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…
The Bipartisan Policy Center’s quarterly Healthy Congress Index shows rare progress in how Congress handled appropriations bills this year.
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.
The public and legislative debate over border security has been severely hampered by unclear and opaque data that make it difficult to reach agreement.
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.
The legislation would eliminate the CFPB’s independent source of funding and replace it with funds appropriated by Congress on an annual basis.
The reporting requirements proposed for the Department of Homeland Security align closely with those suggested in a recent BPC report.