FY 2015 Budget

Mid-Session Review Shows Worse Outlook for President's Budget

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) this afternoon released the Mid-Session Review, updating its budgetary and economic estimates for the...

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...

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 Defense Budget Rejects Pentagon Suggestions

The Pentagon's budget faces serious constraints this year as a result of budget caps agreed to last year and rising personnel, healthcare, and...
May 2, 2014 | Blog Paper Press Release | Taxes

Major Budget Plans Deal With Extenders Responsibly

As Congress considers how to address the “tax extenders” that expired last year, it’s important to remember that many major...

Administration Takes Up Transit Spending with the GROW AMERICA Act

The Administration recently submitted a $302 billion, four-year transit proposal to Congress to address the chronic challenges facing surface...

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...

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