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Disagreement Over War Funding Continues

June 07, 2016

Conflict over military funding returns to Capitol Hill as appropriators and some defense hawks spar over using a special account supporting combat operations to increase defense spending

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Hopeful Millennials Must Tackle Big Problems

May 31, 2016

Many millennials have high hopes for the future that include addressing climate change, pioneering improvements in health care, making college more affordable and keeping the country strong.

But Chase Hagaman, New England regional director for The Concord Coalition, says millennials “must also grapple with some unpleasant realities that previous generations have handed us: massive government debt and unsustainable long-term fiscal policies.”

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Without Budget Resolution, Congress Works on Spending Bills

May 24, 2016

The House and Senate made some progress last week on appropriations legislation for the coming fiscal year despite continued uncertainty over ultimate spending levels that should have been established more than a month ago in a congressional budget resolution.

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A Misguided Approach to Defense Funding

May 17, 2016

Some House lawmakers are attempting to increase defense funding above the caps set by a recent bipartisan agreement through questionable alterations in a special fund for war spending.