JSC proposals for budget system reform

Bipartisan reform of the "broken" congressional budget system sounded like a nice idea, but the JSC proposals wouldn't deliver any real benefits. Better to leave things as they are. Read More...

Suggested goals for the "lame duck" session

SAFE to DC: Between now and 12/31, please focus on budget process reform, FY 2019 appropriation bills, approval of USMCA, and disclosure of how/why the Trump campaign investigation was started.
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Midterm issues: deficits and debt (E-43)

What to hope for this fall: acknowledgement that the fiscal problem is serious and advocacy of credible solutions versus the usual finger pointing. Read More...

Reviewing the government's budget process

The Joint Select Committee on Budge and Appropriations Process Reform is a representative sample of participants in the congressional budget process; expect some fine-tuning of the current rules but no more. Read More...

Soaring deficits hard to square with fiscal responsibility

With its conservative credentials in tatters, the GOP should insist on completing the FY 2019 budget process in a businesslike manner before the Oct. 1 deadline. Read More...

DC braces for another legislative deadline

The use of “must-pass” bills to sneak through somewhat controversial legislation is perverting the congressional legislative process; it doesn’t have to be that way. Read More...
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