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Congressional Budget Act of 1974

Section 903

TITLE IX – MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS; EFFECTIVE DATES
AMENDMENTS TO LEGISLATIVE REORGANIZATION ACT OF 1946

Sec. 903. (a) Section 134(c) of the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946 (2. U.S.C. 190b(b)) is amended by inserting “or the Committee on the Budget” after “Appropriations”.

(b) Section 136(c) of such Act (2 U.S.C. 190d(c)) is amended by striking out “Committee on Appropriations of the Senate and the Committee on Appropriations,” and inserting in lieu thereof “Committee Appropriations and the Budget of the Senate and the Committees on Appropriations, the Budget,”.

 

 

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COUNSEL NOTES
Codification

This section was not classified to the U.S. Code.

Section as Enacted

This section was enacted as section 903 of Pub. L. 93-344 (Congressional Budget Act of 1974).

Section 903(a) amended section 134 of the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946 which applied to the rules the Senate. It added the Committee on the Budget to the Committee on Appropriations as the only Committee allowed to meet while the Senate was in session. Other Committees were allowed to sit during Senate session, but only under specified authority. In 1979, the Senate adopted S. Res. 274 which had the effect of repealing this rule.

Section 903(b) amended section 136 of the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946 as it applies to both the Rules of the House and the Senate. It added the Committees on the Budget to those Committees exempted from the requirement for biennial reports on legislative activities. S. Res. 274 (96th Congress) repealed this requirement as it applies to the Senate, though the exemption still exists in clause (8) of Rule XXVI of the Standing Rules of the Senate:

“8. (a) In order to assist the Senate in—

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“(2) its formulation, consideration, and enactment of such modifications of or changes in those laws, and of such additional legislation, as may be necessary or appropriate, each standing committee (except the Committees on Appropriations and the Budget), shall review and study, on a continuing basis the application, administration, and execution of those laws, or parts of laws, the subject matter of which is within the legislative jurisdiction of that committee. Such committees may carry out the required analysis, appraisal, and evaluation themselves, or by contract, or may require a Government agency to do so and furnish a report thereon to the Senate. Such committees may rely on such techniques as pilot testing, analysis of costs in comparison with benefits, or provision for evaluation after a defined period of time.”

See “Additional References” below.

Additional References
AMENDMENTS TO THE LEGISLATIVE REORGANIZATION ACT OF 1946 (FROM THE U.S. CODE)

The following may be found in the U.S. Code in reference to the amendments made by section 903 to the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946:

§§190b, 190c. Repealed. S. Res. 274, §2(a), Nov. 14, 1979

Section 190b, Aug. 2, 1946, ch. 753, title I, §134(a), (c), 60 Stat. 831 , 832; Oct. 26, 1970, Pub. L. 91–510, title I, §117(a), 84 Stat. 1155 ; Dec. 16, 1970, Pub. L. 91–552, §1(6), 84 Stat. 1440; July 12, 1974, Pub. L. 93–344, title IX, §903(a), 88 Stat. 331; S. Res. 4, §402(c), Feb. 4, 1977, related to authority of Senate standing committees and subcommittees. See Standing Rules of the Senate.

Section 190c, acts Aug. 2, 1946, ch. 753, title I, §135, 60 Stat. 832; Oct. 26, 1970, Pub. L. 91–510, title I, §125(a)(2), 84 Stat. 1159 , related to Senate conference reports. See Standing Rules of the Senate.

Sec. 903 (CBA) of the BPLA 

The Budget Process Law Annotated (1993) includes the following: 

Sec. 903.  [The BPLA sets out the text of section 903, which is omitted here but is the same as above. The footnotes are included.]

942. S. Res. 114, 96th Cong., 1st Sess. § 2(a), 125 Cong. Rec. S16,588, S16,602 (daily ed. Nov. 14, 1979), repealed 2 U.S.C. § 190b.

943. S. Res. 274, 96th Cong., 1st Sess. § 2(a), 125 Cong. Rec. S16,588, S16,602 (Nov. 14, 1979), repealed 2 U.S.C.§ 190d insofar as it related to the Senate. The exception for the Budget Committee that section 903(b) created to the requirement of all committees to submit biennial reports of their activities survives in rule XXVI(8) of the Standing Rules of the Senate. 


LEGISLATIVE HISTORY NOTES
PUBLIC LAWS

Section 903 was enacted in this form in Public Law 93-344, 88 Stat. 331, July 12, 1974.

 

 

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