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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
12:56 p.m.
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Commerce-Justice-Science Request

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...


The Editors
May 14
11:30 a.m.
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Budget

Interactive

Legislative Branch Gets Small Appropriations Bump in the House

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Despite a widespread distaste for government among House Republicans, GOP appropriators intend to spare much of Capitol Hill’s operations from the deep cuts facing other domestic programs. The fiscal 2014 legislative branch appropriations bill, which a House subcommittee approved by voice vote this morning, provides funding for Congressional operations as well as the Capital Police, Library of Congress, Congressional Budget Office and Government Accountability Office, among other programs. read more...


The Editors
July 9, 2013
11:06 a.m.
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House Appropriators Boost Defense Programs

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On May 21, the House approved allocations, known as 302(b)s, for fiscal 2014 appropriations. The table above compares the allocation for each bill to current spending (both before and after the sequester) and to the president’s 2014 budget. read more...


The Editors
May 22, 2013
10:26 a.m.
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Funding the Rest of Fiscal 2013

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The continuing resolution currently funding the federal government is set to expire near the end of this month, and now both chambers have offered up plans for extending budget authority through the end of this fiscal year. read more...


The Editors
March 12, 2013
4:27 p.m.
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Budget

President’s Request for Sandy Relief

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Last week, President Barack Obama asked Congress for $60.4 billion in emergency assistance for communities affected by superstorm Sandy. The request includes appropriations for dozens of specific accounts in 19 departments and agencies, which are covered by ten of the twelve appropriations subcommittees. read more...


Election Year Appropriations Slipping

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Even during election years, it used to be commonplace for Congress to finish its work on appropriations, if not before the Sept. 30 deadline than at least before the new Congress assumed power in January. In two out the three last election cycles, however, the majority of annual spending bills were never completed, and scores of federal agencies were left operating through continuing resolutions for the entire budget year. read more...


The Editors
Oct. 26, 2012
6:42 p.m.
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Politics & Elections

Status of Fiscal 2013 Appropriations

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The House Appropriations Committee has approved up 11 of the 12 regular spending bills for next fiscal year, and is likely to mark up the last sometime next week. The Senate has marked up 7 of the 12 bills in committee but has not yet brought one to the floor. By clicking on an individual bill, you can compare spending levels from the current fiscal year and the president’s request to what the House and Senate have proposed for fiscal 2013. read more...


Sarah Vanderbilt
July 20, 2012
11:10 a.m.
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Sequester Looms Over Budget Debate

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The graph shows new discretionary budget authority (appropriations) for the entire federal government and for defense programs, historically and as limited by the 2011 debt limit law. With the sequester set to take effect in January, lawmakers are talking about delaying these additional cuts or replacing them with savings they find more palatable. read more...


Sarah Vanderbilt
May 23, 2012
11:34 a.m.
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Budget

Defense

Spending Bills are Rarely on Time

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As the chart above shows, Congress has missed the statutory Sept. 30 appropriations deadline for more than a decade, instead relying on continuing resolutions to keep the government from shutting down until the final bills are enacted. read more...


The Editors
April 30, 2012
11:45 a.m.
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