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115th Congress    }                                 {          Report
                                 SENATE
 2d Session       }                                 {         115-260

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   ALLOCATION TO SUBCOMMITTEES OF BUDGET TOTALS FOR FISCAL YEAR 2019

                                _______
                                

                  May 24, 2018.--Ordered to be printed

                                _______
                                

           Mr. Shelby, from the Committee on Appropriations, 
                        submitted the following

                                 REPORT

    The Committee on Appropriations submits the following 
report pursuant to section 302(b) of the Congressional Budget 
Act of 1974, as amended, and section 30103 of the Bipartisan 
Budget Act of 2018 (Public Law 115-123).
    The Congressional Budget Act requires that as soon as 
practicable after a concurrent resolution on the budget is 
agreed to, the Committee on Appropriations shall submit to the 
Senate a report subdividing among its subcommittees the new 
budget authority and total outlays allocated to the Committee 
in the joint explanatory statement accompanying the conference 
report on such a resolution.
    Under the provisions of section 301(a) of the Congressional 
Budget Act, the Congress shall complete action on a concurrent 
resolution on the budget no later than April 15 of each year. 
On February 9, 2018, the President approved the Bipartisan 
Budget Act of 2018. Section 30103 of that act provides for the 
Chairman of the Committee on the Budget to file an allocation, 
consistent with the terms of the Bipartisan Budget Act, to 
serve as a section 302(a) allocation for purposes of budget 
enforcement in the Senate. The allocation was filed by the 
Chairman of the Budget Committee on May 7, 2018. The allocation 
will remain in effect until the adoption by the Congress of a 
budget resolution.
    This approach is not without precedent. The Bipartisan 
Budget Act of 2015 included an identical procedure for the 
providing of an allocation to the Committee for fiscal year 
2017, while the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013 did the same for 
fiscal year 2014, and again in fiscal year 2015. Also, for 
fiscal year 2012, and again in fiscal year 2013, such a 
procedure was contained in the Budget Control Act of 2011. In 
fiscal year 2017, no budget resolution was adopted by Congress 
until January 13, 2017. For each of the other fiscal years 
referenced, no budget resolution was ever adopted by Congress. 
A similar procedure (S. Res. 308; 101st Congress) was agreed to 
in the Senate on July 12, 1990, providing an allocation for the 
Committee for fiscal year 1991. The budget resolution was 
finally adopted on October 9, 1990. A similar resolution (S. 
Res. 209; 105th Congress) was agreed to in the Senate on April 
2, 1998, providing an allocation for the Committee for fiscal 
year 1999. Conferees were unable to resolve their differences 
on a budget that year. In August 2004, the President approved 
the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2005 (Public Law 
108-287). Section 14007 of that act set an allocation 
consistent with the conference report on S. Con. Res. 95, the 
budget resolution for fiscal year 2005. That budget conference 
report was never adopted by the Congress. Again, in June 2006, 
the President approved the Emergency Supplemental 
Appropriations Act for Defense, the Global War on Terror, and 
Hurricane Recovery, 2006 (Public Law 109-234). Section 7035 of 
that act provided section 302(a) allocations to the Committee 
on Appropriations for fiscal year 2007. Conferees on the fiscal 
year 2007 budget resolution were unable to resolve their 
differences.
    In other years, in the absence of a budget resolution, the 
Committee has proceeded with internal guidance, but without any 
budget enforcement procedures in the Senate. In June 1984, the 
Committee adopted a non-binding allocation of non-defense 
spending. That year the budget resolution was adopted by the 
Congress on October 1. Again, in July 2002, the Committee 
adopted a non-binding allocation. That year the Senate did not 
consider a budget resolution for fiscal year 2003. On July 15, 
2010, the Committee adopted its own ``Committee Guidance''. 
Neither the House nor the Senate considered a budget resolution 
for fiscal year 2011. Again, on June 20, 2013, the Committee 
adopted ``Committee Guidance'' for fiscal year 2014, which was 
ultimately superseded by the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013, 
while on July 20, 2017, ``Committee Guidance'' for fiscal year 
2018 was adopted by the Committee, which was superseded first 
by the adoption of a budget resolution on October 26, 2017, and 
then ultimately by an adjustment to that budget resolution 
resulting from the enactment of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 
2018.
    The Committee notes that, under the terms of section 251 of 
the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985, 
the Chairman of the Committee on the Budget may increase the 
302(a) allocation of the Committee on Appropriations if certain 
conditions relating to funding of specific programs are met. 
These provisions address such programs as: costs of emergencies 
(sec. 251(b)(2)(A)(i)); costs of overseas contingency 
operations (sec. 251(b)(2)(A)(ii)); continuing disability 
reviews and redeterminations (sec. 251(b)(2)(B)); healthcare 
fraud and abuse control (sec. 251(b)(2)(C)); reemployment 
services and eligibility assessments (sec. 251(b)(2)(E)); and 
disaster funding (sec. 251(b)(2)(D)).
    Set forth below are the allocations to subcommittees:

