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Skyrocketing Debt and Deficits

One of the visible signs that the budget process is broken and badly in need of reform is the growing national debt. The budget process has been ineffective at controlling spending – specifically mandatory spending

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The Troubled History of Appropriations

One of the visible signs that the budget and appropriations process is broken and badly in need of reform is the track record of appropriations consideration in Congress and the frequent reliance on short-term funding measures known as continuing resolutions.

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The Broken Budget Resolution

One of the visible signs that the budget and appropriations process is broken and badly in need of reform is the budget resolution itself, including how the document is built and what it contains.

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Open House with the Congressional Budget Office

Last week, the House Budget Committee hosted a bipartisan staff event with the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). This open house provided all congressional staff with the opportunity to meet CBO’s leadership, unit chiefs, and top analysts face-to-face.

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