Omnibus Spending Bill | Twitter Trends

January 16, 2014

Late Monday night, House and Senate negotiators released a 1,582-page omnibus spending bill that would fund the government through fiscal year 2014. On Wednesday, the House voted to pass the plan and sent it to the Senate which has yet to vote on it.

The FY 2014 Omnibus Spending Bill

January 15, 2014

Today, the House will vote on an omnibus spending bill for fiscal year 2014. The bill will set the budget for all 12 appropriations bills that are usually passed throughout the year.

The Omnibus Spending Bill | 5 Things To Know

January 8, 2014

Congressional appropriators are currently packaging the 12 fiscal year 2014 appropriations bills into one large omnibus spending bill. Yesterday we outlined what readers needed to know about this process and what’s likely to be in this year’s “omni.” In today’s “5 Things” we look back at what’s been in past bills.

Omnibus As Amoeba | Spending Daily

News Roundup | January 8, 2014

Amoeba: “Any protozoan … able to change shape because of the movements of cell processes. They live in fresh water or soil or as parasites in man and animals.” In discussing the difficulty of negotiating the fiscal year 2014 omnibus spending bill, Senate Appropriations Chair Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) called the legislation an “amoeba.”

Fiscal Year 2014 Appropriations

By Mike Decker | July 29, 2013

By the end of each fiscal year (Sept. 30), the U.S. Congress is required to pass spending bills for the next fiscal year. If it fails, Congress must either pass a continuing resolution or the federal government will shut down

The Top 5 Things to Know about The Appropriations Process

June 12, 2013

Last week the U.S. House kicked off the annual appropriations process by passing the first spending bills for fiscal year 2014. What is this process, why is important, and how long will it take? We answer these questions and more in “5 Things to Know about the Appropriations Process …”

The Budget Battle Ahead

April 24, 2012

Motivation. It is what pushes us to excel in our endeavors. On Capitol Hill though, motivations take on a different meaning. Motivation can cause members to push bills through Congress, to make tough choices for thebetterment of the country, or – as is the case today – do nothing.

No Budget, Just Spending

April 18, 2012

April 15 has come and gone. And with it, another missed deadline by Congress to complete action on the federal budget. Did you know by failing to complete a budget by April 15, Congress isn’t following the law?

The Budget Process

February 13, 2012

Before the government’s next fiscal year begins (runs from October 1, 2012 – until September 30, 2013), Congress and the President must fund some of government’s spending. The federal budget process has been muddied and been made confusing, so let’s examine exactly how it works.