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Military Families Whacked by Sequestration

elementary school classroomChildren from military families are among the first victims of conservative-backed cuts in domestic spending.

By Scott Lilly | Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Rep. Mack’s ‘Penny Plan’ Disguises Painful Choices

Rep. Connie Mack giving a speechScott Lilly assesses Rep. Connie Mack’s “Penny Plan” and determines that it won’t do much to help the country or protect us from severe budget cuts.

By Scott Lilly | Thursday, August 23, 2012

Broken Budgeting

book_alt2 icon Report Scott Lilly and Eleanor Hill interview budget policy staff to get inside perspectives on the federal government's budgeting process.

By Scott Lilly and Eleanor Hill | Thursday, August 16, 2012

Oops, It’s Flightless Fridays

Scott Lilly responds to criticisms of his “Oops, I Lost the Airport” report on the consequences of a 9 percent budget cut at the Federal Aviation Administration.

By Scott Lilly | Friday, August 10, 2012

U.S. Airports That Face Closure Under Looming Automatic Spending Cuts

cursor icon Interactive This interactive map and infographic show the airports expected to be shut down or adversely affected by soon-to-be-triggered automatic budget cuts.

By Scott Lilly | Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Oops, I Lost the Airport

Scott Lilly argues that soon-to-be-triggered congressionally mandated spending cuts will close dozens of airports, cost thousands of jobs, and hamper air travel for millions of people.

By Scott Lilly | Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Damage Control for Budget Act

No one in Washington seems to be particularly concerned about impending, automatic budget cuts in the Budget Control Act, write Jim Dyer and Scott Lilly.

By Jim Dyer and Scott Lilly | Wednesday, July 18, 2012

How Sequestration Would Work

article icon Issue Brief Scott Lilly breaks down the potential implications of the automatic, across-the-board budget cuts scheduled for January.

By Scott Lilly | Monday, June 18, 2012

Sequestration Is a Swiftly Ticking Time Bomb

Scott Lilly explains why the $109 billion in automatic, across-the-board budget cuts scheduled for January are already eroding the prospects of economic recovery.

By Scott Lilly | Monday, June 18, 2012

The Good Old Double Reverse

The House Budget Committee chairman says he wants to give to the poor but would in fact take from the elderly and give to the rich, writes Scott Lilly.

By Scott Lilly | Thursday, March 15, 2012

The High Cost of Boehnernomics

Scott Lilly explains how the debate on whether to raise the debt ceiling last summer may have hurt the economy more than we thought.

By Scott Lilly | Thursday, March 1, 2012

Failed Highway Bill Shows Divisions in Congress

The nation is much more ideologically divided and as a result, so is Congress, writes Scott Lilly.

By Scott Lilly | Monday, February 27, 2012

Meet Fayza Abul-Naga, a Woman of Ambition

Scott Lilly examines the role of an Egyptian politician whose ultranationalist rhetoric threatens Egypt’s economy as well as its most important international alliances.

By Scott Lilly | Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Congress May Still Stop the Economic Recovery

Scott Lilly says the main obstacle to sustained economic recovery in 2012 is a do-nothing Congress.

By Scott Lilly | Friday, February 3, 2012

The Biennial Budgeting and Appropriations Act of 2011

CAP Senior Fellow Scott Lilly testifies before the House Committee on Rules.

By Scott Lilly | Tuesday, January 24, 2012