BBA 2019 (Contents)

Bipartisan Budget Act of 2019

Section 209

TITLE II—Establishing A Congressional Budget
SEC. 209. Exercise of Rulemaking Powers.

The sections of this title 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.

Counsel Notes
PRIOR LEgislation

The text in this section is almost always included when the rules in Congress are effected. Though it has no real substantive effect as the Constitution is very clear on the matter of Congressional prerogative on determining its own rules, the House Committee on Rules is particularly insistent on its inclusion in any legislation even appearing to implicate the rules of the House. The reason the BBA 2015 escaped its insertion is likely because no deeming resolution language applying to the House was set forth in the bill. 

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 209 (BBA 2019) corresponds to section 118 of the BBA 2013.

Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015

Section 209 (BBA 2019) does not corresponds to any section of the BBA 2015.

Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018

Section 209 (BBA 2019) corresponds to section 30105 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


Section 208
Bipartisan Budget Act 2019


Section 301
Bipartisan Budget Act 2019



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