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[H. Con. Res. 71 Reported in House (RH)]

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                                                 Union Calendar No. 172
115th CONGRESS
  1st Session
H. CON. RES. 71

                          [Report No. 115-240]

Establishing the congressional budget for the United States Government 
for fiscal year 2018 and setting forth the appropriate budgetary levels 
                  for fiscal years 2019 through 2027.


_______________________________________________________________________


                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                             July 21, 2017

 Mrs. Black, from the Committee on the Budget, reported the following 
  concurrent resolution; which was committed to the Committee of the 
    Whole House on the State of the Union and ordered to be printed

_______________________________________________________________________

                         CONCURRENT RESOLUTION


 
Establishing the congressional budget for the United States Government 
for fiscal year 2018 and setting forth the appropriate budgetary levels 
                  for fiscal years 2019 through 2027.

    Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring),

SECTION 1. CONCURRENT RESOLUTION ON THE BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2018.

    (a) Declaration.--The Congress determines and declares that prior 
concurrent resolutions on the budget are replaced as of fiscal year 
2018 and that this concurrent resolution establishes the budget for 
fiscal year 2018 and sets forth the appropriate budgetary levels for 
fiscal years 2019 through 2027.
    (b) Table of Contents.--The table of contents for this concurrent 
resolution is as follows:

Sec. 1. Concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2018.
                TITLE I--RECOMMENDED LEVELS AND AMOUNTS

Sec. 101. Recommended levels and amounts.
Sec. 102. Major functional categories.
              TITLE II--RECONCILIATION AND RELATED MATTERS

Sec. 201. Reconciliation in the House of Representatives.
     TITLE III--BUDGET ENFORCEMENT IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                     Subtitle A--Budget Enforcement

Sec. 301. Point of order against increasing long-term direct spending.
Sec. 302. Allocation for Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on 
                            Terrorism.
Sec. 303. Limitation on changes in certain mandatory programs.
Sec. 304. Limitation on advance appropriations.
Sec. 305. Estimates of debt service costs.
Sec. 306. Fair-value credit estimates.
Sec. 307. Estimates of macroeconomic effects of major legislation.
Sec. 308. Adjustments for improved control of budgetary resources.
Sec. 309. Scoring rule for Energy Savings Performance Contracts.
Sec. 310. Limitation on transfers from the general fund of the Treasury 
                            to the Highway Trust Fund.
Sec. 311. Prohibition on use of Federal Reserve surpluses as an offset.
Sec. 312. Prohibition on use of guarantee fees as an offset.
                      Subtitle B--Other Provisions

Sec. 321. Budgetary treatment of administrative expenses.
Sec. 322. Application and effect of changes in allocations and 
                            aggregates.
Sec. 323. Adjustments to reflect changes in concepts and definitions.
Sec. 324. Adjustment for changes in the baseline.
Sec. 325. Application of rule regarding limits on discretionary 
                            spending.
Sec. 326. Exercise of rulemaking powers.
        TITLE IV--RESERVE FUNDS IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Sec. 401. Reserve fund for commercialization of air traffic control.
Sec. 402. Reserve fund for investments in national infrastructure.
Sec. 403. Reserve fund for comprehensive tax reform.
Sec. 404. Reserve fund for the State Children's Health Insurance 
                            Program.
Sec. 405. Reserve fund for the repeal or replacement of President 
                            Obama's health care laws.
       TITLE V--POLICY STATEMENTS IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Sec. 501. Policy statement on a balanced budget amendment.
Sec. 502. Policy statement on budget process reform.
Sec. 503. Policy statement on Federal regulatory budgeting and reform.
Sec. 504. Policy statement on unauthorized appropriations.
Sec. 505. Policy statement on Federal accounting.
Sec. 506. Policy statement on Commission on Budget Concepts.
Sec. 507. Policy statement on budget enforcement.
Sec. 508. Policy statement on improper payments.
Sec. 509. Policy statement on expenditures from agency fees and 
                            spending.
Sec. 510. Policy statement on promoting real health care reform.
Sec. 511. Policy statement on Medicare.
Sec. 512. Policy statement on combating the opioid epidemic.
Sec. 513. Policy statement on the State Children's Health Insurance 
                            Program.
Sec. 514. Policy statement on medical discovery, development, delivery, 
                            and innovation.
Sec. 515. Policy statement on public health preparedness.
Sec. 516. Policy statement on Social Security.
Sec. 517. Policy statement on Medicaid work requirements.
Sec. 518. Policy statement on welfare reform and Supplemental Nutrition 
                            Assistance Program work requirements.
Sec. 519. Policy Statement on State flexibility in Supplemental 
                            Nutrition Assistance Program.
Sec. 520. Policy statement on higher education and workforce 
                            development opportunity.
Sec. 521. Policy statement on supplemental wildfire suppression 
                            funding.
Sec. 522. Policy statement on the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Sec. 523. Policy statement on moving the United States Postal Service 
                            on budget.
Sec. 524. Policy statement on the Judgment Fund.
Sec. 525. Policy statement on responsible stewardship of taxpayer 
                            dollars.
Sec. 526. Policy statement on tax reform.

                TITLE I--RECOMMENDED LEVELS AND AMOUNTS

SEC. 101. RECOMMENDED LEVELS AND AMOUNTS.

    The following budgetary levels are appropriate for each of fiscal 
years 2018 through 2027:
            (1) Federal revenues.--For purposes of the enforcement of 
        this concurrent resolution:
                    (A) The recommended levels of Federal revenues are 
                as follows:
    Fiscal year 2018: $2,670,356,000,000.
    Fiscal year 2019: $2,767,357,000,000.
    Fiscal year 2020: $2,870,414,000,000.
    Fiscal year 2021: $2,963,953,000,000.
    Fiscal year 2022: $3,077,586,000,000.
    Fiscal year 2023: $3,195,139,000,000.
    Fiscal year 2024: $3,325,690,000,000.
    Fiscal year 2025: $3,475,784,000,000.
    Fiscal year 2026: $3,642,629,000,000.
    Fiscal year 2027: $3,811,687,000,000.
                    (B) The amounts by which the aggregate levels of 
                Federal revenues should be changed are as follows:
    Fiscal year 2018: -$63,213,000,000.
    Fiscal year 2019: -$66,151,000,000.
    Fiscal year 2020: -$80,162,000,000.
    Fiscal year 2021: -$95,958,000,000.
    Fiscal year 2022: -$105,330,000,000.
    Fiscal year 2023: -$122,777,000,000.
    Fiscal year 2024: -$136,738,000,000.
    Fiscal year 2025: -$146,394,000,000.
    Fiscal year 2026: -$146,749,000,000.
    Fiscal year 2027: -$146,700,000,000.
            (2) New budget authority.--For purposes of the enforcement 
        of this concurrent resolution, the appropriate levels of total 
        new budget authority are as follows:
    Fiscal year 2018: $3,232,597,000,000.
    Fiscal year 2019: $3,286,018,000,000.
    Fiscal year 2020: $3,299,573,000,000.
    Fiscal year 2021: $3,290,186,000,000.
    Fiscal year 2022: $3,441,975,000,000.
    Fiscal year 2023: $3,483,686,000,000.
    Fiscal year 2024: $3,528,872,000,000.
    Fiscal year 2025: $3,655,413,000,000.
    Fiscal year 2026: $3,746,208,000,000.
    Fiscal year 2027: $3,824,652,000,000.
            (3) Budget outlays.--For purposes of the enforcement of 
        this concurrent resolution, the appropriate levels of total 
        budget outlays are as follows:
    Fiscal year 2018: $3,164,885,000,000.
    Fiscal year 2019: $3,265,306,000,000.
    Fiscal year 2020: $3,283,026,000,000.
    Fiscal year 2021: $3,323,464,000,000.
    Fiscal year 2022: $3,441,603,000,000.
    Fiscal year 2023: $3,467,047,000,000.
    Fiscal year 2024: $3,497,308,000,000.
    Fiscal year 2025: $3,620,210,000,000.
    Fiscal year 2026: $3,727,971,000,000.
    Fiscal year 2027: $3,806,792,000,000.
            (4) Deficits (on-budget).--For purposes of the enforcement 
        of this concurrent resolution, the amounts of the deficits (on-
        budget) are as follows:
    Fiscal year 2018: $494,529,000,000.
    Fiscal year 2019: $497,949,000,000.
    Fiscal year 2020: $412,612,000,000.
    Fiscal year 2021: $359,511,000,000.
    Fiscal year 2022: $364,017,000,000.
    Fiscal year 2023: $271,908,000,000.
    Fiscal year 2024: $171,618,000,000.
    Fiscal year 2025: $144,426,000,000.
    Fiscal year 2026: $85,342,000,000.
    Fiscal year 2027: -$4,895,000,000.
            (5) Debt subject to limit.--The appropriate levels of debt 
        subject to limit are as follows:
    Fiscal year 2018: $21,059,756,000,000.
    Fiscal year 2019: $21,720,619,000,000.
    Fiscal year 2020: $22,263,387,000,000.
    Fiscal year 2021: $22,717,657,000,000.
    Fiscal year 2022: $23,120,068,000,000.
    Fiscal year 2023: $23,414,924,000,000.
    Fiscal year 2024: $23,577,205,000,000.
    Fiscal year 2025: $23,665,687,000,000.
    Fiscal year 2026: $23,701,446,000,000.
    Fiscal year 2027: $23,484,672,000,000.
            (6) Debt held by the public.--The appropriate levels of 
        debt held by the public are as follows:
    Fiscal year 2018: $15,399,966,000,000.
    Fiscal year 2019: $15,971,804,000,000.
    Fiscal year 2020: $16,477,150,000,000.
    Fiscal year 2021: $16,920,847,000,000.
    Fiscal year 2022: $17,371,706,000,000.
    Fiscal year 2023: $17,720,326,000,000.
    Fiscal year 2024: $17,949,306,000,000.
    Fiscal year 2025: $18,156,356,000,000.
    Fiscal year 2026: $18,299,466,000,000.
    Fiscal year 2027: $18,345,826,000,000.

SEC. 102. MAJOR FUNCTIONAL CATEGORIES.

