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Healthy Congress Index: Signs of Progress on Appropriations

Michael Thorning / Blog July 23, 2018

While the 115th Congress has a mixed record so far in terms of the legislative process, there are signs of hope for regular order in the appropriations process for the upcoming fiscal year.

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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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Appropriations Deal Mirrors BPC’s Call for Better Border Security Reporting

Theresa Cardinal Brown / Blog December 18, 2015

The public and legislative debate over border security has been severely hampered by unclear and opaque data that make it difficult to reach agreement.

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What You Need to Know: Immigrant Family Detention

Lazaro Zamora / Blog August 27, 2015

Immigrant family detention expanded dramatically after the surge of unaccompanied children and family units arriving at the southern border last summer.

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What’s Next in Congress: Fiscal Fizzle or End-of-Year Opportunity?

Shai Akabas, Mark White / Blog July 31, 2015

With Congress set to leave town for the August recess, the funding deadline for Fiscal Year 2016 looms less than a month after members are scheduled to return.

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