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Budget Resolution Explainer

Document date: May 21, 2010
Released online: May 21, 2010

What is a budget resolution and why does the U.S. Congress try to pass one every year when it doesn’t produce any binding language? Urban Institute Fellow Rudolph G. Penner, a former director of the Congressional Budget Office, explains what a budget resolution was designed to do, how it came to be, how it is connected to the Watergate scandal, and what it means when Congress doesn’t pass one.



Topics/Tags: | Economy/Taxes

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