FY 2011 Budget

‘Line’ Items: Valentine’s/Budget Day Edition

Share the Love – Today’s the big day: messages will be sent, some will be showered with love, and others will feel left out. Of course, today is...

House Appropriations Committee Offers Detailed List of Cuts

Today, House Appropriations Committee Chairman Harold Rogers (R-KY) released a preliminary proposal for cuts to the President's FY2011 budget,...

House and Senate to Have Serious Debate Over Spending

With the House Appropriations Committee releasing their spending allocations for each subcommittee yesterday, it is useful to examine what...

Paul Ryan Sets Spending Levels for FY 2011

Earlier today, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), the chair of the House Budget Committee, unveiled new levels for discretionary spending for the...

‘Line’ Items: Super Bowl Edition

Game On – The Super Bowl in Texas won’t be until Sunday, but Washington had its own big game last week as President Obama gave his State of the Union...

House Passes Resolution to Set Spending at 2008 Levels

The House of Representatives this afternoon passed a rule directing Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), the chairman of the House Budget Committee, to set non-...

‘Line’ Items: Dreams and Schemes Edition

Can Dreams of Cooperation be Fulfilled? – Yesterday the nation celebrated the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. His vision of unity and...

‘Line’ Items: January 10, 2011

Shooting Puts Legislative Business on Hold – The shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and 19 others in Tucson, Arizona has resulted in...

So, How Much Would Republicans Cut Spending?

In the Pledge to America released this past fall, House Republicans called for "[rolling] back government spending to pre-stimulus, prebailout...

The Government is Funded...until March 4th

On Tuesday the Senate passed a Continuing Resolution (CR) keeping the federal government funded until March 4; the House is expected to pass it later...

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