§10. Budget Resolutions

Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for Fiscal Year 2000 

H. CON. RES. 68 (106th CONGRESS)

Conference Report H. Rept. 106-91, on H. Con. Res. 68 (106th Congress)
(Adopted by Congress – Final)

LEgislative History

In 1999, during the debate on the fiscal year 2000 budget, the Federal Government was running projected to run surpluses, and continue to do so into the future. Republicans, in general, were concerned that these surpluses would be spent on something other than reducing the debt. Democrats were concerned that Republicans would use surpluses as a way to reduce taxes. The conference report on the budget incorporated the latter policy into its budget estimates and provided for a reconciliation instruction to the Ways and Means Committee of the House and the Finance Committee of the Senate to reduce revenue by $777,868,000,000 over ten years.

The budget resolution produced such a reconciliation bill, reported without going through the Budget Committees since it was a single committee instruction. The bill did not become law though, since the Taxpayer Refund and Relief Act of 1999 (H.R. 2488 (106th Congress)) was vetoed by President Bill Clinton on September 23, 1999.

Legislative Activity
Date Actions Overview
03/23/1999 Introduced in House
03/23/1999 The House Committee on The Budget reported an original measure, H. Rept. 106-73, by Mr. Kasich.
03/25/1999 Passed/agreed to in House: On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 221 – 208 (Roll no. 77).
03/25/1999 Passed/agreed to in Senate: Resolution agreed to in Senate in lieu of S. Con. Res. 20 with an amendment by Yea-Nay Vote. 55-44. Record Vote No: 81.
04/13/1999 Conference committee actions: Conferees agreed to file conference report.
04/14/1999 Conference report filed: Conference report H. Rept. 106-91 filed.(text of conference report: CR H1936-1968)
04/14/1999 Conference report agreed to in House: On agreeing to the conference report Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 220 – 208 (Roll no. 85).(consideration: CR H1996)
04/15/1999 Conference report agreed to in Senate: Senate agreed to conference report by Yea-Nay Vote. 54-44. Record Vote No: 86.(consideration: CR S3756)
Date All Actions Except Amendments
03/18/1999 Committee on Budget ordered to be reported an original measure.
Action By: Committee on the Budget
03/19/1999 Committee on Budget. Original measure reported to Senate by Senator Domenici. With written report No. 106-27. Additional and minority views filed.
Action By: Committee on the Budget
03/19/1999 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 64.
Action By: Senate
03/24/1999 Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent. (consideration: CR S3161-3180S3182- 3240S3301-3308)
Action By: Senate
03/25/1999 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S3309-3319S3321-3380S3385-3432)
Action By: Senate
03/25/1999 Senate incorporated this measure in H.CON.RES. 68 as an amendment.
Action By: Senate
03/25/1999 Senate agreed to companion measure H.CON.RES. 68 in lieu of this measure by Yea-Nay Vote. 55-44. Record Vote No: 81.
Action By: Senate
03/25/1999 Returned to the Calendar. Calendar No. 64. (consideration: CR S3432)
Action By: Senate


Major Documents


FY1999 – None (105th Congress)


FY2001 – H. Con. Res. 290 (106th Congress)

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