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Upcoming Congressional Fiscal Policy Deadlines

The next few years will include several predictable fiscal policy deadlines that will force congressional action. Many provisions providing COVID...

December Sequester Suspension Misses the Mark

For Immediate Release Congress is considering legislation that will cancel the PAYGO sequester for 2022, extend temporary COVID-era Medicare payment...

Congress' December Challenges Can't Wait

For Immediate Release As lawmakers continue to debate the Build Back Better reconciliation bill, they have a number of pressing deadlines and policy...

Congress Should Reject the Extenders Approach to Build Back Better

For Immediate Release According to news reports, the White House is floating a new framework for its Build Back Better reconciliation package that...

Reconciliation Requires Tradeoffs, Not Gimmicks

For Immediate Release Policymakers are reportedly seeking to shrink the “Build Back Better” reconciliation plan from a proposed $3.5 trillion to...

FY 2022 Reconciliation Tracker

Last Updated: 11/19/2021 Budget reconciliation is underway ( read more about the full process here ), with House and Senate lawmakers crafting a...

No Score, No Vote: House Should Not Vote on Reconciliation Without a Score

For Immediate Release Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) recently called for the House of Representatives to pass its reconciliation bill, the Build Back...

Q&A: Everything You Should Know About Government Shutdowns

The new fiscal year (FY) will begin on October 1, 2021, and Congress has so far enacted none of the 12 appropriations bills setting discretionary...

Prevent Government Shutdowns Act of 2021 Introduced in the Senate

Recently, Senators James Lankford (R-OK) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) introduced the Prevent Government Shutdowns Act of 2021 (PGSA). The bill would...