Budget Process

Dec 22, 2016

Obama Poised to Preside Over Slowest Economic Growth Since Eisenhower

Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce released its third and final estimate of gross domestic product (GDP) for the third quarter of 2016, announcing that the U.S. economy expanded at…

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Nov 10, 2016

Congress Must Pass a Clean Funding Bill

Congress returns to D.C. next week for the start of the lame-duck session, and the big question is whether outgoing, unaccountable lawmakers will make one last “deal” with Harry Reid…

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Sep 19, 2016

Taxpayers Deserve Better

The now typical end-of-year battle for funding in Washington is in full swing.  With a September 30 deadline, discussions around Capitol Hill seemed to indicate that the Senate would go…

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Sep 08, 2016

Don’t Force Spending Decisions Into the Lame Duck

When Harry Reid controlled the Senate, he went four years without his chamber passing a budget. So, it wasn’t that surprising to hear now-Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid reject the…

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Aug 26, 2016

Slowest Second Quarter Growth in Three Years (Q2 Preliminary Estimate)

Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce released its second estimate of gross domestic product for the second quarter of 2016, announcing that the U.S. economy expanded at an annual rate…

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Aug 24, 2016

$19.4 Billion in Corporate Welfare Congress Can Save Taxpayers This Year

We frequently hear people complain about the “do-nothing Congress” in Washington, D.C. But every so often, Congress doing nothing can yield a great result. At the end of this year…

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Aug 10, 2016

News Flash: 2016 Deficit Bigger Than Anticipated

Another day, another bitter reminder of Washington’s fiscal recklessness. On Friday, August 5, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) announced that the federal budget deficit for 2017 is already larger than originally…

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Aug 05, 2016

Tracking Bipartisan Opposition to Lame Duck Spending

As we’ve noted for weeks, when Congress passes massive spending bills right after an election, accountability goes out the window. That’s because many of the people voting on the bills…

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Aug 05, 2016

U.S. Rep. Jordan and Growing Chorus of Lawmakers Oppose Omnibus Disaster in “Lame Duck”

Congress is racing toward another potential government shutdown this fall, but this is the last thing you will hear lawmakers talking about with their constituents this August recess. Why? Congress is wedded…

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Jun 28, 2016

Sen. Thune: Americans are Tired of Congress’ Reckless Practice of Crisis Budgeting

It’s no secret that our budgeting and appropriations process is broken. With government funding set to expire on September 30th, Senator John Thune (R-SD), chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee…

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