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The Balanced Budget Act of 1997, (Pub.L. 105-33, 111 Stat. 251), was signed into law on August 5, 1997. It was an omnibus legislative package enacted using the budget reconciliation process and designed to balance the federal budget by 2002. Among many other things, the Act contained major Medicare reforms.

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Public Law 105-33
by the 105th Congress of the United States
Balanced Budget Act of 1997
Pub.L. 105−33, 111 Stat. 251, H.R. 2015, enacted August 5, 1997.
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105TH UNITED STATES CONGRESS
1ST SESSION

An Act

To provide for reconciliation pursuant to subsections (b)(1) and (c) of section 105 of the concurrent resolution
on the budget for fiscal year 1998.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

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Section 1. Short Title.

This Act may be cited as the ``Balanced Budget Act of 1997´´.

Sec. 2. Table of Titles.

This Act is organized into titles as follows:
TITLE I FOOD STAMP PROVISIONS
TITLE II HOUSING AND RELATED PROVISIONS
TITLE III COMMUNICATIONS AND SPECTRUM ALLOCATION PROVISIONS
TITLE IV MEDICARE, MEDICAID, AND CHILDREN'S HEALTH PROVISIONS
TITLE V WELFARE AND RELATED PROVISIONS
TITLE VI EDUCATION AND RELATED PROVISIONS
TITLE VII CIVIL SERVICE RETIREMENT AND RELATED PROVISIONS
TITLE VIII  VETERANS AND RELATED MATTERS
TITLE IX ASSET SALES, USER FEES, AND MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS
TITLE X BUDGET ENFORCEMENT AND PROCESS PROVISIONS
TITLE XI DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA REVITALIZATION


Approved August 5, 1997.

Legislative History

  • HOUSE REPORTS:
    • No. 105-149 (Comm. on the Budget)
    • No. 105-217 (Comm. of Conference)
  • CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 143 (1997):
    • June 25, Considered and passed House.
    • June 25, Considered and passed Senate, amended, in lieu of S. 947.
    • July 30, House agreed to conference report.
    • July 30, Senate considered conference report.
    • July 31, Senate agreed to conference report.
  • WEEKLY COMPILATION OF PRESIDENTIAL DOCUMENTS, Vol. 33 (1997):
    • Aug. 5, Presidential remarks and statement.
    • Aug. 11, Presidential remarks and special message on line item veto.
      • Related to the Disapproval of the cancellation transmitted by the President (8/11/1997):
  • FEDERAL REGISTER, Vol. 62 (1997):
    • Aug. 12, Cancellation of item pursuant to Line Item Veto Act.

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