CBA, as Enacted (Contents)

Congressional Budget Act of 1974

Section 701, as Enacted


Review and evaluation by standing committees

Sec. 701. Section 136(a) of the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946 (2 U.S.C. 190d) is amended by adding at the end thereof the following new sentences: “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 Congress. 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.”




Section 607
(CBA, as Enacted)


Section 702
(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 701. Review and Evaluation by Committees

The Senate amendment authorized congressional committees to use pilot testing and analytic techniques in the evaluation of Federal programs.

The conference substitute is the same as the Senate provision. It amends the 1946 Legislative Reorganization Act to provide that committees may conduct testing or analysis themselves or require agencies to evaluate programs and report the results to them.

[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.]


Section 701. Review and Evaluation of Standing Committees

Classification to the U.S. Code

This section was not classified to the U.S. Code as originally enacted.

Legislative History Notes
Public Laws

Pub. L. 93–344, §701, July 12, 1974, 88 Stat. 325. 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: 



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