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Appropriations

Senate Omnibus Likely Loaded with Old Earmarks

Nearly all of the programs that received earmarks last year in the relevant appropriations bills were funded again in the Senate omnibus bill. It appears that Senators loaded up the bill with the same old earmarks. 

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.

Can Congress Prevent Another Government Shutdown?

Both chambers need to reach an agreement on government spending. 

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

Current state of NIH facilities could undermine life saving research.

CBO Report Shows Trillion-Dollar Deficits and Much Worse Around the Corner

An already grim fiscal outlook grew worse in the Congressional Budget Office’s (CBO) update to its Budget and Economic Outlook for 2019 to 2029.

Proceed with Caution on JEDI Procurement

The decision announced today in favor of the Department of Defense (DOD) in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims case challenging the $10 billion Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure contract likely means that it will be awarded shortly to a single vendor. 

States Provide Solutions to Federal Budget Woes

With looming trillion-dollar deficits, it’s time for the federal government to learn a thing or two about budget process reform and other cost-savings measures from state governments. 

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.”

California's Budget Projects a $22 Billion Surplus, Yet Wants Billions More in New Taxes

After 32 consecutive victories on the TV game show “Jeopardy,” James Holzhauer, a professional sports gambler from Las Vegas, Nevada, saw his incredible winning streak come to an end.  Finishing with $2,462,216 in total prize money, James fell just $58,484 short of the all-time record set by Ken Jennings in 2004 (it took Jennings 74 games to reach that mark).  While this is surely not the ending “Jeopardy James” had hoped for, he still goes home with just under $2.5 million.

Citizens Against Government Waste Releases 2019 Congressional Pig Book

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) released its 2019 Congressional Pig Book, the 27th edition of the group’s exposé on pork-barrel spending.

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CAGW Names Speaker Nancy Pelosi October 2019 Porker of the Month

Speaker Pelosi is CAGW's Porker of the Month for pushing a partisan drug pricing bill that will implement dangerous price controls.