With the new Congress not set to take office until 2015, what will the “lame duck” Congress complete before the new year?
This week the House and Senate chambers are set to consider spending bills for fiscal year 2015 and to fund the government past September 30 this year.
It was reported today that some members of Congress will oppose any continuing resolution to fund the government that keeps in place the bipartisan agreed to spending levels in the Budget Control Act of 2011, essentially committing to shut down the government if spending isn’t increased.
Lenwood Brooks, policy director of Public Notice, joins Geri Willis on The Willis Report to discuss what we can expect out of Washington now that the government is finally reopened.
Hamel: Funding, Debt Ceiling Fight An “Embarrassment” That Distracts From Fiscal Reality, Public Opinion
The recent debate over funding the government and raising the debt ceiling represents a collective failure by our leaders in Washington and a national embarrassment on the world stage. While many members of Congress and the president were busy scoring political points and making outlandish promises, they put our economy at immediate risk, lost sight of fiscal dangers in the future and diminished America’s standing in the world.
Lenwood Brooks, executive director of Public Notice, joins The Cindy Graves Show to discuss the latest on the government shutdown.
The government shutdown is now in its third day. According to one estimate, the shutdown will result in $300 million in lost economic output per day. Which means if the shutdown lasts …
Lenwood Brooks, policy director of Public Notice, joins Ringside Politics with Jeff Crouere to discuss how the partial government shutdown is a result of Washington’s failure to compromise on a budget.
Lawmakers have until 11:59 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 30 to pass a continuing resolution for fiscal year 2014 or the government will shut down. Well, the government would kind of shut down. Here are the five things you need to know about what would happen if lawmakers don’t agree on a CR.
Two years ago, Washington came together to reach a historic bipartisan compromise to reduce out-of-control federal spending, otherwise known as the Budget Control Act. Now, as another fiscal fight over the continuing resolution awaits lawmakers this fall, will they be able to come together once more and keep their commitment to the American public – or is Washington headed for another shutdown showdown?