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(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary has been expanded because action occurred on the measure.)

Sets forth the congressional budget for the federal government for FY2013, including the appropriate budgetary levels for FY2015-FY2023.

Title I: Recommended Levels and Amounts - (Sec. 101) Lists recommended budgetary levels and amounts for FY2013-FY2023 with respect to: (1) federal revenues, (2) new budget authority, (3) budget outlays, (4) deficits, (5) public debt, and (6) debt held by the public.

(Sec. 102) Lists the appropriate levels of new budget authority, outlays, and administrative expenses for the Social Security Administration (SSA), including the Federal Old-Age and Survivors Insurance Trust Fund and the Federal Disability Insurance Trust Fund, U.S. Postal Service discretionary administrative expenses, and specified major functional categories for FY2013-FY2023.

Title II: Reconciliation - (Sec. 201) Sets forth reconciliation instructions for the Senate Committee on Finance.

Title III: Reserve Funds - (Sec. 301) Authorizes certain deficit-neutral reserve funds:

  • to replace sequestration, promote employment and job growth, assist working families and children, invest in clean energy and preserve the environment, improve federal benefit processing, promote manufacturing in the United States, improve health outcomes and lower costs for children in Medicaid, and improve federal workforce development, job training, and reemployment programs; and
  • for early childhood education, tax relief, investment in America's infrastructure, America's servicemembers and veterans, higher education, health care, investments in our nation's counties and schools, a farm bill, investments in water infrastructure and resources, pension reform, housing finance reform, national security, overseas contingency operations, terrorism risk insurance, postal reform, government reform and efficiency, legislation to improve voter registration and the voting experience in federal elections, improving federal forest management, financial transparency, and for the minimum wage.

(Sec. 306) Authorizes a certain reserve fund for tax reform.

(Sec. 321) Establishes certain deficit-reduction reserve funds: (1) for government reform and efficiency, and (2) to promote corporate tax fairness.

Title IV: Budget Process - Subtitle A: Budget Enforcement - (Sec. 401) Makes it out of order to consider in the Senate any legislation that would cause the discretionary spending limits in this resolution to be exceeded, except by a supermajority waiver.

Specifies such discretionary spending limits in the Senate for FY2013-FY2014.

Provides for adjustments to budgetary aggregates and allocations for:

  • designated emergency requirements,
  • continuing disability reviews,
  • health care fraud and abuse control,
  • disaster relief, and
  • adjustments for overseas contingency operations.

(Sec. 402) Makes it out of order to consider in the Senate any legislation that would require advanced appropriations, except by a supermajority waiver, other than for:

  • up to $28.852 billion in new budget authority in FY2015-FY2016 for programs, projects, activities, or accounts identified in the joint explanatory statement of managers accompanying this resolution;
  • the Corporation for Public Broadcasting; and
  • the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for the Medical Services, Medical Support and Compliance, and Medical Facilities accounts of the Veterans Health Administration.

(Sec. 403) Authorizes adjustments in committee allocations and all other budgetary aggregates, allocations, levels, and limits contained in this resolution for sequestration or sequestration replacement purposes.

(Sec. 404) Makes it out of order to consider in the Senate any appropriations legislation, amendment, motion, or conference report that includes any provision that constitutes changes in certain mandatory programs affecting the Crime Victims Fund, except by a supermajority waiver.

Subtitle B: Other Provisions - (Sec. 411) Requires Senate committees to:

  • review programs and tax expenditures in their jurisdictions to identify waste, fraud, and abuse or duplication, and to increase the use of performance data to inform committee work;
  • review the matters for congressional consideration identified on the Government Accountability Office (GAO) High Risk list report and the annual report to reduce program duplication; and
  • make recommendations to the Senate Budget Committee to improve governmental performance in their annual views and estimates reports.

(Sec. 412) Requires the joint explanatory statement accompanying the conference report on any budget resolution in the Senate to include in its committee allocations to the Committees on Appropriations amounts for the discretionary administrative expenses of the SSA and of the Postal Service.

