Comparison of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) and the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) [July 03, 2017] [open pdf - 722KB]
"In January 2017, the House and Senate adopted a budget resolution for FY2017 (Senate Concurrent Resolution 3), which reflects an agreement between the chambers on the FY2017 budget and sets forth budgetary levels for FY2018-FY2026. Senate Concurrent Resolution 3 also includes reconciliation instructions directing specific committees to develop and report legislation that would change laws within their respective jurisdictions to reduce the deficit. These instructions trigger the budget reconciliation process, which allows certain legislation to be considered under expedited procedures. The reconciliation instructions included in Senate Concurrent Resolution 3 direct two committees in each chamber to report legislation within their jurisdictions that would reduce the deficit by $1 billion over the period FY2017-FY2026. In the House, the Committee on Ways and Means and the Energy and Commerce Committee are directed to report. In the Senate, the Committee on Finance and the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions are directed to report."
CRS Report for Congress, R44883
Federation of American Scientists: http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/index.html