FY 2014 Budget

Winners and Losers from the Omnibus Legislation

Last month's Ryan-Murray budget deal set overall spending levels for the government at $1.1 trillion, but it did not set specific spending levels for...

The Omnibus Bill Has Passed the House

Lawmakers in the House moved quickly to pass the omnibus appropriations bill released two days ago with a 359-67 vote. Earlier in the day, the Senate...

War Spending in the Omnibus Bill

Among the many things we noted yesterday on the blog about the omnibus appropriations bill was the similarity between war spending in the bill and in...

Understanding the "Omnibus" Appropriations Bill

Last night, Congressional appropriators unveiled a $1.1 trillion omnibus appropriations bill that would fund the government for the rest of FY 2014....

Spending Agreement "Splits the Difference" for 2014

On Tuesday, Sen. Patty Murray and Rep. Paul Ryan announced a budget deal that set discretionary spending levels for the next two years,...

WaPo: A Flawed Deal is Better Than No Deal

So far, reactions to the budget agreement have been mixed. As we said in our report yesterday, Understanding the Bipartisan Budget Act, the deal...

Congress's Next Play: Don't Punt, Go For It!

We hope all of our readers enjoyed their Thanksgiving holiday. The long weekend brought some fantastic rivalry games, Michigan-Ohio State, Auburn-...
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Understanding the Sequester

“The sequester” is an across-the-board spending cut designed in 2011 to force the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction (“...
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The King Plan: A Window Into a "Go Medium" Deal

In addition to CBO director Doug Elmendorf's testimony, yesterday's budget conference committee meeting produced another notable moment: a proposal...

Replacing the Sequester With...More Sequester? No Deal

As the budget conference committee works to develop a plan to offset some of the sequester, they may be tempted to use budget gimmicks in place of...

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