Archive for Budget

Monday, June 2nd, 2014 @ 9:38AM

Scorecard of Amendment Votes on CJS Appropriations Bill

Last week, the House conducted a marathon session voting on amendments to …

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Sunday, April 20th, 2014 @ 5:00PM

Running Away From the Ryan Budget

What practical impact will the House-passed Ryan Budget have on policy making in an election year? Unfortunately, since 2010, there has been a notable unwillingness among House Republicans — particularly their leadership — to fight for the policies embodied in Ryan’s budgets … House Republicans and Chairman Ryan deserve credit for passing a budget, but […]

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Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014 @ 8:57AM

Will Paul Ryan Fight for his Budget?

Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI) released his budget proposal for FY 2015 yesterday, …

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Tuesday, March 18th, 2014 @ 3:46PM

How to Lie Your Way Through a Primary

The defeat of former Senators Richard Lugar (R-IN) and Bob Bennett (R-UT) …

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Friday, March 7th, 2014 @ 3:44PM

Obama’s Proposal for New Federal Funds for Preschool Gets a Failing Grade

Can you guess when the following statement was made and by whom? The trouble in too many of our modern schools is that the State, being controlled so specially by the few, allows cranks and experiments to go straight to the schoolroom when they have never passed through … the private house, the church, or […]

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Tuesday, March 4th, 2014 @ 1:31PM

Obama’s FY 2015 Budget is Bad News

Today, President Obama released his fiscal year 2015 budget, which increases spending by $791 billion over 10 years, according to the Senate and House Budget Committee Republican analysis.  It would add $8.3 trillion to the debt over 10 years.  It would never balance. Heritage Action CEO Mike Needham responded with a statement: President Obama’s budget […]

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Thursday, January 16th, 2014 @ 12:11PM

See How Your Representative Voted on the $1.1 Trillion Omnibus Spending Bill

After passing the Ryan-Murray budget agreement that increased spending by $63 billion over the next two years, legislators took a winter break. Upon returning they irresponsibly rushed to construct the omnibus spending full of wasteful programs, then gave the House less than 48 hours to read the 1,582-page bill. On Wednesday, the House passed the […]

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Monday, January 6th, 2014 @ 10:44AM

Room to Fight within the Omnibus

December’s Ryan-Murray budget deal was a bad deal for a number of reasons. One of the primary reasons was that it set discretionary spending limit for Fiscal Year 2014 ($1.012 trillion) a full $45 billion above the level that would have been required by sequestration ($967 billion). While the budget number represents a spending limit, […]

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Friday, January 3rd, 2014 @ 12:35PM

Congress Can Eliminate These Wasteful Programs Saving Taxpayers Billions

Were you aware that your taxpayer money is used to fund a pet-shampoo company?  It is. We’re not kidding.  How, you ask?  The funds are channeled through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program to a pet-shampoo company.  Why?  That’s an even better question. But that’s not the […]

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Thursday, January 2nd, 2014 @ 1:40PM

Budgeting and Appropriating: A Prism Through Which A Philosophy of Governing Shines

Now that Congress has agreed on a budget deal, the next step in the process is to appropriate the funds for various programs, from agriculture to transportation.  The outcome of this process will be about more than just numbers. Indeed, according the the House of Representatives, the budget is more than just a bunch of […]

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