Friday: Budget reform in the House

The House is in a 9 a.m. to debate and pass one bill aimed at improving the annual budget process, or what's left of it.

Members will consider H.R. 1874, the Pro-Growth Budgeting Act, which would require the Congressional Budget Office to assess the macroeconomic impact of major legislation.

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It's one of three bills the House is preparing to move in the context of next week, when members are expected to approve the latest GOP budget proposal. Other bills are the Baseline Reform Act, H.R. 1871, which would end the use of automatic inflation increases from one year to the next, and the Budget and Accounting Transparency Act, H.R. 1872, which is aimed at more accurate government accounting.

Members today will start by debating and passing a rule for all three bills. Then, they will debate H.R. 1874, consider up to five amendments, vote and go home.

The Senate has already done that last thing — senators on Thursday got a step closer to passing an unemployment insurance bill, but will finish that up on Monday.