CQ Budget

CQ Roll Call’s Jennifer Shutt and budget tracker David Lerman explain how lawmakers in Congress spend the nation’s money.

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Democrats go big with new spending proposal
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Spending season begins with uncertainty
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Appropriators prepare for abortion funding fight
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Looking ahead at a busy appropriations season
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Infrastructure week, again
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Budget season preview
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Biden goes even bigger on spending
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Senate Republicans push for $568 billion counte...
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Democrats torn over strategy for passing $2T in...
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Boosting domestic spending
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Why a $2 trillion infrastructure plan is a heav...
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White House set to unveil budget framework
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The return of earmarks in Congress
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House to vote on Senate-amended coronavirus bill
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Senate to take up $1.9 trillion aid bill
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Tanden in hot water over confirmation
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Teeing up COVID-19 relief package for debate ne...
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House Democrats tinker with $1.9 trillion COVID...
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Can the $618 billion GOP relief plan push the n...
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Biden weighs strategy for COVID-19 relief
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The Biden administration goes big on COVID-19 r...
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How does budget reconciliation work?
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New House rules loosen fiscal restraints
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Congress clears omnibus spending package with c...
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Will COVID-19 aid be contained in the governmen...
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Bumps in the road for $908 billion bipartisan C...
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Nominee for White House OMB, Neera Tanden, come...
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Democrats eager to revive earmarks
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COVID-19 relief and omnibus spending bill face ...
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How the transition of power may affect spending
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How will a strong showing from Republicans this...
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How the election may impact the spending process
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Pre-election deadline looms for coronavirus aid...
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Republicans and Trump at odds over coronavirus ...
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Could we see the return of earmarks?
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Democrats release new COVID-19 relief bill
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House Democrats draft stopgap funding bill with...
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Lawmakers navigate politics in tackling a stopg...
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Debt levels set to break records
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Trump forced through some COVID-19 relief. Now ...
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COVID-19 relief talks progress slowly
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Senate Republicans release their COVID-19 relie...
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COVID-19 aid negotiations ramp up
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What’s in the Labor-HHS-Education bill for fisc...
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Confederate statues, COVID-19, nuclear testing ...
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COVID-19’s impact on Social Security and Medica...
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Breakdown in the Senate appropriations process
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Appropriators face busy summer following COVID-...
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Surprising jobs report could slow next coronavi...
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Disparity between police and fire departments o...
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The cost of battling multiple disasters
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The House passed a $3 trillion aid package. Now...
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House Democrats set the bar for the next corona...
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A long road ahead for the next coronavirus reli...
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The US may be heading into one of the worst rec...
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Congress reaches agreement for a fourth relief ...
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Congress struggles to find a solution for small...
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Congressional leaders lay down markers for four...
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What happens to the appropriations process now?
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Coronavirus emergency funding is just getting s...
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Union pension funds trigger congressional rescu...
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Candidates already jockeying to lead House Appr...
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Military weapons funding takes hit for border wall
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Top takeaways from Trump's latest budget proposal
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Infrastructure week is back again
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The most wonderful time of the year: budget for...
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Congress faces narrow spending increase as VA h...
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Previewing the appropriations process in 2020
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Talking Taxes 2020
CQ Budget, Ep. 138
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Year-end spending deal avoids government shutdown
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Lawmakers appear eager to reach year-end spendi...
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The outlook for a year-end tax bill
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Congress barreling toward agreement on stopgap ...
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Senate budget writers offer up a revamped budge...
CQ Budget, Ep. 133
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Congress struggles to agree on funding as Novem...
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Budget deficit nears the $1 trillion mark
CQ Budget, Ep. 131
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Bipartisan cooperation put to the test in Senate
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Power struggle over the House Appropriations Co...
CQ Budget, Ep. 129
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Averting a government shutdown
The Senate takes up a stopgap funding measure to avoid a government shutdown next month. But the continuing resolution does a lot more than just extend current funding.
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Why partisan spending allocations spell trouble...
After months of delay, Senate appropriators finally got to work on their spending bills for the new fiscal year, which begins in just two weeks. But it was a slower start than lawmakers had hoped for, and unlike last year’s effort, it was deeply...
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Can Congress avoid a shutdown?
Congress is finally back in town after a long summer recess and the race is on to avoid a government shutdown before the new fiscal year begins Oct. 1. Not one of the 12 annual spending bills needed to fund the government has cleared the Senate yet...
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Friction over diverted disaster aid ahead of Hu...
Even though Congress is still in a prolonged summer recess, spending battles between the White House and Congress have only been multiplying. The Trump administration plans to divert money from disaster relief and other programs to fund more...
