Budget Counsel Reference Directory

Chapter 41
Deschler’s Precedents

Volume 18


Chapter 41 of Volume 18 of Deschler’s  Precedents is devoted to the budget process, which as a parliamentarian regimen of rules and  procedures has come late in the history of the U.S. House of Representatives. Though budgeting has always been of central importance to the Congress, the Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974 brought it into the rules of the House as never before. The most important element of that Act was the creation of an annual budget resolution, which is a rulemaking document,  tantamount to the Rules of the House and Senate in both form and application. Hence, the Parliamentarians are of critical importance in keeping and recording the precedents associated with the ways in which budget law, as a broad concept, is applied in the form of rules of the House.

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Table of Abbreviations

Budget Process

A. Introduction to the Budget Process

§ 1. Introduction
§ 2. Timeline of the Budget Process
§ 3. Presidential Budget Submissions

B. The Concurrent Resolution on the Budget

§ 4. Content of the Concurrent Resolution on the Budget
§ 5. Consideration of Concurrent Resolutions on the

C. The Appropriations Process and the Role of Committees

§ 6. Relationship to the Appropriations Process
§ 7. Role of Committees

D. Budget Act Points of Order

§ 8. Section 904
§ 9. Section 303
§ 10. Section 311
§ 11. Section 302
§ 12. Section 401(a)
§ 13. Section 401(b)
§ 14. Former Section 402(a)
§ 15. Section 315
§ 16. Section 306

E. Budgetary Enforcement in the Absence of a Budget Resolution

§ 17. ‘‘Deeming’’ Resolutions
§ 18. Committee Allocations Pursuant to Section 302

F. Reconciliation

§ 19. Introduction
§ 20. Reconciliation Directives in Budget Resolutions
§ 21. House Consideration of Reconciliation Bills

G. Pay-As-You-Go Procedures

§ 22. Introduction
§ 23. Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act
§ 24. House PAYGO Rule
§ 25. House CUTGO Rule

H. Canceling Budget Authority

§ 26. Introduction and Sequestration Generally
§ 27. Rescissions

§ 28. Deferrals

I. The Debt Limit

§ 29. The Debt Limit

J. Additional Budget Controls

§ 30. Unfunded Mandates
§ 31. Earmarks

Index to Precedents

Afterword to the Completion of the Deschler-Brown-Johnson-Sullivan Precedents

Table of Chapters

Introduction to Appendix


Deschler’s Precedents: Chapter 41 of Volume 18 (BCR Links)


§015. Cyclopedia on the Congressional Budget


§017. Executive Orders

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