Bipartisan Budget Act of 2019
Section 1. short title
This Act may be cited as the “Bipartisan Budget Act of 2019”.
The Budget Control Act of 2011 (112th Congress) set out a convoluted budget process by which discretionary and direct spending were to be controlled for a ten-year period. To see the context in which the BBA 2019 was enacted, see the Budget Control Act and Its Progeny.
Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013
The BBA 2013 was given its short title by section 1 of Public Law 114-74. The bill took the form of a reconciliation bill and was enacted pursuant to negotiations between the two Congressional Budget Chairman, Rep. Paul Ryan and Senator Patty Murray over the budget resolution for that year. Though no budget resolution was ultimately agreed to (though a conference was convened) and the formal reconciliation procedure was not used, its process and the final legislation resembled the process.
Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015
The BBA 2015 was given its short title by section 1 of Public Law 114-74. The bill contained budget process items which largely replicated the structure of the BBA 2013, extending its modifications of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.
Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018
The BBA 2018 was given its short title by section 1 of Public Law 115-123. The bill was the year-end omnibus appropriations bill, which by then had become a routine method by which discretionary spending was enacted . Though various appropriations measures might have been considered during the year by Congress, many, if not all, of the Acts would be combined into a single measure to be signed at the end of the year. The bill itself was given the short title of “Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018”, though the budgetary provisions are largely found in Division C, in particular Title I of that division.
Bipartisan Budget Act of 2019, Pub. L. 116-37; 133 Stat. 1049; August 2, 2019; H.R. 3877 (116th Congress)[Page View]
BBA 2019 (Full Text)