Budget Resolution
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A concurrent resolution passed by both Houses of Congress setting forth, reaffirming, or revising the congressional budget for the U.S. Government for a fiscal year. A budget resolution is a concurrent resolution of Congress. Concurrent resolutions do not require a presidential signature because they are not laws. Budget resolutions do not need to be laws because they are a legislative device for the Congress to regulate itself as it works on spending and revenue bills.

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  • A concurrent resolution passed by Congress presenting the Congressional Budget for each of the succeeding 5 years. A concurrent resolution does not require the signature of the President.

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  • A concurrent resolution (adopted by both Houses of Congress) that sets forth a Congressional budget plan for the budget year and at least four outyears.The plan consists of targets for spending and revenues.Subsequent appropriation acts and authorization acts that affect revenues or direct spending are expected to comply with those targets. The targets are enforced in each House of Congress through procedural mechanisms that are set forth in law and in the rules of each House.
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    The budget resolution is the Congress’ annual framework that sets targets for total budget authority, total outlays, total revenues, and the deficit (on-budget), as well as discretionary and mandatory allocations within the spending targets. These targets guide the committees’ deliberations. A budget resolution does not become law and is not binding on the Executive Branch.

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