FY 2018 Budget

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The Omnibus Spent More than Either Side Asked For

The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 (BBA) increased this year's discretionary spending caps by a whopping $143 billion, paving the way for a 13 percent...
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Appropriations Watch: FY 2018

Last updated 3/23/2018. Congress has completed action on omnibus appropriations legislation. The House and Senate passed the omnibus bill, and...
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Budget Deal Would Bust Original BCA Caps

The budget deal currently being considered by Congress would increase discretionary spending caps over the next two years by $165 billion for defense...
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CBO Finds Budget Deal Will Cost $320 Billion

The Congressional Budget Office has released a series of estimates for the budget deal announced yesterday. The deal would add $320 billion to...
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Budget Deal Would Assure Permanent Trillion-Dollar Deficits

Note (2/9/2018): We have published an update to this blog reflecting passage of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018. It is posted here. Lawmakers...
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Q&A: Everything You Should Know About Government Shutdowns

As we’ve learned to expect, Congress seems to be waiting until the last minute to address several important fiscal priorities. One of the most...
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Three-Week Funding Deal Includes $30 Billion in Tax Cuts

Lawmakers came to a bipartisan agreement to end the federal government shutdown yesterday, but it came with a very high price. The continuing...
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Shutdown is a National Embarrassment

For Immediate Release Maya MacGuineas, president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, said the following about the government shutdown...
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House Continuing Resolution Sets Stage for Over $300 Billion in Costs

House Republicans released a draft continuing resolution (CR) last night to extend current levels of discretionary spending through February 16,...
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Sequester Relief is Too Costly to Add to the Credit Card

During the busy end to the year, lawmakers enacted a continuing resolution (CR) to keep the government funded through January 19. When that CR ends,...

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