United States Senate Committee on the Budget

standing committee of the United States Senate

The United States Senate Committee on the Budget was created by the Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974. It is responsible for drafting Congress's annual budget plan and creating an action on the budget for the Federal Government.

Senate Budget Committee
Standing committee
Active
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United States Senate
116th Congress
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History
Formed1974
Leadership
ChairMike Enzi (R)
Since January 3, 2015
Ranking memberBernie Sanders (D)
Since January 3, 2015
Structure
Seats21
Political partiesMajority (11)
Minority (10)
Jurisdiction
Policy areasGovernment spending
House counterpartHouse Budget Committee
Website
budget.senate.gov

The committee has power over the Congressional Budget Office. The committee briefly operated as a special committee from 1919 to 1920 during the 66th Congress, before being made a standing committee in 1974.[1]

Members, 116th CongressEdit

Majority Minority

Related pagesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Walter Stubbs (1985), Congressional Committees, 1789–1982: A Checklist, Greenwood Press, pp. 16–17
  2. Sens. Sanders and King are independents but caucus with the Democrats.

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