Capital Building

Senate Committee on the Budget

Committee Background

Year Established


Key Issues

Drafting concurrent resolution on budget for congressional action on spending, 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; enforcement of the Budget Resolution, including informing Senators of budget violations; examination of President’s budget request

Major Legislation

Annual budget resolution (‘Budget Act’)

Committee Leadership

Chair Michael Enzi (R - WY)
Ranking Mem. Bernie Sanders (I - VT)
Ranking Member

Vital Stats

Budget Authorization


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