BBA 2019 (Contents)

Bipartisan Budget Act of 2019

Section 401

Section  401. Customs user fees.

(a) In General.—Section 13031(j)(3) of the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 (19 U.S.C. 58c(j)(3)) is amended—

(1) in subparagraph (A), by striking “October 20, 2027” and inserting “September 30, 2029”; and

(2) in subparagraph (B)(i), by striking “September 30, 2027” and inserting “September 30, 2029”.

(b) Rate For Merchandise Processing Fees.—Section 503 of the United States–Korea Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act (Public Law 112–41; 19 U.S.C. 3805 note) is amended by striking “May 26, 2027” and inserting “September 30, 2029”.

Counsel Notes
PRIOR LEgislation

All of the Bipartisan Budget Acts were included in broader omnibus bills of varying kinds. The BBA 2013 (Pub. L. 113-67) was reminiscent of a reconciliation bill since it emanated from negotiations between the House and Senate Budget Chairmen after conference meetings were held on a concurrent resolution on the budget. BBA 2015 was part of a broader debt increase bill, while BBA 2018 (Pub. L. 115-123) was an omnibus appropriations Act. Each included provisions reducing direct spending that at least in part were intended to offset the increase in discretionary spending, with varying degrees of success.

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 included reductions in spending or related matter in titles II through VII of the Act.

Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015

The BBA 2015 included reductions in spending or related matter in titles II through XI.

Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018

The BBA 2018. included reductions in spending or related matter in divisions D through F.

Bipartisan Budget Act of 2019, Pub. L. 116-37; 133 Stat. 1049; August 2, 2019; H.R. 3877 (116th Congress)[Page View


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