CBO Budget and Economic Outlook for 2014-2024

February 4, 2014

This morning the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its updated budget outlook for fiscal years 2014-2024. This report includes new projections on the country’s deficits as well as updated estimates of the effects of the president’s new healthcare law.

Pay No Attention To Deficits Disorder

January 31, 2014

Ignoring the key drivers of our debt won’t make it go away, especially not anytime soon. We still have a long way to go to secure our nation’s fiscal future.

The 2014 Farm Bill

January 29, 2014

After a long battle, the farm bill conference report was released Monday and passed in the House on Wednesday by a vote of 251-166. The farm bill conference committee began negotiations in October 2013 after the House and Senate passed two separate and conflicting versions of a farm bill.

By The Numbers Breakdown: January Edition

January 17, 2014

The numbers say it all: Washington has spent its way into a fiscal crisis. This unsustainable habit will have consquences on future generations unless Congress can work together and enact lasting change.

Omnibus Moves To The Senate | Spending Daily

News Roundup | January 16, 2014

The House yesterday easily passed the fiscal year 2014 omnibus spending bill. The vote was 359 to 67 and, as predicted, it happened less than 48 hours after House and Senate appropriators released the contents of the bill.

2014 Omnibus Spending Bill | Breaking It Down

January 9, 2014

As we noted Tuesday, the fiscal year 2014 omnibus spending bill, which appropriators are still negotiating, will allot $1.012 trillion for discretionary spending this fiscal year. In today’s “Breaking It Down” we look more closely at that number.