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Reconciliation at risk

CQ Budget, Ep. 221

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., leaves the House Democrats’ caucus meeting in the basement of the Capitol as she walks to hold her weekly news conference on Thursday, November 5th.
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., leaves the House Democrats’ caucus meeting in the basement of the Capitol as she walks to hold her weekly news conference on Thursday, November 5th. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Financing concerns left moderate Democrats queasy about voting for a budget reconciliation package to expand the safety net and combat climate change. The plan hinges on new taxes, prescription drug cost savings and increased tax enforcement. CQ Roll Call’s David Lerman and Laura Weiss explain the financing behind the package and some last-minute negotiations that could still trigger further change

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