CQ Budget

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

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Democrats unite
CQ Roll Call's David Lerman and Peter Cohn outline the changes that led to a revised version of the health, climate and tax package.
27 min
2
Joe Manchin's 180
CQ Roll Call's David Lerman, Lindsey McPherson and Laura Weiss examine a surprise change of heart from Joe Manchin, putting a revamped "Build Back Better" plan back on the table.
32 min
3
Microchips and drug pricing
CQ Roll Call's David Lerman, Aidan Quigley and Lauren Clason
26 min
4
`Build Back Better' unravels
Sen. Joe Manchin III no longer supporting climate provisions or higher taxes as part of any budget reconciliation package.
27 min
5
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
6
Military budget set to swell
Peter Cohn and John M. Donnelly discuss the fiscal 2023 Pentagon budget.
26 min
7
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
8
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
9
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
10
Pandemic aid derailment
CQ Roll Call's David Lerman and Lindsey McPherson assess the prospects for any future aid attempt.
25 min
11
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
12
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
13
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
14
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
15
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
16
Partisan fiscal clash resumes
CQ Roll Call's David Lerman and Peter Cohn outline the key elements of Joe Biden's budget.
21 min
17
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
18
Tax breaks percolating
18 min
19
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
20
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
21
What's happening with infrastructure spending?
25 min
22
Two weeks and counting
15 min
23
Budget priorities clash in coming months
18 min
24
Getting something done
17 min
25
Movement on the appropriations process?
17 min
26
New year’s outlook for reconciliation package a...
16 min
27
Democrats look to new year to pass tax and spen...
20 min
28
Senate clears procedural debt limit measure
20 min
29
So much to do, so little time
25 min
30
At last, House passes massive reconciliation pa...
14 min
31
Will the reconciliation bill pass soon?
20 min
32
Reconciliation at risk
18 min
33
The skinny on the stripped down reconciliation ...
20 min
34
What's the meaning of compromise?
18 min
35
What’s next for the reconciliation bill?
17 min
36
Debt limit crisis averted, for now
20 min
37
President Biden's domestic agenda at stake
18 min
38
Stopgap funding faces uncertainty in the Senate
18 min
39
Where things stand on reconciliation
19 min
40
Uncertainty surrounds budget resolution for as ...
18 min
41
Playing chicken with the debt limit
19 min
42
Senate infrastructure deal secured
18 min
43
First appropriations bills head to House floor
19 min
44
Budget reconciliation package outline set at $3...
20 min
45
What awaits Congress before summer recess
20 min
46
Bipartisan infrastructure plan reached
16 min
47
Democrats go big with new spending proposal
17 min
48
Spending season begins with uncertainty
18 min
49
Appropriators prepare for abortion funding fight
14 min
50
Looking ahead at a busy appropriations season
20 min
51
Infrastructure week, again
15 min
52
Budget season preview
22 min
53
Biden goes even bigger on spending
18 min
54
Senate Republicans push for $568 billion counte...
17 min
55
Democrats torn over strategy for passing $2T in...
17 min
56
Boosting domestic spending
15 min
57
Why a $2 trillion infrastructure plan is a heav...
17 min
58
White House set to unveil budget framework
17 min
59
The return of earmarks in Congress
17 min
60
House to vote on Senate-amended coronavirus bill
16 min
61
Senate to take up $1.9 trillion aid bill
17 min
62
Tanden in hot water over confirmation
16 min
63
Teeing up COVID-19 relief package for debate ne...
18 min
64
House Democrats tinker with $1.9 trillion COVID...
16 min
65
Can the $618 billion GOP relief plan push the n...
17 min
66
Biden weighs strategy for COVID-19 relief
17 min
67
The Biden administration goes big on COVID-19 r...
13 min
68
How does budget reconciliation work?
17 min
69
New House rules loosen fiscal restraints
14 min
70
Congress clears omnibus spending package with c...
18 min
71
Will COVID-19 aid be contained in the governmen...
15 min
72
Bumps in the road for $908 billion bipartisan C...
14 min
73
Nominee for White House OMB, Neera Tanden, come...
14 min
74
Democrats eager to revive earmarks
19 min
75
COVID-19 relief and omnibus spending bill face ...
17 min
76
How the transition of power may affect spending
17 min
77
How will a strong showing from Republicans this...
15 min
78
How the election may impact the spending process
17 min
79
Pre-election deadline looms for coronavirus aid...
14 min
80
Republicans and Trump at odds over coronavirus ...
16 min
81
Could we see the return of earmarks?
18 min
82
Democrats release new COVID-19 relief bill
17 min
83
House Democrats draft stopgap funding bill with...
15 min
84
Lawmakers navigate politics in tackling a stopg...
19 min
85
Debt levels set to break records
15 min
86
Trump forced through some COVID-19 relief. Now ...
14 min
87
COVID-19 relief talks progress slowly
18 min
88
Senate Republicans release their COVID-19 relie...
16 min
89
COVID-19 aid negotiations ramp up
16 min
90
What’s in the Labor-HHS-Education bill for fisc...
15 min
91
Confederate statues, COVID-19, nuclear testing ...
18 min
92
COVID-19’s impact on Social Security and Medica...
15 min
93
Breakdown in the Senate appropriations process
14 min
94
Appropriators face busy summer following COVID-...
14 min
95
Surprising jobs report could slow next coronavi...
12 min
96
Disparity between police and fire departments o...
9 min
97
The cost of battling multiple disasters
13 min
98
The House passed a $3 trillion aid package. Now...
11 min
99
House Democrats set the bar for the next corona...
12 min
100
A long road ahead for the next coronavirus reli...
16 min