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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 32 bills referred to this committee:

Press Statements

Committee press statements from ProPublica Represent:

New Report Shows Need to Reform Federal Housing Programs
    — Oct 22, 2020

Enzi: While Congress Remains Focused on Pandemic, It Must Also Plan to Address Debt
    — Sep 23, 2020

Enzi Budget Process Reform Bill Labeled as “No Brainer” to Pass by Fiscal Group
    — Sep 17, 2020

Enzi: Eliminating Duplication and Overlap in Housing Programs Can Help Families
    — Sep 16, 2020

New GAO Report Shows Need to Improve Federal Financial Management
    — Aug 6, 2020

Senate Confirms Derek Kan as Deputy Director of White House Budget Office
    — Jul 30, 2020

Committee Approves Bipartisan Bill to Strengthen Federal Financial Management
    — Jul 22, 2020

Enzi Calls on Congress to Spend Responsibly on Next Pandemic Bill
    — Jul 21, 2020

Committee Approves Derek Kan as Deputy Director of White House Budget Office
    — Jul 21, 2020

Senate Approves Russell Vought as Director of White House Budget Office
    — Jul 20, 2020

Chairman Enzi: America Must Work to Tackle Its Mounting Debt and Deficits
    — Jun 24, 2020

Chairman Enzi Fights to Make Parks Legislation Fiscally Responsible
    — Jun 15, 2020

Budget Committee Approves Vought as Director of White House Budget Office
    — Jun 11, 2020

Chairman Enzi: It’s time to fix our national parks, but we must do so responsibly
    — Jun 8, 2020

Chairman Enzi: Congress May Not Have the Tools for the Next Fiscal Crisis
    — Jun 3, 2020

White House selects Enzi for task force to reopen economy
    — Apr 16, 2020

Chairman Enzi: Congress Must Take Steps Toward a Sustainable Fiscal Future
    — Mar 12, 2020

Chairman Enzi: Bipartisan Budget Reforms Can Improve Fiscal Transparency and Accountability
    — Feb 25, 2020

Bipartisan Bill Would Strengthen Federal Financial Management
    — Feb 13, 2020

CBO Shows Explosive Growth in Cost of Income Driven Repayment for Student Loans
    — Feb 12, 2020