budget

  • Why I’m Not Freaking Out About the Budget

    Reading Time: 2 minutes  Congress is about to pass a budget. I call it a “Paul Ryan Special.” This budget lets the government spend money for four months. It expires in September. The budget is horrible. Republicans are spinning a few “wins” in the budget, but that’s a terrible argument. It’s like telling a terminal cancer patient, “but […]

  • New budget plan doesn’t address the underlying disagreement

    House leaders, trying to break the impasse stalling the chamber’s budget and appropriations process, are putting forward a new plan designed to get conservative support for a budget that sets FY17 discretionary spending at $1.070 trillion, the cap created by last fall’s budget deal.

    The plan would combine the traditional congressional budget resolution with formal legislative bill text that would achieve $30 billion in savings in the first two years and $170 billion over ten.  

  • House NDAA Budget Gimmick

    Next week the House will take up the annual National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), setting forth funding authorization levels and laws that guide our Department of Defense for the upcoming fiscal year. Late last month, the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) passed the bill out of committee that authorizes base defense spending at $551 billion and includes $59 for Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO), which qualifies as emergency spending and therefore is not subject to the recently revised budget caps.

  • Budget Resolution Claims and Responses

    The House is currently discussing a potential path forward on an FY17 budget resolution.  As Heritage Action explained last month, there are four criteria necessary for conservatives to support a congressional budget resolution: Balance within the budget window without accounting gimmicks; Remove Obamacare tax revenue, as the law should repealed in 2017, and as last […]

  • Budget Resolution Claims and Responses

    The House is currently discussing a potential path forward on an FY17 budget resolution.  As Heritage Action explained last month, there are four criteria necessary for conservatives to support a congressional budget resolution: Balance within the budget window without accounting gimmicks; Remove Obamacare tax revenue, as the law should repealed in 2017, and as last […]

  • Memo: House Should Pass A Conservative Budget

    To:                   Interested Parties From:              Heritage Action for America Date:               February 9, 2016 Subject:          House Should Pass A Conservative Budget Today, President Obama released his final budget.  In an impressive display of political messaging, Republicans on Capitol Hill will largely ignore the budget because it will be a fundamentally unserious document that […]

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