H. RES. 707
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
April 27, 2016
Mr. Brat (for himself, Mr. Amash, Mr. Jones, Mr. Brooks of Alabama, Mr. Ribble, Mr. Babin, and Mr. King of Iowa) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Rules
Amending the Rules of the House of Representatives to require the Committee on Appropriations to maintain proposed and historical budget authority and outlays for each category of spending.
clause 4(a) of rule X of the Rules of the House of Representatives is amended by adding at the end the following new subparagraph:
The Committee on Appropriations shall maintain proposed and historical budget authority and outlays for each category of spending. Such data shall—
cover a period comprising the 10 fiscal years immediately preceding the budget year; and
be kept up-to-date and provided on the public Web site of the committee in a downloadable, searchable, and sortable format.
As used in this subparagraph, the term
category of spending includes—
section 302(a) allocations and section 302(b) suballocations and discretionary and direct spending authority for each department, agency, program, or other line item in any appropriation Act; and
discretionary and direct spending authority for each department, agency, and program as set forth in budget proposals of the Presidents submitted under section 1105(a) of title 31, United States Code.
The amendment made by subsection (a) shall take effect immediately before noon on January 3, 2017.