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  • Appropriations Committee Releases the Fiscal Year 2019

    06/16/2018 7:33:11 AM PDT · by Drango · 7 replies
    Appropriations Committee Releases the Fiscal Year 2019 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education Funding Bill Legislation targets funding to programs that reflect American values –medical research, programs to fight the opioid epidemic, and essential education programs for students Washington, June 14, 2018 The House Appropriations Committee today released the draft fiscal year 2019 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education (LHHS) funding bill, which will be considered in subcommittee tomorrow. The legislation includes funding for programs within the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and other related agencies, including the Social Security Administration. In total, the draft...
  • House approves Trump's bill to slash $15 billion in federal funds...

    06/08/2018 6:21:10 PM PDT · by caww · 38 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 6/7/2018 | by Al Weaver
    Late Thursday the House passed President Trump's proposal to rescind $15 billion in previously appropriated funding by the government that was never spent.....Lawmakers approved the bill in a narrow 210-206 vote, which was close because 17 Republicans voted against it. The vote is meant to put conservatives at ease about the huge two-year spending deal lawmakers reached this year, which will increase spending by about $300 billion over that period of time. President Trump and the White House worked closely with House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., on the package, entitled the Spending Cuts to Expired and Unnecessary Programs Act....
  • See the list: Gov. John Bel Edwards vetoes projects in state construction bill

    06/08/2018 8:01:19 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 2 replies
    The Advocate ^ | June 6, 2018 | Mark Ballard
    <p>Acadiana lost $26.6 million in proposed construction projects with the stroke of Gov. John Bel Edwards veto pen Wednesday.</p> <p>Twenty-nine projects were part of the 40 items struck from the state’s annual construction budget by Edwards using his line-item veto authority.</p>
  • House passes Trump's plan to claw back $15 billion in spending

    06/08/2018 5:37:11 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 24 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 6/7/18 | Juliegrace Brufke and Niv Elis
    The House voted along party lines late Thursday to pass a White House proposal that would claw back nearly $15 billion in previously approved government funding. The House approved the measure in a vote of 210-206, with conservatives calling it a step in the right direction after they ripped into the price tag of the $1.3 trillion spending bill President Trump signed earlier this year
  • (NJ) Gov. Phil Murphy's got a revenue problem? It's the spending, stupid!

    06/06/2018 11:37:51 AM PDT · by Coleus · 10 replies
    star ledger ^ | 05.27.18 | Paul Mulshine
    I was driving over to Trenton the other day when I noticed a white sports car coming up on my left. At first I thought it was a Corvette. But as it sped past I realized it was something far more exotic: an Acura NSX. At $200,000, the NSX costs about $130,000 more than a Corvette. But it was so beautiful I decided I needed to buy one anyway. Unfortunately, I have a revenue problem. The Star-Ledger doesn't pay me that kind of dough. So I'm stuck with my current sports car, which was built in the prior millennium. That's...
  • GAO Maps Out Agency Spending on Climate Change

    06/01/2018 7:30:38 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies
    Government Executive.com ^ | May 31, 2018 | By Charles S. Clark
    In a broad-ranging compendium requested by one of Congress’s most vocal skeptics about climate change, the Government Accountability Office on Wednesday released an agency-by-agency breakdown of spending related to the politically divisive topic. The report tracks spending since 1993 by agency, category and program. Since 1993, agencies have spent more than $154 billion for “activities to understand and address climate change,” a push that has risen in recent years from about $2.4 billion across 10 agencies in fiscal 1993 to about $13.2 billion across 19 agencies in proposed budget authority for fiscal 2017. In the past seven years, for example,...
  • Budget battle brews as Trump threatens another shutdown [oh noes]

    05/27/2018 1:45:10 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 27, 2018 1:09 PM | Andrew Taylor
    President Donald Trump has warned Congress that he will never sign another foot-tall, $1 trillion-plus government-wide spending bill like the one he did in March. His message to lawmakers in both parties: Get your act together before the next budget lands on my desk. After a brief government shutdown earlier this year, Democrats and Republicans now agree on the need for budgeting day-to-day operations of government by the old-fashioned way. That means weeks of open debate and amendments that empower rank-and-file lawmakers, rather than concentrating power in the hands of a few leaders meeting in secret. But Capitol Hill’s dysfunction...
  • Trump to Request $500 Million More for Border Wall

