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Cederberg, Hon. Elford A., a Representative in Congress from the State Page of Michigan, statement.

110 Davis, Hon. Glenn R., a Representative in Congress from the State of Wisconsin, statement.

123 Gunter, Hon. Bill, a Representative in Congress from the State of Florida, statement

347 Harrington, Hon. Michael J., a Representative in Congress from the State of Mosschusetts. statement..

297 llis, Hon. Elwood H., a Representative in Congress from the State of Indiana, statement.

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BUDGET CONTROL ACT OF 1973

THURSDAY, JULY 19, 1973

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
COMMITTEE ON RULES,

Washington, 'D.c. The committee met at 10:15 a.m., pursuant to notice, in room H-313, the Capitol, Hon. Ray J. Madden (chairman of the committee) presiding.

The CHAIRMAN. The Rules Committee today begins consideration of H.R. 7130, a bill to improve congressional control over budgetary outlay and receipt totals. Without objection a copy of H.R. 7130 as introduced, will be included in the record at this point.

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93D CONGRESS

18T SESSION

H. R. 7130

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

APRIL 18. 1973
Mr. CLLMAN (for himself, Mr. WHITTEN, Mr. SCHNEEBELI, Mr. Reuss, Mr.

BROYHILL of North Carolina, Mr. Manox, Mr. BURKE of Massachusetts,
Mr. Rooney of New York, Mrs. GRIFFITHS, Mr. Sikes, Mr. ROSTENKOWSKI,
Mr. CEDERBERG, Mr. COLLIER, Mr. Rhodes, Mr. BROYHILL of Virginia, and
Mr. Davis of Wisconsin) introduced the following bill; which was referred
to the Committee on Rules

A BILL
To amend the Rules of the House of Representatives and the

Senate to improve congressional control over budgetary
outlay and receipt totals, to provide for a Legislative Budget
Director and Staff, and for other purposes.

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Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa

2 tives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

3 SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; TABLE OF CONTENTS.

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(a) SHORT TITLE.—This Act may be cited as the

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TITLE I-CHANGES IN RULES OF HOUSE AND SENATE
PART 1-ESTABLISHMENT OF HOUSE AND SENATE BUDGET COMMITTEES
Sec. 111. Budget Committee of the House of Representatives.
Sec. 112. Budget Committee of the Senate.

PART 2 CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET Sec. 121. Adoption of congressional budget. Sec. 122. Revision of congressional budget. Sec. 123. Timetable for first concurrent resolution on the budget for the

fiscal year.

Sec. 124. Congress must adopt final concurrent resolution on the budget

before adjourning. Sec. 125. Consideration of concurrent resolutions to be expedited.

PART 3-Tax SURCHARGE Sec. 131. Tax surcharge required where budget deficit will be greater, or

surplus will be smaller, than that determined to be appropriate.

PART 4 COMPLIANCE WITH RESPECT TO CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET Sec. 141. Amendments to concurrent resolutions. Sec. 142. Legislation dealing with congressional budget must be handled

by budget committees. Sec. 143. Concurrent resolution on budget must be adopted before appro

priations, and changes in revenues and public debt limit, are

made. Sec. 144. Requirements for legislation and amendments providing new

budget authority. Sec. 145. Budget authority legislation may be required to contain outlay

limitations.

PART 5–-IMPROVEMENTS IN FISCAL PROCEDURES Sec. 151. Limitations on new permanent budget authority. Sec. 152. Limitations on new spending authority. Sec. 153. Requirement of authorizations by legislative committees before

beginning of fiscal year. Sec. 154. Jurisdiction to consider and report legislation rescinding budget

authority.

Part 6–TECHNICAL AND CONFORMING AMENDMENTS Sec. 161. Amendments to House Rules. Sec. 162. Amendments to Standing Rules of the Senate. Sec. 163. Amendments to Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946. Sec. 164. Amendments to Legislative Reorganization Act of 1970. Part 7_RULEMAKING POWER OF HOUSE AND SENATE; EFFECTIVE DATE Sec. 171. Rulemaking power of the House and Senate. Sec. 172. Two-thirds vote required to waive rules or overrule decisions

sustaining points of order. Sec. 173. Effective date.

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