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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...

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...

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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