    05/23/2018 10:10:46 AM PDT · by BeauBo · 17 replies
    National Review ^ | 21 May, 2018 | MAIREAD MCARDLE
    President Donald Trump is set to bump up his request for (FY 19) border-wall funding by $500 million, a new report says. The president will request at least $2.2 billion to build the wall in the budget for the next fiscal year, which begins in September, according to Politico.
  • Bob Corker: Let’s Face It, No One Cares About Fiscal Responsibility

    05/18/2018 1:25:24 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/18/2018 | Allahpundit
    There are truths, and there are truth bombs. Occasionally, though, there are truth nukes. Someone asks Corker about fiscal responsibility. He answers, “Yeah, I’m just over it. Nobody cares. The President isn’t going to deal with it, he made it clear in the campaign.” @WRCB— Michelle Heron (@MichelleWRCB) May 18, 2018 Somewhere Paul Ryan is sitting alone amid the rubble of entitlement reform, all alone and sobbing like Burgess Meredith at the end of that “Twilight Zone” episode.In isolation, that tweet makes it sound like Corker is blaming Trump. Not really. Watch the clip below and you’ll find him...
  • EU unveils first post-Brexit budget

    05/02/2018 3:02:39 PM PDT · by BBell · 2 replies
    The European Union has unveiled its first long-term budget for the post-Brexit era......coming in at 1.279 trillion euros for the 2021 to 2027 period. ​The departure of Britain, a net contributor, means other member states will have to pay more. ​To plug the gaps there'll be cuts to agricultural subsidies, but also increased contributions to areas considered to be priorities - such as migration and defence. ​EU Budget Commissioner Gunther Oettinger said: "We are going to tackle these problems by saving and by asking the member states to contribute a little bit more. Both saving and spending more, we believe...
  • Budget Rescission: Early May Deadline

    04/29/2018 8:56:11 AM PDT · by research99 · 10 replies
    Congressional Record ^ | 1974 | US Congress
    Checking the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 (Public Law 93–344, 88 Stat. 297, 2 U.S.C. §§ 601–688) online: Part B, Section 1011-1012 and related (identified elsewhere as Title X) within the Act (also known as the Impoundment Control Act of 1974), specifies that the President may request that Congress rescind appropriated funds. The timeline for approval by both the house and senate is 45 days.
  • The problem with CBO projections

    04/20/2018 7:32:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/20/2018 | Jack Hellner
    In January 2016, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) projected economic growth for 2018 to be 2.3% and for 2019 to be 1.9%   Now the office projects that GDP will expand by 3.3% in 2018 and 2.4% in 2019, and then it will slow down.  Why would anyone believe these people's long-term projections when they are frequently so far off on their short-term projections?  Why do the media report the numbers as if they were gospel when they are just guesses? The tax cuts for individuals and corporations are all still in effect until 2025, so why the massive slowdown after just one...
  • Fallout over tolls divides local, state leaders

    04/16/2018 11:04:32 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies
    The political tide has turned against toll roads in Texas, imperiling a Tomball interchange project and hamstringing frustrated local officials, while setting an ominous tone for projects to come. For years, state officials relied on tolls to tackle some of TexasÂ’ biggest traffic messes as a way to build without adding taxes. Since 2016, however, Gov. Greg Abbott and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick have taken hard-line stances against the mixing of Texas Department of Transportation money and toll revenues. Most Popular More men accuse former Texas judge, Baptist leader of sexual misconduct Breaking down 2018 Texas A&M football: Quarterback With...
  • In for a Penny, in for Impound (almost line-item veto)

