CRFB Lays Out Possible $1.5T, $2.3T Reconciliation Packages

By Michelle M. Stein / October 13, 2021 at 1:32 PM
The fiscally conservative Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget laid out two scenarios for how Democrats could put together -- and pay for -- a trimmed down reconciliation package at $1.5 trillion or $2.3 trillion, but neither package includes Medicare dental coverage and the $1.5 trillion package also doesn’t include new Medicare vision and hearing coverage -- coverage that Senate Budget Committee Chair Bernie Sanders (I-VT) reportedly said again Tuesday (Oct. 12) is not negotiable. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)...

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