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The Byrd Rule and Its Effect on Health Reform: A Short Guide

Recent press reports have suggested that amendments to the American Health Care Act (AHCA)—legislation to replace "Obamacare"—might run afoul of a...
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What CBO Says About the House Obamacare Replacement

Update (3/21/2017): These numbers are relevant for the original version of the American Health Care Act. An amended version was released on March 20...
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Mar 8, 2017 | Blog Paper Press Release | Taxes

How Much Does the House GOP Tax Plan Cost?

The tax reform conversation so far has mostly focused on House Republicans' "Better Way" Blueprint released last summer (we explain the plan in...

Congressman Renacci Introduces “Budget Enforcement Awareness Resolution”

Last month, Representative Jim Renacci (R-OH) introduced the “Budget Enforcement Awareness Resolution” in order to “restore...
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Johnson Introduces Social Security Solvency Legislation

Chairman Sam Johnson (R-TX) of the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Social Security introduced a bill yesterday to make Social Security sustainably...
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Reconciliation 101

What is reconciliation? Reconciliation is a special legislative process created as part of the Budget Act of 1974. It is intended to help lawmakers...
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Expanding Medical Deduction Would Add to Debt

Congress is at it again - proposing to extend tax breaks without paying for them, and add new ones in the process. Today, the House voted to expand...

Three CRFB and Fix the Debt Board Members Testify Before Congress

On September 8, three CRFB and Fix the Debt board members – Mitch Daniels, Judd Gregg, and Alice Rivlin – testified before the Joint...

Rep. Ribble Releases Legislation to Make Social Security Solvent

Representative Reid Ribble (R-WI) along with a bipartisan group of cosponsors released the Save Our Social Security Act today, a bill which...
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Shedding Light on the Fiscal State of the Nation

Representative Jim Renacci (R-OH) along with Representative John Carney (D-DE) and 22 other original cosponsors introduced a bipartisan Fiscal State...

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