Budget Laws

Budget Laws & Process

  • Compilation of Budget Laws and Rules Relating to the Congressional Budget Process, November 2008
  • Congressional Budget Process: A Brief Overview, CRS Report for Congress (RS20095), December 2006, HTML | PDF
  • Introduction to the Federal Budget Process, CRS Report for Congress (98-721), Updated March 7, 2008, HTML | PDF
  • PAYGO - Statutory Pay-As-You-Go 
  • A Glossary of Terms Used in the Federal Budget Process, U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), September 2005, GAO-05-734SP
  • The Congressional Budget Process Timetable, CRS Report for Congress (98-472), Updated March 20, 2008, HTML | PDF

Budget Points of Order

  • House Rules Changes Affecting the Congressional Budget Process Made at the Beginning of the 110th Congress, CRS Report for Congress (RL34149), August 2007, HTML | PDF
  • The Budget Reconciliation Process: The Senate’s “Byrd Rule”, CRS Report for Congress (RL30862), April 2005, HTML | PDF

House Committee on the Budget

  • Jurisdiction of the House Budget Committee (excerpt from House Rule X)
    (Included as a pdf)