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Byrd Rule (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Byrd Rule (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Byrd Rule The term, named for Senator Robert C. Byrd (D-WV), refers to an amendment to the Congressional Budget Act that bars the inclusion of extraneous matter in any reconciliation legislation considered in the Senate. This provision defines different categories of extraneous matter in any […]

Reconciliation / Reconciliation Instruction (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Reconciliation / Reconciliation Instruction (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Reconciliation photo credit: Ben Sutherland Reconciliation: Process by which Congress changes existing laws to conform revenue and spending levels to the limits set in a budget resolution. Limited to twenty hours of debate in the Senate. Reconciliation Instruction: A provision within a Budget Resolution directing […]