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Congressional Actions to Address the Opioid Crisis

Timothy Swope / Blog August 16, 2018

Based on provisional data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly 50,000 Americans died from opioid overdoses in 2017.

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We Need Public Policies That Support Breastfeeding as the Foundation of Life

Hannah Martin, Nikki Smith / Blog August 3, 2018

The United States falls in the lowest quartile of countries for breastfeeding rates and the nation continues to experience rising levels of obesity

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Pentagon Has Six Months to Spend $80 Billion.

Jack Rametta, Steve Bell / Blog March 13, 2018

Appropriators are scrambling to finalize line-by-line appropriations in accordance with the recently passed Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018.

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The Budget Control Act is Slain, But Issues Remain for Defense

Jack Rametta / Blog February 22, 2018

The death—whether permanent or temporary—of the Budget Control Act was long awaited, and will no doubt have some positive affects for the readiness of the U.S. military.

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Coming Soon: Another Step Toward $1 Trillion Deficits in FY2019

Steve Bell / Blog December 20, 2017

When Congress goes to pass funding for Fiscal Year 2019, lawmakers will discover that the sum of tax cuts and spending increases will virtually assure that federal deficits will reach $1 trillion in FY19. Americans can’t afford—literally and figuratively—to ignore the looming return of $1 trillion annual federal deficits and the waterfall of impacts they will create.

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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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