budget committee of the senate
Sec. 102. (a) Paragraph 1 of Rule XXV of the Standing Rules of the Senate is amended by adding at the end thereof the following new subparagraph:
“(r)(1) Committee on the Budget, to which committee shall be referred all concurrent resolutions on the budget (as defined in section 3(a)(4) of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 and all other matters required to be referred to that committee under titles III and IV of that Act, and messages, petitions, memorials, and other matters relating thereto.
“(2) Such committee shall have the duty—
“(A) to report the matters required to be reported by it under titles III and IV of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974;
“(B) to make continuing studies of the effect on budget outlays of relevant existing and proposed legislation and to report the results of such studies to the Senate on a recurring basis;
“(C) to request and evaluate continuing studies of tax expenditures, to devise methods of coordinating tax expenditures, policies, and programs with direct budget outlays, and to report the results of such studies to the Senate on a recurring basis; and
“(D) to review on a continuing basis, the conduct by the Congressional Budget Office of its functions and duties.”
(b) The table contained in paragraph 2 of rule XXV of the Standing Rules of the Senate is amended by inserting after—
“Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs ……………………..15”
(c) Paragraph 6 of rule XXV of the Standing Rules of the Senate is amended by adding at the end thereof the following new subparagraph:
“(h) For purposes of the sentence of subparagraph (a), membership of the Committee on the Budget shall not be taken into account until that date occurring during the first session of the Ninety-fifth Congress, upon which the appointment of the majority and minority party members of the standing committees of the Senate is initially completed.
(d) Each meeting of the Committee on the Budget of the Senate, or any subcommittee thereof, including meetings to conduct hearings, shall be open to the public, except that a portion or portions of any such meeting may be closed to the public if the committee or subcommittee, as the case may be, determines by record vote of a majority of the members of the committee or subcommittee present that the mailers to be discussed or the testimony to be taken as such portion or portions—
(1) will disclose mailers necessary to be kept secret in the interests of national defense or the confidential conduct of the foreign relations of the United States;
(2) will relate solely to mailers of committee staff personnel or internal staff management and procedure;
(3) will tend to charge an individual with crime or misconduct, to disgrace or injure the professional standing of an individual, or otherwise to expose an individual to public contempt or obloquy, or will represent a clearly unwarranted invasion of the privacy of an individual;
(4) will disclose the identity of any informer or law enforcement agency or will disclose any information relating to the investigation or prosecution of a criminal offense that is required to be kept secret in the interest of effective law enforcement; or
(5) will disclose information relating to the trade: secrets or financial or commercial information pertaining specifically to a given person if—
(A) an Act of Congress requires the information to be kept confidential by Government officers and employees; or
(B) the information has been obtained by the: Government on 1confidential basis, other than through an application by such person for a specific Government financial or other benefit, and is required to be kept secret in order to prevent undue injury to the competitive position of such person.
(e) Paragraph 7(b) of rule XXV of the Standing Rules of the Senate and section 133A(b) of the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946 shall not apply to the Committee on the Budget of the Senate.
This section was not classified to the U.S. Code.
History of the Senate Budget Committee
For a detailed history of the Budget Committee of the U.S. Senate see the document prepared by the staff of the Committee, in consultation with Robert Keith, a long-time analyst with the Congressional Research Service. It can be found here:
 Section 2 of S. Res. 9, 94th Cong., 1st Sess., 121 Cong. Rec. S19,371 (daily ed. Nov. 5, 1975), repealed subsections (d) and (e).
Legislative History Notes
The Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974 (Pub. L. 93–344, §102, July 12, 1974, 88 Stat. 300) enacted this section into law. It has not been amended since enactment.
This section is not classified to the U.S. Code because it amends the Standing Rules of the Senate.
SECTION 102 (CBA), AS ENACTED BY CBA
Section 102 (CBA, as Enacted) as originally enacted by the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 (Pub. L. 93-344).
SECTION 102 (CBA), AS CURRENTLY SET FORTH IN the BPLA
Section 102 (CBA, as in BPLA), as set forth in the Budget Process Law Annotated (1993).
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