SEC. 317. CERTAIN DIRECT SPENDING LIMITS.
‘(a) In General- It shall not be in order in the House of Representatives or the Senate to consider any bill, joint resolution, amendment, or conference report that includes any provision that would cause total direct spending, except as excluded in subsection (b)
, to exceed the limits specified in subsection (c).
‘(b) Exempt From Direct Spending Limits
- Direct spending for the following functions is exempt from the limits specified in subsection (c):
‘(1) Social Security, function 650.
‘(2) Medicare, function 570.
‘(3) Veterans Benefits and Services, function 700.
‘(4) Net Interest, function 900.
‘(c) Limits on Other Direct Spending- The total combined outlays for all direct spending not exempted in subsection (b) for fiscal year 2012 shall not exceed $680,730,000,000.’.