Build Back Better Act Grew to 3258 Pages

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Build Back Better Act (HR53476) 9/27/21, had 2468 pages. It's in the Senate, 790 additional pages & correctly titled "To provide for reconciliation pursuant to title II of S. Con. Res. 14."

Interesting aspects of the bill include:

There have been 42 roll call votes

There are 3 versions: 

 

Short Title(s) as Reported to House for portions of this bill

  • Birth Through Five Child Care and Early Learning Entitlement Act
  • Build Back Better Act
  • Trade Adjustment Assistance Modernization Act of 2021
 Official Title as Introduced

To provide for reconciliation pursuant to title II of S. Con. Res. 14.


August 2021: House and Senate adopted S.Con.Res. 14, a budget resolution for FY2022. (44 pgs)

According to Congressional Budget Research 

"The budget resolution generally represents an agreement between the House and Senate on a
budgetary plan for the upcoming fiscal year and allows Congress the ability to employ the budget reconciliation process"  .....For Congress to use the reconciliation process, it must first adopt a budget resolution that includes reconciliation directives"

Title II of S. Con. Res. 14 - provides parameters for 25 House and Senate committees to reconcile their budget from 2022-2030 by a set amount of money.

  • Sec. 2001. Reconciliation in the Senate.
  • Sec. 2002. Reconciliation in the House of Representatives

TITLE III—RESERVE FUNDS

  • Sec. 3001. Reserve fund for legislation that won’t raise taxes on people making less
    than $400,000 in the Senate. 
  • Sec. 3002. Reserve fund for reconciliation legislation.
    • DETERMINATION OF COMPLIANCE. —For purposes of this subsection, compliance with the reconciliation instructions under this concurrent resolution shall be determined by the
      Chairman of the Committee on the Budget of the Senate. (Senator Bernie Sanders)
  • Sec. 3003. Reserve fund. 

Text - S.Con.Res.14 - 117th Congress (2021-2022): A concurrent resolution setting forth the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2022 and setting forth the appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2023 through 2031. | Congress.gov | Library of Congress

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