BBEDCA (Contents)

Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985

Section 223

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Title II—Deficit Reduction Procedures 

 

PART A—CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET PROCESS
SUBPART III—ADDITIONAL PROVISIONS TO IMPROVE BUDGET PROCEDURES
Sec. 223. Study of off-budget agencies.[1]

Section 606 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 is repealed.

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[1] Section 223 repealed a provision in the original Congressional Budget Act of 1974 (section 606) directing the Committees on the Budget to “study on a continuing basis those provisions of law which exempt agencies of the Federal Government, or any of their activities or outlays, from inclusion in the Budget.” This section was repealed by the Budget Enforcement Act of 1997.

Explanatory Notes

This section repealed section 606 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, which required the study of off-budget agencies. Currently the two Federal Agencies that remain “off-budget” are the U.S. Postal Service and the Social Security program. While the Federal Reserve is part of the Federal Government, its status is unique and is considered “nonbudget”. 

The Joint Explanatory Statement of the Managers of Conference on the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 included this description:

Section 223. Study of Off-Budget Agencies

The House amendment repealed section 606 of the Congressional Budget Act.

The Senate amendment had no such amendment.

The conference agreement contains the House language repealing section 606 of the Congressional Budget Act. Section 606 required the Budget Committees to study provisions of law establishing off-budget status for agencies and to report recommendations to their respective Houses from time to time. Under section 214 of the conference agreement, all Federal entities currently off-budget are brought back on budget.

U.S. House of Representatives, Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985: Conference Report to Accompany H. J. Res. 372, House Report 99-433 (December 10, 1985).


LEGISLATIVE HISTORY NOTES
PUBLIC LAWS

Pub. L. 99–177, title II, §223, Dec. 12, 1985, 99 Stat. 1059 (Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985). 

 

 

 

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