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Daily News Brief for November 20, 2015

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Budgeting, Wooing, and Taxing

Today on the Hill. The House and the Senate will go to conference over the multi-year highway bill. The House Budget Committee holds a hearing on the biennial budget process. Witnesses include Representative Reid Ribble (R) of Wisconsin,...Show More Summary

Sen. Perdue: Budget Deal Is A Surrender

U.S. Sen. David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Budget Committee, issued a statement today in regards to the “the backroom deal Congressional leaders made with President Obama to abandon the Republican budget plan, suspend the debt ceiling, and use budget gimmicks to spend more taxpayer money”: “This bad backroom deal puts unsustainable spending […]

Ag Lawmakers Oppose Crop Insurance Cuts

While many are praising a budget deal that averts a government shutdown and the prospect of one until after next year’s elections, the deal isn’t being welcomed by many agricultural state lawmakers. Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman...Show More Summary

Agri-Pulse Open Mic with Sen. Kent Conrad

Agri-Pulse Open Mic this week features Sen. Kent Conrad. As a former Chair of the Senate Budget Committee the North Dakota Democrat is well versed on the country’s challenging fiscal policy. In this week’s interview Senator Conrad discusses...Show More Summary

An Accounting Trick Is the Basis of the Phony U.S. Debt Crisis

2 months agoNews : Truthdig

    Sen. Mike Enzi. (AMSF2011 / CC BY 2.0) Senate Budget Committee Chairman Mike Enzi’s claim that “rapidly growing public sector debt threatens America’s economic future” is based on an accounting trick rigged by Congressional austerity...Show More Summary

ROLL CALL: Senate Economist Warns Debt Limit Fight Could Raise Interest Rates. The White House p…

ROLL CALL: Senate Economist Warns Debt Limit Fight Could Raise Interest Rates. The White House push for a debt limit hike got some ammunition Friday from the chief economist for the Senate Budget Committee, who warned failure to increase the limit soon could cause interest rates to rise on newly issued federal debt. In a […]

BUDGET GURU: The odds of a government shutdown have now surged to 75%

The odds of a federal-government shutdown later this month have climbed to 75%, according to an expert on the federal budget. Stan Collender, who has worked on both the House and Senate Budget Committees, now estimates a three-in-four chance the government shuts down at the end of the month — up from 67% last week. Show More Summary

Budget guru: The odds of a government shutdown just surged

The odds of a federal-government shutdown this fall climbed significantly in the past week, according to a top expert on the federal budget. Stan Collender, who has worked on both the House and Senate Budget Committees, now puts the odds of a shutdown at 60% — up from 40% last week. Show More Summary

Big Budget Fail: Congress Is Seriously Screwing Up Reconciliation

The fiscal 2016 budget resolution Congress adopted earlier this year included what’s known in the federal budget biz as “reconciliation instructions” (see sections 2001 and 2002), that is, directives to House and Senate committees to recommend policy changes that will reduce the deficit. The committees’ recommendations are supposed to be [...]

"In a sudden reversal amid a stinging backlash, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and GOP legislative leaders said they agreed Saturday to completely remove a part of the proposed state budget that would severely roll back open records laws."

"Walker announced the decision in a joint statement Saturday with Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald, Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, and the co-chairs of the joint budget committee. They said that they're committed to open and accountable...Show More Summary

The Senate Appropriations Committee’s FY 2016 CJS Bill

Congress has made good progress so far this year in moving the annual appropriations bills that fund the government. However, a looming budget battle over the sequestration and budget caps threaten to sideline progress until Congress and the White House reach agreement. Here’s the current situation.

CBO: Repealing ObamaCare would make the deficit soar

Mike Enzi, chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, had a few important questions that he thought he wanted answered: If Congress repealed ObamaCare, how much money could the federal government save? What would be the...

Read It: Special Legislative Committee Issues Report On Disputed PERS Budget

The 2015 legislative session ended on an embarrassing, and potentially dangerous, note. They didn’t complete a budget for one of the state’s department. Specifically, the Public Employees Retirement System. The House and Senate were at odds over the decision by the PERS board to switch the state’s health insurance policy – the one covering all...

California lawmakers block effort to make child death records secret

A state Senate budget committee on Thursday blocked an effort to gut key provisions of a groundbreaking 2008 law that requires child protection services to release case records after a child dies from abuse or neglect.

New CBO Director to Make Transparency a Focus for Dynamic Analysis

In his first testimony as director of the Congressional Budget Office, Keith Hall told the Senate Budget Committee that he plans to be transparent as the agency incorporates more dynamic analysis. “We’re going to open ourselves up to...Show More Summary

Agri-Pulse Open Mic with Debbie Stabenow

Agri-Pulse Open Mic this week features the Ranking Member on the Senate Agriculture Committee, Sen. Debbie Stabenow. The Michigan Democrat says she’s concerned about the budget process and is ready to defend the agriculture policy she and others worked so hard to approve. Show More Summary

Senate, Along Party Lines, Passes Cost-Cutting Budget Blueprint

7 months agoNews : NYTimes: News

Committee leaders in both parties were already calling for new negotiations on a more bipartisan approach.

How the House is Revving Up Nuclear Momentum

In talking about the budget for the Department of Energy and particularly its Office of Nuclear Energy, we often zero in, logically enough, on the Appropriations Committees in the House and Senate. These are the committees that will ultimately determine what the budget will be. Show More Summary

Not So Fast, No, No, and… No.

Alabama’s Senate Budget Committee taps the brakes on a state flat tax plan. The panel delayed a vote on a bill that would cut the state’s personal income tax rate to 2.75 percent from 5 percent, and lower the corporate income tax rate to 4.59 percent from 6.5 percent. The bill would also eliminate certain […] The post Not So Fast, No, No, and… No. appeared first on TaxVox.

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