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A Plan to Raise the Caps Without Breaking the Bank

Due to the large temporary increase in discretionary spending levels for Fiscal Years 2018 and 2019 in the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, spending is...

Appropriations Watch: FY 2020

Congress began appropriations work for FY 2020 in March and started to release individual appropriations bills in May. Under current law,...

House Immigration Bill Should Be Offset

The House is poised to vote on the American Dream and Promise Act (HR 6) that would allow certain immigrants to obtain Lawful Permanent Resident...

Disaster Bill Should Be Paid For

The Senate has passed, and the House of Representatives will soon consider, an emergency spending bill for disaster relief.  The following is a...

Lawmakers Should Offset Latest Disaster Relief Package

Yesterday, the Senate voted to appropriate an additional $19 billion in disaster relief to aid the damage caused by wildfires, hurricanes,...

Representative Blumenauer Introduces Bill to Shore Up the Highway Trust Fund

Representative Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) has introduced the Rebuild America Act, which would raise the excise taxes on gasoline and diesel fuel...

Deficit-Financed Infrastructure Spending Could Harm Economy

For Immediate Release President Trump and Congressional Democrats are meeting this week to discuss how to pay for as much as $2 trillion of new...

Gimmick Alert: Congress Considering Increasing Spending Through Harbor Maintenance Maneuver

Having already used the war spending designation and fake mandatory savings to get around discretionary spending caps, lawmakers are turning to...

Options to Offset An Infrastructure Package

A meeting between Democratic Congressional leaders and President Trump a few weeks ago raised the possibility of an infrastructure package. The...