Budget Counsel Reference Directory

Public Laws (Resources for Budget Law)

Statutes

The U.S. Constitution has limited guidance as to this fundamental aspect of governance. The current system, such as it is, does not indicate any comprehensive plan or succession of events beyond a general attempt by lawmakers to keep up with the massive growth of the Federal Government over time. Included here are some of the major laws, but by no means exhaustive.

 

 Laws with Budgetary Process Implications 

67th Through 116th Congresses
67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79
80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92
93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105
106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118

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116th Congress

Further Additional Continuing Appropriations Act, 2019 (Public Law 116-5) 133 Stat. 10; February 15, 2019; H.J. Res. 28 (116th Congress) [GPO PDF (TBD)] [GPO Page View]

Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2019 (Public Law 116-6) 133 Stat. 13; February 15, 2019; H.J. Res. 31 (116th Congress) [GPO PDF] [GPO Page View]

115th Congress

Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017 (Public Law 115-31) 131 Stat. 135, 137; May 5, 2017; H.R. 244 (115th Congress) [GPO PDF] [GPO View] Note: Directed scoring provision related to the baseline (section 257 (BBEDCA)) at 131 Stat. 803.

Continuing Appropriations Act, 2018 and Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Requirements Act, 2017 (Public Law 115-56) 131 Stat. 1129; Sept. 8, 2017 [GPO PDF] [GPO Page View]

Further Additional Continuing Appropriations Act, 2018 (Public Law 115-96) 131 Stat. 2044 ; December 22, 2017; H.R. 1370 (115th Congress) [GPO PDF] [GPO Page View]

Making Further Continuing Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2018 (Public Law 115-120) 132 Stat. 28; January 22, 2018; H.R. 195 (115th Congress) [GPO PDF] [GPO Page View]

Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 (Public Law 115-123) 132 Stat. 64; February 9, 2018; H.R. 1892 (115th Congress) [BCR] [As Enacted PDF] [GPO PDF] [GPO Page View]

Consolidated Appropriations Act, Fiscal Year 2018 (Public Law 115-141) 132 Stat. 348; March 23, 2018; H.R. 1625 (115th Congress) [GPO PDF] [GPO Page View]

FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018(Public Law 115-254) 132 Stat. 3186; October 5, 2018; H.R. 302 (115th Congress) [As Enacted] [See section 255 (BBEDCA) FN#5) [GPO PDF] [GPO Page View]

114th Congress

Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 (Public Law 114–74) 129 Stat. 584; November 2, 2015; H.R. 1314 (114th Congress) [BCR Link] [GPO PDF] [GPO Page View]

Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act or the FAST Act (Public Law 114–94) 129 Stat. 1312; Dec. 4, 2015; H.R. 22 (114th Congress) [GPO PDF] [GPO Page View] Note: See section 32202 for Federal Reserve surplus limitation at 129 Stat. 1739.

Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016 (Public Law 114-113) 129 Stat. 2242; December 18, 2015; H.R. 2029 (114th Congress) [GPO PDF] [GPO Page View] Note: See §§ 1001-1003 for budget provisions including a needless adjustment to S. Con. Res. 11 (114th Congress), the FY2016 budget resolution, showing that the BBA 2015 had violated its discretionary spending levels. These provisions are at 129 Stat. 3034-3035.

Continuing Appropriations and Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017, and Zika Response and Preparedness Act (Public Law 114-223) 130 Stat. 857; Sept. 29, 2016; H.R. 5325 (114th Congress) [GPO PDF] [GPO Page View]

Further Continuing and Security Assistance Appropriations Act, 2017 (Public Law 114-254)  130 Stat. 1005; December 10, 2016; H.R.2028 (114th Congress) [GPO PDF] [GPO Page View] Note: Provided continuing appropriations  through April  28,  2017; see div. A, §184 at 130 Stat. 1017.