    The Congress determines and declares that the appropriate levels of 
new budget authority and outlays for fiscal years 2018 through 2027 for 
each major functional category are:
            (1) National Defense (050):
                    Fiscal year 2018:
                            (A) New budget authority, $629,595,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $607,810,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2019:
                            (A) New budget authority, $660,832,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $636,795,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2020:
                            (A) New budget authority, $693,646,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $666,519,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2021:
                            (A) New budget authority, $728,125,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $698,761,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2022:
                            (A) New budget authority, $731,818,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $717,568,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2023:
                            (A) New budget authority, $735,468,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $720,401,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2024:
                            (A) New budget authority, $739,157,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $720,755,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2025:
                            (A) New budget authority, $742,886,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $729,581,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2026:
                            (A) New budget authority, $747,414,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $734,037,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2027:
                            (A) New budget authority, $751,098,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $737,798,000,000.
            (2) International Affairs (150):
                    Fiscal year 2018:
                            (A) New budget authority, $41,521,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $43,643,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2019:
                            (A) New budget authority, $40,210,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $41,207,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2020:
                            (A) New budget authority, $39,428,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $39,965,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2021:
                            (A) New budget authority, $38,654,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $38,585,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2022:
                            (A) New budget authority, $37,623,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $38,021,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2023:
                            (A) New budget authority, $38,445,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $37,795,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2024:
                            (A) New budget authority, $39,285,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $38,102,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2025:
                            (A) New budget authority, $40,174,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $38,643,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2026:
                            (A) New budget authority, $41,121,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $39,365,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2027:
                            (A) New budget authority, $42,025,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $40,175,000,000.
            (3) General Science, Space, and Technology (250):
                    Fiscal year 2018:
                            (A) New budget authority, $28,524,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $30,072,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2019:
                            (A) New budget authority, $29,107,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $29,365,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2020:
                            (A) New budget authority, $29,702,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $29,360,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2021:
                            (A) New budget authority, $30,346,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $29,718,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2022:
                            (A) New budget authority, $31,018,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $30,259,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2023:
                            (A) New budget authority, $31,694,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $30,797,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2024:
                            (A) New budget authority, $32,378,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $31,325,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2025:
                            (A) New budget authority, $33,112,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $31,928,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2026:
                            (A) New budget authority, $33,854,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $32,550,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2027:
                            (A) New budget authority, $34,602,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $33,162,000,000.
            (4) Energy (270):
                    Fiscal year 2018:
                            (A) New budget authority, -$3,088,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $2,559,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2019:
                            (A) New budget authority, $1,704,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $1,714,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2020:
                            (A) New budget authority, -$11,179,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, -$11,813,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2021:
                            (A) New budget authority, $1,871,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $786,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2022:
                            (A) New budget authority, $1,705,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $445,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2023:
                            (A) New budget authority, $754,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, -$491,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2024:
                            (A) New budget authority, $437,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, -$727,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2025:
                            (A) New budget authority, -$4,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, -$1,052,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2026:
                            (A) New budget authority, $2,233,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $1,207,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2027:
                            (A) New budget authority, $2,324,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $1,370,000,000.
            (5) Natural Resources and Environment (300):
                    Fiscal year 2018:
                            (A) New budget authority, $31,720,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $35,641,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2019:
                            (A) New budget authority, $31,856,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $33,751,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2020:
                            (A) New budget authority, $33,255,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $33,581,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2021:
                            (A) New budget authority, $32,704,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $32,652,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2022:
                            (A) New budget authority, $34,295,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $33,909,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2023:
                            (A) New budget authority, $34,684,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $34,186,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2024:
                            (A) New budget authority, $34,598,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $34,081,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2025:
                            (A) New budget authority, $35,520,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $34,921,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2026:
                            (A) New budget authority, $36,186,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $35,526,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2027:
                            (A) New budget authority, $36,742,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $36,078,000,000.
            (6) Agriculture (350):
                    Fiscal year 2018:
                            (A) New budget authority, $24,223,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $22,913,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2019:
                            (A) New budget authority, $21,091,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $20,200,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2020:
                            (A) New budget authority, $19,786,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $19,293,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2021:
                            (A) New budget authority, $18,217,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $17,660,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2022:
                            (A) New budget authority, $17,835,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $17,339,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2023:
                            (A) New budget authority, $18,153,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $17,713,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2024:
                            (A) New budget authority, $18,880,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $18,331,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2025:
                            (A) New budget authority, $19,863,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $19,225,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2026:
                            (A) New budget authority, $20,214,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $19,593,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2027:
                            (A) New budget authority, $20,422,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $19,817,000,000.
            (7) Commerce and Housing Credit (370):
                    Fiscal year 2018:
                            (A) New budget authority, -$7,287,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, -$19,601,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2019:
                            (A) New budget authority, -$7,517,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, -$15,753,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2020:
                            (A) New budget authority, -$10,358,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, -$18,126,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2021:
                            (A) New budget authority, -$13,446,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, -$22,106,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2022:
                            (A) New budget authority, -$12,880,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, -$22,470,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2023:
                            (A) New budget authority, -$12,330,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, -$22,598,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2024:
                            (A) New budget authority, -$10,989,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, -$22,362,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2025:
                            (A) New budget authority, -$10,255,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, -$22,849,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2026:
                            (A) New budget authority, -$11,141,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, -$23,569,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2027:
                            (A) New budget authority, -$11,933,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, -$24,521,000,000.
            (8) Transportation (400):
                    Fiscal year 2018:
                            (A) New budget authority, $88,095,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $91,796,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2019:
                            (A) New budget authority, $88,892,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $90,602,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2020:
                            (A) New budget authority, $82,748,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $90,508,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2021:
                            (A) New budget authority, $37,190,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $77,995,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2022:
                            (A) New budget authority, $66,950,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $65,076,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2023:
                            (A) New budget authority, $66,895,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $68,694,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2024:
                            (A) New budget authority, $67,483,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $69,617,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2025:
                            (A) New budget authority, $68,481,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $69,074,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2026:
                            (A) New budget authority, $69,714,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $69,044,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2027:
                            (A) New budget authority, $70,948,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $69,741,000,000.
            (9) Community and Regional Development (450):
                    Fiscal year 2018:
                            (A) New budget authority, $4,365,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $18,626,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2019:
                            (A) New budget authority, $4,170,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $16,983,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2020:
                            (A) New budget authority, $4,240,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $11,842,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2021:
                            (A) New budget authority, $4,353,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $9,558,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2022:
                            (A) New budget authority, $4,487,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $6,386,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2023:
                            (A) New budget authority, $4,556,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $5,090,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2024:
                            (A) New budget authority, $4,673,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $4,745,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2025:
                            (A) New budget authority, $4,857,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $4,767,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2026:
                            (A) New budget authority, $5,077,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $4,805,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2027:
                            (A) New budget authority, $4,953,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $4,809,000,000.
            (10) Education, Training, Employment, and Social Services 
        (500):
                    Fiscal year 2018:
                            (A) New budget authority, $69,920,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $89,295,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2019:
                            (A) New budget authority, $79,090,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $81,404,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2020:
                            (A) New budget authority, $80,305,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $81,129,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2021:
                            (A) New budget authority, $81,922,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $82,479,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2022:
                            (A) New budget authority, $82,350,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $83,539,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2023:
                            (A) New budget authority, $86,279,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $85,843,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2024:
                            (A) New budget authority, $86,641,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $87,897,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2025:
                            (A) New budget authority, $86,977,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $88,522,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2026:
                            (A) New budget authority, $87,459,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $89,186,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2027:
                            (A) New budget authority, $88,216,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $90,080,000,000.
            (11) Health (550):
                    Fiscal year 2018:
                            (A) New budget authority, $579,328,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $551,277,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2019:
                            (A) New budget authority, $564,387,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $570,419,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2020:
                            (A) New budget authority, $552,405,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $541,949,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2021:
                            (A) New budget authority, $512,289,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $518,445,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2022:
                            (A) New budget authority, $528,560,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $533,688,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2023:
                            (A) New budget authority, $547,998,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $549,687,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2024:
                            (A) New budget authority, $571,335,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $569,207,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2025:
                            (A) New budget authority, $594,923,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $591,171,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2026:
                            (A) New budget authority, $618,119,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $613,682,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2027:
                            (A) New budget authority, $623,810,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $626,774,000,000.
            (12) Medicare (570):
                    Fiscal year 2018:
                            (A) New budget authority, $593,830,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $593,567,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2019:
                            (A) New budget authority, $652,984,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $652,740,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2020:
                            (A) New budget authority, $692,126,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $691,917,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2021:
                            (A) New budget authority, $739,367,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $739,161,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2022:
                            (A) New budget authority, $826,276,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $826,057,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2023:
                            (A) New budget authority, $845,800,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $845,593,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2024:
                            (A) New budget authority, $850,393,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $850,177,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2025:
                            (A) New budget authority, $916,244,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $916,009,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2026:
                            (A) New budget authority, $988,183,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $987,942,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2027:
                            (A) New budget authority, 
                        $1,053,671,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $1,053,435,000,000.
            (13) Income Security (600):
                    Fiscal year 2018:
                            (A) New budget authority, $491,789,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $477,428,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2019:
                            (A) New budget authority, $464,425,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $454,786,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2020:
                            (A) New budget authority, $475,015,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $464,925,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2021:
                            (A) New budget authority, $484,414,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $475,140,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2022:
                            (A) New budget authority, $492,453,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $489,299,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2023:
                            (A) New budget authority, $475,767,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $468,217,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2024:
                            (A) New budget authority, $484,425,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $471,370,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2025:
                            (A) New budget authority, $493,048,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $480,920,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2026:
                            (A) New budget authority, $502,057,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $496,505,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2027:
                            (A) New budget authority, $511,675,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $505,382,000,000.
            (14) Social Security (650):
                    Fiscal year 2018:
                            (A) New budget authority, $39,475,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $39,475,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2019:
                            (A) New budget authority, $43,016,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $43,016,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2020:
                            (A) New budget authority, $46,287,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $46,287,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2021:
                            (A) New budget authority, $49,748,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $49,748,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2022:
                            (A) New budget authority, $53,392,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $53,392,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2023:
                            (A) New budget authority, $57,378,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $57,378,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2024:
                            (A) New budget authority, $61,764,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $61,764,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2025:
                            (A) New budget authority, $66,388,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $66,388,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2026:
                            (A) New budget authority, $70,871,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $70,871,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2027:
                            (A) New budget authority, $75,473,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $75,473,000,000.
            (15) Veterans Benefits and Services (700):
                    Fiscal year 2018:
                            (A) New budget authority, $176,704,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $178,038,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2019:
                            (A) New budget authority, $191,507,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $190,235,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2020:
                            (A) New budget authority, $194,930,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $193,931,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2021:
                            (A) New budget authority, $199,751,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $197,856,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2022:
                            (A) New budget authority, $215,442,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $213,337,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2023:
                            (A) New budget authority, $212,567,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $210,444,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2024:
                            (A) New budget authority, $209,943,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $207,908,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2025:
                            (A) New budget authority, $227,991,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $225,820,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2026:
                            (A) New budget authority, $234,947,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $232,660,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2027:
                            (A) New budget authority, $243,718,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $241,501,000,000.
            (16) Administration of Justice (750):
                    Fiscal year 2018:
                            (A) New budget authority, $51,367,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $61,079,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2019:
                            (A) New budget authority, $58,245,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $58,867,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2020:
                            (A) New budget authority, $59,720,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $60,036,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2021:
                            (A) New budget authority, $61,054,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $60,946,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2022:
                            (A) New budget authority, $62,092,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $61,925,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2023:
                            (A) New budget authority, $63,671,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $63,462,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2024:
                            (A) New budget authority, $65,285,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $65,043,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2025:
                            (A) New budget authority, $66,947,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $66,498,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2026:
                            (A) New budget authority, $69,907,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $70,200,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2027:
                            (A) New budget authority, $70,270,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $69,722,000,000.
            (17) General Government (800):
                    Fiscal year 2018:
                            (A) New budget authority, $23,564,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $23,091,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2019:
                            (A) New budget authority, $23,948,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $23,314,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2020:
                            (A) New budget authority, $23,557,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $23,303,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2021:
                            (A) New budget authority, $23,386,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $23,190,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2022:
                            (A) New budget authority, $23,127,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $23,013,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2023:
                            (A) New budget authority, $26,420,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $26,057,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2024:
                            (A) New budget authority, $26,351,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $26,168,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2025:
                            (A) New budget authority, $26,246,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $26,060,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2026:
                            (A) New budget authority, $26,083,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $25,917,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2027:
                            (A) New budget authority, $25,855,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $25,722,000,000.
            (18) Net Interest (900):
                    Fiscal year 2018:
                            (A) New budget authority, $376,842,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $376,842,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2019:
                            (A) New budget authority, $409,185,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $409,185,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2020:
                            (A) New budget authority, $450,859,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $450,859,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2021:
                            (A) New budget authority, $493,778,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $493,778,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2022:
                            (A) New budget authority, $531,929,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $531,929,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2023:
                            (A) New budget authority, $565,282,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $565,282,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2024:
                            (A) New budget authority, $589,292,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $589,292,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2025:
                            (A) New budget authority, $607,012,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $607,012,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2026:
                            (A) New budget authority, $620,536,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $620,536,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2027:
                            (A) New budget authority, $623,786,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $623,911,000,000.
            (19) Allowances (920):
                    Fiscal year 2018:
                            (A) New budget authority, -$44,505,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, -$23,272,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2019:
                            (A) New budget authority, -$42,219,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, -$34,499,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2020:
                            (A) New budget authority, -$45,246,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, -$40,640,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2021:
                            (A) New budget authority, -$48,056,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, -$44,164,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2022:
                            (A) New budget authority, -$50,544,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, -$47,877,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2023:
                            (A) New budget authority, -$52,326,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, -$49,819,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2024:
                            (A) New budget authority, -$53,659,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, -$51,411,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2025:
                            (A) New budget authority, -$55,439,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, -$53,060,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2026:
                            (A) New budget authority, -$51,908,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, -$52,127,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2027:
                            (A) New budget authority, -$55,254,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, -$53,919,000,000.
            (20) Government-wide savings and adjustments (930):
                    Fiscal year 2018:
                            (A) New budget authority, $34,145,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $2,778,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2019:
                            (A) New budget authority, -$1,555,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, -$2,528,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2020:
                            (A) New budget authority, -$67,381,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, -$47,665,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2021:
                            (A) New budget authority, -
                        $120,155,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, -$97,069,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2022:
                            (A) New budget authority, -
                        $153,376,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, -$137,459,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2023:
                            (A) New budget authority, -
                        $174,438,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, -$159,489,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2024:
                            (A) New budget authority, -
                        $194,373,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, -$179,541,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2025:
                            (A) New budget authority, -
                        $193,336,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, -$187,355,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2026:
                            (A) New budget authority, -
                        $246,573,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, -$223,016,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2027:
                            (A) New budget authority, -
                        $258,801,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, -$240,977,000,000.
            (21) Undistributed Offsetting Receipts (950):
                    Fiscal year 2018:
                            (A) New budget authority, -$83,212,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, -$83,212,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2019:
                            (A) New budget authority, -$86,409,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, -$86,409,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2020:
                            (A) New budget authority, -$86,316,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, -$86,316,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2021:
                            (A) New budget authority, -$90,347,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, -$90,347,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2022:
                            (A) New budget authority, -$93,573,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, -$93,573,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2023:
                            (A) New budget authority, -
                        $100,001,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, -$100,001,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2024:
                            (A) New budget authority, -
                        $105,371,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, -$105,371,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2025:
                            (A) New budget authority, -
                        $115,139,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, -$115,139,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2026:
                            (A) New budget authority, -
                        $117,033,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, -$117,033,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2027:
                            (A) New budget authority, -
                        $127,808,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, -$127,808,000,000.
            (22) Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on 
        Terrorism (970):
                    Fiscal year 2018:
                            (A) New budget authority, $86,591,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $45,781,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2019:
                            (A) New budget authority, $60,000,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $50,748,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2020:
                            (A) New budget authority, $43,000,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $43,076,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2021:
                            (A) New budget authority, $26,000,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $31,635,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2022:
                            (A) New budget authority, $12,000,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $18,768,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2023:
                            (A) New budget authority, $12,000,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $13,799,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2024:
                            (A) New budget authority, $12,000,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, $11,957,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2025:
                            (A) New budget authority, $0.
                            (B) Outlays, $4,171,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2026:
                            (A) New budget authority, $0.
                            (B) Outlays, $1,160,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2027:
                            (A) New budget authority, $0.
                            (B) Outlays, $165,000,000.
            (23) Across-the-Board Adjustment (990):
                    Fiscal year 2018:
                            (A) New budget authority, -$909,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, -$740,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2019:
                            (A) New budget authority, -$931,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, -$837,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2020:
                            (A) New budget authority, -$956,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, -$895,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2021:
                            (A) New budget authority, -$979,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, -$944,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2022:
                            (A) New budget authority, -$1,004,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, -$968,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2023:
                            (A) New budget authority, -$1,030,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, -$993,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2024:
                            (A) New budget authority, -$1,056,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, -$1,018,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2025:
                            (A) New budget authority, -$1,083,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, -$1,045,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2026:
                            (A) New budget authority, -$1,112,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, -$1,070,000,000.
                    Fiscal year 2027:
                            (A) New budget authority, -$1,140,000,000.
                            (B) Outlays, -$1,099,000,000.

              TITLE II--RECONCILIATION AND RELATED MATTERS

SEC. 201. RECONCILIATION IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

    (a) Submissions Providing for Reconciliation.--Not later than 
October 6, 2017, the committees named in subsection (b) shall submit 
their recommendations on changes in laws within their jurisdictions to 
the Committee on the Budget that would achieve the specified reduction 
in the deficit for the period of fiscal years 2018 through 2027.
    (b) Instructions.--
            (1) Committee on agriculture.--The Committee on Agriculture 
        shall submit changes in laws within its jurisdiction sufficient 
        to reduce the deficit by $10,000,000,000 for the period of 
        fiscal years 2018 through 2027.
            (2) Committee on armed services.--The Committee on Armed 
        Services shall submit changes in laws within its jurisdiction 
        sufficient to reduce the deficit by $1,000,000,000 for the 
        period of fiscal years 2018 through 2027.
            (3) Committee on education and the workforce.--The 
        Committee on Education and the Workforce shall submit changes 
        in laws within its jurisdiction sufficient to reduce the 
        deficit by $20,000,000,000 for the period of fiscal years 2018 
        through 2027.
            (4) Committee on energy and commerce.--The Committee on 
        Energy and Commerce shall submit changes in laws within its 
        jurisdiction sufficient to reduce the deficit by 
        $20,000,000,000 for the period of fiscal years 2018 through 
        2027.
            (5) Committee on financial services.--The Committee on 
        Financial Services shall submit changes in laws within its 
        jurisdiction sufficient to reduce the deficit by 
        $14,000,000,000 for the period of fiscal years 2018 through 
        2027.
            (6) Committee on homeland security.--The Committee on 
        Homeland Security shall submit changes in laws within its 
        jurisdiction sufficient to reduce the deficit by $3,000,000,000 
        for the period of fiscal years 2018 through 2027.
            (7) Committee on the judiciary.--The Committee on the 
        Judiciary shall submit changes in laws within its jurisdiction 
        sufficient to reduce the deficit by $45,000,000,000 for the 
        period of fiscal years 2018 through 2027.
            (8) Committee on natural resources.--The Committee on 
        Natural Resources shall submit changes in laws within its 
        jurisdiction sufficient to reduce the deficit by $5,000,000,000 
        for the period of fiscal years 2018 through 2027.
            (9) Committee on oversight and government reform.--The 
        Committee on Oversight and Government Reform shall submit 
        changes in laws within its jurisdiction sufficient to reduce 
        the deficit by $32,000,000,000 for the period of fiscal years 
        2018 through 2027.
            (10) Committee on veterans' affairs.--The Committee on 
        Veterans' Affairs shall submit changes in laws within its 
        jurisdiction sufficient to reduce the deficit by $1,000,000,000 
        for the period of fiscal years 2018 through 2027.
            (11) Committee on ways and means.--The Committee on Ways 
        and Means shall submit changes in laws within its jurisdiction 
        sufficient to reduce the deficit by $52,000,000,000 for the 
        period of fiscal years 2018 through 2027.

     TITLE III--BUDGET ENFORCEMENT IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                     Subtitle A--Budget Enforcement

SEC. 301. POINT OF ORDER AGAINST INCREASING LONG-TERM DIRECT SPENDING.

    (a) Point of Order.--It shall not be in order in the House of 
Representatives to consider any bill or joint resolution, or amendment 
thereto or conference report thereon, that would cause a net increase 
in direct spending in excess of $2,500,000,000 in any of the 4 
consecutive 10-fiscal year periods described in subsection (b).
    (b) Congressional Budget Office Analysis of Proposals.--The 
Director of the Congressional Budget Office shall, to the extent 
practicable, prepare an estimate of whether a bill or joint resolution 
reported by a committee (other than the Committee on Appropriations), 
or amendment thereto or conference report thereon, would cause, 
relative to current law, a net increase in direct spending in the House 
of Representatives, in excess of $2,500,000,000 in any of the 4 
consecutive 10-fiscal year periods beginning after the last fiscal year 
of this concurrent resolution.
    (c) Limitation.--In the House of Representatives, the provisions of 
this section shall not apply to any bills or joint resolutions, or 
amendments thereto or conference reports thereon, for which the chair 
of the Committee on the Budget has made adjustments to the allocations, 
aggregates, or other budgetary levels in this concurrent resolution.
    (d) Determinations of Budget Levels.--For purposes of this section, 
the levels of net increases in direct spending shall be determined on 
the basis of estimates provided by the chair of the Committee on the 
Budget of the House of Representatives.
    (e) Sunset.--This section shall have no force or effect after 
September 30, 2018.

SEC. 302. ALLOCATION FOR OVERSEAS CONTINGENCY OPERATIONS/GLOBAL WAR ON 
              TERRORISM.

    (a) Separate Allocation for Overseas Contingency Operations/Global 
War on Terrorism.--In the House of Representatives, there shall be a 
separate allocation of new budget authority and outlays provided to the 
Committee on Appropriations for the purposes of Overseas Contingency 
Operations/Global War on Terrorism, which shall be deemed to be an 
allocation under section 302(a) of the Congressional Budget Act of 
1974. Section 302(a)(3) of such Act shall not apply to such separate 
allocation.
    (b) Section 302 Allocations.--The separate allocation referred to 
in subsection (a) shall be the exclusive allocation for Overseas 
Contingency Operations/Global War on Terrorism under section 302(b) of 
the Congressional Budget Act of 1974. The Committee on Appropriations 
of the House of Representatives may provide suballocations of such 
separate allocation under such section 302(b).
    (c) Application.--For purposes of enforcing the separate allocation 
referred to in subsection (a) under section 302(f) of the Congressional 
Budget Act of 1974, the ``first fiscal year'' and the ``total of fiscal 
years'' shall be deemed to refer to fiscal year 2018. Section 302(c) of 
such Act shall not apply to such separate allocation.
    (d) Designations.--New budget authority or outlays shall only be 
counted toward the allocation referred to in subsection (a) if 
designated pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the Balanced Budget 
and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.
    (e) Adjustments.--For purposes of subsection (a) for fiscal year 
2018, no adjustment shall be made under section 314(a) of the 
Congressional Budget Act of 1974 if any adjustment would be made under 
section 251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit 
Control Act of 1985.

SEC. 303. LIMITATION ON CHANGES IN CERTAIN MANDATORY PROGRAMS.

    (a) Definition.--In this section, the term ``change in mandatory 
programs'' means a provision that--
            (1) would have been estimated as affecting direct spending 
        or receipts under section 252 of the Balanced Budget and 
        Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 (as in effect prior to 
        September 30, 2002) if the provision were included in 
        legislation other than appropriation Acts; and
            (2) results in a net decrease in budget authority in the 
        budget year, but does not result in a net decrease in outlays 
        over the total of the current year, the budget year, and all 
        fiscal years covered under the most recently agreed to 
        concurrent resolution on the budget.
    (b) Point of Order in the House of Representatives.--
            (1) In general.--A provision in a bill or joint resolution 
        making appropriations for a full fiscal year that proposes a 
        change in mandatory programs that, if enacted, would cause the 
        absolute value of the total budget authority of all such 
        changes in mandatory programs enacted in relation to a full 
        fiscal year to be more than the amount specified in paragraph 
        (3), shall not be in order in the House of Representatives.
            (2) Amendments and conference reports.--It shall not be in 
        order in the House of Representatives to consider an amendment 
        to, or a conference report on, a bill or joint resolution 
        making appropriations for a full fiscal year if such amendment 
        thereto or conference report thereon proposes a change in 
        mandatory programs that, if enacted, would cause the absolute 
        value of the total budget authority of all such changes in 
        mandatory programs enacted in relation to a full fiscal year to 
        be more than the amount specified in paragraph (3).
            (3) Amount.--The amount specified in this paragraph is--
                    (A) for fiscal year 2018, $19,100,000,000;
                    (B) for fiscal year 2019, $17,000,000,000; and
                    (C) for fiscal year 2020, $15,000,000,000.
    (c) Determination.--For purposes of this section, budgetary levels 
shall be determined on the basis of estimates provided by the chair of 
the Committee on the Budget of the House of Representatives.

SEC. 304. LIMITATION ON ADVANCE APPROPRIATIONS.

    (a) In General.--In the House of Representatives, except as 
provided for in subsection (b), any general appropriation bill or bill 
or joint resolution continuing appropriations, or amendment thereto or 
conference report thereon, may not provide advance appropriations.
    (b) Exceptions.--An advance appropriation may be provided for 
programs, projects, activities, or accounts identified in the report or 
the joint explanatory statement of managers, as applicable, 
accompanying this concurrent resolution under the heading--
            (1) General.--``Accounts Identified for Advance 
        Appropriations''.
            (2) Veterans.--``Veterans Accounts Identified for Advance 
        Appropriations''.
    (c) Limitations.--The aggregate level of advance appropriations 
shall not exceed--
            (1) General.--$28,852,000,000 in new budget authority for 
        all programs identified pursuant to subsection (b)(1).
            (2) Veterans.--$70,699,313,000 in new budget authority for 
        programs in the Department of Veterans Affairs identified 
        pursuant to subsection (b)(2).
    (d) Definition.--The term ``advance appropriation'' means any new 
discretionary budget authority provided in a general appropriation bill 
or joint resolution continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2018, or 
any amendment thereto or conference report thereon, that first becomes 
available for the first fiscal year following fiscal year 2018.

SEC. 305. ESTIMATES OF DEBT SERVICE COSTS.

    In the House of Representatives, the chair of the Committee on the 
Budget may direct the Congressional Budget Office to include, in any 
estimate prepared under section 402 of the Congressional Budget Act of 
1974 with respect to any bill or joint resolution, an estimate of any 
change in debt service costs resulting from carrying out such bill or 
resolution. Any estimate of debt service costs provided under this 
section shall be advisory and shall not be used for purposes of 
enforcement of such Act, the Rules of the House of Representatives, or 
this concurrent resolution. This section shall not apply to 
authorizations of programs funded by discretionary spending or to 
appropriation bills or joint resolutions, but shall apply to changes in 
the authorization level of appropriated entitlements.

SEC. 306. FAIR-VALUE CREDIT ESTIMATES.

    (a) All Credit Programs.--Whenever the Director of the 
Congressional Budget Office provides an estimate of any measure that 
establishes or modifies any program providing loans or loan guarantees, 
the Director shall also, to the extent practicable, provide a fair-
value estimate of such loan or loan guarantee program if requested by 
the chair of the Committee on the Budget of the House of 
Representatives.
    (b) Student Financial Assistance and Housing Programs.--The 
Director of the Congressional Budget Office shall provide, to the 
extent practicable, a fair-value estimate as part of any estimate for 
any measure that establishes or modifies a loan or loan guarantee 
program for student financial assistance or housing (including 
residential mortgage).
    (c) Baseline Estimates.--The Congressional Budget Office shall 
include estimates, on a fair-value and credit reform basis, of loan and 
loan guarantee programs for student financial assistance, housing 
(including residential mortgage), and such other major loan and loan 
guarantee programs, as practicable, in its The Budget and Economic 
Outlook: 2018 to 2027.
    (d) Enforcement in the House of Representatives.--If the Director 
of the Congressional Budget Office provides an estimate pursuant to 
subsection (a) or (b), the chair of the Committee on the Budget of the 
House of Representatives may use such estimate to determine compliance 
with the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 and other budget enforcement 
requirements.

SEC. 307. ESTIMATES OF MACROECONOMIC EFFECTS OF MAJOR LEGISLATION.

