Fiscal Policy

U.S. Deficit Reduction Committee

Members of the U.S. Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction listen to tesimony from Bowles, Simpson, Rivlin and Domenici during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington (REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst).


“Accelerated Regular Order” — Could it Lead the Parties to a Grand Bargain?

October 19, 2012, Sarah A. Binder

Sarah Binder examines a new proposal from the Bipartisan Policy Center that would allow the government to avoid going over the fiscal cliff. Binder compares it to the Deficit Control Act from August 2011 and explains the difficulties with fast-track procedures.