Appropriations

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Appropriations Watch: FY 2019

Last Updated 7/16/2018 Congress began appropriations work for FY 2019 in April. The enactment of the 2018 Bipartisan Budget Act increased defense...
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Does the Rescissions Bill Cut $15 Billion in Spending?

The President recently updated and revised his request to rescind some spending, removing some cuts from the proposal and clarifying others. The...
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The Omnibus Spent More than Either Side Asked For

The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 (BBA) increased this year's discretionary spending caps by a whopping $143 billion, paving the way for a 13 percent...
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Omnibus Spends $110 Billion Above New Budget Caps

Last week's omnibus spending bill enacted a 13 percent increase in base appropriations, spending virtually all of the additional $143 billion allowed...
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Appropriations Watch: FY 2018

Here is a link to the Appropriations Watch for FY 2019. Last updated 3/23/2018. Congress has completed action on omnibus...
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Where Does the Higher Spending in the Omnibus Go?

Policymakers recently announced an omnibus appropriations bill to fund the government for the remaining six months of Fiscal Year 2018. The bill...
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Maya MacGuineas: Federal Budget Increasingly Tilted Against Investment in Children

Maya MacGuineas is president of the nonpartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and head of the Campaign to Fix the Debt. She recently...
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Trillion-Dollar Deficits Could Return Next Year, But A Deal Could Make Them Worse

Trillion-dollar deficits will return next year, and a budget deal in the coming weeks could make them much worse. The continuing resolution (CR) that...
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Three-Week Funding Deal Includes $30 Billion in Tax Cuts

Lawmakers came to a bipartisan agreement to end the federal government shutdown yesterday, but it came with a very high price. The continuing...
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House and Senate Move Forward on FY 2018 Appropriations

The appropriations season is moving forward before Congress has passed a budget. Below, we explain how that can happen. Typically, Congress is...

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