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    Why We Need to Reform the Budget Process

    In a new paper, “Why Congress Needs a New Budget Process,” Heritage’s Patrick Louis Knudsen documents the historical breakdown of the budget process and exposes the fundamental flaws in the process itself. These flaws, he notes, call for a new process that not only compels lawmakers to produce timely and … More

    Senate Deal Fixes Nothing

    The Senate announced a deal today to protect the status quo in Washington. As pundits debate the political winners or losers of this deal, one thing is awfully clear: The American people are once again on the losing end. The Wall Street Journal reports: Senate leaders on Wednesday struck an … More

    House Votes to Delay Obamacare, Repeal Medical Device Tax

    Shortly after midnight, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to repeal Obamacare’s tax on medical devices and delay the unpopular law’s implementation by one year. The two amendments to the Senate-passed continuing resolution would fund the federal government through December 15. The measure returns to the Senate, with the fate … More

    Obama Debt Limit Proposal: We Spend More, You Pay More

    During remarks given after the passage of the Senate continuing resolution today, President Obama stressed once again his unwillingness to work with Republicans to find spending cuts before increasing the debt ceiling, while suggesting that he was otherwise eager to find a solution to America’s fiscal future. The President stated: … More

    What’s Next for Obamacare: Harry Reid’s Procedural Attacks

    “If you let me write the procedure and I let you write the substance, I’ll [beat] you every time.” Representative John Dingell (D-MI), the longest serving member in the history of Congress, understands that congressional procedure dictates policy. It is important for opponents of Obamacare to understand Senate Majority Leader … More

    Conservatives in Congress: We Hear You on Obamacare

    Video streaming by Ustream Republicans in Congress are determined to show a unified front this week, with many conservatives in the House arguing they are finally working together to defund Obamacare. “I don’t think we’ve ever been this unified,” Representative Raúl Labrador (R-ID) said of his party at Thursday’s Conversations … More

    GUEST POST: Fund the Government; Defund Obamacare

    Yesterday, conservatives in the House and Senate demonstrated unity in message, thought, and drive in our fight to finally defund Obamacare through the continuing resolution. I ran for Congress to help lead the fight to defund, delay, and dismantle the train wreck that is Obamacare, and from my first day … More

    How to Cut $42 Billion in Spending in the FY 2014 Continuing Resolution

    Congress is in the midst of debating spending levels in a fiscal year (FY) 2014 continuing resolution. It’s no surprise that the two chambers disagree over how much to spend and funding for the President’s damaging health care law. The Senate proposes to spend $1.058 trillion, dismissing the spending caps … More

    Exclusive Interview: Ted Cruz on How to Win the Defund Obamacare Debate

    Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) believes the most important battle facing this Congress is defunding Obamacare. He visited Heritage this week to send a message to the grassroots: Conservatives cannot win this battle without the tremendous support from Americans who oppose President Obama’s health-care law. “The only way we win this … More

    Why Is Washington Talking About a Government Shutdown?

    Is it that time again already?? It’s not even August, and Members of Congress are starting to buzz about the upcoming budget and debt ceiling fight—which likely won’t happen until later this fall. But the posturing has begun, and the media are happy to oblige. The thing is, a government … More