                                                                          SUBCOMMITTEE ALLOCATIONS FOR FISCAL YEAR 2019
                                                                                    [In millions of dollars]
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                                                                                           Discretionary                                     Mandatory                         Total
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                          Subcommittee                                           Budget authority
                                                                 ------------------------------------------------  Outlays Total      Budget          Outlays         Budget          Outlays
                                                                     Security       Nonsecurity        Total                         authority                       authority
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Agriculture, Rural Development, and Related Agencies............  ..............          23,235          23,235          24,446         107,124          98,764         130,359         123,210
Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies................           5,400          57,595          62,995          70,644             319             332          63,314          70,976
Defense.........................................................         607,000             130         607,130         596,916             514             514         607,644         597,430
Energy and Water Development....................................          21,892          21,874          43,766          43,842  ..............  ..............          43,766          43,842
Financial Services and General Government.......................              31          23,657          23,688          24,131          22,406          22,398          46,094          46,529
Homeland Security...............................................           2,058          46,276          48,334          58,758           1,740           1,736          50,074          60,494
Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies.....................  ..............          35,853          35,853          35,277              62              62          35,915          35,339
Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related      ..............         179,288         179,288         184,701         783,118         782,757         962,406         967,458
 Agencies.......................................................
Legislative Branch..............................................  ..............           4,790           4,790           4,702             145             145           4,935           4,847
Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies          10,319          86,767          97,086          90,346         109,472         109,086         206,558         199,432
State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs.................  ..............          46,418          46,418          47,750             159             159          46,577          47,909
Transportation and Housing and Urban Development, and Related                300          71,117          71,417         132,628  ..............  ..............          71,417         132,628
 Agencies.......................................................
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      Total.....................................................         647,000         597,000       1,244,000       1,314,141       1,025,059       1,015,953       2,269,059       2,330,094
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COMPLIANCE WITH PARAGRAPH 7(c), RULE XXVI OF THE STANDING RULES OF THE 
                                 SENATE

    Pursuant to paragraph 7(c) of rule XXVI, on May 24, 2018, 
the Committee ordered favorably reported the fiscal year 2019 
section 302(b) budget allocations, by a recorded vote of 31-0, 
a quorum being present. The vote was as follows:
        Yeas                          Nays
Chairman Shelby
Mr. McConnell
Mr. Alexander
Ms. Collins
Ms. Murkowski
Mr. Graham
Mr. Blunt
Mr. Moran
Mr. Hoeven
Mr. Boozman
Mrs. Capito
Mr. Lankford
Mr. Daines
Mr. Kennedy
Mr. Rubio
Mrs. Hyde-Smith
Mr. Leahy
Mrs. Murray
Mrs. Feinstein
Mr. Durbin
Mr. Reed
Mr. Tester
Mr. Udall
Mrs. Shaheen
Mr. Merkley
Mr. Coons
Mr. Schatz
Ms. Baldwin
Mr. Murphy
Mr. Manchin
Mr. Van Hollen

                                   [all]