FY 2011 Budget

Budget Negotiations: Will Showmanship or Statesmanship Prevail?

The term "shutdown" is being tossed around in Washington as much as "Cinderella" has been on ESPN as of late. With...

‘Line’ Items: Blossoms Edition

In Bloom – Spring is officially here, though the weather would have one think otherwise. Frigid temperatures and even a little snow in the...

House Passes Another Short-Term Spending Bill

UPDATE: The Senate passed the House three-week CR by a vote of 87-13, with nine Republicans and four Democrats opposing. President Obama will sign...
Mar 14, 2011 | Blog Paper Press Release | Taxes

‘Line’ Items: Brackets and Budgets Edition

Brackets – As many busy themselves today going over the brackets for the big tourney, picking the next Cinderella and who will win it all, the...

Another Short-Term CR?

A short-term continuing resolution (CR) is looking more and more likely each day. With few details being reported about the current budget...

A Tale of Two Spending Bills

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times? Let's just go with the worst of times.In a mostly symbolic vote, the Senate failed to adopt...

‘Line’ Items: Stopgaps, Limits, Higher Powers and the Moment of Truth

Lots of Stopgaps, Little in Closing the Fiscal Gap – Washington averted a government shutdown last week by agreeing on a two-week continuing...

‘Line’ Items: Of Brinkmanship and Statesmanship Edition

Shutting Down Versus Sitting Down – Congress returns to Washington this week after lawmakers spent last week back home. Just before leaving...

Short-Term CR Looking More Likely

UPDATE 3/1: House passes two-week CR by vote of 335-91. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) says that the bill will be taken up in the Senate...

‘Line’ Items: Presidents Day Edition

Day of Leaders – Today we celebrate great American leaders with mattress sales and a day off (for some) from work. Congress left town for the...

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