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EXCERPT FROM HOUSING AND URBAN-RURAL RECOVERY ACT OF 1983
[Public Law 98-181; 97 Stat. 1237; 42 U.S.C. 3542]
PUBLIC NOTICE AND COMMENT REGARDING DEPARTMENT
SEC. 470. (a) No demonstration program not expressly authorized in law may be commenced by the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development until (1) a description of such demonstration program is published in the Federal Register, which description may be included in a notice of funding availability; and (2) there expires a period of sixty calendar days following the date of such publication, during which period the Secretary shall fully consider any public comments submitted with respect to such demonstration program.
(b) Nothing in this section may be considered to authorize the conducting of any demonstration program by the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.
Approved November 30, 1983.
SECTION 1. (a) SHORT TITLES.—This Act may be cited as the “Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974". Titles I through IX may be cited as the “Congressional Budget Act of 1974"
title X may be cited as the "Impoundment Control Act of 1974”.
(b) TABLE OF CONTENTS.-
TITLE 1-ESTABLISHMENT OF HOUSE AND SENATE BUDGET COMMITTEES
TITLE II-CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE
TITLE III-CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET PROCESS
tees. Sec. 303. First concurrent resolution on the budget must be adopted before legisla
tion providing new budget authority, new spending authority, or
changes in revenues or public debt limit is considered. Sec. 304. Permissible revisions of concurrent resolutions on the budget. Sec. 305. Provisions relating to the consideration of concurrent resolutions on the
budget. Sec. 306. Legislation dealing with congressional budget must be handled by budget
committees. Sec. 307. House committee action on all appropriation bills to be completed before
first appropriation bill is reported. Sec. 308. Reports, summaries, and projections of congressional budget actions. Sec. 309. Completion of action on bills providing new budget authority and certain
new spending authority. Sec. 310. Second required concurrent resolution and reconciliation process. Sec. 311. New budget authority, new spending authority and revenue legislation
must be within appropriate levels. TITLE IV-ADDITIONAL PROVISIONS TO IMPROVE FISCAL PROCEDURES Sec. 401. Bills providing new spending authority. Sec. 402. Reporting of authority legislation. Sec. 403. Analyses by Congressional Budget Office. Sec. 404. Jurisdiction of Appropriations Committees.
TITLE V-CHANGE OF FISCAL YEAR
TITLE VI–AMENDMENTS TO BUDGET AND ACCOUNTING ACT, 1921
TITLE VII—PROGRAMS REVIEW AND EVALUATION
TITLE VIII-FISCAL AND BUDGETARY INFORMATION AND CONTROLS
TITLE IX-MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS: EFFECTIVE DATES
TITLE X-IMPOUNDMENT CONTROL
PART A-GENERAL PROVISIONS
AND DEFERRALS OF BUDGET AUTHORITY
DECLARATION OF PURPOSES
(1) to assure effective congressional control over the budgetary process;
(2) to provide for the congressional determination each year of the appropriate level of Federal revenues and expenditures;
(3) to provide a system of impoundment control;
(5) to provide for the furnishing of information by the executive branch in a manner that will assist the Congress in discharging its duties.
Sec. 3. IN GENERAL.-For purposes of this Act-
(1) The terms "budget outlays" and "outlays” mean, with respect to any fiscal year, expenditures and net lending of funds under budget authority during such year.
(2) The term “budget authority” means authority provided by law to enter into obligations which will result in immediate or future outlays involving Government funds, except that such term does not include authority to insure or guarantee the repayment of indebtedness incurred by another person or government.
(3) The term “tax expenditures” means those revenue losses attributable to provisions of the Federal tax laws which allow a special exclusion, exemption, or deduction from gross income or which provide a special credit, a preferential rate of tax, or a deferral to tax liability; and the term “tax expenditures budget" means an enumeration of such tax expenditures. (4) The term “concurrent resolution on the budget” means
(A) a concurrent resolution setting forth the congressional budget for the United States Government for a fiscal year as provided in section 301;
(B) a concurrent resolution reaffirming or revising the congressional budget for the United States Government for a fiscal year as provided in section 310; and
(C) any other concurrent resolution revising the congressional budget for the United States Government for a
fiscal year as described in section 304. (5) The term "appropriation Act" means an Act referred to in section 105 of title I, United States Code.
TITLE 1-ESTABLISHMENT OF HOUSE AND SENATE
BUDGET COMMITTEE OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Sec. 101. (a) Clause 1 of Rule X of the Rules of the House of Representatives is amended by redesignating paragraphs (e) through (u) as paragraphs (f) through (v), respectively, and by inserting after paragraph (d) the following new paragraph:
“(e) Committee on the Budget, to consist of twenty-three Members as follows:
"(1) five Members who are members of the Committee on Appropriations;
“(2) five Members who are members of the Committee on Ways and Means;
"(3) eleven Members who are members of other standing committees;
"(4) one Member from the leadership of the majority party; and
“(5) one Member from the leadership of the minority party. No Member shall serve as a member of the Committee on the Budget during more than two Congresses in any period of five successive Congresses beginning after 1974 (disregarding for this purpose any service performed as a member of such committee for less than a full session in any Congress). All selections of Members to serve on the committee shall be made without regard to seniority.
(b) Rule X of the rules of the House of Representatives is amended by adding at the end thereof the following new clause:
“6. For carrying out the purposes set forth in clause 5 of Rule XI, the Committee on the Budget or any subcommittee thereof is authorized to sit and act at such times and places within the United States, whether the House is in session, has recessed, or has adjourned, to hold such hearings, to require the attendance of such witnesses and the production of such books or papers or documents or vouchers by subpena or otherwise, and to take such testimony and records, as it deems necessary. Subpenas may be issued over the signature of the chairman of the committee or of any member of the committee designated by him; and may be served by any person designated by such chairman or member. The chairman of the committee, or any member thereof, may administer oaths to witnesses."
(c) Rule XI of the Rules of the House of Representatives is amended by redesignating clauses 5 through 33 as clauses 6 through 34, respectively, and by inserting after clause 4 the following new clause: 5. Committee on the Budget
"(a) All concurrent resolutions on the budget (as defined in section 3(a)(4) of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974) and other matters required to be referred to the committee under titles III and IV of that Act. "(b) The committee shall have the duty
"(1) to report the matters required to be reported by it under titles III and IV of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974;
“(2) to make continuing studies of the effect on budget outlays of relevant existing and proposed legislation and to report the results of such studies to the House on a recurring basis;
"(3) to request and evaluate continuing studies of tax expenditures, to devise methods of coordinating tax expenditures, policies, and programs with direct budget outlays, and to report the results of such studies to the house on a recurring basis; and
**(4) to review, on a continuing basis, the conduct by the Congressional Budget Office of its functions and duties.
BUDGET COMMITTEE OF THE SENATE Sec. 102. (a) Paragraph 1 of rule XXV of the Standing Rules of the Senate is amended by adding at the end thereof the following new subparagraph:
"(r)(1) Committee on the Budget, to which committee shall be referred all concurrent resolutions on the budget (as defined in section 3(a)(4) of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974) and all other matters required to be referred to that committee under titles III and IV of that Act, and messages, petitions, memorials, and other matters relating thereto. "(2) Such committee shall have the duty
"(A) to report the matters required to be reported by it under titles III and IV of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974;