pm:On motion that the House instruct conferees Agreed to by voice vote. (consideration: CR H3245-3246)
 
6/3/1997 6:39pm:Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
 
6/3/1997 6:40pm:The Speaker appointed conferees: Kasich, Hobson, and Spratt.
 
6/4/1997:Conferees agreed to file conference report.
 
6/4/1997 12:45pm:Conference report H. Rept. 105-116 filed. (text of conference report: CR H3358-3424)
 
6/4/1997 10:43pm:Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 160 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of the conference report to H. Con. Res. 84 with 1 hour of general debate. All points of order against the conference report and against its consideration shall be waived.
 
6/5/1997:Message on Senate action sent to the House.
 
6/5/1997 1:50pm:Rule H. Res. 160 passed House.
 
6/5/1997 1:52pm:Mr. Kasich brought up conference report H. Rept. 105-116 for consideration under the provisions of H. Res. 160.
 
6/5/1997 1:52pm:DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 160, the House proceeded with one hour of debate on the conference report.
 
6/5/1997 3:05pm:The previous question was ordered without objection.
 
6/5/1997 3:28pm:Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
 
6/5/1997 3:28pm:On agreeing to the conference report Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 327 - 97 (Roll no. 166). (consideration: CR H3501-3516)
 
6/5/1997:Conference papers: Senate report and managers' statement and message on House action held at the desk in Senate.
 
6/5/1997:Senate agreed to conference report by Yea-Nay Vote. 76-22. Record Vote No: 96. (consideration: CR S5338)