§10. Budget Resolutions

Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for Fiscal Year 2003

None (107th Congress)
(No budget resolution was adopted by Congress)

Legislative History

Congress did not adopt a conference report on a concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2003. The House deemed the House-passed budget resolution, H. Con. Res. 353, to be in force by adopting a House resolution “deeming” it to be in force.

H. Res. 372 (107th Congress); H. Rept. 107-380. This was a “self-executing” rule since, upon its adoption, it amended the concurrent resolution reported by the House Budget Committee with a substitute. H. Res. 372 included this language: “The amendment in the nature of a substitute printed in the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying this resolution shall be considered as adopted in the House and in the Committee of the Whole.”

Legislative Activity

In the House: H. Con. Res. 353 (107th Congress)

S. Con. Res. 95 (107th Congress)

H. Con. Res. 353 (107th Congress)


In the Senate: S.Con. Res. 95 (107th Congress)

Major Documents

H. Con. Res. 353 (107th Congress) – As passed by the House

H. Con. Res. 353 (107th Congress) – As reported by Committee

H. Rept. 107-376 (107th Congress) – Report to accompany H. Con. Res. 353

H. Res. 372 (107th Congress) – Rule providing for H. Con. Res. 353 

H. Rept. 107-380 (107th Congress), Committee Report for H. Res. 372


S. Con. Res. 100 (107th Congress)- As passed by the Senate Budget Committee

S. Rept. 107-141 (107th Congress) – Report to accompany S. Con. Res. 100


Other Documents

Summary of amendment made by H. Res. 372, deeming an amendment in the nature of a substitute to H. Con. Res. 353 to be in force:


(Summary derived from information provided by the sponsor.)
Nussle—Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute.

  • Revises Function 400 (Transportation) levels to reflect an additional $596 million in new budget authority and $161 million in outlays, as requested in the administration’s FY 03 amended budget request.
  • Revises Function 800 (General Government) to reflect an additional $40 million for the Legislative Branch, which was requested by the administration in its fiscal year 2003 amended budget request. Revises miscellaneous functions to reflect minor corrections in the administration’s amended fiscal year 2003 request with respect to the Departments of Defense and Treasury.
  • Adds Sense of Congress language on firefighting, which was inadvertently left out of an en bloc amendment during Committee consideration. Makes a technical correction in language relating to the Medicare reserve fund.
  • Modifies levels in the reserve fund relating to accrual accounting to clarify that additional resources are available for the Committee on Armed Services (and Appropriations, as appropriate) to accommodate the enactment of legislation accounting for certain DoD-related health costs on an accrual basis. Clarifies that reserve fund for War on Terrorism is for ‘‘operations by the Department of Defense to prosecute the War on Terrorism.’’
  • Adjusts function 350 (Agriculture) to accommodate scoring differences between CBO and OMB on the House-passed Farm bill, which is currently in conference. While the resolution assumed OMB’s scoring of the House-passed bill, CBO’s scoring is likely to be higher because of differences in estimating practices. It effectively holds the Committee on Agriculture harmless for differences between CBO and OMB estimates scoring of this bill.

Senate Budget Bulletin on S. Con. Res. 100 (107th Congress): April 8, 2002: Issue 7 – SBC-Reported Resolution



FY2002 – H. Con. Res. 83 (107th Congress)


FY2004 – H. Con. Res. 95 (108th Congress)

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