CCAGW Annual Ratings

Fiscal 2022 Budget Resolution – Passage


Agreeing to the fiscal 2022 budget resolution, as amended, that would set annual budgetary levels for federal revenues, new budget authority, outlays, deficits and public debt for fiscal years 2022 through 2031, including to outline annual levels of new budget authority and outlays for each of the 20 major budget function categories and separate levels for administrative expenses related to the Social Security Administration and U.S. Postal Service. If a different version of the budget resolution is agreed to in the House without the appointment of a conference committee, it would provide budget enforcement authority for fiscal 2022, deeming committee allocations at the levels provided in the resolution. The concurrent resolution would direct 12 Senate committees and 13 House committees to make recommendations within their respective jurisdictions for budget reconciliation legislation that combined could increase the deficit through fiscal 2031 by up to nearly $1.75 trillion, intended to set up a $3.5 trillion reconciliation package to enact priorities of President Joe Biden's "Build Back Better" plan, including universal prekindergarten; tuition-free community college; Medicare expansion; affordable housing support; establishment of a civilian climate corps; clean energy incentives; and a pathway to citizenship for immigrants. It would require the committees to report their recommendations to the House and Senate Budget committees by Sept. 15, 2021, and specify amounts by which each committee's recommendations could affect the total deficit, including increases of $726.4 billion for the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee; $332 billion for the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee; and $67.3 billion for the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. It would require the Senate Finance and House Ways and Means Committees each to recommend legislation to reduce the deficit by at least $1 billion. The concurrent resolution would include deficit-neutral reserve funds allowing the budget committees to revise committee allocations and other budgetary levels for reconciliation legislation in line with instructions; other legislation that would not increase the deficit over five-year time or ten-year periods beginning in fiscal 2022; and, in the Senate, other legislation related to changes in revenue that would not raise taxes on people making less than $400,000 annually. It would also allow the budget committees to adjust levels based on enactment of an infrastructure bill and for emergency and certain other spending legislation, including adjustments of up to $7.6 billion for veterans' health care. It would eliminate a Senate point of order against consideration of emergency legislation and create points of order in both chambers against consideration of advance appropriations, excepting certain designated funds in fiscal years 2023 and 2024.

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Senate Vote 357
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Vote Results: 
Passed 50-49 : D 48-0; R 0-49; I 2-0