H.Con.Res. 34 Amendments: Amendments to H.Con.Res. 34 - Establishing the budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2012 and setting forth appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2013 through 2021

H.Con.Res. 34

Amendments to H.Con.Res. 34 - Establishing the budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2012 and setting forth appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2013 through 2021

Sponsor
Rep. Paul Ryan

Date
April 16, 2011 (112th Congress, 1st Session)

Staff Contact
Communications

Floor Situation

On Thursday, April 14, 2011, the House began consideration of H.Con.Res. 34, under a rule.  H.Con.Res. 34, was introduced by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) and was reported out of the House Committee on the Budget by a vote of 22 – 16 on April 11, 2011.  The rule for consideration of the resolution makes in order Chairman Ryan’s Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute and provides for four hours of general debate.

The rule also makes in order five substitute budget resolutions submitted.  Substitutes made in order include the following:

  • An amendment offered by Rep. Cleaver (D-MO)—The Congressional Black Caucus budget substitute;
  • An amendment offered by Rep. Cooper (D-TN)—A stand-alone budget substitute;
  • An amendment offered by Reps. Garrett (R-NJ), Jordan (R-OH), McClintock (R-CA) and Mulvaney (R-SC)—The Republican Study Committee budget substitute;
  • An amendment offered by Reps. Raul Grijalva (D-AZ), Honda (D-CA), Barbara Lee (D-CA), Woolsey (CA) and Ellison (MN)—The Progressive Caucus budget substitute;  and
  • An amendment offered by Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD)—The Democrat budget substitute.

For more information on H.Con.Res. 34, please see the Legislative Digest from April 14, 2011.

Bill Summary

Congressional Black Caucus Budget Substitute

The Congressional Black Caucus budget substitute would provide for $3.529 trillion in spending outlays in FY 2012 and assumes revenues of $2.533 trillion, resulting in a deficit of $995 billion. Over ten years, spending under the amendment would total $44.5 trillion or $4.5 trillion more than H.Con.Res. 34.  Over ten years, the amendment would assume revenue—primarily from tax increases—of $40.7 trillion. Revenues under the amendment would total $5.4 trillion more than CBO’s baseline and would increase revenues by $45.8 trillion relative to H.Con.Res. 34.

 

Congressional Black Caucus Budget Substitute

Year

Outlays

Revenue

Deficit

Debt Held by Public

Debt Subject to Statutory Limit

2012

                    3,695

                   2,872

-823

11,276

16,060

2013

                    3,753

                   3,240

-513

11,891

16,845

2014

                    3,899

                   3,571

-328

12,315

17,548

2015

                    4,082

                   3,821

-261

12,673

18,037

2016

                    4,332

                   4,032

-300

13,066

18,675

2017

                    4,510

                   4,233

-277

13,435

19,305

2018

                    4,683

                   4,428

-255

13,781

19,932

2019

                    4,947

                   4,631

-316

14,186

20,604

2020

                    5,189

                   4,850

-339

14,615

21,301

2021

                    5,422

                   5,082

-340

15,043

22,018

Total

                  44,512

                 40,760

-3752

N/A

N/A

 

Rep. Cooper (D-TN) Budget Substitute

The substitute budget resolution offered by Rep. Cooper would provide for $3.584 trillion in spending outlays in FY 2012 and assumes revenues of $2.552 trillion, resulting in a deficit of $1.032 trillion. Over ten years, spending under the amendment would total $42.6 trillion or $2.7 trillion more than H.Con.Res. 34.  Over ten years, the amendment would assume revenue—primarily from tax increases—of $37.7 trillion.  Revenues under the amendment would total $1 trillion more than CBO’s baseline and would increase revenues by $2.9 trillion relative to H.Con.Res. 34. 

