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Commerce-Justice-Science Request

The Editors
May 14, 11:30 am
Appropriations, Budget, Interactive
Justice Department Request FY15

These graphs break down the requested budget authority for the Department of Commerce, Department of Justice, and science programs in the president’s fiscal 2015 budget. “Other” in the Justice Department graph is the U.S. Parole Commission ($13.3 million) “Other” in the science programs graph is National Science Foundation – Other ($18.8 million), and the Office … read more...

CBO Releases New Budget Outlook


The Editors
January 26, 2015


Split Senate Delegations’ Varying Levels of Agreement

Split Senators

Alaska Senator Mark Begich, a Democrat, is in a tough race for reelection this year, and advertising how well he works with popular fellow Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski, a Republican. There are 17 states with split Senate delegations — represented by one Republican and one Democrat or Democrat-aligned Independent. We looked at all Senate floor … read more...

House Allocations Approved

House 302(b)s

On May 8, the House of Representatives approved their fiscal 2015 allocations within which appropriations subcommittees will work to fund their respective parts of the government. read more...

The Editors
May 19, 2014


Obama Judges Advance Ahead of Pace

Judicial Confirmations as of May 9 (2009-2014)

In the wake of Senate rules changes that lowers the cloture threshold to a simple majority, the pace of judicial confirmations this year is substantially ahead of that of prior years. The above graph looks at the number of confirmations through today’s date for each year of the Obama presidency. read more...

The Editors
May 9, 2014
Congressional Affairs

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