21st Century Cures Act (Public Law 114-255) 130 Stat. 1033; Dec. 13, 2016; H.R. 34 (114th Congress) [GPO PDF] [GPO Page View] Note: See § 1001(b)(3)(B) for language directing the method by which a budget estimate is prepared for certain future appropriations at 130 Stat. 1040

Program Management Improvement Accountability Act (Public Law 114-264) 130 Stat. 1371; December 14, 2016; S. 1550 (114th Congress) [GPO PDF] [GPO Page View] Note: Pub. L. 114-264 and Pub. L. 114-328 both enacted section 1126 of title 31 (the latter came after, so it was classified in the U.S. Code).

Veterans’ Health Care and Benefits Improvement Act of 2016 (Public Law 114-315) 130 Stat. 1536, 1569; Dec. 16, 2016; H.R. 6416 (114th Congress) [GPO PDF] [GPO Page View] Note: See Title VI, §601(b) for advance appropriation provision.

National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 (Public Law 114-328) 130 Stat. 2000; December 23, 2016; S. 2943 (114th Congress)  [GPO PDF] [GPO Page View] Note: Section 861 amends 31 U.S.C. 1126; President’s budget.

113th Congress

No Budget No Pay Act; Debt Limit Increase (Public Law 113-3) 127 Stat. 51; February 4, 2013; H.R. 325 (113th Congress) [GPO PDF] [GPO Page View]

Consolidated Appropriations, 2014 (Public Law 113-46) 127 Stat. 558; October 17, 2013; H.R. 2775 (113th Congress) [GPO PDF[GPO Page View]

Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013 (Public Law 113–67) 127 Stat. 1166; December 26, 2013; H.J. Res. 59 (113th Congress) [GPO PDF[GPO Page View] (Note: Formally known as the “Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014”)

Making Further Continuing Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2014 (Public Law 113-73) 128 Stat. 3; Jan. 17, 2014; H.J. Res. 106 (113th Congress) [GPO PDF[GPO Page View] Note: Date change extending continuing appropriations only.

Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014 (Public Law 113-76) 128 Stat. 5; Jan. 17, 2014; H.R. 3547 (113th Congress) [GPO PDF[GPO Page View] 

Armed Forces COLA Repeal (Public Law 113-82) 128 Stat. 1009; February 15, 2014; S. 25  (113th Congress) [GPO PDF[GPO Page View]

Medicare Protection Act (Public Law 113-93) 128 Stat. 1040; April 1, 2014; H.R. 4302 (113th Congress)  [GPO PDF[GPO Page View]

Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 (Public Law 113-235) 128 Stat. 2130; December 16, 2014; H.R. 83 (113th Congress) [GPO PDF[GPO Page View]

Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014 (Public Law 113-295) 128 Stat. 4010, 4055; Dec. 19, 2014; H.R. 5771 (113th Congress) [GPO PDF[GPO Page View]

112th Congress

Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2011 (Public Law 112-5) 125 Stat. 14; Mar. 4, 2011; H.R. 662 (112th Congress) [GPO PDF] [GPO Page View]

Budget Control Act of 2011 (Public Law 112-25) title I, §101, Aug. 2, 2011, 125 Stat. 241; S. 365 (112th Congress) [GPO PDF [GPO Page View]

Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2012 (Public Law 112-74) 125 Stat. 786; December 23, 2011; H.R. 2055 (112th Congress) [GPO PDF [GPO Page View] Note: See §619 for an amendment to 31 U.S.C. 1107 (President’s Budget) at 125 Stat. 926.

Temporary Payroll Tax Cut Continuation Act of 2011 (Public Law 112–78) 125 Stat. 1280; December 23, 2011; H.R. 3765 (112th Congress) [GPO PDF [GPO Page View] Note: See §511 and §512 for budgetary provisions at 125 Stat. 1291.

American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (Public Law 112-240) 126 Stat. 2313,  2370; January 2, 2013; H.R. 8 (112th Congress) [GPO PDF]  [GPO Page View] Note: See title IX, §901(d)(1)) for Budget Provisions.

Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act of 2012 (Public Law 112–199) 126 Stat. 1465; Nov. 27, 2012; S. 743 (112th Congress) [GPO PDF[GPO Page View] Note: See §116(b) reference to 31 U.S.C. 1116 at : 126 Stat. 1474.

