Bipartisan Budget Act of 2019
Section 402. Extension of Direct Spending Reductions Through Fiscal Year 2029.
Section 251A(6) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 (2 U.S.C. 901a(6)) is amended—
(1) in subparagraph (B), in the matter preceding clause (i), by striking “fiscal years 2022 through 2027” and inserting “fiscal years 2022 through 2029”; and
(2) in subparagraph (C), in the matter preceding clause (i), by striking “fiscal year 2027” and inserting “fiscal year 2029”.
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. Section 402(BBA 2019) extends the annual direct spending sequester through fiscal year 2029. This sequestration was first set in motion under the terms of the Budget Control Act of 2011 when the Joint Committee on Deficit Reduction, tasked with producing a deficit reduction bill to be enacted, failed to report anything. The original direct spending sequester was designed to be annually applied through fiscal year 2021, but each successive Bipartisan Budget Act extended those reductions by an additional two years, moving the year through fiscal year 2027 prior to the enactment of the BBA 2019.
To see the context in which the BBA 2019 was enacted, see the Budget Control Act and Its Progeny.
Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013
Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015
Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018
Section 402 (BBA 2019) corresponds to section of the BBA 2018. The latter’s provisions extended the BCA direct spending sequestration for fiscal years 2026 and 2027.
Bipartisan Budget Act of 2019, Pub. L. 116-37; 133 Stat. 1049; August 2, 2019; H.R. 3877 (116th Congress)[Page View]