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What Is Vote-a-Rama? Watch Our Google+ Hangout at Noon ET Today

Posted By T. Elliot Gaiser On March 22, 2013 @ 6:23 am In Featured,Ongoing Priorities | Comments Disabled

Why does President Obama have time to release his final four picks for the NCAA basketball tournament, but can’t meet the federal budget deadline [1]?

For the past two weeks in Washington, Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) have squared off in a battle over the federal budget [2], each outlining a vastly different vision for America’s future. They’re just two of several budget plans offered in Congress this year. While Obama’s budget is missing, today the Senate is finally having a full-fledged budget debate for the first time in four years.

What does it all mean? Join us at noon ET today for our Google+ Hangout as we examine today’s vote-a-rama in the Senate and tackle other issues happening in Washington this week.

Our panel includes:

  • Rob Bluey, Digital Director, The Heritage Foundation (@RobertBluey [3])
  • Emily Goff, Research Associate, The Heritage Foundation
  • Gordon Gray, Director of Fiscal Policy, American Action Forum
  • Tabitha Hale, Managing Editor, Rare (@TabithaHale [4])
  • Ben Howe, Contributing Editor, RedState (@BenHowe [5])
  • Tony Katz, Host, Tony Katz Show, (@tonykatz [6])
  • Katherine Rosario, Communications Deputy, Heritage Action for America (@KathMaryRosario [7])

Heritage Action is tracking the Senate’s vote-a-rama [8] and offering the latest updates amendments. Meanwhile, here is additional Heritage research on the budget proposals offered in Congress this month:

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[1] can’t meet the federal budget deadline: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151493068294481&set=a.178433669480.115841.21375324480&type=1

[2] battle over the federal budget: http://www.heritage.org/research/commentary/2013/3/the-battle-of-the-budgets

[3] @RobertBluey: https://twitter.com/RobertBluey

[4] @TabithaHale: https://twitter.com/TabithaHale

[5] @BenHowe: https://twitter.com/BenHowe

[6] @tonykatz: https://twitter.com/tonykatz

[7] @KathMaryRosario: https://twitter.com/KathMaryRosario

[8] tracking the Senate’s vote-a-rama: http://heritageaction.com/2013/03/heritage-action-is-tracking-senates-vote-o-rama/

[9] The RSC Budget: A First Look: http://blog.heritage.org/2013/03/20/the-rsc-budget-a-first-look/

[10] A Stark Choice for America’s Budget: http://blog.heritage.org/2013/03/20/morning-bell-a-stark-choice-for-americas-budget/

[11] Senate Democrats Want Unnecessary $1.5 Trillion Tax Increase: http://blog.heritage.org/2013/03/14/senate-democrats-want-unnecessary-1-trillion-tax-increase/

[12] Senate Budget: Tax Increases Trade Economic Growth for Revenue: http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2013/03/senate-budget-tax-plan-murray-s-tax-increases-trade-economic-growth-for-revenue

[13] First Look at the 2014 Ryan Budget: http://blog.heritage.org/2013/03/12/first-look-at-ryan-budget-2014/

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