BBA 2018 (Contents)

Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018

Section 30105

Section 30105. Exercise of rulemaking powers.

Sections 30103 and 30104[1] are enacted by the Congress—

(1) as an exercise of the rulemaking power of the Senate and the House of Representatives, 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.

Counsel Notes

[1] These two sections of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 are deeming resolutions that for the Senate (sec. 30103) and House (sec. 30104)  have the effect of establishing budget resolutions, with their accompanying enforcement mechanisms for the legislative consideration of measures. They stay in effect until a common budget resolution is adopted by Congress, which is statutorily required by April 15 of each year under section 301 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974.

Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, Pub. L. 115-123; 132 Stat. 64; February 9, 2018; H.R. 1892 (115th Congress)


Section 30104
Bipartisan Budget Act 2018


Title II
Bipartisan Budget Act 2018



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