Capital Building

House Committee On The Budget

Committee Background

Year Established


Key Issues

Drafting concurrent resolution on budget for congressional action on sending, revenue, and debt-limit legislation


Jurisdiction over the budget process generally; budget process reform; authorship of budget reconciliation instructions; setting forth aggregate levels of spending, revenue, deficit/surplus, and public debt; oversight of the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and publishing their summary budget scorekeeping reports; examination of President’s budget request

Major Legislation

Annual budget resolution (‘Budget Act’)

Committee Leadership

Chair Diane Black (R - TN)
Ranking Mem. John Yarmuth (D - KY)
Ranking Member

Vital Stats

Budget Authorization


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