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Appropriations Watch: FY 2018

Last updated 1/23/2018. The President signed a continuing resolution this week that funds the government through February 8, 2018, extends the...

House Continuing Resolution Sets Stage for Over $300 Billion in Costs

House Republicans released a draft continuing resolution (CR) last night to extend current levels of discretionary spending through February 16,...

Lawmakers Should Offset Upcoming Disaster Relief

One of many things lawmakers are poised to take up early in the year is additional disaster relief in response to Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria...

Q&A: Everything You Should Know About Government Shutdowns

As we’ve learned to expect, Congress seems to be waiting until the last minute to address several important fiscal priorities. One of the most...

Sequester Relief is Too Costly to Add to the Credit Card

During the busy end to the year, lawmakers enacted a continuing resolution (CR) to keep the government funded through January 19. When that CR ends,...

We Need to Break Our Addiction to Debt

For Immediate Release Congress is currently debating a deal to increase spending caps and fund the government through the remainder of the current...

Proposed Legislation Compounds Debt and Deficit Issues of the Tax Bill

For Immediate Release The House of Representatives is scheduled to consider legislation to fund the government through January 19th and temporarily...

Budgeting for the Next Generation: A New Series on Children and the Federal Budget

The federal budget is arguably the most comprehensive representation of the federal government’s priorities. Policymakers use the budget to determine...

Gimmicks to Look Out For in a Spending Deal

With Congress moving toward funding the government for the remainder of fiscal year 2018, pressure is mounting to increase discretionary spending....