5 Things To Know About The Senate Minibus Package

June 18, 2014

The appropriations process continues on this month with the Senate debating S. 2438, a “minibus package” that would fund the departments of Transportation and Housing and Urban Development (THUD), Commerce, Science, Justice (CCJS), and Agriculture.

Congressional Recesses | Breaking It Down

February 20, 2014

The House and Senate are in recess this week to celebrate President’s Day. Most Americans may only get one day off, but Congress takes a whole week.

Did Lawmakers Earn Their Hourly Fee? | Money’s Worth

Money's Worth | January 20, 2014

The House and Senate last week gave their final approval to the fiscal year 2014 spending bill. The legislation included $1.182 billion for House operations next year and $859.3 million for the Senate. Both figures represent cuts from fiscal year 2013.

What Comes After The Final Vote On Budget Deal? | Spending Daily

News Roundup | December 18, 2013

Meanwhile, National Journal (subscription required) says senators plan to go back after today’s vote on the budget resolution and “tweak” some of its provisions. According to the Journal, agreement on the deal “has not stopped lawmakers from making preparations to tinker with it after it passes, most notably with a provision reducing military pensions.

Senate Looks To Pass A Budget Deal | Spending Daily

News Roundup | December 16, 2013

On Tuesday, the Senate is set to vote on a House budget resolution passed last week. The budget agreement calls for $62 billion in increased spending in the current and next fiscal year paired with revenue increases that kick in over the next decade.