Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1989
(Taking the Postal Service Off Budget)
[Public Law 101–239; §4001(A)(1); 103 Stat. 2133; December 19, 1989]
Postal Service in OBRA 1989
TITLE IV—CIVIL SERVICE AND POSTAL SERVICE PROGRAMS
SEC. 4001. BUDGETARY TREATMENT OF THE POSTAL SERVICE FUND.
(a) Treatment of the Postal Service Fund.—
(1) In General.—Chapter 20 of title 39, United States Code, is amended by inserting after section 2009 the following:
“Sec. 2009A. Budgetary Treatment of the Postal Service Fund. “Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the receipts and disbursements of the Postal Service Fund, including disbursements for administrative expenses incurred in connection with the Fund—
“(1) shall not be included in the totals of—
“(A) the budget of the United States Government as submitted by the President, or
“(B) the congressional budget (including allocations of budget authority and outlays provided therein);
“(2) shall be exempt from any general budget limitation imposed by statute on expenditures and net lending (budget outlays) of the United States Government; and
“(3) shall be exempt from any order issued under part C of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985, and shall not be counted for purposes of calculating the deficit under section 3(6) of the Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974 for purposes of comparison with the maximum deficit amount under the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 nor counted in calculating the excess deficit for purposes of sections 251 and 252 of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985, for any fiscal year.”.
(2) CHAPTER ANALYSIS.—The analysis for chapter 20 of title 39, United States Code, is amended by inserting after the item relating to section 2009 the following:
“2009a. Budgetary treatment of the Postal Service Fund.”
(b) Construction.—Nothing in any amendment made by subsection (a) shall be considered to diminish the oversight responsibilities or authority of the Congress under law, rule, or regulation with respect to the budget and operations of the United States Postal Service.
(c) Applicability.—The amendments made by this section shall apply with respect to budgets for fiscal years beginning after September 30, 1989.
[BCR § 219b