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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...
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Upcoming Congressional Fiscal Policy Deadlines

Updated 8/7/2019: The House passed an agreement to raise the discretionary spending caps by $160 billion each year for FY 2020 and FY 2021 and...
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Senate Finance Prescription Drug Bill Would Reduce Deficits by $100 Billion

The Senate Finance Committee recently approved by a 19-9 vote a prescription drug bill, the Prescription Drug Pricing Reduction Act, that the...
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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...

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)...

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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Senate Budget Plan Includes Realistic Deficit Reduction

For Immediate Release: Senate Budget Committee Chairman Mike Enzi (R-WY) introduced today a Chairman’s Mark of the Fiscal Year 2020 budget...
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Senate Budget Committee Sets the Stage for Responsible Budget Deal

Senate Budget Committee Chairman Mike Enzi (R-WY) has released his Chairman's Mark for the FY 2020 budget resolution, covering the next five...

Three-Fifths of This Year's Deficit is Policymakers' Fault

The budget deficit will be almost $900 billion this year according to projections from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). By our estimates, 60...
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Proposed Senate Point of Order Would Limit Health Care Proposals in Budget Reconciliation

For Immediate Release Today, 12 senators introduced a proposal that would establish a new Senate point of order to restrict the types of changes...

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