Mandatory and Discretionary Spending Allocations

This point of order is designed to enforce the 302(a) spending allocations made to each congressional committee as adopted in the budget resolution. It applies to legislation or amendments that would cause a committee to exceed its spending allocation in the current year, the upcoming fiscal year, or the upcoming fiscal year and the sum of all years covered in the budget resolution. In the case of the appropriations committees, the relevant allocation for the point of order is the 302(b) sub-allocation for the current year and the upcoming fiscal year only. The point of order may be waived by a majority vote in the House and a three-fifths vote in the Senate.