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The Senate's Continuing Resolution

A CR is legislation that keeps annual discretionary programs operating beyond the end of the fiscal year (FY). It provides funding—usually at the same...

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Regulatory Budgeting

New regulations are much more common than new legislation. In 2015, 3,410 formal rules were issued by Federal agencies, while only 115 laws were passed...

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Effective Budget Enforcement

The failure of budget enforcement mechanisms has at least two major consequences: it significantly reduces the effectiveness of the budget resolution and...

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