As Congress settles into a near seven-week recess, it seems increasingly likely that a stopgap Continuing Resolution (CR) will be needed before the Sept.
House Speaker Paul Ryan is urging Republican lawmakers to respect the 2017 spending levels set in last fall’s budget deal, but continuing opposition from some conservatives has raised the
In its spending bill for Fiscal 2016, Congress seemed to acknowledge that medical research had been cut too deeply for over a decade. The legislation will boost that funding in the coming months.
“But without reforms to address the basic structural problems in the federal budget, downward pressures on research and other important national priorities can be expected to continue,” warn Concord Coalition Executive Director Robert L. Bixby and Mary Woolley, president and CEO of Research!America, in a Philadelphia Inquirer op-ed.
It has been easy for advocates of generationally responsible tax and spending policies to look at Capitol Hill with dismay for the past few years. A few consequences of inaction and lack of bipartisanship include:
A complete breakdown in the federal budget process.
Continued struggles to replace arbitrary, shortsighted caps on discretionary spending with smarter deficit reduction.
There were no big surprises in the latest Long-Term Outlook from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO).
With Congress now in its long August recess after failing to pass a single spending bill for the fiscal year that starts Oct.
Presidential hopefuls should note recent polling results in Iowa that reflect widespread voter concerns about the nation’s budget problems, according to a guest column this week by two “F
Des Moines -- First Budget, a nonpartisan initiative to raise awareness of the nation’s fiscal challenges during the 2016 presidential campaign, today
While Congress has approved a budget resolution for the first time in six years, lawmakers in both parties are voicing reasonable doubts about whether it is a realistic blueprint for the
Concord Coalition Welcomes Passage of Budget Resolution but Warns that It Relies on Speculative SavingsMay 05, 2015
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition welcomes the House and Senate passage of a budget resolution that promises to balance the budget and substantially slow the growth of federal debt over the next 10 years. Concord warns, however, that these goals rest upon speculative savings from future policy actions that seem unlikely to occur.