Tuesday, April 06, 2010

2011 Budget Resolution determines where Reconciliation

can be used next.

Potentially the most important part of the new budget resolution is what if any budget reconciliation instructions Democrats choose to add. If you want to pass a reconciliation bill in the Senate that can’t be filibustered, to overcome Republican obstructionism, you first need to have reconciliation instructions included in a budget. What reconciliation instructions are included in the budget are critical to passing laws over potentially Republican and conservative Democratic obstructionism, and serves as a clear indication of where the Democratic leadership’s true priorities lay.