Summary of Amendments Submitted to the Rules Committee for H.Con.Res. 27 - Establishing the budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2016 and setting forth appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2017 through 2025.

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Mar 23, 2015 4:52 PM

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Butterfield (NC), Scott, Bobby (VA), Lee, Barbara (CA), Moore, Gwen (WI)

#2

SUBSTITUTE CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS SUBSTITUTE makes significant investments in education, job training, transportation and infrastructure, and advanced research and development programs that will accelerate our economic recovery. It includes funding for a comprehensive jobs bill and targeted investments to reduce and eradicate poverty in America. Additionally, the CBC budget protects the social safety net without cutting Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, or SNAP. The CBC budget makes tough but responsible decisions to raise new revenue by making our tax system fairer, saving more than $1.9 trillion on the deficit over the next decade. The CBC Budget will put our nation on a sustainable fiscal path by reducing our annual budget deficit to 2.3% of GDP by FY 2025.

Grijalva (AZ), Ellison (MN), Pocan (WI), Lee, Barbara (CA), Schakowsky (IL), Conyers (MI), McDermott (WA)

#4

SUBSTITUTE CONGRESSIONAL PROGRESSIVE CAUCUS SUBSTITUTE establishes funding levels to fix an economy that, for too long, has failed to provide the opportunities American families need to get ahead. The budget creates 8.4 million high quality jobs, while reducing the deficit and providing a boost to America’s long-term global competitiveness.

Hahn (CA)

#3

Increases spending for the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund by $138,000,000 for FY16 to meet the target funding level of $1.25 billion set forth by the 2014 Water Resources Reform and Development Act. Decreases allowances by the same amount.

McGovern (MA)

#1

Prevents cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) by exempting SNAP from reconciliation instructions and prevents SNAP from being converted into a block grant.

Price, Tom (GA)

#7

SUBSTITUTE LATE This amendment is identical to the reported resolution. The total level of new budget authority for the Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on Terrorism function (Function 970) remains at $94 billion in Fiscal Year 2016. The amendment also retains a deficit-neutral reserve fund for Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on Terrorism in section 513. This section permits the Chair of the Committee on the Budget to adjust the 302(a) allocations to the Committee on Appropriations, and other appropriate levels, for any appropriations measure that provides new budget authority for Overseas Contingency Operations in excess of $73.5 billion up to $94 billion in Fiscal Year 2016.

Price, Tom (GA)

#8

SUBSTITUTE LATE The amendment increases new budget authority for the Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on Terrorism function (Function 970) by $2 billion, from $94 billion to $96 billion in Fiscal Year 2016. The amendment increases the outlay amounts for OCO over the period of Fiscal Years 2016 to 2025. As a consequence of the increase in OCO/GWOT, conforming increases are made in total budget authority and outlays, deficits, interest, debt subject to limit, and debt held by the public. Even with the increase in overall budget and outlays, the budget resolution remains in balance in Fiscal Year 2024 and thereafter. The amendment also strikes a deficit-neutral reserve fund for Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on Terrorism in section 513 of the reported resolution. This section would have permitted the Chairman of the Committee on the Budget to adjust the 302(a) allocations to the Committee on Appropriations for any appropriations measure that provided new budget authority in excess of $73.5 billion up to $94 billion in Fiscal Year 2016.

Stutzman (IN), Flores (TX)

#6

SUBSTITUTE LATE REPUBLICAN STUDY COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE establishes the budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2016 and setting forth appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2017 through 2025. Balances in six years, encourages pro-growth tax reform, and provides for our national defense.

Van Hollen (MD)

#5

DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS SUBSTITUTE reflects policies that will boost the economy to create more broadly shared prosperity while putting the federal budget on a fiscally responsible path, with debt declining as a share of the economy. It provides for tax policies that help the middle class and those working their way into the middle class by raising the take-home pay of hard-working Americans, and rejects the sequester caps to make needed investments that create jobs for those still seeking work, that educate our children and prepare them for success, and that sharpen the nation’s competitive edge.