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Upcoming Congressional Fiscal Policy Deadlines

Updated 10/1/2018: Congress has passed and the President has signed bills containing five of 12 appropriations bills and a continuing resolution...
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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...

Rescissions, How Do They Work?

Recent press reports have indicated that the Trump Administration is looking to use a process known as rescission to cut spending from the recent...
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Dec 8, 2017 | Blog Paper Press Release | Taxes

The Tax Bill Conference Committee Can Make The Final Bill Responsible

Both the House and Senate versions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) as currently written would cost nearly $1.5 trillion on a conventional basis...
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Nov 29, 2017 | Blog Paper Press Release | Taxes

Five Ways to Improve the Senate Tax Bill

The current Senate version of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) would add too much to the debt, but several improvements could make the bill both more...
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Nov 10, 2017 | Blog Paper Press Release | Taxes

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of the Senate Tax Bill

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT) has released his Chairman's Mark of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, a Senate version of the House's...
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Nov 10, 2017 | Blog Paper Press Release | Taxes

Both House and Senate Tax Bills Carry Substantial Costs

According to the Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT), the Senate version of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) will add $1.5 trillion to the debt before...
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Nov 10, 2017 | Blog Paper Press Release | Taxes

Senate Tax Plan Has Too Little Reform and Too Much Debt

For Immediate Release Senate GOP leaders yesterday unveiled their version of tax reform, which resembles the House’s bill but also differs in...
Nov 7, 2017 | Blog Paper Press Release | Taxes

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Doesn't Comply with the Byrd Rule

While the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) under consideration in the House would satisfy reconciliation instructions requiring it add no more than $1.5...
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Senate Budget Is More Irresponsible Than the House

The House of Representatives is expected to vote this week to adopt the Senate’s budget resolution, rather than support their own budget resolution...

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