    04/05/2018 1:33:21 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 24 replies
    WSJ ^ | Kimberley A. Strassel
    Plenty of Republicans remain bitter that their party passed that bloated $1.3 trillion omnibus—almost as bitter as President Trump, who felt pressured to sign it. But this fight doesn’t have to be over. Across Washington, principled conservatives are noodling with an idea that—if done right—could be a political winner. It’s a chance for Republicans to honor their promises of spending restraint and redeem themselves with a base turned off by the omnibus blowout. It’s an opening for the GOP to highlight the degree to which Democrats used the bill to hold the military hostage to their own domestic boondoggles. And...
  • Congress Curbs [Education Secretary] Devos's Agenda

    03/31/2018 11:01:03 AM PDT · by JeepersFreepers · 20 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | March 30, 2018 | Michelle Hackman
    Congress last week awarded the department a $2.6 billion boost when Mrs. DeVos had requested a $9 billion cut. She had sought to dismantle her agency’s central budget office, a move she said would create a leaner structure, and to cut the number of field offices in the civil-rights division to four from 12. The spending package included specific measures preventing her from doing so.Much of the additional funding for the department boosted initiatives undertaken by the Obama administration. None went to her signature request, a $1 billion program to expand school choice, though there was a slight increase in...
  • Ann Coulter: ‘In One Generation’ U.S. Will Be ‘South Africa,’ Trump ‘Betrayed’ Voters!

    03/26/2018 5:46:32 AM PDT · by RevelationDavid · 104 replies
    Ann Coulter: ‘In One Generation’ U.S. Will Be ‘South Africa,’ Trump ‘Betrayed’ Voters with ‘Paul Ryan Republicanism’ "“I can’t imagine how it could be any worse,” Coulter said. “There’s zero funding for the wall, and in fact, he’s prevented from putting up even one little inch from those prototypes. No, all he can do is build a little pedestrian fence. Nothing that he’s been looking at. None of the prototypes, totally banned.” More at link:
  • Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985

    03/25/2018 6:43:01 AM PDT · by CodeToad · 29 replies
    whitehouse.gov ^ | 23 March 2018 | President Trump
    Dear Mr. Speaker: (Dear Mr. President:) In accordance with section 7058(d) of division K of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018 (H.R. 1625; the “Act”), I hereby designate as an emergency requirement all funding so designated by the Congress in the Act pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985, for the accounts referenced in section 7058(d). The details of this action are set forth in the enclosed memorandum from the Director of the Office of Management and Budget. Sincerely, DONALD J. TRUMP
  • Rescission of Budget Items (1974 Statute)

    03/24/2018 5:47:01 PM PDT · by research99 · 26 replies
    Checking the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 (Public Law 93–344, 88 Stat. 297, 2 U.S.C. §§ 601–688) online: Part B, Section 1011-1012 and related (identified elsewhere as Title X) within the Act (also known as the Impoundment Control Act of 1974), specifies that the President may request that Congress rescind appropriated funds. The timeline for approval by both the house and senate is 45 days.
  • Did Trump Just Hint at Building the Border Wall Using the Military?

    03/24/2018 3:26:05 PM PDT · by zencycler · 296 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | 03/24/2018 | Ivan Pentchoukov
    President Donald Trump briefly threatened to veto a giant spending bill on Friday and then reluctantly signed it to keep the military funded. The lack of funding for a border wall with Mexico is likely one of the president’s biggest frustrations. Trump mentioned the wall when he threatened to veto the bill. The $1.3 trillion budget includes just $1.6 billion for wall construction along the southern border, far short of the $25 billion needed to accomplish Trump’s signature campaign promise. To make matters worse, the spending bill specifically prohibits Trump from building the kind of wall he wants. The president...
  • Text of a Letter from the President to the Speaker of the House...

    03/24/2018 1:38:46 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 84 replies
    Whitehouse.gov ^ | 23 MAR 18 | White House Staff
    Full Title: Text of a Letter from the President to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President of the Senate Budget & Spending Issued on: March 23, 2018 Dear Mr. Speaker: (Dear Mr. President:) In accordance with section 7058(d) of division K of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018 (H.R. 1625; the “Act”), I hereby designate as an emergency requirement all funding so designated by the Congress in the Act pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985, for the accounts referenced in section 7058(d). The details of this action are...