Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for Fiscal Year 2018
TITLE V—BUDGET PROCESS IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Subtitle C—Adjustment Authority
SEC. 5301. ADJUSTMENT AUTHORITY FOR AMENDMENTS TO STATUTORY CAPS.
During the 115th Congress, if a measure becomes law that amends the discretionary spending limits established under section 251(c) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 (2 U.S.C. 901(c)), such as a measure increasing the limit for the revised security category for fiscal year 2018 to be $640,000,000,000, the chair of the Committee on the Budget of the House of Representatives may adjust the allocation called for under section 302(a) of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 (2 U.S.C. 633(a)) to the appropriate committee or committees of the House of Representatives, and may adjust all other budgetary aggregates, allocations, levels, and limits contained in this resolution, as necessary, consistent with such measure.
H. Con. Res. 71, as Passed by the House
This section was included in any form in H. Con. Res. 71 (115th Congress), as it was adopted by the House of Representatives. This specifically anticipates an increase to a new revised security limit for fiscal year 2018 of $640 billion. The spending limit in statute for in section 251(c) (BBEDCA) for fiscal year 2018 was $603 billion. These limits are, however, adjusted downward pursuant to section 251A(5)(B) (BBEDCA) each year when the Sequestration Preview Report is issued at the time the President’s Budget is submitted to Congress.
The OMB Sequestration Preview Report to the President and Congress for Fiscal Year 2018 stated the following:
These adjustments revise the cap for defense in 2018 from $603,000 million to $549,057 million and revise the cap for non-defense from $553,000 million to $515,749 million.
[BCR § 010.43]