    (a) CBO and JCT Estimates.--During the 115th Congress, any estimate 
of major legislation considered in the House of Representatives or the 
Senate provided by the Congressional Budget Office under section 402 of 
the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 or by the Joint Committee on 
Taxation to the Congressional Budget Office under section 201(f) of 
such Act shall, to the extent practicable, incorporate the budgetary 
effects of changes in economic output, employment, capital stock, and 
other macroeconomic variables resulting from such major legislation.
    (b) Contents.--Any estimate referred to in subsection (a) shall, to 
the extent practicable, include--
            (1) a qualitative assessment of the budgetary effects 
        (including macroeconomic variables described in subsection (a)) 
        of major legislation in the 20-fiscal year period beginning 
        after the last fiscal year of the most recently agreed to 
        concurrent resolution on the budget that sets forth budgetary 
        levels required under section 301 of the Congressional Budget 
        Act of 1974; and
            (2) an identification of the critical assumptions and the 
        source of data underlying that estimate.
    (c) Definitions.--In this section:
            (1) Major legislation.--The term ``major legislation'' 
        means--
                    (A) in the Senate, a bill, joint resolution, 
                conference report, amendment, amendment between the 
                Houses, or treaty--
                            (i) for which an estimate is required to be 
                        prepared pursuant to section 402 of the 
                        Congressional Budget Act of 1974 (2 U.S.C. 653) 
                        and that causes a gross budgetary effect 
                        (before incorporating macroeconomic effects and 
                        not including timing shifts) in a fiscal year 
                        in the period of years of the most recently 
                        agreed to concurrent resolution on the budget 
                        equal to or greater than--
                                    (I) 0.25 percent of the current 
                                projected gross domestic product of the 
                                United States for that fiscal year; or
                                    (II) for a treaty, equal to or 
                                greater than $15,000,000,000 for that 
                                fiscal year; or
                            (ii) designated as such by--
                                    (I) the chair of the Committee on 
                                the Budget of the Senate for all direct 
                                spending legislation; or
                                    (II) the Senator who is Chairman or 
                                Vice Chairman of the Joint Committee on 
                                Taxation for revenue legislation; and
                    (B) in the House of Representatives, a bill or 
                joint resolution, or amendment thereto or conference 
                report thereon--
                            (i) for which an estimate is required to be 
                        prepared pursuant to section 402 of the 
                        Congressional Budget Act of 1974 (2 U.S.C. 653) 
                        and that causes a gross budgetary effect 
                        (before incorporating macroeconomic effects and 
                        not including timing shifts) in a fiscal year 
                        in the period of years of the most recently 
                        agreed to concurrent resolution on the budget 
                        equal to or greater than 0.25 percent of the 
                        current projected gross domestic product of the 
                        United States for that fiscal year; or
                            (ii) designated as such by--
                                    (I) the chair of the Committee on 
                                the Budget of the House of 
                                Representatives for all direct spending 
                                legislation; or
                                    (II) the Member who is Chairman or 
                                Vice Chairman of the Joint Committee on 
                                Taxation for revenue legislation.
            (2) Budgetary effects.--The term ``budgetary effects'' 
        means changes in revenues, direct spending outlays, and 
        deficits.
            (3) Timing shifts.--The term ``timing shifts'' means--
                    (A) provisions that cause a delay of the date on 
                which outlays flowing from direct spending would 
                otherwise occur from one fiscal year to the next fiscal 
                year; or
                    (B) provisions that cause an acceleration of the 
                date on which revenues would otherwise occur from one 
                fiscal year to the prior fiscal year.

SEC. 308. ADJUSTMENTS FOR IMPROVED CONTROL OF BUDGETARY RESOURCES.

    (a) Adjustments of Discretionary and Direct Spending Levels.--In 
the House of Representatives, if a committee (other than the Committee 
on Appropriations) reports a bill or joint resolution, or an amendment 
thereto is offered or conference report thereon is submitted, providing 
for a decrease in direct spending (budget authority and outlays flowing 
therefrom) for any fiscal year and also provides for an authorization 
of appropriations for the same purpose, upon the enactment of such 
measure, the chair of the Committee on the Budget may decrease the 
allocation to the applicable authorizing committee that reports such 
measure and increase the allocation of discretionary spending (budget 
authority and outlays flowing therefrom) to the Committee on 
Appropriations for fiscal year 2018 by an amount equal to the new 
budget authority (and outlays flowing therefrom) provided for in a bill 
or joint resolution making appropriations for the same purpose.
    (b) Determinations.--In the House of Representatives, for purposes 
of enforcing this concurrent resolution, the allocations and aggregate 
levels of new budget authority, outlays, direct spending, revenues, 
deficits, and surpluses for fiscal year 2018 and the total of fiscal 
years 2018 through 2027 shall be determined on the basis of estimates 
made by the chair of the Committee on the Budget and such chair may 
adjust the applicable levels in this concurrent resolution.

SEC. 309. SCORING RULE FOR ENERGY SAVINGS PERFORMANCE CONTRACTS.

    (a) In General.--The Director of the Congressional Budget Office 
shall estimate provisions of any bill or joint resolution, or amendment 
thereto or conference report thereon, that provides the authority to 
enter into or modify any covered energy savings contract on a net 
present value basis (NPV).
    (b) NPV Calculations.--The net present value of any covered energy 
savings contract shall be calculated as follows:
            (1) The discount rate shall reflect market risk.
            (2) The cash flows shall include, whether classified as 
        mandatory or discretionary, payments to contractors under the 
        terms of their contracts, payments to contractors for other 
        services, and direct savings in energy and energy-related 
        costs.
            (3) The stream of payments shall cover the period covered 
        by the contracts but not to exceed 25 years.
    (c) Definition.--As used in this section, the term ``covered energy 
savings contract'' means--
            (1) an energy savings performance contract authorized under 
        section 801 of the National Energy Conservation Policy Act; or
            (2) a utility energy service contract, as described in the 
        Office of Management and Budget Memorandum on Federal Use of 
        Energy Savings Performance Contracting, dated July 25, 1998 (M-
        98-13), and the Office of Management and Budget Memorandum on 
        the Federal Use of Energy Saving Performance Contracts and 
        Utility Energy Service Contracts, dated September 28, 2015 (M-
        12-21), or any successor to either memorandum.
    (d) Enforcement in the House of Representatives.--In the House of 
Representatives, if any net present value of any covered energy savings 
contract calculated under subsection (b) results in a net savings, then 
the budgetary effects of such contract shall not be counted for 
purposes of titles III and IV of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, 
this concurrent resolution, or clause 10 of rule XXI of the Rules of 
the House of Representatives.
    (e) Classification of Spending.--For purposes of budget 
enforcement, the estimated net present value of the budget authority 
provided by the measure, and outlays flowing therefrom, shall be 
classified as direct spending.
    (f) Sense of the House of Representatives.--It is the sense of the 
House of Representatives that--
            (1) the Director of the Office of Management and Budget, in 
        consultation with the Director of the Congressional Budget 
        Office, should separately identify the cash flows under 
        subsection (b)(2) and include such information in the 
        President's annual budget submission under section 1105(a) of 
        title 31, United States Code; and
            (2) the scoring method used in this section should not be 
        used to score any contracts other than covered energy savings 
        contracts.

SEC. 310. LIMITATION ON TRANSFERS FROM THE GENERAL FUND OF THE TREASURY 
              TO THE HIGHWAY TRUST FUND.

    In the House of Representatives, for purposes of the Congressional 
Budget Act of 1974, the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control 
Act of 1985, and the rules or orders of the House of Representatives, a 
bill or joint resolution, or an amendment thereto or conference report 
thereon, that transfers funds from the general fund of the Treasury to 
the Highway Trust Fund shall be counted as new budget authority and 
outlays equal to the amount of the transfer in the fiscal year the 
transfer occurs.

SEC. 311. PROHIBITION ON USE OF FEDERAL RESERVE SURPLUSES AS AN OFFSET.

    In the House of Representatives, any provision of a bill or joint 
resolution, or amendment thereto or conference report thereon, that 
transfers any portion of the net surplus of the Federal Reserve System 
to the general fund of the Treasury shall not be counted for purposes 
of enforcing the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, this concurrent 
resolution, or clause 10 of rule XXI of the Rules of the House of 
Representatives.

SEC. 312. PROHIBITION ON USE OF GUARANTEE FEES AS AN OFFSET.

    In the House of Representatives, any provision of a bill or joint 
resolution, or amendment thereto or conference report thereon, that 
increases, or extends the increase of, any guarantee fees of the 
Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) or the Federal Home 
Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac) shall not be counted for 
purposes of enforcing the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, this 
concurrent resolution, or clause 10 of rule XXI of the Rules of the 
House of Representatives.

                      Subtitle B--Other Provisions

SEC. 321. BUDGETARY TREATMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES.

    (a) In General.--In the House of Representatives, notwithstanding 
section 302(a)(1) of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, section 
13301 of the Budget Enforcement Act of 1990, and section 2009a of title 
39, United States Code, the report or the joint explanatory statement, 
as applicable, accompanying this concurrent resolution shall include in 
its allocation to the Committee on Appropriations under section 302(a) 
of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 amounts for the discretionary 
administrative expenses of the Social Security Administration and the 
United States Postal Service.
    (b) Special Rule.--In the House of Representatives, for purposes of 
enforcing section 302(f) of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, 
estimates of the levels of total new budget authority and total outlays 
provided by a measure shall include any discretionary amounts described 
in subsection (a).

SEC. 322. APPLICATION AND EFFECT OF CHANGES IN ALLOCATIONS AND 
              AGGREGATES.

    (a) Application.--In the House of Representatives, any adjustments 
of the allocations, aggregates, and other budgetary levels made 
pursuant to this concurrent resolution shall--
            (1) apply while that measure is under consideration;
            (2) take effect upon the enactment of that measure; and
            (3) be published in the Congressional Record as soon as 
        practicable.
    (b) Effect of Changed Allocations and Aggregates.--Revised 
allocations and aggregates resulting from these adjustments shall be 
considered for the purposes of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 as 
the allocations and aggregates contained in this concurrent resolution.
    (c) Budget Committee Determinations.--For purposes of this 
concurrent resolution, the budgetary levels for a fiscal year or period 
of fiscal years shall be determined on the basis of estimates made by 
the chair of the Committee on the Budget of the House of 
Representatives.
    (d) Aggregates, Allocations and Application.--In the House of 
Representatives, for purposes of this concurrent resolution and budget 
enforcement, the consideration of any bill or joint resolution, or 
amendment thereto or conference report thereon, for which the chair of 
the Committee on the Budget makes adjustments or revisions in the 
allocations, aggregates, and other budgetary levels of this concurrent 
resolution shall not be subject to the points of order set forth in 
clause 10 of rule XXI of the Rules of the House of Representatives or 
section 301 of this concurrent resolution.
    (e) Other Adjustments.--The chair of the Committee on the Budget of 
the House of Representatives may adjust other appropriate levels in 
this concurrent resolution depending on congressional action on pending 
reconciliation legislation.

SEC. 323. ADJUSTMENTS TO REFLECT CHANGES IN CONCEPTS AND DEFINITIONS.

    In the House of Representatives, the chair of the Committee on the 
Budget may adjust the appropriate aggregates, allocations, and other 
budgetary levels in this concurrent resolution for any change in 
budgetary concepts and definitions consistent with section 251(b)(1) of 
the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

SEC. 324. ADJUSTMENT FOR CHANGES IN THE BASELINE.

    In the House of Representatives, the chair of the Committee on the 
Budget may adjust the allocations, aggregates, reconciliation targets, 
and other appropriate budgetary levels in this concurrent resolution to 
reflect changes resulting from the Congressional Budget Office's update 
to its baseline for fiscal years 2018 through 2027.

SEC. 325. APPLICATION OF RULE REGARDING LIMITS ON DISCRETIONARY 
              SPENDING.

    Section 314(f) of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 shall not 
apply in the House of Representatives to any bill, joint resolution, or 
amendment that provides new budget authority for a fiscal year or to 
any conference report on any such bill or resolution if--
            (1) the enactment of that bill or resolution;
            (2) the adoption and enactment of that amendment; or
            (3) the enactment of that bill or resolution in the form 
        recommended in that conference report,
would not cause the 302(a) allocation to the Committee on 
Appropriations for fiscal year 2018 to be exceeded.

SEC. 326. EXERCISE OF RULEMAKING POWERS.

    The House of Representatives adopts the provisions of this title 
and title II--
            (1) as an exercise of the rulemaking power of the House of 
        Representatives, and as such they shall be considered as part 
        of the rules of the House of Representatives, and such rules 
        shall supersede other rules only to the extent that they are 
        inconsistent with such other rules; and
            (2) with full recognition of the constitutional right of 
        the House of Representatives to change those rules at any time, 
        in the same manner, and to the same extent as is the case of 
        any other rule of the House of Representatives.

        TITLE IV--RESERVE FUNDS IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

SEC. 401. RESERVE FUND FOR COMMERCIALIZATION OF AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL.

    (a) In General.--In the House of Representatives, the chair of the 
Committee on the Budget may adjust, at a time the chair deems 
appropriate, the section 302(a) allocation to the Committee on 
Transportation and Infrastructure and other applicable committees of 
the House of Representatives, aggregates, and other appropriate levels 
established in this concurrent resolution for a bill or joint 
resolution, or amendment thereto or conference report thereon, that 
commercializes the operations of the air traffic control system if such 
measure reduces the discretionary spending limits in section 251(c) of 
the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 by the 
amount that would otherwise be appropriated to the Federal Aviation 
Administration for air traffic control. Adjustments to the section 
302(a) allocation to the Committee on Appropriations, consistent with 
the adjustments to the discretionary spending limits under such section 
251(c), shall only be made upon enactment of such measure.
    (b) Definition.--For purposes of this section, a measure that 
commercializes the operations of the air traffic control system shall 
be a measure that establishes a Federally-chartered, not-for-profit 
corporation that--
            (1) is authorized to provide air traffic control services 
        within the United States airspace;
            (2) sets user fees to finance its operations;
            (3) may borrow from private capital markets to finance 
        improvements;
            (4) is governed by a board of directors composed of a CEO 
        and directors whose fiduciary duty is to the entity; and
            (5) becomes the employer of those employees directly 
        connected to providing air traffic control services and who the 
        Secretary transfers from the Federal Government.

