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Upcoming Congressional Fiscal Policy Deadlines

Updated 12/7/2018: A two-week continuing resolution was signed on December 7. Five of 12 appropriations bills have been signed. The other...

JSC Markup Amendment Tracker

November 30 Note: The Joint Select Committee on Budget and Appropriations Process Reform was unable to advance its legislation out of committee...

JSC Failure is Disappointing

For Immediate Release The Joint Select Committee on Budget and Appropriations Process Reform (JSC) today failed to report its proposed legislation....

CRFB Statement on Joint Select Committee Markup

For Immediate Release The Joint Select Committee on Budget and Appropriations Process Reform (JSC) today released a ‘co-chairs mark’ and announced...

Resources and Recommendations for Joint Select Committee on Budget and Appropriations Process Reform

In February, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 established the Joint Select Committee on Budget and Appropriations Process Reform (JSC) tasked with...

Memo to the JSC: Joint Select Committee Reform Options

With the Joint Select Committee on Budget and Appropriations Process Reform (JSC) preparing for a likely mark-up during the week of November 12, we...

Memo to the JSC: Including Debt Targets in the JSC’s Budget Process Reform Package

The statutory deadline for reporting legislation is moving ever closer, and public statements show a notable portion of the Members of the Joint...

Q&A: Everything You Should Know About Government Shutdowns

The fiscal year began on October 1, Congress has only passed 5 of 12 appropriations bills setting spending levels. If lawmakers do not pass...

Budgeting for the Next Generation: Options to Improve Budgeting for Children

Children have less ability to meet their needs in the short term and more potential in the long term than other age groups, but federal policy does...