From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms
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The distribution of total proposed new budget authority and outlays, as set forth in the concurrent resolution on the budget, among the congressional committees according to their jurisdictions. The allocations are set forth in the joint explanatory statement of managers included in the conference report on the congressional budget resolution. House and Senate committees receive allocations of total new budget authority and total outlays. House committees also receive allocations of total entitlement authority, and Senate committees also receive allocations of Social Security outlays. Allocations are committee specific, but not program specific. Under section 302(a) of the Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974 (2 U.S.C. § 633(a)), committee allocations are limits, not simply recommendations.
- Concurrent Resolution on the Budget (CongressionalGlossary.com)
- Entitlement Authority (CongressionalGlossary.com)
- “Enforceable Spending Allocations in the Congressional Budget Process: 302(a)s and 302(b)s,” CRS Report R47388 (19-page PDF)
- “Deeming Resolutions: Budget Enforcement in the Absence of a Budget Resolution,” CRS Report R44296 (26-page PDF)
- “Provisions Affecting the Congressional Budget Process Included in H.Res. 5 (115th Congress),” CRS Report R44769 (17-page PDF)
- “Provisions in the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013 as an Alternative to a Traditional Budget Resolution,” CRS Report R43535 (17-page PDF)
- “Baselines and Scorekeeping in the Federal Budget Process,” CRS Report 98-560 (6-page PDF)
- “Allocations and Subdivisions in the Congressional Budget Process,” CRS Report RS20144 (4-page PDF)
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