Tag Archives: Congressional Budget Act

How President Trump Might Inadvertently Delay Paul Ryan’s Plan for Entitlement Reform

by Sam Wice — Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018

Paul Ryan has proposed that in the new year he will tackle entitlement reform.  With Democrats likely to be united in opposition, Republicans again will have to turn to the reconciliation process to avoid a Senate filibuster.  As the reconciliation process is tied to the budget process, Republicans must wait before they may consider new […]

A Closer Look at the 28-Hour Waiting Period for CBO Estimates

by Sam Wice — Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has played a prominent role in the recent debate regarding Obamacare repeal and replace proposals. Many Republicans likely hoped that they could have voted on the proposals without first having CBO’s estimates bolster opposition to the proposals. After this failure to repeal and replace Obamacare, Senate Republicans plan to include in […]