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Appropriations Watch: FY 2017

Here is a link to the Appropriations Watch for FY 2018. Last updated 5/4/17. Both the House (by a 309-118 vote) and the Senate (by a 79-18 vote)...

Increasing Infrastructure Investment Must Be Paid For

In a recent interview with The New York Times, President Trump said that he wants to invest $1 trillion in infrastructure because "we are borrowing...

Is it Time to Enact Postal Reform?

A bipartisan proposal aimed at putting the postal service on better financial ground has been gaining traction in recent weeks. The United States...

Has Debt Gone Down By $12 Billion Since Trump Took Office?

On Twitter, President Trump claimed the national debt decreased by $12 billion during his first month in office, as opposed to increasing during...

Is Trump Proposing One of the Largest Defense Increases in History?

In his joint address to Congress, President Trump said, "I am sending the Congress a budget that rebuilds the military, eliminates the defense...

Pay-as-you-go: An Important First Budget Step

Today, President Donald Trump released his first budget outline calling for an increase in defense spending. The following is a statement by...

The Wall Should Be Paid For

Congress is expecting a request from the Trump Administration for $12 to $15 billion in supplemental appropriations to fund the construction of a...

Lawmakers Must Pay for the Border Wall and Other Initiatives

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan Thursday estimated the cost of a border wall with Mexico at between $12 billion...

Senator Flake Releases "Wastebook: PORKémon Go" to Catch Federal Waste

Hoping to “catch egregious spending lurking in federal budgets,” Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ) released Wastebook: PORKémon Go yesterday, highlighting 50...