Reconciliation: What States Need to Know

Budget Brief 17-01
January 11, 2017

Summary 

The 115th Congress has begun the year by attempting to repeal major provisions of the Affordable Care Act through the budget reconciliation process—a tool with which Congress can pass mandatory spending and tax changes under limited debate 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, and examines the potential significance of reconciliation for states.