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Reconciliation Primer

Reconciliation: Background Section 310 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 sets out a special procedure that allows Congress to direct one or more authorizing…

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Working Paper on Regulatory Budgeting

The exercise of government in America has become much more a matter of regulation than of legislation. In 2015, Federal agencies issued nearly 30 times…

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Working Paper on the Need for Fiscal Goals

When policymakers and the public have an understanding of the broad guidelines of government’s fiscal policy, it naturally leads to incremental budgetary targets that discipline…

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The Need for Macroeconomic Scoring

Elected officials can’t strengthen the economy if they don’t even know how their decisions affect the economy. For that very reason, Congress relies on two…

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