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Appropriations Watch: FY 2020

Updated 9/17/2019: Congress enacted legislation in August to address discretionary spending caps, which had impeded work on FY 2021 appropriations...

Elizabeth Warren's Higher Education Plan

This is the first policy explainer in our US Budget Watch 2020 series covering the 2020 presidential election. In the coming weeks and months,...

Was a "No" Vote on the Budget Deal a Vote for "More Spending"?

In support of the $1.7 trillion Bipartisan Budget Act of 2019 (BBA19), Senator David Perdue (R-GA) gave a floor speech and penned an op-ed arguing...

Addressing Common Claims About the Budget Deal

The President and Congressional leaders announced a plan to raise the caps on discretionary spending by $322 billion for Fiscal Years (FY) 2020...

Budget Deal's Offsets Don't Even Cover The Interest

President Trump and leaders in Congress announced a deal this week to increase caps on discretionary spending by $169 billion in 2020 and $153...

Co-Chairs Daniels, Panetta, & Penny Statement on Budget Agreement

For Immediate Release Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget Co-Chairs Governor Mitch Daniels, Secretary Leon Panetta, and Congressman Tim Penny...

Five Reasons to Oppose the Budget Deal

Congressional leaders and the President announced a proposed budget deal yesterday to raise the caps on discretionary spending for Fiscal Years (FY)...

Proposed Budget Agreement Could Cost $1.7 Trillion

Update: A Congressional Budget Office (CBO) score of the deal shows that the offsets are $55 billion rather than $77 billion as reported in the press...

Policymakers Should Offset, or Reset, the Budget Deal

According to news reports, the White House recently sent Congressional leaders nearly $600 billion of potential budget savings options, requesting...