Budget Process

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A Compromise of Convenience - Not a Cure

October 07, 2021

With pressure mounting to avoid a default on federal government obligations, Senate leaders Republican Mitch McConnell and Democrat Chuck Schumer, agreed to a temporary compromise: Republ

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Brinkmanship Isn't Leadership

September 23, 2021

For several months, Republicans and Democrats in Washington, DC have been barreling towards each other on a collision course over a pair of looming fiscal deadlines.

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Doubling Down on a Trojan Horse

September 17, 2021

Despite a pending government shutdown and looming debt default, this week federal lawmakers in Washington were hyper-focused on the House reconciliation legislation, the second installmen

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Debt Limit DEFCON 2

September 10, 2021

The United States Armed Forces uses an alert system called the “defense readiness condition” (DEFCON) to describe different levels of readiness, or states of alert, for military personnel