House to move bill next week giving budget resolution force of law

Black has pointed out that today, the budget resolution is just between the House and the Senate, when it happens at all. The Senate has not approved a budget in nearly three years.

"Requiring a joint resolution would encourage agreement between the House, Senate and the president on the budget at the beginning of the budget process," Black wrote in a "Dear Colleague" letter.

After a rule is approved for the bill Monday, the bill is expected to be the subject of a hearing in the House Budget Committee on Wednesday.

— This story was updated at 12:49 p.m. to correct information on how the bill will move through the two committees next week.

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