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Upcoming Congressional Fiscal Policy Deadlines

Updated 9/19/2019: Congress enacted legislation in August to address discretionary spending caps, which had impeded work on FY 2020 ...
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Was a "No" Vote on the Budget Deal a Vote for "More Spending"?

In support of the $1.7 trillion Bipartisan Budget Act of 2019 (BBA19), Senator David Perdue (R-GA) gave a floor speech and penned an op-ed arguing...
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President Trump’s $4 Trillion Debt Increase

If the recent budget deal is signed into law, it will be the third major piece of deficit-financed legislation in President Trump's term. In...
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Addressing Common Claims About the Budget Deal

The President and Congressional leaders announced a plan to raise the caps on discretionary spending by $322 billion for Fiscal Years (FY) 2020...

Budget Deal's Offsets Don't Even Cover The Interest

President Trump and leaders in Congress announced a deal this week to increase caps on discretionary spending by $169 billion in 2020 and $153...

Five Reasons to Oppose the Budget Deal

Congressional leaders and the President announced a proposed budget deal yesterday to raise the caps on discretionary spending for Fiscal Years (FY)...
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Policymakers Should Offset, or Reset, the Budget Deal

According to news reports, the White House recently sent Congressional leaders nearly $600 billion of potential budget savings options, requesting...

New Pension Bill Adds Too Much to the Debt

The House Ways & Means Committee is considering pension reform legislation that CBO estimates will add $64 billion to deficits over the...
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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,...
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Q&A: Everything You Should Know About Government Shutdowns

This paper has been updated here. The fiscal year began on Oct. 1, 2018, and Congress has passed just five out of 12 appropriations bills...

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