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                       BUDGET SCOREKEEPING REPORT

Mr. ENZI. Mr. President, I wish to submit to the Senate the budget scorekeeping report for March 2017. The report compares current-law levels of spending and revenues with the [[Page S1537]] amounts the Senate agreed to in the budget resolution for fiscal year 2017, S. Con. Res. 3. This information is necessary for the Senate Budget Committee to determine whether budget points of order lie against pending legislation. It has been prepared by the Republican staff of the Senate Budget Committee and the Congressional Budget Office, CBO, pursuant to section 308(b) of the Congressional Budget Act, CBA.

My last filing, which was based on enforceable levels relative to the fiscal year 2016 budget resolution, S. Con. Res. 11, and the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015, P.L. 114-74, can be found in the Record for November 16, 2016. The information contained in this report for fiscal year 2017 is current through February 27, 2017.

Tables 1-3 of this report are prepared by my staff on the Budget Committee.

Table 1 gives the amount by which each Senate authorizing committee exceeds or is below its allocation for budget authority and outlays under the most recently adopted budget resolution. This information is used for enforcing committee allocations pursuant to section 302 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, CBA. All committees are in compliance with their allocations assumed in the budget resolution and match the levels that I included in the allocation enforcement filing of January 17, 2017.

Table 2 gives the amount by which the Senate Committee on Appropriations exceeds or is below the statutory spending limits for fiscal year 2017. This information is used to determine points of order related to the spending caps found in sections 312 and 314 of the CBA. As the Federal Government is currently operating under the terms of the latest continuing resolution and temporary funding is not included in enforcement totals, this scorecard shows $543.5 billion in security and $415.2 billion in nonsecurity budget authority remain available for full-year appropriations.

Table 3 tracks compliance with the fiscal year 2017 limit for overall changes in mandatory programs, CHIMPS, in appropriations bills, established in the fiscal year 2016 budget resolution. The limit for this fiscal year is $19.1 billion. To date, there are no recorded CHIMP entries on this scorecard. Division A of the Further Continuing and Security Assistance Appropriations Act, 2017, P.L. 114-254, included a qualifying CHIMP, $170 million, but the Appropriations Committee included a provision to prevent its budgetary effects from being entered onto the scorecard. This exclusion was the first of its kind since the creation of the new rule in 2015. This information is used for determining points of order under section 3103 of that resolution.

In addition to the tables provided by Budget Committee Republican staff, I am submitting tables from CBO, which I will use for enforcement of budget totals agreed to by the Congress.

CBO provided a spending and revenue report for fiscal year 2017. This information is used to enforce aggregate spending levels in budget resolutions under section 311 of the CBA.

For fiscal year 2017, CBO annualizes the temporary effects of the latest continuing resolution that provides funding through April 28, 2017. For the enforcement of budgetary aggregates, the Budget Committee excludes this temporary funding. As such, the committee views current- law levels as being $953 billion and $583.2 billion below budget resolution levels for budget authority and outlays, respectively. Revenues are consistent with the levels assumed in the budget resolution. Finally, Social Security outlays and revenues are at the levels assumed in S. Con. Res. 3.

CBO's report also provides information needed to enforce the Senate pay-as-you-go, PAYGO, rule. Following passage of the budget resolution in January, I reset the Senate's PAYGO scorecard to zero. Since passage of the resolution, there have been no laws enacted that have a significant effect on the Federal Government's budget deficit over either the 6- or 11-year periods. The Senate's PAYGO rule is enforced by section 201 of S. Con. Res. 21, the fiscal year 2008 budget resolution.

Finally, included in this submission is a table tracking the Senate's budget enforcement activity on the floor. No budget points of order have been raised since the passage of the budget resolution.

All years in the accompanying tables are fiscal years.

I ask unanimous consent that the accompanying tables be printed in the Record.

