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CBP 2017 Apprehensions May Be Historic, But They Are Not Dramatic

Cristobal Ramón / Blog December 18, 2017

It’s too early to determine whether FY2018 will see a jump in apprehensions, these new monthly figures suggest that Southwest border apprehensions will largely revert to numbers seen since 2012.

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A Possible Sequester for Defense Spending

Blaise Misztal, Jack Rametta / Blog December 5, 2017

There are a number of actions that Congress could take to avoid a government shutdown, and a number of possible outcomes.

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Cold Weather Ahead for Defense Hawks?

Steve Bell, Jack Rametta / Blog November 7, 2017

It now appears less probable that the Department of Defense will see a substantial budget increase for Fiscal Year 2018

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Congress's First Nine Months

Michael Thorning / Blog October 19, 2017

In the first nine months, the 115th Congress was at work in the Capitol more, but it’s unclear what there is to show for it in terms of adhering to regular order.

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Congress is Bottlenecked, Again

Steve Bell, Jack Rametta / Blog October 10, 2017

As we enter the last few months of 2017, Congress still has a long list of issues left to address and in fact its to-do list has grown since January.

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Defense Bill on Collision Course with Reality

Steve Bell, Jack Rametta / Blog August 10, 2017

Defense spending will soon return to the legislative forefront as the Senate readies for debate on the Fiscal Year 2018.

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What Unfunded Priorities Say About President’s Defense Budget

Jack Rametta, Steve Bell / Blog June 26, 2017

BPC has long warned about the corrosive impact of the sequester process on military readiness and operation and maintenance.

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The Debt We Owe Each Other to Strengthen Democracy

Beverly G. Hudnut / Blog May 30, 2017

There has never a better time for all Americans to commit time to public service—in their own community or at the state or federal level.

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Rural Programs at Risk in President’s Budget

Health / Press Release May 25, 2017

Statement by Tom Daschle and Bill Frist, who co-chair the BPC’s health project, on the impact of the president’s budget on rural America.

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Five Observations on Trump’s Budget and Discretionary Spending on Health and Science

Anand Parekh / Blog May 25, 2017

The FY2018 President’s Budget for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has significant implications for medicine, public health, and science.

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