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Reclaiming the Power of the Purse

This Wednesday, the House Budget Committee will hold a hearing to examine how Congress has ceded its authority over spending to the Executive Branch...

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Time to Reform the Budget Act

There is near universal agreement that the Congressional budget process is broken and badly in need of reform. Perhaps the most visible sign of failure is..

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FY 2016 Mid-Year Budget Review

The deficit for the first six months of FY 2016 was $461 billion, an increase of $22 billion over the same period last fiscal year (see chart below)...

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Budget Enforcement

Several enforcement tools are available to Congress to enforce not only budget levels, but also to regulate the budget-related content of legislation...

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