Dreier on the Balanced Budget Amendment

It is very rare for a member of Congress to announce an explicit change of mind. In 2011, Rep. David Dreier did so on the proposed balanced-budget amendment to the Constitution. Peter Kasperowicz wrote at The Hill: House Rules Committee Chairman David Dreier...

Backwards Budgeting

Don Wolfensberger at The Hill: What is strange about this fiscal round is that it was not preceded by adoption of the usual concurrent resolution on the budget — the lead engine that pulls all subsequent budgetary actions on spending, revenues, deficit, and debt.  The...

Bipartisan Legislation to Combat Waste

Dan Lips at National Review: [There is] new hope that Congress will soon eliminate significant waste from the federal budget, thanks to a bipartisan effort by the House Appropriations Committee. Representatives Tim Ryan (D., Ohio) and Jaime Herrera Beutler (R.,...

Debt and Deficit, Then and Now

Many posts have discussed the deficit and the debt.  Policymakers and the general public have tended to ignore these problems in recent years, In 1994, President Clinton named Bob Kerrey and John Danforth to lead a bipartisan commission on entitlements and tax...