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Unauthorized Appropriations

According to a recent CBO report, there is over $310 billion of unauthorized appropriations for fiscal year 2016 spanning 256 laws and 15 House...

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What is a Budget Resolution?

The budget resolution is the only legislative vehicle that provides both a comprehensive view of the federal government’s finances and a plan for...

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Saving Medicare: Premium Support

According to CBO, adopting a premium support model for Medicare would save money both for beneficiaries and taxpayers compared to the current program.

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Economic Growth

Increased economic growth results in greater taxable income, higher tax revenues and contributes to lower deficits. Smaller deficits mean the...

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Tax Extenders

Legislation that includes tax extenders generally provides for the temporary extension of a number of provisions that allow favorable tax treatment for...

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Reconciliation - Part 3

Reconciliation is important because it is the only legislative means by which a Republican majority can send a bill to the President that repeals Obamacare.

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Unauthorized Appropriations

According to a recent CBO report, there is over $310 billion of unauthorized appropriations for fiscal year 2016 spanning 256 laws and 15 House...

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