Appropriations

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Appropriations Watch: FY 2020

Updated 8/15/2019: Press reports indicated the Senate would not proceed with appropriations bills until lawmakers reached a deal with the White House...
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Lawmakers Should Offset Latest Disaster Relief Package

Yesterday, the Senate voted to appropriate an additional $19 billion in disaster relief to aid the damage caused by wildfires, hurricanes,...

Proposed Budget Plan Would Cost Over $2 Trillion

In lieu of a budget resolution, the House Budget Committee has put forward a bill to increase discretionary spending caps by $358 billion over...
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Appropriations Watch: FY 2019

Here is a link to the Appropriations Watch for FY 2020. Congress passed full appropriations for the remaining seven appropriations bills...
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The Government Shutdown Could Wipe Out Recent Stimulus Effects on This Quarter

The current government shutdown has lasted long enough to temporarily erase all the positive stimulus effects of recent major legislation. ...
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The Shutdown's Economic Toll Equals the Average Hurricane

The current government shutdown is the economic equivalent of a self-imposed natural disaster. As the 32nd day of the longest government shutdown in...
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Appropriations Process Still Broken

For Immediate Release Congress has passed a minibus appropriations bill containing two of the 12 appropriations bills and a continuing resolution...
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Co-Chair Lowey Proposes Reforms to the JSC

The Joint Select Committee on Budget and Appropriations Process Reform (JSC) continues to work on its recommendations, which are due at the end of...
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We Need Functional, Not Budget-Busting, Bipartisanship

The House and Senate appear to be moving through the appropriations process better and faster than any time in at least the last nine years. Congress...
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Have Deficit Projections Doubled Because of the Tax Bill and BBA 2018?

Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee Kevin Brady (R-TX) appeared on Fox Business this morning, where he was asked about CRFB's analysis...

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