 

Rep. Cooper (D-TN) Budget Substitute

Year

Outlays

Revenue

Deficit

Debt Held by Public

Debt Subject to Statutory Limit

2012

                    3,584

                   2,552

-1032

11,471

16,255

2013

                    3,631

                   2,908

-723

12,304

17,258

2014

                    3,765

                   3,279

-486

12,899

18,043

2015

                    3,936

                   3,510

-426

13,443

18,807

2016

                    4,165

                   3,684

-481

14,043

19,652

2017

                    4,323

                   3,926

-397

14,569

20,440

2018

                    4,469

                   4,127

-342

15,048

21,199

2019

                    4,717

                   4,357

-360

15,552

21,970

2020

                    4,932

                   4,588

-344

16,052

22,738

2021

                    5,149

                   4,848

-301

16,522

23,496

Total

                  42,671

                 37,779

-4892

N/A

N/A

 

Republican Study Committee Budget Substitute

The substitute budget resolution offered by Rep. Garret and the Republican Study Committee would provide for $3.321 trillion in spending outlays in FY 2012 and assumes revenues of $2.533 trillion, resulting in a deficit of $788 trillion. Over ten years, spending under the amendment would total $36.69 trillion or $3.7 trillion less than H.Con.Res. 34.  Over ten years, the amendment would assume revenue of $34.8 trillion.  Revenues under the amendment would total $1.8 trillion less than CBO’s baseline and would be the same amount as H.Con.Res. 34.

 

Republican Study Committee Budget Substitute

Year

Outlays

Revenue

Deficit

Debt Held by Public

Debt Subject to Statutory Limit

2012

        3,321

           2,533

-788

11,208

15,992

2013

        3,317

           2,860

-457

11,768

16,722

2014

        3,331

           3,094

-237

12,100

17,243

2015

        3,425

           3,237

-188

12,385

17,750

2016

        3,577

           3,377

-200

12,678

18,287

2017

        3,676

           3,589

-87

12,857

18,727

2018

        3,772

           3,745

-27

12,976

19,127

2019

        3,942

           3,939

-3

13,066

19,485

2020

        4,092

           4,142

50

13,106

19,792

2021

        4,239

           4,354

115

13,078

20,053

Total

     36,692

         34,870

-1822

N/A

N/A

 

Progressive Caucus Budget Substitute

The substitute budget resolution offered by the Progressive Caucus would provide for $4.38 trillion in spending outlays in FY 2012 and assumes revenues of $3.59 trillion, resulting in a deficit of $787 trillion. Over ten years, spending under the amendment would total $52.5 trillion or $12.6 trillion more than H.Con.Res. 34.  Over ten years, the amendment would assume revenue of $50.9 trillion.  Revenues under the amendment—primarily from tax increases—would total $14.3 trillion more than CBO’s baseline and $16.1 trillion above H.Con.Res. 34.

 

Progressive Caucus Budget Substitute

Year

Outlays

Revenue

Deficit

Debt Held by Public

Debt Subject to Statutory Limit

2012

        4,385

           3,598

-787

11,309

16,092

2013

        4,582

           4,126

-456

11,955

16,909

2014

        4,714

           4,474

-240

12,379

17,522

2015

        4,879

           4,733

-146

12,714

18,078

2016

        5,120

           4,978

-142

13,043

18,652

2017

        5,307

           5,283

-24

13,250

19,120

2018

        5,498

           5,543

45

13,380

19,531

2019

        5,778

           5,808

30

13,514

19,933

2020

        6,029

           6,078

49

13,616

20,302

2021

        6,283

           6,376

93

13,658

20,632

Total

     52,575

         50,997

-1578

N/A

N/A

 

Democrat Budget Substitute

The Democrat budget resolution would provide for $3.6 trillion in spending outlays in FY 2012 and assumes revenues of $32.5 trillion, resulting in a deficit of $1.096 trillion. Over ten years, spending under the amendment would total $44.4trillion or $4.4 trillion more than H.Con.Res. 34.  Over ten years, the amendment would assume revenue of $36.9 trillion.  Revenues under the amendment would total $201 million more than CBO’s baseline and $2 trillion above H.Con.Res. 34.

 

Democrat Budget Substitute

Year

Outlays

Revenue

Deficit

Debt Held by Public

Debt Subject to Statutory Limit

2012

                    3,637

                   2,541

-1096

11,533

16,316

2013

                    3,721

                   2,892

-829

12,463

17,417

2014

                    3,880

                   3,196

-684

13,241

18,385

2015

                    4,061

                   3,428

-633

13,972

19,336

2016

                    4,308

                   3,620

-688

14,753

20,362

2017

                    4,495

                   3,807

-688

15,533

21,403

2018

                    4,681

                   4,024

-657

16,282

22,433

2019

                    4,960

                   4,245

-715

17,087

23,505

2020

                    5,219

                   4,462

-757

17,936

24,622

2021

                    5,472

                   4,688

-784

18,810

25,784

Total

                  44,434

                 36,903

-7531

N/A

N/A