At the beginning of the 116th Congress, the House adopted changes in the rules of the House concerning budget enforcement, specifically clause 10 of rule XXI. Previously, clause 10 of rule XXI was known as Cut-As-You-Go (CUTGO) and required that increases in mandatory spending be offset with equal or greater decreases in mandatory spending. The Pay-As-You-Go (PAYGO) rule, which was also in place in the 110th and 111th Congresses, requires mandatory spending increases to be offset with either an equal decrease in mandatory spending or increase in revenue. Like the CUTGO rule, PAYGO requires provisions be compliant in the current year, the budget year, and over the 5- and 10-year budget windows.

116th Congress House Floor Procedures Manual