Appropriations

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Appropriations Watch: FY 2020

Updated 10/31/2019: Congress did not complete action on appropriations before the end of the fiscal year on Sept. 30. The House passed a...

The Prevent Government Shutdowns Act Will Not Cost $12.6 Trillion

The Prevent Government Shutdowns Act (PGSA) would establish an automatic continuing resolution (auto-CR) to prevent shutdowns and would put into...
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Will Thanksgiving Appropriations Be Stuffed with Debt?

Having just enacted a continuing resolution last week to extend current government funding through November 21, policymakers must now work toward the...
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A Plan to Raise the Caps Without Breaking the Bank

Due to the large temporary increase in discretionary spending levels for Fiscal Years 2018 and 2019 in the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, spending is...
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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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