Reclaim Article One and Budget Reform
Strengthen Budget Enforcement
In order to make use of the Senate's special budget rule - reconciliation - to enact policies that otherwise wouldn't meet the Senate's typical 60-vote threshold, budgets have become less of a routine, but essential, governing document cementing agreed-upon goals and limits between the two chambers of Congress. It is also more of a political cudgel to be passed when convenient. Limiting the use of reconciliation to deficit reduction would strengthen the role of the budget, make it easier to enforce, reduce the legislative gimmicks sometimes necessary to comply with reconciliation rules and encourage bipartisan agreement.