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Tax cuts: Four flips in four days.
With worries about a possible recession in the near future, the Trump administration has thrown around the idea of implementing new tax cuts to help stimulate the economy, only to flip flop on the idea multiple times later on. Specifically, the...
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ICYMI: The Democrats' tax package explained
House Democrats are pushing new changes to the tax code aimed at helping low income individuals and families, with some lawmakers calling for an increase to the corporate tax rate. In this episode, CQ Roll Call's Doug Sword explains who stands to gain...
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CQ Roll Call Analysis: Lower spending, deficits...
CQ Roll Call's Budget Editor Peter Cohn combed through the numbers since Congress passed the Budget Control Act of 2011 and found something remarkable: the spending caps produced some results but most of the savings were because of factors out of...
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Two tax battles await Congress in September
Senate Democrats are preparing to fight the Trump administration over a $10,000 limit on deductions for state and local taxes, says CQ Roll Call's budget and tax editor Peter Cohn. And some conservatives are pressing the White House to bypass Congress...
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What the two-year budget deal means for federal...
With a new budget deal about to become law, CQ Roll Call senior budget reporter Paul M. Krawzak explains how raising the debt limit and raising the spending levels will shape government budget decisions this fall and the year to come. With...
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Budget, debt limit deal nears completion, and r...
Congress is racing to complete work on some big-ticket items before adjourning for the August recess. CQ Roll Call's budget and appropriations reporter Kellie Mejdrich reports on a deal in the works to extend the debt limit and set spending...
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Debt limit talks pick up pace and tax credit bo...
With new warnings that the U.S. could run out of money to meet its obligations, Congress and the Trump administration are racing to raise the debt limit before lawmakers head home for August, says CQ Roll Call’s appropriations reporter Jennifer...
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Why there's no Senate spending plan as deadline...
With only 25 days left with both the House and Senate in session before the new fiscal year begins, the Senate has yet to draft any of its 12 spending bills and has no plan in place to pass them. The result is likely another short-term stopgap funding...
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Financial Services bill loaded with hot-button ...
House Democrats passed the Financial Services spending bill that includes some controversial provisions, says CQ Roll Call's banking reporter Jim Saksa. Those include blocking money for a border wall, increasing funding to enforce sanctions on Iran,...
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The Democrats' tax package explained
House Democrats are pushing new changes to the tax code aimed at helping low income individuals and families, with some lawmakers calling for an increase to the corporate tax rate. In this episode, CQ Roll Call's Doug Sword explains who stands to gain...
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The politics behind spending limit negotiations
As White House and congressional leaders prepare for another meeting this week to get a bipartisan spending caps deal, CQ Roll Call's Paul M. Krawzak unpacks the political sticking points, the pros and cons of a one-year or two-year agreement, and...
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Democrats' Spending Bill Strategy
House Democrats are packaging spending bills with the aim of completing all 12 by the end of the month, a goal that is likely to generate a lot of policy debates and amendments, explains Jennifer Shutt in this episode of the CQ Budget podcast....
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Ex CBO director knocks GOP on Obamacare and Con...
In an usually candid interview with CQ Roll Call's budget reporter Paul Krawzak, the ex Congressional Budget Office director Keith Hall said the often secretive process the Republicans followed defeated their effort to repeal Obamacare in 2017....
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House to consider disaster aid again after GOP ...
House lawmakers on Tuesday again will try to clear a $19.1 billion disaster aid package via unanimous consent after Republican Rep. Chip Roy of Texas blocked it Friday for a variety of reasons; delaying much needed funds for states still recovering...
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Taliban money and fighter jets at issue in Pe...
House appropriators this week will take up the biggest of the 12 annual spending bills, the $690 billion Pentagon measure that includes some prickly issues such as funding for Taliban expenses for peace talks with the U.S. and money to give the...
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Stalemate over disaster aid frustrates states
Lawmakers are struggling to find agreement on an aid package to help states recover from natural disasters, says CQ Roll Call's budget and appropriations reporter Kellie Mejdrich. She lays out the issues preventing Congress from passing a disaster aid...
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Why Trump, Chuck and Nancy face huge hurdles in...
CQ budget and appropriations editor Peter Cohn games out the prospects of the ambitious $2 trillion infrastructure spending package touted by President Trump, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer. And we...
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Appropriations Season Begins and the Future of ...
The writing of fiscal 2020 spending bills begins with the biggest nondefense measure, Labor-HHS-Education. CQ's health care reporter Andrew Siddons previews the bill and the partisan fights it triggers, including on gun violence research. And CQ's tax...
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