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Upcoming Congressional Fiscal Policy Deadlines

Updated 10/1/2020: The Senate passed and the President signed a continuing resolution through Dec. 11, 2020 , on Wednesday, Sept. 30, that the House...

Better Budget Process Initiative: Automatic CRs Can Improve the Appropriations Process

A government shutdown could occur at the end of this month. This year’s appropriations process is at a standstill , and disagreement over further...

Q&A: Everything You Should Know About Government Shutdowns

The new fiscal year (FY) will begin on October 1, 2020, and Congress has so far enacted none of the 12 appropriations bills setting discretionary...

Congress Must Reach Quick, Reasonable Funding Deal

With government funding set to expire at the end of this month, lawmakers are negotiating to avert a potential shutdown in the middle of the COVID-19...

Pairing Debt Limit Reform with Budget Goals

The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget has long called for Congress to establish fiscal targets and reform the debt limit . This approach...

Explaining the TRUST Act: Just the FAQs

As the COVID-19 recession continues, Congress is debating additional fiscal support, economic relief, and public health spending . The Senate...

Correcting the Record on the TRUST Act

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) yesterday confirmed prior press reports that the Senate majority pandemic response would include the...

Citizens Against Government Waste’s 2020 Pig Book Highlights Appropriations Abuses

Last week, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) released their 2020 Congressional Pig Book to highlight the irresponsible spending that continues...

Appropriations 101

What are appropriations? How does Congress determine the total level of appropriations? How does Congress allocate appropriations? How are...