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Reconciliation 101

Reconciliation is a special legislative process created as part of the Budget Act of 1974. It is intended to help lawmakers make the tax and...

Bipartisan House Group Sends Letter Calling for Process Reforms

A bipartisan group of ten members from the House of Representatives recently sent a letter to the Senate calling for the addition of budget process...

Fiscal State of the Nation Introduced in the Senate and House

Senators Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), Joni Ernst (R-IA), Angus King (I-ME), Mark Kelly (D-AZ), Mike Braun (R-IN), Steve Daines (R-MT), and Jacky Rosen (D...

Policymakers Shouldn't Attach More Borrowing to a Debt Ceiling Increase

The debt ceiling , or the statutory limit on the total amount of debt the federal government can accrue, is set to come back on August 1 after being...

Q&A: Everything You Should Know About the Debt Ceiling

The federal debt ceiling will be reinstated on August 1, 2021, at around $28.5 trillion . At that point, the Treasury Department will begin using...

Kent Conrad: Congress should reinstate the 'Conrad Rule' to prevent abuse of budget reconciliation

Kent Conrad is a former senator from North Dakota, a former Chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, and a member of the Committee for a Responsible...

Policymakers Must Avoid A Budget Busting Summer

For Immediate Release Congress returns from the July 4 recess in the midst of negotiating three major spending packages: a bipartisan infrastructure...

Appropriations 101

What are appropriations? How does Congress determine the total level of appropriations? How will this year's appropriations process be different? How...

Reconciliation Should Not Add to the Debt

For Immediate Release Recent reports suggest the Senate Budget Committee is considering a budget that would call for $6 trillion in new spending,...