Since the passage of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, the Senate and the House are supposed to pass budget resolutions in the spring. These budget resolutions set a framework for spending, taxation and other fiscal items in the coming fiscal year. They also lay out general plans for the next four years. If these budget resolutions differ, the chambers are supposed to hammer out a compromise.
Mar 29, 2012 House Republicans have passed the Paul Ryan budget resolution for FY2013
Apr 15, 2011 The Republican-led House on Friday passed the fiscal 2012 budget resolution
July 2nd, 2010 - House passes budget resolution for FY2011 and begins appropriations process
Apr 30, 2009 The House and Senate on Wednesday both passed a concurrent budget resolution for FY 2010
I realize the process has stalled, but the final action on any budget is whether the Republican Conference Committee recommends aproval of Senate edits/agreements on any budget....House Legislators ultimately control the money.