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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:
11
Democrats:
9
Independents:
1

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 Mike Braun
Republican
Indiana
Portrait of Kevin Cramer
Republican
North Dakota
Portrait of Michael Crapo
Republican
Idaho
Portrait of Lindsey Graham
Republican
South Carolina
Portrait of Kamala Harris
Democrat
California
Portrait of Ron Johnson
Republican
Wisconsin
Portrait of Timothy “Tim” Kaine
Democrat
Virginia
Portrait of John Kennedy
Republican
Louisiana
Portrait of Jeff Merkley
Democrat
Oregon
Portrait of Patty Murray
Democrat
Washington
Portrait of David Perdue
Republican
Georgia
Portrait of Rick Scott
Republican
Florida
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

Members are listed in order of their rank on the committee and its subcommittees. Committee membership information is from the unitedstates project on github.

Bills

There are 27 bills referred to this committee:

Press Statements

Committee press statements from ProPublica Represent:

Enzi: Growth in Spending Continues to Outpace Revenue
    — Aug 15, 2019

Enzi Questions NASA on Ballooning Costs for Major Space Programs
    — Aug 1, 2019

Enzi Releases Ideas to Fix Broken Congressional Budget and Spending Process
    — Jul 30, 2019

Bipartisan Group of Senators Push White House Budget Office to Publish Comprehensive List of Federal Programs
    — Jul 17, 2019

Enzi Warns Surging Federal Debt Puts Nation at Risk of Fiscal Crisis
    — Jun 27, 2019

Enzi: Securing Nation’s Fiscal Future Begins by Fixing the Broken Budget Process
    — Jun 26, 2019

Enzi Statement on CBO’s 2019 Long-Term Budget Outlook
    — Jun 25, 2019

Chairman Enzi: States Could Have Lessons on Fixing America’s Broken Budget Process
    — Jun 19, 2019

Enzi Works to Ensure HUBZone Program is Improving Economic Opportunities
    — Jun 13, 2019

Phillip Swagel to Succeed Keith Hall as Director of the Congressional Budget Office
    — May 15, 2019

Chairman Enzi Kicks Off Budget and Spending Process Reform Hearings Focused on Bipartisan Solutions
    — May 14, 2019

Sanders Statement on the Retirement of Senator Mike Enzi
    — May 6, 2019

Enzi: Social Security and Medicare Programs Remain on Unsustainable Fiscal Path
    — May 3, 2019

Chairman Enzi: Congress Must Carefully Consider Defense Priorities Along with Nation’s Fiscal Challenges
    — Apr 9, 2019

Chairman Enzi: Congress Must Improve the Way it Budgets for Natural Disasters
    — Apr 4, 2019

Senate Budget Committee Approves Plan to Cut Deficits by Half a Trillion Dollars
    — Mar 28, 2019

Chairman Enzi: Senate Budget Resolution is First Step to Strengthen America’s Future
    — Mar 27, 2019

WHAT THEY ARE SAYING: Support for the FY 2020 Budget Resolution
    — Mar 27, 2019

The Senate Republican Budget: Cutting Medicare, Medicaid, and Education to Pay for Tax Breaks to the Top 1 Percent
    — Mar 26, 2019

Enzi Unveils 5-Year Deficit Reduction Plan
    — Mar 22, 2019