Title V: Other Matters - (Sec. 501) Requires the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), when it releases its annual Update to the Budget and Economic Outlook, to:

  • report changes in direct spending and revenue associated with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, including the net impact on deficit, both with on-budget and off-budget effects; and
  • provide an analysis of the budgetary effects of 30%, 50%, and 100% of Americans losing employer sponsored health insurance and accessing coverage through federal or state exchanges.

Policy Area

Economics and Public Finance

Legislative Terms

  • accounting and auditing
  • adoption and foster care
  • agricultural prices, subsidies, credit
  • air quality
  • alternative and renewable resources
  • appropriations
  • arms control and nonproliferation
  • aviation and airports
  • banking and financial institutions regulation
  • birds
  • border security and unlawful immigration
  • budget deficits and national debt
  • budget process
  • business investment and capital
  • child care and development
  • child health
  • child safety and welfare
  • climate change and greenhouse gases
  • competitiveness, trade promotion, trade deficits
  • comprehensive health care
  • congressional oversight
  • corporate finance and management
  • crime victims
  • dams and canals
  • defense spending
  • department of defense
  • department of veterans affairs
  • disability and paralysis
  • disaster relief and insurance
  • drug, alcohol, tobacco use
  • ecology
  • economic performance and conditions
  • education programs funding
  • elections, voting, political campaign regulation
  • elementary and secondary education
  • employee benefits and pensions
  • employee hiring
  • employment and training programs
  • endangered and threatened species
  • energy assistance for the poor and aged
  • energy efficiency and conservation
  • energy storage, supplies, demand
  • executive agency funding and structure
  • family services
  • firearms and explosives
  • fires
  • fishes
  • floods and storm protection
  • food supply, safety, and labeling
  • foreign aid and international relief
  • forests, forestry, trees
  • fraud offenses and financial crimes
  • free trade and trade barriers
  • genetics
  • government buildings, facilities, and property
  • government employee pay, benefits, personnel management
  • government studies and investigations
  • government trust funds
  • health care costs and insurance
  • health care coverage and access
  • health facilities and institutions
  • health personnel
  • health programs administration and funding
  • health technology, devices, supplies
  • hearing, speech, and vision care
  • higher education
  • home and outpatient care
  • housing and community development funding
  • housing finance and home ownership
  • hunting and fishing
  • immigrant health and welfare
  • income tax credits
  • income tax rates
  • indian social and development programs
  • infrastructure development
  • intergovernmental relations
  • international law and treaties
  • iran
  • labor standards
  • land transfers
  • land use and conservation
  • law enforcement administration and funding
  • legislative rules and procedure
  • life, casualty, property insurance
  • manufacturing
  • marine and inland water transportation
  • medicaid
  • medical research
  • medicare
  • members of congress
  • middle east
  • military operations and strategy
  • military personnel and dependents
  • military procurement, research, weapons development
  • mining
  • minority education
  • national aeronautics and space administration
  • navigation, waterways, harbors
  • nuclear weapons
  • performance measurement
  • postal service
  • poverty and welfare assistance
  • preschool education
  • prescription drugs
  • property tax
  • public contracts and procurement
  • public-private cooperation
  • radioactive wastes and releases
  • research administration and funding
  • research and development
  • rural conditions and development
  • sales and excise taxes
  • sanctions
  • seafood
  • senate
  • separation, divorce, custody, support
  • small business
  • social security and elderly assistance
  • social work, volunteer service, charitable organizations
  • state and local finance
  • state and local taxation
  • student aid and college costs
  • tax administration and collection, taxpayers
  • tax reform and tax simplification
  • taxation of foreign income
  • terrorism
  • trade adjustment assistance
  • trade agreements and negotiations
  • trade restrictions
  • transfer and inheritance taxes
  • transportation programs funding
  • u.s. postal service
  • unemployment
  • united nations
  • veterans' education, employment, rehabilitation
  • veterans' loans, housing, homeless programs
  • veterans' medical care
  • veterans' pensions and compensation
  • wages and earnings
  • water resources funding
  • water use and supply
  • watersheds
  • wildlife conservation and habitat protection
  • women's health