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GOP lawmakers are using “the R word” again: reconciliation. In the last couple of years, it’s become Congressional leaders’ favorite tool to ratchet down federal spending. Now Republicans plan to use the budget maneuver to start their repeal of parts of Obamacare. But what is reconciliation anyway? And is it a good idea for Congress to use it this way?

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