Common Cents Podcast Series
BPC’s Common Cents podcast series focuses on timely fiscal and economic policy issues.
Episode 8: The Implications of An Expiring Continuing Resolution
What is the possibility that Congress will use a stopgap measure known as a continuing resolution to fund the federal government for the remainder of the year? Heather Krause, director of the Government Accountability Office, and BPC’s Steve Bell, discuss the implications of government funding expiring on April 28. They also review the implications for the effectiveness and efficiency of federal agencies.
Episode 7: The Future of America’s Infrastructure
Episode 6: Higher Education Part 2
Episode 5: Higher Education
Episode 4: Tax Reform
Episode 3: Evidence-Based Budgeting
Sandy Davis discusses how evidence-based budgeting can help in policy decision-making and why it has become a hot topic on Capitol Hill.
Episode 2: The Debt Limit
Episode 1: Insights on Budget Reconciliation
BPC Senior Vice President Bill Hoagland offers insights about a complex congressional budget process that is already underway as the new Congress considers important priorities like health care and tax reform.
Hoagland explains what the term reconciliation means and how the process is used to expedite certain legislation that changes taxes, spending, or the federal debt limit.