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Appropriations Watch: FY 2019

Congress began appropriations work for FY 2019 in April. The enactment of the 2018 Bipartisan Budget Act increased defense and non-defense...

VA Health Bill Should Be Offset

The House will vote this week on a bill that would temporarily extend then replace the Veterans Choice Program, which allows veterans facing...

Explaining the House Farm Bill

The 2014 farm bill expires on September 30, which means policymakers have less than five months to pass a new one. The House Agriculture Committee...

What's in the President's Rescission Request?

Update: CBO released an estimate of the effect of the CHIP rescission on outlays and coverage. CBO estimates that the proposed rescission would not...

Rescission Package Very Small Step in Right Direction

For Immediate Release The White House unveiled a $15 billion package of proposed spending rescissions on Tuesday, which they estimated will reduce...

Multiemployer Pensions: The Next Source of Budget-Busting Legislation?

The newly-created Joint Select Committee on Solvency of Multiemployer Plans is tasked with crafting legislation to improve the finances of the nation...

Rescissions, How Do They Work?

Recent press reports have indicated that the Trump Administration is looking to use a process known as rescission to cut spending from the recent...

Did the Last Farm Bill Really Save $100 Billion?

The 2014 farm bill is set to expire on September 30, at which point lawmakers will need to renew and perhaps reform farm subsidy and nutrition...

The Omnibus Spent More than Either Side Asked For

The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 (BBA) increased this year's discretionary spending caps by a whopping $143 billion, paving the way for a 13 percent...