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Reconciliation bill

Legislation revising program authorizations to achieve savings based on instructions in the congressional budget resolution. The budget resolution instructions to the authorizing committees are not mandatory; the committees can, and often do, report other changes that will bring them within the overall budget ceilings. Reconciliation bills are the omnibus consolidation by the Budget Committee of all committees' savings and off-setting revenue raising proposals into one or more bills that then proceed through the legislative process.

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