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H.R. 786 (101st): Biennial Budgeting Act of 1989


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2/2/1989--Introduced. Biennial Budgeting Act of 1989 - Amends the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, the Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974, and other Federal law to revise the Federal budget process by: (1) establishing a two-year budgeting and appropriations cycle and timetable, beginning in the 102d Congress; and (2) requiring separate consideration of authorizations, appropriations, the concurrent resolution on the budget, and the reconciliation bill or resolution. Directs each standing committee of the Congress to review the laws and programs under its jurisdiction in every odd-numbered year to determine whether they should be continued, curtailed, or eliminated and whether new legislation is necessary to comply with congressional intent. Conforms provisions governing the President's budget to the biennial framework. Directs the President to transmit to the Congress during the first 15 days of the second session any budget revisions with respect to the budget transmitted in the first session.