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How does budget reconciliation work?

CQ Budget, Ep. 185

Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., talks with reporters  in the Capitol.
Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., talks with reporters in the Capitol. (Caroline Brehman/CQ Roll Call)

With slim majorities in the House and Senate, Democrats are likely going to rely heavily on budget reconciliation to pass major legislation. What is budget reconciliation and how does it work? CQ Roll Call’s David Lerman and Jennifer Shutt break it down.

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