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Appropriations Watch: FY 2019

Last Updated 1/15/2019  No appropriations legislation was enacted by midnight on the night of Dec. 21, resulting in a partial...

Q&A: Everything You Should Know About Government Shutdowns

The fiscal year began on Oct. 1, 2018, and Congress has passed just five out of 12 appropriations bills setting discretionary spending levels....

The House Deserves Praise for Restoring the PAYGO Rule

For Immediate Release Yesterday the House adopted the rules package for the 116th Congress, which included restoring the pay-as-you-go (PAYGO) rule...

Leon Panetta: Five Lessons that Never Seem to Be Learned from Shutting Down the Government

Leon Panetta is co-chair of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, former budget director and White House chief of staff under...

What Happens in a Partial Government Shutdown?

Policymakers have until midnight on Friday to avoid a partial government shutdown. Lawmakers have already passed full-year appropriations for...

Farm Bill: Another Lost Opportunity to Find Savings

For Immediate Release After passing the Senate by a vote of 87 to 13 yesterday, the House is expected to vote on the Farm Bill this afternoon....

Policymakers Should Set Responsible Spending Levels

For Immediate Release Earlier this year, the Trump Administration appeared poised to recommend new discretionary spending levels that would have...

A 5 Percent Discretionary Cut Still Provides Ample Spending

President Trump has asked each cabinet secretary to propose a plan to cut 5 percent of their agency's budget for next year. Assuming this...

WATCH: Budgeting for the Next Generation

The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget will host a lunch and panel discussion on Budgeting for the Next Generation on Capitol Hill beginning...