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H.Con.Res. 71: Establishing the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2018 and setting forth the appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2019 through 2027.

About the resolution

Source: Republican Policy Committee

H. Con. Res. 71 establishes the budget for fiscal year 2018 and the budget levels for fiscal years 2019-2027. Specifically, the resolution sets overall discretionary spending for Fiscal Year 2018 at $1.132 trillion, which includes $621.5 billion for defense discretionary spending and $511 billion in non-defense discretionary spending.  The budget achieves $6.5 trillion in total deficit reduction over 10 years, and produces a $9 billion surplus in Fiscal Year 2027.

The resolution also includes reconciliation instructions to the House Committees to achieve at least $203 billion in ...

Sponsor and status

Diane Black

Sponsor. Representative for Tennessee's 6th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Oct 26, 2017
Length: 49 pages
Introduced:

Jul 21, 2017
115th Congress, 2017–2019

Status:

Agreed To (Concurrent Resolution) on Oct 26, 2017

This concurrent resolution was agreed to by both chambers of Congress on October 26, 2017. That is the end of the legislative process for concurrent resolutions. They do not have the force of law.

History

Jul 21, 2017
 
Introduced

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

Jul 21, 2017
 
Ordered Reported

A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee. The House Committee on the Budget issued the report which may provide insight into the purpose of the legislation.

Oct 5, 2017
 
Passed House (Senate next)

The resolution was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

Oct 19, 2017
 
Passed Senate with Changes (back to House)

The Senate passed the bill with changes not in the House version and sent it back to the House to approve the changes.

Oct 26, 2017
 
House Agreed to Changes

The concurrent resolution was passed by both chambers in identical form. A concurrent resolution is not signed by the president and does not carry the force of law.

Oct 26, 2017
 
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Passed Congress.

Nov 15, 2017
 
Considered by Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the resolution.

Nov 28, 2017
 
Considered by Senate Committee on the Budget

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the resolution.

May 24, 2018
 
Considered by Senate Committee on Appropriations

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the resolution.

H.Con.Res. 71 is a concurrent resolution in the United States Congress.

A concurrent resolution is often used for matters that affect the rules of Congress or to express the sentiment of Congress. It must be agreed to by both the House and Senate in identical form but is not signed by the President and does not carry the force of law.

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