CCAGW Annual Ratings

Budget Cap Adjustment – Passage


Passage of the bill that would establish enforceable budget levels in the House and Senate for fiscal 2020 and 2021 and suspend the public debt limit through July 31, 2021. It would increase discretionary budget caps for defense and non-defense spending, and would provide a total of $1.37 trillion for fiscal 2020 and $1.38 trillion for fiscal 2021 in discretionary budget authority, including for overseas contingency operations. Spending cap adjustments in the bill would increase discretionary budget authority by a total of $324 billion over those two years. For fiscal 2020, it would provide $738 billion in budget authority for defense spending, including $71.5 billion for OCO funding not subject to discretionary spending caps, and $629.5 billion in budget authority for non-defense spending, including $8 billion for OCO funding. It would provide budget authority in similar amounts for fiscal 2021. It would additionally authorize up to $2.5 million in fiscal 2020 spending for the 2020 census. The bill would restrict adjustments to spending limits for mandatory programs in the Senate and limit advance funding that may be included in appropriations bills in either chamber. It would require that the budgetary effects of the bill not be entered on pay-as-you-go scorecards in either chamber. It would provide for $77.3 billion in offsets over 10 years, including by extending sequestration requirements under the Budget Control Act for certain mandatory spending through fiscal 2029. It would also extend through fiscal 2029 authorization for processing fees on certain customs services.

Vote Number: 
Senate Vote 262
Bill Number: 
HR 3877
CCAGW Position: 
Vote Results: 
Passed 67-28 : R 29-23; D 37-5; I 1-0