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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

Sequestration

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In this month's Wonkology, we discuss how Congress can use sequestration to control their budget and deficit. READ MORE

Gephardt Rule

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What is the Gephardt Rule? A House rule that automatically raises the debt limit without holding a separate vote. READ MORE

PAYGO

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In this Wonkology, we take a look at PAYGO - the budget rule that requires revenue-neutral taxing or spending. READ MORE

Reprogramming of Funds

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How does can the Executive Branch move funds without Congressional approval? Find out in this month's Wonkology. READ MORE

Rescission

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What is rescission? The elimination or reduction in appropriations by the President, contingent upon congressional approval. READ MORE

Blue Slip (House)

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In our second installment on Blue Slips, we discuss how the House can return Senate-oriented legislation violating the House's revenue-raising authority. READ MORE

Joint Committee on Taxation

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What is the Joint Committee on Taxation? Find out in this month's edition of Wonkology, from our Lobbying & Policy team. READ MORE