Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for Fiscal Year 2010
The Democratically-controlled Congress adopted the fiscal year 2010 budget conference report on S. Con. Res. 13 (111th Congress) on April 29, 2009, the third fully adopted budget resolution in three years. This was a good record, though it would not last since Congress was unable to adopt a budget for fiscal year 2011. The major item included in the concurrent resolution was a set of reconciliation instructions intended to help with the enactment of President Barack Obama’s health care proposal later in the year. Though the law was successfully enacted, the process was complex insofar as it required two legislative vehicles — the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and also the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010.
Though the majority of the bill was contained in the non-reconciliation bill, HCERA was required to implement additional matter that could not command the votes necessary in the Senate and needed the expedited reconciliation process to allow a majority to pass the bill, rather than the supermajority of sixty required of contentious legislation.
|03/27/2009||Introduced in Senate|
|03/27/2009||Committee on the Budget. Original measure reported to Senate by Senator Conrad under authority of the order of the Senate of 03/26/2009. Without written report.|
|04/02/2009||Passed/agreed to in Senate: Resolution agreed to in Senate with amendments by Yea-Nay Vote. 55 – 43. Record Vote Number: 154.(text: CR 4/20/2009 S4451-4464)|
|04/22/2009||Passed/agreed to in House: On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.(text: CR H4631-4637)|
|04/27/2009||Conference report filed: Conference report H. Rept. 111-89 filed.(text of conference report: CR H4474-4836)|
|04/29/2009||Conference report agreed to in House: On agreeing to the conference report Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 233 – 193 (Roll no. 216).|
|04/29/2009||Conference report agreed to in Senate: Senate agreed to conference report by Yea-Nay Vote. 53 – 43. Record Vote Number: 173.|