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Better Budget Process Initiative: Automatic CRs Can Improve the Appropriations Process

A government shutdown could occur at the end of this month. This year’s appropriations process is at a standstill , and disagreement over further...

Q&A: Everything You Should Know About Government Shutdowns

The new fiscal year (FY) will begin on October 1, 2020, and Congress has so far enacted none of the 12 appropriations bills setting discretionary...
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Big Ideas: Cybersecurity Conversation with Senator Angus King and Representative Mike Gallagher

The United States faces an unprecedented challenge when it comes to cyber preparedness. From attacks on critical infrastructure to state and non-...

COVID Relief Includes $360 Billion of State and Local Aid

Most state and local governments are experiencing substantial revenue losses and new spending needs as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and economic...

Congress Must Reach Quick, Reasonable Funding Deal

With government funding set to expire at the end of this month, lawmakers are negotiating to avert a potential shutdown in the middle of the COVID-19...

CBO Projects Major Trust Fund Exhaustions on the Horizon

A number of important federal programs — including Social Security and Medicare — are financed through dedicated revenue sources and managed through...

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