AnalysisFY 2022 Budget Reconciliation Resource PageAll you need to know regarding the FY 2022 Budget Reconciliation

Budget & Tax,  | Analysis
Dec 15, 2021  | 4 min read | Print Article

***November 19, 2021***

The House passed the reconciliation bill, H.R. 5376, the Build Back Better Act. The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released a full budget score of the bill on Nov. 18.

***November 3, 2021***
House lawmakers released an updated reconciliation package after additional negotiations. Along with this legislation (Rules Committee Print 117-118) the House Committee published a “comparative print” for the bill. In this document, the Committee provides a line-by-line accounting of every addition or deletion made to the current text compared to the version the Committee released on October 28.

  • Providing a document showing line-by-line changes (known as a “redline”) to proposed legislation is a key step for the public and Congressional staffers to gain an understanding of what is actually in a bill. When bills number in the thousands of pages and are subject to significant changes behind closed doors, it’s an onerous process to identify what is actually in the final text before lawmakers must vote. Providing a redlining document should be standard for all spending bills and, in fact, could be done for all legislation.

On August 24, 2021, the House adopted the budget resolution (Sen. Con. Res. 14) that the Senate adopted on August 11, 2021. This included budget reconciliation instructions to various congressional committees to develop legislation that all told could cost $3.5 trillion.

In the intervening months, lawmakers have proposed numerous legislative packages to fulfill these reconciliation instructions.

Taxpayers for Common Sense is urging Congress to ensure any reconciliation package is fiscally responsible and serves the interests of all taxpayers. Follow along as Congress debates this issue.

TCS Resources on Reconciliation:

By Committee: View TCS’s committee specific recommendations-

Congressional Resources:

Analysis of Proposals:

Agriculture

Energy and Natural Resources

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