H. Con. Res. 71 (115th Congress)

Concurrent Resolution on the Budget
for Fiscal Year 2018

Section 5101

TITLE V—BUDGET PROCESS IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Subtitle A—Budget Enforcement
SEC. 5101. POINT OF ORDER AGAINST INCREASING LONG-TERM DIRECT SPENDING.

(a) Point of Order.—It shall not be in order in the House of Representatives to consider any bill or joint resolution, or amendment thereto or conference report thereon, that would cause a net increase in direct spending in excess of $2,500,000,000 in any of the 4 consecutive 10-fiscal year periods described in subsection (b).

(b) Congressional Budget Office Analysis of Proposals.—The Director of the Congressional Budget Office shall, to the extent practicable, prepare an estimate of whether a bill or joint resolution reported by a committee (other than the Committee on Appropriations), or amendment thereto or conference report thereon, would cause, relative to current law, a net increase in direct spending in the House of Representatives, in excess of $2,500,000,000 in any of the 4 consecutive 10-fiscal year periods beginning after the last fiscal year of this concurrent resolution.

(c) Limitation.—In the House of Representatives, the provisions of this section shall not apply to any bills or joint resolutions, or amendments thereto or conference reports thereon, for which the chair of the Committee on the Budget has made adjustments to the allocations, aggregates, or other budgetary levels in this concurrent resolution.

(d) Determinations of Budget Levels.—For purposes of this section, the levels of net increases in direct spending shall be determined on the basis of estimates provided by the chair of the Committee on the Budget of the House of Representatives.

(e) Sunset.—This section shall have no force or effect after September 30, 2018.


Counsel Notes
H. Con. Res. 71, as Passed by the House

This section was included as section 301 of H. Con. Res. 71 (115th Congress), as it was adopted by the House of Representatives.

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