CQ Budget

CQ Roll Call’s budget tracker David Lerman explains how lawmakers in Congress spend the nation’s money.

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Crunch time for Democratic agenda
CQ Roll Call's David Lerman and Peter Cohn examine the legislative options for what could be a chaotic and unpredictable July work session on Capitol Hill.
25 min
77
Military budget set to swell
Peter Cohn and John M. Donnelly discuss the fiscal 2023 Pentagon budget.
26 min
78
Defense spending battle lines
CQ Roll Call's David Lerman and Peter Cohn explain the new battle lines over defense spending that could stall appropriations.
24 min
79
Appropriations kickoff
CQ Roll Call's David Lerman and Paul M. Krawzak outline what lies ahead for appropriators and assess the latest effort to resurrect a "Build Back Better" reconciliation package.
21 min
80
UFO's in budget projections
CQ Roll Call's David Lerman and Peter Cohn analyze the latest fiscal and economic projections and explain what they might mean for future spending and tax policy.
25 min
81
Pandemic aid derailment
CQ Roll Call's David Lerman and Lindsey McPherson assess the prospects for any future aid attempt.
25 min
82
Senate fumble on Ukraine aid
CQ Roll Call's David Lerman and Peter Cohn explain the cause of the holdup a $40 billion Ukraine aid measure and what it may mean for pandemic-related funding bills waiting in the wings.
24 min
83
Aid package puzzle
CQ Roll Call's David Lerman and Lindsey McPherson discuss the latest twists and turns in assembling billions of dollars of supplemental funding.
23 min
84
Aid quandary for Congress
The tangle over supplemental funding and assess the prospects for fiscal 2023 appropriations, a downsized "Build Back Better" measure and more.
25 min
85
Unfinished fiscal agenda
CQ Roll Call's David Lerman and Paul M. Krawzak outline a jam-packed agenda after the April recess that includes pandemic aid, restaurant relief, a semiconductor manufacturing measure, fiscal 2023 appropriations, and possibly a resurrected "Build Back Better" package.
23 min
86
Pandemic aid package derailed
CQ Roll Call's David Lerman and Aidan Quigley examine how a bipartisan compromise came unglued and the prospects for salvaging the $10 billion aid package for COVID-19 vaccines and therapeutics.
16 min
87
Partisan fiscal clash resumes
CQ Roll Call's David Lerman and Peter Cohn outline the key elements of Joe Biden's budget.
21 min
88
What to expect in the Biden administration budget
CQ Roll Call's David Lerman and Paul M. Krawzak preview the major elements of a budget package that Congress will wrestle with in coming months.
17 min
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Tax breaks percolating
18 min
90
Omnibus spending deal done
CQ Roll Call's David Lerman and Lindsey McPherson discuss omnibus appropriations for the current fiscal year making it across the finish line this week.
23 min
91
Countdown to a spending deal
CQ Roll Call's David Lerman and Peter Cohn assess the state of spending negotiations and discuss a lower-profile bill offering a major expansion of veterans' health care benefits.
19 min
92
What's happening with infrastructure spending?
25 min
93
Two weeks and counting
15 min
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Budget priorities clash in coming months
18 min
95
Getting something done
17 min
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Movement on the appropriations process?
17 min
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New year’s outlook for reconciliation package a...
16 min
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Democrats look to new year to pass tax and spen...
20 min
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Senate clears procedural debt limit measure
20 min
100
So much to do, so little time
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