New House rules loosen fiscal restraints

CQ Budget, Ep. 184

How House Budget Chairman John Yarmuth, D-Ky., interprets the new rules could have big implications for getting President-elect Joe Biden’s agenda through the chamber. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
How House Budget Chairman John Yarmuth, D-Ky., interprets the new rules could have big implications for getting President-elect Joe Biden’s agenda through the chamber. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Posted January 5, 2021 at 11:28am

The House adopted its rules package for the 117th Congress on Monday. The rules remove fiscal constraints on deficit-increasing legislation as long as it is related to the COVID-19 response or climate change. CQ Roll Call’s David Lerman and Jennifer Shutt discuss what the rules change means and the rift it exposes between moderate and progressive Democrats.

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