October 30, 2014

Spending Bills Are At The Mercy Of Election Politics And Pace

July 30, 2010
Congressional Quarterly

Excerpt

Election year or not, it's no surprise that the fiscal 2011 spending bills will not be done when the fiscal year begins. Indeed, the last time that Congress completed its appropriations work on time was in 1996, for the fiscal 1997 bills...

"It ended up in paralysis more than anything else," says Robert L. Bixby, executive director of the Concord Coalition, a non-partisan budget watchdog group."