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Word of the Week: Reconciliation

Reconciliation . Legislation that revises program authorizations to achieve levels of spending required by the budget resolution. Reconciliation bills usually also include revenue increases. The bills are based on instructions in the budget resolution that require authorizing committees to draft legislation specifying cost-cutting changes in programs under their jurisdiction.”  

— “Congress A to Z, Third Edition,” David R. Tarr and Ann O’Connor.  

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