CBA, as Enacted (Contents)

Section 403, As Enacted
Congressional Budget Act of 1974

Analyses by Congressional Budget Office

Sec. 403. The Director of the Congressional Budget Office shall, to the extent practicable, prepare for each bill or resolution of a public character reported by any committee of the House of Representatives or the Senate (except the Committee on Appropriations of each House), and submit to such committee—

(1) an estimate of the costs which would be incurred in carrying out such bill or resolution in the fiscal year in which it is to become effective and in each of the 4 fiscal years following such fiscal year, together with the basis for each such estimate; and

(2) a comparison of the estimate of costs described in paragraph (1) with any available estimate of costs made by such committee or by any Federal agency. The estimate and comparison so submitted shall be included in the report accompanying such bill or resolution if timely submitted to such committee before such report is filed.




Section 402 (CBA, as Enacted)


Section 404 (CBA, as Enacted)

Counsel Notes

The managers on the part of the House and the Senate of the conference of the two Houses on the amendments of the Senate to the bill (H.R. 7130) issued an explanatory statement of the legislation. This was included in a House Budget Committee print in 1975 after the bill’s enactment. It included the following description of this section:

Section 403. Analysis by Congressional Budget Office

The House bill and the Senate amendment provided for the budget office to make cost analyses of reported legislation.

The conference substitute provides that, to the extent practicable, the Congressional Budget Office is to prepare an analyses of public bills reported by all committees (other than the Appropriations Committees), estimating the five-year costs and comparing its estimate with any made by the reporting committee or by a Federal agency. The Budget Office analysis is to be included in the committee report if it is timely submitted before the report is filed. The managers intend “timely submitted” to mean that the cost analysis is submitted to the reporting committee sufficiently in advance to allow the committee an opportunity to examine the analysis prior to its publication.

[Joint Explanatory Statement on the Committee of Conference on H.R. 7130; (Committee Print), Committee on the Budget, House of Representatives, 93d Congress, 2d Session, Washington D.C. 1975.]


Sec. 402. Analyses by Congressional Budget Office.

Classification to the U.S. Code

This section was formerly classified to 31 U.S.C. 1353.

Legislative History Notes
Public Laws

Pub. L. 93–344, §xx, July 12, 1974, 88 Stat. 29xx) The Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974 enacted this section into law. 

Revision of title 31 of the u.s. code

Most of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 was classified to Title 31 of the U.S. Code but has since been transferred either to title 2 (The Congress) or to a revised Title 31. See the following for more information: 



[BCR § 100e]