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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

Tell Congress to Use Their Power: No National Emergency at the Border

Lindsay Koshgarian |

The president will declare a national emergency in order to commandeer federal funds to build his wall, according to reports today.

Deja vu: Four Days Until Shutdown

Lindsay Koshgarian |

It's deja vu all over again.

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Recent Publications

Nine Things To Buy Instead of a Border Wall - Graphics

Ashik Siddique

We're in the longest government shutdown in American history, all because of a political standoff over the border. What could we buy with $5 billion instead of a border wall?

Tax Day 2018

Lindsay Koshgarian

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

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