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Federal Budget Process

In recent years the president has submitted his budget late, the House and Senate have passed only a few – if any – of the 12 appropriations bills, and Congress has relied on continuing resolutions and omnibus spending bills to keep the government going.

Blog Posts

Nine Things to Buy with $5 Billion Instead of a Border Wall

Lindsay Koshgarian |

President Trump has said that he will veto any bill that doesn’t give him the $5 billion he has demanded for his border wall.

Bipartisan Commission Wants Pentagon Budget Increase to Nearly $1 Trillion by 2024

Ashik Siddique |

A national security commission calls for annual increases of 3-5% in the Department of Defense budget—that could result in military spending of $972 trillion in 2024. But the Pentagon just failed its first-ever audit. If you don’t know where $700 billion is going, why would you know where $1 trillion is going?

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Recent Publications

Tax Day 2018

Lindsay Koshgarian

Tax Day is April 17, 2017. Want to know what your taxes pay for, and who pays what?

Tax Day 2017

Lindsay Koshgarian

Want to know what your taxes pay for, and who pays what?

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