H.R. 4907 (103rd): Baseline Reform Act of 1994

Aug 05, 1994 (103rd Congress, 1993–1994)
Died (Passed House)
John Spratt Jr.
Representative for South Carolina's 5th congressional district
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Last Updated
Aug 16, 1994
7 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 4914 (Related)
Baseline Reform Act of 1994

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Aug 05, 1994

H.Res. 512 (rule)

Agreed To (Simple Resolution)
Aug 11, 1994


This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on August 12, 1994 but was never passed by the Senate.

Introduced Aug 05, 1994
Referred to Committee Aug 05, 1994
Reported by Committee Aug 09, 1994
Passed House Aug 12, 1994
Full Title

To reform the concept of baseline budgeting.


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Aug 12, 1994 1 p.m.
Agreed to 247/171
Aug 12, 1994 1:58 p.m.
Failed 170/243


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8/12/1994--Passed House amended.
Baseline Reform Act of 1994 - Amends the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 (Gramm-Rudman-Hollings Act) to revise the definition of baseline to provide for certain inflation adjustments only for the purpose of adjusting discretionary spending limits.
Requires the President's budget to include:
(1) estimated expenditures and appropriations for the current year;
(2) new budget authority in budget outlay comparisons; and
(3) a certain comparison of levels of estimated expenditures and proposed appropriations that includes the proposed increase or decrease in spending in percentage terms.
Amends the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 to make conforming changes to the development of the concurrent resolution on the budget.
Requires the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) to include in reports to budget committees certain current year comparisons and a table on sources of spending growth under current law in total mandatory spending for the budget year and the ensuing four fiscal years.
Requires the CBO to include in cost estimates of pending legislation a comparison of prior year spending levels to current year levels.
Requires the CBO to report to the Congress annually on all programs, projects, and activities that fall within the definition of direct spending.

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