title II—BUDGET PROCESS REFORM
Sec. 201. 2-Year Appropriations.
It is the sense of the Congress that the Congress should undertake an experiment with multiyear authorizations and 2-year appropriations for selected agencies and accounts. An evaluation of the efficacy and desirability of such experiment should be conducted at the end of the 2-year period. The appropriate committees are directed to develop a plan in consultation with the leadership of the House and Senate to implement this experiment.
This section is not classified to the U.S. Code.
Joint Explanatory Statement (BBEDCRA 1987)
The Joint Explanatory Statement of the Managers of Conference on the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Reaffirmation Act of 1987 included this description:
11. Two-Year Appropriations
Under current practices, the House and Senate provide most new budget authority for a fiscal year in the form of annual appropriations acts (i.e., regular, supplemental, and continuing appropriations acts). Most appropriations within such an act are available for obligation only during the fiscal year, but some are available for two or more fiscal years.
The Senate amendment (Section 224) expresses the sense of the Congress that legislation experimenting with two-year appropriations for selected budget subfunctions shall be adopted as part of reconciliation legislation required by the FY 1988 budget resolution (H. Con. Res. 93, adopted June 24, 1987).
The conference agreement urges the Congress-under a plan to be developed by the appropriate committees in consultation with the leadership of both Houses and in cooperation with the Executive Branch-to experiment with multiyear authorizations and two-year appropriations for selected agencies and accounts, and to evaluate the experiment once completed.
U.S. House of Representatives, Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Reaffirmation Act of 1987: Conference Report to Accompany H. J. Res. 324, House Ways and Means Committee (H. Rept. 100-313) September 21, 1987.