CBA, as Enacted (Contents)

Congressional Budget Act of 1974

Section 703, as Enacted


Continuing study of additional budget reform proposals

Sec. 703. (a) The Committees on the Budget of the House of Representatives and the Senate shall study on a continuing basis proposals designed to improve and facilitate methods of congressional budgetmaking. The proposals to be studied shall include, but are not limited to, proposals for—

(1) improving the information base required for determining the effectiveness of new programs by such means as pilot testing, survey research, and other experimental and analytical techniques;

(2) improving analytical and systematic evaluation of the effectiveness of existing programs;

(3) establishing maximum and minimum time limitations for program authorization; and

(4) developing techniques of human resource accounting and other means of providing noneconomic as well as economic evaluation measures.

(b) The Committee on the Budget of each House shall, from time to time, report to its House the results of the study carried on by it under subsection (a), together with its recommendations.

(c) Nothing in this section shall preclude studies to improve the budgetary process by any other committee of the House of Representatives or the Senate or any joint committee of the Congress.




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Budget 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 703. Study of Budget Reform Proposals

The Senate amendment listed a number of matters to be the subject of continuing study by the Budget Committee. It required the committees to hold hearing and report on the designated subjects, and it stipulated that the provision not be construed to preclude budget improvement activities by other committees. The conference substitute reduces the number of matters specified to be studied. The Budget Committees are to examine budget improvement proposals including matters relating to the information base for program analysis, the systematic evaluation of programs, time limitations on program authorizations, and techniques of human resource accounting. Other committees are not to be precluded from undertaking studies to improve the budget process.

[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. 703. Continuing study of additional budget reform proposals.

Classification to the U.S. Code

This section was formerly classified to 31 U.S.C. 1303.

Legislative History Notes
Public Laws

Pub. L. 93–344, §703, July 12, 1974, 88 Stat. 326. 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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