Harry Reid Got One Thing Right

Posted on February 24, 2010. Filed under: General Info | Tags: , , |

Harry Reid said Wednesday Republicans should stop “whinning” about reconciliation as they have used the ploy more than the Democrats. While I am happy the Republicans are trying to stop Congress from ramming a bill we don’t want down our throats, I feel compelled to point out Harry Reid was right.   I believe this way to circumvent the rules should be stopped. Period. No matter which party is doing it.   Here is the record :  

 Democrats

 Omnibus Reconciliation Act of 1980, Pub.L. 96-499 (1980)

 Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1987, Pub.L. 100-203 (1987) 

 Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1989, Pub.L. 101-239 (1989)

 Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990, Pub.L. 101-508 (1990)

 Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993, Pub.L. 103-66 (1990)

 Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001 (EGTRRA), Pub.L. 107-16 (2001)

 Jobs and Growth Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2003, Pub.L. 108-27 (2003)

College Cost Reduction and Access Act of 2007, Pub.L. 110-84 (2007)  

Republicans

 Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1981, Pub.L. 97-35 (1981)

 Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1982, Pub.L. 97-253 (1982)

 Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 1982 (TEFRA), Pub.L. 97-248 (1982)

 Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1983, Pub.L. 98-270 (1984)

 Deficit Reduction Act of 1984 (DEFRA), Pub.L. 98-369 (1984)

 Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 (COBRA), Pub.L. 99-272 (1986)

Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1986, Pub.L. 99-509 (1986) Balanced Budget Act of 1995, H.R. 2491 (vetoed December 6, 1995)

Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act, Pub.L. 104-193 (1996)

Balanced Budget Act of 1997, Pub.L. 105-33 (1997)

 Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997, Pub.L. 105-34 (1997)

 Taxpayer Refund and Relief Act of 1999, H.R. 2488 (vetoed September 23, 1999)

 Marriage Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2000, H.R. 4810 (vetoed August 5, 2000)

Deficit Reduction Act of 2005, Pub.L. 109-171 (2006)

 Tax Increase Prevention and Reconciliation Act of 2005 (TIPRA), Pub.L. 109-222 (2006)

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