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For immigration bill, Senate passes ‘Motion to Waive All Applicable Budgetary Discipline’

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In 2008, the Democratic-controlled Senate passed a continuing resolution requiring lawmakers introducing new legislation to include a way to pay for any new spending they propose. “It shall not be in order in the Senate to consider any direct spending or revenue legislation that would increase the on-budget deficit or cause an on-budget deficit” for either a five-year or a ten-year period, said...

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