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What's in the President's Rescission Request?

Update: CBO released an estimate of the effect of the CHIP rescission on outlays and coverage. CBO estimates that the proposed rescission would not...

Rescission Package Very Small Step in Right Direction

For Immediate Release The White House unveiled a $15 billion package of proposed spending rescissions on Tuesday, which they estimated will reduce...

Multiemployer Pensions: The Next Source of Budget-Busting Legislation?

The newly-created Joint Select Committee on Solvency of Multiemployer Plans is tasked with crafting legislation to improve the finances of the nation...

Rescissions, How Do They Work?

Recent press reports have indicated that the Trump Administration is looking to use a process known as rescission to cut spending from the recent...

Did the Last Farm Bill Really Save $100 Billion?

The 2014 farm bill is set to expire on September 30, at which point lawmakers will need to renew and perhaps reform farm subsidy and nutrition...

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...

Pro-Growth Infrastructure Needs Concrete Pay-Fors

Policymakers in Washington have turned their attention to infrastructure, with members of both parties putting forward their own competing proposals...

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...

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...