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Paygo Point of Order in the Senate

Summary

The Paygo Point of Order in the Senate is a rule that allows a Senator to object to the consideration of a bill, joint resolution, motion, 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, and sixty Senators are required to waive it should a Senator request a vote to be taken. 

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 entirely distinct from them. 

See in particular the following report by the Congressional Research Service: 

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

The following is the report done by the Congressional Research Service, with links and additional information:

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


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);   [Found on PAGE 75]

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

Paygo Legislation in the Budget Reference Cyclopedia


References

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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