 

111th Congress

To Permit Continued Financing Of Government Operations – Debt Limit Increase (Public Law 111-123) 123 Stat. 3483; Dec. 28, 2009; H.R. 4314 (111th Congress) [GPO PDF[GPO Page View]

Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act of 2010 (Public Law 111-139) 124 Stat. 8; Feb. 12, 2010; H.J. Res. 45 (111th Congress)[GPO PDF[GPO Page View]

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Public Law 111-148) 124 Stat. 119; Mar. 23, 2010; H.R. 3590 (111th Congress) [GPO PDF[GPO Page View]

Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (Public Law 111–152) 124 Stat. 1029; March 30, 2010; H.R. 4872 (111th Congress) [GPO PDF] [GPO Page View] 

Claims Resolution Act of 2010 (Public Law 111–291) 124 Stat. 3064; Dec. 8, 2010; H.R. 4783 (111th Congress) [GPO PDF] [GPO Page View] Note: See title IV, §411(h) of the Act for the “Crow Tribe Water Rights Settlement Act” in 31 U.S.C. 1105(a)(38) at  124 Stat. 3116.

Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 (Public Law 111–312) 124 Stat. 3296; Dec. 17, 2010; H.R. 4853 (111th Congress) [GPO PDF[GPO Page View]

GPRA Modernization Act of 2010 (Public Law 111-352; 124 Stat. 3866; January 4, 2011; H.R. 2142 (111th Congress) [GPO PDF[GPO Page View]

110th Congress

Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 (Public Law 110-343) 122 Stat. 3765, October 3, 2008, H.R. 1424 (110th Congress) [GPO PDF] [GPO Page View]

109th Congress

Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2005, Part IV (Public Law 109-37) 119 Stat. 394; July 22, 2005; H.R. 3377 (109th Congress) [GPO PDF] [GPO Page View]

Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act- A Legacy for Users (Public Law 109-59) 119 Stat. 1144; Aug. 10, 2005; H.R. 3 (109th Congress) [GPO PDF] [GPO Page View] Note: See §8001 for (former) transportation limits in section 251(c) (BBEDCA) at 119 Stat. 1915

Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 (Public Law 109-171) 120 Stat. 4; Feb. 8, 2006; S. 1932 (109th Congress)  [GPO PDF] [GPO Page View]

108th Congress

Jobs and Growth, Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2003 (Public Law 108-27) 117 Stat. 752; May 28, 2003; H.R. 2 (108th Congress) [GPO PDF] [GPO Page View]

Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2003 (Public Law 108–88) 117 Stat. 1110, 1127; Sept. 30, 2003;  H.R. 3087 (108th Congress) [GPO PDF] [GPO Page View] Note: See  §10(a), (b).

Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2004 (Public Law 108-202) 118 Stat. 478; H.R. 3850 (108th Congress) [GPO PDF] [GPO Page View]

GAO Human Capital Reform Act of 2004 (Public Law 108-271) 118 Stat. 811; July 7, 2004; H.R. 2751 (108th Congress)  [GPO PDF] [GPO Page View]

Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2004 (Public Law 108-310) 118 Stat. 1144; Sept. 30, 2004; H.R. 5183 (108th Congress) [GPO PDF] [GPO Page View]

107th Congress

Department of Defense and Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Recovery from and Response to Terrorist Attacks on the United States Act, 2002 (Public Law 107-117) 115 Stat. 2230; Jan. 10, 2002; H.R. 3338 (107th Congress) [GPO PDF] [GPO Page View]

To reduce preexisting PAYGO balances (Public Law 107-312) 116 Stat. 2456; H.R. 5708 (107th Congress) [GPO PDF] [GPO Page View]

106th Congress

Debt Relief Lock-box Reconciliation Act for Fiscal Year 2001 (Not Enacted) H.R. 5173 (106th Congress) [GPO Report PDF]

Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2000 (Public Law 106-113) 113 Stat. 1501; H.R. 3194 (106th Congress) [GPO PDF] [GPO Page View]

State Flexibility Clarification Act of 1999 (Public Law 106-141) (106th Congress) 113 Stat. 1699; Dec. 7, 1999; H.R. 3257 (109th Congress) [GPO PDF] [GPO Page View]

Department of the Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2001 (Public Law106-291) 114 Stat. 922; Oct. 11, 2000; H.R. 4578 (106th Congress) [GPO PDF] [GPO Page View]

Foreign Operations, Export Financing and Related Appropriations, 2001 (Public Law 106–429) 114 Stat. 1900; Nov. 6, 2000; H.R. 4811 (106th Congress) [GPO PDF] [GPO Page View]; Note: Enacted H.R. 5526 (text: PDF) by reference.

Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2001 (Public Law 106-554) 114 Stat. 2763; Dec. 21, 2000; H.R. 4577(106th Congress) [GPO PDF] [GPO Page View] Note: See § 1(a)(7) for H.R. 5662 (106th Congress), enacted by reference;, which is enacted as §310(b)], at 114 Stat. 2763A-639, relating to CBO confidentiality of records

105th Congress

Budget Enforcement Act of 1997 (Title X of the Balanced Budget Act of 1997) (Public Law 105-33) 111 Stat. 251, 677; H.R. 2015 (105th Congress) [GPO PDF] [GPO Page View]

Adoption and Safe Families Act of 1997 (Public Law 105-89) 111 Stat. 2115; Nov. 19, 1997; H.R. 867 (105th Congress) [GPO PDF] [GPO Page View] Note: See § 201(b) for adoption incentive payments (expired discretionary spending limit adjustment in section 251(b) (BBEDCA)) at 111 Stat. 2125.

Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (Public Law 105-178) 112 Stat. 107; June 9, 1998; H.R. 2400 (105th Congress)  [GPO PDF] [GPO Page View] Note: See also 112 Stat. 118, 130, 488, and 492.

Internal Revenue Service Restructuring and Reform Act of 1998 (Public Law 105-206) 112 Stat. 685; July 22, 1998; H.R. 2676 (105th Congress) [GPO PDF] [GPO Page View] Note: See § 3309 (c) for emergency designation applying to section 252 (BBEDCA) at 112 Stat. 745.

104th Congress

Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 (Public Law 104-4) 109 Stat. 48; March. 22, 1995; S. 1 (104th Congress) [GPO PDF] [GPO View]

Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Additional Disaster Assistance, for Anti-terrorism Initiatives, for Assistance in the Recovery from the Tragedy that Occurred at Oklahoma City, and Rescissions Act, 1995 (Public Law 104–19) 109 Stat. 194; July 27, 1995; H.R. 1944 (104th Congress) [GPO PDF] [GPO View] See §§ 2003 and 2004 of the Act for directives related to treatment of reductions of spending at 109 Stat. 247.

ICC Termination Act of 1995 (Public Law 104–88) 109 Stat. 803; Dec. 29, 1995; H.R. 2539 (104th Congress) [GPO PDF] [GPO View]

Balanced Budget Downpayment Act (Public Law 104-99) 110 Stat. 26; Jan. 26, 1996; H.R. 2880 (104th Congress) [GPO PDF] [GPO View]

Contract with America Advancement Act of 1996 (Public Law 104-121) 110 Stat. 847; Mar. 29, 1996; H.R. 3136 (104th Congress) [GPO PDF] [GPO View]

Federal Agriculture Improvement and Reform Act of 1996 (Public Law 104-127) 110 Stat. 888; April 4, 1996; H.R. 2854 (104th Congress) [GPO PDF] [GPO View] Note: Also referred to as “Freedom to Farm”. Note: See§ 171 of the Act for reference in section 257(b)(2)(A)(ii) (BBEDCA) at 110 Stat. 937 for text .

Line Item Veto Act (Public Law 104-130) 110 Stat. 1200; Apr. 9, 1996; S. 4 (104th Congress) [GPO PDF] [GPO View]

House of Representatives Administrative Reform Technical Corrections Act (Public Law 104-186) 110 Stat. 1718; Aug. 20, 1996; H.R. 2739 (104th Congress) [GPO PDF] [GPO View] Note: See § 213 for amendment to CBO of section 202 (CBA) at 110 Stat. 1745.

