Appropriations Breakdown

Molly E. Reynonds at The Washington Post: It is increasingly hard for members of Congress to use the appropriations process to achieve their legislative goals. In recent years, party leaders — often but not always working with pivotal committee chairs — have become...

Strengthening the Legislative Branch

From a broad coalition of groups: Dear Chair Lowey, Chair Shelby, Ranking Member Granger, Ranking Member Leahy, and Members of the Committees on Appropriations:   We urge you to increase the funding available for the Legislative Branch by 10% as you determine...

Sustainable Budget

Fed Chair Jerome Powell’s testimony before the House Financial Services Committee: The current low interest rate environment also means that it would be important for fiscal policy to help support the economy if it weakens. Putting the federal budget on a...

Budget Reform

A November 6 release from Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY): The Senate Budget Committee today approved bipartisan budget reforms sponsored by Chairman Mike Enzi (R-WY) and Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) to fix the government’s broken budget process. The bill, S.2765...