Republican Wisconsin Rep. Mike Gallagher introduced a resolution requiring that the House of Representatives receive a complete Congressional Budget Office (CBO) score before it considers any budget reconciliation bills.
Gallagher proposed the rule change in response to the lower chamber’s Thursday floor debate of the Build Back Better Act. The House began debate without CBO scores on provisions passed by the Energy and Commerce, Judiciary, and Ways and Means committees. Those committees passed provisions totaling more than $1.6 trillion out of the bill’s estimated top-line total of $2.4 trillion.
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