Personal Responsibility Work Opportunity Act of 1996 – Welfare Reconciliation Act (Public Law 104-193) 110 Stat. 2105;  August 22, 1996; H.R. 3734 (104th Congress) [GPO PDF] [GPO View] Note: See § 212 on Redeterminations and Continuing Disability Reviews at 110 Stat. 2192.

Omnibus Consolidated Appropriations Act, 1997 (Public Law 104–208) 110 Stat. 3009, 3009-169; Sept. 30, 1996; H.R. 3610 (104th Congress) [GPO PDF] [GPO View] Note: See Division  A, title I, §101(c); 110 Stat. 3009–98 (§8047); 110 Stat. 3009-169 ( §577 amends section 251 (BBEDCA)); 110 Stat. 3009–4892704(d)(10) amends section 255 (BBEDCA)); 110 Stat. 3009–500 (§ 4001 resets the PAYGO balance).

General Accounting Office Act of 1996 (Public Law 104–316) (110 Stat. 3826, 3828) Oct. 19, 1996; H.R. 3864 (104th Congress) [GPO PDF] [GPO View] Note: See §102(d)) on striking a GAO sequestration report at 110 Stat. 3828.

Balanced Budget Act of 1995; H.R. 2491 (104th Congress) [Reconciliation Bill; Not enacted – Vetoed]

103rd Congress

Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 (Public Law 103-62) 107 Stat. 285; August 3, 1993; S. 20 (103rd Congress) [GPO PDF][GPO Page View] Note: See section 4(b), which added §1115 through §1117 to title 31 (U.S. Code) at 107 Stat. 287. 

Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993 (Public Law 103-66) 107 Stat. 312, 683; August 10, 1993; H.R. 2264 (103rd Congress) [GPO PDF (Full Act)] [GPO Page View] Note: See Title XIV for budget provisions at 107 Stat. 683

Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 1994 (Public Law 103–87) 107 Stat. 971; Sept. 30, 1993, (103rd Congress) [GPO PDF][GPO Page View]  Note: See title V, §571 amending section 251 (BBEDCA) at 107 Stat. 971 .

Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 1995 (Public Law 103–306) 108 Stat. 1608; Aug. 23, 1994; H.R. 4426 (103rd Congress) [GPO PDF][GPO Page View] Note: See title V, §562, on year extension from 1994 to 19995 of certain guarantees in section 251(b)(2)(G) at 108 Stat. 1649.

Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 (Public Law 103-322) 108 Stat. 1796; Sept. 13, 1994; H.R. 3355 (103rd Congress) [GPO PDF][GPO Page ViewNote: See title XXXI for the Violent Crime Reduction Trust Fund at 108 Stat. 2102.

Federal Crop Insurance Reform and Department of Agriculture Reauthorization Act of 1994 (Public Law 103–354); 108 Stat. 3178, 3208; October 13, 1994; H.R. 4426 (103rd Congress) [GPO PDF] [GPO Page View; title I, §119(d)(1)]

Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act of 1994 (Public Law 103-355) 108 Stat. 3243; Oct. 13, 1994; S. 1587 (103rd Congress) [GPO PDF][GPO Page ViewNote: See § 2454 for title 31 amendments at 108 Stat. 3326.

Government Management Reform Act of 1994 (Public Law 103-356) 108 Stat. 3410; Oct. 13, 1994; S. 2170 (103rd Congress) [GPO PDF][GPO Page View]

Government Management Reform Act of 1994 (Public Law 103-356); 108 Stat. 3410; Oct. 13, 1994; S. 2170 (103rd Congress) [GPO PDF] [GPO Page View]

102nd Congress

Dire Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Consequences of Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm, Food Stamps, Unemployment Compensation Administration, Veterans Compensation and Pensions, and Other Urgent Needs Act of 1991 (Public Law 102-27) 105 Stat. 130; Apr. 10, 1991; H.R. 1281 (102nd Congress) [GPO PDF][GPO Page View] Note: See § 401 for rescinding sequestration ordered on November 9, 1990 at 105 Stat. 154.

