BBA 2013 (Contents)
Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013
TITLE I—BUDGET ENFORCEMENT
Subtitle B—Establishing a Congressional Budget
Sec. 118. Exercise of rulemaking powers.
The provisions of this subtitle are enacted by the Congress—
(1) as an exercise of the rulemaking power of the House of Representatives and the Senate, respectively, and as such they shall be considered as part of the rules of each House, respectively, or of that House to which they specifically apply, and such rules shall supersede other rules only to the extent that they are inconsistent therewith; and
(2) with full recognition of the constitutional right of either House to change such rules (so far as relating to such House) at any time, in the same manner, and to the same extent as in the case of any other rule of such House.
This text is boilerplate language included in legislation enacted into law having some effect on the rules of applying to Congress. It restates that Congress has the authority to make its own rules. It is largely irrelevant since it is already clearly stated in the Constitution, but it is included anyway.
Section 101 of Pub. L. 113–67; 127 Stat. 1165; Dec. 26, 2013; H.J. Res. 59 (113th Congress)
Committee Print of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013 (House Budget Committee) February 2014
CRS – Provisions in the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013 as an Alternative to a Traditional Budget Resolution (R43535) May 8, 2014
Legislative History Notes
Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013 – Pub. L. 113–67; 127 Stat. 1165; Dec. 26, 2013; H.J. Res. 59 (113th Congress)
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