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S Con Res 13 - 2010 Concurrent Budget Resolution - Key Vote

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Legislation-Concurrent Resolution - Conference Report Adopted (House) (233-193) - (Key vote)

Title: 2010 Concurrent Budget Resolution

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a concurrent resolution that recommends that for fiscal years 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014 the total federal revenues be $12 trillion, the total new budget authority be $18.5 trillion, and the total budget outlays be $18.4 trillion.

Highlights:
  • Recommends the following new budget authorities for specific categories in fiscal years 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 (Sec. 104):
    • $3.52 trillion for National Defense;
    • $3.02 trillion for Medicare;
    • $2.93 trillion for Income Security;
    • $2.28 trillion for Health;
    • $656 billion for Veterans Benefits and Services;
    • $572 billion for Transportation; and
    • $164 billion for Social Security.
  • Requires the Senate Committees on Finance and on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions to report legislative changes that reduce the deficit by $1 trillion in each of their jurisdictions for fiscal year 2009 through fiscal year 2014 (Sec. 201).
  • Requires the House Committees on Energy and Commerce, on Ways and Means, and on Education and Labor to report legislative changes that reduce the deficit by $1 trillion in each of their jurisdictions for fiscal year 2009 through fiscal year 2014 (Sec. 202).
  • Provides Senate and House reserve funds for legislation that would fund health care reform (Sec. 301, 321).
  • Provides House reserve funds for legislation that would fund renewable energy projects and reduce greenhouse gas emissions (Sec. 323). 
  • Provides Senate and House reserve funds for legislation that would make higher education more accessible and affordable through student financial aid (Sec. 303, 322).
  • Provides Senate reserve funds for legislation promoting economic growth through manufacturing, tax reform and housing and unemployment assistance (Sec.306).
  • Sets Senate discretionary spending limits for fiscal year 2009 and fiscal year 2010 of $1.4 trillion and $1.08 trillion in new budget authorities, respectively (Sec. 401).
  • Mandates that all committees in the Senate conduct performance reviews of all government programs in their respective jurisdictions, and provide annual recommendations for improvements (Sec. 411).
  • Mandates that all committees in the House conduct oversight hearings on all aspects of Federal spending and Government operations, and to make recommendations that may reduce the deficit (Sec. 425).
  • States that Congress supports the extension of $1.75 trillion in tax relief for families defined as middle class, and that such relief may be paid for through higher rates of tax compliance and tax simplification (Sec. 501).
  • States that Congress supports improved health care for war veterans (Sec. 502, 601).
Legislation-Concurrent Resolution - Conference Report Adopted (Senate) (53-43) - (Key vote)

Title: 2010 Concurrent Budget Resolution

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a concurrent resolution that recommends that for fiscal years 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014 the total federal revenues be $12 trillion, the total new budget authority be $18.5 trillion, and the total budget outlays be $18.4 trillion.

Highlights:
  • Recommends the following new budget authorities for specific categories in fiscal years 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 (Sec. 104):
    • $3.52 trillion for National Defense;
    • $3.02 trillion for Medicare;
    • $2.93 trillion for Income Security;
    • $2.28 trillion for Health;
    • $656 billion for Veterans Benefits and Services;
    • $572 billion for Transportation; and
    • $164 billion for Social Security.
  • Requires the Senate Committees on Finance and on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions to report legislative changes that reduce the deficit by $1 trillion in each of their jurisdictions for fiscal year 2009 through fiscal year 2014 (Sec. 201).
  • Requires the House Committees on Energy and Commerce, on Ways and Means, and on Education and Labor to report legislative changes that reduce the deficit by $1 trillion in each of their jurisdictions for fiscal year 2009 through fiscal year 2014 (Sec. 202).
  • Provides Senate and House reserve funds for legislation that would fund health care reform (Sec. 301, 321).
  • Provides House reserve funds for legislation that would fund renewable energy projects and reduce greenhouse gas emissions (Sec. 323). 
  • Provides Senate and House reserve funds for legislation that would make higher education more accessible and affordable through student financial aid (Sec. 303, 322).
  • Provides Senate reserve funds for legislation promoting economic growth through manufacturing, tax reform and housing and unemployment assistance (Sec.306).
  • Sets Senate discretionary spending limits for fiscal year 2009 and fiscal year 2010 of $1.4 trillion and $1.08 trillion in new budget authorities, respectively (Sec. 401).
  • Mandates that all committees in the Senate conduct performance reviews of all government programs in their respective jurisdictions, and provide annual recommendations for improvements (Sec. 411).
  • Mandates that all committees in the House conduct oversight hearings on all aspects of Federal spending and Government operations, and to make recommendations that may reduce the deficit (Sec. 425).
  • States that Congress supports the extension of $1.75 trillion in tax relief for families defined as middle class, and that such relief may be paid for through higher rates of tax compliance and tax simplification (Sec. 501).
  • States that Congress supports improved health care for war veterans (Sec. 502, 601).
Legislation-Concurrent Resolution - Bill Passed With Amendment (House) -
Note:

NOTE: THIS IS A SUBSTITUTE BILL, MEANING THE LANGUAGE OF THE ORIGINAL BILL HAS BEEN REPLACED. THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE SUBSTITUTE BILL TEXT DIFFERS FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE TEXT CAN VARY GREATLY.

NOTE: THIS VOTE PASSED BY UNANIMOUS CONSENT, MEANING NO MEMBER OBJECTED TO THE PASSAGE OF THE VOTE. THIS DOES NOT NECESSARILY INDICATE THAT ALL MEMBERS FAVORED THE VOTE'S OUTCOME.

Legislation-Concurrent Resolution - Joint Resolution Passed (Senate) (55-43) -
Legislation-Concurrent Resolution - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: 2010 Concurrent Budget Resolution

Sponsors

  • Kent Conrad (ND - D) (Out Of Office)
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