The Basics of Reconciliation
Budget Brief 21-07
February 8, 2021
The 117th Congress is pursuing additional COVID-19 relief through the budget reconciliation process—a tool with which Congress can pass mandatory spending and tax changes under limited debate and without risk of filibuster in the Senate.
The Center for a Responsible Federal Budget (CRFB) has published a Q&A explaining reconciliation. This Budget Brief provides a summary of its analysis.