H Con Res 353 in Congressional Session 107

Official Summary

 

Bill Number : H Con Res 353

 

Title : Establishing the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2003 and setting forth appropriate budgetary levels for each of fiscal years 2004 through 2007.

 

SUMMARY AS OF:
3/20/2002--Passed House amended.    (There are 2 other summaries) Sets forth the congressional budget for the Government for FY 2003, including the appropriate budgetary levels for FY 2004 through 2007.

Title I:

Recommended Levels and Amounts - Lists recommended budgetary levels and amounts, for FY 2003 through 2007, with respect to: (1) Federal revenues; (2) new budget authority; (3) budget outlays; (4) on-budget deficits; (5) public debt; and (6) debt held by the public.

(Sec. 102)

Sets forth the appropriate levels of new budget authority and outlays for homeland security for FY 2003.

(Sec. 103)

Lists the appropriate levels of new budget authority and outlays for specified major functional categories for FY 2003 through 2007.

Title II:

Reserve and Contingency Funds - Subtitle A: Reserve Funds for Legislation Assumed in Aggregates - Creates a reserve fund for the war on terrorism that requires the Chairman of the House Budget Committee to adjust the allocation of budget authority to the Committee on Appropriations or the Committee on Armed Services for any measure that provides funding for such war for FY 2003, up to a specified level.

(Sec. 202)

Establishes reserve funds for: (1) medicare modernization, prescription drug coverage, and adjustments to the medicare program on a fee-for-service, capitated, or other basis for FY 2003 through 2012; (2) special education (grants to States under part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) for FY 2003 and for FY 2004 through 2007 (contingent upon reauthorization); and (3) the obligation limitation for FY 2003 for programs, projects, and activities within the highway category of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985. Authorizes the chairman of the House Budget Committee to revise applicable allocations in new budget authority and/or outlays for such funds, up to specified levels and subject to certain conditions, in response to subsequent House or conference committee action.Subtitle B: Additional Surpluses Reserved for Debt Reduction - Establishes a contingency fund for additional surpluses. Authorizes the chairman of the House Budget Committee to increase the surplus or reduce the deficit, as applicable, and reduce the level of the public debt and debt held by the public by the amount (if any) the estimated unified surplus for FY 2003 and for the period of FY 2003 through 2007, as set forth in the report Budget and Economic Outlook: Update (for FY 2003 through 2012), exceeds the estimated unified surplus for FY 2003 and for that period as set forth in the report for this resolution.Subtitle C: Contingency Funds for Accounting Changes - Establishes a contingency fund for accrual accounting of Federal retirement and health benefits charged to Federal agencies. Authorizes the chairman of the House Budget Committee to revise specified allocations for the House Committee on Appropriations if such legislation is enacted in the House and the House Appropriations Committee reports a measure providing new budget authority to carry out such legislation. Prohibits such amounts from exceeding the resulting reduction (offset) in mandatory budget authority estimated by the Director of the Congressional Budget Office.

(Sec. 222)

Establishes a contingency fund for reclassification of student accounts if the House enacts legislation amending the Higher Education Act to make student aid administration subject to annual appropriations. Requires an offsetting reduction in the allocation to the Committee on Education and the Workforce.Subtitle D: Implementation of Contingency and Reserve Funds - Permits adjustments of allocations and aggregates made pursuant to this resolution only during the interval that the legislation is under consideration, not to take effect until enactment. Gives such adjustments the same effect as if they had been part of the original levels.

(Sec. 231)

Makes a separate allocation to the appropriate committees for medicare. Sets forth committee instructions for the enforcement of such separate allocation.

Title III:

Budget Enforcement - Limits advance appropriations to those programs identified in Accounts Identified for Advance Appropriations in the joint explanatory statement accompanying this resolution and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Provides enforcement mechanisms.

(Sec. 302)

Includes the administrative expenses related to Social Security in the allocation to the Appropriations Committees.

