Bipartisan Budget Act of 2019
TITLE II—Establishing A Congressional Budget
SEC. 203. Limitation on Advance Appropriations in the House of Representatives.
(a) In General.—In the House of Representatives, except as provided in subsection (b), any general appropriation bill or bill or joint resolution continuing appropriations, or amendment thereto or conference report thereon, may not provide an advance appropriation.
(b) Exceptions.—An advance appropriation may be provided for programs, activities or accounts identified in lists submitted for printing in the Congressional Record by the Chair of the Committee on the Budget—
(1) for fiscal year 2022, under the heading “Accounts Identified for Advance Appropriations” in an aggregate amount not to exceed $28,852,000,000 in new budget authority, and for fiscal year 2023, accounts separately identified under the same heading; and
(2) for fiscal year 2022, under the heading “Veterans Accounts Identified for Advance Appropriations”.
(c) Definition.—The term “advance appropriation” means any new discretionary budget authority provided in a general appropriation bill or bill or joint resolution continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2021, or any amendment thereto or conference report thereon, that first becomes available following fiscal year 2021.
(d) Expiration.—The preceding subsections of this section shall expire if a concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2021 is agreed to by the Senate and the House of Representatives pursuant to section 301 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974.
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
Section 203 (BBA 2019) corresponds to section of the BBA 2013.
Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015
Section 203 (BBA 2019) corresponds to section of the BBA 2015.
Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018
Section 203 (BBA 2019) corresponds to section of the BBA 2018.
Bipartisan Budget Act of 2019, Pub. L. 116-37; 133 Stat. 1049; August 2, 2019; H.R. 3877 (116th Congress)[Page View]