Budget Enforcement Act of 1990
Title XIV—Budget Provisions
SEC. 14001. Purpose.
The congress declares that it is essential to—
(1) preserve the deficit reduction achieved by this act ;
(2) extend the system of discretionary spending limits for the single discretionary category set forth in section 601 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974;
(3) extend the pay-as-you-go enforcement system; and
(4) prohibit the consideration of direct spending or receipts legislation that would decrease the pay-a s-you -go surplus achieved by this act and created under section 252 of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.
This section is not classified to the U.S. Code.
From Conference Report on OBRA 1993
DISCRETIONARY SPENDING LIMITS, THE PAY-AS-YOU-GO REQUIREMENT, AND RELATED PROCEDURES
Subtitles A and B of Title XV (Budget Process) of the House-passed bill amend the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985, more commonly known as the Gramm-Rudman-Hollings (GRH) Act, and the Congressional Budget Act (CBA) of 1974. The purpose of the amendments is to extend the discretionary spending limits and pay-as-you-go (PAYGO) requirement, both enforced by sequestration, through fiscal year 1998, and to make other changes in the budget process. Subtitle A, called the Budget Enforcement Act (BEA) of 1993, revises the procedures under the Gramm-Rudman-Hollings Act for enforcement of the discretionary spending limits and the pay-as-you-go requirement. Subtitle B revises and extends the discretionary spending limits in the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 (and makes other changes in the congressional budget process, which this joint statement discusses below).
Title XIV (Enforcement Procedures) of the Senate amendment extends the discretionary spending limits and the pay-as-you-go requirement through fiscal year 1998, and makes minor modifications in the procedures for enforcing them, by amending the Congressional Budget Act and the Gramm-Rudman-Hollings Act
In conference, the House recedes to the Senate. As noted, both the House and the Senate extend the discretionary caps and the pay-as-you-go requirement through 1998. Both chambers consider this extension to be important for enforcing the overall budget and economic plan. Thus, the conference disposition of title XV, subtitle A, of the House bill and title XIV of the Senate bill is consistent with the intent of both chambers.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY NOTES
Pub. L. 103–66, title XIV, 107 Stat. 683; August 10, 1993 (Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993).