§10. Budget Resolutions

Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for Fiscal Year 1994 

H. CON. RES. 64 (103rd CONGRESS)

Fiscal Year 1994 – H. Con. Res. 64 (103rd Congress)
(Adopted by Congress – Final)

Legislative History

The fiscal year 1994 budget resolution largely followed the outlines of the plan set out by President Bill Clinton at the beginning of his first term. He set out his plan in a speech given on February 17: It included  increase in taxes on higher income taxpayers and spending reductions in programs like Medicare and the general area of defense. The resolution included reconciliation instructions that ultimately led to the enactment of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993 (Pub. L. 103-68.)

Major Documents

FY1994 Budget Resolution — H. Con. Res. 64 (93rd Congress); March 23, 1993, as Received in Senate

FY1994 Budget Resolution — H. Con. Res. 64 (93rd Congress) March 15, 1993, as Reported 

Conference Committee Report — H. Rept. 103-48 (93rd Congress) March 31, 1993 (Conference Report)

House Budget Committee Report — H. Rept. 103-31 (93rd Congress) March 15, 1993

Rules Report — H. Rept. 103-49 (93rd Congress) March 31, 1993; Conference

Rules Report — H. Rept. 103-35 (93rd Congress) March 16, 1993

Rules Report — H. Rept. 103-37 (93rd Congress) March 1, 1993


FY1994 Budget Resolution — S. Con. Res. 18 (93rd Congress) March 12, 1993

Report of the Senate Budget Committee — S. Rept. 103-19 (93rd Congress) March 12, 1993

Notable Provisions

Counsel Notes
Senate Paygo

Section 12(c) of H. Con. Res. 64 first established the Senate PAYGO point of order. The new rule was designed to prevent deficit reduction from the anticipated reconciliation bill  from being used to offset new increases in direct spending or reductions in revenue. The reconciliation bill generated by H. Con. Res. 64, the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993 (Pub. L. 103-66) was subsequently enacted, then estimated as reducing the deficit by $500 billion over five years (fiscal years 1994 through 1998).

While the budget resolution applied to years through fiscal year 1998, the rule prohibited the consideration of any legislation increasing the deficit  through fiscal year 2003. In this original form, the rule did not have an expiration date, though these were added later. Sec. 3201(b)(1) of S. Con. Res. 11 (115th Congress) removed the expiration date from the Senate’s Paygo point of order when it was adopted on .

Enforcement Provisions in H. Con. Res. 64 (103rd Congress)


FY1993 – H. Con. Res. 287 (102nd Congress)


FY1995 – H. Con. Res. 218 (103rd Congress)

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