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December 11, 2013


Deal Limits Senate GOP's Ability to Block Tax Hikes

"Senate Republicans scrubbing the Ryan-Murray budget deal have come across a little-noticed provision that will limit the GOP's ability to block tax increases in future years," National Review reports.

"The bill includes language from the Senate Democrats' budget to void a budget 'point of order' against replacing the sequester cuts with tax increases. The process is quite complicated, but in practice it grants Harry Reid the authority to send tax increases to the House with a bare majority, rather than the 60 vote threshold that would be required under the point of order."














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