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(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The expanded summary of the House reported version is repeated here.)

Sets forth the congressional budget for the federal government for FY2014, including the appropriate budgetary levels for FY2015-FY2023.

Title I: Recommended Levels and Amounts - (Sec. 101) Lists recommended budgetary levels and amounts for FY2014-FY2023 with respect to: (1) federal revenues, (2) new budget authority, (3) budget outlays, (4) deficits (on-budget), (5) debt subject to limit, and (6) debt held by the public.

(Sec. 102) Lists the appropriate levels of new budget authority and outlays for specified major functional categories for FY2014-FY2023.

Title II: Reconciliation - (Sec. 201) Sets forth reconciliation instructions for the House Committees on: (1) Agriculture, (2) Education and the Workforce, (3) Energy and Commerce, (4) Financial Services, (5) the Judiciary, (6) Natural Resources, (7) Oversight and Government Reform, and (8) Ways and Means.

Requires the House Committee on the Budget to report a reconciliation bill that achieves deficit reduction.

Title III: Recommended Levels for Fiscal Years 2030, 2040, and 2050 - (Sec. 301) Lists recommended revenue, spending, and deficit levels and amounts for FY2030, FY2040, and FY2050 as a percent of the federal gross domestic product (GDP) with respect to: (1) federal revenues, (2) budget outlays, and (3) deficits.

Title IV: Reserve Funds - (Sec. 401) Authorizes a certain reserve fund to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the health care-related provisions of the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (2010 health care laws).

(Sec. 402) Authorizes certain deficit-neutral reserve funds:

  • to reform the 2010 health care laws,
  • to repeal all or part of the decreases in Medicare spending included in them,
  • for the sustainable growth rate of the Medicare program,
  • to reform the tax code,
  • to implement a trade agreement,
  • for revenue measures that would not increase the deficit for FY2014-FY2023, and
  • for rural counties and schools.

(Sec. 409) Authorizes the chair of the House Budget Committee to revise the allocations, aggregates, and other appropriate levels in this budget resolution to accommodate the enactment of a deficit and long-term debt reduction agreement if it includes permanent spending reductions and reforms to direct spending programs.

Title V: Estimates of Direct Spending - (Sec. 501) Establishes means-tested direct spending: (1) at 6.7% for the average rate of growth in the total level of outlays during the 10-year period preceding FY2014, and (2) at 6.2% under current law for the estimated average rate of growth in the total level of outlays during the 10-year period beginning with FY2014.

Proposes the following reforms for means-tested directed spending:

  • converting the federal share of Medicaid spending into a flexible state allotment tailored to meet each state’s needs, indexed for inflation and population growth;
  • converting the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) into such a state allotment; and
  • increasing the Department of Agriculture Thrifty Food Plan index and beneficiary growth.

Establishes at 5.9% for non-means-tested direct spending for such average rate of growth and at 5.3% under current law for such estimated average rate growth.

Proposes reforms for non-means-tested direct spending: (1) with respect to Medicare, by advancing specified policies to put seniors, not the federal government, in control of their health care decisions; and (2) by calling for federal employees, including Members of Congress and congressional staff, to make greater contributions toward their own retirement.

Title VI: Budget Enforcement - (Sec. 601) Prohibits House legislation that would require advance appropriations, except certain FY2015 programs, projects, activities, or accounts.

(Sec. 603) Declares that, if a committee other than the Committee on Appropriations reports legislation that decreases direct spending (budget authority and outlays) for any fiscal year and also authorizes appropriations for the same purpose, upon the enactment of that measure, the chair of the Committee on the Budget may decrease the allocation to such committee and increase the allocation of discretionary spending to the Committee on Appropriations for FY2014 by the amount of the new budget authority and outlays provided for in legislation making appropriations for the same purpose.

Authorizes the chair to adjust the allocations, aggregates, and other appropriate budgetary levels for veterans programs, Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on Terrorism (OCO/GWOT), or committee allocation to the Committee on Appropriations specified in the report of this budget resolution to conform with the Gramm-Rudman-Hollings Act (as adjusted by the Budget Control Act of 2011).

(Sec. 604) Makes it out of order in the House to consider legislation reported out of committee (other than the Committee on Appropriations) if it has the net effect of increasing direct spending in excess of $5 billion for any of the four consecutive 10-fiscal-year periods beginning with FY2024.

(Sec. 605) Requires the report or the joint explanatory statement accompanying the conference report on this budget resolution to include in its allocation to the House Committee on Appropriations amounts for the discretionary administrative expenses of the Social Security Administration (SSA) and of the Postal Service.

Authorizes the chair to adjust allocations and aggregates for legislation reported by the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform that reforms the federal retirement system, but does not cause a net increase in the deficit for FY2014-FY2023.

(Sec. 607) Requires any estimate prepared by the Director of the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) for a measure under the Federal Credit Reform Act (FCRA) to also provide, as a supplement, and to the extent practicable, upon the request of the chair or ranking member of the Committee on the Budget, an estimate of the current actual or estimated market values representing the "fair value" of assets and liabilities affected by such measure.

Requires, whenever the Director prepares an estimate of the costs which would be incurred in carrying out any bill or joint resolution and determines that such legislation has a cost related to a housing or residential mortgage program under the FCRA, the Director to also provide an estimate of the current actual or estimated market values representing the "fair value" of assets and liabilities affected by the provisions of the measure that result in such cost.

Authorizes the chair to use such estimate to determine compliance with the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 and other budgetary enforcement controls.

(Sec. 608) Counts legislation that transfers funds from the general fund of the Treasury to the Highway Trust Fund as new budget authority and outlays equal to the amount of the transfer in the fiscal year in which the transfer occurs.

(Sec. 609) Provides a separate allocation in the House to the Committee on Appropriations for OCO/GWOT for FY2014.

Title VII: Policy Statements - (Sec. 701) Declares the policy of this budget resolution on:

  • economic growth and job creation,
  • tax reform,
  • Medicare reform,
  • Social Security,
  • higher education affordability,
  • deficit reduction through the cancellation of unobligated balances,
  • responsible stewardship of taxpayer dollars,
  • deficit reduction through the reduction of unnecessary and wasteful spending, and
  • unauthorized spending.

Title VIII: Sense of the House Provisions - (Sec. 801) Expresses the sense of the House of Representatives on the importance of child support enforcement.

Policy Area

Economics and Public Finance

Legislative Terms

  • accounting and auditing
  • appropriations
  • budget deficits and national debt
  • budget process
  • comprehensive health care
  • congressional officers and employees
  • corporate finance and management
  • defense spending
  • economic performance and conditions
  • education programs funding
  • elementary and secondary education
  • executive agency funding and structure
  • food assistance and relief
  • government employee pay, benefits, personnel management
  • government lending and loan guarantees
  • government trust funds
  • health care costs and insurance
  • health care coverage and access
  • higher education
  • house of representatives
  • housing finance and home ownership
  • income tax rates
  • inflation and prices
  • legislative rules and procedure
  • medicaid
  • medicare
  • members of congress
  • military operations and strategy
  • poverty and welfare assistance
  • roads and highways
  • rural conditions and development
  • separation, divorce, custody, support
  • social security administration
  • social security and elderly assistance
  • student aid and college costs
  • tax reform and tax simplification
  • terrorism
  • trade agreements and negotiations
  • transportation programs funding
  • u.s. postal service
  • veterans' medical care