Budget Counsel Reference Directory

Congressional Issues


As the primary branch of the Federal Government, included in Article I of the U.S. Constitution, and the only institution that can “make” laws. While in both terms of statute and amending the Constitution, other governmental entities must concur (in the first case, the President, and in the second, 3/4ths of the States), Congress is still the branch that controls the pen used to write the law.  This section of the BCR is intended to be used for an overview of general issues that face the U.S. Congress related to the budget rules and laws.

Congressional Record


Volume 157, House, House Page H3


Volume 157, Senate, Senate Page S3





§012. Congressional Budget Office (CBO)


§014. Congressional Research Service (CRS)  

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