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The FY2019 Senate Appropriations Bill: Funding Immigration Activities Prioritized by Both Parties

Cristobal Ramón / Blog March 21, 2019

On February 15, President Trump signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2019, which funded more than 15 federal agencies, including the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), through the rest of Fiscal Year 2019. The bill’s passage followed the longest government…

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Healthy Congress Index Finds Progress on Appropriations

Governance / Press Release July 23, 2018

The Bipartisan Policy Center’s quarterly Healthy Congress Index shows rare progress in how Congress handled appropriations bills this year.

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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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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’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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BPC Opposes Senate Actions to Reduce Independence of Financial Regulators

Finance / Press Release July 23, 2015

The legislation would eliminate the CFPB’s independent source of funding and replace it with funds appropriated by Congress on an annual basis.

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DHS Appropriations Bill Includes BPC Recommendations on Border Metrics

Immigration / Press Release June 23, 2015

The reporting requirements proposed for the Department of Homeland Security align closely with those suggested in a recent BPC report.

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