Budget Resolutions and Deeming Resolutions

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Congressional Budget Resolutions, Budget Committee Reports, and Deeming Resolutions by Fiscal Year

Background:  The Senate and House Budget Committees – using the President’s Budget request, information from their own hearings, views and estimates from other committees of Congress, and projections from the Congressional Budget Office – draft their respective versions of a “Congressional Budget Resolution” in a series of working meetings known as committee “mark-ups.”   The Budget Resolution does not become a law and therefore is not presented to the President for signature. Rather, it is a congressional blueprint to guide subsequent action on specific spending and revenue measures. The Budget Resolution: (1) sets total federal spending and revenue levels; (2) allocates spending to each Committee, including a lump-sum to the Appropriations Committee for all “discretionary” spending; (3) establishes procedures to enforce the budget blueprint; and (4) may include optional special provisions called “budget reconciliation instructions” aimed at expediting changes to mandatory spending programs or tax laws through a filibuster-proof Budget Reconciliation Bill.  In years when the House and Senate have not reached agreement on a Budget Resolution, the House and Senate have sometimes adopted “deeming resolutions” to serve in place of an annual budget resolution for the purposes of establishing enforceable budget levels for the upcoming fiscal year.  For additional background on Budget Resolutions, Reconciliation, and the Budget Process see “Budget Process in a Nutshell.

[Note: Click the fiscal year in order to be linked to Congress.Gov, then scroll down to bottom of the Congress.Gov page to access Budget Resolutions and Budget Committee Reports.]

  • Fiscal Year 2017
  • Fiscal Year 2016
  • Fiscal Year 2015
    • No budget resolution adopted for FY 2015
    • House Deeming Resolution: H.J.Res 59: The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013, Section 115, requires the chair of the House Budget Committee to file enforceable budgetary levels for FY 2015 if Congress has not agreed to a budget resolution by 4-15-2014 (P.L. 113-67). Enacted 12-26-2013.
    • Senate Deeming Resolution: H.J.Res 59: The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013, Section 115, requires the chair of the Senate Budget Committee to file enforceable budgetary levels for FY2015 if Congress has not agreed to a budget resolution by 4-15-2014 (P.L. 113-67). Enacted 12-26-2013.
  • Fiscal Year 2014
    • No budget resolution adopted for FY 2014
    • House Deeming Resolutions: H.Res. 243: a resolution also providing for consideration of the FY 2014 Military Constructions and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act and the FY 2014 Homeland Security Appropriations act. Adopted 6-4- 2013.  H.J.Res. 59: The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013. Section 111, requires the chair of the House Budget Committee to file enforceable budgetary levels for FY 2014 (P.L. 113-67). Enacted 12-26- 2013.
    • Senate Deeming: H.J.Res. 59: The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013, Section 111, requires the chair of the Senate Budget Committee to file enforceable budgetary levels for FY 2014 (P.L. 113-67). Enacted 12-26-2013.
  • Fiscal Year 2013
    • No budget resolution adopted for FY 2013
    • House Deeming Resolutions: H.Res. 614: a resolution also providing for the consideration of the Sportsmen’s Heritage Act. Adopted 4- 17-2012.  H.Res. 643: a resolution also providing for the consideration of the FY 2013 Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations Act. Adopted 5-8- 2012.
    • Senate Deeming:  S. 365: The Budget Control Act of 2011, Section 106, requires the chair of the Senate Budget Committee to file enforceable budgetary levels for FY 2013 by April 15, 2012 (P.L. 112-25). Enacted 8-2- 2011.
  • Fiscal Year 2012
    • No budget resolution adopted for FY 2012
    • House Deeming Resolution: H.Res. 287: a resolution also providing for providing for the consideration of the FY 2012 Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act. Adopted 6-1-2011.
    • Senate:  S. 365: The Budget Control Act of 2011, Section 106, requires the chair of the Senate Budget Committee to file enforceable budgetary levels for FY2012 (P.L. 112-25). Enacted 8-2-2011.
  • Fiscal Year 2011
    • No budget resolution adopted for FY 2011
    • House Deeming Resolution: H.Res. 1493: A resolution solely for deeming purposes (referred to as a budget enforcement resolution) was adopted as part of H.Res. 1500, a resolution also providing for consideration of a Senate amendment to an FY 2010 Supplemental Appropriations Act. Adopted 7-1- 2010.
    • Senate: The Senate did not adopt a deeming resolution.
  • Fiscal Year 2010
  • Fiscal Year 2009
  • Fiscal Year 2008
  • Fiscal Year 2007
    • No budget resolution adopted for FY 2007
    • House Deeming Resolution: H.Res. 818: a resolution also providing for the consideration of the FY 2007 Department of Interior Appropriations Act. Adopted 5-18- 2006.
    • Senate: H.R. 4939: the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act for Defense, the Global War on Terror, and Hurricane Recovery for FY 2006, Section 7035 (P.L. 109-234). Enacted 6-15-2006
  • Fiscal Year 2006
  • Fiscal Year 2005
    • No budget resolution adopted for FY 2005
    • House Deeming Resolution:  H.Res. 649: a resolution also providing for the consideration of the conference report on the FY 2005 budget resolution. Adopted 5-19- 2004.
    • Senate: H.R. 4613: the Defense Appropriations Act for FY2005, Section 14007 (P.L. 108-287). Enacted 8-5-2004.
  • Fiscal Year 2004
  • Fiscal Year 2003
    • No budget resolution adopted for FY 2003
    • House Deeming Resolution: H.Res. 428: a resolution also providing for the consideration of a FY 2002 supplemental appropriations act. Adopted 5-22-2002.
    • The Senate did not adopt a deeming resolution.
  • Fiscal Year 2002
  • Fiscal Year 2001
  • Fiscal Year 2000
  • Fiscal Year 1999
    • No budget resolution adopted for FY 1999
    • House Deeming Resolution:  H.Res. 477: a resolution also providing for the consideration of the FY 1999 Military Construction Appropriations Act. Adopted 6-19-1998.
    • Senate Deeming Resolution: S.Res. 209: a resolution solely for deeming purposes. Adopted 4-2-1998; and S.Res. 312: a resolution solely for deeming purposes. Adopted 10-21-1998.
  • Fiscal Year 1998