There being no objection, the material was ordered to be printed in the Record, as follows: TABLE I.--SENATE AUTHORIZING COMMITTEES--ENACTED DIRECT SPENDING ABOVE (+) OR BELOW (-) BUDGET RESOLUTIONS--- [In millions of dollars] ------------------------------------------------------------------------ 2017 2017-2021 2017-2026 ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Budget Authority.................... 0- 0- 0 Outlays-............................ 0- 0- 0 Armed Services--- Budget Authority-................... 0- 0- 0 Outlays-............................ 0- 0- 0 Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs--- Budget Authority-................... 0- 0- 0 Outlays-............................ 0- 0- 0 Commerce, Science, and Transportation--- Budget Authority-................... 0- 0- 0 Outlays-............................ 0- 0- 0 Energy and Natural Resources--- Budget Authority-................... 0- 0- 0 Outlays-............................ 0- 0- 0 Environment and Public Works--- Budget Authority-................... 0- 0- 0 Outlays-............................ 0- 0- 0 Finance--- Budget Authority-................... 0- 0- 0 Outlays-............................ 0- 0- 0 Foreign Relations--- Budget Authority-................... 0- 0- 0 Outlays-............................ 0- 0- 0 Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs--- Budget Authority-................... 0- 0- 0 Outlays-............................ 0- 0- 0 Judiciary--- Budget Authority-................... 0- 0- 0 Outlays-............................ 0- 0- 0 Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions--- Budget Authority-................... 0- 0- 0 Outlays-............................ 0- 0- 0 Rules and Administration--- Budget Authority-................... 0- 0- 0 Outlays-............................ 0- 0- 0 Intelligence--- Budget Authority-................... 0- 0- 0 Outlays-............................ 0- 0- 0 Veterans' Affairs--- Budget Authority-................... 0- 0- 0 Outlays-............................ 0- 0- 0 Indian Affairs--- Budget Authority-................... 0- 0- 0 Outlays-............................ 0- 0- 0 Small Business--- Budget Authority-................... 0- 0- 0 Outlays-............................ 0- 0- 0 ------------------------------- Total 0 0 0 Budget Authority................ 0 0 0 Outlays......................... 0 0 0 ------------------------------------------------------------------------ TABLE 2.--SENATE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE--ENACTED REGULAR DISCRETIONARY APPROPRIATIONS \1\ [Budget authority, in millions of dollars] ------------------------------------------------------------------------ 2017 --------------------------------- Security \2\ Nonsecurity \2\ ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Statutory Discretionary Limits-....... 551,068- 518,531 Amount Provided by Senate Appropriations Subcommittee- Agriculture, Rural Development, and 0- 9 Related Agencies-.................... Commerce, Justice, Science, and 0- 7 Related Agencies-.................... Defense-.............................. 45- 0 Energy and Water Development-......... -340- -340 Financial Services and General 0- 0 Government-.......................... Homeland Security-.................... 0- 9 Interior, Environment, and Related 0- 120 Agencies-............................ Labor, Health and Human Services, 0- 24,570 Education and Related Agencies-...... Legislative Branch-................... 0- -1 Military Construction and Veterans 7,898- 74,600 Affairs, and Related Agencies-....... State Foreign Operations, and Related 0- 0 Programs-............................ Transportation and Housing and Urban 0- 4,400 Development, and Related Agencies-... --------------------------------- Current Level Total-.......... 7,603- 103,374 Total Enacted Above (+) or Below (- -543,465- -415,157 ) Statutory Limits-.............. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ \1\ This table excludes spending pursuant to adjustments to the discretionary spending limits. These adjustments are allowed for certain purposes in section 251(b)(2) of BBEDCA. \2\ Security spending is defined as spending in the National Defense budget function (050) and nonsecurity spending is defined as all other spending. TABLE 3.--SENATE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE--ENACTED CHANGES IN MANDATORY SPENDING PROGRAMS (CHIMPS) [Budget authority, millions of dollars] ------------------------------------------------------------------------ 2017 ------------------------------------------------------------------------ CHIMPS Limit for Fiscal Year 2017-................... 19,100 Senate Appropriations Subcommittees- Agriculture, Rural Development, and Related Agencies- 0 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies-.... 0 Defense-............................................. 0 Energy and Water Development-........................ 0 Financial Services and General Government-........... 0 Homeland Security-................................... 0 Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies-......... 0 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and 0 Related Agencies-................................... Legislative Branch-.................................. 0 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and 0 Related Agencies-................................... State Foreign Operations, and Related Programs-...... 0 Transportation and Housing and Urban Development, and 0 Related Agencies-................................... ------------------ Current Level Total-......................... 0 Total CHIMPS Above (+) or Below (-) Budget -19,100 Resolution-..................................... ------------------------------------------------------------------------ [[Page S1538]] U.S. Congress, Congressional Budget Office, Washington, DC, March 1, 2017. Hon. Mike Enzi, Chairman, Committee on the Budget, U.S. Senate, Washington, DC. Dear Mr. Chairman: The enclosed report shows the effects of Congressional action on the fiscal year 2017 budget and is current through February 27, 2017. This report is submitted under section 308(b) and in aid of section 311 of the Congressional Budget Act, as amended. The estimates of budget authority, outlays, and revenues are consistent with the technical and economic assumptions of S. Con. Res. 3, the Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for Fiscal Year 2017. Since our last letter dated November 16, 2016, the Congress has cleared and the President has signed the Further Continuing and Security Assistance Appropriations Act, 2017 (Public Law 114-254). That act has significant effects on budget authority and outlays in fiscal year 2017. Sincerely, Keith Hall. Enclosure. TABLE 1.--SENATE CURRENT LEVEL REPORT FOR SPENDING AND REVENUES FOR FISCAL YEAR 2017, AS OF FEBRUARY 27, 2017 [In billions of dollars] ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Current Budget Current Level Over/ Resolution Level b Under (-) a Resolution ------------------------------------------------------------------------ ON-BUDGET Budget Authority-............ 3,226.1-- 3,308.0-- 81.9 Outlays--.................... 3,224.6-- 3,254.7-- 30.1 Revenues--................... 2,682.1-- 2,682.1-- 0.0 OFF-BUDGET--- Social Security Outlays c--.. 805.4-- 805.4-- 0.0 Social Security Revenues--... 826.0-- 826.0-- 0.0 ------------------------------------------------------------------------ SOURCE: Congressional Budget Office.--- a -Excludes $81,872 million in budget authority and $40,032 million in outlays assumed in S. Con. Res. 3 for non regular discretionary spending, including spending that qualifies for adjustments to discretionary spending limits pursuant to section 251(b) of the

Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985, that is not yet allocated to the Senate Committee on Appropriations. b Excludes emergency funding that was not designated as an emergency requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985. c Excludes administrative expenses paid from the Federal Old-Age and

Survivors Insurance Trust Fund and the Federal Disability Insurance

Trust Fund of the Social Security Administration, which are off- budget, but are appropriated annually. TABLE 2.--SUPPORTING DETAIL FOR THE SENATE CURRENT LEVEL REPORT FOR ON-BUDGET SPENDING AND REVENUES FOR FISCAL YEAR 2017, AS OF FEBRUARY 27, 2017 [In millions of dollars] ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Budget Authority Outlays- Revenues ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Previously Enacted a Revenues-................................................ n.a.-- n.a.-- 2,682,088 Permanents and other spending legislation--.............. 2,054,297-- 1,960,884-- n.a. Appropriation legislation--.............................. 138,258-- 619,553-- n.a. Offsetting receipts--.................................... -834,250-- -834,301-- n.a. -------------------------------------------------- Total, Previously Enacted--.......................... 1,358,305-- 1,746,136-- 2,682,088 Continuing Resolution:--- Further Continuing and Security Appropriations Act, 2017 1,034,868-- 613,341-- 0 (P.L. 114-254) b,c,d--.................................. Entitlements and Mandatories:--- Budget resolution estimates of appropriated entitlements 914,848-- 895,267-- 0 and other mandatory programs--.......................... Total Current Level e--.............................. 3,308,021-- 3,254,744-- 2,682,088 Total Senate Resolution f--.......................... 3,226,128-- 3,224,630-- 2,682,088 -------------------------------------------------- Current Level Over Senate Resolution--............... 81,893-- 30,114-- n.a. Current Level Under Senate Resolution--.............. n.a.-- n.a.-- n.a. Memorandum:--- Revenues, 2017-2026:--- Senate Current Level--................................... n.a.-- n.a.-- 32,351,660 Senate Resolution--...................................... n.a.-- n.a.-- 32,351,660 -------------------------------------------------- Current Level Over Senate Resolution--................... n.a.-- n.a.-- n.a. Current Level Under Senate Resolution--.................. n.a.-- n.a.-- n.a. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Source: -Congressional Budget Office. Notes: -n.a. = not applicable; P.L. = Public Law. a Includes the budgetary effects of enacted legislation cleared by the Congress during the 114th session, prior to the adoption of S. Con. Res. 3, the Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for Fiscal Year 2017. b Emergency funding that was not designated as an emergency requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A) of the

Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 shall not count for certain budgetary enforcement purposes. These amounts, which are not included in the current level totals, are as follows: Budget Authority- Outlays- Revenues ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Further Continuing and Security Assistance Appropriations -2-- -1-- 0 Act, 2017 (P.L. 114-254)--.................................. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- c Division A of P.L. 114-254 contains the Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2017, which provides funding for those agencies within the jurisdiction of 11 of the 12 regular appropriations bills through April 28, 2017; those amounts are shown under the “Continuing Resolution” section of this table. Certain provisions in

Division A provide funding until or beyond the end of fiscal year 2017; those amounts are shown in the “Previously Enacted” section of this table. In addition, Division B of P.L. 114-254 contains the Security

Assistance Appropriations Act, 2017, which provides funding until or beyond the end of fiscal year 2017 for overseas contingency operations; those amounts are shown under the “Previously Enacted” section of this table. d Sections 193-195 of Division A of P.L. 114-254 provided funding, available until expended, for innovation projects and state responses to opioid abuse. CB0 estimates that, for fiscal year 2017: The $20 million in discretionary budget authority provided by section 193 would result in an additional $5 million in outlays for FDA innovation projects; The $352 million in discretionary budget authority provided by section 194 would result in an additional $91 million in outlays for NIH innovation projects; The $500 million in discretionary budget authority provided by section 195 would result in an additional $160 million in outlays for state response to opioid abuse. Consistent with sections 1001-1004 of P.L. 114-255, for the purposes of estimating the discretionary budget authority and outlays for these provisions under the Congressional Budget and Impoundment Act of 1974 and the

Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Act of 1985, these amounts are estimated to provide no budget authority or outlays. e For purposes of enforcing section 311 of the Congressional Budget Act in the Senate, the resolution, as approved by the Senate, does not include budget authority, outlays, or revenues for off-budget amounts. As a result, current level does not include these items. f Excludes $81,872 million in budget authority and $40,032 million in outlays assumed in S. Con. Res. 3 for non regular discretionary spending, including spending that qualifies for adjustments to discretionary spending limits pursuant to section 251(b) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985, that is not yet allocated to the Senate Committee on Appropriations.

TABLE 3.--SUMMARY OF THE SENATE PAY-AS-YOU-GO SCORECARD FOR THE 115TH CONGRESS, AS OF FEBRUARY 27, 2017 [In millions of dollars] ------------------------------------------------------------------------ 2016-2021- 2016-2026 ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Beginning Balance a-.......................... 0-- 0 Enacted Legislation: b,c,d Tested Ability to Leverage Exceptional *- * National Talent Act of 2017 (P.L. 115-1)- Disapproving the rule submitted by the *- * Department of the Interior known as the Stream Protection Rule. (P.L. 115-5)-.... ------------------------- Current Balance-.............................. *- * Memorandum: - 2016-2021-- 2016-2026 Changes to Revenues-...................... *- * Changes to Outlays-....................... *- * ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Source: Congressional Budget Office. Notes: n.e. = not able to estimate; P.L. = Public Law; FAA = Federal

Aviation Administration; *= between -$500,000 and $500,000. a Pursuant to the statement printed in the Congressional Record on

January 17, 2017, the Senate Pay-As-You-Go Scorecard was reset to zero. b The amounts shown represent the estimated effect of the public laws on the deficit. c Excludes off-budget amounts. d Excludes amounts designated as emergency requirements. ____________________



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