The Senate Committee on Budget

A. From Rule XXV of the Standing Rules of the Senate (e)(1) Committee on the Budget, to which committee shall be referred all current resolutions on the budget (as defined in section 3(a)(4) of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974) and all other matters required to be referred to that committee under titles III and IV of that Act, and messages, petitions, memorials, and other matters relating thereto. (2) Such committee shall have the duty -- (A) to report the matters required to be reported by it under titles III and IV of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974; (B) to make continuing studies of the effect on budget outlays of relevant existing and proposed legislation and to report the results of such studies to the Senate on a recurring basis; (C) to request and evaluate continuing studies of tax expenditures, to devise methods of coordinating tax expenditures, policies, and programs with direct budget outlays, and to report the results of such studies to the Senate on a recurring basis; and (D) to review, on a continuing basis, the conduct by the Congressional Budget Office of its functions and duties. B. Unanimous consent agreement of January 30, 1975 (as modified on April 11, 1986) with respect to Rescissions and Deferrals (which had the effect of adopting the language of Senate Resolution 45 which is set forth below): Resolved, 1. That messages received pursuant to title X of the Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act be referred concurrently to the Appropriations Committee, to the Budget Committee, and to any other appropriate authorizing committee. 2. That bills, resolutions and joint resolution introduced with respect to rescissions and defferals shall be referred to the Appropriations Committee, and Budget Committee, and pending implentations of section 401 of the Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act and subject to section 401(d), to any other committee exercising jurisdiction over contract and borrowing authority programs as defined by section 401(c)(2) (A) and (B). The Budget Committee and such other committee shall report their views, if any, to the Appropriations Committee within 20 days following referral of such messages, bills, resolutions, or joint resolutions. The Budget Committee's consideration shall extend only to macroeconomic implications, impact on priorities and aggregate spending levels, and the legality of the President's use of the deferral and rescission mechanism under title X. The Appropriations and authorizing committees shall exercise their normal responsibilities over programs and priorities. 3. If any Committee to which a bill or resolution has been referred recommends its passage, the Appropriations Committee shall report the bill or resolution together with its views and reports of the Budget and any appropriate authorizing committees to the Senate within: (A) the time remaining under the act in the case of rescissions, or (B) within 20 days in the case of deferrals. 4. The 20 day period referred to herein means 20 calendar days; and for the purposes of computing the 20 days, recesses or adjournments of the Senate for more than 3 days, to a day certain shall not be counted; and for recesses and adjournments of more than 30 calendar days, continuous duration or the sine die adjournment of a session, the 20 day period shall begun anew on the day following the reconvening of the Senate. (Agreed to January 30, 1975 (94th Congress, 1st Session), found at page S1917 of the Congressional Record and as modified on April 11, 1986 (99th Congress, 2nd Session), found on pages S7318-19 of the Congressional Record). C. From Sec. 101(d) & (e) of S. Res. 445 (108th Congress) (d) JURISDICTION OF BUDGET COMMITTEE- Notwithstanding paragraph (b)(3) of this section, and except as otherwise provided in the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, the Committee on the Budget shall have exclusive jurisdiction over measures affecting the congressional budget process, which are-- (1) the functions, duties, and powers of the Budget Committee; (2) the functions, duties, and powers of the Congressional Budget Office; (3) the process by which Congress annually establishes the appropriate levels of budget authority, outlays, revenues, deficits or surpluses, and public debt--including subdivisions thereof--and including the establishment of mandatory ceilings on spending and appropriations, a floor on revenues, timetables for congressional action on concurrent resolutions, on the reporting of authorization bills, and on the enactment of appropriation bills, and enforcement mechanisms for budgetary limits and timetables; (4) the limiting of backdoor spending devices; (5) the timetables for Presidential submission of appropriations and authorization requests; (6) the definitions of what constitutes impoundment--such as `rescissions' and `deferrals'; (7) the process and determination by which impoundments must be reported to and considered by Congress; (8) the mechanisms to insure Executive compliance with the provisions of the Impoundment Control Act, title X--such as GAO review and lawsuits; and (9) the provisions which affect the content or determination of amounts included in or excluded from the congressional budget or the calculation of such amounts, including the definition of terms provided by the Budget Act. (e) OMB NOMINEES- The Committee on the Budget and the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs shall have joint jurisdiction over the nominations of persons nominated by the President to fill the positions of Director and Deputy Director for Budget within the Office of Management and Budget, and if one committee votes to order reported such a nomination, the other must report within 30 calendar days session, or be automatically discharged.

Committee Members:

Mike Enzi (R)
Wyoming US Senate
(Chairman)
 Phone: (202) 224-3424
Fax: (202) 228-0359
Bernie Sanders (I)
Vermont US Senate
(Ranking Minority Member)
 Email: bernie@bernie.org
Phone: (202) 224-5141
Fax: (202) 228-0776
Chuck Grassley (R)
Iowa US Senate
 Phone: (202) 224-3744
Fax: (202) 224-6020
Patty Murray (D)
Washington US Senate
 Phone: (202) 224-2621
Fax: (202) 224-0238
Ron Wyden (D)
Oregon US Senate
 Phone: (202) 224-5244
Fax: (202) 228-2717
Mike Crapo (R)
Idaho US Senate
 Phone: (202) 224-6142
Fax: (202) 228-1375
Debbie Stabenow (D)
Michigan US Senate
 Phone: (202) 224-4822
Fax: (202) 228-0325
Lindsey Graham (R)
South Carolina US Senate
 Phone: (202) 224-5972
Fax: (202) 224-3808
Sheldon Whitehouse (D)
Rhode Island US Senate
 Phone: (202) 224-2921
Fax: (202) 228-6362
Pat Toomey (R)
Pennsylvania US Senate
 Phone: (202) 224-4254
Fax: (202) 228-0284
Mark Warner (D)
Virginia US Senate
 Phone: (202) 224-2023
Fax: (202) 224-6920
Ron Johnson (R)
Wisconsin US Senate
 Phone: (202) 224-5323
Fax: (202) 228-6965
Jeff Merkley (D)
Oregon US Senate
 Phone: (202) 224-3753
Fax: (202) 228-3997
Bob Corker (R)
Tennessee US Senate
 Phone: (202) 224-3344
Fax: (202) 228-0566
Tim Kaine (D)
Virginia US Senate
 Phone: (202) 224-4024
Fax: (202) 228-6363
David Perdue (R)
Georgia US Senate
 Phone: (202) 224-3521
Fax: (202) 228-1031
Cory Gardner (R)
Colorado US Senate
 Phone: (202) 224-5941
Fax: (202) 224-6524
Angus King (I)
Maine US Senate
 Phone: (202) 224-5344
Fax: (202) 224-1946
John Kennedy (R)
Louisiana US Senate
 Phone: (202) 224-4623
Fax: (202) 228-0447
Chris Van Hollen (D)
Maryland US Senate
 Phone: (202) 224-4654
Fax: (202) 228-0629
Kamala Harris (D)
California US Senate
 Phone: (202) 224-3553
Fax: (202) 224-2200
John Boozman (R)
Arkansas US Senate
 Phone: (202) 224-4843
Fax: (202) 228-1371
Luther Strange (R)
Alabama US Senate
 Phone: (202) 224-4124
Fax: (202) 224-3149

Sub-Committees:

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