About the resolution
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 deficit reduction over the 2018-2027 period. Each committee is required to report legislation to their respective Budget Committee no later than October 6, 2017.
Additional information was provided by the House Budget Committee and can be found here.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Tennessee's 6th congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Oct 31, 2017
Length: 49 pages
115th Congress (2017–2019)
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.
H.Con.Res. 71 (115th) was 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.
Resolutions numbers restart every two years. That means there are other resolutions with the number H.Con.Res. 71. This is the one from the 115th Congress.
This concurrent resolution was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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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, H.R. Con. Res. 71, 115th Cong. (2017).
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