Defense

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How to Get This Year's Budget Process Back on Track

On October 1, lawmakers will have to pass new appropriations or a continuing resolution, or the government will shut down for the second time in two...
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Congress Might Gladly Pay You in 2022 for Sequester Relief Today

A recent press report (paywall) indicates that Republicans may be looking to pay for increased defense spending next year by promising defense cuts...
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Unpaid-For Veterans Provisions Piggyback on Transportation Bill

Before Congress leaves for August, they must pass a transportation bill extending highway programs and transferring additional money into the Highway...

Budget Issues Abound in the Senate Defense Authorization

Update: The Reed amendment was rejected in floor consideration by a 46-51 vote. The Senate is currently considering the National Defense...
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Four Takeaways from the Solutions Initiative Plans

The Peterson Foundation's Solutions Initiative III produced five different fiscal plans that would improve the current long-term budget outlook....

Discretionary Spending and the Sequester in the Final Budget Conference

The budget resolution conference agreement has passed both the House and Senate. While we previously wrote about the conference's deficit reduction...
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Van Hollen and Mulvaney Stand Up on OCO

One of the most troubling elements of the budget conference agreement was the use of the Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) account as a slush...
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Appropriators Jump the Gun and Start the FY 2016 Funding Race

The House Appropriations Committee kicked off appropriations season this week by starting to mark up their Fiscal Year 2016 bills at the same time...

Rep. Mulvaney: "The Republican Budget Is a Deficit Bust"

Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-SC) wrote a commentary published in The Wall Street Journal on Monday in which he decried the recently-passed budgets in...

Sharpening the Axe: How the House and Senate Budgets Handle the Sequester

With the Murray-Ryan deal expiring at the end of September, the sequester will once again be a hot topic as lawmakers will be prompted to deal with...

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