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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.

Why We Have A Budget

February 13, 2012

The airwaves are full of talk about the federal budget. Why all the hype? To the average onlooker, the federal budget process may be confusing. We attempt to explain.

How will government be funded beyond Nov. 18?

October 20, 2011

With Congress once again budgeting with band-aids, we’ll face another funding discussion and threat of a shutdown as the last day of the current CR quickly approaches.