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Points of Order in the Congressional Budget Process [June 23, 2008]   [open pdf - 115KB]

"The Congressional Budget Act of 1974 (Titles I-IX of P.L. 93-344, as amended) created a process that Congress uses each year to establish and enforce the parameters for budgetary legislation. Enforcement is accomplished through the use of points of order, and through the reconciliation process. Points of order are prohibitions against certain types of legislation or congressional actions. These prohibitions are enforced when a Member raises a point of order against legislation that may violate these rules when it is considered by the House or Senate. This report summarizes points of order under the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, as amended, as well as related points of order established in the budget resolutions adopted by Congress in 2007 (S.Con.Res. 21, 110th Congress) and 2008 (S.Con.Res. 70, 110th Congress), the Rules of the House for the 110th Congress, and the Budget Enforcement Act of 1990 (P.L. 101-508). In addition, it describes how points of order are applied and the processes used for their waiver in the House and Senate. This report will be updated to reflect any additions or further changes to these points of order."

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CRS Report for Congress, 97-865
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2008-06-23
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