SEC. 402. RESERVE FUND FOR INVESTMENTS IN NATIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE.

    In the House of Representatives, the chair of the Committee on the 
Budget may adjust the allocations, aggregates, and other appropriate 
levels in this concurrent resolution for any bill or joint resolution, 
or amendment thereto or conference report thereon, that invests in 
national infrastructure to the extent that such measure is deficit 
neutral for the total of fiscal years 2018 through 2027.

SEC. 403. RESERVE FUND FOR COMPREHENSIVE TAX REFORM.

    In the House of Representatives, if the Committee on Ways and Means 
reports a bill or joint resolution that provides for comprehensive tax 
reform, the chair of the Committee on the Budget may adjust the 
allocations, aggregates, and other appropriate budgetary levels in this 
concurrent resolution for the budgetary effects of any such bill or 
joint resolution, or amendment thereto or conference report thereon, if 
such measure would not increase the deficit for the total of fiscal 
years 2018 through 2027.

SEC. 404. RESERVE FUND FOR THE STATE CHILDREN'S HEALTH INSURANCE 
              PROGRAM.

    In the House of Representatives, the chair of the Committee on the 
Budget may adjust the allocations, budget aggregates and other 
appropriate levels in this concurrent resolution for the budgetary 
effects of any bill or joint resolution, or amendment thereto or 
conference report thereon, that extends the State Children's Health 
Insurance Program allotments, if such measure would not increase the 
deficit for the total of fiscal years 2018 through 2027.

SEC. 405. RESERVE FUND FOR THE REPEAL OR REPLACEMENT OF PRESIDENT 
              OBAMA'S HEALTH CARE LAWS.

    In the House of Representatives, the chair of the Committee on the 
Budget may revise the allocations, aggregates, and other appropriate 
budgetary levels in this concurrent resolution for the budgetary 
effects of any bill or joint resolution, or amendment thereto or 
conference report thereon, that repeals or replaces any provision of 
the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act or title I or subtitle B 
of title II of the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 
by the amount of budget authority and outlays flowing therefrom 
provided by such measure for such purpose.

       TITLE V--POLICY STATEMENTS IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

SEC. 501. POLICY STATEMENT ON A BALANCED BUDGET AMENDMENT.

    (a) Findings.--The House finds the following:
            (1) In fiscal year 2017, the Federal Government will 
        collect approximately $3.3 trillion in taxes, but spend more 
        than $4.0 trillion to maintain its operations, borrowing 15 
        cents of every Federal dollar spent.
            (2) At the end of fiscal year 2016, the national debt of 
        the United States was more than $19.5 trillion.
            (3) A majority of States have petitioned the Federal 
        Government to hold a constitutional convention to adopt a 
        balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.
            (4) As of the spring of 2016, 46 States have requirements 
        to annually balance their respective budgets.
            (5) Numerous balanced budget amendment proposals have been 
        introduced on a bipartisan basis in the House. Currently in the 
        115th Congress, 8 joint resolutions proposing a balanced budget 
        amendment have been introduced.
            (6) In the 111th Congress, the House considered H. J. Res. 
        2, sponsored by Representative Robert W. Goodlatte of Virginia. 
        Although it received 262 aye votes, it did not receive the two-
        thirds required for passage.
            (7) In 1995, a balanced budget amendment to the 
        Constitution passed the House with bipartisan support, but 
        failed to pass by one vote in the United States Senate.
            (8) Five States, Georgia, Alaska, Mississippi, North 
        Dakota, and Arizona, have agreed to the Compact for a Balanced 
        Budget, which seeks to amend the Constitution to require a 
        balanced budget through an Article V convention by April 12, 
        2021.
    (b) Policy on a Balanced Budget Constitutional Amendment.--It is 
the policy of this concurrent resolution that the House should propose 
a balanced budget constitutional amendment for ratification by the 
States.

SEC. 502. POLICY STATEMENT ON BUDGET PROCESS REFORM.

    It is the policy of this concurrent resolution that the House 
should enact legislation that reforms the congressional budget process 
to--
            (1) reassert congressional control over the budget process 
        by reorienting the Views and Estimates that committees submit 
        to the Committee on the Budget, as required under 301(d) of the 
        Congressional Budget Act of 1974, to emphasize congressional 
        rather than executive branch priorities;
            (2) strengthen enforcement of budgetary rules and 
        requirements by--
                    (A) enabling Members of the House of 
                Representatives to enforce budget requirements in a 
                manner that does not jeopardize the ability of the 
                majority to work its will on legislation; and
                    (B) permitting members of Congress to determine 
                whether emergency-designated appropriations are for 
                unanticipated situations that pose a threat to life, 
                property, or national security;
            (3) increase control over the costs of Federal activities 
        by--
                    (A) incorporating debt service costs into cost 
                estimates prepared by the Congressional Budget Office;
                    (B) establishing a process for setting limits on 
                the amount of debt incurred by the Federal Government 
                from the private sector as a share of the economy that 
                requires congressional action if such limits deviate 
                from those previously determined by Congress and the 
                President;
                    (C) transitioning to fair-value accounting;
                    (D) budgeting for Federal insurance programs on an 
                accrual basis; and
                    (E) developing and implementing a regulatory budget 
                as provided in section 503;
            (4) achieve greater control over mandatory spending by 
        reforming reconciliation procedures and requirements to ensure 
        they are transparent, objectively applied, and maximize 
        opportunities for deficit reduction;
            (5) increase the efficiency of the congressional budget 
        process by--
                    (A) realigning the budget cycle with the calendar 
                year and the congressional calendar;
                    (B) simplifying the procedures by which the 
                Committee on Appropriations adjusts its section 302(b) 
                suballocations to ensure they are consistent with the 
                Committee's overall section 302(a) allocation; and
                    (C) increasing congressional accountability for 
                budget decisions;
            (6) improve the transparency of the Federal Government's 
        obligations by--
                    (A) modifying the content of the budget resolution 
                to reflect the budgetary decisions that Congress 
                actually makes and enforces;
                    (B) requiring the Comptroller General to 
                periodically report to Congress on the consolidated 
                financial report of the Federal Government; and
                    (C) restructuring the baseline, as set forth in 
                section 257 of the Balanced Budget and Emergency 
                Deficit Control Act of 1985, to treat mandatory 
                spending and revenue on a comparable basis; and
            (7) achieve control over long-term budget obligations by--
                    (A) establishing declining limits on the amount of 
                debt incurred by the Federal Government from the 
                private sector as a share of the economy that requires 
                congressional action if such limits deviate from those 
                previously determined by Congress and the President; 
                and
                    (B) codifying limits on the amount legislation can 
                increase the deficit beyond the ten fiscal-year period 
                of the concurrent resolution on the budget.

SEC. 503. POLICY STATEMENT ON FEDERAL REGULATORY BUDGETING AND REFORM.

    (a) Findings.--The House finds the following:
            (1) Federal regulations are estimated to cost $1.9 trillion 
        per year or approximately $15,000 per household. Such costs 
        exceed 10 percent of the Gross Domestic Product of the United 
        States.
            (2) Excessive Federal regulation--
                    (A) retards job creation, investment, wages, 
                competition, and economic growth, slowing the Nation's 
                recovery from economic recession and harming American 
                households;
                    (B) operates as a regressive tax on poor and lower-
                income households;
                    (C) displaces workers into long-term unemployment 
                or lower-paying jobs;
                    (D) adversely affects small businesses, the primary 
                source of new jobs; and
                    (E) impedes the economic growth necessary to 
                provide sufficient funds to meet vital commitments and 
                reduce the Federal debt.
            (3) Federal agencies do not systematically analyze both the 
        costs and benefits of new regulations or identify and 
        eliminate, minimize, or mitigate excess regulatory costs 
        through post-implementation assessments of their regulations.
            (4) Agencies too often impose costly regulations without 
        relying on sound science, through the use of agency guidance, 
        judicial consent decrees, and settlement agreements, and 
        through the abuse of high interim compliance costs imposed on 
        regulated entities that bring legal challenges against newly 
        promulgated regulations.
            (5) Congress lacks an effective mechanism to manage the 
        level of new Federal regulatory costs imposed each year. Other 
        nations, meanwhile, have successfully implemented the use of 
        regulatory budgeting to control excess regulation and 
        regulatory costs.
            (6) Significant steps have been taken already by President 
        Trump and the 115th Congress, including the imposition of a 
        regulatory pay-as-you-go regimen for new and revised 
        regulations by the Trump Administration and the enactment of 14 
        measures under the Congressional Review Act that repealed 
        regulations promulgated in the final 60 legislative days of the 
        114th Congress.
    (b) Policy on Federal Regulatory Budgeting and Reform.--It is the 
policy of this concurrent resolution that the House should, in 
consultation with the public, consider legislation that--
            (1) requires the President's budget submission to include 
        an analysis of the costs of complying with current and proposed 
        regulations;
            (2) builds the institutional capacity of the Congressional 
        Budget Office to develop a regulatory baseline and estimate 
        regulatory costs;
            (3) codifies the Trump Administration's regulatory pay-as-
        you-go requirements, which require agencies to offset the costs 
        of new or revised regulations with the repeal or modification 
        of existing regulations; and
            (4) requires Federal agencies to give notice and allow for 
        comments on proposed guidance documents.

SEC. 504. POLICY STATEMENT ON UNAUTHORIZED APPROPRIATIONS.

    (a) Findings.--The House finds the following:
            (1) Article I of the Constitution vests all legislative 
        power in Congress.
            (2) Central to the legislative powers of Congress is the 
        authorization of appropriations necessary to execute the laws 
        that establish agencies and programs and impose obligations.
            (3) Clause 2 of rule XXI of the Rules of the House of 
        Representatives prohibits the consideration of appropriations 
        measures that provide appropriations for unauthorized programs.
            (4) In fiscal year 2016, more than $310 billion was 
        appropriated for unauthorized programs, spanning 256 separate 
        laws.
            (5) Agencies such as the Department of State have not been 
        authorized for 15 years.
            (6) The House adopted a requirement for the 115th Congress, 
        as part of H. Res. 5, that requires each standing committee of 
        the House to adopt an authorization and oversight plan that 
        enumerates all unauthorized programs and agencies within its 
        jurisdiction that received funding in the prior year, among 
        other oversight requirements.
    (b) Policy on Unauthorized Appropriations.--In the House, it is the 
policy of this concurrent resolution that legislation should be enacted 
that--
            (1) establishes a schedule for reauthorizing all Federal 
        programs on a staggered five-year basis together with declining 
        spending targets for each year a program is not reauthorized 
        according to such schedule;
            (2) prohibits the consideration of appropriations measures 
        in the House that provide appropriations in excess of spending 
        targets specified for such measures and ensures that such rule 
        should be strictly enforced; and
            (3) limits funding for non-defense or non-security-related 
        Federal programs that are not reauthorized according the 
        schedule described in paragraph (1).

SEC. 505. POLICY STATEMENT ON FEDERAL ACCOUNTING.

    (a) Findings.--The House finds the following:
            (1) Current accounting methods fail to capture and present 
        in a compelling manner the full scope of the Federal Government 
        and its fiscal condition.
            (2) Most fiscal analyses produced by the Congressional 
        Budget Office (CBO) are conducted over a 10-fiscal year period. 
        The use of generational accounting or a longer time horizon 
        would provide a more complete picture of the Federal 
        Government's fiscal condition.
            (3) The Federal budget currently accounts for most programs 
        on a cash accounting basis, which records revenue and expenses 
        when cash is actually paid or received. However, it accounts 
        for loan and loan guarantee programs on an accrual basis, which 
        records revenue when earned and expenses when incurred.
            (4) The Government Accountability Office has advised that 
        accrual accounting may be more accurate than cash accounting in 
        estimating the Federal Government's liabilities for insurance 
        and other programs.
            (5) Accrual accounting under the Federal Credit Reform Act 
        of 1990 (FCRA) understates the risk and thus the true cost of 
        some Federal programs, including loans and loan guarantees.
            (6) Fair-value accounting better reflects the risk 
        associated with Federal loan and loan guarantee programs by 
        using a market based discount rate. CBO, for example, uses 
        fair-value accounting to measure the cost of the Federal 
        National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) and the Federal Home 
        Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac).
            (7) In comparing fair-value accounting to FCRA, CBO has 
        concluded that ``adopting a fair-value approach would provide a 
        more comprehensive way to measure the costs of Federal credit 
        programs and would permit more level comparisons between those 
        costs and the costs of other forms of Federal assistance''.
            (8) The Department of the Treasury, when reporting the 
        principal financial statements of the United States entitled 
        Balance Sheet and Statement of Operations and Changes in Net 
        Position, may omit some of the largest projected Federal 
        Government expenses, including social insurance programs. The 
        projected expenses of these programs are reported by the 
        Department in its Statements of Social Insurance and Changes in 
        Social Insurance Amounts.
            (9) This concurrent resolution directs CBO to estimate the 
        costs of Federal credit programs on a fair-value basis to fully 
        capture the risk associated with these programs.
    (b) Policy on Federal Accounting Methodologies.--It is the policy 
of this concurrent resolution that the House should, in consultation 
with CBO and other appropriate stakeholders, reform government-wide 
budget and accounting practices so Members and the public can better 
understand the fiscal condition of the United States and the best 
options to improve it. Such reforms may include the following:
            (1) Providing additional metrics to enhance analysis by 
        considering the Nation's fiscal condition comprehensively, over 
        an extended time period, and how it affects Americans of 
        various age cohorts.
            (2) Expanding the use of accrual accounting where 
        appropriate.
            (3) Accounting for certain Federal credit programs using 
        fair-value accounting to better capture market risk.

