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Encyclopedia > United States House Committee on the Budget

The U.S. House Committee on the Budget, commonly known as the House Budget Committee, is a standing committee of the United States House of Representatives, the lower house of Congress. Its responsibilities include legislative oversight of the federal budget process, reviewing all bills and resolutions on the budget, and monitoring agencies and programs funded outside of the budgetary process. A standing committee is a subunit of a political or deliberative body established in a permanent fashion to aid the parent assembly in accomplishing its duties, usually by provided focused attention on one particular subject matter. ... The chamber of the United States House of Representatives is located in the south wing of the Capitol building, in Washington, D.C.. This photograph shows a rare glimpse of the four vote tallying boards (the blackish squares across the top), which display each members name and vote as... A lower house is one of two chambers of a bicameral legislature, the other chamber being the upper house. ... Congress in Joint Session. ...

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Role of the House Budget Committee

The committee holds hearings on federal budget legislation and congressional resolutions related to the budget process. The committee may amend, approve, or table budget-related bills. It also has the power to enforce established federal budget rules, hold budget-related investigations, and subpoena witnesses. Additionally, the committee has oversight of the Congressional Budget Office. Amendment has at least two meanings: An amendment is a formal alteration to any official document or record, typically with the aim of improving it. ... A table is a piece of furniture with a horizontal surface supported above the ground. ... A subpoena is a writ commanding a person to appear under penalty (from Latin). ... The Congressional Budget Office is a federal agency within the legislative branch of the United States government. ...


Some government agencies and legislation are exempt from inclusion in the federal budget. The committee is responsible for reviewing these on an ongoing basis and makes recommendations to the Congress regarding changing or ending those expenditures.


Rules of the Committee

The committee meets on the second Wednesday of each month while the House is in session. It is not permitted to conduct business unless a quorum is present, which according to the rules is a majority of its members. The committee may only consider measures placed before it either by the Chairman or a by a majority vote of its members. In law, a quorum is the minimum number of members of a deliberative body necessary to conduct the business of that group. ...


Committee Leaders (2005-2006)

James Allen Nussle (born June 27, 1960), American politician, has been a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives since 1991, currently representing the 1st District of Iowa (map). ... John McKee Spratt, Jr. ...

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Joint (Conference) | Economic | Library | Printing | Taxation

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  • House Budget Committee homepage

 
 

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