Month: February 2017
Budget Challenges Facing the new Treasury Secretary and OMB Director

With Senate confirmation of Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney, following is an overview of key fiscal challenges facing the new Administration: Budget Reconciliation to Repeal-and-Replace the ACA: Jan. 27, 2017 was the deadline set in the  Budget Resolution...

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Budget Reconciliation, the Byrd Rule and the Affordable Care Act

We are about to witness the late Senator Robert C. Byrd of West Virginia exerting his posthumous influence over the impending Senate debate to "repeal-and-replace" the Affordable Care Act. The reason is the rule that bears his name -- "the Byrd Rule" – which is about to take center stage once again....

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