BBA 2015 (General)

Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015

Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 (Pub. L. 114–74; 129 Stat. 585; Nov. 2, 2015)


The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 was in many respects a sequel to the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013. From a technical drafting standpoint, it repeated much of the budgetary process elements of that bill and attached them to a variety of spending reductions. The most significant differences were the nature of the way it was enacted — with the former the result of broad based bipartisan negotiations largely in the context of the budget process — the result stemming from a conference on the budget resolution for fiscal year 2014. The BBA 2015 was instead produced almost entirely from negotiations between the Obama Administration and Speaker Boehner’s leadership offices. Significantly, it was completed  and enacted without any participation of the Budget Committees. 

Title I—Budget Enforcement

Sec. 101. Amendments to the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985

Sec. 102. Authority for fiscal year 2017 budget resolution in the Senate.

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Title VIII—Social Security

Sec. 815. Change to Cap Adjustment Authority.

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Title IX—Temporary Extension of Debt Limit

Sec. 901. Temporary extension of public debt limit.

Sec. 902. Restoring congressional authority over the national debt.

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