Appropriations

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Appropriations Watch: FY 2018

Last updated 2/9/2018. The Senate passed a CR attached to a budget deal that increases discretionary spending caps early Friday morning, and the...
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Trillion-Dollar Deficits Could Return Next Year, But A Deal Could Make Them Worse

Trillion-dollar deficits will return next year, and a budget deal in the coming weeks could make them much worse. The continuing resolution (CR) that...
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Three-Week Funding Deal Includes $30 Billion in Tax Cuts

Lawmakers came to a bipartisan agreement to end the federal government shutdown yesterday, but it came with a very high price. The continuing...
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House and Senate Move Forward on FY 2018 Appropriations

The appropriations season is moving forward before Congress has passed a budget. Below, we explain how that can happen. Typically, Congress is...
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Appropriations Watch: FY 2017

Here is a link to the Appropriations Watch for FY 2018. Last updated 5/4/17. Both the House (by a 309-118 vote) and the Senate (by a 79-18 vote)...
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The Wall Should Be Paid For

Congress is expecting a request from the Trump Administration for $12 to $15 billion in supplemental appropriations to fund the construction of a...
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Zika Debate Provides An Opportunity to Discuss How Emergencies Are Funded

Currently, Congress is debating if and how to provide emergency funding to fight the Zika virus. While the President has requested $1.9 billion in...
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House and Senate Move Forward on Appropriations

April 15 is the annual statutory deadline for passing a conferenced budget resolution though the House and Senate, which is intended to formally kick...
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House and Senate Move Forward on Appropriations

April 15 is the annual statutory deadline for passing a conferenced budget resolution though the House and Senate, which is intended to formally kick...
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Policymakers Dig Hole $1.2 Trillion Deeper in 2015

With debt already around its highest level as a share of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) other than around World War II and estimated to grow with no...

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