SEC. 506. POLICY STATEMENT ON COMMISSION ON BUDGET CONCEPTS.

    (a) Findings.--The Congress finds the following:
            (1) In 1965, the President's Commission on Budget Concepts 
        made a series of recommendations that were adopted and continue 
        to provide the foundation for the Federal budget process.
            (2) Over the ensuing 52 years, the Federal budget process 
        has undergone major transformations, including the following:
                    (A) Congress asserted its Article I ``power of the 
                purse'' through the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 in 
                the form of a congressional budget process predicated 
                on the adoption of an annual budget resolution setting 
                forth its priorities independent of the executive 
                branch.
                    (B) Congress and the President have periodically 
                augmented the President's budget submission and the 
                budget resolution by establishing statutory budget 
                rules and limits enforced through sequestration.
                    (C) The share of Federal spending that is not 
                controlled through the annual appropriations process 
                has ballooned from 32 percent of total Federal spending 
                in 1967 to 69 percent in 2016.
                    (D) Activities previously considered the exclusive 
                domain of the Federal Government have been fully 
                commercialized, contracted out to the private sector, 
                financed through third party arrangements, or devolved 
                to State and local governments.
                    (E) Key functions of the Federal Government are now 
                funded through user fees rather than general revenue, 
                often shielding them from congressional control and 
                oversight.
                    (F) The Credit Reform Act of 1990 placed Federal 
                loans and loan guarantees on an accrual basis.
                    (G) Increasing shares of the economy are directed 
                towards compliance with Federal regulations, which are 
                not subject to the limitations applicable to Federal 
                spending.
    (b) Policy on Commission on Budget Concepts.--It is the policy of 
this concurrent resolution on the budget that legislation should be 
enacted that establishes a Commission on Budget Concepts to review and 
revise budget concepts and make recommendations to create a more 
transparent Federal budget process.

SEC. 507. POLICY STATEMENT ON BUDGET ENFORCEMENT.

    It is the policy of this concurrent resolution that the House 
should--
            (1) adopt an annual budget resolution before spending and 
        tax legislation is considered in either House of Congress;
            (2) assess measures for timely compliance with budget rules 
        in the House;
            (3) pass legislation to strengthen enforcement of the 
        budget resolution;
            (4) comply with the discretionary spending limits set forth 
        in the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 
        1985;
            (5) prevent the use of accounting gimmicks to offset higher 
        spending;
            (6) modify scoring conventions to encourage the 
        commercialization of Federal Government activities that can 
        best be provided by the private sector; and
            (7) discourage the use of savings identified in the budget 
        resolution as offsets for spending or tax legislation.

SEC. 508. POLICY STATEMENT ON IMPROPER PAYMENTS.

    (a) Findings.--The House finds the following:
            (1) The Government Accountability Office defines improper 
        payments as any reported payment that should not have been made 
        or was made in an incorrect amount.
            (2) Improper payments totaled $1.2 trillion between fiscal 
        years 2003 and 2016 with a reported Federal Government-wide 
        error rate of 5.1 percent in fiscal year 2016.
            (3) Improper payments increased from $107 billion in 2012 
        to $144 billion in 2016.
            (4) The Earned Income Tax Credit, Medicare, and Medicaid 
        account for 78 percent of total improper payments, with error 
        rates of 24 percent, 11 percent, and 10.5 percent, 
        respectively.
            (5) Eight agencies did not report payment estimates for 18 
        programs that the Comptroller General deems susceptible to 
        significant improper payments.
    (b) Policy on Improper Payments.--It is the policy of this 
concurrent resolution that an independent commission should be 
established with the goal of finding tangible solutions to reduce total 
improper payments by 50 percent within the next 5 years. The commission 
should also develop a more-stringent system of agency oversight to 
achieve this goal.

SEC. 509. POLICY STATEMENT ON EXPENDITURES FROM AGENCY FEES AND 
              SPENDING.

    (a) Findings.--The House finds the following:
            (1) Many Federal agencies and organizations have permanent 
        authority to collect and spend fees and other offsetting 
        collections.
            (2) The Office of Management and Budget estimates the total 
        amount of offsetting fees and collections to be $513 billion in 
        fiscal year 2017.
            (3) Agency budget justifications are, in some cases, not 
        fully transparent about the amount of program activity funded 
        through offsetting collections or fees. This lack of 
        transparency prevents effective and accountable Government.
    (b) Policy on Expenditures From Agency Fees and Spending.--It is 
the policy of this concurrent resolution that the House should reassert 
its constitutional prerogative to control Federal spending and exercise 
rigorous oversight over Federal agencies. Congress should subject all 
fees paid by the public to Federal agencies to annual appropriations or 
authorizing legislation and a share of these proceeds should be 
reserved for taxpayers in the form of deficit reduction.

SEC. 510. POLICY STATEMENT ON PROMOTING REAL HEALTH CARE REFORM.

    (a) Findings.--The House finds the following:
            (1) Patient-centered health care increases access to 
        quality care for all Americans, regardless of age, income, or 
        health status.
            (2) States are best equipped to respond to the needs of 
        their unique communities.
            (3) The current legal framework encourages frivolous 
        medical malpractice lawsuits that increase health care costs.
    (b) Policy on Health Care Regulation.--It is the policy of this 
concurrent resolution that--
            (1) the American health care system should encourage 
        research, development, and innovation in the medical sector, 
        rather than stymie growth through over-regulation;
            (2) States should determine the parameters of acceptable 
        private insurance plans based on the needs of their populations 
        and retain control over other health care coverage standards;
            (3) reforms should protect patients with pre-existing 
        conditions, reward those who maintain continuous health 
        coverage, and create greater parity between benefits offered 
        through employers and those offered independently;
            (4) States should have greater flexibility in designing 
        their Medicaid program and State Children's Health Insurance 
        Program;
            (5) medical malpractice reform should emphasize compliance 
        with best practice guidelines, while continuing to protect 
        patients' interests; and
            (6) States should have the flexibility to implement medical 
        liability policies to best suit their needs.

SEC. 511. POLICY STATEMENT ON MEDICARE.

    (a) Findings.--The House finds the following:
            (1) More than 57 million Americans depend on Medicare for 
        their health security.
            (2) The Medicare Trustees Report has repeatedly recommended 
        that Congress address Medicare's long-term financial 
        challenges. Each year without reform, the financial condition 
        of Medicare becomes more precarious and the threat to those in 
        or near retirement more pronounced. The current challenges that 
        Congress will need to address include--
                    (A) the Hospital Insurance Trust Fund will be 
                exhausted in 2029 and unable to pay the scheduled 
                benefits;
                    (B) Medicare enrollment is expected to increase 
                more than 50 percent in the next two decades, as 10,000 
                baby boomers reach retirement age each day;
                    (C) due to extended life spans, enrollees remain in 
                Medicare three times longer than at the outset of the 
                program five decades ago;
                    (D) notwithstanding the program's trust fund 
                arrangement, current workers' payroll tax contributions 
                pay for current Medicare beneficiaries instead of being 
                set aside for their own future use;
                    (E) the number of workers supporting each 
                beneficiary continues to fall; in 1965, the ratio was 
                4.5 workers per beneficiary, and by 2030, the ratio 
                will be only 2.4 workers per beneficiary;
                    (F) the average Medicare beneficiary receives about 
                three dollars in Medicare benefits for every dollar 
                paid into the program;
                    (G) Medicare is growing faster than the economy, 
                with a projected growth rate of 7.2 percent per year on 
                average through 2026, peaking in 2026 at 9.2 percent; 
                and
                    (H) by 2027, Medicare spending will reach more than 
                $1.4 trillion, more than double the 2016 spending level 
                of $692 billion.
            (3) Failing to address the impending insolvency of Medicare 
        will leave millions of American seniors without adequate health 
        security and younger generations burdened with having to pay 
        for these unsustainable spending levels.
    (b) Policy on Medicare Reform.--It is the policy of this concurrent 
resolution to save Medicare for those in or near retirement and to 
strengthen the program's solvency for future beneficiaries.
    (c) Assumptions.--This concurrent resolution assumes transition to 
an improved Medicare program that ensures--
            (1) Medicare is preserved for current and future 
        beneficiaries;
            (2) future Medicare beneficiaries may select from competing 
        guaranteed health coverage options a plan that best suits their 
        needs;
            (3) traditional fee-for-service Medicare remains a plan 
        option;
            (4) Medicare provides additional assistance for lower-
        income beneficiaries and those with greater health risks; and
            (5) Medicare spending is put on a sustainable path and 
        becomes solvent over the long term.

SEC. 512. POLICY STATEMENT ON COMBATING THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC.

    (a) Findings.--The House finds the following:
            (1) According to the Centers for Disease Control and 
        Prevention (CDC), 91 Americans die each day from an opioid 
        overdose.
            (2) Nearly half of all opioid overdose deaths involve a 
        prescription opioid.
            (3) Since 1999, the number of prescription opioids sold in 
        the U.S. has nearly quadrupled.
            (4) Since 1999, the number of deaths from prescription 
        opioids has more than quadrupled.
            (5) The CDC asserts that improving opioid prescribing 
        practices will reduce exposure to opioids, prevent abuse, and 
        stop addiction.
            (6) The CDC has found that individuals in rural counties 
        are almost twice as likely to overdose on prescription 
        painkillers as those in urban areas.
            (7) According to the CDC, nearly 7,000 people are treated 
        in emergency rooms every day for using opioids in a non-
        approved manner.
            (8) The 21st Century Cures Act and the Comprehensive 
        Addiction and Recovery Act were signed into law in the 114th 
        Congress in an overwhelming display of congressional and 
        executive branch support in the fight against the opioid 
        epidemic.
            (9) Bipartisan efforts to eliminate opioid abuse and 
        provide relief from addiction for all Americans should 
        continue.
    (b) Policy on Opioid Abuse.--It is the policy of this concurrent 
resolution that--
            (1) combating opioid abuse using available budgetary 
        resources remains a high priority;
            (2) the House, in a bipartisan manner, should continue to 
        examine the Federal response to the opioid abuse epidemic and 
        support essential activities to reduce and prevent substance 
        abuse;
            (3) the House should continue to support initiatives 
        included in the 21st Century Cures Act and the Comprehensive 
        Addiction and Recovery Act;
            (4) the House should continue its oversight efforts, 
        particularly ongoing investigations conducted by the House 
        Committee on Energy and Commerce, to ensure that taxpayer 
        dollars intended to combat opioid abuse are spent appropriately 
        and efficiently; and
            (5) the House should collaborate with State, local, and 
        tribal entities to develop a comprehensive strategy for 
        addressing the opioid addiction crisis.

SEC. 513. POLICY STATEMENT ON THE STATE CHILDREN'S HEALTH INSURANCE 
              PROGRAM.

    (a) Findings.--The House finds the following:
            (1) The State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) 
        is a means-tested program that provides health insurance 
        coverage to low-income children and pregnant women who do not 
        qualify for Medicaid based on income.
            (2) SCHIP eligibility varies by State, as States decide the 
        income upper limit for beneficiaries; the current upper limit 
        varies from 175 percent of the Federal poverty level to 405 
        percent of the Federal poverty level.
            (3) SCHIP covered on average 6.3 million people monthly in 
        fiscal year 2017.
            (4) The average cost of a child enrolled in SCHIP to the 
        Federal Government was approximately $2,300 in fiscal year 
        2017, compared to approximately $1,910 for a child enrolled in 
        Medicaid.
            (5) The Federal spending allotment for SCHIP will expire at 
        the end of fiscal year 2017.
            (6) The Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission 
        recommends an extension of Federal SCHIP funding, and warns 
        that all States are projected to exhaust their Federal SCHIP 
        funds during fiscal year 2018.
            (7) SCHIP should be preserved to assist the Nation's 
        vulnerable children.
    (b) Policy on the State Children's Health Insurance Program.--It is 
the policy of this concurrent resolution that--
            (1) the House should work in a bipartisan manner to 
        reauthorize SCHIP funding;
            (2) the authorizing committees should consider establishing 
        a Federal upper limit for SCHIP eligibility, rather than 
        providing open-ended access to the program for those at higher 
        income levels;
            (3) the House should target resources designated for SCHIP 
        toward those most in need of Federal assistance; and
            (4) the House should require greater reporting by States of 
        SCHIP data in order to better structure the program to meet 
        beneficiaries' needs.

SEC. 514. POLICY STATEMENT ON MEDICAL DISCOVERY, DEVELOPMENT, DELIVERY, 
              AND INNOVATION.

