Restoring the Power of the Purse

Nan Swift at LegBranch.org: Dear Chairman Leahy, Vice Chairman Shelby, Senator Van Hollen, and Senator Hyde-Smith: We are an ideologically diverse coalition of organizations that have come together to preserve and promote the constitutional role of Congress, including...

Don’t Mess with CBO

Nan Swift at LegBranch.org: Senate Democrats, frustrated their increasingly costly agenda is hitting some speedbumps (also known as business as usual), are considering a novel—and dangerous—solution to their legislative logjam: sub out the Congressional Budget Office...

Power of the Purse

From AEI: (click to RSVP) The Constitution gives Congress alone the authority to raise government revenues and decide how to spend those dollars. James Madison described this power as “the most complete and effectual weapon with which any constitution can arm the...

Congress and Earmarks

Zachary Courser & Kevin R. Kosar at AEI: The Democratic leadership in Congress is currently making fast moves toward reimplementing earmarks after a 10-year moratorium…Based on our research, we have a few recommendations that congressional committees should...