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CBO’s 2020 Economic Outlook Shows Trillion-Dollar Deficits Are Here To Stay

Unsurprisingly, the United States’ fiscal outlook remains dreadful.

February 6, 2020 — Peter Klensch 1581015880

Congress Should not Specify Advanced Technology for Aviation Safety and Efficiency

Congress should not pick winners and losers in FAA's bid to improve safety and efficiency. 

December 6, 2019 — Allen Johnson 1575659900

Senate DOD Appropriations Bill Lacks House JEDI Guardrails

In the ongoing saga of the Department of Defense’s (DOD) Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) cloud services contract, the bill and report language for S. 2474, the Department of Defense Appropriations Act of 2020 was filed by Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) on September 12, 2019.  Unlike its House of Representatives counterpart, H.R.

September 25, 2019 — Deborah Collier 1569443724

Can Congress Prevent Another Government Shutdown?

Both chambers need to reach an agreement on government spending. 

September 5, 2019 — Allen Johnson 1567704908

NIH Should Close Montana Facility to Pay for $1.3 Billion of Repairs

Current state of NIH facilities could undermine life saving research.

August 29, 2019 — Allen Johnson 1567110466

Congress Drives the "Megabus" Off the Tracks

Even with the national debt at more than $22 trillion and trillion-dollar annual deficits beginning in fiscal year (FY) 2022, Congress continues full-speed ahead towards another fiscal disaster.  This week’s poor spending decision comes from H.R. 2740, an appropriations “megabus.”

June 20, 2019 — CAGW Staff 1561065351

Congress Rushes to Pass Government Funding Package

The $333 billion spending package that Congress has cobbled together to avoid the threat of a partial government shutdown contains lots of giveaways that go beyond keeping the government’s lights on.

February 14, 2019 — Allen Johnson 1550166919

House Appropriations Boosts Spending for Costly F-35 Program… Again

On Wednesday, June 13, 2018, the House Committee on Appropriations passed the fiscal year (FY) 2019 Defense Appropriations bill by a vote of 48-4.  The bill provides $674.6 billion in total spending for the Department of Defense (DOD), including $606.5 billion in base discretionary spending as well as $68.1 billion for the Overseas Contingency Operations account.  As has become commonplace, this annual legislation provides funding for programs that the DOD simply does not need, including an increase in

June 14, 2018 — Peter Klensch 1529008566

Myths and Realities: Earmarks

Reality:  Earmarks are not the answer to mitigating the extreme partisanship that exists in Washington and are have nothing to do with getting things done.

January 11, 2018 — Thomas Schatz 1515707508

Congress Passes Continuing Resolution

On September 28, 2016, the U.S. Senate and, a few hours later, the House of Representatives passed a resolution that would continue the funding of the government through December 9, 2016 – narrowly missing the last day of this fiscal year, which ends on the September 30th.  Since Congress failed to pass the 12 individual appropriations bills (or a budget) before the beginning of the new fiscal year, the continuing resolution (C.R.) was necessary to prevent another government shutdown.

September 30, 2016 — Rachel Cole 1475264150

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