: the Roman Catholic sacrament of penance
: a legislative process that enables expedited passage of a bill relating to certain matters in the federal budget by a simple majority of votes
- used reconciliation to repeal the bill passed during the prior session of Congress
- Aides to senior House Republicans said Thursday that committee chairmen were meeting now to decide whether a budget plan … will include parliamentary language, known as reconciliation instructions, that would allow much of a Republican health care plan to pass the filibuster-prone Senate with a simple majority.
- —Jonathan Weisman