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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
Portrait of Bernard “Bernie” Sanders
Ranking Member
Independent
Portrait of John Boozman
Republican
Portrait of Bob Corker
Republican
Portrait of Michael Crapo
Republican
Portrait of Cory Gardner
Republican
Portrait of Lindsey Graham
Republican
Portrait of Kamala Harris
Democrat
Portrait of Ron Johnson
Republican
Portrait of Timothy Kaine
Democrat
Portrait of John Kennedy
Republican
Portrait of Angus King
Independent
Portrait of Jeff Merkley
Democrat
Portrait of Patty Murray
Democrat
Portrait of David Perdue
Republican
Portrait of Debbie Stabenow
Democrat
Portrait of Luther Strange
Republican
Portrait of Mark Warner
Democrat
Portrait of Ron Wyden
Democrat

Bills

There are 13 bills referred to this committee: