Was the Patient Protection Affordable Care Act repealed this week? What is all this talk about reconciliation and vote-a-rama?

The answers to these questions and more are in Molly Reynolds’ post at https://www.brookings.edu/blog/fixgov/2017/01/04/first-step-toward-aca-repeal/

Reynolds is a fellow at Brookings, and an expert on legislative process and the budget. She supervised the most recent update (released this week!) to the Vital Statistics on Congress, a volume with incredible data and information on our national legislature. 

And as one last FYI—Reynolds and fellow Brookings scholar Philip Wallach partnered to create a nifty timeline on the grueling budget battles during the Obama administration: https://www.brookings.edu/research/the-fiscal-fights-of-the-obama-administration/