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Lawmakers Once Again Miss Key Budget Deadline

Ben Ritz / Blog April 15, 2016

Not only is Congress frequently late in adopting a budget; in some years, it forgoes the process altogether—and the trend is getting worse.

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Obama: It’s Time to End Sequester

Economy / Blog January 30, 2015

In his budget, the president plans to call for a full repeal of the sequestration-level budget caps.

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D.C. Metro Area is Bearing the Brunt of Sequester’s Effects

Shai Akabas / Blog January 7, 2015

Maryland and Virginia continue to have multibillion dollar budget shortfalls despite improvement in the national economy.

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To the 114th Congress: Choose National Security and Growth over Sequester

Economy / Blog November 7, 2014

Tight budgets squeeze the defense establishment and could leave the nation with insufficient and unprepared military forces.

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Snapshot of the House Republican Fiscal Year 2015 Budget

Brian Collins, Shai Akabas, Steve Bell / Blog April 1, 2014

House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) released his Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 budget plan this morning. We will provide a summary of some of the major provisions here as we did with the president’s FY 2015 budget a few…

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Snapshot of the President’s 2015 Budget

Brian Collins, Shai Akabas / Blog March 6, 2014

President Obama released his Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 budget on Tuesday. As we said in our earlier statement, the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) believes that from a fiscal standpoint, this budget essentially constitutes a holding pattern. The Office of Management and…

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Military Pension Provisions in Bipartisan Budget Act Are Small But Essential Step

Shai Akabas, Steve Bell, Brian Collins / Blog December 30, 2013

We would like to congratulate Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) and Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI) for their work on the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013 (BBA). In particular, their work on slowing the growth of military pension costs is an important—though…

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The Bipartisan Budget Act Is a Good Start – But It’s Not Time to Rest

Shai Akabas, Brian Collins / Blog December 13, 2013

The budget agreement between Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) and Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI) that was announced earlier this week and passed the House of Representatives with a strong bipartisan vote (332-94) last night is a step forward for the budget…

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Budget Agreement Does Not Prevent Senate Minority from Blocking Tax Increases

G. William Hoagland, Steve Bell / Blog December 12, 2013

Alex Gold contributed to this post. We would like to provide some clarity in response to inquiries about whether section 114 (page 17) of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013 will diminish the rights of the Senate minority to object to…

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