Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

Appropriations

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Zika Debate Provides An Opportunity to Discuss How Emergencies Are Funded

Currently, Congress is debating if and how to provide emergency funding to fight the Zika virus. While the President has requested $1.9 billion in...
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House and Senate Move Forward on Appropriations

April 15 is the annual statutory deadline for passing a conferenced budget resolution though the House and Senate, which is intended to formally ki
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House and Senate Move Forward on Appropriations

April 15 is the annual statutory deadline for passing a conferenced budget resolution though the House and Senate, which is intended to formally ki
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Update: What Will Happen If the Government Shuts Down?

Here we go again, again. With government funding set to expire at the end of the week and no deal on the table, it is possible that the government...

A New War Spending Gimmick In The Budget Deal

The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 is now the law of the land. While the law does not necessarily prevent a government shutdown, it does raise the...
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Two Months, Four Fiscal Speed Bumps to Deal With

We are coming down the home stretch of calendar year 2015, with only a little more than two months left. Lawmakers will have to get to work as they...
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Congress Might Gladly Pay You in 2022 for Sequester Relief Today

A recent press report (paywall) indicates that Republicans may be looking to pay for increased defense spending next year by promising defense cuts...

Appropriations Watch: FY 2016

Here is a link to the Appropriations Watch for FY 2020. Last updated 12/9/15. Lawmakers passed a continuing resolution funding the...
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CBO Forecasts Costs of Climate Change

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has released new estimates of the cost of climate change, specifically as it relates to hurricanes. The report...

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