Appropriations

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Appropriations Watch: FY 2015

Here is a link to the Appropriations Watch for FY 2020. Final FY2015 funding was settled through the "CROmnibus" bill in December 2014...

Senator Sanders Proposes Emergency VA Authorization

In response to the recent VA scandal and hospital backlogs, Senate Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders (I-VT) has proposed legislation...
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Appropriations 101

Note: We have updated this paper, please see the latest Appropriations 101. What are appropriations? Appropriations are annual decisions made...

Mulvaney Amendment Would Limit OCO Gimmick

Strict limits on discretionary spending have made it difficult for policymakers to fund everything they want. Yet instead of making hard choices and...

House Defense Bill Draws Potential Veto

The White House issued a statement Monday saying that the President's senior advisers would recommend vetoing H.R. 4435, the annual defense...

Want to Understand The Appropriations Process? This 101 Will Tell You Everything You Need to Know

Appropriations season is in full swing. The House has already passed the Legislative Branch and Military Construction-Veterans Affairs bills, while...

Appropriators Must Stay Within Spending Caps Without Gimmicks

As the Senate Appropriations Committee makes its 302(b) allocations, divvying up funding among the 12 appropriations bills, it will have to deal with...

House Kicks Off FY 2015 Appropriations Process

The first of the FY 2015 appropriations bills hit the House floor today, kicking off a five month timeline for lawmakers to avoid a government...

How the President's Budget Deals with the Sequester

On Tuesday, the President released his budget, detailing his priorities for the upcoming year and beyond. Facing declining federal investment, the...

Unfinished Business for the New Year

The passage of the Bipartisan Budget Act was a positive move away from governing by crisis, and a demonstration that policymakers can meet self-...

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