BEA 1997 (Contents)

Budget Enforcement Act of 1997

Section 10001

Title XBudget Enforcement and Process Provisions



(a) Short Title.—This title may be cited as the “Budget Enforcement Act of 1997”.

(b) Table of Contents.—The table of contents for this title is as follows:

Sec. 10001. Short title; table of contents.

Subtitle A—Amendments to the Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974

Sec. 10101. Amendment to section 3.

Sec. 10102. Amendments to section 201.

Sec. 10103. Amendments to section 202.

Sec. 10104. Amendment to section 300.

Sec. 10105. Amendments to section 301.

Sec. 10106. Amendments to section 302.

Sec. 10107. Amendments to section 303.

Sec. 10108. Amendment to section 304.

Sec. 10109. Amendment to section 305.

Sec. 10110. Amendments to section 308.

Sec. 10111. Amendments to section 310.

Sec. 10112. Amendments to section 311.

Sec. 10113. Amendment to section 312.

Sec. 10114. Adjustments.

Sec. 10115. Effect of adoption of a special order of business in the House of Representatives.

Sec. 10116. Amendment to section 401 and repeal of section 402.

Sec. 10117. Amendments to title V.

Sec. 10118. Repeal of title VI.

Sec. 10119. Amendments to section 904.

Sec. 10120. Repeal of sections 905 and 906.

Sec. 10121. Amendments to sections 1022 and 1024.

Sec. 10122. Amendment to section 1026.

Sec. 10123. Senate task force on consideration of budget measures.

Subtitle B—Amendments to the
Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985

Sec. 10201. Purpose.

Sec. 10202. General statement and definitions.

Sec. 10203. Enforcing discretionary spending limits.

Sec. 10204. Violent crime reduction spending.

Sec. 10205. Enforcing pay-as-you-go.

Sec. 10206. Reports and orders.

Sec. 10207. Exempt programs and activities.

Sec. 10208. General and special sequestration rules.

Sec. 10209. The baseline.

Sec. 10210. Technical correction.

Sec. 10211. Judicial review.

Sec. 10212. Effective date.

Sec. 10213. Reduction of preexisting balances and exclusion of effects of this Act from paygo scorecard.

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BEA 1997 (General)



Section 10101 (BEA 1997)



This section was not classified to the U.S. Code.

(H. CONF. REPT. 105-217)

The joint explanatory statement of managers for the conference committee on H.R. 2014 summarized this section as follows:

1. Table of Contents


Sets forth a short title and table of contents for the Budget Enforcement Act of 1997.


No provision.


The Senate recedes to the House with the appropriate renumbering.

U.S. Congress, Joint Explanatory Statement on the Committee of Conference on the Balanced Budget Act of 1997; (Conference Report), Committee on the Budget, House of Representatives, 105th Congress, 1st Session, Washington D.C. 1997, p.

Congressional Research service report

CRS issued a report on the Budget Enforcement Act of 1997 (Pub. L. 105-33), including this description of structure of the bill and the section:

The BEA of 1997 is divided into two subtitles. Subtitle A groups together various amendments to the Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974 (P.L. 93-344), as amended. The first nine titles of the act, which are referred to as the Congressional Budget Act (CBA) of 1974, establish the congressional budget process. The last title of the act, Title X, is referred to as the Impoundment Control Act (ICA) of 1974; it establishes impoundment control procedures, now including the line-item veto. Subtitle B consists of changes to the part of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 (P.L. 99-177), as amended, that establishes the sequestration process (Part C, Sections 250-258). The Balanced Budget Act (BBA) of 1985 established deficit targets, which were replaced under the BEA of 1990 by discretionary spending limits and a pay-as-you-go requirement. The two sets of procedures under the BEA of 1990, like the earlier deficit targets, are enforced by sequestration.

Section 10001. Short Title; Table of Contents. The section provides a short title, the “Budget Enforcement Act of 1997,” and a table of contents.

CRS – Budget Enforcement Act of 1997: Summary and Legislative History by Robert Keith (97-931 GOV) October 8, 1997, p. 9.


Pub. L. 105–33, title X, §10000, Nov. 5, 1990, 111 Stat. 677; (Budget Enforcement Act of 1997).





BEA 1997 (General)



Section 10101 (BEA 1997) 



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