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Section 209
Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Reaffirmation Act of 1987

title II—BUDGET PROCESS REFORM
Section 209. Clarification of Congressional Intent Regarding Time Limits For Conference Reports on Concurrent Resolutions on the Budget.

Section 305(c)(2) of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 is amended by inserting “and all amendments in disagreement, and all amendments thereto, and debatable motions and appeals in connection therewith” after “budget,”.


Counsel Notes
Codification

This section is not separately classified to the U.S. Code. The section it amends, section 305 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 though, is classified to 2 U.S.C. 636.

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:

5. Time Limit for Conference Reports on Budget Resolutions

Current Law

Section 305(c)(2) of the 1974 Budget Act establishes time limits for debate on the conference reports on budget resolutions and reconciliation legislation. However, it is not clear from the language whether the time limit applies to appeals, debatable motions, and amendments in disagreement.

Senate Amendment

The Senate amendment (Section 232) amends Section 305(c)(2)to specifically include in the time limit “all amendments in disagreement, and all amendments thereto, and debatable motions and appeals in connection therewith.”

Conference Agreement

The House recedes and concurs in the Senate amendment. The conferees intend that all debate on the conference report should fall within the established time limits.

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.

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