H. RES. 174
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
April 23, 2013
Mr. Van Hollen (for himself, Ms. Pelosi, Mr. Clyburn, Mr. Hoyer, Mr. Becerra, Mr. Crowley, Mr. Israel, Ms. DeLauro, Mr. Andrews, Ms. Schwartz, Mr. Yarmuth, Mr. Pascrell, Mr. Ryan of Ohio, Ms. Moore, Ms. Castor of Florida, Mr. McDermott, Ms. Lee of California, Mr. Cicilline, Mr. Jeffries, Mr. Pocan, Ms. Michelle Lujan Grisham of New Mexico, Mr. Huffman, Mr. Cárdenas, Mr. Blumenauer, Mr. Schrader, Mr. George Miller of California, Mrs. Napolitano, Mr. Doggett, Ms. Velázquez, Mr. Butterfield, Ms. Eshoo, Mr. Tonko, Mr. Foster, Mr. Levin, Mr. Langevin, Mr. Gallego, Mr. Lewis, Ms. Wasserman Schultz, Mr. Johnson of Georgia, Mrs. Lowey, Mr. Conyers, Ms. Fudge, Ms. Meng, Mr. Lowenthal, Mr. Welch, Ms. Roybal-Allard, Mr. Kind, Ms. Kaptur, Ms. Linda T. Sánchez of California, Ms. DelBene, Ms. Norton, Mrs. Carolyn B. Maloney of New York, Ms. Tsongas, Mr. Cooper, Mrs. Christensen, Mr. Dingell, Mr. Hinojosa, Ms. Slaughter, Mr. Danny K. Davis of Illinois, Mr. Enyart, Ms. Bordallo, Mr. Smith of Washington, Mr. Kildee, Mr. Honda, Mr. Carney, Mr. Waxman, Ms. DeGette, Mr. Thompson of California, Mr. Larson of Connecticut, Mr. Cuellar, and Mr. Rush) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on the Budget
Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the Speaker should immediately request a conference and appoint conferees to complete work on a fiscal year 2014 budget resolution with the Senate.
Whereas the House of Representatives and the Senate have each passed a budget resolution for fiscal year 2014;
Whereas the Republican majority in the House of
Representatives has repeatedly called for transparency and regular order in the
budgetary process, including a statement by the Speaker on March 4, 2013, that
It’s time for us to get back to regular order in the House;
Whereas the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 sets a statutory deadline of April 15 for Congress to complete action on adopting a conference agreement on the concurrent budget resolution, and the Congress is not in compliance with the deadline;
Whereas the sequester threatens to impose sharp cuts in investments that are essential to our economic growth, and should be addressed in a budget resolution conference agreement;
Whereas a conference agreement on the budget resolution is necessary to set a uniform discretionary allocation to facilitate the process of crafting and enacting 2014 appropriations bills in a timely manner; and
Whereas the unresolved budget issues bring unnecessary uncertainty to the economy: Now, therefore, be it
That it is the sense of the House of Representatives that the Speaker should follow regular House procedure and immediately request a conference and appoint conferees to negotiate a fiscal year 2014 budget resolution conference agreement with the Senate.