...is because it will be changed in the Senate. The House will have to vote again and then the Senate will take it into reconciliation.
The Byrd Rule defines a provision to be "extraneous" (and therefore ineligible for reconciliation) in six cases:
- if it does not produce a change in outlays or revenues;
- if it produces an outlay increase or revenue decrease when the instructed committee is not in compliance with its instructions;
- if it is outside the jurisdiction of the committee that submitted the title or provision for inclusion in the reconciliation measure;
- if it produces a change in outlays or revenues which is merely incidental to the non-budgetary components of the provision;
- if it would increase the deficit for a fiscal year beyond those covered by the reconciliation measure; and
- if it recommends changes in Social Security.
Speaker Boner is trying to find a way to keep the bill out of Reconciliation in the Senate which would only require a 51 vote majority.
It is impossible to keep a measure out of reconciliation if it increases revenues, unless, it changes Social Security. Whether Social Security needs it or not.
Corruption. Republicans are corrupt through and through. They won't govern. They refuse to be decent people doing the nation's business. It is making sense yet?