Budget Process and Rules

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Upcoming Congressional Fiscal Policy Deadlines

Updated 7/9/2019: The next two years will include several predictable fiscal policy deadlines that will force congressional action. Many of...
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David Walker: It is time to confront fiscal failure

David Walker is a former Comptroller General of the United States (head of the U.S. Government Accountability Office) and past board member of the...

Hearing Recap: Fixing a Broken Budget and Spending Process – Perspectives of Two Former Chairmen

The Senate Budget Committee began a series of hearings on reforming the budget process on May 15. The first hearing, “Fixing a Broken Budget and...
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WATCH: Conrad and Gregg Testify Before Senate Budget Committee

Two former Senate Budget chairmen are testifying today before the Senate Budget Committee on the failures of the current budget process and the...
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Last Year Was the Only Where Congress Did Not Vote On a Budget

Last year was a historically bad year for the Congressional budget process. Since 1976, it was the first time that neither the Senate or House voted...

Maya MacGuineas: How to Keep the Government Running When Lawmakers Fail To Do Their Job

Maya MacGuineas is president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and head of the Campaign to Fix the Debt. She recently wrote an ...

Ernst, Lankford, and Perdue Introduce The "No Budget, No Recess" Act

Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA), along with Senators Lankford (R-OK) and Perdue (R-GA), today introduced the "No Budget, No Recess" Act." The legislation...

Budget Changes in Proposed House Rules

House Democrats are proposing a package of rules to govern the House of Representatives in the 116th Congress. The package contains many...
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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....

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