[For the following fiscal years, enter into your search engine the fiscal year and resolution number to access Budget Resolutions and Committee Reports on Congress.Gov]

  • Fiscal Year 1997
  • Fiscal Year 1996
  • Fiscal Year 1995
    • May 12, 1994 (H.Con.Res. 218)
  • Fiscal Year 1994
    • April 1, 1993 (H.Con.Res. 64)
  • Fiscal Year 1993
    • May 21, 1992 (H.Con.Res. 287)
  • Fiscal Year 1992
    • May 22, 1991 (H.Con.Res. 121)
  • Fiscal Year 1991
    • Oct. 9, 1990 (H.Con.Res. 310)
  • Fiscal Year 1990
    • May 18, 1989 (H.Con.Res. 106)
  • Fiscal Year 1989
    • June 6, 1988 (H.Con.Res. 268)
  • Fiscal Year 1988
    • June 25, 1987 (H.Con.Res. 93)
  • Fiscal Year 1987
    • May 15, 1986 (H.Con.Res. 337)
  • Fiscal Year 1986
    • August 1, 1985 (S.Con.Res. 32)
  • Fiscal Year 1985
    • Oct. 1, 1984 (H.Con.Res. 280)
  • Fiscal Year 1984
    • June 23, 1983 (H.Con.Res. 91)
  • Fiscal Year 1983
    • June 23, 1982 (S.Con.Res. 92)

[For the following fiscal years, there were two Budget Resolutions each year.]

  • Fiscal Year 1982
    • May 21, 1981 (H.Con.Res. 115)
    • December 10, 1981 (S.Con.Res. 50)
  • Fiscal Year 1981
    • June 12, 1980 (H.Con.Res. 307)
    • November 20, 1980 (H.Con.Res. 448)
  • Fiscal Year 1980
    • May 24, 1979 (H.Con.Res. 107)
    • November 28, 1979 (S.Con.Res. 53)
  • Fiscal Year 1979
    • May 17, 1978 (S.Con.Res. 80)
    • September 23, 1978 (H.Con.Res. 683)
  • Fiscal Year 1978
    • May 17, 1977 (S.Con.Res. 19)
    • September 15, 1977 (H.Con.Res. 341)
  • Fiscal Year 1977
    • May 13, 1976 (S.Con.Res. 109)
    • September 16, 1976 (S.Con.Res. 139)3
  • Fiscal Year 1976
    • May 14, 1975 (H.Con.Res. 218)
    • December 12, 1975 (H.Con.Res. 466)