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Paygo Point of Order in the House

Summary

The Paygo Point of Order in the House is a rule that allows a Member of the House to object to the consideration of a bill, joint resolution, amendment, or conference report, that is not deficit neutral. Deficit neutrality is defined as the cumulative increases and decreases, when taken together, in direct spending and revenue. In whatever combination, a measure causes the deficit to increase, then the point of order would be sustained, if raised. 

This rule is similar in nature to the statutory enforcement procedure that was in force from 1990 through 2002, and was reestablished by  Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act of 2010, but is distinct from them in basic enforcement procedure. 

See also the BCR Annotated House Paygo Point of Order.


Media

Media – The House is returning to PAYGO (Peterson Foundation) January 4, 2019

Media – The New Pay-As-You-Go Rule in The House of Representatives | Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) January 12, 2007


Other Pay-As-You-Go Enforcement

Statutory Pay-As-You-Go in the Budget Reference Cyclopedia

Paygo in the Budget Reference Cylopedia

Paygo” as defined in the GAO Glossary of Terms and Definition (September 2005) 

Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act of 2010 (BCR Online)

Paygo Legislation in the Budget Reference Cyclopedia


References

CRS – Budget Enforcement Procedures: The Senate Pay-As-You-Go (PAYGO) Rule (RL31943) August 6, 2015

BCR – CRS Report on Budget Enforcement Procedures: The Senate Pay-As-You-Go (PAYGO) Rule (Annotated)

CRS – The Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act of 2010 – Summary and Legislative History (R41157) September 13, 2010

Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act of 2010 (Statutes at Large) Pub. L. 111-139; 124 Stat. 8; Feb. 12, 2010; H.J. Res. 45 (111th Congress) 

CRS Memorandum: – Budgetary Effects Excluded from the Statutory Pay-As-You-Go (PAYGO) Scorecards; May 15, 2014

Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act of 2010:  Section-by-Section from the Congressional Record (from Congressional Record; BCR Reformatted for Readability) January  28, 2010

Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act of 2010 Section-by-Section from the Congressional Record (Senate Budget Committee Chairman Kent Conrad) January 28, 2010 Page S291 121 CONG. REC. S932-935; Pages 291-295.

Congressional Record (LIS Link): https://www.congress.gov/congressionalrecord/2010/01/28/senate-section/article/S291-1

Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act of 2010 – Section-by-Section (Cong. Rec. January 28, 2010; Page S291-295)

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