Spending and Revenue Aggregates

This point of order is designed to enforce total spending and revenue levels that Congress adopts in the budget resolution. It is triggered when Congress considers legislation or an amendment that exceeds the aggregate spending levels, or that reduces revenue below the levels adopted in the budget resolution. The test applies to the current year, the year first covered by the budget resolution (the budget year) and the sum of the budget year and all subsequent years covered in budget resolution. This point of order may be waived by a majority vote in the House and three-fifths vote in the Senate.