FY 2014 Budget

Round 2: The Conferees Convene

The second meeting of the budget conference committee will happen today at 10 AM Eastern time. The conferees do not have a lot of time, as their...
Nov 8, 2013 | Blog Paper Press Release | Taxes

The Senate Democrats' List of Tax Breaks to Axe

It has been one week since the budget conference committee's first meeting, and many are speculating that the committee could realistically come up...

A Conference Committee Wishlist

With conference committee meetings underway, many are weighing in with their take on what should be accomplished. On Friday, Fareed Zakaria at CNN...

Taking Another Look at the Fiscal Speed Bumps Ahead

With a deal on the appropriations bill last week, the government has been reopened and a default has been avoided. But the reality is that lawmakers...

Where the Conference is Starting From

The first official meeting of the conference committee is expected to occur sometime next week, at which point the conferees will begin attempting to...

The (Ongoing) Cost of the Government Shutdown

Now that the government shutdown and debt default threat are in the rearview mirror (for now), analysts have been taking time to survey the economic...

Sequester Replacement Must be Fiscally Responsible

Recent reports have suggested the new budget conference committee may focus its attention of a deal to replace sequestration. A recent paper from the...

Every Budget Put the Debt on a Downward Path…and This One Should Too

In additional to reopening the government and suspending the debt ceiling, last night, both the House and Senate agreed to go to Budget Conference....

Looks Like We Have a Deal

After a few weeks of government shutdown and a nerve-wracking lead-up to hitting the debt ceiling, the Senate leadership announced today it had come...

George Voinovich: Congress Shouldn't Get Paid After Letting Down the Country With Latest Shutdown

In an op-ed in the Cleveland Plain Dealer yesterday, former Senator George Voinovich (R-OH) criticized the current Congress not just for the ongoing...

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