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

Concurrent Resolution on the Budget
for Fiscal Year 2018

Section 5104

TITLE V—BUDGET PROCESS IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Subtitle A—Budget Enforcement
SEC. 5104. LIMITATION ON ADVANCE APPROPRIATIONS.

(a) In General.—In the House of Representatives, except as provided for in subsection (b), any general appropriation bill or bill or joint resolution continuing appropriations, or amendment thereto or conference report thereon, may not provide advance appropriations.

(b) Exceptions.—An advance appropriation may be provided for programs, projects, activities, or accounts identified in the report or the joint explanatory statement of managers, as applicable, accompanying this concurrent resolution under the following headings:

(1) General.—“Accounts Identified for Advance Appropriations”.

(2) Veterans.—“Veterans Accounts Identified for Advance Appropriations”.

(c) Limitations.—The aggregate level of advance appropriations shall not exceed the following:

(1) General.—$28,852,000,000 in new budget authority for all programs identified pursuant to subsection (b)(1).

(2) Veterans.—$70,699,313,000 in new budget authority for programs in the Department of Veterans Affairs identified pursuant to subsection (b)(2).

(d) Definition.—In this section, the term “advance appropriation” means any new discretionary budget authority provided in a general appropriation bill or joint resolution continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2018, or any amendment thereto or conference report thereon, that first becomes available for the first fiscal year following fiscal year 2018.


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

This section was included as section 304 of H. Con. Res. 71 (115th Congress), as it was adopted by the House of Representatives.

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