    (a) Findings.--The House finds the following:
            (1) The Nation's commitment to the discovery, development, 
        and delivery of new treatments and cures has made the United 
        States the biomedical innovation capital of the world for 
        decades.
            (2) The history of scientific discovery and medical 
        breakthroughs in the United States is extensive, including the 
        creation of the polio vaccine, the first genetic mapping, and 
        the invention of the implantable cardiac pacemaker.
            (3) Reuters ranks the United States Health and Human 
        Services Laboratories as first in the world for innovation on 
        its 2017 list of the Top 25 Global Innovators.
            (4) The United States leads the world in the production of 
        medical devices, and the United States medical device market 
        accounts for approximately 45 percent of the global market.
            (5) The United States remains a global leader in 
        pharmaceutical research and development investment, has 
        produced more than half of the world's new molecules in the 
        past decade, and represents the world's largest pharmaceutical 
        market, which is triple the size of the nearest rival, China.
    (b) Policy on Medical Innovation.--It is the policy of this 
concurrent resolution that--
            (1) the Federal Government should foster investment in 
        health care innovation and maintain the Nation's world 
        leadership status in medical science by encouraging 
        competition;
            (2) the House should continue to support the critical work 
        of medical innovators throughout the country through continued 
        funding for agencies, including the National Institutes of 
        Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, to 
        conduct life-saving research and development; and
            (3) the Federal Government should unleash the power of 
        private-sector medical innovation by removing regulatory 
        obstacles that impede the adoption of new medical technology 
        and pharmaceuticals.

SEC. 515. POLICY STATEMENT ON PUBLIC HEALTH PREPAREDNESS.

    (a) Findings.--The House finds the following:
            (1) The Constitution requires the Federal Government to 
        provide for the common defense. As such, the Nation must 
        prioritize its ability to respond rapidly and effectively to a 
        public health crisis or bioterrorism threat.
            (2) There is a persistent threat of bioterrorism against 
        American lives.
            (3) Naturally-occurring public health threats can spread 
        through the transmission of communicable diseases during 
        international trade and travel.
            (4) As of April 3, 2016, the World Health Organization 
        reported nearly 29,000 cases of the Ebola virus worldwide, 
        including 4 instances in the U.S.
            (5) As of July 12, 2017, the Centers for Disease Control 
        and Prevention (CDC) reports that the current Zika epidemic 
        resulted in over 5,000 cases of the Zika virus within the 
        United States, with nearly 37,000 more cases reported in U.S. 
        territories.
            (6) Preventing the spread of disease to Americans requires 
        halting threats before they breach the U.S. border.
            (7) The United States is a leader in global public health 
        assistance and orchestrates international responses to health 
        crises.
    (b) Policy on Public Health Preparedness.--It is the policy of this 
concurrent resolution that--
            (1) the House should continue to fund activities of the 
        CDC, the National Institutes of Health, and the Biomedical 
        Advanced Research and Development Authority to develop and 
        stockpile medical countermeasures to infectious diseases and 
        chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear agents;
            (2) the House should, within available budgetary resources, 
        provide continued support for research, prevention, and public 
        health preparedness programs;
            (3) the Federal Government should encourage private-sector 
        development of critical vaccines and other medical 
        countermeasures to emerging public health threats; and
            (4) the Secretary of Health and Human Services, the 
        Secretary of Defense, and the Secretary of State should 
        collaborate on global health preparedness initiatives to 
        prevent overlap and promote responsible stewardship of taxpayer 
        resources.

SEC. 516. POLICY STATEMENT ON SOCIAL SECURITY.

    (a) Findings.--The House finds the following:
            (1) More than 60 million retirees, individuals with 
        disabilities, and survivors depend on Social Security. Since 
        enactment, Social Security has served as a vital leg of the 
        ``three-legged stool'' of retirement security, which includes 
        employer provided pensions as well as personal savings.
            (2) Lower-income Americans rely on Social Security for a 
        larger proportion of their retirement income. Therefore, 
        reforms should take into consideration the need to protect 
        lower income Americans' retirement security.
            (3) The Social Security Trustees Report has repeatedly 
        recommended that Social Security's long-term financial 
        challenges be addressed soon. The financial condition of Social 
        Security and the threat to seniors and those receiving Social 
        Security disability benefits becomes more pronounced each year 
        without reform. For example--
                    (A) in 2028, the Disability Insurance Trust Fund 
                will be exhausted and program revenues will be unable 
                to pay scheduled benefits; and
                    (B) with the exhaustion of both the Disability 
                Insurance Trust Fund and the Old-Age and Survivors and 
                Disability Trust Fund in 2035, benefits will be cut by 
                as much as 25 percent across the board, devastating 
                those currently in or near retirement and those who 
                rely on Social Security the most.
            (4) The recession and continued low economic growth have 
        exacerbated the looming fiscal crisis facing Social Security. 
        The most recent Congressional Budget Office (CBO) projections 
        find that Social Security will run cash deficits of more than 
        $1.3 trillion over the next 10 years.
            (5) The Disability Insurance program provides an essential 
        income safety net for those with disabilities and their 
        families. According to CBO, between 1970 and 2015 the number of 
        disabled workers and their dependent family members receiving 
        disability benefits has increased by more than 300 percent from 
        2.7 million to over 10.9 million. This increase is not due 
        strictly to population growth or decreases in health. CBO also 
        attributes program growth to changes in demographics and the 
        composition of the labor force as well as Federal policies.
            (6) In the past, Social Security has been reformed on a 
        bipartisan basis, most notably by the ``Greenspan Commission'', 
        which helped address Social Security shortfalls for more than a 
        generation.
            (7) Americans deserve action by the President and Congress 
        to preserve and strengthen Social Security to ensure that 
        Social Security remains a critical part of the safety net.
    (b) Policy on Social Security.--It is the policy of this concurrent 
resolution that the House should work in a bipartisan manner to make 
Social Security solvent on a sustainable basis. This concurrent 
resolution assumes, under a reform trigger, that--
            (1) if in any year the Board of Trustees of the Federal 
        Old-Age and Survivors Insurance Trust Fund and the Federal 
        Disability Insurance Trust Fund annual Trustees Report 
        determines that the 75-year actuarial balance of the Social 
        Security Trust Funds is in deficit, and the annual balance of 
        the Social Security Trust Funds in the 75th year is in deficit, 
        the Board of Trustees should, no later than September 30 of the 
        same calendar year, submit to the President recommendations for 
        statutory reforms necessary to achieve a positive 75-year 
        actuarial balance and a positive annual balance in the 75th 
        year, and any recommendations provided to the President must be 
        agreed upon by both Public Trustees of the Board of Trustees;
            (2) not later than December 1 of the same calendar year in 
        which the Board of Trustees submit its recommendations, the 
        President should promptly submit implementing legislation to 
        both Houses of Congress including recommendations necessary to 
        achieve a positive 75-year actuarial balance and a positive 
        annual balance in the 75th year, and the majority leader of the 
        Senate and the majority leader of the House should introduce 
        the President's legislation upon receipt;
            (3) within 60 days of the President submitting legislation, 
        the committees of jurisdiction should report a bill, which the 
        House or Senate should consider under expedited procedures; and
            (4) legislation submitted by the President should--
                    (A) protect those in or near retirement;
                    (B) preserve the safety net for those who count on 
                Social Security the most, including those with 
                disabilities and survivors;
                    (C) improve fairness for participants;
                    (D) reduce the burden on and provide certainty for 
                future generations; and
                    (E) secure the future of the Disability Insurance 
                program while addressing the needs of those with 
                disabilities today and improving the determination 
                process.
    (c) Policy on Disability Insurance.--It is the policy of this 
concurrent resolution that the House should consider legislation on a 
bipartisan basis to reform the Disability Insurance program prior to 
its insolvency in 2028 and should not raid the Social Security 
retirement system without reforms to the Disability Insurance system. 
This concurrent resolution assumes reform that--
            (1) promotes opportunity for those trying to return to 
        work;
            (2) ensures benefits continue to be paid to individuals 
        with disabilities and their family members who rely on them;
            (3) prevents a 7 percent across-the-board benefit cut; and
            (4) improves the Disability Insurance program.
    (d) Policy on Social Security Solvency.--It is the policy of this 
concurrent resolution that any legislation the House considers to 
improve the solvency of the Disability Insurance Trust Fund must also 
improve the long-term solvency of the combined Old Age and Survivors 
Disability Insurance Trust Fund.

SEC. 517. POLICY STATEMENT ON MEDICAID WORK REQUIREMENTS.

    (a) Findings.--The House finds the following:
            (1) Medicaid is a Federal-State program that provides 
        health care coverage for impoverished Americans.
            (2) Medicaid serves four major population categories: the 
        elderly, the blind and disabled, children, and adults.
            (3) The Congressional Budget Office projects the average 
        monthly enrollment in Medicaid for fiscal year 2018 to be 78 
        million people.
            (4) Of this 78 million people, 27 million - more than one 
        third of the enrollees - are non-elderly, non-disabled adults.
            (5) Medicaid continues to grow at an unsustainable rate, 
        and will cost approximately one trillion dollars per year 
        within the decade, between Federal and State spending.
            (6) Congress has a responsibility to preserve limited 
        Medicaid resources for America's most vulnerable - those who 
        cannot provide for themselves.
            (7) Forbes reported last year on a first-of-its-kind study 
        conducted by the Foundation for Government Accountability. It 
        analyzed data from the State of Kansas, which demonstrates that 
        work requirements have led to greater employment, higher 
        incomes, and less poverty.
            (8) The State of Maine implemented work requirements in 
        2014, and saw incomes rise for able-bodied welfare recipients 
        by an average of 114 percent within a year.
            (9) Work is a valuable source of human dignity, and work 
        requirements help lift Americans out of poverty by 
        incentivizing self-reliance.
    (b) Policy on Medicaid Work Requirements.--It is the policy of this 
concurrent resolution that--
            (1) Congress should enact legislation that encourages able-
        bodied, non-elderly, non-pregnant adults without dependents to 
        work, actively seek work, participate in a job-training 
        program, or do community service, in order to receive Medicaid;
            (2) Medicaid work requirements legislation could include 30 
        hours per week of work, of which 20 of those hours should be 
        spent in the core activities of: public or private sector 
        employment, work experience, on-the-job training, job-search or 
        job-readiness assistance program participation, community 
        service, or vocational training and education;
            (3) States should be given flexibility to determine the 
        parameters of qualifying program participation and work-
        equivalent experience;
            (4) States should perform regular case checks to ensure 
        taxpayer dollars are appropriately spent; and
            (5) the Government Accountability Office or the Department 
        of Health and Human Services Inspector General should conduct 
        annual audits of State Medicaid programs to ensure proper 
        reporting and prevent waste, fraud, and abuse.

SEC. 518. POLICY STATEMENT ON WELFARE REFORM AND SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION 
              ASSISTANCE PROGRAM WORK REQUIREMENTS.

    (a) Findings.--The House finds the following:
            (1) Participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance 
        Program (SNAP) has grown from 17 million Americans in 2001 to 
        44 million in 2016.
            (2) The work support role of SNAP has declined, and the 
        program increasingly serves as a replacement to work.
            (3) Work requirements were key to the success of the 
        Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act (Public Law 
        104-193), which led to a two-thirds reduction in welfare 
        caseloads, a reduction in child poverty, and an increase in 
        work participation. The successful 1996 welfare reform law 
        provides a model for improving work requirements in other anti-
        poverty programs.
    (b) Policy on Welfare Reform and SNAP Work Requirements.--It is the 
policy of this concurrent resolution that--
            (1) the welfare system should reward work, provide tools to 
        escape poverty, and expect work-capable adults to work or 
        prepare for work in exchange for welfare benefits; and
            (2) SNAP should be reformed to improve work requirements to 
        help more people escape poverty and move up the economic 
        ladder.

SEC. 519. POLICY STATEMENT ON STATE FLEXIBILITY IN SUPPLEMENTAL 
              NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM.

    (a) Findings.--The House finds the following:
            (1) Spending on Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program 
        (SNAP) has almost quadrupled since 2001.
            (2) Various factors are driving this growth, but one major 
        reason is that while States have the responsibility of 
        administering the program, they have little incentive to ensure 
        it is well run.
            (3) In 1996, a Republican Congress and a Democratic 
        President reformed welfare by limiting the duration of 
        benefits, giving States more control over the program, and 
        helping recipients find work. In the 5 years following passage, 
        child-poverty rates fell, welfare caseloads fell, and workers' 
        wages increased. This bipartisan success offers a model for 
        improving other anti-poverty programs.
    (b) Policy on State Flexibility in SNAP.--It is the policy of this 
concurrent resolution that SNAP should be reformed to reduce poverty 
and increase opportunity and upward mobility for struggling Americans 
on the road to personal and financial independence. Based on the 
successful welfare reforms of the 1990s, these proposals would improve 
work requirements and provide flexible funding for States to help those 
most in need find gainful employment, escape poverty, and move up the 
economic ladder.

SEC. 520. POLICY STATEMENT ON HIGHER EDUCATION AND WORKFORCE 
              DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY.

