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Senate Committee on the Budget

The Senate Committee on the Budget is responsible for drafting a concurrent resolution on the budget for congressional action on spending, revenue, and debt-limit legislation. The Budget Resolution must be jointly agreed to by both the House and the Senate, but does not need to be signed by the President. The Committee is also responsible for enforcing the Budget Resolution by informing senators of violations to the budget, and by working with other committees, such as the Committee on Appropriations, to prevent potential violations. (source)

Chair:
Sen. Michael Enzi [R-WY]
Ranking Member:
Sen. Bernard “Bernie” Sanders [I-VT]
Republicans:
12
Democrats:
9
Independents:
2

The chair is always selected from the majority party and the ranking member is the most senior member of the minority party. The majority party ensures it has a majority on every committee.

Members

Portrait of Michael Enzi
Chair
Republican
Wyoming
Portrait of Bernard “Bernie” Sanders
Ranking Member
Independent
Vermont
Portrait of John Boozman
Republican
Arkansas
Portrait of Bob Corker
Republican
Tennessee
Portrait of Tom Cotton
Republican
Arkansas
Portrait of Michael Crapo
Republican
Idaho
Portrait of Cory Gardner
Republican
Colorado
Portrait of Lindsey Graham
Republican
South Carolina
Portrait of Kamala Harris
Democrat
California
Portrait of Ron Johnson
Republican
Wisconsin
Portrait of Timothy Kaine
Democrat
Virginia
Portrait of John Kennedy
Republican
Louisiana
Portrait of Angus King
Independent
Maine
Portrait of Jeff Merkley
Democrat
Oregon
Portrait of Patty Murray
Democrat
Washington
Portrait of David Perdue
Republican
Georgia
Portrait of Debbie Stabenow
Democrat
Michigan
Portrait of Patrick “Pat” Toomey
Republican
Pennsylvania
Portrait of Chris Van Hollen Jr.
Democrat
Maryland
Portrait of Mark Warner
Democrat
Virginia
Portrait of Sheldon Whitehouse
Democrat
Rhode Island
Portrait of Ron Wyden
Democrat
Oregon

Bills

There are 28 bills referred to this committee: