The House : 1990 Budget


The House passed, 241 to 185, the conference report on House Resolution 106 giving Congress spending, revenue and deficit targets for the fiscal year beginning Oct. 1. The Senate followed suit and HR 106 is now in effect.

The fiscal plan was developed by the Republican White House and Democratic Congress. It formalizes President Bush’s pledge of no new taxes but projects $5.3 billion in largely unspecified new revenue.

The plan assumes spending of $1.17 trillion, revenue of $1.07 trillion and a deficit within the Gramm-Rudman law’s $100-million target. All sides conceded it avoids tough fiscal decisions and that its goal of a $100-million deficit is wishful thinking. Members looking for a bright spot said the agreement shows the President and Congress can work harmoniously toward fiscal goals.


Members voting yes supported the fiscal 1990 budget.

How They Voted Yea Nay No vote Rep. Beilenson (D) x Rep. Berman (D) x Rep. Dixon (D) x Rep. Levine (D) x Rep. Waxman (D) x