Budget Process Law Annotated (1993)
BALANCED BUDGET AND EMERGENCY DEFICIT CONTROL ACT OF 1985
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Sec. 200. Short title and table of contents.
PART A—CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET PROCESS
Subpart I—Congressional Budget
Sec. 201. Congressional budget.
Subpart II—Amendments to Title IV of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974
Sec. 211. New spending authority.
Sec. 212. Credit authority.
Sec. 213. Description by Congressional Budget Office.
Sec. 214. General Accounting Office study; off-budget agencies; member user group.
Subpart III—Additional Provisions to Improve Budget Procedures
Sec. 221. Congressional Budget Office.
Sec. 222. Current services budget for congressional budget purposes.
Sec. 223. Study of off-budget agencies.
Sec. 224. Changes in functional categories.
Sec. 225. Jurisdiction of Committee on Government Operations.
Sec. 226. Continuing study of congressional budget process.
Sec. 227. Early election of committees of the House.
Sec. 228. Rescissions and transfers in appropriation bills.
Subpart IV—Technical and Conforming Amendments
Sec. 231. Table of contents.
Sec. 232. Additional technical and conforming amendments.
PART B—BUDGET SUBMITTED BY THE PRESIDENT
Sec. 241. Submission of President’s budget; maximum deficit amount may not be exceeded.
Sec. 242. Supplemental budget estimates and changes.
PART C—EMERGENCY POWERS TO ELIMINATE DEFICITS IN EXCESS OF MAXIMUM DEFICIT AMOUNT
[Sec. 250. Table of contents; statement of budget enforcement through sequestration; definitions.]
Sec. 251. Reporting of excess deficits.
Sec. 252. Presidential order.
Sec. 253. Compliance report by Comptroller General.
Sec. 254. Congressional action.
Sec. 255. Exempt programs and activities.
Sec. 256. Exceptions, limitations, and special rules.
Sec. 257. Definitions.
[Sec. 258. Suspension in the event of war or low growth.]
[Sec. 258A. Modification of Presidential Order.]
[Sec. 258B. Flexibility among defense programs, projects, and activities.]
[Sec. 258C. Special reconciliation process.]
PART D—BUDGETARY TREATMENT OF SOCIAL SECURITY TRUST FUNDS
Sec. 261. Treatment of trust funds.
PART E—MISCELLANEOUS AND RELATED PROVISIONS
Sec. 271. Waivers and suspensions; rulemaking powers.
Sec. 272. Restoration of trust fund investments.
Sec. 273. Revenue estimates.
Sec. 274. Judicial review.
Sec. 275. Effective dates.
Note on Header of BPLA: The term “Gramm-Rudman-Hollings” was a colloquial reference to the “Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985,” which was the formal short title of Public Law 99-177. The term was used late during its consideration and through the 1990s. It is somewhat archaic so it has been replaced in this reiteration of the Budget Process Law Annotated (1993) with the formal short title of title II of the Act. The term is derived from Senators Phil Gramm, Warren Rudman, and Ernest Hollings. In addition, in the section of the BPLA related to BBEDCA, the header of the Congressional document (S. Prt. 103-49) used this term.
Note on Bracketed Items in Table: The table of contents in the BPLA, since it accurately reflects the BBEDCA table of contents, does not include the items in brackets. Since these are links to the BPLA sections, they have been inserted for ease of use.