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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 29 bills referred to this committee:

Press Statements

Committee press statements from ProPublica Represent:

New GAO Report Shows Trust Funds on Unsustainable Course
    — Jan 23, 2020

Senate Budget Committee Approves Trade Legislation
    — Jan 14, 2020

New Scorekeeping Report Continues Focus on Fiscal Transparency in Congress
    — Dec 5, 2019

WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING: Bipartisan Budget Process Reform Legislation
    — Nov 6, 2019

Senate Budget Committee Approves Historic Bipartisan Budget Reforms
    — Nov 6, 2019

Sanders Statement on the Bipartisan Congressional Budget Reform Act
    — Nov 6, 2019

Senators Enzi and Whitehouse Offer Bipartisan Reforms to Fix Broken Budget Process
    — Oct 31, 2019

Chairman Enzi: Better Financial Management Will Lead to Better Budgets
    — Oct 30, 2019

Joint Statement from Chairman Enzi and Ranking Member Womack Opposing H.R. 2440
    — Oct 28, 2019

Chairman Enzi: Soaring Deficits Show Our Fiscal Path is Unsustainable
    — Oct 25, 2019

Chairman Enzi: Pension Bailout Would Leave Taxpayers Holding the Fiscal Bag
    — Oct 23, 2019

Enzi: Scorekeeping Reports Will Foster Fiscal Transparency in Federal Spending Process
    — Oct 17, 2019

Enzi: America’s Fiscal Path is Unsustainable
    — Sep 25, 2019

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