101st Congress

Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act of 1989 (Public Law 101-78) 103 Stat. 183; August 9, 1989; H.R. 1278 (101st Congress) [GPO PDF][GPO Page View] Note: See § 743 for amendments to section 255 (BBEDCA) at 103 Stat. 437.

Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1989 (Public Law 101-239) 103 Stat. 2106, 2133; December 19, 1989; H.R. 3299  (101st Congress) [GPO PDF (Full OBRA 1989)] [GPO Page View] Note: This Act took the Postal Service off budget. See § 4001(A)(1) at 103 Stat. 2133.

Making continuing appropriations for the fiscal year 1991, supplemental appropriations for “Operation Desert Shield” for the fiscal year 1990 (Public Law 101-403) 104 Stat. 867; Oct. 1, 1990; H.J. Res. 655 (101st Congress) [GPO PDF][GPO Page View] Note: See § 113 on preventing a sequestration at 104 Stat 870.

Making further continuing appropriations for the fiscal year 1991 (Public Law 101-412) 104 Stat. 894; Oct. 9, 1990; H.J. Res. 666 (101st Congress) [GPO PDF][GPO Page View] Note: See § 113 on preventing a sequestration and § 114 increasing the public debt limit, both at 104 Stat 897.

Making further continuing appropriations for the fiscal year 1991 (Public Law 101-444) 104 Stat. 1030; Oct. 19, 1990; H.J. Res. 677 (101st Congress) [GPO PDF][GPO Page View] Note: See § 113 on preventing a sequestration and § 114 increasing the public debt limit, both at 104 Stat 1033.

Making further continuing appropriations for the fiscal year 1991 (Public Law 101-461) 104 Stat.1075; Oct. 25, 1990 [GPO PDF][GPO Page View]  H.J. Res. 681 (101st Congress) Note: See § 113 on preventing a sequestration at 104 Stat 1078.

Making further continuing appropriations for the fiscal year 1991 (Public Law 101-467) 104 Stat. 1086; Oct. 28, 1990; H.J. Res. 687 (101st Congress) [GPO PDF][GPO Page View] Note: See § 105 on preventing a sequestration and § 106 increasing the public debt limit, both at 104 Stat 1087.

Budget Enforcement Act of 1990: Title XIII of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990 (Public Law 101-508) 104 Stat 1388; November 5, 1990; H.R. 5835 (101st Congress) [GPO PDF (Full OBRA 1990] [GPO Page View] Note: Budget Enforcement Act of 1990 begins as title XIII at 104 Stat. 1388-573.

Treasury, Postal Service and General Government Appropriations Act, 1991 (Public Law 101-509) 104 Stat. 1389; Nov. 5, 1990; H.R. 5241 (101st Congress) [GPO PDF][GPO Page View] Note: The Act includes the Federal Employee Pay Comparability Act of 1990 related to GS Pay Schedule at  104 Stat. 1429.

100th Congress

Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Reaffirmation Act of 1987 (Public Law 100-119) 101 Stat. 754; September 29, 1987; H.J. Res. 324 (100th Congress) [GPO PDF] [GPO Page View

Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1987(Public Law 100–203) 101 Stat. 1330, 1330–282; Dec. 22, 1987; H.R. 3545 (100th Congress) [GPO PDF (Full OBRA 1987)] [GPO Page View] Note: See title VIII, § 8003(f).

Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act of 1988 (Public Law 100-418) 102 Stat. 1107; Aug. 23, 1988; H.R. 4848 (100th Congress) [GPO PDF[GPO Page View] Note: See sections 2503, 5301, 5302, and 5303 .

99th Congress

Continuing Resolution for Fiscal Year 1986 (Public Law 99-190 – formal name is “Ethics in Government Act Amendments of 1985”) 99 Stat. 1185; H. J. Res 465 (99th Congress) [GPO PDF[GPO Page View]  See also: H.J. Res. 476 (Pub. L. 99-179), H.J. Res. 491 (Pub. L. 99-184).

Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 (Public Law 99-177) 99 Stat. 1037; December 12, 1985; H.J. Res. 372 (99th Congress) [GPO PDF[GPO Page View]

Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1986 (Public Law 99-509) 100 Stat. 1874; October 21, 1986; H.R. 5300 (99th Congress) [GPO PDF (Full OBRA 1986)] [GPO Page View]

Tax Reform Act of 1986 (Public Law 99–514) 100 Stat. 2085; Oct. 22, 1986; H.R. 3838 (99th Congress) [GPO PDF[GPO Page View]

98th Congress

Deficit Reduction Act of 1984 (Public Law 98-369) 98 Stat. 494, July 18, 1984; H.R. 4170 (98th Congress) [GPO PDF] [GPO Page View] Note: See 98 Stat. 1057 (§2101) and 98 Stat. 1208-1210.

Making continuing appropriations for the fiscal year 1985 (Public Law 98-473) 98 Stat. 1837; Oct. 12, 1984; H.J. Res. 648 (98th Congress) [GPO PDF] [GPO Page View]

97th Congress

Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1981 (Public Law 97-35) 95 Stat. 357; Aug. 13, 1981; H.R. 1465 (97th Congress) [GPO PDF] [GPO Page View

State and Local Government Cost Estimate Act of 1981 (Public Law 97-108) 95 Stat. 1510; December 23, 1981; H.R. 1465 (97th Congress) [GPO PDF] [GPO Page ViewNote: Section 204 (BBEDCRA 1987) strikes section 4 of this Act (the expiration date).

Title 31 Revision and Codification Law of 1982 (Public Law 97-258) 96 Stat. 877; Sept. 13, 1982; H.R. 6128 (97th Congress) [GPO PDF] [GPO Page View] Note: Long Title is “To revise, codify, and enact without substantive change certain general and permanent laws, related to money and finance, as title 31, United States Code, ‘Money and Finance’.”.

Title 31 codification law of 1983 (Public Law 97-452) 96 Stat. 2467; January 12,1983; H.R. 7378 (97th Congress) [GPO PDF] [GPO Page View]  Note: Long Title is “An Act To codify without substantive change recent laws related to money and finance and to improve the United States Code.”

96th Congress

Public Debt Limit Increase (Public Law 96–078) 93 Stat. 589; Sept. 29, 1979; H.R. 5369 (96th Congress) [GPO PDF] [GPO Page View] Note: See Gephardt Rule.

An act to amend the Bretton Woods Agreements Act to authorize consent to an increase in the United States quota in the International Monetary Fund (Public Law 96–389) 94 Stat. 1551; October 7, 1980; S. 2271 (96th Congress) [GPO PDF] [GPO Page ViewNote: See section 3 (94 Stat. 1553): Amends 31 U.S.C. 1103 (Balanced Budget statutory “ceiling”.

Omnibus Reconciliation Act of 1980 (Public  Law 96-499; 94 Stat. 2599; December 5, 1980; H.R.7765 (96th Congress) [GPO PDF] [GPO Page View]

95th Congress

To abolish the Joint Committee on Atomic Energy and to reassign certain functions and authorities thereof, and for other purposes. (Public Law 95-110) 91 Stat. 884; September 20, 1977; S. 1153 (95th Congress) [GPO PDF] [GPO Page ViewNote: This Act abolished the Joint Committee on Atomic Energy and amended Sec. 3. Definitions (CBA) by repealing subsection (b) and revising the section to include only paragraphs for definitions without a subsection level.

Federal Grant and Cooperative Agreement Act of 1977 (Public Law 95-224) 92 Stat. 3; February 3, 1978; H.R. 7691 (95th Congress) [GPO PDF] [GPO Page View]

Bretton Woods Agreements Act (Public Law 95-435) 92 Stat. 1051; Oct. 10, 1978; H.R. 9214 (95th Congress) [GPO PDF] [GPO Page View] Section 7 (92 Stat. 1053): Amends 31 U.S.C. 1103 (Balanced Budget statutory “ceiling”); See “Sec. 7. Beginning with fiscal year 1981, the total budget outlays of the Federal Government shall not exceed its receipts.”

Full employment and Balanced Growth Act of 1978 (Public Law 95-523) 92 Stat. 1887; Oct. 27, 1978; H.R. 50 (95th Congress) [GPO PDF] [GPO Page View]

94th Congress

Fiscal Year Transition Act (Public Law 94-274) 90 Stat. 383; April 21, 1976; S. 2444 (94th Congress) [GPO PDF] [GPO Page View]

93rd Congress

Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974 (Public Law 93-344) 88 Stat. 297; July 12, 1974; H.R. 7130 (93rd Congress) [GPO PDF] [GPO Page View]

92nd Congress

Federal Advisory Committee Act (Public Law 92-463) 86 Stat. 770; October 6, 1972; H. R. 4383 (92nd Congress) [GPO PDF] [GPO Page View]

91st Congress

Legislative Reorganization Act of 1970 (Public Law 91-510) 84 Stat. 1140; October 26, 1970; H.R. 17654 (91st Congress) [GPO PDF] [GPO Page View]

90th Congress

Intergovernmental Cooperation Act of 1968 (Public Law 90-577) 82 Stat. 1098; October 16, 1968; S. 698 (90th Congress) [GPO PDF] [GPO Page View]

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83rd Congress

For the establishment of a Commission on Governmental Operations (Public Law 83-108) 67 Stat. 142; July 10, 1953; S. 106 (83rd Congress) [GPO PDF] [GPO Page View] Note: Also known as the “Second Hoover Commission”.

82nd Congress

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81st Congress

Budget and Accounting Procedures Act of 1950 (Public Law 81-784) 64 Stat. 932; September 12, 1950; H. R. 9038 (81st Congress) [GPO PDF] [GPO Page View] (See also Pub. L. 93-9)

80th Congress

Title I, U.S. Code Enactment Codification into Positive Law of 1947 (Public Law 80-278) 61 Stat. 634; July 30, 1947; H. R.1565 (80th Congress) [GPO PDF] [GPO Page View]

79th Congress

Public Debt Act of 1945 (Public Law 79-28) 59 Stat. 47; April 3, 1945; H. R. 2404 (79th Congress) [GPO PDF] [GPO Page View]

Employment Act of 1946 (Public Law 79-304) 60 Stat. 23; February 20 1946; S. 380 (79th Congress) [GPO PDF] [GPO Page View]

Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946 (Public Law 79-601) 60 Stat. 812; August 2, 1946; S. 2177 (79th Congress) [GPO PDF] [GPO Page View] Note: See establishment of Committee on the Legislative Budget at 60 Stat. 832.

78th Congress

Public Debt Act of 1943 (Public Law 78-34) 57 Stat. 63; Apr. 11, 1943; H . R . 1780 (78th Congress) [GPO PDF] [GPO Page View]

Public Debt Act of 1944 (Public Law 78-333) 58 Stat. 272; June 9, 1944 (H . R. 4464) [GPO PDF] [GPO Page View]

77th Congress

Revenue Act of 1941 (Public Law 77-250) 55 Stat. 687; September 20, 1941; H. R. 5417 (77th Congress) [GPO PDF] [GPO Page View] Note: See section 601 on non-essential Federal expenditures at 55 Stat. 726.

76th Congress

The Reorganization Act of 1939 (Public Law 76-19) 53 Stat. 561; May 29, 1928; H . R . 1 (76th Congress) [GPO PDF] [GPO Page View]

75th Congress

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74th Congress

Social Security Act (Public Law 74-271) 49 Stat. 620; August 14, 1935; H.R. 7260 (74th Congress) 

73rd Congress

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72nd Congress

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71st Congress 

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70th Congress

Internal Revenue Act of 1928 (Public Law 69-562) 45 Stat. 791; May 29, 1928; H.R. 1 (70th Congress) [GPO PDF] [GPO Page View]

69th Congress

Internal Revenue Act of 1926 (Public Law 69-20); 44 Stat. 9, February 26, 1926; H.R. 1 (69th Congress) [GPO PDF] [GPO Page View]

68th Congress

67th Congress

Budget and Accounting Act of 1921 (Public Law 67-13) 42 Stat. 20; June 10, 1921; S. 1084 (67th Congress) [GPO PDF] [GPO Page View]

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