Budget Process and Rules

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Introducing the PAYGO Tracker

The first rule of getting out of a hole is to stop digging it deeper. Yet with deficits projected to exceed $1 trillion this fiscal...

Enzi's Proposals Would Improve the Budget Process

Senate Budget Committee Chairman Mike Enzi (R-WY) has developed a series of draft budget process reforms. As we’ve explained before, the current...

Representatives Rice, Barr Introduce Fiscal State of the Nation Resolution

Last week, Representatives Kathleen Rice (D-NY) and Andy Barr (R-KY) introduced a bipartisan bill to make it harder for Congress to ignore the...
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Upcoming Congressional Fiscal Policy Deadlines

Updated 10/2/2019: Congress did not complete action on appropriations before the end of the fiscal year on Sept. 30, although lawmakers enacted...

New House Members Stress Importance of PAYGO

A group of ten new Democratic members of the House of Representatives sent a letter to House committee chairs on Wednesday urging them to better...
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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 ...

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