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Budget Reconciliation

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In this month's Wonkology, our Lobbying & Policy team takes a look at budget reconciliation and how the process can be used to expedite the passage of budget-related legislation. READ MORE

Byrd Rule

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What is the Byrd Rule? A rule that prevents extraneous provisions from being included in reconciliation bills. READ MORE


Jack Jacobson Ken Salomon March 10, 2015
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A budgetary process by which Congress is able to pass legislation in an expedited manner in order to bring mandatory entitlement spending levels in line with the current budget resolution. READ MORE