Scott Lilly, Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress, testifies before the House Committee on Rules, Subcommittee on Legislative and Budget Process, on the question of two-year budgeting.
For most of the past century, Congress has been deeply conflicted about its two Appropriations Committees. The late Speaker of the House Carl Albert once described the feelings of rank-and-file House members toward the Appropriations Committee when he was still serving as house majority leader in 1963: Sure there is resentment against the committee. They […]
Federal spending on infrastructure, scientific research, early childhood education, disease treatment, space exploration, and college tuition could be slashed by nearly half over the next decade.
By circumventing a Congressional Budget Office scoring, Rep. Paul Ryan’s plan may have an even bigger downside for retirees than many have predicted.
Even if we accept the erroneous assertion that better pay for low-wage workers will slow job growth, the reduction in the pace of job creation will by CBO projections be relatively small.
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Legal experts spoke about the impact of the government shutdown on the federal judiciary and the U.S. Department of Justice. The forum was sponsored by Democratic members of the House Judiciary Committee.
Measured in workdays lost, the current shutdown is already the third longest in history and involves a far larger share of the government than either of the two shutdowns that were of longer duration.
The federal government is on the brink of shutting down yet again, although most Americans don’t understand the fight taking place in Washington. Here’s what happened.
When you slice through all the heated rhetoric, the budgetary choices we face may be painful, but they are actually much simpler to make than the debate would suggest.
House Republicans refuse to support the austere spending levels mandated by their own budget resolution. Senate bipartisanship is short lived. Outlook for the fall: chaos.
Report The federal government has made a commitment to providing retirees in this country with a specific level of support once they reach retirement age, but the cost of providing that support is beyond the revenues presently available to pay such costs.
Using funds appropriated for congressional operations to fight court battles on behalf of the Defense of Marriage Act turned out to be a bad deal for taxpayers and DOMA supporters alike.