(Sec. 303)

Require the Congressional Budget Office report to include: (1) a comparison of the differing impact between forecasted economic variables used to model a year's projections and what actually happened; (2) technical factors that contributed to forecasting inaccuracies; (3) a variance analysis between forecasted and actual budget results; and (4) recommendations for forecasting improvement.

Title IV:

Sense of Congress and Sense of House Provisions - Expresses the sense of Congress concerning: (1) combating infectious diseases; (2) asset building for the working poor; (3) Pacific Northwest salmon recovery; and (4) federal fire prevention assistance.

(Sec. 403)

Expresses the sense of the House on: (1) federal employee pay; (2) Medicare+Choice regional disparities; and (3) border security and anti-terrorism.

Votes

Title : Establishing the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2003 and setting forth appropriate budgetary levels for each of fiscal years 2004 through 2007.
Votes in the US Senate
This Bill was not Voted in the US Senate
Votes in the US House
Roll NumberVote DateQuestionDescriptionVote Result
792002-03-20On Agreeing to the Resolution Congressional Budget ResolutionP

Sponsors

 
Congressional Sponsors of H Con Res 353
 
Bill Number : H Con Res 353

Title : Establishing the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2003 and setting forth appropriate budgetary levels for each of fiscal years 2004 through 2007.

Sponsor: Rep Nussle, Jim [IA-2] (introduced 3/15/2002)      

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

Other Info

Bill Number : H Con Res 353

Title : Establishing the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2003 and setting forth appropriate budgetary levels for each of fiscal years 2004 through 2007.

 

 
ALL ACTIONS:
 
3/15/2002 11:55pm:The House Committee on The Budget reported an original measure, H. Rept. 107-376, by Mr. Nussle.
 
3/15/2002 11:56pm:Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 218.
 
3/20/2002 12:46am:Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 372 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H. Con. Res. 353 with 3 hours of general debate. Rule provides three hours of general debate, with two hours confined to the congressional budget equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on the Budget, and one hour on the subject of economic goals and policies equally divided and controlled by Representative Saxton of New Jersey and Representative Stark of California or their designees. The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the concurrent resolution. rule provides that the amendment in the nature of a substitute printed in the report of the Committee on Rules (H. Rept. 107-380) shall be considered as adopted in the House and in the Committee of the Whole. The rule permits the chairman of the Budget Committee to offer amendments in the House to achieve mathematical consistency. Provides that the concurrent resolution shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question of its adoption.
 
3/20/2002 3:16pm:Rule H. Res. 372 passed House.
 
3/20/2002 3:38pm:Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 372. (consideration: CR H1037-1072)
 
3/20/2002 3:38pm:Rule provides for consideration of H. Con. Res. 353 with 3 hours of general debate. Rule provides three hours of general debate, with two hours confined to the congressional budget equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on the Budget, and one hour on the subject of economic goals and policies equally divided and controlled by Representative Saxton of New Jersey and Representative Stark of California or their designees. The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the concurrent resolution. The rule provides that the amendment in the nature of a substitute printed in the report of the Committee on Rules (H. Rept. 107-380) shall be considered as adopted in the House and in the Committee of the Whole. The rule permits the chairman of the Budget Committee to offer amendments in the House to achieve mathematical consistency. Provides that the concurrent resolution shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question of its adoption.
 
3/20/2002 3:38pm:House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 372 and Rule XXIII.
 
3/20/2002 3:38pm:The Speaker designated the Honorable Michael K. Simpson to act as Chairman of the Committee.
 
3/20/2002 3:39pm:GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with three hours of general debate on H. Con. Res. 353.
 
3/20/2002 7:26pm:The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H. Con. Res. 353.
 
3/20/2002 7:26pm:The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
 
3/20/2002 7:53pm:On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 221 - 209 (Roll no. 79). (text: CR H1037-1040)
 
3/21/2002:Received in the Senate and referred to the Committee on the Budget.