    (a) Findings on Higher Education.--The House finds the following:
            (1) A well-educated, high-skilled workforce is critical to 
        economic, job, and wage growth.
            (2) Average published tuition and fees have increased 
        consistently above the rate of inflation across all types of 
        colleges and universities.
            (3) With an outstanding student loan portfolio of $1.3 
        trillion, the Federal Government is the largest education 
        lender to undergraduate and graduate students, parents, and 
        other guarantors.
            (4) Students who do not complete their college degree are 
        at a greater risk of defaulting on their loans than those who 
        complete their degree.
            (5) Participation in Federal income-driven repayment plans 
        is rising, in terms of the percent of both borrowers and loan 
        dollars, according to the Government Accountability Office. 
        Because these plans offer loan balance forgiveness after a 
        repayment period, this increased use portends higher projected 
        costs to taxpayers.
    (b) Policy on Higher Education.--It is the policy of this 
concurrent resolution to promote college affordability, access, and 
success by--
            (1) reserving Federal financial aid for those most in need 
        and streamlining grant and loan aid programs to help students 
        and families more easily assess their options for financing 
        postsecondary education; and
            (2) removing regulatory barriers to reduce costs, increase 
        access, and allow for innovative teaching models.
    (c) Findings on Workforce Development.--The House finds the 
following:
            (1) 7.5 million Americans are currently unemployed.
            (2) Despite billions of dollars in spending, those looking 
        for work are stymied by a broken workforce development system 
        that fails to connect workers with assistance and employers 
        with skilled personnel.
            (3) The House Committee on Education and the Workforce 
        successfully consolidated 15 workforce development programs 
        when Congress enacted the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity 
        Act in 2014.
    (d) Policy on Workforce Development.--It is the policy of this 
concurrent resolution to build on the success of the Workforce 
Innovation and Opportunity Act by--
            (1) further streamlining and consolidating Federal 
        workforce development programs; and
            (2) empowering States with the flexibility to tailor 
        funding and programs to the specific needs of their workforce.

SEC. 521. POLICY STATEMENT ON SUPPLEMENTAL WILDFIRE SUPPRESSION 
              FUNDING.

    (a) Findings.--The House finds the following:
            (1) In 1995, fire activities made up 16 percent of the 
        United States Forest Service's (USFS) annual appropriated 
        budget. Since 2015, more than 50 percent has now been dedicated 
        to wildfire.
            (2) Wildland fire suppression activities are currently 
        funded entirely within the USFS budget, based on a 10-year 
        rolling average. Using this model, the agency must average 
        firefighting costs from the past 10 years to predict and 
        request costs for the next year. When the average was stable, 
        the agency was able to use this model to budget consistently 
        for the annual costs associated with wildland fire suppression.
            (3) Over the last few decades, wildland fire suppression 
        costs have increased as fire seasons have grown longer and the 
        frequency, size, and severity of wildland fires has increased.
            (4) The six worst fire seasons since 1960 have all occurred 
        since 2000. Since 2000, many western states have experienced 
        the largest wildfires in their State's history. In 2016 alone, 
        there were a recorded 67,595 fires and a total of over 5.5 
        million acres burned. The suppression costs to USFS and other 
        Federal agencies for 2016 totaled over $1.9 billion dollars.
            (5) As wildfire costs continue to increase, funding levels 
        for USFS wildfire suppression activities will also continue to 
        constrict funding levels for other necessary USFS forest 
        management activities focused on land management and wildfire 
        prevention.
    (b) Policy on Supplemental Wildfire Suppression Funding.--It is the 
policy of this concurrent resolution that Congress, in coordination 
with the Administration, should develop both a long-term funding 
mechanism that would allow supplemental wildfire suppression funding 
and reforms on reducing hazardous fuel loads on Federal forests and 
lands that could decrease wildfires.

SEC. 522. POLICY STATEMENT ON THE DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS.

    (a) Findings.--The House finds the following:
            (1) For years there have been serious concerns regarding 
        the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) bureaucratic 
        mismanagement and continuous failure to provide veterans timely 
        access to health care.
            (2) Since 2003, VA disability compensation and health care 
        have been added to the Government Accountability Office's (GAO) 
        ``high-risk'' list, due to mismanagement and oversight 
        failures, lack of a ``unified vision, strategy, or set of goals 
        to guide their outcomes,'' and the inability to ensure 
        allocated resources are used in a cost-effective and efficient 
        way to improve veterans' health care access.
            (3) The VA's failure to provide timely and accessible 
        health care to America's veterans is unacceptable. While 
        Congress has done its part for more than a decade by providing 
        sufficient funding for the VA, the agency has mismanaged these 
        resources, resulting in proven adverse effects on veterans and 
        their families.
    (b) Policy on the Department of Veterans Affairs.--It is the policy 
of this concurrent resolution that the House should require the VA to 
conduct an audit of its programs named on GAO's ``high-risk'' list and 
report its findings to the Committee on Appropriations, the Committee 
on the Budget, and the Committee on Veterans Affairs of the House of 
Representatives.

SEC. 523. POLICY STATEMENT ON MOVING THE UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE 
              ON BUDGET.

    (a) Findings.--The House finds the following:
            (1) The President's Commission on Budget Concepts 
        recommends that the budget should, as a general rule, be 
        comprehensive of the full range of Federal activity.
            (2) The Omnibus Reconciliation Act of 1989 (Public Law 101-
        239) moved the United States Postal Service (USPS) off budget 
        and exempted it from sequestration.
            (3) The USPS has a direct effect on the fiscal posture of 
        the Federal Government, through--
                    (A) the receipt of direct appropriations of $35 
                million in fiscal year 2017;
                    (B) congressional mandates such as requirements for 
                mail delivery service schedules;
                    (C) incurring $15 billion in debt from the 
                Treasury, the maximum permitted by law;
                    (D) continued operating deficits since 2007;
                    (E) defaulting on its statutory obligation to 
                prefund health care benefits for future retirees; and
                    (F) carrying $119 billion in total unfunded 
                liabilities with no foreseeable pathway of funding 
                these liabilities under current law.
    (b) Policy on Moving the USPS on Budget.--It is the policy of this 
concurrent resolution that all receipts and disbursements of the USPS 
should be included in the congressional budget and the budget of the 
Federal Government.

SEC. 524. POLICY STATEMENT ON THE JUDGMENT FUND.

    (a) Findings.--The House finds the following:
            (1) The Judgment Fund (Fund), established in 1956, was 
        created to pay judgments and settlements of lawsuits against 
        the Federal Government.
            (2) As a result of the Fund's design, it is ripe for 
        executive branch exploitation. The Obama Administration used 
        the Fund to make billions of dollars in payments to Federal 
        agencies and foreign entities. For example--
                    (A) on January 17, 2016, the State Department 
                announced the Federal Government agreed to pay the 
                Iranian government $1.7 billion to settle a case 
                related to the sale of military equipment prior to the 
                Iranian revolution, of which $1.3 billion was sourced 
                through the Fund, without prior congressional 
                notification; the Obama Administration's use of the 
                Fund to make this and other payments raises serious 
                concerns by sidestepping Congress; and
                    (B) in 2016, the Department of Health and Human 
                Services announced its intentions to use the Fund for 
                settlements with health insurers who sued the Federal 
                Government over the loss of funds for risk corridors 
                under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
            (3) Failing to address the lack of oversight over the Fund 
        annually costs taxpayers billions of dollars, as payments 
        exceeded $4.6 billion in 2016 and more than $26 billion in the 
        preceding 10 year period.
    (b) Policy on Judgment Fund.--It is the policy of this concurrent 
resolution that the House should consider legislation that reclaims 
Congress's power of the purse over the Fund. Such legislation should--
            (1) prohibit interest payments paid from the Fund for 
        accounts or assets frozen by the Federal Government and listed 
        on--
                    (A) the Sanctions Programs list of the Office of 
                Foreign Asset Control of the Department of Treasury; or
                    (B) Sponsors of Terrorism list of the Department of 
                State;
            (2) amend sections 2414 and 1304 of titles 28 and 31, 
        United States Code, respectively, to--
                    (A) provide a clear definition and explanation of a 
                ``foreign court or tribunal''; and
                    (B) require congressional notification whenever the 
                Fund makes a settlement or court ordered lump sum or 
                aggregated payment exceeding $500 million; and
            (3) require legislative action to approve payments from the 
        Fund in excess of a specified threshold, increase transparency, 
        and require Federal agencies to reimburse the Fund over a fixed 
        time period.

SEC. 525. POLICY STATEMENT ON RESPONSIBLE STEWARDSHIP OF TAXPAYER 
              DOLLARS.

    (a) Findings.--The House finds that significant savings were 
achieved by the House by consolidating operations and renegotiating 
contracts.
    (b) Policy on Responsible Stewardship of Taxpayer Dollars.--It is 
the policy of this concurrent resolution that--
            (1) the House should be a model for the responsible 
        stewardship of taxpayer resources, and identify any savings 
        that can be achieved through greater productivity and 
        efficiency gains in the operation and maintenance of House 
        services and resources, including printing, conferences, 
        utilities, telecommunications, furniture, grounds maintenance, 
        postage, and rent;
            (2) the House should review policies and procedures for the 
        acquisition of goods and services to eliminate unnecessary 
        spending;
            (3) the Committee on House Administration should review the 
        policies pertaining to services provided to Members and 
        committees of the House, and identify ways to reduce any 
        subsidies paid for the operation of the House gym, barber shop, 
        salon, and the House dining room;
            (4) no taxpayer funds should be used to purchase first 
        class airfare or to lease corporate jets for Members of 
        Congress; and
            (5) retirement benefits for Members of Congress should not 
        include free, taxpayer-funded health care for life.

SEC. 526. POLICY STATEMENT ON TAX REFORM.

    (a) Findings.--The House finds the following:
            (1) A world-class tax system should be simple, fair, and 
        promote (rather than impede) economic growth. The United States 
        tax code fails on all 3 counts: it is complex, unfair, and 
        inefficient. The tax code's complexity distorts decisions to 
        work, save, and invest, which leads to slower economic growth, 
        lower wages, and less job creation.
            (2) Standard economic theory holds that high marginal tax 
        rates lessen the incentives to work, save, and invest, which 
        reduces economic output and job creation. Lower economic 
        output, in turn, mutes the intended revenue gain from higher 
        marginal tax rates.
            (3) Roughly half of United States active business income 
        and half of private sector employment are derived from business 
        entities (such as partnerships, S corporations, and sole 
        proprietorships) that are taxed on a ``pass-through'' basis, 
        meaning the income is taxed at individual rates rather than 
        corporate rates. Small businesses, in particular, tend to 
        choose this form for Federal tax purposes, and the highest 
        Federal rate on such small business income can reach nearly 45 
        percent. For these reasons, sound economic policy requires 
        lowering marginal rates on these pass-through entities.
            (4) The top United States corporate income tax rate 
        (including Federal, State, and local taxes) is slightly more 
        than 39 percent, the highest rate in the industrialized world. 
        Tax rates this high suppress wages, discourage investment and 
        job creation, distort business activity, and put American 
        businesses at a competitive disadvantage with foreign 
        competitors.
            (5) By deterring potential investment, the United States 
        corporate tax restrains economic growth and job creation. The 
        United States tax rate differential fosters a variety of 
        complicated multinational corporate practices intended to avoid 
        the tax, which have the effect of moving the tax base offshore, 
        destroying American jobs, and decreasing corporate revenue.
            (6) The ``world-wide'' structure of United States 
        international taxation essentially taxes earnings of United 
        States firms twice, putting them at a significant competitive 
        disadvantage with competitors that have more competitive 
        international tax systems.
            (7) Reforming the tax code would boost the competitiveness 
        of United States companies operating abroad and significantly 
        reduce tax avoidance.
            (8) The tax code imposes costs on American workers through 
        lower wages, consumers in higher prices, and investors in 
        diminished returns.
            (9) Increasing taxes to raise revenue and meet out-of-
        control spending would sink the economy and Americans' ability 
        to save for their children's education and retirement.
            (10) Closing special preference carve outs in our tax code 
        to finance higher spending does not constitute fundamental tax 
        reform.
            (11) Tax reform should curb or eliminate tax breaks and use 
        those savings to lower tax rates across the board, not to fund 
        more wasteful Federal Government spending. Washington has a 
        spending problem, not a revenue problem.
            (12) Many economists believe that fundamental tax reform, 
        including a broader tax base and lower tax rates, would lead to 
        greater labor supply and increased investment, which would have 
        a positive impact on total national output.
    (b) Policy on Tax Reform.--It is the policy of this concurrent 
resolution that the House should consider comprehensive tax reform 
legislation that promotes economic growth, creates American jobs, 
increases wages, and benefits American consumers, investors, and 
workers by--
            (1) simplifying the tax code to make it fairer to American 
        families and businesses and reducing the amount of time and 
        resources necessary to comply with tax laws;
            (2) substantially lowering tax rates for individuals and 
        consolidating the current seven individual income tax brackets 
        into fewer brackets;
            (3) repealing the Alternative Minimum Tax;
            (4) reducing the corporate tax rate; and
            (5) transitioning the tax code to a more competitive system 
        of international taxation.
                                                 Union Calendar No. 172

115th CONGRESS

  1st Session

                            H. CON. RES. 71

                          [Report No. 115-240]

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                         CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

Establishing the congressional budget for the United States Government 
for fiscal year 2018 and setting forth the appropriate budgetary levels 
                  for fiscal years 2019 through 2027.

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                             July 21, 2017

Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union 
                       and ordered to be printed